Study: Honey May Be Better At Treating Coughs, Colds Than Over-The-Counter Medicines

(CNN) — Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found. Researchers said honey was more effective in relieving the symptoms of cold and flu-like illnesses than the usual commercial remedies, and could provide a safer, cheaper and more readily available alternative to antibiotics. They encouraged doctors to consider recommending it to patients in place of prescribing antibiotics, which can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance when overused. Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs, but its effectiveness in treating common illnesses has not been heavily researched. Physicians from Oxford University’s Medical School and Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences analyzed existing evidence to determine how the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) responded to it. URTIs are common cold-like illnesses that affect the nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. “Honey was superior to usual care for the improvement of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections,” they wrote in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. “It provides a widely available and cheap alternative to antibiotics. Honey could help efforts to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but further high quality, placebo controlled trials are needed.” Researchers compiled the results of 14 studies, nine of which only involved children. Most compared honey with more conven...
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Conclusions Higher cardiovascular endurance may mitigate the relationship between poorer subjective sleep quality and lower EC thickness. Future longitudinal studies should examine the interactive effects of sleep and fitness on brain health among older and more vulnerable populations.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
September 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced preliminary results from the Phase 1b CHRYSALIS-2 (NCT04077463) study evaluating RYBREVANT® (amivantamab-vmjw) in combination with lazertinib in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) characterized by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion or L858R mutations whose disease had progressed after treatment with osimertinib and platinum chemotherapy.[i] While previously reported results have demonstrated durable responses with RYBREVANT® in combination with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
September 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced a new analysis from the CHRYSALIS (NCT02609776) study evaluating RYBREVANT® (amivantamab-vmjw) monotherapy and a combination regimen with lazertinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations who progressed after osimertinib.[1] The analysis showed higher activity and longer duration of response (DOR) in patients treated with the combination therapy, demonstrating the potential benefit of targeting the extracellular (outer) and cataly...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Contributor : Christine A White-ZieglerSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Escherichia coliWe investigated the effect of a temperature shift from 23 ˚C to 37˚C, mimicking the temperature transition experienced by a microbe as it enters a human host. This strategy allowed the exploration of the kinetics of gene expression changes in immediate response to a temperature upshift and to characterize the suite of genes required to respond to 37˚C in the first few hours. We demonstrate that a significant number of genes are rapidly altered in expression within minutes to hours after a temperature shift. Some ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Escherichia coli Source Type: research
Although intellectual disability was included in the first description of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the cognitive and neurodevelopmental (ND) components of DMD and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) remain overshadowed by their motor, cardiac, and pulmonary manifestations. To assess the ND comorbidity burden in dystrophinopathy patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital neuromuscular clinic, abstraction of the electronic medical record was performed for 46 patients. Diagnoses of ADHD, epilepsy, autism spectrum, obsessive compulsive, oppositional defiant, mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders, along with discussion of an...
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate whether children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have sleep disorders in addition to evaluate the sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in mothers who are primary caregivers using questionnaires. Demographic and clinical data in addition to gross motor functional status of 24 patients with a DMD diagnosis were measured using gross motor function classification system (GMFCS). The patients were given the sleep disturbance scale for children (SDSC) in order to evaluate their sleep features.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
The decline of respiratory function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) leads to alteration of nocturnal gas exchange, with nocturnal hypoventilation (NH) representing the first manifestation. Current expert guidelines warrant the implementation of nocturnal non-invasive ventilation (NIV) when forced vital capacity (FVC)% falls below 50. However, there is limited evidence on the pulmonary function threshold correlating with the onset of NH. With this retrospective, longitudinal study on pediatric patients who underwent a sleep study (SS) at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, between 2010-2020, we aim to i...
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to identify the predictors of dysphagia and aspiration in a cohort of people living with DM1 over a range of disease severity and stages.
Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review To describe the impact of molecular diagnostics on our understanding of the burden and epidemiology of shigellosis in children in low-income and middle-income countries. Recent findings The incorporation of molecular diagnostics has led to a substantial increase in estimates of the burden of shigellosis and have allowed for further resolution of other aspects of Shigella epidemiology, including the clinical characteristics of shigellosis, the association between clinical and subclinical Shigella infection and linear growth shortfalls, protection after natural infection, duration of convalescent...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: GASTROINTESTINAL INFECTIONS: Edited by James A. Platts-Mills Source Type: research
Purpose of review Staphylococcus aureus is the most common invasive bacterial pathogen infecting children in the U.S. and many parts of the world. This major human pathogen continues to evolve, and recognition of recent trends in epidemiology, therapeutics and future horizons is of high importance. Recent findings Over the past decade, a relative rise of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) has occurred, such that methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) no longer dominates the landscape of invasive disease. Antimicrobial resistance continues to develop, however, and novel therapeutics or preventive modalities...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: PAEDIATRIC AND NEONATAL INFECTIONS: Edited by Scott H. James and David W. Kimberlin Source Type: research
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