Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold
-- Feeling under the weather? It's important to know whether you the common cold or something more serious. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common-cold symptoms may include: Sore throat. Cough. Sneezing and runny nose. Body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Triad hospitals restrict visitor access because of flu virus
Area hospitals have implemented — or announced plans to implement — temporary visiting restrictions because of an outbreak of the flu virus. At most area hospitals, the restrictions will take effect at 7 a.m. Friday. Those restrictions specify that children 12 or under are not allowed in any hospital facilities. Those 13 and over who are experiencing a runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough are asked not to visit patients being treated at any of the medical facilities. However, those seeking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Huffman Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to whooping cough study
Researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Four things you might not know about fever
Of everything we pediatricians get called about, I think that fever is the most common. Which isn’t surprising, given that fever can be a sign of illness. But despite the fact that it is so common, fever is often misunderstood — and often frightens people more than it should. Here are four things all parents should know about fever. Fever is a symptom, not a problem. We doctors are always going to be more concerned with what is causing the fever than with the fever itself. We are going to ask a whole lot of questions about other symptoms, like pain, cough, vomiting or rash. If the answers to those questions (an...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Claire McCarthy MD fever Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to Drexel whooping cough study
(Drexel University) A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mom Fights Back After Troll Calls Her Breastfeeding Pics 'Gross'
A mom in Australia is taking a stand against a troll who described her breastfeeding photos as “gross.” Nadine Muller, a registered nurse and fitness blogger, occasionally posts photos that show her breastfeeding her son, 16-month-old Madden. Muller told The Huffington Post that though her breastfeeding journey began with difficulty, the experience has been one of her life’s “sweetest joys" that she celebrates with photos on Instagram. She mostly receives positive feedback, but also gets comments from people she calls “trolls.” This is how we are spending most of the day Thanks to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why it’s time to ditch the cough ‘cures’ that cost us £2m a month
CHEMISTS are being urged to come clean and stop recommending unproven cough medicines which are based on outdated science. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I've had a cough for 20 years. Could it be acid reflux?'
Kirstine Jackson from Sheffield has struggled with a chronic cough for more than 20 years, and has been prescribed asthma medication for the symptoms. Dr Martin Scurr advises on treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Man Turns Child's Birthday Into Drugs Binge
[The Herald] A THIRTY-THREE-year-old man allegedly turned his child's birthday on Valentine's Day into a "passa passa" night, smoking weed and drinking BronCleer cough syrup with friends. Widds Mashonga was found in possession 3,8 kilogrammes of weed and 17 bottles of BronCleer cough syrup. BronCleer, commonly known as Bronco, is popular with youths in urban areas who abuse the cough syrup to "get high". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic cough relief oral solution
Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Homatropine Methylbromide is indicated for the symptomatic relief of cough in adults and children 6 years of age and older. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Symptoms
Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cough or cold? Daily dose of Vitamin D pill 'could keep them at bay'
A DAILY dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place
Additional SEO Keywords hospital flu restrictions SEO Meta Description Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place Overview In the past several weeks there has been a rise in the number of patients visiting Duke hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms due to the flu. It is easily and most often spread as a result of coughs, sneezes or simply talking. Content Blocks Header Safety and wellbeing is our highest priority ContentAt Duke Health, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff is our highest priority. That is why we ’ve taken several important steps to help prevent the spread of the flu i...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Four-in-one pill 'effective' for high blood pressure
Conclusion The findings of this early-stage study suggest that a quadpill might be an effective way of lowering blood pressure. It might also show fewer side effects associated with taking blood pressure tablets at higher doses, such as dizziness, diarrhoea, or a cough. There are some limitations to the study: There were only 18 people included in the study. A bigger trial needs to be undertaken to find out what the results would look like if the quadpill was widely used in the population. The study was undertaken in an Australian setting where medication and monitoring of blood pressure might differ – therefore...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Gore must cough up fees to cover pursuit of sanctions in stent graft spat with Bard
A federal judge in Delaware yesterday ordered W.L. Gore & Assoc. to cough up some of the legal fees C.R. Bard (NYSE:BCR) incurred in defending itself against Gore’s bid for sanctions against Bard’s lawyers in their long-running war over stent graft patents. Gore alleged that the Bard legal time conspired to sit on an expert witness report from 2009 that was used in another battle in the stent graft fight, “only to spring it on this court at the last minute in order to ‘blow up’ the trial,” wrote Judge Leonard Stark of the U.S. District Court for Delaware. Gore also claimed ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Stent Grafts C.R. Bard W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is it just me? Or cold-ridden colleagues a nightmare?  
The sickly office martyr comes armed — their desk is a pop-up pharmacy: cough sweets, paracetamol boxes, nasal sprays, used tissues like a drift of dirty snowballs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will "Measles Parties" Return?
