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

Supreme Court sleep-in  appeal decision is blow for ​everyone in social care, says UNISON        
  The judgment today (Friday) by the Supreme Court that social care staff are not entitled to the national minimum wage for every hour they work​, including sleep-in shifts​, is a huge blow for thousands across the country, says UNISON. The union says the ruling is a major disappointment​, but that it increases pressure on the government to bring forward ​much needed reform of the crisis-ridden sector. Today’s ruling marks the end of a long-running UNISON-backed case taken on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake against her now forme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US  Fund Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US  Fund
In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey to treat a worsening cough and fever, unaware she had COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Roundup: Cough monitoring app launches, opening of robotics research company and more briefs
Also, mental health website for new mums launches. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Speak up and help beat coronavirus
The government are seeking volunteers to take part in a study to explore how algorithms can use voice data, including cough recordings, to detect COVID-19. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 app can detect infection from the way you COUGH with 98% accuracy
Scientists have built an algorithm that detects whether you have Covid-19 from your cough, based on signs that can't be detected by the human ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs and symptoms to determine if a patient presenting in primary care or hospital outpatient settings has COVID19, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Review (44 studies; n= 26,884) found neither absence nor presence of signs or symptoms are accurate enough to rule in or rule out COVID ‐19, although anosmia or ageusia may be useful as a red flag, and fever or cough may be useful to identify people for further testing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irradiating COVID-19 cough droplets with UV-C lamps
(American Institute of Physics) The extreme confusion at the beginning of the pandemic inspired Marche Polytechnic University researchers, who happen to be intrigued by saliva droplet diffusion, to search for answers and ways to help. In Physics of Fluids, they describe using a supercomputer to do numerical modeling of cough droplets irradiated by UV-C light. They also report exploring the social distances required to prevent virus transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Is back pain a sign of coronavirus?
COVID new strain symptoms may be difficult to spot, but can include a high fever, a new cough, and a loss of smell or taste. But is back pain a sign of coronavirus, too? This is when your back pain could be caused by something serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why winter exercise can be especially hard on the lungs
Chronic cough is a common symptom among cross-country skiers. One Edmonton researcher is trying to understand why and to encourage athletes to protect their lungs from harsh winter air. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Three-layered masks most effective against large respiratory droplets
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers has shown that three-layered surgical masks are more effective than single or double-layered masks at stopping large droplets from a cough or sneeze from penetrating through the mask. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paracetamol side effects: Frequent coughing episodes are a sign of an allergic reaction
PARACETAMOL is a common over-the-counter painkiller most have stocked in their homes. Ideal to treat aches and pain, as well as reducing a high temperate, they're an easy fix for when you're feeling worse for wear. However, they could be behind a frequent cough you may have. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Pot Worse Than Vaping Tobacco for Teens' Lungs: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Teenagers who vape pot are more likely to wheeze and cough than those who smoke or vape nicotine, new survey data reveals. Reports from U.S. kids 12 to 17 show they have a higher risk of wheezing, suffering from a dry... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brazil variant symptoms: High temperature, cough and loss of smell and taste are symptoms
BRAZIL variant symptoms: Latest concerning reports have warned of the Brazil variant making its way through the UK. The variant has three main symptoms to look out for, warns the British Heart Foundation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Media News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 Causes Prague Zoo Gorilla To Lose Appetite, Lions To Develop Cough
The animals were mostly likely infected by staff and other animals will be tested as well. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gorilla loses appetite, lions develop cough after catching COVID-19 at Prague Zoo
A gorilla and two lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Prague Zoo, which is closed amid lockdown restrictions in the country. ... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid Kent strain symptoms: New persistent cough found to be key sign of new variant
THE KENT Covid strain, officially known as B.1.1.7, is set to become the world's dominant strain, according to experts. While it shares similar symptoms with the previous strain, researchers have noted an increased risk for a new persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large UK study finds children with COVID-19 less likely to report fever, persistent cough or appetite loss, BMJ
Following on from these pre-print findings from the ongoing React-1 study, researchers suggest more covid-19 cases in the community could be detected if additional symptoms such as chills, headache, appetite loss, and muscle aches were added to the UK testing criteria. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: How 101-Year-Old Woman Survived Covid-19 in Osun
[Premium Times] The CMD says the elderly woman, whose name was not disclosed, was earlier admitted for cough, fever and breathlessness in a private hospital (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: How to tell the difference between coronavirus and a cold
COVID new strain symptoms may be difficult to spot at first, but usually include a high fever and a dry cough. But how can you tell the difference between signs of coronavirus and the common cold? There are some subtle differences that you should be aware of. This is when your cold symptoms could be caused by Covid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: What is anosmia? How long do symptoms last?
