Covid Delta variant symptoms: The two MAJOR differences in symptoms from other variants
COVID symptoms are known to include a persistent cough and a high fever, but after the Delta variant was introduced in the UK, some of the most common signs of coronavirus have started to change, scientists have claimed. There are two major differences in symptoms between the Delta variant and other types of Covid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Public Health Officials Can Learn from a New Long COVID Survey
Fifty percent of vaccine-hesitant Americans believe the message that “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent COVID-19 and its potential long-term complications”. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Jul 30 2021 (IPS) A new survey on public awareness of long COVID by ‘Resolve to Save Lives” showed that among the 40% of Americans who were not vaccinated, seeing testimonials of those who suffer from long COVID inspired nearly two-thirds to consider the vaccine. A representative sample of nearly 2,000 Americans 18 and older took the survey between May 21 and Ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

When is a cough a sign of acid reflux? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: A permanent cough is uncomfortable and irritating - more so now, during the Covid pandemic, than ever before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19
Ramil was tested after caretakers noticed that he had a cough and runny nose. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Antibiotic prescriptions for kids plummet during pandemic
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Study finds medications prescribed for children dropped by more than a quarter during the first eight months of the pandemic compared to the previous year, with the steepest declines in infection-related medicines like antibiotics and cough-and-cold drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smell Test Might Improve COVID-19 Screening Smell Test Might Improve COVID-19 Screening
A'smell test'might be a better way to screen for the novel coronavirus than checking for cough or fever, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Five 'surprising signs and symptoms' you should never ignore
LUNG cancer symptoms can be difficult to spot in its early stages, but might include a cough that won't go away, or shortness of breath. There are, however, five "surprising symptoms and signs" of lung cancer that you should be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Demonstrated Sustained Symptomatic and Corticosteroid-Free Remission Rates in Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis at Nearly Three Years in Long-Term Extension of Phase 3 Trial
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 9, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new three-year data from the long-term extension (LTE) of the STELARA® (ustekinumab) Phase 3 UNIFI study. The data demonstrated the majority (55.2 percent) of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who initially responded to treatment with STELARA sustained symptomatic remissiona rates at nearly three years (week 152).1 Furthermore, a majority (96.4 percent) of the patients in symptomatic remissiona at week 152 were corticosteroid-free. These data are being pr...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Scientists urge UK to expand official list of Covid symptoms
UK ’s narrow clinical definition only includes high fever, continuous cough, or loss of smell and tasteCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSenior scientists have called for the UK to expand its official list of Covid symptoms to reduce the number of missed cases and ensure more people know they should self-isolate.The researchers, who include Prof Calum Semple, a member of the government ’s Sage committee of experts, argue the UK’s narrow clinical definition of Covid leads to delays in identifying people with the disease and may miss them altogether, hampering efforts to disr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Science UK news Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Pregnant women in Bristol have doubts about new COVID-19 vaccines, study reveals
Pregnant women said taking their routine vaccines like whooping cough and flu was even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic but they have doubts about the safety of taking new COVID-19 vaccines during their pregnancy, new research has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

The return of the common cold: Sales of adult cough medicine has risen 80% compared to 2020
The flu is returning after a year long hiatus, and Americans are once again purchasing flu and cold related products at the rates that they used to before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Turkana Catches Up On Touch-Free Handwashing Following Covid Fears
[Nation] Frequent and proper handwashing has, according to World Health Organization, remained one of the best defences against Covid-19 infections, along with other public health measures such as maintaining physical distance, avoiding crowded places, practising cough etiquette and wearing a face mask. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients
RARITAN, NJ, June 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in pediatric patients. The NDA seeks two pediatric indications: treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients aged birth to less than 18 years of age after at least five days of initial parenteral anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots) in patients aged 2 years and older with co...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Study uncovers major breakthrough in understanding and treating respiratory inflammation
(Merryman Communications) Applied Biological Laboratories (Applied Bio), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the respiratory disease market, announced that its study published online in Immunology, Inflammation and Disease was able to determine the mechanism behind respiratory inflammation and treat it effectively with Biovanta ™ , a 100% naturally derived, over-the-counter (OTC) drug for cold, cough and sore throat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: 10 'unexpected' signs of a lung tumour you might be ignoring
LUNG CANCER symptoms might include a cough that won't go away, chest infections, or even pain while breathing. But there's also a whole load of possible lung cancer signs that are "unexpected" and "shocking", it's been claimed. These are the 10 signs you might be missing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do I Get Rid of My Toddler's Cough?
Title: How Do I Get Rid of My Toddler's Cough?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fire-breather's lung: hydrocarbon pneumonitis - Bolla T, Kanneganti V, Aggarwal T, Singh S, Chaudhary S, Pannu AK.
