News in Brief: Dramatic drop in bacterial pneumonia; Tighter glycaemic control improves lung function recovery in CF;  Vitamin D in moderation protective against respiratory infection

Lockdown has led to dramatic drop in bacterial pneumonia  Social distancing measures introduced to stave off COVID-19 infection have dramatically reduced paediatric thoracic empyema cases in Australia, report Melbourne clinicians. Respiratory and infectious disease specialists at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne say the state’s prolonged period of social distancing, spanning the usual peak period for ...

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