Aspirin: The sensation in your mouth might signal need for immediate medical help
ASPIRIN is a painkiller used for aches and pains, ranging from headaches to period pain. It's also often used to treat the common cold and flu, as it can help lower your temperature. Like all medicines, aspirin has possible side effects including a sensation in the mouth that might signal a need for medical help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common cold prevention: 7 simple ways to STOP a cold before it starts
THE COMMON cold is normally fairly mild, but this winter GPs are advising people to stay at home to avoid the surge of the ‘worst cold ever'. Here's how to help prevent catching a cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: The signs in your eyes and nose - what to do if you get symptoms again
SIGNS and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure. They can be mistaken for signs of the flu or common cold, but there are some differences to be aware of. So, if you have symptoms should you still isolate even if you've tested positive for coronavirus before? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu: Top tips ahead of winter to banish nasty symptoms in under 24 hours
COLD and flu: After nearly 19 months of social distancing, scientists believe people's immune defences have weakened. The results, warned experts, means a major surge in people coming down with the common cold or flu. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Calls for inquiry as negative Covid PCR tests after positive lateral flow reported
Scientists urge urgent investigation to ensure that people are not being given false negative resultsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists are calling for an urgent investigation after dozens of reports of people testing negative using gold-standard Covid PCR tests, despite testing positive on rapid lateral flow tests, and in many cases experiencing Covid-like symptoms.The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it had been made aware of people in some areas of the country anecdotally reporting positive lateral flow test results with subsequent negative PCR tests, and that it was looki...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus Science Health Common cold Source Type: news

'Cold season' is now here – should you stay at home if you fall ill? Dr Hilary's advice
DR HILARY confirmed that there are "lots of colds out there" as we are now in the common "cold season". As symptoms can be similar to Covid, what should you do if you get ill? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two main differences between the common cold and the flu - symptoms explained
COMMON colds, as well as the flu and coronavirus, are all circulating in the UK. Experts have warned that there could be up to 60,000 deaths this flu season, as many people have not built their immunity throughout the pandemic. There are, however, some differences between the common cold and the flu. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid update: Virus could be more like a common cold by next Spring says expert
COVID could soon resemble the common cold as the virus weakens and people's immunity is boosted by vaccines and exposure, two leading experts have said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives
After 18 months of social distancing, scientists believe people ’s immune defences have weakenedThereturn of schools and the arrival of autumn means common colds and other respiratory infections are firmly on the rise, spreading coughs and sneezes, more severe illnesses, and prompting some to report theirworst colds ever.According to Public Health England, there is no particularly nasty new virus doing the rounds, but as cases rise, experts warn that people can expect more frequent infections and more serious symptoms now the UK is emerging from lockdown.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Common cold Flu Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Vaccine pioneer says virus will get weaker all the time
Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the woman who created the Oxford vaccine, has said Covid is unlikely to mutate into a much deadlier variant and will eventually just cause the common cold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is 'the worst cold ever' going around?
As more people mix again, the common cold is back - and leaving people floored. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is the flu?
Fever, upset stomach, diarrhea, sore throat, chills, coughing, sneezing and headache all can make you feel miserable. And when you're not feeling well, it sometimes can be hard to know exactly what's wrong and how you can help yourself feel better. With flu season approaching, this is a good time to look at the symptoms of what is — and is not — the flu. Common cold A runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, congestion, headache… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers find that exposure to marijuana smoke may increase risk of respiratory infections in children
Children whose parents regularly smoke or vape marijuana may experience viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, more frequently than those whose parents do not smoke, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatric Research. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado surveyed 1,491 parents and caregivers who lived in Colorado where recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal. The researchers found that parents who regularly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers find that exposure to marijuana smoke may increase risk of respiratory infections in children
Children whose parents regularly smoke or vape marijuana may experience viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, more frequently than those whose parents do not smoke, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatric Research. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado surveyed 1,491 parents and caregivers who lived in Colorado where recreational and medicinal use of marijuana is legal. The researchers found that parents who regularly… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

September 2021
Few Receive Medications for Alcohol Problems The Power of Peers : Who Influences Your Health? Recognizing RSV : More Than the Common Cold Learn About Burn Care Eating Disorders (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 of the Future: Endemic and Mostly in Young Children? COVID-19 of the Future: Endemic and Mostly in Young Children?
Based on experience with other beta coronaviruses and modeling, experts say SARS-CoV-2 could become endemic and spread more like the common cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

