Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 mortality mainly linked to older age, comorbidity

(HealthDay)—For U.S. veterans with COVID-19, mortality is mainly associated with older age, male sex, and comorbidity, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

Neuroscience

Sport and memory go hand in hand

If sport is good for the body, it also seems to be good for the brain. By evaluating memory performance following a sport session, neuroscientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) demonstrate that an intensive physical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New blood test finds undetected COVID-19 cases

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new blood test capturing previous exposure to COVID-19. Initial results suggest many more people have been exposed to the virus in Australia than have ...

Inflammatory disorders

New imaging agent spotlights inflammation

Many of the most common diseases—cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung disease, and even COVID-19—have been linked to chronic or excessive inflammation. Blood tests can indicate that some part of a person's body is ...

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Blood test

A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a needle, or via fingerprick.

Blood tests are used to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease, mineral content, drug effectiveness, and organ function. Although the term blood test is used, most routine tests (except for most haematology) are done on plasma or serum, instead of blood cells.

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