Natural remedies to treat the common cold
(Natural News) Coming down with a cold is an experience not a lot of people want. Unfortunately, it’s one that they often get. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults are affected by the common cold up to three times each year, with children having more incidents. It’s also one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Investigators Find Critical Failings at Health Center Where 11 Children Died in Virus Outbreak
A viral outbreak killed 11 children at a New Jersey health center last year due to a lack of administrative oversight, slow responses from medical staff and a flawed infection-control plan, according to a federal investigation. Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J. is strongly contesting investigators’ findings. The 114-page report, which was compiled by the New York regional office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and reviewed by TIME, says the pediatric medical director at the Wanaque Center “didn’t understand what medical director meant” when he ass...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

Killing the Common Cold Virus With a DNAzyme Cleaver Killing the Common Cold Virus With a DNAzyme Cleaver
A catalytic DNA that slashes rhinovirus genomic RNA effectively wipes out 98% of strains, German researchers show in preliminary study that is garnering attention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Cayenne peppers are medicinal powerhouses that deserve a spot in your emergency medical kit
(Natural News) Add some spice to your emergency medical kit with cayenne peppers. This small but highly nutritious superfood packs a punch against various health problems. Some examples of its health benefits include the following: Stopping a stuffy nose — Cayenne peppers are effective against nasal congestion due to the common colds, flu, and allergies. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it Bad to Sleep with Wet Hair?
If you shower before bed, you’ve probably wondered whether sleeping with damp hair is a problem. Maybe you’ve heard it could make you sick, or that it can damage your hair or skin. What’s the truth? Let’s address the “it can make you sick” myth first. “This idea seems to fit into the old bit of folklore that getting yourself chilled and wet will cause you to come down with a cold,” says Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While this idea persists, Schaffner says it was long ago disprove...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Proven scientific ways to prevent the common cold
(Natural News) Since the common cold and the flu both have similar symptoms, it’s important to know which is which so you can use the most effective remedies when you’re feeling under the weather. Listed below are several science-backed natural remedies that can protect you from the common cold. Follow a rainbow-colored diet A diet full... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Always Feel Sicker at Night
Whether you’re dealing with the common cold, the flu or a stomach bug, you’ve probably noticed that your symptoms feel worse at night. You’re not imagining things. Research suggests that your body’s circadian rhythms—as well as some other factors—can exacerbate your symptoms after sundown. Along with regulating your sleep, your body’s circadian clocks help manage your immune system, says Michael Smolensky, a biological rhythm researcher and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas. “When the immune system is activated”—like when you&r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Flu season 2019: Can you have the flu and a cold at the same time?
FLU SEASON has now commenced for 2019, as worldwide cases of different flu strains increase alongside cases of the common cold, with the potential to infect millions. Is it possible to have both a cold and the flu at the same time? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green chiretta (Andrographis) functions as a natural remedy for the common cold
(Natural News) In Scandinavian and Asian countries, green chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) is a common remedy for common cold, fever, and noninfectious diarrhea. In a study published in the journal Planta Medica, researchers have found that multiple oral dosing of green chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) at the normal therapeutic dose for the common cold and uncomplicated upper... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gargling with salt water could cure the common cold because the body 'produces anti-viral BLEACH'
The home remedy was shown to reduce the virus by almost two days in a study at the University of Edinburgh. Cells use chloride in salt to produce hypochlorous acid, also known as bleach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating a cold
Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't and what can't hurt? 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 may ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here's a look at some common cold remedies that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes
The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

