Cold or flu? Top 10 cold myths debunked

A survey released by Merck Manuals found that 88 percent of Americans are confident when it comes to treating cold symptoms, but many buy into age-old myths about the common cold that could affect their treatment. Misreading symptoms or failing to seek appropriate treatment can lead to serious health issues, with more than 200,000 people in the U.S. hospitalized each year for respiratory and heart conditions associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Making the wrong decision also impacts…
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amada Influenza and the common cold are acute infectious diseases of the respiratory tract. Influenza is a severe disease that is highly infectious and can progress to life-threating diseases such as pneumonia or encephalitis when aggravated. Due to the fact that influenza infections and common colds spread easily via droplets and contact, public prevention measures, such as hand washing and facial masks, are recommended for influenza prophylaxis. Experimental studies have reported that tea catechins inhibited influenza viral adsorption and suppressed replication and neuraminidase activity. They were also effective aga...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study represents a first approach to prove a causal therapeutic effect in addition to the already described symptomatic effects for a thyme preparation. Patients with common cold infections may profit from the additional causal therapeutic effects of an expectorant.
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the relevance of such a model for the discovery and validation of antiviral drugs. Fully differentiated 3D nasal epithelium cultures were inoculated with picornaviruses, a coronavirus and influenza A viruses in the absence or in the presence of reference antiviral drugs. Results showed that, rupintrivir efficiently inhibits the replication of respiratory picornaviruses in a dose dependent manner and prevents the impairment of the mucociliary clearance. Similarly, oseltamivir reduced the replication of influenza A viruses in a dose dependent manner and prevented the impairment of the ...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
[The Herald] At least 12 people have died of common cold and influenza in the country this year while 9 962 cases of the diseases have been reported in one week countrywide.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
This study represents a first approach to prove a causal therapeutic effect in addition to the already described symptomatic effects for a thyme preparation. Patients with common cold infections may profit from the additional causal therapeutic effects of an expectorant.
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to test the relevance of such a model for the discovery and validation of antiviral drugs. Fully differentiated 3D nasal epithelium cultures were inoculated with picornaviruses, a coronavirus and influenza A viruses in the absence or in the presence of reference antiviral drugs. Results showed that, rupintrivir efficiently inhibits the replication of respiratory picornaviruses in a dose dependent manner and prevents the impairment of the mucociliary clearance. Similarly, oseltamivir reduced the replication of influenza A viruses in a dose dependent manner and prevented the impairment of the ...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Interventions:   Drug: Interferon Beta-1A;   Other: Placebo Sponsor:   Synairgen Research Ltd. Active, not recruiting
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