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Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation Electronic cigarettes are handheld electronic vaping devices which produce an aerosol formed by heating an e‐liquid. …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Adapting inhaled medication practice in COPD and asthma to avoid funding the tobacco industry An inhaler company whose products …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Chemical analysis of fresh and aged Australian e-cigarette liquids Assessment of the chemical composition of 65 Australian electronic cigarette …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Placebos in clinical care: a suggestion beyond the evidence Placebos provide important treatment effects but are often driven by myths and …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Probiotics for preventing gestational diabetes A Cochrane review suggests there is an 85% increased relative risk of pre‐eclampsia with probiotic administration compared …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Impact of Inhaler Device Regimen in Patients with Asthma or COPD Patients prescribed different device types for reliever and maintenance medications …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea A systematic review and meta-analysis of 42 studies has concluded that probiotics are effective …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news NSAIDs for heavy menstrual bleeding NSAIDs used just before and during menses reduce relative mean menstrual blood loss by about 30%, …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Management of insomnia in primary care Insomnia is a common sleep disorder involving difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep and …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia are common during pregnancy and are associated …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news High Use of SABAs is Associated with Higher Exacerbation Rate Dutch data from the REALISE survey of adults with asthma shows …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular outcomes A systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly 150,00 people has concluded that omega-3 …