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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a meta-analysis indicate that moderate doses of inhaled corticosteroids do not have any clinically relevant advantage over low doses in children with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. The findings, reported in the January issue of Pediatrics, indicate however that...

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Less invasive lung cancer staging strategy has multiple benefits: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Initiating mediastinal nodal staging of suspected lung cancer with endosonography, followed by surgical staging (mediastinoscopy) if needed, improves the detection of metastases and reduces the rate of unnecessary thoracotomies, compared with surgical staging alone. These are...

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Diabetes risk with inhaled steroids

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of inhaled corticosteroids, whether for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the likelihood of diabetes onset and diabetes progression, a Canadian team has shown. In fact, lead author Dr. Samy Suissa told Reuters Health, “The widespread...