How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications (CCMs) for children, according to a short communication published recently in Clinical Toxicology. Ian M. Paul, M.D., from the Penn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gala Therapeutics wins FDA IDE nod for early feasibility trial of RheOx system
Gala Therapeutics said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to conduct an early feasibility study of its RheOx system designed to treat individuals with chronic bronchitis. The study will look to enroll up to 15 patients at five sites in the US, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said. “Patients with Chronic Bronchitis suffer daily with mucus hypersecretion and cough. We developed the bronchial rheoplasty procedure to directly treat the abnormal airway cells responsible for chronic bronchitis, which are not impacted by inhaled medications.  We appreciate the FDA’s commitment to enco...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory galatherapeutics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use Vicks on a baby?
There are many people who believe using Vicks VapoRub on a baby's feet can help reduce a cough and congestion. However, some of the active ingredients in Vicks are not safe for young children. In this article, learn whether Vicks is safe for babies, as well as about alternative ointments for cough relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can I do to make my cough go away?
It is common to have a mild cough at times. People can often treat a cough at home with remedies that include ginger, thyme, and slippery elm. Other natural treatments include steam inhalation and dietary changes. Here, learn more about the natural remedies for a cough and how to prevent them in the first place. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine: The power of first impressions
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) report that individuals who had been inoculated with the newer pertussis vaccine as part of their initial series of shots, mount a weaker recall response when receiving booster shots later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?
Viral pneumonia causes symptoms that include a cough, fever, and chills. It often occurs as a complication of the common cold. Those more at risk include young children and older adults. The condition usually resolves without treatment, but doctors may prescribe antiviral medication. Learn about viral pneumonia here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- Smoking marijuana seems to be associated with increased risk of cough, sputum production, and wheezing, according to a review published online July 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm
Title: Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, PhlegmCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Even Once-a-Week Pot Smokers Have More Cough, Phlegm
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Smoking marijuana once a week can cause coughing, wheezing and phlegm, all signs of chronic bronchitis, a new evidence review reports. Pot smoking doubles a person's risk of developing a regular hacking cough. It also... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If Your Child Has Croup
-- Croup tends to occur between 3 months and 5 years of age, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Most common in autumn and winter, it causes swelling of the voice box and windpipe. This leads to a bark-like cough. Most instances of croup... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Look for antihistamine tablets containing this ingredient
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers have been warned of a very high pollen count again this week as the UK swelters in a heatwave. So what is the best treatment to keep the symptoms, including a cough, itchy eyes and a runny nose, at bay? Dr Zoe Williams appeared on This Morning to recommend her remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: Does hay fever make you feel tired? Does hay fever cause a cough?
SUMMERTIME is officially upon us in the UK, and while many of us enjoy the sunshine, one in five is suffering horrible hay fever. So what are the symptoms? Can it make you tired and cause a cough? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of hay fever: Eat more of this 6p fruit to alleviate a cough and itchy eyes
HOW TO get rid of hay fever: Sufferers of the condition have been warned of very high levels of pollen this week as temperatures near 30C this week. While anti-histamine tablets and nasal sprays are the most popular forms of treatment for symptoms, some experts believe certain foods are the answer - one fruit in particular could help alleviate itchy eyes, a cough and runny nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women: Avoid Soft Cheeses, But Do Get These Shots
Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Selena Simmons-Duffin Source Type: news

Blackcurrant cough syrup recall over mould risk
Some batches of own-brand blackcurrant cough syrups for children have been recalled because there is a risk that they may include mould, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ’s (MHRA) has advised. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nigeria:Huriwa Claims Government's Panic Ban On Codeine Cough Syrup Led to Job Losses
[Guardian] A non-governmental and human rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) says it has found out that the outright ban on the production of codeine cough syrup in Nigeria has not stopped the phenomenal abuses of many other medicines by some unruly young persons around the country just as it has faulted the unwise and harsh decision which must have led to great financial misfortunes for the over 30 legitimate pharmaceutical companies licensed by the National Agency for Food Drug Administ (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children’s cough syrup RECALLED over mould fears – Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury's
CHILDREN ’S cough syrup sold in Asda and Morrisons has been recalled due to mould fears. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Own-brand children ’s glycerine and blackcurrant cough syrups manufactured by Bell, Sons & Co
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for Bell, Sons& Co... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

200,000 bottles of supermarket own-brand cough syrups are recalled
The MHRA, which polices the safety of medical products in the UK, warned that a colouring agent used in the syrups may allow mould to grow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients
Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Persistent cough could be a sign of the condition
LUNG cancer symptoms and signs include a persistent cough. The single biggest risk factor for this type of cancer is smoking, as the toxic substances in tobacco damage cells in the lungs. Watch out for these five symptoms of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: His Cough: A Nuisance, or Something Worse?