The co-author of this post is Will Schupmann President Trump's possible appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lead a commission on vaccine safety should frighten all American parents. Kennedy, a vocal believer in the thoroughly discredited notion that childhood vaccines lead to autism, could strengthen the anti-vaccination movement, which would undoubtedly result in the deaths of unvaccinated children. Today's anti-vaccination movement has already proved to be dangerous. The Disneyland-linked outbreak of measles in California two years ago brought attention to a significant decline in vaccination rates, which vaccine o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Is When You're Most Likely To Catch The Flu
If you’re wondering when you might get the flu, a new study indicates you should keep an eye on your local weather report. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Virology, a season’s first cold snap below 37 degrees Fahrenheit (or zero degrees Celsius, as defined in the study) preceded a mass spread of the flu in Gothenberg, a large metropolitan area of Sweden. The researchers suggest that if you keep your eye on the weather and watch for the first major dip in the temperature, you can essentially mark your calendar in anticipation for an influx of the illness.  “We believe that t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science
Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not. It was never likely that an Administration that coined a term like “alternative facts” after just three days was ever going to be comfortable with a world of study in which facts are the hard, un-devaluable currency. If I tell you that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, you don’t get to argue for 187,000—not if you want to be taken seriously. But while you can’t change established science, you can try to deny it or silence it. On that score, the Trump team has...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized alternative facts climate change EPA onetime politics trump vaccines Source Type: news

Nigeria: '1m Children Die of Preventable Diseases Yearly'
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How can I avoid getting the flu?
Seasonal influenza (or “flu”) is most often caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and a runny nose. The cough can be severe and can last 2 or more weeks. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

No, You Don't Need To 'Detox' Your Showerhead
You’ve been told there’s dangerous mold inside your showerhead. But chances are, you don’t have to worry about it. Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop published a Q&A responding to a question about “shower sickness,” which supposedly sets in due to bacteria and mold in the showerhead. Though Goop isn’t the first to sound an alarm on this issue, it did recommend a convenient fix: Readers should purchase Goop’s $275 showerhead, which is easier to clean than whichever one they’ve got. This, frankly, is a bunch of goop.  The “shower s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No signs of asthma found in third of adults diagnosed with it
For those diagnosed with asthma within the past five years, a JAMA study has found a current diagnosis could not be established in about one third of supposed asthma sufferers. We talked to the study's lead author, Shawn Aaron from the University of Ottawa, to find out what doctors and patients should do to ensure they're not getting misdiagnosed. ResearchGate: Could you briefly introduce your study and findings? Shawn Aaron: Our study set out to determine how often we could confirm or alternatively rule out active asthma in adults who had recently been diagnosed by physicians. We recruited 701 adults who had been diagno...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Pneumonia Often Strikes Older Adults
Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Jan. 14 following a bout of pneumonia, CNN reported Jan. 18. In addition, Bush’s wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, was admitted to the hospital as a precaution because she was experiencing “fatigue and coughing,” according to CNN. The 41st president turned 92 last summer, and Barbara Bush is 91. Why does pneumonia often strike older adults? [27 Devastating Infectious Diseases] One reason is that a person’s immunity declines after age 50, “so it wouldn’t be surprising if someone who’s over 90 would have a reduced immunity,&rd...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough
Untitled by Mindy Olson P is licensed under CC0. New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher in a New Mexico Department of Health news release. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent your child from getting it.&rdquo...
Source: Network News - January 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Health Literacy New Mexico Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for January 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Allergan pays $15m for failing to disclose Actavis ‘white knight’ offer The SEC said yesterday that Allergan will pay a $15 million fine for failing to disclose its 2014 merger talks with Actavis. In June 2014, Vale...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Orthofix to pay $14m to settle foreign bribery beef with SEC
The SEC said today that Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) has agreed to cough up more than $14 million to settle federal charges that it improperly booked revenue and made improper payments to doctors at government-owned hospitals in Brazil to increase sales. According to the SEC, the Texas-based medical device company improperly recorded some revenue as soon as a product was shipped, even if certain events had to occur first in order to receive payment. The company also immediately recorded revenue when it had provided its customers with significant time extensions to make payments. From 2011 to the 1st quarter of 2013, the compa...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Orthofix International Source Type: news

Flu Season Is Going To Be Worse This Year Than Last, The CDC Warns
For SELF, by Korin Miller.Here's what you need to do to protect yourself. Every year, you’re encouraged to get a flu shot before flu season rolls around, and you may or may not actually take that advice. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to know that, yes, you really should get that flu shot, even if you think it’s too late. According to the CDC, there has been a “slow but steady” increase in reported flu cases in November and December, with numbers expected to increase still. The CDC is also tracking people who visit their doctor with flu-like illnesses and found ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults
(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers did lung function tests on 613 adults who had been diagnosed with asthma within the past five years. If participants took asthma medicines, researchers gradually weaned them off the drugs over four clinic visits to see how well their lungs worked without treatment. The evaluations ruled out asthma in 203 of the participants, or 33 percent. After one year of follow-up, 181 of these people still did too well on lung tests to be diagnosed with asthma, researchers rep...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Make Desserts And Drinks Out Of Snow?
