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Growth hormone maintains cognition in children with Prader-Willi syndrome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The decline in cognitive function in children with Prader-Willi syndrome can be stabilized with ongoing growth-hormone (GH) therapy, a Dutch team reports in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. “Furthermore, children with a greater deficit...

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Nutritional support does seem to help malnourished COPD patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nutritional support, mainly in the form of oral nutritional supplements, boosts protein and energy intake, body weight and grip strength in malnourished patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis...

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Budesonide/formoterol inhaler safe, effective in African American asthmatics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In African Americans with moderate-to-severe asthma, treatment for a year with an inhaled combination of budesonide and formoterol is safe and reduces asthma exacerbations significantly, according to report in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology online April...