Dry, chesty cough? How to get rid of the Aussie flu symptom - and if cough medicine works
A DRY, chesty cough is one of the symptoms of Aussie flu - a potentially deadly strain of the influenza virus. But what ’s the best way to get rid of the cough - cough medicine or another remedy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Flu May Be Spread Just By Breathing, Study Says
For years, you’ve been told to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, especially when you’re sick. But a new study finds that it may be possible to spread the flu just by breathing—no coughing or sneezing required. “People shed a lot of virus all the time, even when they don’t cough,” says Donald Milton, author of the study published in PNAS and a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. “As a result, it’s important to realize you can be infectious at any time.” During the 2012-2013 flu season, Milton and his colleague...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized coughing flu flu 2018 flu 2018 symptoms flu breathing flu prevention flu season 2018 flu spread by breathing flu symptoms healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Research Source Type: news

Heroin for a cough: The cures of yesteryear revealed
In the 19th century and early 20th century, class-A drugs were touted as medical cures. Lethal and addictive medical concoctions were unwittingly consumed by millions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese flu symptoms - a dry cough could be a sign that you’re infected with the virus
JAPANESE flu symptoms are similar to the deadly Aussie flu, but they ’re far more contagious, the public has been warned. Having a bad cough could be a sign of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese flu symptoms - this could be a sign that you’re infected with contagious virus
JAPANESE flu symptoms are similar to the deadly Aussie flu, but they ’re far more contagious, the public has been warned. Having a bad cough could be a sign of infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Concussion is a red herring' for CTE
Boston University's new study shows concussions are to CTE what a cough is to lung cancer. A cough does not predict lung cancer, and treating it does not cure lung cancer. It is the same for CTE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic logs wins in overcharging lawsuit, defibrillator case fees
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) logged a series of legal wins this week after a federal judge dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit against the medtech titan and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a bid over legal fees in a long-running patent spat, upholding Medtronic’s victory from April last year. In a lawsuit brought against Medtronic, Cavallino Consulting alleged that the medtech company defrauded government hospitals by overcharging them for the speedy delivery of medical equipment, without passing along required discounts. U.S. district judge David Doty of Minneapolis ruled that the argument brought by Cavallino ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Legal News Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Eli Lilly & Co. Guidant Corp. Medtronic Source Type: news

New treatment for SMA offers hope for Arianna
For the first few months of Arianna Condon’s life, everything was moving along fine. She was a happy baby, and seemed to be developing much like her older sister, Tessa. “She was gaining weight, and seemed to be doing great,” says Arianna’s mom, Marina. “She did have problems with reflux, but it was nothing too unusual for a baby.” But by the time Arianna was 3 months old, Marina started to have concerns. Arianna wasn’t lifting her head the way Tessa had at that age. Something didn’t seem right. “I brought it up to her pediatrician, but she told me that all babies devel...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Basil Darras spinal muscular atrophy spinal muscular atrophy program Spinraza Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Antibiotics for Cough, PJP vs. PCP, TB-Sniffing Rats, Raw Water, and Other Quick ID Items to Ponder
As we head into week 3 of 52 of this new year, Dr. Paul Sax poses some " quick questions " with an infectious disease theme... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Everyone ’s talking about the flu. Here’s what to do about it
H3N2: If you ’ve had it, you know how bad it can be. If you don’t, you’ve heard about it and are afraid. Very afraid.We ’re talking about the flu, specifically this flu season’s dominant strain.Others are taking about the flu as well. Physicians at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have been featured in the media, and sought by patients and the public for advice on flu care and prevention — and for good reason.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that flu activity is widespread across the country. The California Department of Publi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CDC postpones session on ‘ preparing for the unthinkable ’ : a nuclear blast
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has rescheduled a teaching session on the public health response to a nuclear blast that was supposed to take place Tuesday. The session, which was to feature presentations from U.S. experts on public health preparedness and response and radiation, included a session titled "Preparing for the Unthinkable." The […]Related:First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationCDC says, ‘There’s lots of flu in lots of places.’ And it’s not going away anytime soon.FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC says, ‘There ’ s lots of flu in lots of places. ’ And it ’ s not going away anytime soon.
A nasty flu season is in full swing across the United States, with a sharp increase in the number of older people and young children getting hospitalized, federal health officials said Friday. The latest weekly data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza has spread across the country. “Flu is everywhere in the United States […]Related:First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutationFDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodoneNew study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complications (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutation
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared the first treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations, which are genetic defects that raise the risk of malignancies. The drug, called Lynparza, already is approved for certain patients with advanced ovarian cancer associated with the same mutations. Richard Pazdur, director of the […]Related:FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodoneNew study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complicationsHe was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use
The FDA this week announced that it’s mandating labeling changes to cut the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in kids under 18 years of age. The agency wrote in a statement that the risks of these drugs outweigh their potential benefits for children. The medications will also receive an expanded Boxed Warning notifying users about the risks of abuse, addiction and death. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA revises label on opioid cold meds to limit pediatric use appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pediatrics Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Source Type: news

