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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.
Conflicting evidence on potential benefit, negative outcomes of hip and knee steroid injections

Conflicting evidence on potential benefit, negative outcomes of hip and knee steroid injections

Exuberant activation of immune cells in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

Exuberant activation of immune cells in severe COVID-19 resembles lupus

New drug offers hope for young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New drug offers hope for young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New book gives overview of viruses and how they emerge to cause pandemics

New book gives overview of viruses and how they emerge to cause pandemics

A historic partnership to develop evidence-based guidelines for clinical care and practice

A historic partnership to develop evidence-based guidelines for clinical care and practice

Corticosteroids can be lifesaving for critically ill COVID-19 patients

Corticosteroids can be lifesaving for critically ill COVID-19 patients

Study examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19

Study examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for severe COVID-19

Vaping-related lung injuries have suggestive patterns on CT scans

Vaping-related lung injuries have suggestive patterns on CT scans

NPS MedicineWise offers information to prevent hay fever symptoms

NPS MedicineWise offers information to prevent hay fever symptoms

Inhaled steroid ciclesonide suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Inhaled steroid ciclesonide suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication in vitro

Study examines safety and early outcomes of gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy

Study examines safety and early outcomes of gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy

Scientists identify two markers of inflammation that predict severity of COVID-19 cases

Scientists identify two markers of inflammation that predict severity of COVID-19 cases

Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Dexamethasone should be a standard drug in severe COVID-19

Dexamethasone should be a standard drug in severe COVID-19

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Vitamin D could help suppress excessive T cell-mediated lung inflammation in severe COVID-19

Vitamin D could help suppress excessive T cell-mediated lung inflammation in severe COVID-19

7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

Small molecule drugs binding Mac1 domain of SARS-CoV-2

Small molecule drugs binding Mac1 domain of SARS-CoV-2

QUT and Oxford collaborate on clinical trial to test asthma inhalers as treatment for COVID-19

QUT and Oxford collaborate on clinical trial to test asthma inhalers as treatment for COVID-19