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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.
Good news for for people with mild, persistent asthma

Good news for for people with mild, persistent asthma

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

Mild asthma can be controlled with once-a-day treatment

Mild asthma can be controlled with once-a-day treatment

Right medications essential for allergy control

Right medications essential for allergy control

Daily steroid treatments help boys with muscular dystrophy walk longer

Daily steroid treatments help boys with muscular dystrophy walk longer

FDA advisory committee supports Advair 500/50 in reducing COPD exacerbations

FDA advisory committee supports Advair 500/50 in reducing COPD exacerbations

1.2 million hospitalized patients experienced an adverse drug event

1.2 million hospitalized patients experienced an adverse drug event

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

New method predicts hip joint decay from chemotherapy

Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrom

Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrom

Steroids for acute sinusitis

Steroids for acute sinusitis

Tailored interventions based on sputum eosinophils versus clinical symptoms for asthma in children and adults

Tailored interventions based on sputum eosinophils versus clinical symptoms for asthma in children and adults

Aspirin, cancer and lung inflamation

Aspirin, cancer and lung inflamation

Studies highlight role of inflammation in cancer

Studies highlight role of inflammation in cancer

Gleevec available to patients in post-surgical GIST study

Gleevec available to patients in post-surgical GIST study

GlaxoSmithKline initiates study of PROMACTA in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

GlaxoSmithKline initiates study of PROMACTA in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Corticosteroids after cardiac surgery lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Corticosteroids after cardiac surgery lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Inhaled corticosteroids deserve further consideration for lung cancer chemoprevention

Inhaled corticosteroids deserve further consideration for lung cancer chemoprevention

FDA wants warning label on omalizumab (Xolair)

FDA wants warning label on omalizumab (Xolair)

Chemotherapy drug bortezomib packs a one-two punch

Chemotherapy drug bortezomib packs a one-two punch

Time, therapy spur recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Time, therapy spur recovery from sudden sensorineural hearing loss