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Menopausal hormone therapy not linked to dementia onset

Written by | 22 Oct 2021

Menopausal hormone therapy (MHT — also known as hormone replacement therapy, HRT) does not appear to increase the risk of dementia onset, researchers reported on Sept. 29, 2021… read more.

Triple-drug therapy safely cuts serious asthma flares

Written by | 25 May 2021

Researchers have found that the inclusion of a third drug to commonly used dual-drug inhalers can reduce asthma exacerbations and improve control over the disease in children, adolescents,… read more.

Four-month TB therapy proves as effective as 6-month standard regimen

Written by | 24 May 2021

Four months of multi-drug therapy that included rifapentine and moxifloxacin treated active tuberculosis (TB) as effectively as the standard six-month regimen in a multinational study, cutting treatment time… read more.

Dual anticoagulant therapy ups bleeding significantly without clear therapeutic benefit

Written by | 27 Apr 2021

Article written by Bruce Sylvester. Patients using direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) for atrial fibrillation and/or venous thromboembolism (AF/VTE) and taking concomitant aspirin (ASA) increase their bleeding risk without… read more.

Statin therapy not linked to muscle pain

Written by | 14 Apr 2021

Article written by Bruce Sylvester There is no measurable link between statin therapy and concurrent muscle pain, researchers reported on Feb. 24, 2021 in the BMJ/British Medical Journal.

Hormone therapy could reduce nocturnal urge to urinate

Written by | 12 Apr 2021

Article written by Bruce Sylvester. Hormone therapy appears to reduce thenumber of times nightly that postmenopausal women wake up from sleep with the need to urinate.

Psychological therapy offers hope to people with fibromyalgia

Written by | 24 Mar 2021

A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

Cannabinoid therapy for COPD in seniors ups mortality

Written by | 9 Dec 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester Cannabinoid therapy is associated with a 64 percent increase  in death among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported on Sept…. read more.

Combination initial therapy for Kawasaki disease reduces blood vessel complications

Written by | 7 Sep 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester Adjuvant corticosteroid therapy, along with standard intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin treatment, of children with Kawasaki disease who are at an elevated risk of blood… read more.

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