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Maternal Allergy, Asthma Traits Up Child Risk in Early Years

By the time the child is 6 years old, mother's and father's history present similar risk

Risk for Heart Failure Increased for Women Taking β-Blockers

Difference of 4.6 percent found between women and men in rate of heart failure at presentation for ACS

COVID-19-Related Symptoms Persist After Recovery

Only 12.6 percent of patients completely free of any COVID-19-related symptoms

Black Individuals at Increased Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Risk increased for infection and hospitalization, but not mortality, for Blacks versus non-Blacks

CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Decline in Teen Birth Rates Across States

Declines seen among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic teenagers aged 15 to 19

Gilead Presents Additional Data on Efficacy of Remdesivir for COVID-19

Pharma company says there is further evidence remdesivir may reduce deaths, hasten recovery

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...

Fetal, Early-Life Exposures May Impact Young Adult Bone Health

Specifically, maternal smoking and breastfeeding tied to fracture risk in young adulthood

Glucose Levels Tied to Maternal Mortality Even Without Diabetes

Elevated A1c may predict maternal morbidity, death even in women without known prepregnancy DM

Higher Vitamin C, Carotenoid Intake May Lower Risk for T2DM

And, rate of type 2 diabetes lower for participants in highest versus lowest category of whole grain intake