Chest infection symptoms - simple test could reveal what your cough means
CHEST infections most commonly affect people in winter, especially after they have suffered a bout of cold or flu, but this can make the symptoms even harder to spot. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you accept $4499.33 to be deliberately infected with whooping cough?
(Natural News) We all put a price on our health, whether it’s our willingness to shell out a few extra dollars for organic fruit at the store or deciding that yoga classes are a good investment. However, have you ever thought about the opposite side of the coin? Would you accept a sizable sum of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veto The Cold-Hearted Health Bill
Donald Trump is right. The House health insurance bill is “mean, mean, mean,” as he put it last week. He correctly called the measure that would strip health insurance from 23 million Americans “a son of a b*tch.” The proposal is not at all what Donald Trump promised Americans. He said that under his administration, no one would lose coverage. He said everybody would be insured. And the insurance he provided would be a “lot less expensive.” Senate Democrats spent Monday and Tuesday pointing this out and demanding that Senate Republicans end their furtive, star-chamber scheming and expose...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms - THIS could be causing your constant acid reflux
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Exponential' whooping cough outbreak in Alberta has officials urging immunization
Southern Alberta is seeing a surge in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, and a health official says it’s directly related to low immunization rates in some areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine More Pregnant Women Getting Whooping Cough Vaccine
A U.S. study finds that a growing number of pregnant women are getting vaccinated against pertussis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

A 65-Year-Old Man With Chest Pain and Chronic Cough A 65-Year-Old Man With Chest Pain and Chronic Cough
A 65-year-old construction worker presents with chest pain and chronic cough. What's the next step in his management?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

More pregnant women getting whooping cough vaccine
(Reuters Health) - - Babies are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers get vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, and a U.S. study finds that a growing number of women are starting to follow this advice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and earn £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catch whooping cough and get £3,500
Would you voluntarily get infected with a disease to help scientists make a better vaccine? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping couch vaccine being developed by British researchers
A NEW vaccine is being developed against whooping cough, which causes 200,000 preventable deaths in children around the world each year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New whooping cough jab has the power to save 200,000 lives
A team of scientists from all across Europe, including from Southampton University, are working on the 'landmark' £2.3 million study to create a more effective vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Never Heard Of 'Dry Drowning?' What You Need To Know About The Deadly Condition
The Question: Dry drowning was recently ruled as the suspected cause of death for a 4-year-old boy from Texas. What is this medical condition and what are the signs that someone might be suffering from it? The Answer: We don’t yet know what happened in the tragic case of the child in Texas, but drowning is an issue of heightened concern in the summer.  About 3,500 people die per year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning. One in five of those deaths is a child under the age of 14. And there’s a large disparity by race: African-American children between the ages of 5-19 are 5.5 times as likely to drown ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Office 'troopers' who work while ill could less productive
While sitting at your desk with a runny nose and cough may seem like dedication to some, it may not always be the best option according to a Canadian study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Numbers Behind Fixing Health Care In America
On March 23, 2010 Democrats slammed a health care plan through Congress that helped many Americans, but it is far from perfect. Now Republicans are offering a plan that will leave millions of Americans without insurance.  It seems as if Congress is unable to fix health care, however the current system is unsustainable. According to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare the U.S. spent $3.2 trillion on health care in 2015. That’s $10,035 per person. It’s an insane amount of money. Turns out it is possible to lower costs and improve care, but it’s not as easy as I thought when I started the research for...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell If You're Too Sick To Get On A Flight
The Question: I’m supposed to get on a flight but I’m not feeling well. How do I know if I am too sick to fly?  The Answer: There’s a hard line in the sand when it comes to certain illnesses and traveling on an airplane. Sometimes it really is best to stay back. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ditching a flight if you you have an illness that can quickly spread to another person, such as the flu. And symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting or high fever are also reasons to forgo traveling, says Timothy Lahey, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of med...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Ways to remedy bronchitis at home
(Natural News) Bronchitis is not fun to deal with; you’ll cough, you’ll wheeze, and you’ll feel short of breath. Fortunately, this infection is manageable. There are several home remedies available that can help you deal with this irritating condition. From essential oils to warm teas, MedicalNewsToday.com states that these are the best ways to ease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bronchitis: Is it contagious?
There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Safety profile of cough and cold medication use in pediatrics - Green JL, Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Dart RC.
We describe the safety profile of CCMs in children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Through Bullets and Bombs to Reach Health Care
June 02, 2017In conflict areas around the world, health workers like Patrick in South Sudan continue to risk their lives to do their jobs.  “There were guns, bullets, and bombs everywhere,” says Patrick Hakim, a clinical officer inSouth Sudan.That was the scene around Juba last July after fighting broke out at the presidential compound between the Sudan People ’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition (SPLA-IO) forces.Amidst the country ’s already horrific and brutal conflict, Patrick says those two weeks were characterized by widespread terror. Many borders, roads, and markets were ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbales Source Type: news

