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Paediatrician says rest and water is best to fight colds
The conventional wisdom is that you should use cough medicine: but this could be harmful. You'd be better relying on more traditional methods to heal a seasonal cough or cold (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Spot the Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Spot Respiratory Syncytial Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotic overuse kills thousands each year: Authorities urge people to just stay home and rest when ill
(Natural News) Whenever we come down with a cough or a sore throat, we often take some antibiotics so we don’t have to skip a day of work. But did you know that antibiotic overuse causes an estimated 5,000 deaths yearly? According to the Daily Mail, National Health Service (NHS) patients are advised to refrain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient
(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot. “It’s kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.” Signs of whether i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized gene editing Genetics health Innovation onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a  " post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple wounds, infections or routine operations, are life-threatening. To mark   World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13th-19th November,  we are highlighting Cochrane  evidence which supports decision-making in the appropriate use of antibiotics. Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Would you know these FIVE early warning signs of the DEADLY condition?
CANCER symptoms, if spotted early, could lead to quicker diagnosis and more effective treatment. Early signs include weight loss, persistent cough and increased hair growth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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?
If you're looking for a cough remedy this cold season, you might be out of luck. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

What Really Works to Fight a Stubborn Cough?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 -- If you're looking for a cough remedy this cold season, you might be out of luck. Nothing has been proven to work that well, according to a new report from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). After reviewing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of a blocked nose: Flu symptoms warning ahead of colds season
COLD and flu symptoms include a fever, a chesty cough, tiredness, and a blocked nose. This is the best way to clear those nasal passages ahead of the winter cold and flu season. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-ArthroCare CEO Brown draws 20-year sentence
A federal judge in Texas last week accepted prosecutors’ recommendations in sentencing former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker to a 20-year prison term after his conviction in a $750 million fraud case. Baker and ex-ArthroCare CFO Michael Gluk were convicted in June 2014 on charges that they ran a scheme to generate false revenue numbers by dumping inventory, first with a distributor called DiscoCare and eventually via free shipments to end-users. ArthroCare was DiscoCare’s only client until it acquired DiscoCare in December 2007. Although Baker was sentenced to 20 ...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News ArthroCare Corp. Source Type: news

Vaccinations Help Ensure Holiday Merriment
Neatly wrapped packages, pies fresh from the oven, and a peck on the cheek make holiday gatherings merry for the youngest to the oldest. Sadly, someone ’s cough or sneeze could spread a life-threatening illness to grandma or your new grandbaby whose bodies are less able to fight off infection. That’s why Texas physicians say making sure your family is up to date on vaccinations, including flu, is key to keeping everyone healthy this holiday sea son. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors: When the Doctor ’ s Mother Has Cancer
I braced myself for what would come next: The beginning of every cancer story, when the seemingly innocent cough or dizziness takes a sinister turn. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. Tags: Lung Cancer Tests (Medical) Brain Cancer Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Leukemia Surgery and Surgeons Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic System Chemotherapy Radiation Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Boston Start-Up Hopes To Revolutionize Online Check-Ups
BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve all done it — felt an ache or pain and jumped online to diagnosis ourselves.  Those internet answers can be scary and flat-out wrong. A Boston start-up now wants to change the way we give ourselves these online check-ups. “You’ll hear people say all the time ‘I put in cough and I got lung cancer. I put in headache and I had a brain tumor,’ ” said Andrew Le, describing the possible results someone might get when googling their own symptoms. Le is CEO of Boston-based BuoyHealth.com, a new website that wants to be your first online stop when you&rs...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

I Had No Clue Men Could Get Breast Cancer — Until I Was Diagnosed
By Ronnie Pace as told to Sarah Klein In 2013, I had a CT scan after seeing a couple of specialists about a dry cough. When (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass lobby of parliament against cuts to school funding
Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers will be attending the School Cuts mass lobby of Parliament this Tuesday, 24 October. They will bring the message to MPs that schools are seriously underfunded, which is having a negative impact on children and young people’s education. This situation must change. The majority of constituencies (400) in England and Wales will be represented. Many more who cannot attend on the day will be lobbying MPs in their constituencies. We will be asking MPs to join us in demanding that the Chancellor releases more funds for our schools to ensure every chil...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release education lobby public services school workers teaching assistants Source Type: news

Mom ’s thank you to Dallas nurses caring for cancer tot
Sophie Skiles' cough turned out to be a tumor on her heart 'the size of a baseball'. Mother Shelby penned a note to staff at Children's Medical Center in Dallas who she tells: 'You save our babies'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Whooping Cough Kills 11 Children in Kano
[Vanguard] Eleven children have died from whooping cough at Kankwana village in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:11 Children Die of Whooping Cough in Kano - Official
[Premium Times] The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food Introduction, Chronic Cough Top Allergy Meeting Lineup Food Introduction, Chronic Cough Top Allergy Meeting Lineup
The challenge of explaining updated guidelines on the introduction of peanut products will be among the topics addressed at the American College of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology (ACAAI) meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology 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

Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated
Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Steve McQueen Film, PSA Brings Awareness to Mesothelioma
During the 90-minute feature documentary “Steve McQueen: American Icon,” audiences will reflect on the career of the “King of Cool” and discover the untold true story of the star’s late-in-life spiritual quest. They will also learn about mesothelioma — the rare cancer that killed McQueen at age 50 — and the dangers of asbestos. A public service announcement featuring Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) president and co-founder Linda Reinstein and Barbara McQueen, Steve’s widow, will air before encore screenings of the documentary on Oct. 10 and Oct. 19. Tickets a...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 9, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon alternative cancer treatments Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos marines asbestos public service announcement Barbara McQueen Billy Grah born-again Christian dangers of asbestos Don Schoonover Source Type: news

Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated
(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: This Morning’s Dr Zoe says THIS won’t help your throaty cough
FLU symptoms include a sore throat, aching muscles and throaty cough, however the latter is unlikely to be cured by codeine according to This Morning ’s Dr Zoe Williams. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms? Mysterious gunky build up in the lungs could be DEADLY
BRONCHITIS is usually caused by flu and goes within weeks, however if symptoms linger it could be chronic bronchitis - a key cause of deadly lung condition, COPD, among smokers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theresa May Overcomes a Heckler and a Cough to Urge Party to ‘Shape Up’
British Prime Minister Theresa May attempted to wrest back control of her divided Conservative Party in a keynote speech at its annual conference on Wednesday. “Let us shape up and give the country the government it needs,” May told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference, in a nod to the infighting that has beset her Conservatives—or “Tories”—since they lost their parliamentary majority in June’s general election. May’s most senior ministers are split on the question of Brexit, with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pushing for a more severe split from the European Unio...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized United Kingdom Source Type: news

‘What Gets Remembered’: How Visiting a Cemetery Can Teach You About History
When planning vacation itineraries, graveyard visits may not be top of mind. But Loren Rhoads, author of the new book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, makes the case for going out of your way to see burial grounds. “I think it adds a depth to travel that you can’t find anywhere else,” Rhoads tells TIME. “I see cemeteries as kind of open air museums full of art and history and stories and nature and wildlife, gardening… When you go to a graveyard, you see what’s important to a society, what gets remembered.” Rhoads’ book features cemeteries large (like Père Lachai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers
NIEHS study reports worker exposure to dispersants after the Deepwater Horizon spill is linked to cough, skin irritation, and other symptoms. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - October 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Making Sense of the Numbers —Health Numeracy and You (and Me)
This post is the first in our “Health Literacy Month” series happening this month, October 2017 As health care becomes more sophisticated and complex, it’s more and more likely that we will face situations where we have to use numerical skills to figure out our own treatment choices.  Our capacity to deal with the numerical component of health information is called “health numeracy” and it’s akin to health literacy, but is not the same thing (people can have high literacy and low numeracy, and you can’t tell by looking what a person’s numeracy level is!).   The...
Source: Dragonfly - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog health literacy health numeracy iconarray Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How do YOU sneeze? Experts say most of us are doing it wrong, and with flu season coming, it matters
(Natural News) Is there a correct way of sneezing? We have always been taught to cover our mouth and nose with a tissue whenever we sneeze or cough to help stop the spread of germs, but health experts are saying that most of us are doing it wrong, according to a report by The Daily Mail.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection
What are the best ways to diagnose Bordetella pertussis in patients presenting with prolonged cough?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Organic psychosis and nystagmus? consider dextromethorphan toxicity
2 out of 5 stars Dextromethorphan in Cough Syrup: The Poor Man’s Psychosis. Martinak B et al. Psychopharmacol Bull 2017 Sep 15:47:59-63. Full Text Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. At recommended therapeutic dosage (up to 120 mg per day in divided doses) DXM is safe and has no psychiatric effects. However, DXM and its major metabolite —dextrorphan — act as NMDA receptor antagonists, producing effects similar to those of phencyclidine (PCP) or ketamine when taken in large amounts. The intensity of psychiatric symptoms seen after DXM overdose...
Source: The Poison Review - September 26, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cough and cold medicine dextromethorphan ketamine over-the-counter phencyclidine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough
Having a persistent cough that occurs at night can be irritating and prevent restful sleep. We look at ten ways to help relieve nighttime coughing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Soon, Centre to add 100 more drugs to over-the-counter list
Drugs likely to get off prescription will initially include those commonly used for cold, cough and analgesics such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flu warning: Your persistent cough could be THIS deadly genetic condition
FLU symptoms include a cough and stuffy nose, but they are also signs of a deadly genetic condition called cystic fibrosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections
(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about serious risks and death when combining opioid pain or cough medicines with benzodiazepines; requires its strongest warning
[8-31-2016] A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing and deaths. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Gulf spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study appeared online Sept. 15 in Environmental Health Perspectives and is the first research to examine dispersant-related health symptoms in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?
In this article, we look at the connection between coughing and lung cancer, including the causes of coughing, symptoms of lung cancer, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

The Internet Had Some Criticism of the Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ Segment
Many people on Twitter took issue with the Emmys’ “In Memoriam” segment Sunday night after a few notable omissions. The ceremony’s annual tradition of honoring the lives of those the industry lost during the previous year faced some backlash online when critics were quick to take to social media to note some conspicuous absences. Among them were iconic comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory, Sopranos star Frank Vincent, Chappelle’s Show actor Charlie Murphy, Happy Days star Erin Moran and character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who died just days ago on Sept. 15. I was watching the bea...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized celebrities emmys 2017 viral Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news