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Blood Eosinophilia-Targeted COPD Treatment: LABA-ICS vs LAMAs

December 06, 2018 Share this content: The incidence of pneumonia rose with initiation of LABA-ICS, which was similar across all eosinophil concentrations. Blood eosinophil concentrations could be used to target patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are likely to respond to initial long-acting bronchodilator therapy. This, in turn, may help clinicians decide between… Read More »

Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill… Read More »