(MedPage Today) -- A 28-year-old man went to urgent care complaining of chest pain, fever, and night sweats. He reported a cough that occasionally produced a bit of phlegm and had been lingering for a month or more. He said he had lost enough weight over the past few weeks that his pants were noticeably loose. He denied changing his diet over this period of time or having GI symptoms. He immigrated from China a year ago to work in his brother's market, and this was the first time he had sought any medical care since his arrival. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

No Safety Concerns With Kids' DTaP Combo Vaccine
The shot protects against three potentially serious infectious diseases of childhood, including whooping cough (pertussis).  In recent years, the "anti-vaxxer" movement -- a small minority of parents -- has raised concerns that routine childhood immunizations might carry long-term health risks for kids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Throat cancer symptoms: Are you at risk? Six signs to watch for - including a sore throat
THROAT cancer symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health conditions, for example a cough or sore throat, but it ’s always important to get these checked out so you can receive the appropriate treatment straight away. There are six signs you should be wary of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Study Underway to Curb Abuse of Codeine Syrups
[Daily News] Mwanza -THE government envisages undertaking a study towards strict monitoring of public consumption of codeinecontained cough syrups to check against abuses by drug addicts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Administration of Sufentanil and Opioid Induced Cough Administration of Sufentanil and Opioid Induced Cough
Might changing the administration of sufentanil from a peripheral route to a central vein reduce the occurrence and severity of opioid-induced cough?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Wales grandmother Ann Mayer has been coughing for 35 years
Ann Mayer, a grandmother of four from north Wales, is taking part in medical trials to test a new drug, which it is hoped will cure her chronic cough, also thought to be suffered by thousands of others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Chinese Cough Syrup That's All the Rage The Chinese Cough Syrup That's All the Rage
An increasingly popular traditional medicine remedy, Nin Jiom pei pa koa seems to have all the right ingredients to help relieve cough--but does scientific support exist for using this product?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Three less common signs you need to be aware of
LUNG cancer symptoms are not always obvious in the early stages, but as the disease develops, a persistent cough, coughing up blood may occur, and feeling very tired may develop. Many of the signs of the disease can also be symptoms of the much less serious conditions, so it ’s important to be aware that there are three more, less common signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever: Does hay fever cause a cough? How to tell if you have hayfever
HAY FEVER symptoms can be difficult to deal with as you go about your day-to-day life. They are usually triggered during pollen season between late March and September and can last for weeks or months. Can a cough be a sign? There are nine signs to watch for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research supports restrictions on opioid-containing cold medicines for children
(Penn State) Prescription cough and cold medicines containing the opioid hydrocodone were more likely to cause serious side effects in children than those containing codeine, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. The research supports recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on prescription hydrocodone- and codeine-containing cough medicines for children and suggests that opioids in general should not be prescribed for coughs and colds in pediatric populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FeNO Helps in Cough Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- High levels of nitric oxide indicate whether steroids may be appropriate (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - May 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Experts Discuss Unique Side Effects of Immunotherapy
If you have mesothelioma and you’ve already received standard-of-care therapies, you may be considering an immunotherapy clinical trial. If you’re considering this option, a free immunotherapy teleconference is a great place to learn more. CancerCare recently hosted two one-hour education workshops featuring panels of immunotherapy experts. Part I of the teleconference presented an overview of immunotherapy. Part II of the teleconference, which is available online for free, focused exclusively on immunotherapy side effects. Understanding these issues and the role each patient plays in managing their own side ef...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MBI Distributing, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir Due to a Lack of Process Controls
