June 3, 2015
  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase Pneumonia in COPD but Not Mortality

    Even though inhaled corticosteroids often benefit COPD patients, concerns about an increased risk of pneumonia sometimes have limited prescribing. Now, a new study finds that, while the likelihood of developing pneumonia may increase, the risk of dying does not. Here are the details.

  • Pill-Swallowing Techniques Effective Even in Toddlers

    Younger may be better when it comes to helping children take their pills. A new study points out that perhaps because of fewer negative experiences, it may be easier to train 4 or 5 year olds to swallow their medications. Find out what else the research discovered.

  • Lower GI Bleeding Risks Double With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

    Menopausal hormone therapy should be avoided in women with ischemic colitis and other gastrointestinal issues because of a significantly increased risk of lower GI bleeding, according to a new study. Here are the alternatives the researchers suggest for those patients.

  • Soy Isoflavone Supplements No Help in
    Asthma Control

    Here’s some bad news for asthma patients trolling the drugstore supplement aisles for help. Despite some data that a relatively inexpensive and readily available supplement could help them improve lung function, a randomized trial of both adults and children finds no benefit for soy isoflavone in controlling asthma. Click here for details of the study.


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