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Will sugar give me cancer?

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Medical practices hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey

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California gender can now be nonbinary

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Jail for 3 NY physicians in lab bribery scheme

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Physicians can help patients avoid treatment-choice regret

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Am I exercising too much?

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New in Allergy

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Asthma: vitamin D to prevent severe exacerbations

A meta-analysis strengthens the case for supplements.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Atopic dermatitis: MTX inferior to cyclosporine in phase 3 trial

Study suggests lower efficacy but better safety for methotrexate.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Does hydrolyzed formula protect at-risk infants from celiac disease?

A randomized controlled trial says no.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Are extrafine-particle steroid inhalers better for asthma?

A meta-analysis suggests that they are, but it has important limitations.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open Gastroenterol
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IBS: diet guided by leukocyte activation testing

Substantial benefit over placebo in a randomized controlled trial.

Skin Disease Vitals for September 2017
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Skin Disease Vitals for September 2017

Dupilumab and QoL in atopic dermatitis | Long-term secukinumab efficacy in psoriasis | Cancer risk with systemic TNFi.

COPD in nurses linked to on-the-job disinfectant exposure│ERS
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COPD in nurses linked to on-the-job disinfectant exposure│ERS

Prior studies have shown an association between disinfectant exposure and asthma onset in nurses.

Fluticasone furoate/vilanterol boosts asthma control│ERS
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Fluticasone furoate/vilanterol boosts asthma control│ERS

Study enrolled patients treated by their own general practitioner.

Lung Disease Vitals for September 2017
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Lung Disease Vitals for September 2017

Risks of inappropriate asthma meds | COPD and depression | COPD is a factor in diabetes.

Asthma onset may be linked to exposure to limonene | ERS
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Asthma onset may be linked to exposure to limonene | ERS

The compound is widely used in the manufacture of personal care products and household cleaners.

Omalizumab linked to decreased healthcare use for “tough to treat” allergic asthma│ERS
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Omalizumab linked to decreased healthcare use for “tough to treat” allergic asthma│ERS

Study examined asthma-related healthcare resource use in real-world population.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Food elimination diets for eosinophilic esophagitis

Most patients improve, and about 1 in 5 maintain remission.

Symptom control in pediatric asthma linked to greenspace access | ERS
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Symptom control in pediatric asthma linked to greenspace access | ERS

Study examined proximity to greenspace and symptom days in urban children with persistent asthma.