Medicine & TechnologyThe United States Preventive Service Task Force recently said taking aspirin to avoid first stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction) may have a small benefit for adults in their 40s and the risks outweigh the potential benefits for those in their 60s and who haven't had a heart attack or stroke.
After tests run on human blood in laboratory conditions, researchers found that certain nanocapsules could help reduce dangerous side effects of blood clot drugs, and could potentially make it more effective at lower doses.
COVID-19 can cause priapism or the prolonged erection of the penis. Blood in the blood vessels of the penis did not leave after coronavirus triggered blood clots in the penis - a dangerous complication of the virus.
The relationship between blood platelets and viral infection is clarified in a recent study. Further research is needed to see how platelets help the immune system fight viruses such as COVID-19, and how these findings may help with vaccine developments.