Apollo hospitals MD calls Covaxin, Covishield combination results 'encouraging'
Covaxin contains dead virus of Covid which triggers the immune system to draw up a defense system against Covid while Covishield is vector based and introduces weak virus of common cold in the body that forms an immunity barrier to fight coronavirus, explained Dr. Sameer Bhati, Public Health Expert. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 remain stable, or even increase, seven months after infection
The levels of IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein remain stable, or even increase, seven months after infection, according to a follow-up study in a cohort of healthcare workers coordinated by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation, in collaboration with the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. The results, published in Nature Communications, also support the idea that pre-existing antibodies against common cold coronaviruses could protect against COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Immersion Foot Injury?
Discussion All occupations have some type of potential health consequences. Some are obvious because of the environment such as kitchen workers, first responders, helicopter pilots, etc. Others are may be less obvious or not considered such as slip and falls, cleaning supply chemical exposure, animal bites for postal and utility workers, etc. Noise and lifting objects are often overlooked problems in some settings but obvious in others such as construction. Protective measures, especially appropriate education and training and protective clothing and safety gear are obviously important for performing the work as safely as ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 26, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lethal mix of Covid, flu and common cold virus this winter could push NHS to breaking point
A report by the Academy of Medical Sciences also warned that the NHS could be crippled by a triple-whammy of Covid, flu and other seasonal viruses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common colds rising as pandemic restrictions ease; door-to-door vaccine push becomes political battleground: Live COVID-19 updates
As the vaccination rate plateaus across the country, the White House is firing back at public officials who speak out against the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Covid respiratory illnesses on rise in UK, medical experts say
Increase in cases of bronchitis and common colds attributed to people mixing after easing of lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNon-Covid respiratory illnesses and other conditions that were suppressed over the winter by lockdown are slowly “marching upwards” again, albeit at a level below what doctors expect for this time of year.The increase in conditions such as bronchitis and the common cold was attributed by an expert at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to the onset of people mixing again amid the lifting of lockdown measures.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Infectious diseases Coronavirus Health Medical research UK news Hospitals England Source Type: news

Covid will be more like the common cold than flu and will reach 'equilibirum' in 'very few years'
Professor Paul Hunter, an expert in infectious diseases, said mounting Covid immunity would lead to it sparking less severe infections. He said it would no longer spark spiralling cases and deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid or common cold: Are runny nose and congestion a symptom of COVID-19?
SYMPTOMS of COVID-19 can often be confused with other ailments, so how can you tell if you have the virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The return of the common cold: Sales of adult cough medicine has risen 80% compared to 2020
The flu is returning after a year long hiatus, and Americans are once again purchasing flu and cold related products at the rates that they used to before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As COVID Rules Ease, Common Colds Rebound Across America
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

As COVID Rules Ease, Common Colds Rebound Across America
FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Infectious disease expert Ravina Kullar's husband has a cold. So does her sister-in-law. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Clinic's waiting rooms are becoming much more frequented by folks with coughs, sneezes and sniffles, said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Common cold combats COVID-19
A new Yale-led study finds that immune system activity jump-started by rhinovirus exposure could prevent or treat the early stages of COVID-19 infection. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Exposure to the common cold CAN protect against coronavirus, Yale study finds
Getting a cold can prime the immune system to protect you against COVID, a new study from Yale finds. The immune system response could be the start of a COVID treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

View: Seven steps to reduce the third coronavirus wave to just a bout of common cold
"We should singularly focus on how to vaccinate 64 crore people quickly. I trust our government under the leadership of the PM will arrange an adequate number of vaccines. Next, if vaccination becomes a community effort, we can vaccinate 1 crore Indians every day." says Devi Shetty in the article. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can you still catch a cold in summer? Why the common cold is back
COLDS seem to have disappeared since the start of the pandemic... but is the common cold coming back? Can you catch a cold in summer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody from cold can neutralize COVID-19 and could lead to vaccine against all coronaviruses
A new study from the Scripps Research Institute, in La Jolla, California, found higher levels of antibodies generated during the common cold in COVID survivors than in those never infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German scientists claim they have figured out why some Covid vaccines cause blood clots
Ellie Peacock (pictured) suffered blood clots after getting a jab. Researchers at Goethe-University of Frankfurt say the problem lies in a common cold virus used so the vaccine can enter the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German scientists say they can help improve Covid vaccines to prevent blood clots
AstraZeneca and Johnson& Johnson jabs have caused rare blood clots but scientists say they can be redesigned to avoid problemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA team of German scientists believe that they have worked out whysome people given the AstraZeneca andJohnson& Johnson vaccines against Covid-19 develop blood clots – and claim they can tell the manufacturers how to improve the vaccine to avoid it.The key is in the adenovirus – the common cold virus that is used to deliver the spike protein of the coronavirus into the body, say Rolf Marschalek, a professor at Goethe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus UK news AstraZeneca Science Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

