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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG
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Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG

Consumption of foods containing gluten was influenced by sex and significantly higher for unmarried vs married patients.

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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Crohn’s disease: long-term outcomes after infliximab withdrawal

A follow-up of the STORI study.

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Antibiotic use strongly linked to later IBD diagnosis

The association was dose-dependent and occurred in all age groups.

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Pneumococcal vaccine: uptake still too low in adults with work-related asthma

Just over 50% of adults with work-related asthma are receiving pneumococcal vaccinations.

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Montelukast: neuropsychiatric side effects common in adults and children

Postmarketing surveillance reveals disproportionate rates of depression, aggression, and suicidality.

Self-management cuts severe asthma flares│ERS
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Self-management cuts severe asthma flares│ERS

Plan includes a four-fold increase in inhaled corticosteroid dose when disease control worsens.

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.

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More breastfeeding in infancy, less risk for later IBD

Breastfeeding duration and geography also matter, according to this meta-analysis.