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Corticosteroids Improve Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Adjunctive corticosteroids are associated with some clinical improvements in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, according to anAnnals of Internal Medicinereview.

The analysis included 13 trials comprising roughly 2000 patients with community-acquired pneumonia who were randomized to corticosteroids (oral or intravenous) or placebo.


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Healthy breakfast can help you lose weight

If you begin the day with a good breakfast, many health professionals say, it can help you lose weight. That said, with the crazy time crunch in the morning, breakfast is often forgotten. What beckons is doughnuts and fast food, and good intentions quickly fall away.


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Mental Disorders of Old Age

Age is nothing but a number, so the saying goes. But there are specific changes that our brains undergo as we grow older. Structurally for instance, the brain shrinks otherwise referred to as brain atrophy. In addition, there are chemical changes that accompany the structural changes


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Personality

Personality refers to a consistent way of thinking, feeling and behaving; these characterise a person’s response to life’s situations. This is a distinctive behaviour pattern helps define a person’s identity. Personality types describe the differences between different individuals and are normal. However, personality disorders are pathological.


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Hypertension

High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is high such that it eventually causes health problems, such as heart disease and stroke. The normal blood pressure in an adult ranges from 100-140mmHg systolic to 60-90mmHg diastolic.


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