Namibia: Codeine Addict's Mother Welcomes New Syrup Restrictions
[New Era] Swakopmund -Lizelle van Wyk, a single mother of three from Walvis Bay, says that addiction to the cough syrup codeine is real as her 16-year-old son is currently battling to rid himself of the habit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Why you should ALWAYS see a doctor if you have a cough like this
CANCER symptoms will alternate depending on the part of the body affected, but some symptoms between different cancer types can overlap. If you experience a cough like this, see a GP as it could be a sign of lung cancer or some other types of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Mystery virus" spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, putting people in bed for a MONTH... is this a depopulation bioweapon experiment?
(Natural News) A cough can be rather annoying, especially when it keeps you up at night, but you can usually take comfort from knowing that it tends to run its course rather quickly and you’ll be back to normal in no time. Unfortunately, a new virus is going around that is turning what is normally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abiomed wants whistleblower to cough up employment records
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) yesterday asked a federal judge to force whistleblower Max Bennett to cough up his employment records with another company, countering his retaliatory termination claim by alleging that it fired him for lying about the circumstances of his departure from his last job. Documents unsealed in March 2018 revealed that Max Bennett accused the Danvers, Mass.-based heart pump maker of firing him in retaliation for accusing it of a kickbacks scheme involving the wining and dining of physicians at fancy restaurants to encourage them to use its Impella pump, according to court documents. Abiomed agreed ...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Legal News Abiomed Personnel Moves Source Type: news

Cure for coughs found in chocolate? Study finds that cocoa is effective cough medicine
(Natural News) Chocolate is often considered a guilty pleasure because the delicious treat is rich in calories, fat, and sugar. However, study findings have revealed that chocolate can help treat a cough. Curing a cough with cocoa In an interview with The Daily Mail, Professor Alyn Morice, who is the head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor
SATURDAY, Jan. 5, 2019 -- After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough -- but why? According to Dr. Jonathan Parsons, director of the Asthma Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, here are some reasons... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Laryngeal symptoms may be caused by cranial nerve 9 and 10 compression at the brain stem
(Medical University of South Carolina) The Laryngoscope, December 24, 2018 issue, reports Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) investigator findings that compression of cranial nerves nine and ten is often responsible for unexplained laryngeal symptoms like chronic cough, vocal fold paralysis and hoarseness. Surgical decompression provided highly effective treatment with surgical patients experiencing significant, long-term improvements over medication-treated patients. These findings provide an important option to address the root cause of debilitating laryngeal symptoms that were previously unexplained. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Flu-Like Respiratory Virus
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has put out a warning about RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. Doctors say RSV can mimic the symptoms of the flu or a cold, but for some people, it can be much more serious. For three month old baby Stella, it all began with a cough, but after a while things didn’t seem to get better. “The first couple of nights, we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep,” said Stella’s mom. She took Stella to the doctor and found out she had RSV, a virus that impacts everyone especially very young and older people. “They can be hospitalized for it there&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen CDC Jim Smith Respiratory Virus RSV Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
Another is pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because of the distinctive sound it causes as people experience severe coughing bouts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- The return of measles made headlines in recent years, but it's not the only disease that poses a particular threat to kids that has experienced a resurgence. Another is pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fruit of genus Rosa, known as 'rose hip,' is frequently used in different traditional medicines. Rose hips have long been used to treat kidney stones, gastroenteric ailments, hypertension and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cough and cold. This review is focused on the ethnopharmacological uses of rose hip as well as phytochemical and pharmacological aspects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough
-- Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the Nemours Foundation says. The highly contagious infection, typically affecting children. can trigger coughing spells that can last more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of the quality and value of data sources for postmarket surveillance of the safety of cough and cold medications in children - Green JL, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Dart RC.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this report is to evaluate the quality of data sources used to study cough and cold medication (CCM) safety in children via the Pediatric Cough and Cold Safety Surveillance System. METHODS: The System utilized the Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Scientists debate why the number of whooping cough cases is up, and whether the effectiveness of a vaccine introduced within the last two decades is to blame. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How do pediatricians treat their own kids when they have a cold?
DearParents Panel of AAP Moms,Many thanks to all of you for participating in the first survey on children ’s cough and cold remedies.Parentsmagazine has published the article with all of your great tips and advice:https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/health/cold/pediatrician-advice-how-to-cure-colds/. It will also be in the January print issue.You are welcome to share the piece on your own social media networks, too! Here is a link toParents ’ Facebook post:https://www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine/posts/10156895635031182and tweet:https://twitter.com/parentsmagazine/status/1069931861915385856. AAP will ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, 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

