Zimbabwe:Common Cold, Influenza Kill 12
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?
Viral pneumonia causes symptoms that include a cough, fever, and chills. It often occurs as a complication of the common cold. Those more at risk include young children and older adults. The condition usually resolves without treatment, but doctors may prescribe antiviral medication. Learn about viral pneumonia here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Polio Virus Could Help Treat Brain Cancer. Here ’s How
The idea that viruses may be co-opted to do good rather than harm isn’t entirely new; researchers have been attempting to harness the power of viruses and bacteria for more than a century. Vaccines are the shining example of using bad bugs to do good in priming the immune system to fight disease. But disease-causing viruses aren’t always easy to corral, and attempts to use them to activate the immune system against things other than fellow bacteria and viruses — including cancer, for example — have not been so successful. There is only one approved virus-based treatment for cancer, which uses herpes...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

There is a good chance of curing the common cold in the next 10 years
Professor Peter Barlow, of Edinburgh Napier University,  said it would be unwise to dole out the cure to everyone because the bug could mutate, such as that seen in antibiotic resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Often Should I Clean My Phone?
The world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “fecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbors illness-causing germs, a healthy person’s poop—though gross—usually isn’t dangerous. (If you’ve read anything about fecal transplants, you know that the bacteria in feces may in some cases confer health benefits.) So even if your smartphone is e...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

The difference between the common cold and the flu
(Natural News) Everyone gets sick occasionally, and in a typical situation, remedies and medical care are readily available. However, in a SHTF scenario, you will have limited access to medical help, and when you happen to catch any illness, you won’t have the time or resources to figure out what caused it and how to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold
Rhinoviruses and other picornaviruses need a human enzyme to manufacture their protein coat; a new small-molecule inhibitor blocks the enzyme and could be used one day to treat the common cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Best —and Worst—Ways to Remove a Tick From Your Skin
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Science explains why we are more vulnerable to getting sick when the seasons change
(Natural News) People are more vulnerable to getting sick when seasons change, especially during spring and fall, and experts may now know why. According to research, it’s not the cold air that makes people sick; rather, it’s the virus. Rhinoviruses and coronaviruses, the two main causes of the common cold, can multiply quickly when the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold
In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. " The common... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The common cold: Could we be close to a cure?
A recent paper describes a newly designed drug that brings us closer to the holy grail of medical research: a cure for the common cold. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Researchers Say We Could Be One Step Closer To Cure For The Common Cold
BOSTON (CBS) – Could we be one step closer to a cure for the common cold? Scientists think so. We often talk about the common cold like it’s one illness caused by one germ, but in reality, a cold can be triggered by almost 200 different viruses. One of the most common classes, however, is rhinoviruses. Researchers at the Imperial College of London have developed a molecule that interferes with the rhinovirus’ ability to create a protective shell necessary for it to replicate. Early studies in the lab are promising but it still needs to be tested in animal and human studies before it could hit the market....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Common Cold Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Is a cure for the common cold in sight?
Researchers from from Imperial College London have created a molecule that prevents the virus from hijacking a protein in human cells that it uses to protect itself from people's immune systems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chemical compound 'stops common cold in its tracks'
Scientists working on human cells in a dish find new way to tackle rhinovirus – though a cure is a long way offIt ’s a conundrum that hasstumped scientists for centuries, but now researchers say they have taken a tantalising step forward in the quest to tackle the common cold.The scourge of workplace, home and school playground, the common cold is predominantly caused by the rhinovirus. But attempts to thwart the pathogen by vaccination or antiviral drugs face a number of difficulties – not least because the virus comes in many forms and can mutate rapidly leading to drug resistance.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Common cold Society Health Medical research Source Type: news

