A history of blood clots is not usually any reason to avoid the AstraZeneca vaccine

As hematologists, we look after many patients who have had blood clots in the past or take blood thinners. They often ask: “should I have the AstraZeneca vaccine?” The answer is usually a definitive “yes.” The blood clots we’ve seen following the AstraZeneca vaccine are completely different to other types of blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis or a […]

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History of vaccines offers lessons on COVID-19 for pregnant women

Pregnant women, who are at increased risk of preterm birth or pregnancy loss if they develop a severe case of COVID-19, need the best possible guidance on whether they should receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an article by two UT Southwestern obstetricians published today in JAMA. That guidance can take lessons from what is already known about other vaccines […]

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Researchers call for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be consigned to history

Autism researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have called for the term “high functioning autism” to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum. In research published in the journal Autism, a team led by Gail Alvares, from Telethon Kids and The University of Western Australia, notes […]

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History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault and current symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated with an increased risk for menopause symptoms, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Carolyn J. Gibson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and colleagues […]

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