Infectious Diseases A-Z: When a kiss is more than a kiss
Often referred to as the "kissing disease," mononucleosis is a common ailment caused by the Epstein-Barr virus that is transmitted through saliva. While you can get the virus through kissing, you also can be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing cups or utensils with someone who is infected. According to the Centers [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Victorian disease warning: Infectious diseases on the rise in UK - signs you should know
SCARLET FEVER, gout, whooping cough and other so-called Victorian diseases are on the rise in the UK. These are the signs and symptoms of the infectious diseases you should know about - are you at risk of a virus or bacterial infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Confirm Three Cases of Measles in Atlanta
Across the country from a measles outbreak that has prompted a state of emergency, three people were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus in Atlanta, Georgia, health officials confirmed. All three individuals are family members and were not vaccinated, the Georgia Department of Public Health said Tuesday. Two cases were confirmed on Jan. 13 and the third was confirmed on Jan. 26. All three cases are no longer in the infectious stage of the disease, the department said. The health officials’ announcement did not include the names or ages of the three patients. Outside of that family, the department said there we...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight public health Source Type: news

Effectively collecting tiny droplets for biomedical analysis and beyond
(City University of Hong Kong) In a single sneeze or a cough, as many as 40,000 tiny droplets are forcibly propelled from our mouth and nose into the air. While we cannot control our sneezing, researchers from City University of Hong Kong's (CityU) have recently developed an original method to collect micro-droplets, such as these precious human dewdrops, which may shed light on applications in detecting disease-causing bacteria and preventing the spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes beat NRT hands-down for smoking cessation
After a year, twice as many people quit with e-cigs than NRT, and greater improvement in cough and phlegm Related items fromOnMedica Spotting lung cancers ’ ‘crime hotspots’ Stop treating e-cigs like conventional cigarettes, MPs tell NHS Medical leaders urge NHS to ensure universal smoking cessation help Government lops £85 million off public health grant for next year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer warning - how the colour of your MUCUS could reveal your risk
LUNG cancer symptoms include a cough that won ’t go away, chest pain and unexplained weight loss. You could be at risk of lung cancer signs if your mucus is a specific colour. Should you see a doctor? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackle coughs the natural way: Here are some of the best essential oils that help you breathe easier
(Natural News) Coughs are a common health complaint, which can be triggered by several factors like allergies, colds, dry air, or the flu. But instead of reaching for cough medicine, which is often linked to negative side effects, using essential oils is a safer alternative to relieve your condition. Essential oils are more effective than cold medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Health Insurance Giant Wants to Pay for Your Apple Watch
In a partnership with Apple, health insurance company Aetna announced Tuesday a new app and wellness program that will track and offer personalized health recommendations to its customers, and grant them the option to redeem points for gift cards or toward payments for an Apple Watch by meeting activity goals and other health-related challenges. In short, you can expect a free Apple Watch as long as you’re taking care of yourself. To participate in Aetna’s program, which kicks off later this spring, users will need either an iPhone 5S or newer, or an Apple Watch Series 1 or newer. The announced Attain app &mdas...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick Lucas Austin Tags: Uncategorized Apple onetime Source Type: news

What Are Common Causes of Blindness in Children?
Discussion According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 billion people have some form of visual impairment. Most people with visual impairments are>50 years old, more are female than male, and more live in resource-limited areas than resource-rich areas. Most visual impairments are avoidable (80%) in all age groups with the leading causes globally and across ages being uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts. The most common causes of blindness are: Refractive errors, uncorrected Cataract Age-related macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Corneal opacity Trachoma The exact numbers vary by regi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes
The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