Mother's sepsis warning after baby stopped breathing
Emma Woodland, from Godstone in Surrey, took Bonnie to her GP with cough but dismissed as a virus.  But less than 24 hours later, the infant stopped breathing and was on life support. T (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid catching the bug your co-worker had: Tips for avoiding sick days
(Natural News) So you’re working at your desk, out in the field, or in the assembly line – wherever – when you notice that the girl beside you starts to sneeze loudly and cough badly. She looks distressed, and you realize that she is definitely down with something. Here are some tips so that you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids
Title: FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines Restricted to Adult Use
Prescription cough and cold medications containing opioids like codeine and hydrocodone will no longer be indicated for patients under age 18, the FDA announced on... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA strengthens warning on opioid cold medicine
The FDA is now requiring changes to the safety labeling on prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone. The changes are to indicate that they shouldn't be given to children younger than 18 due to serious risks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Puts New Limits on Opioids in Kids ’ Cough Meds
(MedPage Today) -- Label changes for products containing hydrocodone and codeine (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodone
The Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that children and adolescents should not be prescribed cough and cold medicines containing codeine and hydrocodone because of serious safety risks posed by the opioid ingredients. The agency said it is requiring manufacturers to change the wording on their labels to make clear that such products should not be used for […]Related:New study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complicationsHe was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him.The rural-urban sex divide in three simple charts (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Bans Opioid-Containing Cough Meds For Kids
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Opioid Cough Meds in Children Under 18, FDA Says No Opioid Cough Meds in Children Under 18, FDA Says
Prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone are no longer indicated in any pediatric population and will be labeled for use only in adults aged 18 years and older, the FDA says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Flu spike causing Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors
Charlotte-area hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions after a spike in flu cases. Children ages 12 and under will not be allowed to visit Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m. Friday. Visitors of all ages should not visit if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, fever and cough. Thos e seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.   Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

