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COVID-19 vaccines and blood clots: Two large studies investigate

Two large studies have found a small increase in the absolute risk of rare types of blood clot in the head following a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. An increased risk of a type called intracranial venous thrombosis only applied to individuals under 70 years of age. The […]

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Study Suggests No Added Risk of Blood Clots in COVID-19 Outpatients

The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in nonhospitalized patients with COVID-19 was not significantly different from patients without the infectious disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. National Institutes of Health guidelines recommend blood thinners to prevent blood clots in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. However, the new study provides […]

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Blood Type A Tied to SARS-CoV-2 Risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blood type A was associated with a greater risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 in one recent study and a higher risk of contracting the disease in another. “The two studies are complementary,” Dr. James Szymanski of Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in […]

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