Novel coronavirus: Infectious virus detected in the nose and throat of patients with mild symptoms
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) A joint press release by Charit é , Munich Clinic Schwabing and the Bundeswehr Institute of MicrobiologyLaboratory testing by Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin, the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology and Munich Clinic Schwabing has revealed that infectious virus can be isolated from nose and throat swabs even where these have been obtained from patients with mild symptoms. The research groups have therefore come to the conclusion that even persons with mild symptoms are capable of transmitting the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Gives EUA to CDC Coronavirus Detection Test
FDA has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus detection test. Up until now, the Prevention’s 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel has only been used at CDC laboratories. Under this EUA, the use of the 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel is authorized for patients who meet the CDC criteria for 2019-nCoV testing. The diagnostic is a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that provides presumptive detection of 2019-nCoV from respiratory secretions, such as nasal or oral swabs In a relea...
Source: MDDI - February 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Lays Out Plan for Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures
FDA is gearing up to deal with the looming threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) and in some cases, if the need presents itself, could employ the use of the Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) Pathway. On Monday, the federal agency revealed it had put together a strategy that will see it working with interagency partners product developers, international partners, and global regulators to expedite the development and availability of medical products needed to diagnose, treat, mitigate, and prevent outbreaks. "We have a vital mission to protect and promote public health and the FDA is closely collaborating with our...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about dry mouth at night
This article outlines the potential causes and their associated treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ethmoid sinusitis
This article provides an overview of the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Flu Season Shaping Up To Be Worse Than Last Year In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – This year’s flu season in Massachusetts is shaping up to be worse than last. So far, health officials have confirmed about 1,300 cases. At this point last year, that number was about 850. The latest weekly flu report says that influenza severity has increased from low to moderate. So far, influenza B has proved to be the most common form of the flu. Dr. Larry Madoff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said this year’s flu season is worse than last year’s. (WBZ-TV) “This past week’s activity was higher than it was during any week last season,” said Dr. La...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Flu Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nasal vestibulitis
Nasal vestibulitis is a type of bacterial infection that affects the opening of the nose. In this article, learn more about the causes and treatments, plus when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Head and neck cancer symptoms: One symptom of the deadly disease you should never ignore
HEAD and neck cancers affect the mouth, nose and throat and is a deadly disease that is becoming more and more prevalent. There is an easily missed sign of the condition that one should look out for. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is tonsillitis contagious?
Some bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Read on to find out how these pathogens spread, and how to prevent tonsillitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

CDC Estimates 1,300 Flu Deaths In US This Season; Widespread Activity In Massachusetts
(CNN/CBS) — At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses and 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the analysis. So far this season, the CDC has received reports of 10 children who have died from the flu, four more than the week before. Experts have warned that flu is hitting the United States early this year, and there are concerns that this early season could mean a particularly severe season overall. Flu spread significantly in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Flu Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Black tongue: Causes and what to do
Black tongue is a temporary and harmless condition in which the tongue appears to be covered in hair. In this article, learn about the causes of black tongue, as well as how to treat and prevent it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a preauricular pit?
A preauricular pit is a second hole in the ear that forms before birth. This is not usually a cause for concern, but infection may lead to mild complications. Read this article to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Prevalence and characterizaton of otomycosis among patients attending Ear, Nose and Throat clinics at Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, South Eastern Nigeria
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Looking a GIRFT horse in the ear, nose and throat
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Source: HSJ - November 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ENT surgery readmissions “much higher than reported”
Ear, nose and throat surgery in the NHS suffers from “significant unwarranted variation” in outcomes, a new study has found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can apple cider vinegar treat ear infections?
Ear infections are usually due to an overgrowth of infectious bacteria or virus. Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties that could be effective against certain infections. Read on to find out what the research says. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Do I Need a Sinus Specialist?
Treatment TermsSinus and nasal conditionsEar nose and throat Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title Don ’t Settle for Chronic Sinus and Nasal Problems Overview If you ’re living with long-term unexplained congestion, difficulty breathing through your nose, or facial pressure -- maybe even a dampened sense of smell -- that seriously affects your daily quality of life, it doesn’t have to be that way. Duke’s sinus specialists offer advanced options that can pr ovide the relief you need. Content Blocks CTA ButtonSinus and Nasal Disorders CTA Header Learn More About Hero Imageblog_shouldiseesinuss...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - October 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Q & A: Air quality during and after wildfires
The wildfires raging throughout California — the Getty fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade fire in Northern California among the most recent ones — have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors.The health risks aren ’t limited to those in close proximity to the fires. People also can be at risk in surrounding areas, even if smoke or ash isn’t visible, or when there’s no obvious smell of smoke.Dr. Eric Kleerup, a pulmonologist at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explains how wildfires affect air quality and what precautions people can take to limit expo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?
