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Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Asthma, Smoking, Chronic Sinusitis Tied to Early COPD Risk

Large study of Hispanic adults shows association with risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease before age 50

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule

Alternatives to HFCs and energy-efficient cooling technologies will save $270 billion and benefit public health during the next 30 years

Artificial Intelligence May Speed Lung Cancer Detection

Researchers say minimization of false positives necessary prior to clinical use

COVID-19 Does Not Seem to Impact Lung Function in Young People

No statistically significant deterioration in lung function seen following COVID-19, regardless of severity

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans Than the Spanish Flu Did in 1918

This happened despite vast gains in scientific knowledge during the past century

Precedent Needed for FDA Approval Decisions When Evidence Lacking

In seven of 22 cases, approval used new interpretations of original evidence and did not require new evidence

Overweight Children With Asthma Less Likely to Respond to Treatment

Higher body mass index tied to poor response to inhaled corticosteroids

Workers at the World Trade Center Site Face Higher Risk for COPD

Rescue and recovery workers who arrived at the site early and those with a previous asthma diagnosis face the greatest risk for developing COPD