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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 to combat Gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease in stem-cell patients shows significant reduction in deaths

New drug to combat Gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host disease in stem-cell patients shows significant reduction in deaths

Inhaled steroids best treatment for children with asthma

Inhaled steroids best treatment for children with asthma

City kids with asthma lose out on preventive treatment

City kids with asthma lose out on preventive treatment

Novel drug boosts platelets in ITP

Novel drug boosts platelets in ITP

DIY cure for tennis elbow

DIY cure for tennis elbow

Combination therapy of salmeterol and fluticasone improves survival in patients with COPD

Combination therapy of salmeterol and fluticasone improves survival in patients with COPD

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow

New biologic treatment for tennis elbow

FDA approves Omnaris, new hay fever drug

FDA approves Omnaris, new hay fever drug

Inhaled corticosteroids reduce COPD mortality risk

Inhaled corticosteroids reduce COPD mortality risk

Drug infliximab may help ease ulcerative colitis

Drug infliximab may help ease ulcerative colitis

More children around the world now have allergies and asthma

More children around the world now have allergies and asthma

Drug combo could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Drug combo could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Wheezy kids more prone to asthma

Wheezy kids more prone to asthma

Drug trial fiasco induced immune system overload in patients

Drug trial fiasco induced immune system overload in patients

Safe for cystic fibrosis patients to stop using inhaled corticosteroids

Safe for cystic fibrosis patients to stop using inhaled corticosteroids

Lessons from our patients: development of a warm autopsy program

Lessons from our patients: development of a warm autopsy program

Asthma sufferers reduce need for inhalers by breathing exercises

Asthma sufferers reduce need for inhalers by breathing exercises

Naltrexone relief for Crohn's sufferers

Naltrexone relief for Crohn's sufferers

Spacers versus nebulisers for treatment of acute asthma

Spacers versus nebulisers for treatment of acute asthma

Inhaled corticosteroids can reduce breathing problems in children at high risk for asthma

Inhaled corticosteroids can reduce breathing problems in children at high risk for asthma