What are the Main Differences Between MIS-C and Kawasaki Disease?
Discussion SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 was first observed in Wuhan China in late 2019. By March 2020 it had spread to become a world-wide pandemic and continues today despite vaccination and other public health measures. Early on people were worried that children would be the major age group affected, but the major groups were older individuals and those with underlying health problems. That is not to say that children are not affected as they were and could have severe disease. However as an overall group, they tend to get the virus and have less severe symptoms than adults. Severe disease is about 1% of pediatric cases compar...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Doc says he's noticed Biden's cough too, president fit for office, just a bit stiff
Biden’s physician released a six-page report Friday afternoon explaining that the president is fit for office despite a worsening cough caused by gastroesophageal reflux. #presidentfit (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Normal cough or Covid cough: Expert shares the 'best way to differentiate' the two
WITH various viruses, including flu and cold, going around, it can be difficult to understand whether your cough is signalling something more serious like Covid. An expert has shared ways to understand what your cough could be indicating as well as what to do. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Reports Positive Topline Week 48 Phase 2 Results for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) in Adults With Moderately to Severely Active Crohn's Disease
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 17, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced topline results from the Phase 2 GALAXI 1 clinical trial which showed rates of clinical remission (Crohn’s Disease Activity Index [CDAI]
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Your Pertussis Shot Protects Newborns at Holiday Gatherings
As people plan holiday get-togethers again given eased COVID-19 restrictions, physicians urge everyone to take precautions to protect the newest family members - infants - from a different disease: pertussis. Texas Medical Association physicians urge people meeting a newborn family member this holiday season to first get vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US emergency department visits for acute harms from over-the-counter cough and cold medications, 2017-2019 - Mital R, Lovegrove MC, Moro RN, Geller AI, Weidle NJ, Lind JN, Budnitz DS.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Characterization of emergency department (ED) visits for acute harms related to use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications (CCMs) by patient demographics, intent of CCM use, concurrent substance use, and clinical manifestati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is pneumonia?
World Pneumonia Day will be observed on Friday, Nov. 12. This is a day designated to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote interventions to prevent and treat pneumonia, and generate action to combat pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus, causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Doctor Asks Two Strange Questions That Reveal a Mysterious Disease
She had a persistent cough that cracked a rib, and her body ached all the time. What was it? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tests (Medical) Coughs Doctors Steroids Arthritis Joints (Body Part) Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: My cough isn't Covid but people think it is. How can I stop it?
DR ELLIE: There are a number of causes of coughs. There's the obvious ones such as respiratory infections, but a cough can also be a side effect of medication or triggered by acid reflux. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Visit your GP’ if you have a long lasting cough - signs to look for and what it could be
COUGHS often occur in winter - not only are they triggered by the cold virus, they're also aggravated by cold air and changes in temperature. But if you're experiencing a long lasting cough it might be time to visit your GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen to Present the Strength and Promise of its Hematologic Malignancies Portfolio and Pipeline at ASH 2021
RARITAN, N.J., November 4, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than 45 company-sponsored abstracts, including 11 oral presentations, plus more than 35 investigator-initiated studies will be featured at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition. ASH is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and virtually from December 11-14, 2021.“We are committed to advancing the science and treatment of hematologic malignancies and look forward to presenting the latest research from our robust portfolio and pipeline du...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: The three 'early' signs of lung cancer you might be missing
LUNG cancer symptoms might be easily confused for something less serious, but there are some tell-tale signs to look out for. These are the three "early" symptoms of lung cancer that aren't as common as a persistent cough or difficulty breathing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many COVID-19 Survivors Still Can ’t Smell or Taste. Treating Them Isn’t Easy
On the morning after Christmas 2020, Carolyn Hinds woke up and realized she couldn’t smell or taste anything. Other signs of COVID-19, like fever, cough and muscle aches, came in the following days. Those symptoms subsided with time, but her lack of smell and taste did not. To this day, Hinds, 38, can barely smell anything, and her sense of taste remains warped—sweet things leave a strange aftertaste, salty foods upset her stomach and spice makes her lips and tongue burn but tastes like nothing. “These things will mess with you mentally and physically because it changes the way you experience the world,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Two signs on your eyes - 'see your doctor right away'
LUNG cancer symptoms do not always develop in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the condition eventually develop symptoms. These may include a cough that does not go away or gets worse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Get Rid of Croup Cough
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Big Number: At least 27 vaccines are available in the U.S.
