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Probiotic formula prevents diarrhea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A commercially available formula of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei prevents Clostridium difficile infection and diarrhea during antibiotic treatment, according to a single-center study from China. Although meta-analyses indicate that probiotics decrease...

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Corticosteroids of no benefit for community-acquired pneumonia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia are no better off when treated with prednisolone, according to trial results from The Netherlands. In fact, there’s a possibility of inflammatory rebound after initial suppression by prednisolone, according to the...

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, Chairman, Department of Dermatology, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, discusses the US Food and Drug Administration’s Proposed Rule on sunscreen drug products for over-the-counter human use. The document addresses...