2018 Medtech Startup Showdown: The Finals
They fought off some stiff competition, and now we have the final two competitors in MD+DI's 2018 Medtech Startup Showdown. It's down to a battle of digital health dynamos Strados Labs vs. Spry Health, and once again, we're asking you to help us decide which upstart medtech company has what it takes to make it in the real world. You know the drill by now: We'll give readers a week to vote, and the company that gets the most votes is the winner. We'll feature the champ in an upcoming profile on MD+DI (see complete rules here). strados_vs_spry.png Company name Strados Labs S...
Source: MDDI - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

Whooping cough resurgence marks the end of ‘honeymoon period’ where we weren’t exposed to the virus 
Research by the University of Michigan has revealed an new explanation for the resurgence of whooping cough in the US experts have incorrectly blamed on a low-quality vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma symptoms: Night-time coughing could be a sign of the illness
ASTHMA symptoms: If you have a persistent dry cough that worsens at night, you could be suffering from asthma. Other lesser-known symptoms of the condition include anxiety and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decades-long trends, not flawed vaccine, explain resurgent whooping cough
(University of Michigan) Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the US since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence of the highly contagious respiratory disease is the result of factors that began in the middle of the last century, long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

She Feared TB Would Destroy Her, But This Karamojan Woman Is Fighting Back —for Herself and Her Community
March 22, 2018It all started with a conversation.At 34, Anyese thought her life was over. She was suffering from a continuous cough that had lasted for more than a month, and she was worried she might have tuberculosis (TB).Anyese ’s home is in Lorikokwa village in Moroto District, Uganda, one of many villages in the remote region of Karamoja. The region lags behind the rest of the nation in health service coverage, health-seeking behaviors, and other human development measures.The burden of TB in Karamoja is high relative to other parts of the country. Some districts in the region —such as Kotido, Moroto, and ...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Labeling for Bronchodilators: Cold, Cough, Allergy, Bronchodilator, And Antiasthmatic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use (Small Entity Compliance Guide)
Over-the-Counter; Small Entity Compliance Guide (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘Whooping cough' epidemic to hit US kids in late spring
US health officials are bracing for an outbreak of whooping cough, an infectious disease that is rarely serious in adults but can be deadly in infants and children who haven't had all vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough: Four causes of a dry tickly cough - and how to treat it
DRY cough remedies include medicines from your pharmacy, and drinking hot lemon with honey. But, what ’s actually causing your cough, and how can you treat the condition to prevent it from coming back? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Fingers that do this at the ends could be a sign of the disease
LUNG CANCER symptoms usually do not appear in the early stages, but when the disease develops, signs can range from a persistent cough to coughing up blood. One of the less common symptoms can be a change in the appearance of your fingers, known as finger clubbing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: This change in your cough could be one of the signs of the disease
LUNG cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK and one of the most serious types. Symptoms are not usually present in the early stages, but when they do develop, they can be mistaken for less serious health problems. Changes in a cough you have had a long time are one of the biggest indications of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Viable Option for Severe Asthma? Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Viable Option for Severe Asthma?
Bronchial thermoplasty may be worth considering for patients with severe asthmatic cough who have not responded to more conventional treatments, according to a recent case report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten essential oils to relieve a cough
Which essential oils help to calm a cough and other symptoms of a cold? Are there risks? We look at 10 evidence-based choices and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I cough after I eat?
People may find they cough after eating food, and this may have many different causes. Learn more about the role of allergies and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a hay fever cough?
Hay fever is an allergic reaction resulting in cold-like symptoms, including a cough. Learn about types, prevention, and a range of treatments, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seasonal Allergy Source Type: news

Flu: Could taking this medicine while driving put you at risk of a prison sentence?
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu medication could land you with DRIVING fine - even if it's over-the-counter
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu symptoms? This is why you could be at risk of a driving fine or prison sentence
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin, when given in combination with drugs for lung cancer, reduces drug resistance, increasing their effectiveness
(Natural News) Shortness of breath, a hoarse voice, and persistent cough are warning signs you shouldn’t ignore. They’re the most common signs of lung cancer, the second leading type of the disease in the U.S. Patients may acquire resistance to anti-cancer drugs after an average survival period of seven to nine months. The cancer progresses,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough remedies - this 4p a mug tea could CURE your sore throat
COUGH medicine could help to treat your cold or flu symptom. But, drinking this cheap tea everyday could help to get rid of your cough or sore throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Man with Cough and Shortness of Breath: A Surprising Diagnosis
Sometimes two things happen simultaneously. In this patient's case, the ECG offers clues to an event that happened to occur during an episode of bronchitis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Cardiovascular Diseases Myocardial Infarction Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Cough? Get rid of your cold or flu symptoms with this simple home trick
COUGH medicines could help to relieve symptoms, which are often caused by a cold or flu virus. But, you could get rid of a dry, chesty or whooping cough with this easy home tip. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough: The BEST way to get rid of the cold and flu symptom - and you can do it at home
COUGH medicine may help to treat your cold or flu symptom. But, you could get rid of an unwanted cough by following this easy tip at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progressive Dyspnea & amp; Chronic Cough: One Disease or Two?
Beth is age 52, smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day, gets breathless in cold weather, and has had " bronchitis " twice this year. What's your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Jonathan Ilowite, MD Tags: Asthma COPD Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

