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Overall tuberculosis rates are low among children and adolescents and are declining steadily

Tuberculosis Rates for U.S. Children Are Low and Declining

Disparities persist by race, ethnicity, geography; incidence higher for those living in U.S.-affiliated islands
Short-term exposure to inhalable particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 µm or less and fine particulate matter is positively associated with daily all-cause

Short-Term Exposure to PM10 and PM2.5 Affects Mortality

Risk for daily all-cause, cardiovascular, respiratory mortality up with short-term exposure
Long-term exposure to ambient air pollutants

Air Pollutants Tied to Significant Worsening of Emphysema

Emphysema assessed quantitatively using CT imaging and lung function for patients in multiple U.S. cities
Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois. The patients had symptoms such as shortness of breath

Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States

Health care providers should consider vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems, lung injury
More than one-third of U.S. nonsmoking youth are exposed to secondhand smoke from tobacco

CDC: Over One-Third of U.S. Youth Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

SHS-exposed youth increased with decreasing family income
A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.

Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes

Current deadline is May 2020 for all companies to submit their vaping products for federal review
Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room
Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines
Deep natural language processing may be able to estimate the presence of active cancer

AI Tool Discerns Lung Cancer Outcomes From Imaging Reports

Deep natural language processing used to detect presence of lung cancer and treatment response
Among elderly patients

Flu Vaccine Tied to Better Long-Term Outcomes in Elderly ICU Survivors

Those who are vaccinated have lower risk for stroke, death in year following ICU discharge