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Corticosteroids are any steroid hormones made in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland). They are also made in the laboratory. Corticosteroids have many different effects in the body, and are used to treat many different conditions. They may be used as hormone replacement, to suppress the immune system, and to treat some side effects of cancer and its treatment. Corticosteroids are also used to treat certain lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias.
New drug candidates may offer breakthrough in treatment of COPD

New drug candidates may offer breakthrough in treatment of COPD

Untreated and overweight children may have worse asthma symptoms

Untreated and overweight children may have worse asthma symptoms

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

JTFPP guidelines offer practical advice on medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis

JTFPP guidelines offer practical advice on medications to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis

CRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritis

CRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritis

Lung microbiome plays major role in asthma severity and response to treatment

Lung microbiome plays major role in asthma severity and response to treatment

Timing is crucial for corticosteroids to aid healing of tendons

Timing is crucial for corticosteroids to aid healing of tendons

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

BSACI to publish updated guidance on diagnosis, management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis

BSACI to publish updated guidance on diagnosis, management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis

Corticosteroids may worsen disease in some patients with severe asthma

Corticosteroids may worsen disease in some patients with severe asthma

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Trial shows promising results for new medicine in treating severe asthma patients

Trial shows promising results for new medicine in treating severe asthma patients

Ankle arthroplasty enables arthritis patient to walk again without pain

Ankle arthroplasty enables arthritis patient to walk again without pain

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Study: Systemic therapy preserves vision of uveitis patients better than intraocular implant

Study: Systemic therapy preserves vision of uveitis patients better than intraocular implant

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Study finds effective treatment approach for preserving long-term vision in patients with severe uveitis

Steroids offer no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives

Steroids offer no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders

Silk garments unlikely to provide benefit for children with eczema

Silk garments unlikely to provide benefit for children with eczema

AAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritis

AAOS issues new guidelines for treatment of hip osteoarthritis