MedDay – April 2, 2019

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – New research is looking at the impact of sugar on respiratory disease. In a  study on mice, UK scientists found lowering glucose levels in the lungs could reduce inflammation and help people with asthma. They also found increasing sugar levels might help protect against some lung infections.

Under the tongue allergy tablets are becoming increasingly popular. A new study finds 73 percent of allergists prescribe the tablets for their patients, many times in place of shots.  However, some doctors say patients with multiple allergies may benefit more from shots.

Teens and young adults may be paying a heavy price for excessive drinking.  New research in oregon shows chronic alcohol use can slow the rate of growth in developing brains.  

That’s a look at some of the day’s top health stories.   Marc Liverman, CBS News, New York

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