A 16-year-old boy was admitted with cough and difficulty breathing after aspiration of hydrocarbon 1  week before presentation. He accidentally ingested and aspirated about 15 mL of diesel on spitting out its jet over an open flame while performing a fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Results from Phase 3 MAIA Study Showing Significant Overall Survival Benefits for Treatment with DARZALEX ® (daratumumab) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Who are Transplant Ineligible
Raritan, N.J., June 12, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced overall survival (OS) results from the Phase 3 MAIA (NCT02252172) study showing the addition of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone (D-Rd) resulted in a statistically significant survival benefit over lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd) alone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) who were ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) and were treated to progression.[1] These data were featured in the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Press Briefin...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Are Some Indications for Using Dexamethasone?
Discussion Corticosteroids are a group of drugs which can be naturally or synthetically produced. Naturally occurring substances are produced in the adrenal gland, and are protein-bound (primarily corticosteroid-binding globulin and albumin). In the target tissues, they may need to be converted to an active substance. They are then reduced, oxidized, hydroxylated or conjugated as measures to inactivate them. Synthetic steroids have less protein binding and depending on their structure are more or less resistant to inactivation. Prednisone is the glucocorticoid most often used for treatment, especially as it has a short hal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Focus on over-the-counter drugs' misuse: a systematic review on antihistamines, cough medicines, and decongestants - Schifano F, Chiappini S, Miuli A, Mosca A, Santovito MC, Corkery JM, Guirguis A, Pettorruso M, di Giannantonio M, Martinotti G.
BACKGROUND: Over the past 20 years or so, the drug misuse scenario has seen the emergence of both prescription-only and over-the-counter (OTC) medications being reported as ingested for recreational purposes. OTC drugs such as antihistamines, cough/cold me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Commitment to Advancing Transformative Innovations in Oncology with Scientific Updates from Deep, Diverse Pipeline and Portfolio at ASCO and EHA Virtual Scientific Programs
June 1, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 30 company-sponsored studies, including six oral presentations, will be featured during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 4-8. Janssen presentations will include new data and updates for both approved and investigational therapeutics that are being studied for the treatment of various solid tumors and blood cancers. Immediately following ASCO, additional data will be featured during the European Hematology Association (EHA) Virtual Congress, June 9-17. A ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Updated Data Demonstrate Significant Improvement in Hematologic Complete Response with DARZALEX FASPRO ® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
RARITAN, N.J., May 26, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced updated results from the Phase 3 ANDROMEDA study, which evaluated DARZALEX FASPRO® (daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj) for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis, a rare blood cell disorder associated with the deterioration of vital organs, most notably the heart, kidneys and liver.[1] Longer-term results from a median follow-up of 20.3 months showed rates of hematologic complete response (hemCR) remained significantly higher in patients treated with DARZALEX FASPRO®...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results of First Head-to-Head Study of Biologic Therapies in Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn ’s Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced efficacy and safety data for STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC),1-4including data from the SEAVUE study, the first head-to-head study of biologic therapies in patients with CD, presented in a Clinical Science Late-Breaking Abstract Plenary session.1 SEAVUE data showed treatment with STELARA demonstrated high rates of clinical remission, corticosteroid-free remission, clinical response and endoscopic response through one year in biologic-naïve p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) Receives FDA Approval as the First Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
May 21, 2021 (HORSHAM, P.A.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the accelerated approval of RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 20 insertion mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test, whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[1] RYBREVANTTM is the first fully-human, bispecific antibody approved for the treatment of patients with NSCLC t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic May Be the Hardest Mountain Nepal ’s Sherpas Have Ever Had to Climb
Everest South Base Camp lies at an altitude of 17,598 feet (5,364 m), but it is no refuge from the global pandemic. The Nepali Sherpas who, in normal times, share the camaraderie of climbers on the world’s highest mountain, now enforce strict social-distancing rules, remaining within their separate camps—indeed, mostly inside their own tents. “We have made a rule not to walk from one camp to another as some climbers have tested positive,” says Phunuru, a Sherpa guide. “If we see somebody new walking around our camp, we immediately start an inquiry.” Officially, there is no coronavirus he...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rojita Adhikari / Everest South Base Camp and Kathmandu Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Nepal overnight Source Type: news

Late-Breaking Data at ACC.21 Show XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Significantly Reduced Total Ischemic Events in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, N.J., May 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today presented new data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study which showed XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) (2.5 mg twice daily) in combination with aspirin (100 mg once daily) consistently reduced severe vascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization (LER) compared to aspirin alone regardless of whether it was the first, second, third, or subsequent event. The primary results of VOYAGER PAD showed that XARELTO® plus aspirin reduced first events by 15 percent among patients...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Nearly three quarters of U.S. children infected with Covid NEVER develop worrisome symptoms
A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that nearly 75% of infected children did not have symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Majority of infected children may not show typical symptoms
(Scientific Reports) The majority of children infected with SARS-CoV-2 may not show typical symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, according to a study published in Scientific Reports, which examined data on 12,306 children with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 across the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quiz: What Do You Know About Home Remedies?
