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Air Filters Shown to Improve Breathing in Children With Asthma

Daily use of a fine particulate matter air filtration device can significantly improve airway mechanics and reduce airway resistance in children with asthma, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.

WHO Suspends Testing of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization has suspended use of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in a clinical trial of treatments of COVID-19 after a study revealed that patients taking the drug are at increased risk for death and serious heart problems.

U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday it would provide up to $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine from a lab in Oxford, England.

Weight in Adolescence Tied to Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity in adolescence significantly increases the risk for incidence of type 2 diabetes in early adulthood in both sexes, according to a study published online April 22 in Diabetes Care.

CMS: Use ‘Extreme Caution’ in Reopening Nursing Homes

State governors should use "extreme caution" in deciding when to allow visits to nursing homes to resume, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday.

Post-AMI Home Health Care May Lower Risk for Readmission

Only a small proportion of patients receive home health care after discharge for an acute myocardial infarction, even though home health care is associated with a lower risk for 30-day readmission, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2020 Scientific Sessions, held virtually from May 15 to 16.

Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19

In a joint guidance document issued by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, European Calcified Tissue Society, and National Osteoporosis Foundation, recommendations are presented for the management of osteoporosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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