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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. Intranasal corticosteroids used for treating allergies and hay fever can have serious side effects, as well as serious adverse interactions with other medications. For these reasons, the Joint Task Force for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued a...

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. The researchers found in mice that light sparks a cascade of gene activity in the adrenal gland through...

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. "These data are reassuring for clinicians from the standpoint of adhering to treatment guidelines and provide appropriate treatment of asthma for women who are pregnant with respect to fetal growth," Dr. Christina D. Chambers from UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, told...

2005-10-17 13:40:00

NEW YORK -- 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. "This is the first well-controlled study in which an anti-asthma Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be as effective as a...

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 ... and result in substantial costs for the family and the health care system," lead author Dr. Alan Luskin from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, told Reuters Health. Rather than a steroid, montelukast is...

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. Too often the deleterious immunosuppressive effects of corticosteroids are overlooked in neurosurgery patients and can lead to serious and lethal infections. Experimental design: case report of a 16-year-old healthy male who presented for...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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