COVID symptoms include a high temperature and a new, continuous cough, but symptoms can also include anosmia. So what are these symptoms, and how long do the symptoms last for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Headache and tiredness more common than fever
Office for National Statistics testing shows that fewer than half of people testing positive for coronavirus had any symptoms at all, with cough the most common at 30% in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Nine additional symptoms experts warn you need to be aware of
CORONAVIRUS symptoms: Public health officials have urged people not to be complacent when it comes to symptoms warning of an infection. A cough, high temperature and loss of smell and taste remain the three main symptoms however an additional nine symptoms are equally important they state. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 3 ACIS Study in Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Treated with ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) and ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) Combination
RARITAN, N.J., February 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 ACIS study, which met the primary endpoint of radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) with a 31 percent reduction in the risk of radiographic progression or death in patients with chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Patients in the trial received either a combination of ERLEADA® and ZYTIGA® plus prednisone (combination arm) or placebo a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Seven signs GPs want added to the official symptoms list
CORONAVIRUS NHS testing is mainly reserved for people who have a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste. GPs want these case definitions to be updated, pronto. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Sign in your cough of lung cancer - what colour is your phlegm?
LUNG can certainly symptoms tend to develop quite late, meaning it can be hard to know if you're at risk of the disease. But there are some signs to look out for in your cough, which could indicate that you have a lung tumour. These are the lung cancer symptoms you shouldn't ignore. What colour is your phlegm? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Sign to 'seek medical attention' - what colour are your feet?
COVID new strain symptoms can be difficult to spot, but tend to include a dry cough and a high fever. But an expert has now warned that you should "seek medical attention" if you develop a symptom of coronavirus on your toes. What colour are your feet? It could be a serious warning sign of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: The nine mild coronavirus signs that 'must' be added to UK list
COVID new strain symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include a high fever or a dry cough. Doctors have now warned that nine "mild" symptoms of coronavirus must be added the UK list of suspected Covid signs of infection. "It is vital" to consider headaches, a cold and sore throats as Covid symptoms, they warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Get Whichever COVID-19 Vaccine You Can
There’s a cliche in photography: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” The saying is meant to encourage photographers to take their cameras around with them every day, because even if you have the latest, greatest model, you won’t get good pictures if your camera is just sitting on the shelf at home. I’d like to suggest a pandemic-themed variation: the best vaccine is the one that’s in your arm. When Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech revealed late last year that their mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines were both almost totally effective against severe symptoms, they set a remarkably high b...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Robust Solid Tumor Portfolio and Pipeline at 2021 ASCO GU
February 2, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today it will highlight the depth of its solid tumor portfolio at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium with 12 data presentations, including three company-sponsored oral presentations from the ERLEADA® (apalutamide) clinical development program. The virtual meeting will take place February 11-13, 2021. “We are committed to the development of innovative therapies for patients with genitourinary cancers for whom there remains a high unmet need,” said C...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Four unusual symptoms reported in COVID-19 patients
COVID new strain symptoms: When one thinks of an infection from the novel coronavirus, fever, cough, and fatigue normally spring to mind warning you may be at risk. Experts warn not to be complacent when it comes to COVID-19 symptoms as a vast array of unusual symptoms could indicate you may be at risk. What are the four unusual symptoms to spot? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient-reported outcomes from the randomized phase III CROWN study of first-line Lorlatinib versus in ALK+ NSCLC
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Patient-reported outcomes from the phase III CROWN study showed that time to treatment deterioration (TTD) in pain in chest, dyspnea, and cough was comparable between those who received lorlatinib and patients who took crizotinib. The research was presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms warning: The 'most unnoticeable' sign of coronavirus infection
COVID new strain symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include a high fever and a dry cough. But an expert has now explained that the "most unnoticeable" symptom of coronavirus is also one of the biggest warning signs of infection. It could also last for up to two weeks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes
(Natural News) Cloves are the aromatic buds of the evergreen tree, Syzygium aromaticum. This potent spice is found in both whole and ground forms and is a versatile food ingredient used for seasoning pot roasts and adding flavor to hot beverages and desserts. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is used to treat influenza, cough, digestive problems, toothache, nausea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK COVID Variant Sufferers Cough More, but Smell Less Affected:  Survey UK COVID Variant Sufferers Cough More, but Smell Less Affected:  Survey
People testing positive for the new British variant of the coronavirus are more likely to report coughing, sore throat or fatigue as symptoms of COVID-19, but are less likely to lose their sense of taste or smell, a British survey has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cough and sore throat more common with UK Covid variant  – study
ONS survey finds people more likely to have cough compared with old variants, though loss of taste or smell less likelyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoughs, sore throats and fatigue are more common in people who test positive for the new variant of coronavirus, but a loss of taste or smell is less likely, a study has found.Thehighly transmissible variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK last year and spread around the world appears to make familiar symptoms of Covid more common.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Office for National Statistics UK news Science Source Type: news

Covid-19: Cough, fatigue, sore throat 'more common' with new variant
But loss of taste and smell may be less likely to affect those with the new strain, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Lethargy?
Discussion Lethargy is a common word used to describe a person who is drowsy, sluggish, listless and apathetic. Concentration may be difficult and they may have problems doing simple tasks. Many people actual mean fatigue or lassitude or being more tired when they use the word. In medical terms, lethargy is usually used to describe patients who have some type of excessive tiredness and usually have mental status changes with decreased alertness or arousal. Patients and health care providers both usually qualify the term and give more description to better communicate what is implied when using the term. This is true of man...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: How to reveal your risk of Covid by simply touching your skin
COVID symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and a loss of smell or taste. You could reveal your chances of developing coronavirus by simply touching your skin. Could you be at risk of Covid? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news