Stepping-down asthma medication may reduce costs without worsening health out

International guidelines for asthma treatment recommend clinicians find the minimum effective dose that can control symptoms, yet asthma patients are increasingly prescribed high doses of medication. A study published in PLOS Medicine by Dr. Chloe Bloom at Imperial College London, United Kingdom and colleagues found that stepping-down medication doses did not increase asthma exacerbations and […]

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Global warming boosts heat-related cardiovascular hospitalizations, study finds

The impact of high temperatures on hospitalizations due to cardiovascular diseases has increased over the past two decades in Queensland, Australia, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Shanshan Li and Yuming Guo of Monash University, Australia, and colleagues. Extreme temperatures—both cold and hot—are known risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity […]

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Russia launched cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns on U.K., study says

Russian cyberattackers “intruded” into the U.K.’s critical national infrastructure and represent an “immediate and urgent threat” to national security, according to intelligence agencies and experts quoted in a report released by British lawmakers Tuesday. The report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, which was delayed for nine months and has been heavily redacted, […]

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