Treatment TermsEar nose and throatEar DiseasesMeniere's DiseaseHearing lossBalance problemsSkull base tumorAcoustic neuromaCochlear implant surgeryCochlear Implant CandidateBone Conduction Hearing Aid Author Morgan deBlecourt Sub-Title Advanced Care for Complex Ear Diseases Overview If you ’re experiencing a serious ear-related concern that’s affecting your balance and/or hearing, you don’t have to live with it. An otologist or neurotologist is a highly specialized ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor who may be able to find the root of your problem and recommend procedures to tre at your: Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: md141 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a fish bone in the throat
Getting a fish bone stuck in the throat is not usually a serious issue, but it can cause some complications. Learn about the risks, the symptoms, and some tips on how to remove a fish bone stuck in the throat here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Family Focus: When To Keep Your Sick Child Home From School
BOSTON (CBS)- It happens to every parent. Your child wakes up with a cough, a rash, or pink eye and now you’re forced to figure out if you should send them to school or daycare, or keep them at home. It’s rarely convenient to keep your kids at home. Many parents work and don’t have back-up childcare so deciding whether you need to pull your child from school is a hard one, but it’s not always necessary. Dr. Mallika Marshall shared some general guidelines to help you decide: Stay Home Fever over 101 degrees Strep throat Diarrhea Recurrent vomiting Mouth sores Weeping skin sores But there are some c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local cold season Family Focus sending kids to school Sick Children Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nueve remedios caseros eficaces para el dolor de o ído
El dolor de o ído puede ser muy intenso y provocar incomodidad y mareos. Saber cómo detener los síntomas en casa puede evitar una visita al médico. Mira aquí las posibles causas y remedios caseros para ayudar a aliviar el dolor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Todo lo que debes saber sobre las úlceras bucales
¿Qué son las úlceras bucales y cuáles son los más comunes? Aprende aquí sobre los síntomas, las causas, la prevención y el tratamiento de las úlceras bucales. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ¿Por qué los adultos contraen infecciones de oído?
Si bien las infecciones del o ído son más comunes en los niños, los adultos también pueden contraerlas. Aprende aquí todo sobre las causas, síntomas y opciones de tratamiento. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Nasopharyngeal carcinomaNasopharyngeal carcinoma is cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, which is located behind your nose and above the back of your throat. This type of cancer is rare in the U.S. It occurs much more frequently in other parts of the world, especially Southeast Asia. It can be difficult to detect early because the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- In outpatient settings, only 50 percent of visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, and acute otitis media (AOM) receive recommended first-line antibiotics, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Antimicrobial Agents... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Burning throat: 7 causes and how to treat them
Many issues can cause a burning throat, including tonsillitis, strep throat, a cold, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Learn more about the possible causes and their treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Olive oil for ears: Everything you need to know
Olive oil is a home remedy for earwax blockages. In this article, learn about how to use it, as well as its effectiveness, safety precautions, and possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bumps in the back of the throat?
Bumps in the back of the throat, often called cobblestone throat, are usually due to viral or bacterial infections. Learn more about the causes and treatment of bumps in the back of the throat here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

How to Keep a Big Integration on Track
MD+DI has covered a significant amount number of acquisitions over the past couple of years, but a big part of M&A – and one that is perhaps not talked about often enough – is integration. What happens after you close on that multimillion or multibillion deal? It's a topic that came up during Stryker's second-quarter earnings call. Kevin Lobo mentioned during the call that the company has made considerable progress in the integration of K2M,  and that Stryker is on track with its full-year growth target for the s...
Source: MDDI - September 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to relieve laryngitis symptoms at home
Laryngitis can cause pain and irritation in the throat. Although it will go away with time, many home remedies can speed up the healing process and ease bothersome symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tonsillectomy scabs
Tonsillectomy scabs develop after surgery and typically fall off after about 10 days. Light bleeding is a normal part of healing, but people experiencing mores significant bleeding should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about bad breath
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Earwax color chart: What to know
The ears are self-cleaning and produce earwax to push out dirt and debris. In this article, learn what different ear wax colors and textures indicate, as well as how to safely clean the ears. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat tonsillitis symptoms at home
Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in and around the tonsils. Learn about a variety of home remedies for tonsillitis in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ear irrigation
Ear irrigation is a method of removing a buildup of earwax. Doctors sometimes perform this procedure, but people can also try it at home. Learn more about how to do it and its safety here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical devices startup secures $1.5M investment
Miami-based Dalent Medical has closed on a $1.5 million funding round from private investors including the Miami Angels. The medical devices startup's latest capital injection will be used to bolster sales for its first patented product, the Sinusleeve balloon; a single-use, disposable sinus dilation device. "We are very pleased to receive new capital from private investors within the medical device industry and t he [ear, nose and throat doctor] community," said CEO Shawn McCoy. "This makes us… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emon Reiser Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do if you've lost your voice
People may be able to get their voices back by gargling salt water, drinking fluids, or resting their voice. A doctor may also provide medications. Learn how to get your voice back here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bad smell in the nose?
Causes of a bad smell in the nose include sinusitis, mouth or tooth infections, and certain foods and drinks. Learn more about what might cause a bad smell in the nose, and what to do about it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a ruptured eardrum
Symptoms of a ruptured eardrum include ringing, hearing loss, and loss of balance. Causes include trauma to the ear and ear infection. A ruptured eardrum will often heal on its own. Learn more about ruptured eardrums here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic sore throat?
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Shorter-Duration Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prevents Wound Infections After ENT Surgery Shorter-Duration Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prevents Wound Infections After ENT Surgery
Antibiotic-prophylaxis durations of 24 hours or less are as effective as durations of 72 hours or more for preventing surgical-site infections (SSIs) after ear, nose, throat (ENT) and oral and maxillofacial (OMF) surgery, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a loss of taste?
A lost sense of taste is a common symptom, with possible causes ranging from a simple cold to a head injury. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a loss of taste here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should I see a doctor about my cough?
Signs that a person should see a doctor for a cough include when it occurs alongside dizziness, weight loss, or fever. There are many potential causes of a cough, and some require medical attention. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about a runny nose
Some potential causes of a runny nose include allergies, the common cold, and sinusitis. Resolving the underlying cause by taking medications will usually resolve the runny nose. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness?
Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about gargling with salt water
Salt water gargles are a cheap, easy, and natural alternative to medicated mouthwashes. Gargling with salt water can help clean the mouth and ease symptoms of sore throats, mouth sores, allergies, and dental procedures. Learn more about salt water gargles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news