Today's Health News

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions

Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI

ATS Issues Recommendations for Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD

Use of nocturnal NIV suggested as well as usual care for patients with chronic stable hypercapnic COPD

Lung Cancer Treatment Plans Changed Due to Pandemic

57 percent of patients receiving active treatment had at least one change in treatment plans

Lower Proportion of Inpatients With COVID-19 Wear Glasses

Proportion of those wearing glasses daily for extended periods lower than for general population

CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity reported, with highest prevalence for non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics

Drug May Reduce Need for Ventilators in COVID-19 Patients

85 percent of study population was Hispanic, Black, Native American, other ethnic or racial minorities

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Healthy 37-year-old woman 'experienced confirmed transverse myelitis' after receiving second dose of vaccine

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Moderna May Know by November Whether COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective

Company could have enough late-stage trial data by October to evaluate its efficacy

Flu Activity Low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

Little flu circulation anticipated in Northern Hemisphere flu season with community mitigation measures