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

Accidental Ingestion Tied to AEs With Cough, Cold Meds in Kids Accidental Ingestion Tied to AEs With Cough, Cold Meds in Kids
The largest surveillance study to date shows over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are generally safe for children younger than 12 years; most AEs reported were tied to accidental ingestion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

OTC Cough, Cold Med Safety in Kids
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

OTC Cough and Cold Medicines: Adverse Events in Children Detailed (FREE)
By the Editors A study in Pediatrics details adverse events associated with cough and cold medications … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Health Tip: Stave Off Cold Symptoms for Better Sleep
-- When you're sick with a cold, plenty of sleep may be just what you need. But a stuffy nose and cough can prevent you from getting your rest. Here are suggestions to help you sleep while you battle a cold, courtesy of the National Sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

6 Unexpected Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
You can’t seem to get rid of your bellyIt’s no surprise that for many women, muscles in their abdomen separate to accommodate the baby. The thing is, it can stay that way after birth. When the bands of muscles, which run parallel down your belly, separate, they leave behind a space in between, a condition called diastasis recti. Without the ab muscles in the middle of your belly to hold everything in, you might see a bulge or ridge of soft tissue there, aka a pooch that just won’t go away. In fact, one-third of women still had it even one year postpartum, reported a 2016 study in the British Journal of Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Rosemary: What can cause a persistent cough?
Q MY 70-year-old wife has had a chronic cough for nearly three years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventec Life Systems raises $7m
Ventec Life Systems raised $7 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Ventec produces the VOCSN portable life support system. The system provides 5 different respiratory therapies, including ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization. Money in the round came from 56 unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, with the 1st sale recorded on April 4. The company is not seeking any more sales in the round. The Bothell, Wash.-based company won FDA 510(k) clearance for the system early last month, claiming it to be the only device cleared by the FDA which provides all ...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory Ventec Life Systems Source Type: news

May 2017
Keeping Your Gut in Check: Healthy Options to Stay on Tract...Cough Culprits: What ’s the Difference Between Bronchitis and Pneumonia?...How Your Eating Habits Affect Your Health...Spanish-Language Health Materials...Featured Web Site: Understanding the Human Genome Project (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Checkup: For Pregnant Women, Getting Serious About Whooping Cough
Vaccinating pregnant women is the best way to keep babies safe in the first few months of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Babies and Infants Preventive Medicine Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Source Type: news

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REMINDER:The World Vision/CareLink Foundation 6k race is Saturday, May 6th!  You may register at the race starting at 8:15 am. Cost is $50 for those 15 years of age, $25 for those under 15 years.Registration will be held at Pediatric Health's Naperville far south parking lotthat is off the River Road entrance.All funds go to World Vision's clean water initiatives.  We hope to see you there!*********************************************************************From the desk of Nurse Practitioner Josie Dawe:Josie Dawe, CPNPFor World Immunization Week (April 24-30), US medical experts have raised c...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is That Cough Serious?
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Mobile Health Source Type: news

FDA: Codeine Now Contraindicated for Pain and Cough in Kids (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The FDA has issued new warnings against using prescription codeine and tramadol in children and adolescents. Reviewing adverse event reports from nearly 50 years, the agency found 64 reports … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

US regulators BAN under-12s from using strong cough syrups
Makers of pain medicines that contain codeine and tramadol will now have to change the labels to ban users from giving them to children under 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA restricts use of prescription codeine pain and cough medicines and tramadol pain medicines in children; recommends against use in breastfeeding women
FDA is restricting the use of codeine and tramadol medicines in children. Codeine is approved to treat pain and cough, and tramadol is approved to treat pain. These medicines carry serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children younger than 12 years and must not be used in these children. These medicines should also be limited in some older children. Single-ingredient codeine and all tramadol-containing products are FDA-approved only for use in adults. We are also recommending against using codeine and tramadol medicines in breastfeeding mothers due to possib...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 20, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA statement from Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., deputy center director for regulatory programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on new warnings about the use of codeine and tramadol in children & nursing mothers
The health and safety of children is a top priority at the FDA, which is why today we are requiring a series of changes to the labeling of two types of opioid medications in order to help better protect children from serious risks associated with these medicines – codeine (found in some prescription pain and cough medicines and some over-the-counter cough medicines) and tramadol (found in some prescription pain medicines). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's First Addiction Crisis Had Some Striking Parallels To Today
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how it’s all made. Click here to sign up! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room
Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