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Allergy explosion in US driven by climate change and emissions
It is not your imagination: pollen is making more people sneeze and cough this year than ever as rising temperatures and CO2 levels make for a longer, more intense grow season that starts earlier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The list of medicines that will no longer be available on the NHS
The NHS announced back in March it is banning prescriptions for over-the-counter remedies from May 31. Cough mixture and anti-dandruff shampoo are among the products that will be curbed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The full list of medicines that will no longer be available on NHS prescription
The NHS announced back in March it is banning prescriptions for over-the-counter remedies from May 31. Cough mixture and anti-dandruff shampoo are among the products that will be curbed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Codeine Syrup Addiction Is an Opioid Epidemic That Is Sweeping the African Continent
[This is Africa] The opioid epidemic that was declared a public health emergency in America is now ravaging the youth of Africa. Unlike expensive opioid prescription drugs, codeine, found in certain cough syrups, is cheap and easily purchased over the counter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Codeine Ban - Five Other Pharmaceutical Drugs Abused By Nigerians
[Premium Times] The abuse of drugs among youth has become a disturbing trend in Nigeria. This recently led to the federal government's ban on codeine as an active pharmaceutical ingredient for making cough syrup. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cough Syrup Addiction - What Are Youth Trying to Escape?
[Vanguard] The ban on production of syrups containing codeine in Nigeria wasn't exactly the topic I intended to write on this week. President Muhammadu Buhari's recent visit to the United States of America (USA) actually looked more like it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pertussis (whooping cough): information for healthcare professionals
Public Health England has published information to enable healthcare professionals to identify, manage and test cases of pertussis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ban On Codeine - Senate Calls for Full Compliance
[Vanguard] The Senate on Wednesday called on its committees on Drugs and Narcotics, and that of Heath to ensure full compliance with the ban on use of codeine in cough syrup announced by the Federal Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Codeine - Almost Every Family in Nigeria Has an Addict, Senator Claims
[Premium Times] Up to 70 per cent of codeine cough syrup produced and imported in Nigeria end up in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Funded: 9 Bay Area companies raise over $140M in new funding
Nine Bay Area companies disclosed more than $140 million in new venture funding at midweek. Here are the details: • Flexport Inc., San Francisco, $100 million: Chinese express delivery company SF Express invested in a large round of funding for this freight logistics software company. Read more here. • Attenua Inc., Mountain View, $35 million: Omega Funds led the Series A round for this developer of chronic cough medicines. It was joined by Abingworth, OrbiMed and Redmile Group. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

The Funded: 9 Bay Area companies raise over $140M in new funding
Nine Bay Area companies disclosed more than $140 million in new venture funding at midweek. Here are the details: • Flexport Inc., San Francisco, $100 million: Chinese express delivery company SF Express invested in a large round of funding for this freight logistics software company. Read more here. • Attenua Inc., Mountain View, $35 million: Omega Funds led the Series A round for this developer of chronic cough medicines. It was joined by Abingworth, OrbiMed and Redmile Group. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold quickly: Try these six remedies
EVERYONE gets struck down by a cold now and then. But when you ’re feeling at your worst, with a runny nose, sore throat and persistent cough, there are steps you can take to feel better, fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Lung Disease
-- You shouldn't ignore a nagging cough or mild wheeze. They could be symptoms of a lung disease, such as asthma, COPD or cancer, the American Lung Association says. Here are the association's potential warning signs of lung disease: Cough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news