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Covid survivors with symptoms weeks after have 'micro blood clots'

Is this what’s behind long Covid? Sufferers have ‘micro blood clots’ that may stop oxygen flowing around the body properly ‘Long haulers’ have a large amount of inflammatory molecules trapped in blood These blockages have the potential to disrupt body’s ability to distribute oxygen It could explain long Covid’s most…

AI model enhances histologic grading of breast cancer

(HealthDay)—A novel deep learning model (DeepGrade [DG]) improves prognostic stratification for Nottingham histologic grade 2 (NHG 2) breast tumors, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in the Annals of Oncology. Yinxi Wang, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues developed and validated a novel histological grade model…

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Aubrea Baker displays her wedding photo as she and her 7-month-old daughter Haylen visit one of her late husband’s favorite fishing spots in Burlington, Kan. It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen…

U.S. nursing home deaths rise as Delta spreads

(HealthDay News)—There has been a significant increase in COVID-related deaths in nursing homes as the highly contagious Delta spreads across the country, a new analysis shows. “While the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths happened outside of nursing homes in July and August, the high rate of increase within nursing homes…

Do Oral Corticosteroids Drive Fracture Risk in Atopic Eczema?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral corticosteroids do not appear to be an important driver of major osteoporotic fractures in adults with atopic eczema, according to a large cohort study from the United Kingdom. “Evidence suggests adults with atopic eczema have increased fracture risk. However, it is unclear whether oral…

What are Algae?

Over the past 2 and a half millennia, algae have been utilized by humans for a variety of uses including industrial products, food, and pharmaceuticals. They are economically important, being used in foodstuffs, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Image Credit: Ye.Maltsev/Shutterstock.com Algae – an Overview Algae are photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms, belonging…

A major federal response to occupational extreme heat is here at last

The summer of 2021 was devilishly hot across much of the U.S. Just five minutes in an attic guest room with no air conditioning could be enough to leave a person drenched in sweat and lightheaded, as one of us discovered during a heat wave in Washington state. It’s the…