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Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use ups fracture risk in lung disease patients

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhaled corticosteroids to improve breathing for more than six months have a 27 percent increased risk of bone fractures Continue reading “Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use ups fracture risk in lung disease patients” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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Ginkgo Biloba extracts could treat pain, inflammation

A new study has suggested that a standardized extract from ginkgo biloba – the oldest surviving tree species on earth – effectively reduces inflammation and some types of pain Continue reading “Ginkgo More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US

Two reports by addiction researchers have shown that there has been a drastic increase in opioid prescriptions in America Continue reading “Opioids now most prescribed class of medications in US” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Statins reduce pneumonia death rates: Study

A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that taking statins could help prevent people dying from pneumonia Continue reading “Statins reduce pneumonia death rates: Study” More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 1st, 2011
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Age-related problems develop faster in middle age adults with diabetes

A new study has found that patients in their 50s with diabetes have nearly double the risk for developing ”geriatric” ailments Continue reading “Age-related problems develop faster in middle age More...

By BioNews On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’

A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery Continue reading “Antibiotics More...

By BioNews On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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‘Simulated’ needles as effective as real acupuncture

A study from Karolinska Institutet and Linkoping University in Sweden has shown that simulated Continue reading “‘Simulated’ needles as effective as real acupuncture” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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New finding to make morphine a safer, more effective drug

Morphine could soon become a safer and more effective drug – thanks to a discovery by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine Continue reading “New finding to make morphine a safer, more More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury

A new study has shown that an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping Continue reading “Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury” »  More...