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Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?

Posted 18 Apr 2017 by

TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 – Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication. Concerns about growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics have led scientists to look for alternative therapies for sore throat, a common reason for doctor visits. In this new British study, a steroid medication led to improvement in about one-third of ...

Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Posted 30 Mar 2017 by

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 – Children who suffer through multiple ear infections are often candidates for ear tube surgery. But a new study finds that the use of one type of ear drops – quinolones – after these surgeries may raise a child's risk for a perforated eardrum. Children who received post-surgical quinolones were 60 percent more likely to suffer eardrum perforations than those who ...

Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma

Posted 6 Oct 2016 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 – Adding a newer drug to a standard treatment for advanced cases of multiple myeloma may significantly boost patients' chances of a response and even recovery, a new clinical trial finds. Of patients given the drug, called daratumumab, 43 percent had a complete response – meaning there were no signs of the cancer left. That compared with 19 percent of patients who ...

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