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Risk of blood clot link to Covid, cancer diagnosis in A&E, new blood test for risk of heart attack and rules for calories on menus – this week’s Friday Five

Risk of blood clot increases for up to six months after having virus study finds People are at an increased risk of developing serious blood clots for up to six months after having COVID-19, a new study has found. The risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was “significantly increased” for three months after catching coronavirus,…

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Stomach bugs dropped during lockdown, more women getting tested for autism, ONS says no evidence Covid vaccine leads to young deaths, new NHS steam therapy for enlarged prostate symptoms – this week’s Friday Five

No evidence to show Covid vaccines increase deaths in young people – ONS The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have previously been linked to higher rates of heart conditions myocarditis and pericarditis in young people who received the injections. While these conditions are rare, a second Covid jab appeared to increase the likelihood of these conditions…

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AI scan to reduce risk of still birth, rising levels of Covid, new £1bn private hospital and all travel restrictions dropped – this week’s Friday Five

Trial begins of AI scan that could reduce risk of stillbirth and other conditions Scientists are launching a trial of a new scanning technique that could identify women at high risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth and pre-eclampsia, by analysing their placentas. Some hospitals within the NHS are beginning to introduce a screening algorithm that uses…