Dupilumab, steroid combination may improve atopic dermatitis in children
A regimen of dupilumab and a corticosteroid may be beneficial for preteen children with severe atopic dermatitis, according to findings presented at the American Academy of...
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Asthma sufferers can use inhalers amid COVID-19 concerns
The benefits of using inhalers and nebulizers containing steroids outweigh the risks despite warnings to the contrary during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by University of...
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Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 concerns
Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO warned that steroids...
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New clues from fruit flies about the critical role of sex hormones in stem cell control
In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones' impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, ecdysone...
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Steroids Linked to Increased Hypertension in RA
The authors found that daily dose appeared to be important in determining risk but that cumulative dose did not. Medscape Medical News
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Even a Few Days of Steroids May Be Risky, New Study Suggests
Clinicians often prescribe a short course of oral steroids for self-limiting conditions, but a growing body of data suggests such treatments are tied to severe adverse...
3 days ago - Medscape
BRADYCARDIA - A RARE BUT SIGNIFICANT SIDE EFFECT OF ORAL STEROIDS IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPTIC SPASMS
Oral corticosteroids have recently emerged as an alternative treatment option for epileptic spasms. Some of steroids' side effects are well known. Less common side effects...
3 days ago - Pediatric Neurology
Combined 5-FU/triamcinolone reduces chalazion size
A single injection of 5-fluorouracil mixed with triamcinolone acetonide significantly reduced chalazia lesion size, improved appearance and reduced potential side effects...
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Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids
Corticosteroid bursts as short as 2 weeks or less were still linked to severe adverse events among relatively healthy users, according to a large study from Taiwan. For people...
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Too Many Children Receive Opioids for Pneumonia and Sinusitis
Each of the 828 opioid and 2,737 systemic steroid prescriptions in the data set represent a potentially inappropriate prescription. Medscape Medical News
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Fat Cell Hormone can Boost Potential of Stem Cell Therapy
Adiponectin, a hormone derived from fat cells, improves mesenchymal stem cell-based treatment of heart failure, finds a new study.
Another coronavirus death recorded in Wales and seven new cases
The latest Public Health Wales figures were revealed as holiday businesses in Wales started to re-open
As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in more than 30 states, parents have mixed feelings about the upcoming start of school and how to keep their children and families safe.
Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders
Novel chemical compound discovered has the potential to become a new drug for the treatment of core symptoms of brain disorders such as Down syndrome and autism, reports a new...
Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19
Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection...
Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are linked to double the risk of death and an increased risk of severe complications, according to a new study.
Drug May Help to Extend Lifespan in Humans
Mifepristone, a drug used to treat cancer, Cushing syndrome, and also used to terminate pregnancies, may have the potential to increase human lifespan. It does so by reducing...
New Cancer Vaccine: Fresh Insights
Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new cancer vaccine has the potential to treat a...
What to Do If You've Been Around Someone Who Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
So, your community has largely reopened, and you decided to get lunch with a friend, only to find out a few days later that they have tested positive for COVID-19. What do you...
We're Exhausted From Bearing The Burden Of Others' COVID-19 Irresponsibility
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on , I'm finding myself more and more exhausted. In the beginning, it was the fear and boredom that were hardest for me. Then, I moved into a...