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Dietary counseling may improve outcomes for COPD patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Dietary counseling and food fortification can improve symptoms and general health status for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are at risk of malnutrition, new research shows. "This is one of the first randomized controlled trials to evaluate the...

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Moxifloxacin may shorten treatment of tuberculosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a new study suggest that tuberculosis may be cured faster by adding moxifloxacin to a standard TB treatment protocol than by adding ethambutol, according to a report in the April 4th issue of The Lancet. In the study, conducted by Dr. Richard E. Chaisson and...

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Triple therapy boosts abstinence rates for medically ill smokers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with standard therapy with a nicotine patch, combination therapy with a patch, a nicotine oral inhaler, and bupropion for as long as required almost doubles quit rates at 26 weeks among smokers with medical illnesses. That finding, from a randomized trial by a...