They include ones to prevent polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, tetanus, whooping cough, mumps, measles, the flu and other diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids Against COVID-19
It’s time for my healthy nine-year-old son to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, it’s time for every kid aged five to eleven to get vaccinated. An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the data from clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children five to eleven years old. The experts voted unanimously to recommend authorization for this vaccine in children in that age range. As a next step, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will decide whether all kids should have access to the vaccine, or only some. Some ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID: Continue to isolate after ten days 'if you are still overtly symptomatic’
THE MAIN symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should get a test and isolate. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal Child Poisonings Linked to Common Cough and Cold Meds Fatal Child Poisonings Linked to Common Cough and Cold Meds
Cough and cold medications should not be given to young children, warn experts, who say that kids under the age of 4 are especially at risk.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 28, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fatal Child Poisonings Linked to Common Cough and Cold Meds
Cough and cold medications should not be given to young children, warn experts, who say that kids under the age of 4 are especially at risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Question on Children ’s Cough and Cold Medicines
Frequently Asked Question on Children ’s Cough and Cold Medicines including homeopathic products. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis
COVID-19 cancelled out the last 12 years of advancements in finding and treating people with TB. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. By Morounfolu OlugbosiJOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 2021 (IPS) Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. The scope and intensity of the global TB epidemic is fueled by antiquated and inadequate TB drugs, most of which were developed more than 50 years ago. But, given ho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morounfolu Olugbosi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms
Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MHRA - Class 2 Medicines Recall: Tesco Flu-Max All In One Chesty Cough & Cold Powder for Oral Solution Wrafton Laboratoires Limited
Perrigo are recalling batches of Tesco Flu-Max All In One Chesty Cough& Cold Powder due to an error on the sachet contained within the outer carton. Further information and advice for healthcare (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 13, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold medicine amid health concerns - MHRA issues advice
TESCO has recalled its Max All-In-One Chesty Cough& Cold Lemon Sachets due to incorrect labelling. The medicine should not be given to those under the age of 16. Amid the recall, the MHRA has issued important advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schoolgirl, 12, died from Covid-19 just six days after developing a 'minor cough'
Fabiana Zoppelli, 12, who had the rare genetic disorder floating-harbor syndrome, contracted a 'minor cough' on June 1, an inquest has heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tesco recalls own-brand chest and cold remedy
Some of the Tesco Max All-In-One Chesty Cough & Cold Lemon Sachets contain incorrect dosing information. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you got the super cold? 8 tips to help you sleep when you have a cough or blocked nos
COLD and flu season has many Brits sneezing and spluttering at the moment. As the "worst cold ever" rips through the population, here's how to get a good night's sleep when you have a cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric poisoning fatalities: beyond cough and cold medications [editorial] - Burns MM, Renny MH.
For more than 10 years, there have been Food and Drug Administration recommendations and manufacturer labeling changes in place advising against the use of cough and cold medications (CCMs) in young children.1,2 In this issue of Pediatrics, Halmo et al3 pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pediatric fatalities associated with over-the-counter cough and cold medications - Halmo LS, Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Delva-Clark H, Rapp-Olsson M, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Green JL, Dart RC.