‘ Western ’ Diet Associated With Respiratory Symptoms, COPD
Western dietary pattern associated with higher prevalence of wheeze, cough, phlegm (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How to get rid of a chesty, dry or tickly cough: Drink tea containing this aromatic herb
COUGH season is upon us, and while it will usually go away within three weeks on its own, there are a variety of remedies to ease a chesty, dry or tickly cough. One proven remedy is drinking hot water with the addition of thyme leaves. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand ’s dog cloning is a modern tragedy. Pets are meant to die | Stuart Heritage
To own an animal is to learn about the inevitability of dying – not that loved ones can be replicated if we cough up the cashBarbra Streisand might not brim with the white-hot cultural relevance she used to, but nobody can deny that she ’s a trier. For example, when everyone’s back was turned, she went off and created her very own Black Mirror episode.In her episode, a broken-hearted millionaire realises that she cannot bear to part with her sick dog, so she spends an inordinate amount of money tohave it cloned. However, with every passing day, the millionaire realises the futility of her gesture. The clo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Heritage Tags: Pets Death and dying Barbra Streisand Culture Cloning Biology Genetics Dogs Science World news Source Type: news

Teen told he likely had flu really had stage 4 cancer
What started as a fever, aches, and a cough turned into a devastating diagnosis for one family (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough - 10p a day supplements could relieve dry and chesty symptoms
COUGHS can be dry, chesty, tickly or mucusy. You can relieve symptoms of a cough by taking these cheap supplements everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick Consult: Symptoms Fatigue, Cough, Night Sweats, Gum Bleeding
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Quick Consult Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

An Australian Tourist Carried Measles All Over New York City
An Australian tourist visiting New York City may have exposed people in Manhattan and Brooklyn to the measles virus, officials said. The New York State Department of Health announced last week that a tourist who visited the two boroughs, plus multiple locations outside the city, between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21 has been confirmed to have the measles. Visitors to the following locations may have been exposed to the virus, according to the Department of Health: La Quinta Inn, 31 W. 71st Street, New York, NY, between Feb. 16 and the morning of Feb. 19 Oasis Bible Tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

What cough do I have? Signs of dry, chesty, tickly and mucus coughs - and how to treat it
COUGHS usually last no longer than three weeks. There are four main types of cough, including chesty, dry, mucus and tickly coughs. This is how to treat all of the conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why the Flu Makes You Feel So Miserable
TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 -- If you're unlucky enough to come down with the flu, you can blame your own body for your fever, cough, muscle aches and head-to-toe distress, experts say. Most of influenza's misery is caused by the human body itself, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: How to rid a cough I've had for 50 YEARS?
Dr Martin Scurr answers your medical woes and offers his expert opinion on recent migraine research, Cadbury's being banned from hospitals and the effects of a single unit of alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Make your own elderberry tincture and cough syrup to fight the flu
(Natural News) Elderberries, the fruit of the flowering plant known as Sambucus, is often called elder or elderflower. The full scientific name of the most common variant, which is the major source of elderberries, is Sambucus nigra. Elderberries have many health benefits, and they can improve respiratory health and boost immunity. Both elderberry tincture and elderberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu And Whooping Cough Vaccines In Pregnancy Safe For Babies 6 Months Later
The evidence continues to show that the flu and pertussis vaccines are safe for mothers to get during pregnancy both for them and for their babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Flu kills 271 people in UK - add these FIVE 'superherbs' to your diet to prevent infection
FLU symptoms include headaches, sore throats, fever and a dry, chesty cough. More than 270 people have died from the viral infection this winter. These herbs could prevent flu, a nutritionist has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Cough: Evaluation and Management Chronic Cough: Evaluation and Management
Chronic cough--defined as cough lasting more than 8 weeks--can have many underlying causes. Review its assessment and management in this article.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant women is safe for babies
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vaccinating pregnant women against the whooping cough and the flu won't put babies at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn ’t pose a safety risk for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cough symptoms? FIVE natural ways to get rid of a dry or chesty cough
COUGH and flu symptoms are can be annoying and uncomfortable. You can get rid of a chesty or dry cough with these natural medicines. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greg Laurie Talks Steve McQueen, Faith and Mesothelioma
“Steve McQueen: American Icon” — a feature documentary about the life, faith and cancer battle of the legendary actor — arrives on DVD and digital HD release Tuesday. Nicknamed “The King of Cool,” McQueen is known for his tough guy roles and action-packed sequences in films such as “Bullitt,” “The Great Escape” and “The Towering Inferno.” He received an Academy Award nomination in 1967 for his leading role in “The Sand Pebbles” and became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974. Shortly after, McQueen disconnected from Hollywood in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 20, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: “Steve McQueen American Icon Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Barbara Minty McQueen Greg Laurie Harvest Christian Fellowship Jon Erwin Leonard DeWitt pleural mesothelioma Sammy Mason The King of Cool Source Type: news

What is a hacking cough and how can you get rid of it?
COUGH syrups and other treatments may help to relieve the condition. But, you should always see a GP if you have a severe, dry hacking cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough
-- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

No, the Flu Shot Will Not Make You Spread the Flu
(WASHINGTON) — Getting the flu shot won’t make you spread the disease more, doesn’t weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media. A post on a site called thewilddoc claimed that being vaccinated does more harm than good, citing a January peer-reviewed study. But one of the main authors of that study called the post “untrue” and “misleading,” not accurately interpreting the study. In January, Dr. Donald Milton and a team of researchers at the University of Maryland published a study in the journal Procee...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Seth Borenstein / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Could YOU benefit from getting the bacterial infection vaccine?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Is there a vaccine and who should get the jab?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chesty cough? This easy to make snack could get rid of your cough
COUGHS usually go away by themselves within three weeks. But, you could speed up the process by adding this simple, tasty snack to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news