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A Latino woman wearing a mask and apron opens the door to a cafe and smiles.
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NHLBI in the Press
Communities in Massachusetts with a higher proportion of Black and Latino residents have higher COVID-19 case rates, according to a study in Health Affairs. The analysis suggests tailoring public health responses for communities disproportionally affected by the pandemic.
Nurse draws patient's blood while holding a tube of blood previously drawn for testing
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News Release
The National Institutes of Health has launched two of three adaptive Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed with COVID-19. Part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) initiative, these trials will be conducted at more than 100...
Close-up of doctor measuring patients blood pressure with stethoscope
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News Release
The trend could threaten decades of public health work against heart disease After nearly 15 years on an upward trend, awareness among Americans about high blood pressure and how to control and treat it is now on the decline, according to a new study. Even with the help of blood pressure medications, some groups, including older adults, are less...
This photo shows a close-up of plastic bags containing plasma.
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Research Feature
Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have launched a key study to explore the safety and effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating patients who have recently (within the last week) developed mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 disease. The study, which focuses on patients not yet hospitalized, comes on the heels of an...
A macrophage, a type of white blood cell, helps the body heal after sudden injury. This white blood cell is purging pathogens and cellular debris from the site of infection.
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NHLBI in the Press
White blood cells in the lungs of mice receive immune-specific messages from a protein released during immune signaling, which creates an anti-inflammatory response to repair damaged tissues and reduce inflammation. Future studies will explore this signaling in autoimmune disorders and COVID-19.
This photo shows a technician use a scanner device to take temperature of man wearing mask in assessment for COVID-19.
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Research Feature
The coronavirus pandemic has caused tragedy and turmoil for millions of people around the world, but it has been particularly unkind to one group whose health journey is often overlooked: Those with sickle cell disease. A growing number of studies now suggest that people with this painful genetic blood disorder who also are infected with SARS-CoV-2...
Exhausted nurse takes a nap while sitting on hospital floor.
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Research Feature
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily living, researchers are taking a closer look at one requirement for health that many people take for granted: sleep. And they’ve concluded, perhaps not surprisingly, that improving our sleep schedule and quality is an important part of coping with these stressful times and defending against...
Male factory worker heats glass in a furnace.
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NHLBI in the Press
Hispanic/Latino people who are exposed to workplace toxins from burning wood, vehicle exhaust, pesticides, or metals are more likely to have abnormalities of the heart structure and function that could lead to cardiovascular disease, according to new research published.