The objective of this study is to describe fatalit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: The sign of deadly lung cancer in the way you walk
LUNG cancer symptoms usually include a bad cough, chest pain, and even headaches. But you could also be at risk of lung cancer if you notice a tell-tale sign in the way you walk. Should you speak to a doctor about balance problems? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application Seeking U.S. FDA Approval of STELARA ® (ustekinumab) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, October 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking expanded approval of STELARA® (ustekinumab) to treat pediatric patients ages 5 years and older with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA).The filing is supported by extrapolation of data from nine studies across both adult trials in active PsA and adult and pediatric studies in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, totaling 3,997 patients evaluated across these closely associa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Vaccination Rates For Whooping Cough, HPV, Meningitis (And More) Plummeted During Covid Lockdown
Routine vaccinations fell across all age groups, according to a new study (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Fewer young children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough during pandemic, study finds
Many parents of younger children in the United States chose not to keep them up to date with routine vaccinations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game
Four patients present to an emergency department with cough, dyspnea, fever, and other symptoms on the same afternoon. What's your diagnosis?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

Why, When and How to Test At-Home for COVID-19
As we close in on two years of living with COVID-19, quick and accurate tests for COVID-19 remain an urgent priority. In fact, as schools reopen, businesses resume operations and people return to work, rapid testing could be the key to preventing Delta or any new variants of SARS-CoV-2 from flaring into even larger outbreaks. But that’s only if testing is used in the right way, at the right time and in the right places. With more opportunities for people to interact in public settings where the virus can spread, it’s never been more important to know who is infected and potentially seeding new COVID-19 infectio...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Launches Zimbabwe's Own Zumbani Cough Syrup
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa was Wednesday the guest-of-honour at the launch in Harare of Zimbabwe's own cough syrup COFSOL - manufactured using the country's natural resources, including the Zumbani herb. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Analysis Presented by Janssen at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) Demonstrates Long-Term Safety Profile for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) in Older Patients Across Approved Indications
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 4, 2021 – Today, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced a new analysis of STELARA® (ustekinumab) pooled safety data from 13 clinical studies across approved indications, showing rates of key safety events among adults 60 years and older treated with STELARA for up to five yearsa were similar to rates observed with placebo during the control phase of these trials.1,b Approved indications included adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD), moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), moderate to severe plaque p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Netflix sued by South Korean ISP after Squid Game fans swell traffic to '1.2Tbps'
You better cough up for all this bandwidth, says broadband biz (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drug Abuse - a Ticking Time Bomb
[This Day] The recent revelation by the Chairman of NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) that close to 2 million Kano residents abuse tramadol, codeine, and other cough syrups is alarming and calls for concern by authorities responsible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Why are so many suffering dreadful Covid symptoms but still testing NEGATIVE?
A dry cough, sniffles and a headache. Burning muscle pain. And everything you eat tastes like dust. It's a list of symptoms the British public have become all too familiar with - classic Covid. Or is it? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospice carer mother who died from cancer was 'failed by the system'
When Gill Dutton, 65, developed a persistent cough at the start of the pandemic, the grandmother of three was only offered brief telephone consultations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Data on RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab-vmjw) in Combination with Lazertinib Show Early Activity in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Whose Disease Has Progressed After Both Osimertinib and Platinum-Based Chemotherapy
September 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced preliminary results from the Phase 1b CHRYSALIS-2 (NCT04077463) study evaluating RYBREVANT® (amivantamab-vmjw) in combination with lazertinib in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) characterized by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) exon 19 deletion or L858R mutations whose disease had progressed after treatment with osimertinib and platinum chemotherapy.[i] While previously reported results have demonstrated durable responses with RYBREVANT® in combination with...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab-vmjw) Provides Higher Activity and Longer Duration of Response When Used in Combination with Lazertinib in Patients with Advanced EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Who Have Failed Osimertinib
September 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced a new analysis from the CHRYSALIS (NCT02609776) study evaluating RYBREVANT® (amivantamab-vmjw) monotherapy and a combination regimen with lazertinib in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations who progressed after osimertinib.[1] The analysis showed higher activity and longer duration of response (DOR) in patients treated with the combination therapy, demonstrating the potential benefit of targeting the extracellular (outer) and catal...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms: The signs in your cough that could indicate the serious condition
PNEUMONIA is swelling, or inflammation, of the tissue in one or both lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection, but it can also be caused by a virus, such as coronavirus. It can be very serious, and if you develop a cough there is a certain sign which you should look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homemade masks DO work - if they're cotton and three or more layers
Homemade masks can stop the spread of COVID-19 if they are made of cotton and at least three layers, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science found after modeling synthetic cough droplets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news