By Lauren Oster Pinterest and Instagram are full of recipes that use snow — think snow cones, slushy cocktails, and DIY ice cream. And while frozen margaritas sure sound like an ideal way to make the best of a blizzard, is it even safe to consume those freshly fallen flakes? The scientific answer: Maybe. Snowflakes are born high up in the atmosphere when water vapor condenses and forms ice crystals around microscopic dust or pollen. By the time the flakes hit the ground, they’ve absorbed lots of other droplets and accumulated many more crystals — and what they contain is pretty disgusting. “Most atm...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Toddler ’s Tale
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 3-year-old girl was brought to the pediatrician with small vesicles widespread including her palms and soles. She had begun to develop painful oral vesicles as well and was refusing to eat. The rash began a few days after flu-like symptoms of a fever, sore throat, cough, and headache. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Are YOU being plagued by a hacking cough this winter?
As an acute cough is a viral infection, antibiotics will not work, says Alyn Morice, who teaches respiratory medicine at the University of Hull. So which remedies will make a difference? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself: The Dangers Of Pseudoscience And Denialism
On Tuesday, Robert F Kennedy Jr. told major media outlets that he may head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety. The purpose of this commission, per Mr. Kennedy, is to debate the science. “[Mr. Trump] says that his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter,” he reported.At first glance, the idea of an impartial commission to debate and resolve a controversy does not seem like a bad idea. Except for two big problems.The first: Mr. Kennedy is a vocal anti-vaxxer. He has openly and repeatedly supported the notion that vaccines cause autism. Thus, he is by no means impartial.The second: Vaccine safety...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for January 12, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Zimmer Biomet to pay feds another $30m in foreign bribery case Zimmer Biomet agreed to pay another $30 million to settle a foreign bribery case with the U.S. Justice Dept. and the Securities & Exchange Commission, after a 1...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Shire to pay feds $350m to settle DermaGraft kickbacks case
The U.S. Justice Dept. said yesterday that Shire (NSDQ:SHPG) and its subsidiaries will cough up $350 million to settle allegations that Shire and the company it acquired in 2011, Advanced BioHealing, gave kickbacks to clinics and physicians in exchange for using its bioengineered human skin substitute, Dermagraft. “This settlement represents the largest False Claims Act recovery by the United States in a kickback case involving a medical device,” principal deputy assistant attorney general Benjamin Mizer said in prepared remarks. “Kickbacks by suppliers of healthcare goods and services cast...
Source: Mass Device - January 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Legal News Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Advanced BioHealing Inc. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Shire Plc. Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Suffering the hacking cough plaguing Britain that lasts THREE weeks? It could get WORSE...
ADENOVIRUSES can affect the respiratory tract and cause an infection similar to the common cold, with a nasty cough - but antibiotics won ’t help people infected by the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemists have bad news about your cough syrup
No medicine cabinet is fully stocked without some good old cherry-flavored cough syrup -- or at least that's how it feels during cold and flu season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget cough medicine! Why a HOT TODDY is the best thing to drink when you're under the weather  
A recent study found cough do nothing to treat colds. But according to family physician Dr Sarah Brewer, Hot Toddies - whiskey, honey and lemon - are the secret to a speedy recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: Seven home remedies to keep your child healthy as hacking cough sweeps the country (and they even include CHOCOLATE)  
While concerned parents should still check with their GP, local pharmacist or NHS 111, these seven natural remedies can also help little ones breathe a little easier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have the hacking cough? It could cause you to become fat, experts warn  
Currently tens of thousands of people across Britain are believed to be suffering from the pneumonia-causing bug. But previous research has found it can cause chickens to gain weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Diagnoses Increase for First Time in 23 Years
“Photo” by WikiImages is licensed under CC0. While you may not think tuberculosis (TB) is a concern for yourself and your family, many people in the U.S. suffer with it, and for the first time in 23 years, the U.S. saw an increase in diagnosed cases in 2015. There were 9,557 cases total and it affected 27 states and the District of Columbia, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This increase calls for a more comprehensive public health approach to curbing TB, according to the CDC’s report. Suggested strategies according to the report are: “Increased testing and treatment of latent (s...
Source: Network News - January 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Health Literacy Public Health Source Type: news

Suffering with a hacking cough? YOU could have the virus which can cause PNEUMONIA
ADENOVIRUSES can affect the respiratory tract and cause an infection similar to the common cold - but antibiotics won ’t help people infected by the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news