Healthy young adults who had COVID-19 may have long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health

New research published in Experimental Physiology highlight the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus. Increased stiffness of arteries in particular was found in young adults, which may impact heart health, and can also be important for other populations who may […]

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New use of imaging technique could allow early detection of aortic aneurysms

Ascending thoracic aortic aneurisms (aTAAs) occur when the walls of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body, weaken and begin to bulge. This can result in rupture or dissection (a tear in the aortic wall), leading to life-threatening bleeding and death. Sometimes these complications can occur before any symptoms of the aneurysm appear. However, an international team led […]

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WHO jab experts want more AZ clot data from outside Europe

The World Health Organization’s vaccine advisors called Thursday for more data on the incidence of blood clots in people who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outside Europe. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunisation updated their guidance on the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab, rewriting the section on precautions in light of data from Europe on clotting. […]

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Colorado in “fourth wave” of COVID-19, state officials say

Colorado is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19 as infections and hospitalizations rise, but the increasing level of vaccination should make it less severe than the deadly spike late last fall, state officials said Friday. Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have risen most in people younger than 50, who are less likely to have been vaccinated, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel […]

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Salmonella Outbreak Is Linked to Wild Birds and Feeders, C.D.C. Says

A salmonella outbreak linked to contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders has sickened 19 people across eight states, eight of whom have been hospitalized, federal health authorities said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was investigating salmonella infections in California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington State in people ranging in age from […]

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Cases in Florida, a national COVID bellwether, are rising – The Denver Post

By Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation. If recent trends there are any indication, the rest of the country may be in trouble. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida has been steadily rising, though hospitalizations […]

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List of recent flights through British Columbia with COVID-19 exposures

Global News is tracking reported potential COVID-19 exposures on flights through British Columbia’s airports. Since March 27, health officials have not directly contacted travellers who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus on a flight, and have instead published updates listing exposure events. In some cases, seating rows where potential exposures have occurred are listed. In such cases, the B.C. Centre […]

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