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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

Aussie flu symptoms: Tell difference between cold and flu from the type of COUGH
COUGHING is a key symptom of the common cold and this year's Aussie flu, but if it ’s short and dry it’s likely to be the latter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chesty cough? Dry cough? Why you should NEVER ignore a tickly throat
CHESTY, dry coughs could be due to a common cold, but they could also be a sign of something more serious, like lung cancer or heart failure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food And Drug Administration Plans Crackdown On Risky Homeopathic Remedies
FDA says homeopathy has grown into a $3 billion industry with treatments being sold for conditions ranging from the common cold to cancer. The agency will prioritize action against unsafe products.(Image credit: Alexander Baumann/EyeEm/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first day of winter. It starts the moment the Northern Hemisphere is pointed at its farthest distance from the sun. The winter solstice is considered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The sacred day is also called Yule to pagans celebrating the birth of the new solar year, ac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime winter solstice Source Type: news

Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That's why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda's Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human 'common cold' virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Gene Therapy May Be Cure for'Bubble Boy' Disease
SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 -- Babies born with the immune-system ravaging " bubble boy " disease have had to spend their too-often-short lives in germ-free isolation, lest something as simple as a common cold virus fell them with a fatal infection. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

When a common cold may trigger early supportive care
(Children's National Health System) A new study led by Children's National Health System shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flu and colds: Why do we cough?
Whether dry or chesty, coughing fits are customary when flu or the common cold is involved. But what causes us to cough? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Common cold viruses reveal one of their strengths
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Why don't we ever develop immunity against the common cold? The incredible variability of coronaviruses is better understood with this study about the ways in which coronaviruses adapt and evolve, becoming ever more effective at infecting hosts without being defeated by the immune system. The receptor binding domain (RBD) of coronavirus S-protein displays three highly variable extended loops that modulate the affinity to both the receptor on a target cell and the neutralizing antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tampa Bay companies agree to settle FTC false advertising complaint
Three Sarasota County companies that claimed their products would fix everything from the common cold to HIV would be barred from similar future misrepresentations, under a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The companies — NextGen Nutritionals, Strictly Health and Cyber Business Technology — and their owners, Anna McLean and Robert McLean, neither admitted nor denied allegations of false advertising and other charges, but agreed to the settlement. The settlement order,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Housecall: Understanding ? and avoiding ? the common cold
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES What do you know about the common cold?? It's that time of year when everyone seems to be coming down with a cold. The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat. While it's usually harmless, it may not feel that way. Find out how you might avoid [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Evidence Scant for Treatment of Cough With the Common Cold
Update recommends against nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory agents for adults, codeine for children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Really Works to Fight a Stubborn Cough?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cold and Cough Medicines, Common Cold, Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: What works for a cold and what doesn?t
Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here's a look at some common cold remedies and what's known about them. Cold remedies that work If [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb ’s Effects on Infectious Disease
Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Common cold symptoms: Six ways men can CURE their ‘man flu’ in no time REVEALED
COMMON colds in men - nicknamed the ‘man flu’ - can be cured moe quickly by deep-cleaning your house, buying a new toothbrush and avoiding kissing, says GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: Tell difference between cold and flu from the type of COUGH
COUGHING is a key symptom of the common cold and this year's Aussie flu, but if it ’s short and dry it’s likely to be the latter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms warning: Three ways to tell DIFFERENCE between cold and Aussie flu
COUGHING is a key symptom of the common cold and this year's Aussie flu, but if it ’s short and dry it’s likely to be the latter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why can ’t we cure the common cold?
After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight. By Nicola DavisonThe common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world ’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost every Indo-European language, one of the words for the disease relates to low temperature, yet experiments have shown that low temperature neither increases the likelihood of catching a cold, nor the severity of symptoms. Then there is the “common” part, which seems to imply that there is a single, indiscriminat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davison Tags: Common cold Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Infectious diseases Immunology Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Eating THIS vegetable will help get rid of FLU and cold symptoms in just 24 hours
FLU and the common cold share symptoms including sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. This is how to get better in 24 hours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Cold Meds Carry a Psychosis Risk? Do Cold Meds Carry a Psychosis Risk?
Can common cold medication really make someone commit a violent and deadly crime?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Food to fight a cold - and why you shouldn’t follow THIS diet
WINTER is fast approaching - which means people are more likely to catch the common cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather warning: THESE three serious conditions are more likely in winter
WINTER weather often comes with an outbreak of common colds and flu, but the season can also increase risk of stroke, asthma attacks and seasonal affective disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten reasons to call the pediatrician about a cough
Every child gets a cough from time to time; there’s really no escaping them. It’s completely normal for children to catch several colds a year, especially if they are in daycare or go to school, and common allergies can cause a cough too. Most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. Most of the time, some rest, plenty of fluids, honey (for children over a year old) and some patience and TLC do the trick. But sometimes, it’s important to call the doctor. Here’s when you should worry about a cough: 1. Your child is having trouble breathing. Signs of this include: Breathing quickly “Suc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness Claire McCarthy MD cough Source Type: news

Researchers find virus killing molecule to take on colds
A five-year study into 'anti-microbial peptides' from different mammals found they all had properties that can combat rhinovirus, the main virus responsible for the common cold infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edinburgh research team forge towards cure for the common cold
A TINY molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals has been hailed as an “exciting discovery” in the search for a cure for the common cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Exciting discovery' in common cold cure search
Experts have suggested possible new treatments based on antimicrobial peptides. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes vaccine entering human testing could also prevent the common cold
A diabetes vaccine based on enteroviruses and ready to enter clinical trials could immunise against other ailments like the common cold. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D ‘does not cut cold risk in young children’
Taking high-doses of vitamin D supplements does not appear to reduce the risk of catching the common cold among young children, according to Canadian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news