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Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma

August 2019 npr; Steroid inhalers commonly used to prevent asthma attacks may not work any better than a placebo for many people with mild asthma, according to recent research. Synthetic corticosteroids mimic the steroid hormone cortisol, reducing inflammation in the airways. But the drug targets a type of inflammation that …

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USA:What is kratom and what’s it made from? Increasingly popular herbal drug tied to over 90 fatal overdoses

April 2019 Yahoo news; The over-the-counter herbal drug kratom has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths, federal health officials said this week. Kratom was a cause of death in at least 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017, and 152 tested positive for the substance …

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