FDA acts to protect kids from serious risks of opioid ingredients contained in some prescription cough and cold products by revising labeling to limit pediatric use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone in children younger than 18 years old because the serious risks of these medicines outweigh their potential benefits in this population. After safety labeling changes are made, these products will no longer be indicated for use to treat cough in any pediatric population and will be labeled for use only in adults aged 18 years and older. Labeling for the medications also is being updated with additional safety information for adu...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 -- Trying to put a dent in the ongoing opioid addiction crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday slapped strict new restrictions on the use of opioid-containing cold and cough products by kids. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Flu season has arrived in Oregon, with uptick in cases
Flu season in Oregon, which started a little earlier than usual, is definitely underway, said Dr. Richard Leman, a state public health physician. As of the week after Christmas, about 5 percent of emergency department visits at Oregon hospitals were for influenza-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore throat, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s Weekly Surveillance Report. “One of the things that’s suggestive of a heavy y ear is that one in 20 people in the past week in an Emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Flu season has arrived in Oregon, with uptick in cases
Flu season in Oregon, which started a little earlier than usual, is definitely underway, said Dr. Richard Leman, a state public health physician. As of the week after Christmas, about 5 percent of emergency department visits at Oregon hospitals were for influenza-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore throat, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s Weekly Surveillance Report. “One of the things that’s suggestive of a heavy y ear is that one in 20 people in the past week in an Emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Farmer catches pneumonia from onion peel
The unnamed man, 62, believed to be from Japan, went to hospital after suffering from a dry cough, fatigue and shortness of breath for two weeks. He became unwell after using an air compressor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coughs and what they mean
Is a cough making your life miserable? Don't blame your body; coughing is the only way your lungs can expel an irritant. The key is to figure what's causing it and then to get your lungs the help they need. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health 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 - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Flu symptoms stopped by drinking tea and wine
FLU symptoms include a sore throat, persistent cough and a headache. But, drinking more tea and wine could help to combat the symptoms of severe flu, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chesty cough? Dry cough? Why you should NEVER ignore a tickly throat
CHESTY, dry coughs could be due to a common cold, but they could also be a sign of something more serious, like lung cancer or heart failure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in dextromethorphan cough and cold products: 2000-2015 National Poison Data System intentional abuse exposure calls - Karami S, Major JM, Calderon S, McAninch JK.
CONTEXT: Recent restrictions in access to and availability of dextromethorphan (DXM) cough and cold medications may correlate with changes in abuse exposures. OBJECTIVE: To extend and update existing knowledge about DXM abuse, we describe recent tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heartburn and acid reflux symptoms: How to get RID of both conditions
ACID REFLUX symptoms include heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. Here ’s the best way to get rid of the condition after your Christmas dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Foods to AVOID this Christmas to prevent heartburn
ACID REFLUX can cause heartburn, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and a cough that keeps coming back. It ’s the last thing you want to be worried about over Christmas dinner – here are the main festive foods to avoid stomach acid leaking out and heading up the gullet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 things to know about coughing kids
Pediatric specialists from Yale Medicine explain that lingering cough — and what to do about it. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Could Your Christmas Tree Be Making You Sick?
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your Christmas tree be making you sick? If you suffer from mold allergies, the answer could be yes. A 2011 study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology found that mold spores can grow on common Christmas trees and often flourish in the warmth of your home. This isn’t necessarily a problem if you’re not sensitive to mold but if you are, having a tree in your home could cause itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, cough and wheezing. So what can you do? Wash your tree before you bring it into your home. Get rid of the tree right after Christmas. Try an air purifier in the ro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Christmas Tree Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Flu and cold symptoms: No evidence cough eased by over-the-counter drugs
FLU and cold symptoms include a cough. But will over-the-counter medicines effectively treat it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interaction Between Bronchoconstriction and Cough in Asthma Interaction Between Bronchoconstriction and Cough in Asthma
New research sheds light on the interactions between acute bronchoconstriction and the cough reflex in patients with asthma.Thorax (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak grows to dozens of cases
Health department says about 1,000 people in the community had close contact with someone who has the highly contagious respiratory disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staggered Sugammadex Dose and Risk of Severe Emergence Cough Staggered Sugammadex Dose and Risk of Severe Emergence Cough
Cough on emergence has been reported as a common adverse reaction with sugammadex reversal. Can staggering the dose reduce the risk?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Coughing and feeling tired could be signs of condition
LUNG CANCER symptoms include a long-standing cough, and feeling low on energy. These are other signs to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How snoring or a tickly cough can make you a bad driver
Martyn Lloyd-Kelly prided himself on his clean driving record, with not even a minor scrape during the 11 years that he ’d held his licence. So he was devastated when his licence was revoked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The disposable chip that will allow GPs to write the perfect prescription
A new method of distinguishing viral from bacterial infections will help control the misuse of antibioticsYou have a rasping cough. Your speech is reduced to a whisper and your throat is raw and aching. You cannot sleep. So you tell your sad story to your doctor, who faces a simple issue: do you have a viral infection, or is a bacterium responsible for your illness?It sounds a trivial issue. In fact, the problem goes beyond your immediate health and has implications for the general wellbeing of society. If your doctor makes a misdiagnosis and – thinking your condition is caused by a bacterium – prescribes a cou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Antibiotics Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Society Health Healthcare industry Business Source Type: news

Cough symptoms: DEADLY mysterious gunky build-up in the lungs could be sign of bronchitis
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu, and disappear within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news