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2006-05-16 14:59:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A panel set up by two allergy associations has come out against making steroid nasal sprays available without a prescription.

2005-11-08 13:19:06

A report in the November Cell Metabolism reveals powerful effects of light on the adrenal glands, a finding that might explain the broad benefits of bright light therapy for a variety of conditions, including sleep and depressive disorders, according to researchers. The body's two adrenal glands sit atop each kidney, where they secrete hormones that regulate stress response and metabolism.

2005-10-26 14:40:04

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With the exception of steroid pills, asthma medications taken during pregnancy do not appear to impair the growth of the unborn baby, researchers in California report.

2005-10-17 13:40:00

A plant-based compound using extracts of three herbs, dubbed the anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention (ASHMI), significantly improves lung function in patients with moderate to severe asthma. Moreover, the agent produces results comparable to those achieved with the steroid drug prednisone, according to researchers in the United States and China.

2005-09-07 10:28:33

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The asthma controller Singulair (generic name, montelukast) appears useful and economical for the treatment of children with asthma and allergic rhinitis, according to US researchers. "Childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis frequently coexist ...

2004-11-25 03:00:17

R. D. DICKERMAN, Q. E. J. STEVENS, S. J. SCHNEIDER Department of Neurosurgery North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Health System New Hyde Park, NY, USA Postoperative complications from corticosteroids in neurosurgical patients are not uncommon.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.