Brightest ever X-ray shows lung vessels altered by COVID-19

The damage caused by COVID-19 to the lungs’ smallest blood vessels has been intricately captured using high-energy X-rays emitted by a special type of particle accelerator. Scientists from UCL and the European Synchrotron Research Facility (ESRF) used a new revolutionary imaging technology called Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography (HiP-CT), to scan donated human organs, including lungs from a COVID-19 donor. HiP-CT enables […]

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Will the US ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not—a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off. The health experts say it would be an improvement from the current practice, which has professional […]

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Best Birthday Present! Lea Michele Shares Pic With Newborn Son Ever

Sweet celebration! Lea Michele rang in her first birthday as a mom with her baby boy by her side. Lea Michele’s Baby Bump Album: See Pics From the Star’s Pregnancy “34,” the Glee alum captioned a Sunday, August 30, Instagram photo of herself holding her 1-week-old son, Ever, while preparing to blow out the candles on her chocolate cake. Only the […]

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Less than 40 percent of all U.S. adults have ever had HIV testing

(HealthDay)—The percentage of U.S. adults undergoing HIV testing nationwide is less than 40 percent, according to a study published online June 27 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Marc A. Pitasi, M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to determine the percentage of adults […]

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