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Blood clots, skin lesions among newly identified possible COVID-19 symptoms

Blood clots, skin lesions among newly identified possible COVID-19 symptoms

Health
April 30 (UPI) -- Blood clots, skin rashes and other lesions might be among the symptoms some people experience with COVID-19, according to new research released Thursday. None of the reports characterize how common the symptoms are with the disease, which is caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms to its list for the virus last week -- chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. Skin problems and blood clotting weren't among them. In a study published in the British Journal of Hematology, researchers from Ireland observed that patients admitted to the hospital with severe COVID-19 infection are experiencing abnormal blood clotting. In some cases, the clo...
California parents face possible long-term homeschooling

California parents face possible long-term homeschooling

Health
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Extraordinary restrictions on everyday activities expanded to more areas of California on Wednesday as many parents around the state struggled to fathom the prospect put forth by Gov. Gavin Newsom of schools staying closed until summer. David De Leon, whose son is an 8th-grader in Santa Ana, said he was shocked by the announcement, which would mean that so-called distance learning would be required for the rest of the school year. “I don’t know if it’s viable,” De Leon said. “To throw it out for everyone to use until the end of the school year I think is unreasonable.” In Los Angeles, Filiberto Gonzalez, 45, said his three children have been in touch daily with their teachers and have an hour to four hours per day of work they can do on an existing online platform t
UK’s Huawei decision could hurt possible Brexit trade deal, warns Pence

UK’s Huawei decision could hurt possible Brexit trade deal, warns Pence

Business
Boris Johnson's decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei a role in Britain's 5G network could threaten a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and America, according to US vice president Mike Pence.His comments came after it was reported that US President Donald Trump blasted Mr Johnson with "apoplectic" rage during a phone call regarding the 5G move. Speaking to the US broadcaster CNBC, Mr Pence said: "We are profoundly disappointed because look, when I went at the president's direction in September I met with Prime Minister Johnson and I told him the moment the UK is out of Brexit we were willing to begin to negotiate a free trade arrangement with the UK."But we just don't believe that utilising the assets, the technology of Huawei is consistent with the security or privacy interests ...
Scientists identify possible origin of free will

Scientists identify possible origin of free will

Technology
The concept of free will is fundamental to human society - our legal systems are dependent on it - but neuroscientists have struggled to identify it in the human brain.Modern science poses a profound philosophical problem: If the laws of physics govern the brain's electrical activity then how can free will actually exist? And if free will doesn't exist, how can individuals be held accountable for their actions?Brain signals known as readiness potential (RP) which scientists believe proceed not only voluntary movements but also the intention to move, are one of the strongest arguments against the existence of free will.[embedded content] Other researchers have countered that RP signals may simply be an artefact of measurement and not actually something which determines the choices we believ...
China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

Health
Chinese officials say they have not ruled out the possibility of limited human-to-human transmission of a new virus discovered in the central city of WuhanBy YANAN WANG Associated PressJanuary 15, 2020, 10:00 AM2 min readBEIJING -- The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Forty-one people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diagnosis of a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and more serious diseases. A 61-year-old man with severe underlying conditions died from the coronavirus on Saturday. While preliminary investigations indicate that most of the patients had worked ...