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Common Ground Among Companies Developing Diabetes Treatments
There is significant competition among companies developing treatments for diabetes. In spite of that, the common goal for all treatments is to help the growing number of patients developing the condition to better control their symptoms and overall health.
As the diabetes epidemic continues there are always new treatments being developed. For doctors treating the condition there are many questions to be answered including which therapies work best for their individual patients
Researchers believe new therapeutic options, including tiotropium, will emerge to help doctors and patients improve the management of asthma.
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
A study presented at CHEST 2016 in Los Angeles found that home visits made to non-compliant asthmatics or those with uncontrolled symptoms drastically increased their adherence to treatment and regular office visits in the following year.
There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States with medication-resistant epilepsy. For many, their condition could be better managed by learning more about it and finding the right specialist who can help.
There are currently close to three million people in the United States with epilepsy. Of that total, close 500,000 are classified as medication resistant. Work is underway to help bring that number down and help more people with the condition.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continue their reduction efforts in men who have sex with men (MSM) – a population that made up 67% of new HIV infections in 2014.
The researchers found that those whose fathers smoked prior to their conception were at a three times greater risk of developing non-allergic early onset asthma. Welding was also implicated.

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