Drug target for curing the common cold
Scientists are working on an inhalable treatment that could stop any cold virus in its tracks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecule that acts on human cells might provide hope for 'irresistible' cold cure
(Imperial College London) Researchers have lab-tested a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Nebraska Woman Thought She Had a Runny Nose. It Was Actually Fluid Leaking From Her Brain
A Nebraska woman got a surprising diagnosis last month after years of being told she had allergies, congestion or a common cold: Her perpetual, severe runny nose was actually caused by a hole in her skull. Two years ago, Kendra Jackson, 52, noticed that her nose was running constantly, CNN reports. At first, she didn’t think it was anything serious. But, “When it didn’t go away, I kept going back and forth to the doctors, and they prescribed every kind of medicine you can think of, and my nose just kept on running,” Jackson told CNN. It wasn’t until this spring that clinicians at the Universi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Hay fever: One in six believe the common allergy problem is spread like a COLD
ALMOST one in six people believe hay fever can spread like the common cold, a survey has revealed. High pollen counts are expected in parts of the country across the Bank Holiday weekend, but research by the Met Office found many are unaware of the causes and symptoms of the allergy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weather warning: Why EVERYONE is more likely to catch a cold RIGHT NOW
THE COLD weather is more likely to make us ill. Research has found that the common cold spreads more easily when the temperature drops, with the virus struggling to reproduce when we are warm. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Here's how to feel better, fast
THE COMMON cold will usually go away on its own within 10 days, but in the meantime, these remedies will help soothe your symptoms and get you back to your best. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: The best way to feel better, fast
THE COMMON cold will usually go away on its own within 10 days, but in the meantime, here's how to soothe your symptoms and get back to your best. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Durham pharma pushing to fight a common cold virus that's deadly to some patients
For Durham-based Chimerix (Nasdaq: CMRX), fighting a virus known to cause the common cold is not a task it takes lightly.   That's because the company is currently setting up sites for a Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead antiviral drug brincidofovir for the treatment of adenovirus in pediatric transplant patients.  While the common virus is typically treated with over-the-counter medications, for patients with a w eakened immune system – such as pediatric transplant patients – it can be very… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When The Seasons Change? Here ’s What Experts Say
It happens every year: As soon as the winter weather breaks and the temperature starts rising as spring approaches, you come down with a cold. You’re not alone. While the biggest surge in human rhinovirus infections occurs in the fall, springtime also ushers in a second peak season for common colds. Experts say several factors play a part in these seasonal spikes. In both spring and fall, seasonal allergies can increase a person’s vulnerability to infections, says Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The nasal inflammation caused by seasonal allergies makes ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Best supplements for preventing colds: These 15p a day tablets could STOP viral infections
COLD and flu symptoms can include sore throats, headaches, runny noses and coughs. Taking these supplements everyday could help to treat infections, protect against viruses, and prevent the common cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemorrhoids: This common flu symptom increases your chances of piles - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piles: This common cold symptom increases your chances of haemorrhoids - are you at risk?
PILES bleeding is one of the most common symptoms of haemorrhoids. You could be at risk of the condition if you have this common cold and winter illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Exercise When I ’m Sick?
If you want to protect yourself from colds and flu, regular exercise may be the ultimate immunity-booster. Studies have shown that moderate aerobic exercise—around 30 to 45 minutes a day of activities like walking, biking or running—can more than halve your risk for respiratory infections and other common winter maladies. There’s some evidence that very intense exercise—running a marathon, say—can briefly suppress your immune function, says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. But in general, physical activity is...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Cold cure: These are UK parent's top tips and remedies
THE COMMON cold is costing UK families almost a week ’s-worth of sleep every year, a new study has found. New research by Vicks shows families with children aged under five estimate they lose 50 hours of sleep annually due to colds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart bomb virus shows promise as brain tumor immunotherapy
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A common cold virus engineered to attack the most common and deadly of brain tumors allowed 20 percent of patients with recurrent glioblastoma to live for three years or longer, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report on a phase I clinical trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Most Dreaded Opponent at the Olympics: The Common Cold
It ’ s the game before the Games. Athletes coming to Pyeongchang strategize for weeks about how to overcome a foe they can ’ t see. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID SEGAL Tags: Olympic Games (2018) Colds Winter (Season) Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

8 uses for Echinacea backed by science
(Natural News) Echinacea (pronounced ek-in-nay-sha) is a medicinal plant used by Native Americans to treat snake bites and cure septic wounds. Its popularity today is founded on several studies that prove its efficacy in shortening the common cold and reducing fever. This small, purple flower is indeed a herb you should familiarize yourself with. Should... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

How to spot flu symptoms
During this fierce and deadly flu season, it's important to recognize the symptoms that will tell you whether you have the nasty infection -- or just a common cold. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors warn another flu-like deadly virus is going round
The adenovirus  — which often infects the airways and the intestinal tract — shares several symptoms with the flu, including congestion, sore throat, cough and fever, and can cause the common cold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want a cure for the common cold? Try some chicken soup
Like most GPs I have been inundated by patients suffering from varying degrees of all of these things. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu vs ‘man flu’: Which is worse? Look out for these symptoms
AUSSIE flu symptoms have been described as the same as normal flu but more severe. Likewise ‘man flu’ is said to be far worse version of the common cold. But which is worse? A doctor has revealed the difference between both illnesses. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy 12-Year-Old Florida Boy Dies Suddenly From the Flu, Family Says
What appeared to be a common cold, but was apparently influenza, ended up killing an otherwise healthy 12-year-old Florida boy — adding another heartbreaking story to the record of a deadly flu season. At first, seventh-grader Dylan Winnik only had fatigue and a runny nose, his stepfather, Mike Medwin, told WPTV. The family kept an eye on Winnik’s symptoms, taking his temperature, which seemed normal, and keeping him home from school — so they were shocked when the middle schooler suddenly died from his illness on Tuesday. “Don’t mess around with the flu,” Medwin told WPTV. “It&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Florida healthytime onetime Source Type: news

UCLA study describes structure of tumor herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma
UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to identify if you have the flu or just a common cold
Doctors told Daily Mail Online that a fever is a red flag that you have the flu and you should go to the doctor within 24 hours before symptoms develop into deadly complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: What’s the difference between the deadly virus and a cold?
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, runny noses and sore throats. While similar to a common cold, the deadly Aussie flu virus has significant differences. Here ’s a quick way to tell the difference. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite vaccine mandates, California's public health collapses due to the common cold... hospitals under siege from masses of sick people
(Natural News) Democrats are the poster children of insanity: They keep doing the same things over and over and over again expecting a different outcome. Take California (please!). In recent years the one-party state (Democrats) violated the rights of everyone by mandating that vaccines will be administered to all children, regardless of parents’ objections to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

WATCH: Peak flu season: Is it too late to get a flu shot?
ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on what you can still do to fight the flu and how to beat the common cold that just won't quit. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news