The two common symptoms to ALWAYS have checked by a GP - they could be a sign of cancer
CANCER symptoms cover a wide range of problems, some which may seem obvious while others are less so. Even simple things like a persistent cough, or frequent heartburn or indigestion could be a sign of some cancers, so it ’s important to monitor any changes to your body, no matter how small. If you suffer from heartburn or indigestion, here’s when to see a GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Savings not to be sneezed at!  You don’t have to splash out to get well 
A recent report showed some versions of cough and cold remedies can be up to an astounding six times more expensive, simply due to their branding and packaging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Experiencing night sweats could be a sign of cancer - when to see a GP
CANCER symptoms vary depending on the type you have. Some symptoms, such as a lump or persistent cough, may seem obvious, but with over 200 types of the disease, there are also many more obscure symptoms. Heavy sweating during the night is one. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles warning: New York in 'largest outbreak of recent history' - is the UK at risk?
MEASLES symptoms include a rash, cough, aches, pains, and a runny nose. New York is currently in the middle of the “largest outbreak in recent history”. Is the UK at risk of the infectious virus disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Codeine Addict's Mother Welcomes New Syrup Restrictions
[New Era] Swakopmund -Lizelle van Wyk, a single mother of three from Walvis Bay, says that addiction to the cough syrup codeine is real as her 16-year-old son is currently battling to rid himself of the habit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms: Why you should ALWAYS see a doctor if you have a cough like this
CANCER symptoms will alternate depending on the part of the body affected, but some symptoms between different cancer types can overlap. If you experience a cough like this, see a GP as it could be a sign of lung cancer or some other types of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Mystery virus" spreading like wildfire across U.S. population, putting people in bed for a MONTH... is this a depopulation bioweapon experiment?
(Natural News) A cough can be rather annoying, especially when it keeps you up at night, but you can usually take comfort from knowing that it tends to run its course rather quickly and you’ll be back to normal in no time. Unfortunately, a new virus is going around that is turning what is normally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abiomed wants whistleblower to cough up employment records
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) yesterday asked a federal judge to force whistleblower Max Bennett to cough up his employment records with another company, countering his retaliatory termination claim by alleging that it fired him for lying about the circumstances of his departure from his last job. Documents unsealed in March 2018 revealed that Max Bennett accused the Danvers, Mass.-based heart pump maker of firing him in retaliation for accusing it of a kickbacks scheme involving the wining and dining of physicians at fancy restaurants to encourage them to use its Impella pump, according to court documents. Abiomed agreed ...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Legal News Abiomed Personnel Moves Source Type: news

Cure for coughs found in chocolate? Study finds that cocoa is effective cough medicine
(Natural News) Chocolate is often considered a guilty pleasure because the delicious treat is rich in calories, fat, and sugar. However, study findings have revealed that chocolate can help treat a cough. Curing a cough with cocoa In an interview with The Daily Mail, Professor Alyn Morice, who is the head of cardiovascular and respiratory studies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor
SATURDAY, Jan. 5, 2019 -- After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough -- but why? According to Dr. Jonathan Parsons, director of the Asthma Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, here are some reasons... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Laryngeal symptoms may be caused by cranial nerve 9 and 10 compression at the brain stem
(Medical University of South Carolina) The Laryngoscope, December 24, 2018 issue, reports Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) investigator findings that compression of cranial nerves nine and ten is often responsible for unexplained laryngeal symptoms like chronic cough, vocal fold paralysis and hoarseness. Surgical decompression provided highly effective treatment with surgical patients experiencing significant, long-term improvements over medication-treated patients. These findings provide an important option to address the root cause of debilitating laryngeal symptoms that were previously unexplained. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC Warns About Flu-Like Respiratory Virus
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has put out a warning about RSV or respiratory syncytial virus. Doctors say RSV can mimic the symptoms of the flu or a cold, but for some people, it can be much more serious. For three month old baby Stella, it all began with a cough, but after a while things didn’t seem to get better. “The first couple of nights, we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep,” said Stella’s mom. She took Stella to the doctor and found out she had RSV, a virus that impacts everyone especially very young and older people. “They can be hospitalized for it there&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen CDC Jim Smith Respiratory Virus RSV Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
Another is pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because of the distinctive sound it causes as people experience severe coughing bouts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough
THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 -- The return of measles made headlines in recent years, but it's not the only disease that poses a particular threat to kids that has experienced a resurgence. Another is pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Phytochemistry, traditional uses and pharmacological profile of rose hip
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fruit of genus Rosa, known as 'rose hip,' is frequently used in different traditional medicines. Rose hips have long been used to treat kidney stones, gastroenteric ailments, hypertension and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, cough and cold. This review is focused on the ethnopharmacological uses of rose hip as well as phytochemical and pharmacological aspects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough
-- Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, the Nemours Foundation says. The highly contagious infection, typically affecting children. can trigger coughing spells that can last more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evaluation of the quality and value of data sources for postmarket surveillance of the safety of cough and cold medications in children - Green JL, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Dart RC.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this report is to evaluate the quality of data sources used to study cough and cold medication (CCM) safety in children via the Pediatric Cough and Cold Safety Surveillance System. METHODS: The System utilized the Nationa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Scientists debate why the number of whooping cough cases is up, and whether the effectiveness of a vaccine introduced within the last two decades is to blame. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How do pediatricians treat their own kids when they have a cold?
DearParents Panel of AAP Moms,Many thanks to all of you for participating in the first survey on children ’s cough and cold remedies.Parentsmagazine has published the article with all of your great tips and advice:https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/health/cold/pediatrician-advice-how-to-cure-colds/. It will also be in the January print issue.You are welcome to share the piece on your own social media networks, too! Here is a link toParents ’ Facebook post:https://www.facebook.com/parentsmagazine/posts/10156895635031182and tweet:https://twitter.com/parentsmagazine/status/1069931861915385856. AAP will ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - December 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Featured Review: Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication
The review 'Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics'   asked, “Will people taking a macrolide antibiotic experience more adverse events than those treated with placebo?”Macrolide antibiotics are one of many types of antibiotic. They are commonly used to treat both acute and chronic infections. The four most commonly used macrolides are azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, and roxithromycin. People taking macrolide antibiotics are at risk of experiencing adverse events such as nausea, diarrhoea or rashes.Lead author of the review Malene Plejdrup Hansen explains, “This review was u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
-- It's perfectly normal for parents to be concerned when a child comes home sneezing and coughing with what appears to be the common cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. But cough medicine may not be the best remedy, the agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a Child
Title: Health Tip: Giving Cough Medicine to a ChildCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Silverweed is a natural cough medicine
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes silverweed (Potentilla anserina) as a herbal remedy for coughing. Researchers believe that the root of the plant contains bioactive compounds that reduce the severity of coughing and help increase the sputum in the air passages. One of the most common symptoms of respiratory illness, coughing can cause significant difficulties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

