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By Brian Hoyle BEDFORD, Nova Scotia -- March 3, 2021 -- Use of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was associated with improve lung function in children with asthma, and decreased visits to the emergency department, according to a study presented at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American...
By Brian Hoyle BEDFORD, Nova Scotia -- March 2, 2021 -- Dupilumab improves the outcome of patients with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, according to a study presented at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma...
By Brian Hoyle BEDFORD, Nova Scotia -- March 2, 2021 -- People with asthma can wear a mask to protect themselves from acquiring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) without the worry that this could compromise their blood oxygen level, according to a study presented at the 2021 Virtual Annual...
Nearly half of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) received the wrong antibiotics and almost three-quarters received prescriptions for longer than necessary, with inappropriately long treatment durations more common in rural areas, according to a study published in Infection...
When used as an adjunct to intensive behavioral therapy and initial low-calorie diet, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide produced significantly greater weight loss than placebo during 68 weeks in adults with overweight or obesity, according to a study published in JAMA. “We wanted to induce a...
By Denise Baez Altered evoked pain perception could potentially be used as a phenotypic biomarker of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk prior to disease onset, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The study showed that cognitively healthy apolipoprotein ɛ4 (...
Results from a large prospective study, published in Cancer, indicate that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is linked with higher risks of various cancers of the larynx and oesophagus. Christian C. Abnet, PhD, National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),...
White matter hyperintensities, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, are found in patients with frontotemporal dementia, according to a study published in Neurology. “We were expecting to see similar amounts of white matter hyperintensities in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s...
The timing of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is correlated to cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular risk for men who have type 2 diabetes, according to research published in Diabetes Care. “The general message for our patient population remains that you should exercise...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved evinacumab-dgnb (Evkeeza) injection as an add-on treatment for patients aged 12 years and older with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The effectiveness and safety of evinacumab were evaluated in a double-blind, randomised,...

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