Progressive Dyspnea
Medic 15 is called to a residential address for an 81-year-old female with shortness of breath. You and your partner arrive on scene at a single-story house. The patient is with her daughter, and both are able to provide you with a history-recurrent breast cancer, currently on chemotherapy and congestive heart failure. The patient notes she's developed worsening shortness of breath over the past 2-3 days. She denies having chest pain, upper back pain, cough, upper respiratory symptoms, fevers, chills or lower extremity swelling. You place the patient on the monitor and find her to be in sinus tachycardia with a pulse of 12...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elizabeth K. Powell, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic prescription strategies and adverse outcome for uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections: prospective cough complication cohort (3C) study
This study of 28,779 patients presenting in UK general practice showed that subsequent hospital admission or death occurred in 0.3% who received no antibiotic prescription, vs 0.9% who received immediate antibiotics, and 0.4% who received a prescription for delayed antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misremembering What Makes Us Fat
There is a particular irony in marking the occasion of Memorial Day by misremembering history. TIME Magazine’s cover story about why diets fail so many of us, and why so many of us are fat, is thus almost as ironic as it is interesting. The article apparently misremembers, and all but fails to mention, the most fundamental, influential, and flagrant of explanations for our obesity problem. But we’ll come back to that. The article, entitled “The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working,” principally explores and justifies the welling interest in personalized approaches to ev...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misremembering What Makes Us Fat
There is a particular irony in marking the occasion of Memorial Day by misremembering history. TIME Magazine’s cover story about why diets fail so many of us, and why so many of us are fat, is thus almost as ironic as it is interesting. The article apparently misremembers, and all but fails to mention, the most fundamental, influential, and flagrant of explanations for our obesity problem. But we’ll come back to that. The article, entitled “The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working,” principally explores and justifies the welling interest in personalized approaches to ev...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mother blasts surgery nurse after diagnosis blunder
Kayleigh Chapman, 29, of Pershore, Worcestshire, visited her local doctor's surgery when Lily-Mae Filmer's spluttering cough started to get worse on April 23. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? GP explains why your reflux could get worse during UK heatwave
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. However, now a GP has warned the symptoms could get worse over the heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's What Happens To Your Body Once You Hit 30
By Jessica Migala A lot goes on in your life when you move into your 30s. You become more established in your career, for one, and you may be growing (or thinking about starting) a family. But this pivotal decade is also a time when some unexpected body issues strike that may make you wonder, ‘huh? what’s happening?’ Here are five things every woman should look out for during the decade that takes you from young adulthood to middle age. Your periods get a little weird A natural dip in estrogen and progesterone levels at about age 35 can cause your cycle to change — it might be shorter or longer, lig...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips picks up airway clearance device dev RespirTech
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it inked a deal to acquire airway clearance solution developer RespirTech for an undisclosed amount. St. Paul, Minn.-based RespirTech was founded in 2004 and has approximately 210 employees. The company produces airway clearance devices for patients with chronic respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis. Philips said that the addition of RespirTech’s portfolio will allow Philips to “accelerate its growth in respiratory care,” specifically for COPD patients with bronchiectasis. The acquired portfolio includes a clinica...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory royal-philips Source Type: news

New Drug Eases Chronic Cough New Drug Eases Chronic Cough
A P2X3 inhibitor is showing promise for people with refractory chronic cough, who have few options, but not everyone can tolerate it, according to a phase 2b study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Merck Announces Presentation of Phase 2 Results for MK-7264, an Investigational, P2X3 Receptor Antagonist, Being Evaluated for the Treatment of Chronic Cough
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J.KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced the presentation of results from a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety, efficacy and therapeutic dose range of MK-7264 (formerly AF-219) for the treatment of chronic cough. The highest dose evaluated, 50 mg, reduced Awake Cough Frequency (coughs/hour), the primary endpoint, by 37 percent from baseline relative to placebo (p=0.003). The 50 mg dose also demonstrated a reduction in patient-reported cough severity.Language: EnglishContact: Merc...
Source: Merck.com - Research and Development News - May 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development News Corporate News Latest News #Merck #MRK $MRK chronic cough MSD NYSE:MRK Source Type: news

Quvium ’s cough monitor boosts compliance by involving caregivers
When Steven Schmidt worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:VRTX), Eric Olson – the man who led the development of the 1st drug to treat the underlying causes of cystic fibrosis – asked Schmidt to look into ways that families could become more engaged with managing a patient’s condition. Olson pointed towards a publication that showed that involving caregivers added 8 years of life expectancy to children with cystic fibrosis. Schmidt, who now serves as founder and CEO of Quvium, took that idea and began development of a wearable cough monitor that alerts patients’ caregivers when a cough is out of th...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Wall Street Beat quvium Source Type: news

Doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Some states push to change the law
In most states, kids need a note from the doctor to apply sunscreen while they're at school. Sunscreen is considered an over-the-counter drug, much like cough syrup. Now, some states are starting to change the policy. Jericka Duncan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Some states push to change law
The FDA classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter drug, like cough syrup (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just don ’t have the answers
I’ve long argued that social care is facing a funding crisis – not least thanks to years of government cuts. So it was interesting to see several of the party manifestos for the general election focussing on the sector. The Tory plan has received a great deal of attention – sadly, it’s woefully inadequate. The party who caused so many of the problems with the social care system in recent years risk causing further problems if they’re re-elected next month. Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News adult social care Source Type: news

Blog: Our social care system is in crisis and the Conservative Party just doesn ’t have the answers
I’ve long argued that social care is facing a funding crisis – not least thanks to years of government cuts. So it was interesting to see several of the party manifestos for the general election focussing on the sector. The Tory plan has received a great deal of attention – sadly, it’s woefully inadequate. The party who caused so many of the problems with the social care system in recent years risk causing further problems if they’re re-elected next month. Their proposals threaten a further demolition of the welfare state, which will leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News adult social care Source Type: news

These Intestinal Worms Might Be Hiding In Your Sushi, Doctors Warn
By Amanda MacMillan As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid. Writing in BMJ Case Reports, gastroenterologists in Portugal recount the tale of a 32-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with severe stomach pain, vomiting, and a week-long fever. When he mentioned that he’d recently eaten sushi, his doctors suspected anisakiasis — a parasitic disease caused by tiny worms, called nematodes, that attach to the wall of the stomach, esophagus, or intestine. Sure en...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON comment on Conservative social care plans
Commenting on the social care announcement that is part of the wider Conservative manifesto launch, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today’s social care announcement reveals what Theresa May’s Britain would be like. It threatens a further demolition of the welfare state, which would leave all but the very poorest forced to cough up for their care. “Private care firms will be upping their profits, while staff and the elderly continue to get a rough deal. “Expecting families to take unpaid time off work to look after their loved ones is also unfair and unrealistic.” Media conta...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis social care Source Type: news

How Does American Health Care Compare To Taiwan?
“Taiwan.” “Thailand?” “No, Taiwan.” Admittedly, I was in the same position when I applied for a teaching position in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Since then, I’ve spent two years living here, and I talk Taiwan to anyone who will listen. The people? Delightful. The food? Phenomenal. The culture and history? Fascinating. I could easily run out of positive adjectives to describe this small island nation, which in the past two years has become my home. A sometimes stinky (tofu), smartphone-addicted, frighteningly small dog-obsessed home, but a home I love nonetheless. Health insuran...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you getting the vaccines you need?
There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IRRESPONSIBLE: Doctors are prescribing antibiotics for the common cold
(Natural News) A stuffy nose, rattling cough, and fever are the typical symptoms of a common cold. While rest and strengthening the immune system are the best medicines to fight an army of sick-making viruses, many doctors unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics to treat the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Options Emerging for Pulmonary Hypertension, Chronic Cough Options Emerging for Pulmonary Hypertension, Chronic Cough
Results from the MERIT study evaluating macitentan in pulmonary hypertension will be presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference, along with a study of a P2X3 antagonist for chronic cough.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Are you getting the vaccines you need before going abroad?
There's cholera, which can give you explosive diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps. Then there's measles, which can give you a high fever, cough, runny nose and rash. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Diagnosis of HIV and Pulmonary Kaposi's Sarcoma A New Diagnosis of HIV and Pulmonary Kaposi's Sarcoma
A case of chronic cough ultimately reveals a diagnosis of HIV infection with pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma. How was this unusual case diagnosed?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Anemia?
Discussion One of the most common problems in pediatrics is anemia. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. For a discussion of which values are used click here. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency which is commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g. menses). Anemia screening is recommended at age 9-12 months, and for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Be Clear on Cancer Respiratory Symptoms campaign re-launches
The Be Clear on Cancer Respiratory Symptoms campaign re-launches this May 18th for 15 weeks. The campaign, largely unchanged from last year’s, encourages people who have experienced a cough for (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Unproven homeopathic remedies for kids still promising relief despite new label rules
Two years after Marketplace exposed how Health Canada was approving children's homeopathic remedies that promise relief from cough, cold and other ailments without any evidence to back up the claims, the government’s promised crackdown is hard to spot on drugstore shelves. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen ’ s story
The post Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi. OK here it goes. Linda helped by taking time to send me a book, writing back emails etc. So I guess we need each other all of us. From a very early age I started my periods at 11 on my eve of 12th birthday. I was never told what it was, despite having 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I was the youngest coming from a Irish catholic background. My dad was strictest with me. I suffered with mine. Really bad. I would go through pads in 10 mins up to 2 every 2 hours or so. I would bleed straight through to...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding PCOS Source Type: news