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'Harmful use of steroid lotions widespread in India'

Misuse of steroid lotions can lead to resistance of infections that can make these difficult to diagnose and treat.

Asthma treatment less effective in patients over 30

 Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled steroids, says a new study.

Reed musicians at risk of developing `saxophone lung`

A new study has claimed that reed instruments, such as the clarinet and saxophone, can be detrimental to the health of the musician if not cleaned properly.

New breakthrough brings treatment for severe asthma closer to reality

New research from Japan brings hope of a new treatment for asthma patients resistant to corticosteroids.

Corticosteroids `ineffective for acute sinusitis`

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition.