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Potent, unregulated steroid creams readily available in U.S.

Potent, unregulated steroid creams readily available in U.S. 2

(HealthDay)—Potent prescription-strength topical corticosteroids without a prescription (PSTCw/oP) are readily available in many U.S. cities, according to a letter to the editor published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Rebecca S. Kimyon, from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues investigated the …

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    Autism spectrum disorder risk linked to insufficient placental steroid

    Autism spectrum disorder risk linked to insufficient placental steroid 3

    Myelin, a lipid-rich insulating layer that protects nerve fibers. Credit: Children’s National Hospital A study in experimental models suggests that allopregnanolone, one of many hormones produced by the placenta during pregnancy, is so essential to normal fetal brain development that when provision of that hormone decreases or stops abruptly—as occurs …

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      New evidence that steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints

      New evidence that steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints 4

      Rapid progressive osteoarthritis joint space loss (type 1) and subchondral insufficiency fracture in a 53-year-old man who presented with hip pain. (a) Anteroposterior left hip radiograph shows mild osteophytic changes (arrows) and no joint space loss. This patient was referred for intra-articular corticosteroid injection. (b) Seven weeks after injection, he …

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