An irritating cough and sore throat can be helped with which household staple?\n", "explanation": "Numerous studies have found that just a teaspoon or two of honey helps coat the throat and ca... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dual Use of E - Cigarettes + Smoked Products Ups Risk for Respiratory Symptoms
Elevated risk for symptoms such as wheezing, nocturnal dry cough higher with dual use than for use of either product type alone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Best supplements for hay fever: Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine - two other remedies
HAY FEVER can be a distressing allergy to have - sore, itchy red eyes, a bunged-up nose and a cough can make going outside unpleasant. Considering that's the only option right now when it comes to meeting up with friends, what can you do? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When and How You Can Test Yourself for COVID-19 At Home
When history looks back on the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will likely emerge as the year of testing, while 2021 (and likely 2022) will be the year of vaccinations. But that doesn’t mean testing no longer matters. In fact, testing will become more critical than ever as schools, gyms, workplaces, restaurants and shops reopen, and sports events and concerts rev up again. Given that reality, the recent availability of at-home, DIY tests is welcome news. As of last week, Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 test—which doctors and hospitals have already been using to screen people—started to become available at retail...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: All 14 most common signs of lung cancer - FULL list
LUNG cancer symptoms usually develop over a long period of time, which can make it really difficult to spot the tell-tale signs. The 14 most common symptoms of lung cancer have now been revealed, including a persistent cough and a pain while breathing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cared for in his own workplace for 121 days
This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. When Robert Pintor picked up his wife's cough in November, they both [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - April 25, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Use of e-cigarettes plus tobacco cigarettes linked to higher risk of respiratory symptoms
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Using both e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes may increase the risk of developing respiratory symptoms--such as cough and wheeze--compared with using either alone. Dual users had a 1.9-times higher odds of developing respiratory symptoms compared with exclusive e-cigarette users and a 1.24-times higher odds compared with exclusive tobacco smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First of its kind study links wildfire smoke to skin disease
(University of California - San Francisco) Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against outside threat: the skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Janssen Provides Update on Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Plus Prednisone Combination
RARITAN, N.J., April 19, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that regulatory submissions based on the Phase 3 ACIS study, which evaluated the combination of ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) plus prednisone in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), will not be pursued. As presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium in February 2021, the ACIS study met its primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS); ho...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A 41-Year-Old With a Fever and Severe Cough A 41-Year-Old With a Fever and Severe Cough
Our question this week involves a woman with difficulty breathing.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Use of Dexmedetomidine in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Use of Dexmedetomidine in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
What is the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine to maintain hemodynamic stability, prevent cough, and minimize postoperative pain for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

More than HALF of people who test positive for Covid have no symptoms
Office for National Statistics data showed 53 per cent of those who had a high viral load in March said they had no warning signs - including a temperature or cough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid variant symptoms: The full list of 20 coronavirus signs to watch out for
COVID variant symptoms appear similar to the original coronavirus strain, including a fever, cough, and loss of smell or taste. The full list of possible Covid infection signs has been revealed, featuring 20 common symptoms that you should never ignore. Should you get tested for coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms warning: What does diarrhoea feel like for coronavirus? Signs in your poo
COVID symptoms usually include a fever, dry cough, and a loss of smell or taste. But there are also a number of other warning signs of coronavirus that you shouldn't ignore, including diarrhoea. What does diarrhoea feel like if you have Covid? These are the subtle signs in your poo after using the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA to lead CDC-funded study on effectiveness of vaccines among health workers
The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $4.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines among health care workers.The yearlong project,Preventing Emerging Infections through Vaccine Effectiveness Testing, or PREVENT,  will be conducted with the University of Iowa ’s Carver College of Medicine and will enroll 10,000 health care personnel at 16 academic medical centers across the county, including Olive View–UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. Researchers will study both vaccinated and non-vaccina...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA to lead CDC-funded study testing effectiveness of vaccines on health workers
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers will study both vaccinated and non-vaccinated health care workers who get tested for the virus after experiencing common COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough or a loss of sense of taste or smell. The study will compare the incidence of positive COVID-19 tests among both groups, as well as the severity of the illness in those who test positive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why do I cough all the time as if I have to clear my throat? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions 
DR ELLIE CANNON: Feeling as though there's phlegm always in the throat is incredibly common. And more often than not, the underlying cause lies with the nose or stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Tuberculosis Day - Eight Ways to Prevent Spread of TB
[Premium Times] When people with tuberculosis cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news