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Man using handheld breathing device for measuring lung function remotely.
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Research Feature
Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to intensify, many patients with the debilitating genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, faced a difficult challenge. Because the disease damages the lungs and makes it hard to breathe, these patients needed in-hospital tests to measure how well their lungs were working. But many also were on drugs that reduce...
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Statement
On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma , including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life,...
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News Release
Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) han autorizado $29 millones de dólares en subvenciones adicionales para la Coalición “Alianza de Participación Comunitaria (CEAL, por sus siglas en inglés) de NIH contra las disparidades del COVID-19”. Esta financiación , parte del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, esta dirigida a...
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News Release
To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. This funding was supported by the American Rescue Plan. The awards will provide $15 million to 11 teams already...
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Media Availability
Historic findings could boost precision medicine, reduce health disparities WHAT: Researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the publication of a groundbreaking study which analyzed more than 53,000 whole genomes, primarily from minority populations. The study...
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Research Feature
When you think of the San Francisco Bay Area, those young, tech-savvy college graduates who work for some of the world’s largest software companies there may first come to mind. But this bustling metropolitan area is also home to nearly 1.5 million people age 65 and older . So when the city went into its first lockdown in March to try to halt the...
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Research Features
When the November 2020 news broke that two vaccines had proven to be highly effective in preventing COVID-19 or minimizing its impact, people everywhere began talking about seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. But many public health experts were talking, too, about another bright spot – the vast numbers of participants from racial and ethnic...
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News Release
Updates to six key areas of asthma care focus on improving diagnosis, management and treatment The National Institutes of Health today announced 19 recommendations in six key areas of asthma diagnosis, management and treatment. The new guidance, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , represents the first updates to federal...
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Research Feature
For more than a decade, NHLBI’s Learn More Breathe Better SM program has worked with leading lung health organizations around the country to educate, engage, and empower the more than 16 million Americans living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as their families, caregivers, and health care providers. As the nation marks...
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News Release
A National Institutes of Health clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has formally concluded that the drug provides no clinical benefit to hospitalized patients. Though found not to cause harm, early findings in June when the trial was...