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Scientists investigate link between endothelium and Long COVID

Scientists examining how COVID impacts the entire human body, not just the lungs, believe that there could be a link between the endothelium and Long COVID.
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COVID-19 can trigger repeating blood clots in arm

A team at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence of rare, repeating blood clots in the arms of COVID-19 patients.
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Building readiness for innovative health technologies

Senior Researcher in Social Science Michael Morrison explains why disruptive technologies need institutional and systemic readiness to truly realise the benefits of healthcare innovation.
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Pfizer vaccine can be given to 12-15 year olds in US

On Wednesday (12 May), the CDC announced that the Pfizer vaccine could now be given to 12-15 year olds - effective immediately for 17 million adolescents.

Healthtracker – Expert providers of health monitoring solutions

Quality of life, symptoms, and side effects in paediatrics and adults captured better than ever before with our health monitoring technologies.

Championing paper-light solutions in healthcare

Chris Norton, Managing Director, InterSystems UK & Ireland, argues that a paper-light, data-driven, and energy-efficient approach plays a key role in delivering sustainability while aligning with the NHS Long Term Plan to take a digital approach.
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Medical wires in continuous glucose monitoring

Gary Davies, from Sandvik Materials Technology, explains how medical wires are helping patients monitor blood glucose levels without the need for daily testing.
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Research finds serotonin increase after three month depression treatment

A team at the Karolinska Institutet found that some patients who recovered by accessing depression treatment showed an increase in their average level of serotonin transporter.
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What happens now that the US supports the TRIPS waiver?

Rachel Thrasher, Research Fellow at the Global Development Policy Center in Boston, explains how the new US stance could change the TRIPS waiver debate.
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CureVac mRNA vaccine can be stored at normal fridge temperature

The CureVac mRNA vaccine is currently in final stages of clinical trials - but it is expected to perform like Pfizer and Moderna, with the bonus of surviving at ordinary refrigeration temperatures.
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Scientists find that tear gas exposure harms menstrual cycle

In this study, nearly 900 people described an abnormal menstrual cycle after exposure to tear gas - which is legally considered to be "safe" as a crowd control measure.
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Doctors stop vaccine-blood clot with heparin alternative

A patient with vaccine-inducted thrombotic thrombocytopenia was successfully treated with a heparin alternative, after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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What are the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?

Here, we discuss some of the common misconceptions about side effects of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.
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Pfizer applies for COVID vaccine to be given to 12-year-olds

Pfizer could make their COVID vaccine available to 12-year-olds in Europe from June, after clinical trials in March showed 100% efficiency for those aged 12 to 15.
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Turning the national illness service into the national health service

Robin Stern, Chair at Future Perfect (Healthcare), discusses how patient journeys currently reflect a national 'illness' service, not a national health service.
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Brazilian COVID mutation more likely to evade immunity

The city of Manaus was hit so overwhelmingly by the Brazilian COVID mutation, it was believed that 75% of the population had COVID - what new truths are scientists learning about this powerful variant? 
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One in four people get Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine side effects

New data from the UK's vaccination programme suggests that one in four people get Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine side effects - with most peaking in the first 24 hours, then gone in two days.
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How is COVID impacting racial minorities with opioid use disorder?

Researchers worked with racial minorities with opioid use disorder to document how this doubly-vulnerable group were impacted by COVID.

HIPTeens – improving the sexual health of teens

Our purpose is simple: helping girls reach their potential through robust research and practical application for sexual and mental health
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Scientists work on blood test to diagnose heart attacks

Scientists are creating a blood test that can quickly diagnose heart attacks - by looking for the "unique fingerprint" of a heart attack.

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