The Human Cost Of Trump's Rollback On Regulations
WASHINGTON ― If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating lung disease silicosis. “I would choose to go much quicker,” he said, “rather than to have my family watch me suffer.” Ward fears that other workers will face the same suffocating illness as his father, thanks to the regulatory rollback underway by the Trump administration. Ward’s father spent several years working as a sandblaster in Michigan. It was most likely on that job that he breathed a lethal amount of crystalline silica, a carcinoge...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideolog...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ventec Life Systems wins FDA nod for VOCSN portable life support device
Respiratory care device developer Ventec Life Systems said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its VOCSN portable life support device. The VOCSN device provides 5 different respiratory therapies, including ventilation, oxygen, cough, suction and nebulization. The Bothell, Wash.-based company claims it is the only device cleared by the FDA which provides all 5 respiratory therapies. The device is cleared for use with adults and pediatric patients weighing more than 5 kg, the company said, and is designed to improve care for patients with neuromuscular diseases, impaired lung function, spinal cord injuries and pediatric de...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Ventec Life Systems Source Type: news

Delayed presentation of button battery ingestion: a devastating complication - Chessman R, Verkerk M, Hewitt R, Eze N.
A 12-month-old child presented with a prolonged history of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, which was initially treated as bronchiolitis. She was discharged but presented again to Accident and Emergency department 4 days later with worsening symptom.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

7 reasons a global pandemic is inevitable
It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you -- and for months or even years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Mothers Need Whooping Cough Vaccine
The Tdap vaccine is highly effective in protecting newborns against pertussis in the first two months of life, but less than half of women get it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get whooping cough if their mothers are vaccinated against the potentially fatal respiratory infection during pregnancy, a large U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mom's Vaccine Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Uveitis?
Discussion Inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, or uvea, is termed uveitis. Uveitis can be divided into anterior, intermediate or posterior uveitis by involving the anterior (iris and ciliary body), intermediate (vitreous) or posterior (choroid and usually retina) compartments. Panuveitis involves all 3 compartments. Duration can also be used to classify uveitis. Acute is 6 weeks and> 3 months is chronic persistent uveitis. Episodic periods of inactivity and reactivity that last more than 3 months are called recurrent uveitis. A third way to characterize uveitis is if it is granulomatous or not. Uveitis increase...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies from Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global pandemics: 7 reasons they're inevitable
It could take just one cough, one kiss, one touch or even one bite to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you -- and for months or even years. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis Vaccine In Pregnancy Protects 9 Of 10 Newborns From Whooping Cough
The most effective way to prevent whooping cough in a young baby is the mother's vaccine booster during pregnancy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
MONDAY, April 3, 2017 -- Babies are far less likely to develop whooping cough if their mother was vaccinated while pregnant, a new study reveals. The study included nearly 149,000 infants born in California between 2006 and 2015. The percentage... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Family Fights To Ban USDA Wildlife Trap That Killed Their Dog, Injured Son
An Idaho family is calling for a federal ban on a cyanide-spewing predator-control device that killed their Labrador retriever and left their teenage son “inches from death.” Before last month, the Mansfields had never even heard of a cyanide bomb, the family told The Huffington Post. That’s why when 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield was walking his dog, Casey, near the border of his family’s property in Pocatello, Idaho, he simply thought he had stumbled upon the head of a sprinkler, and he reached down to touch it. When he did, the device popped in an explosion that knocked him to the ground and covere...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough medicines and lozenges are loaded with refined sugars that increase blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Popular cough lozenges and vitamin chews can increase your blood sugar levels. In a recent analysis, DailyMailOnline.com claims that alleviating your cough symptoms with these products can actually lead to an increased risk for sugar-related diseases. Cough and cold Rx deliberately add hidden sugar The analysis compared the sugar content of seven popular cough remedies against that of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS funding review for gluten-free food
Doctors could also be told to stop prescribing suncream, travel vaccines and cough and cold remedies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids
Strict immunization requirements kept local whooping cough rates low, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Germs and Hygiene, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearby Day Cares Don't Pose Health Risks to Kids: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Living near a day care center won't increase your child's risk of catching contagious illnesses like whooping cough, new research suggests. Scientists from Drexel University in Philadelphia reported that kids in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Selfie Could Tell You If You Have This Thyroid Cancer Symptom
For Teen Vogue, by Brittney McNamara. When actor and producer Lorna Nickson Brown was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she says she went numb because she couldn't understand how she — a 26-year-old who felt totally fine — could be seriously ill. But it turns out Lorna was exhibiting a classic symptom of thyroid cancer that can be detected through a selfie. Lorna had a lump on her neck, which she told Indy100 is a tell-tale sign of the cancer. Lorna went to the doctor after her mother noticed a bump on her neck, and that's when she received her diagnosis. "I felt numb. I didn’t believe it because I fel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How are COPD and cough related?
In this article, learn about the relationship between coughing and COPD, how coughing from COPD may change over time, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news