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The Med & Mic™ 04.07.22

>> Risks persist for months after COVID

>> Too many melanomas?

>> 50% get this diagnosis before they die

>> What happens to your belly is linked to what happens in bed


The Med & Mic™ 04.07.22

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Blood Clot Risk After COVID


Researchers have found a persistent blood clot risk for people who had severe COVID during the first wave. They examined medical records from Sweden from February 2020 to May 2021 of a million people with COVID and compared them to people without COVID. There was an increased risk of blot clots in the leg for up to three months, blood clots in the lungs for up to six months, and bleeding events for up to two months. More from the BBC.




Primary Care Finds More Melanomas


Primary care doctors who did melanoma screenings found more thin melanomas. Screened patients were more likely to receive a diagnosis of a melanoma confined to the superficial skin or thin invasive melanomas. The study authors point out that finding more of these skin lesions without an associated reduction of death from melanoma may be a sign of overdiagnosis. More from HealthDay.



More Dementia Deaths


A record number of Americans are dying with a diagnosis of dementia. Compared to 20 years ago, the number is up by 36%. Half of older adults receive a diagnosis of dementia before their deaths. The findings are based on an analysis of 3.5 million people over age 67 who died between 2004 and 2017. Researchers point out some of the increase could be related to better record keeping. More from HealthDay.




Not Enough Sleep Associated with Abdominal Fat


Consuming more calories and gaining abdominal fat was noted among people in a study in which sleep was restricted on purpose. Researchers wanted to see what effect this would have on food intake, energy expenditure, and body composition. When sleep restricted, people ate 300 more calories a day, did not differ in energy expenditure, and gained abdominal fat without a change in total fat. This was detected by CT scan, since the weight gain was only a pound. More from HealthDay.






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