NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP . While the research only showed a link – not a cause...
After studying lung infection rates among New York City firefighters who served as first responders at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and were exposed to tiny air pollution particles, researchers identified factors that overlapped with lung infection risks.
A phase 3 trial found using colchicine reduced death and hospitalization rates among adults with COVID-19 recovering at home, but only if they had a positive test result. More research is necessary to assess the benefits of using this anti-inflammatory treatment for moderate COVID-19 cases.
Researchers identified genes and pathways involved in triggering a hyperinflammatory COVID-19 immune response – starting with platelets – and are studying how inhibiting these pathways may alter clinical outcomes for hospitalized patients.
A phase 2 study with 59 patients found fostamatinib, a targeted immune therapy used for a rare bleeding disorder, did not result in more adverse outcomes among adults hospitalized for COVID-19 who required assisted breathing support.