European Commission approves PONVORYTM (ponesimod), a Once Daily, Oral Therapy for the Treatment of Adults with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis with Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, May 24, 2021 – Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved PONVORY (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[4] “Relapsing multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable and complex disease that can present very differently from individual to individual, placing a heavy burden on the patient and their loved ones,” said Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath, Professor of Neuro...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19 could become like common cold in future, study suggests
The research, published in the journal Viruses, makes this likely prediction based on mathematical models that incorporate lessons learned from the current pandemic on how our body's immunity changes over time. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune genetics and previous common cold infections might help protect Japan from COVID-19
(Fujita Health University) By meta-analysis, experimentally determined COVID-19 virus T cell epitopes were compared with sequences of common cold coronaviruses (CCCoVs). Only one CCCoV-matching epitope was repeatedly identified as highly immunogenic, namely the CD8+ T cell epitope VYIGDPAQL ( " VYI " peptide) if presented by the MHC class I allele HLA-A*24:02. Approximately 60% of Japanese individuals carry this allele, which in combination with previous CCCoV infections might help explain the surprisingly low prevalence of COVID-19 in Japan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 eventually become just a seasonal nuisance?
(University of Utah Health) Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles. That possible future is predicted by mathematical models that incorporate lessons learned from the current pandemic on how our body's immunity changes over time. Scientists at the University of Utah carried out the research, now published in the journal Viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The facts about zinc, the common cold and covid-19
The mineral has been popular during the pandemic, but scientific evidence is scant. Keep these five points in mind before you decide to use it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sally Wadyka Source Type: news

Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tainted batches of Russia's Sputnik V Covid vaccine sent to Brazil carried a live version of a common cold-causing virus, the South...
Brazil says Russian Covid vaccine carried live cold virus (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Cheap'Universal' Coronavirus Vaccine on the Way?
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 -- An experimental COVID-19 vaccine could potentially provide universal protection against future COVID variants as well as other coronaviruses— maybe even the ones responsible for the common cold. And it's dirt cheap... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Taking oxygen intermittently does not help COVID patients: Experts
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said more than 85 per cent of the COVID patients will recover without any specific treatment in the form of Remdesivir etc. "Most will have symptoms like common cold, sore throat etc. and over five to seven days, will recover with symptomatic treatment. Only 15 per cent may go to the moderate phase of the disease," he said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease – not to mention vampires and werewolves. But does it really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA and CDC Recommend Pausing COVID-19 Vaccination With J & J-Janssen Shot While They Investigate Blood Clot Risks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine be temporarily halted while the agencies review reports of blood clots among vaccinated people. On April 13, the two government agencies issued a joint statement announcing a recommended pause as federal regulators review six cases of blood clots reported six to 13 days after the people received the single-dose vaccine. “Until that [review] process is complete, we are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of cautio...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 could become the new common cold: Experts predict the virus is here to stay
Public health experts say they believe that COVID-19 will likely become an endemic disease, meaning it will always be present in the population but, at the same time, circulating at low rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines may need regular updates as coronavirus evolves, say scientists
In the research, virologists from Charite -- Universitatsmedizin Berlin in Germany studied the genetic evolution of the four currently known 'common cold' coronaviruses, particularly the two longest-known viruses, 229E and OC43. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for PONVORY ™ (ponesimod) for the Treatment of Adults With Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis With Active Disease Defined by Clinical or Imaging Features
BEERSE, BELGIUM, MARCH 26, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion recommending marketing authorisation for PONVORY™ (ponesimod) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) with active disease defined by clinical or imaging features.[3]“Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) have varied and often unpredictable symptoms, posing a unique human, societal and economic burden,” said Catherine T...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

UCLA researchers digitize massive collection of folk medicine
A project more than 40 years in the making,the Archive of Healing is one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world. UCLA Professor David Shorter has launched an interactive, searchable website featuring hundreds of thousands of entries that span more than 200 years, and draws from seven continents, six university archives, 3,200 published sources, and both first and second-hand information from folkloric field notes.The entries address a broad range of health-related topics including everything from midwifery and menopause to common colds and flus. The site aims to preserve Indigenous knowledge a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news