Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wearing a mask while exercising is safe for most, study finds

A small study suggests there's no harm in masking up during exercise for most people. "What we found was, that it is safe to run at peak exercise in both an N95 mask and a cloth face mask," said lead author Matthew Kampert, ...

Pediatrics

Antibiotic prescriptions for kids plummet during pandemic

As children made fewer visits to health facilities and engaged in social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation measures, a smaller number of them also received prescription drugs, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emphysema research narrows in on FCHSD1 protein

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes illness and death worldwide. It is characterized by destruction of the walls of tiny air sacs in the lungs—known as emphysema—and a decline in lung function. Little ...

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