P & G invents unique remedy for the common cold
Procter& Gamble Co. invented a pleasantly flavored liquid medication that includes a decongestant and has a long shelf life. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Monkeypox warning: Five common symptoms of deadly infection - virus in UK for first time
MONKEYPOX virus symptoms can be mistaken for a common cold or flu during its early stages. But what are the earliest warning signs of the deadly virus, after it was diagnosed in the UK for the first ever time? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting the cold virus and other threats, body makes trade-off, says study
(Yale University) A Yale research team has revealed how cells in different parts of the human airway vary in their response to the common cold virus. Their finding, published in Cell Reports, could help solve the mystery of why some people exposed to the cold virus get ill while others don't, said the researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Popular belief that milk increases phlegm levels is ‘myth’
The widely held and persistent belief that milk boosts phlegm production and worsens respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold, is a myth, agues a children ’s health expert. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Passengers on Emirates Flight From Dubai Had Flu and Common Cold
Authorities evaluated all 549 travelers and crew members, and 11 were treated at a hospital for coughing, fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Airlines and Airplanes Hospitals Coughs Influenza Emirates Airlines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kennedy International Airport (Queens, NY) New York City Source Type: news

Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK
New York City's Department of Health& Mental Hygiene confirmed on Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported illness Wednesday "showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, study finds
New research finds airport security bins are a hotbed for germs that cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Some People Hate Being Hugged, According to Science
If you hate being hugged, the world can be a challenging place. You never know when someone you’re meeting for a quick coffee will approach you, arms open wide, coming in for an embrace. Your options are limited: you can awkwardly dodge the gesture, stick out your hand for a handshake, or submit to the unwanted bear hug. Regardless of whether you are pro or anti-embrace, here’s everything to know about the human behavior of hugging: Why people love or loathe hugging So why is it that some people love a good hug, while others abhor them? According to experts, it may have something to do with how you were raised....
Source: TIME: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized behavior hugging Living psychology Source Type: news

How to get rid of a head cold fast: Five simple remedies to alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Five simple remedies to get fast relief and alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Sleep Affects Your Relationships, According to Science
In a properly functioning body, sleep helps the brain process your emotions and memories from the day. You wake up well-rested with enough mental space to both create and log new memories and work through the experiences of your day. Sleep deprivation, on the other hand, is like falling into an icy river: “The body shuts down circulation to the appendages and tries to keep the core warm. It goes into survival mode,” says W. Christopher Winter, a neurologist based in Charlottesville, VA and the author of The Sleep Solution. When you’re not sleeping well, “your brain’s ability to do things gets ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Living relationships sleep Source Type: news

The Case For Sauna Bathing Is Stronger Than Ever
A new research review has plenty of good news for people who love a good sauna session: Studies overwhelmingly suggest that the relaxing habit is also a healthy one. A paper published Wednesday in Mayo Clinic Proceedings gathered existing findings on Finnish sauna bathing, the practice of spending time in relatively dry rooms heated to between 80 and 100 degrees, interspersed with periods of cooling. The results were culled from more than 70 studies published up through February 2018. Overall, the research suggests that “sauna bathing, an activity used for the purposes of pleasure, wellness, and relaxation, is linked...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Swimming in winter walking with bare feet truth behind cold myths why you NEED to take flu seriously
With the Australian cold snap in full swing, flu season is well and truly here. Medical expert Dr Sam Hay debunked a host of myths surrounding how to stave off the common cold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Why you shouldn't take antibiotics for cold, flu symptoms
Viral respiratory infections such as?sore throats, the?common cold, ear infections and?bronchitis,?are caused by viruses. This means?antibiotics?won't help. But nearly 46 percent of patients who go to urgent care centers with cold and flu symptoms are prescribed an?antibiotic inappropriately for their respiratory diagnosis, according to a?study?released by the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Antibiotics are a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Urgent care centers often prescribe unnecessary antibiotics
(Reuters Health) - Patients with common colds and respiratory illnesses may be more likely to get antibiotics - which don't work for these conditions - when they go to an urgent care clinic, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Common Cold, Influenza Kill 12
[The Herald] At least 12 people have died of common cold and influenza in the country this year while 9 962 cases of the diseases have been reported in one week countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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