An essential oil remedy that prevents the flu when SHTF
(Natural News) Keeping illnesses like the common cold and the flu at bay are a top concern during flu season, but preventing disease when SHTF is even more important. There are many reasons to keep a stock of essential oils in your arsenal of supplies for when disaster strikes. With an array of medicinal properties,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?
The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Traveling by air? Elderberry protects you from travel stress while boosting your immune system response
(Natural News) Planning on traveling by air soon? You may want to consider taking elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplements before you travel. A study published in the journal Nutrients revealed that supplementation with elderberry extract can help reduce duration and symptoms of the common cold in air travelers. Traveling by air makes you vulnerable to stress and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conceptualizing cold disasters: disaster risk governance at the Arctic edge - Lauta KC, Vendel ø MT, Sørensen BR, Dahlberg R.
Present literature on disasters predominantly focuses on warm, accessible and well-populated contexts. However, as human activities in Arctic and Antarctica become more common, cold contexts, and their special characteristics, become more relevant to study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Natural remedies for a sore throat
(Natural News) Sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections in the throat and tonsils. They usually accompany the common cold or the flu. If you are suffering through a sore throat, you might be tempted to head to your pharmacy and pick up some medication, but there are other ways to treat your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pharyngitis?
Pharyngitis, or a sore throat, is an inflammation of the pharynx that can cause discomfort and difficulty swallowing. It most commonly results from viral infections, such as common colds and the flu, but bacterial infections can also cause pharyngitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Ask What Is the Best Way to Cure a Common Cold
What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Common Cold? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: How to tell the difference between the flu and common cold
FLU SYMPTOMS can be extremely unpleasant, but it can be confusing knowing whether the symptoms you are experiencing are those of the flu or just the common cold. Experts at the Department of Public Health and Human Services in Montana explain how you can tell the difference between the two. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: What's the difference between the flu and common cold? How to tell
FLU SYMPTOMS can be extremely unpleasant, but it can be confusing knowing whether the symptoms you are experiencing are those of the flu or just the common cold. Experts at the Department of Public Health and Human Services in Montana explain how you can tell the difference between the two. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you SURE you have the flu? Or is it just a common cold?
If you begin experiencing dizziness and chest pain it could be a sign the flu has turned into something more serious, two internists told DailyMail.com. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes of abdominal pain and chills
The causes of stomach pain and chills include gastroenteritis, salmonella, and even the common cold. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about these, and the other causes of stomach pain and chills, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?
FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- How highly you rate your health could predict how likely you are to catch a cold -- and, even more important, how healthy you'll be in later years. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh asked 360 healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: Virologist explains these KEY differences between flu and the common cold
FLU season has set in across Britain and virologist Dr Connor Bamford has outlined the key differences between the influenza virus and the common cold as symptoms often overlap, making it hard to tell which is which. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System
Some people seem to breeze through cold-and-flu season without so much as a sniffle. What’s their secret? Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active and fit person is the most important,” says David Nieman, a professor of public health and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. Nieman has spent years examining the effect exercise has on human health and immune function. In one of his studies, he and his colleagues found that 30 minutes of brisk walki...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Here's the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System
Some people seem to breeze through cold-and-flu season without so much as a sniffle. What’s their secret? Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active and fit person is the most important,” says David Nieman, a professor of public health and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University. Nieman has spent years examining the effect exercise has on human health and immune function. In one of his studies, he and his colleagues found that 30 minutes of brisk walki...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
-- It's perfectly normal for parents to be concerned when a child comes home sneezing and coughing with what appears to be the common cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But cough medicine may not be the best remedy, the agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Simple way to avoid the flu and common colds: Consume more probiotics
(Natural News) If you’ve shut yourself inside your house this winter in hopes of avoiding catching a cold or the flu, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a simple and natural way you can reduce your risk so you can get out and enjoy the holiday season. Recent research published in the Journal of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Doctor Says a Woman Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using a Neti Pot. Are They Safe?
A Seattle woman died earlier this year after becoming infected by the brain-eating amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris, Fox Q13 reports. And doctors believe her infection started in an unusual, and seemingly innocuous, way: using a neti pot filled with tap water. Terrifying as it may be, the Seattle woman’s case is extremely rare. Worldwide, only about 200 cases of Balamuthia infection have been diagnosed since the amoeba was first discovered in 1986, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nonetheless, the incident may spook even devoted neti pot users. So are neti pots safe? TIME asked Dr. Ben...
Source: TIME: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Cold remedies that work
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 - December 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Babies' cold recovery 'all in the nose'
Bacteria in the nose could be the answer to battling the common cold, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Number of cases of AFM nearly doubled in the last month: CDC
Officials say it can start like a common cold and lead to symptoms like trouble breathing and paralysis. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Newlywed struck down by polio-like illness on dream honeymoon after coming down with a common cold
Adam Spoerri, 30, from Burnham Park, Wisconsin, caught a cold while on his honeymoon in July. Two months later, he was paralyzed and diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses
A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Check out these common herbs and spices that can decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Thanks to the to advent of modern medicine, many medicinal herbs and spices have been relegated to the back of kitchen cabinets and pantries. The truth is that herbs and spices hold far more healing power than the average pharmaceutical; whether it’s warding off the common cold, or battling blood sugar levels, natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating best practices preparing for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being whe...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Work? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

8 natural remedies that can cure preventable diseases in the U.S.
(Natural News) Did you know that a lot of diseases plaguing Americans right now — such as the common cold, diarrhea, and halitosis (bad breath) — can be prevented with natural and effective home remedies? For example, coconut oil, a natural alternative to mouthwash, can improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath. Coconut oil can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C study finds that previous studies have been deliberately using ridiculously low doses to test flu prevention effects
(Natural News) A new study confirms that taking large doses of vitamin C can significantly reduce the duration of the common cold. Researchers from the University of Helsinki suggest that taking up to eight grams of vitamin C at the first signs of a cold can reduce the sick period by nearly 20 percent. These... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three herbs from Crete, Greece show potential in treating upper respiratory tract infections
(Natural News) For thousands of years, the natives of the Greek island of Crete used local aromatic plants as herbal remedies for the common cold. Three of those herbs – dictamnus, sage, and thyme – have drawn attention for their antioxidant properties. The three herbs were used to make a new herbal extract that could treat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Virus That Has Killed 7 Children in New Jersey?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- New Jersey health officials on Wednesday confirmed the deaths of seven children following infection with an adenovirus -- a member of the same viral family that causes the common cold. Eleven other children are infected,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Studying cellular fats reveals how to protect cells from the common cold
(Babraham Institute) As temperatures drop and the sniffles start, take hope; research suggests a new approach to protect ourselves from the common cold. By analysing changes to the make-up and types of cellular fat molecules in cells as they are infected by the cold virus, the research identified three chemicals that point to those that could be developed into a new type of anti-cold drug that could actually stop the infection in its tracks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Virus Outbreak Has Killed 6 Children at a New Jersey Health Center. Here ’s What to Know
A viral illness outbreak has killed six children and infected 12 others at a medical facility in New Jersey, state health officials confirmed Tuesday. Eighteen cases of adenovirus, six of them fatal, have been confirmed among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health. An investigation is ongoing, but the center has agreed not to admit new patients until the outbreak is deemed over. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement Tuesday that state and local health officials are working to contain the outbreak. ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime New Jersey onetime Source Type: news

A Virus Outbreak Has Killed 7 Children at a New Jersey Health Center. Here ’s What to Know
A viral illness outbreak has killed seven children and infected 11 others at a medical facility in New Jersey, state health officials announced Wednesday. The New Jersey Department of Health initially announced that 18 cases of adenovirus, six of them fatal, had been confirmed among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. On Wednesday, officials announced that a seventh child, who was among the 18 original confirmed cases, died on Tuesday. An investigation is ongoing, but the center has agreed not to admit new patients until the outbreak is deemed over. New Jersey Governor Phil...
Source: TIME: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime New Jersey onetime Source Type: news