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
Title: Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a ChildCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Silverweed is a natural cough medicine
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes silverweed (Potentilla anserina) as a herbal remedy for coughing. Researchers believe that the root of the plant contains bioactive compounds that reduce the severity of coughing and help increase the sputum in the air passages. One of the most common symptoms of respiratory illness, coughing can cause significant difficulties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Try these home remedies to relieve a dry cough
(Natural News) Do you find spells of dry coughing to be irritating or painful? A Homeopathic article recommended several easy-to-make home remedies that use natural ingredients to relieve dry coughs. Coughing is not a disease, although it can be a symptom of certain illnesses. But normally it is a natural action that the body takes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 54-Year-Old With a Mediastinal Mass
A 54-year-old man presents with chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, and a mediastinal mass. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria
(European Lung Foundation) New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to recover more quickly from their first respiratory virus, compared to those who have less variety and more bacteria from either the Moraxellaceae or Streptococcaceae family. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adventures in Travel Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Leg pain and an ill-timed cough lead cruise-ship couple on unplanned tour of Thai healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spiked Worldwide Last Year Due to ‘Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’: New Report
Reported cases of measles spiked in 2017, threatening years of public health progress and pointing to gaps in vaccination coverage worldwide, according to new data released Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2017, reported measles incidence dropped by 83%, saving about 21 million lives and resulting in an 80% decline in measles mortality, the new data shows. But toward the end of that time period, researchers observed a worrisome trend: between 2016 and 2017, reported measles cases increased by 31% globally. Increases were observed i...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Whooping Cough: Vaccinating Can Prevent Deadly Childhood Infection
The sound of pertussis, or whooping cough, is terrifying. It is the sound of someone coughing violently, and then gasping for air; the gasp is the “whoop” sound. Whooping cough is a highly contagious, potentially fatal respiratory disease, and a big problem in Texas. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

27.11.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusionFirst treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (45%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusion (for specialized target groups only)
First treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi ® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (4 5%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea (29%), dizziness (28%), cough (26%), vomiting (26%), constipation (23%), and diarrhea (22%) (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Three signs your cough is linked to the deadly disease
LUNG cancer symptoms usually become apparent in the later stages when the tumour has grown, but recognising the disease as soon as possible can significantly improve your outlook. A cough is commonly associated with this type of cancer, but there are three signs in particular to look for in your cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Caring for Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes become infected, they swell and become lined with mucus, making it more difficult to breathe. Symptoms may include cough, sore throat, fever,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Grand Island Man Has Plenty of Reasons to be Grateful
A year ago, Neil Wolfe ’s heart was three times the size that it should be. He had no idea it was one of the reasons he needed to buy new shirts, twice. That didn’t bother him as much as a lingering cough, his lack of energy and severe swelling in his legs and feet. They were all signs that his enlarged heart wasn’t strong enough to pump blood through his body. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

A 44-Year-Old Woman With a Neck Mass
A 44-year-old woman presents with a mass in the right side of the neck. The patient complains of general malaise and a cough. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Camphor poisoning: a rare cause of acute symptomatic seizures in children - Mathen PG, Sreekrishnan TP, Kumar KPG, Mohan N.
Camphor is a toxic compound easily available over the counter, which can cause fatal seizures in children when ingested. It is available in several forms and is commonly used in Indian households, especially for religious rituals and for its cough-suppress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Africa: It's Time to Go Back to Basics in the Fight Against Childhood Pneumonia
[The Conversation Africa] Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The viruses and bacteria that cause the disease are spread through airborne droplets from a cough or sneeze. An infection can cause the lungs to fill with pus and fluid, making breathing and oxygen intake difficult. And while anyone can get pneumonia, children with weakened immune systems or underlying illnesses are more susceptible. That's why, pneumonia kills more than a million children every year across the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trends in opioid prescriptions in children, adolescents
(JAMA Network) Prescription opioids dispensed to children and adolescents have steadily decreased since 2012 in an analysis of data from a large commercial insurance provider. The analysis include all oral opioids used for pain, excluding cough suppressants, and individuals with a health care claim associated with a cancer diagnosis were excluded. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fight Pneumonia With Good Hygiene, Strong Immunity
[Guardian] World Pneumonia Day comes up on November 12. Health experts describe the condition as an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may be filled with fluid or pus, purulent material, causing cough with phlegm, fever, chills, and difficulty in breathing. A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can cause pneumonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccination Strategy Can Prevent a Deadly Childhood Infection
The sound of pertussis, or whooping cough, is terrifying. It is the sound of someone coughing violently, and then gasping for air; the gasp is the “whoop” sound. Whooping cough is a highly contagious, potentially fatal respiratory disease, and a big problem in Texas. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 8, 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

Dry Cough, Rash on Legs
Patient is 54 y/o man; the cough has been present for 2 weeks, the rash on the lower extremities for 2 months; the rash is getting worse. What's your dx? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Skin Diseases Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Five signs the disease has advanced and spread within the body
LUNG cancer symptoms usually develop once the tumour has grown, and when this happens, a cough is the most common sign to look out for. When the disease spread within the body, which is recognised as advanced lung cancer, other symptoms may begin to show. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

The Checkup: For a Child ’ s Cough, the Best Medicine Is No Medicine
Instead of over-the-counter products, pediatricians recommend comfort measures like fluids and honey. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Coughs Colds Parenting Fever Babies and Infants Honey Source Type: news

Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough
-- Coughing serves an important purpose -- to help you expel mucus, microbes and other foreign particles from your respiratory tract. This helps protect the lungs from infection and inflammation, Harvard Medical School says. A cough becomes chronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic Cough
Title: Health Tip: What Causes a Chronic CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - November 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news