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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

High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Common Cold, Vitamin D (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research points to treatment breakthrough for viruses
(RMIT University) Researchers identified a protein that is activated by viruses, including influenza, rhinovirus (the common cold), dengue and HIV. Once activated, it suppresses the body's key antiviral reaction. The study also investigated a prototype drug to treat these debilitating viral diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Dr. Rima Fawaz Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center ( Source Type: news

Genetic alteration in child reveals immune response pathway in common cold
Analyzing a rare genetic mutation in a child helped researchers discover how the immune system responds to common cold viruses. The findings may lead to better therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sneezing and runny nose? Your cold could be down to THIS
SNEEZING and a runny nose are just two of the numerous symptoms of a common cold. If you feel like it ’s always targeting you - and seemingly no one else - you could be right. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID scientists discover rare genetic susceptibility to common cold
Unusual case provides insight into leading cause of acute illness worldwide. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Coughing and sneezing? THIS could be why you’re always the first to catch a cold
COUGHING and sneezing are two of a number of symptoms relating to the common cold, and new research has found that if your parents are divorced - and, importantly, not on speaking terms - you ’re much more likely to catch it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell If You're Too Sick To Get On A Flight
The Question: I’m supposed to get on a flight but I’m not feeling well. How do I know if I am too sick to fly?  The Answer: There’s a hard line in the sand when it comes to certain illnesses and traveling on an airplane. Sometimes it really is best to stay back. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ditching a flight if you you have an illness that can quickly spread to another person, such as the flu. And symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting or high fever are also reasons to forgo traveling, says Timothy Lahey, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of med...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine initiates Phase I trial of stem cells + cold virus for glioma
US-based advanced healthcare solutions provider Northwestern Medicine has initiated the Phase I trial of a new neural stem-cell therapy in combination with a common cold virus to detect and destroy brain cancer in patients with malignant glioma. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ten facts not to be sniffed at about coughs and sneezes  
Think you've got hayfever? Think again - chances are it's a common cold. Here, we reveal some fascinating facts behind your symptoms . . . (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc lozenges proven to greatly speed recovery from colds and flu by 300%
(Natural News) Zinc acetate lozenges were found to effectively accelerate recovery from common colds, according to a recent analysis published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. As part of the research, a team of health experts from the University of Helsinki, Finland analyzed data from three randomized controlled trials with a total cohort population of nearly 200 patients. The patients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc effects on common cold duration illustrate problems of routine statistical analyses
Two randomized trials that examined the effects of zinc lozenges for the duration of common cold symptoms found that colds were shortened on average by 4.0 days and by 1.77 days. However, the shortest colds in the placebo groups of both studies lasted for only two days. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zinc effects on common cold duration illustrate problems of routine statistical analyses
(University of Helsinki) Two randomized trials that examined the effects of zinc lozenges for the duration of common cold symptoms found that colds were shortened on average by 4.0 days and by 1.77 days. However, the shortest colds in the placebo groups of both studies lasted for only two days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13 - fold increased risk for about a week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Infections, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Common Cold, Heart Attack, Infectious Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IRRESPONSIBLE: Doctors are prescribing antibiotics for the common cold
(Natural News) A stuffy nose, rattling cough, and fever are the typical symptoms of a common cold. While rest and strengthening the immune system are the best medicines to fight an army of sick-making viruses, many doctors unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics to treat the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory infections increase heart attacks by 17 times
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, but even a common cold raises your susceptibility by up to 13.5 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common cold cure - TIHS could make recovery from virus three times as fast
COMMON colds are common, mild viral infections of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways which can take weeks to clear. However, scientists believe they may have discovered how to speed up recovery from flu-like symptoms by 40 per cent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common cold cure - THIS could make recovery from virus three times as fast
COMMON colds are common, mild viral infections of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways which can take weeks to clear. However, scientists believe they may have discovered how to speed up recovery from flu-like symptoms by 40 per cent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc acetate lozenges may increase the recovery rate from the common cold by three-fold
According to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials, zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On the fifth day, 70 percent of the zinc lozenge patients had recovered compared with 27 percent of the placebo patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zinc acetate lozenges may increase the recovery rate from the common cold by 3 fold
(University of Helsinki) According to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, zinc acetate lozenges may increase the rate of recovery from the common cold three fold. On the fifth day, 70 percent of the zinc lozenge patients had recovered compared with 27 percent of the placebo patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for half of all seniors with colds
Research shows nearly one in two seniors in Ontario, Canada, were prescribed antibiotics when they visited their doctor for common cold symptoms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics
Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS ‐CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases in humans, ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: mers cov [subject], Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics
(Lawson Health Research Institute) Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western site in London, Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Common cold duration is shortened similarly by zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges
There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Strong evidence' that zinc lozenges cut cold duration
Lozenges that contain zinc can shorten the duration of common colds by a third, according to researchers from Finland, who suggest patients should be encouraged to take them. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Common cold duration is shortened similarly by zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges
(University of Helsinki) There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Synairgen loses half its value as AstraZeneca dumps drug
LONDON (Reuters) - British biotech firm Synairgen lost nearly half its value on Thursday as partner AstraZeneca pulled the plug on an experimental drug designed to help patients fight common cold viruses. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vitamin D may be your best defense against respiratory infections, new science finds
(Natural News) Vitamin D intake may help keep common colds and flu at bay, British researchers found. Various studies have previously established that vitamin D may help reduce the risk of respiratory infections, and the recent analysis further emphasizes the vitamin’s role in boosting the immune system. To test this, researchers at the Queen Mary University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news