Try these home remedies to relieve a dry cough
(Natural News) Do you find spells of dry coughing to be irritating or painful? A Homeopathic article recommended several easy-to-make home remedies that use natural ingredients to relieve dry coughs. Coughing is not a disease, although it can be a symptom of certain illnesses. But normally it is a natural action that the body takes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 54-Year-Old With a Mediastinal Mass
A 54-year-old man presents with chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, and a mediastinal mass. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Source Type: news

Baby's first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria
(European Lung Foundation) New research on the types of bacteria living in babies' noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to recover more quickly from their first respiratory virus, compared to those who have less variety and more bacteria from either the Moraxellaceae or Streptococcaceae family. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adventures in Travel Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Leg pain and an ill-timed cough lead cruise-ship couple on unplanned tour of Thai healthcare (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Measles Cases Spiked Worldwide Last Year Due to ‘Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’: New Report
Reported cases of measles spiked in 2017, threatening years of public health progress and pointing to gaps in vaccination coverage worldwide, according to new data released Thursday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2000 and 2017, reported measles incidence dropped by 83%, saving about 21 million lives and resulting in an 80% decline in measles mortality, the new data shows. But toward the end of that time period, researchers observed a worrisome trend: between 2016 and 2017, reported measles cases increased by 31% globally. Increases were observed i...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Whooping Cough: Vaccinating Can Prevent Deadly Childhood Infection
The sound of pertussis, or whooping cough, is terrifying. It is the sound of someone coughing violently, and then gasping for air; the gasp is the “whoop” sound. Whooping cough is a highly contagious, potentially fatal respiratory disease, and a big problem in Texas. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

When to Give Kids Medicine for Coughs and Colds
Sometimes a cold is just a cold. What can worried parents do when their babies and young children have a cold or cough? The FDA has some advice and tips. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

27.11.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusionFirst treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (45%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusion (for specialized target groups only)
First treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi ® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (4 5%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea (29%), dizziness (28%), cough (26%), vomiting (26%), constipation (23%), and diarrhea (22%) (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Three signs your cough is linked to the deadly disease
LUNG cancer symptoms usually become apparent in the later stages when the tumour has grown, but recognising the disease as soon as possible can significantly improve your outlook. A cough is commonly associated with this type of cancer, but there are three signs in particular to look for in your cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news