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First Waterless Nasal Spray Approved for Children

Teva announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved QNASL (beclomethasone dipropionate) 40mcg for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in children 4-11 years old.

High vs. Standard Dose Influenza Vaccine for Fail Elderly

In new research, a high-dose influenza vaccine produces a stronger immune response than the standard vaccine in frail seniors under care in nursing homes.

NSAIDs May Lower Squamous Cell Skin Cancer Risk

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to reduce the risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 15%, although this effect was not seen with aspirin.

Viewpoint: Strong Mentorship 'Paramount' in Surgical Training

The role of mentorship is explored through the career of Alfred Blalock, MD, in a viewpoint piece published online in JAMA Surgery.

Psoriasis Biologic, Systemic Tx Combo Recommendations

For appropriately selected patients with psoriasis, combining biologics with other systemic treatments, including phototherapy, oral medications, or other biologic, may result in greater efficacy with minimized toxicity.

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Ups ASD Risk in Offspring

New research analyzed data from a nested case-control study participants in the Nurses' Health Study II to explore maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution and odds of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in offspring.

CAM Therapies and MS: Guidelines Issued by AAN

The American Academy of Neurology has issued guidelines and recommendations on the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

More Exercise Linked to Lower BP, Glucose Levels

In a recent study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, self-reported moderate to vigorous exercise was tied to lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels.

Many Patients Don't Use Inhalers, Epinephrine Correctly

Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study.

Airplane Windshields Don't Block UV-A Radiation

Airline pilots get as much exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays in an hour-long flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to new research.