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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Steroids to treat asthmatic children: How safe are they?


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new University of Montreal study is evaluating the impact of steroid use on the immune system of kids.The study has suggested that kids experiencing an asthma ... Read more...

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50pc of swine flu deaths were in previously healthy people: UK study


July 15th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A new research at the University of Liverpool has shown that over half of UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D levels linked to lower lung function in asthmatic kids


April 16th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Low levels of vitamin D are linked to lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to a study.Researchers, led by Dr. Daniel Searing ... Read more...

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Combo inhaler may simplify asthma treatment


April 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): People with chronic asthma have been offered a new hope in the form of an inhaler that contains two medicines.Asthma sufferers use maintenance or preventive medication regularly to ... Read more...

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Novel surgical implant may prevent total blindness


February 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa have tested and are now using a surgical implant called Retisert to prevent a rare eye condition, sympathetic ophthalmia. Sympathetic ophthalmia occurs ... Read more...

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Novel treatment effective for asthmatic preschoolers


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Preventive treatment with high doses of inhaled corticosteroids is effective in reducing the severity and duration of asthma attacks triggered by colds in preschoolers, according to a ... Read more...

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Oral steroids do not help wheezing preschoolers


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Oral steroids do not help ease wheezing associated with a virus in preschoolers, according to a study.Attacks of wheezing caused by viral infections in the upper respiratory ... Read more...

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Breath, phlegm tests may cut asthmatic kids steroid use


June 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that testing the breath and phlegm of children with severe asthma might spare them from potentially damaging oral steroid drugs.They ... Read more...

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