Raleigh Physician Found Guilty of Using Adulterated and Insanitary Medical Equipment on Patients During Nasal Surgeries
FDA OCI, Anita Louise Jackson, adulterating, medical devices, defraud, mislead, fabricating, medical, healthcare, records, paying, illegal, renumerations, mail fraud, conspiracy, Greater Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat, GCENT, Raleigh, Lumberton, Rockingham, balloon sinuplasty, chronic sinusitis, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 2, 2023 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Nigeria: Diphtheria - Nigeria Records 123 Infections, 38 Deaths
[Premium Times] According to NCDC, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium called Corynebacterium species that affects the nose, throat and sometimes, the skin of an individual. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Confirms Outbreak of New Infection, Records 25 Deaths
[Premium Times] NCDC listed symptoms of diphtheria to include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes (conjunctivitis) and neck swelling. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 'top' three Covid symptoms that could alert you of an ongoing infection as cases rise
These three symptoms that target your throat and nose could break the news of a Covid infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Still Don ’ t Have At-Home Testing For the Flu —But COVID-19 Has Changed the Stakes
Most of us are used to a certain routine by now for when we feel sick. If we feel a little feverish, or start coughing, we reach for an at-home testing kit that tells us, with a quick nasal swab and after 15 minutes, whether we have COVID-19 or not. The tests are easy to use, and for now, paid for by insurance if you’ve got it. If you don’t have insurance, you can still get the kits for free from some community health centers. If the test shows that you’re positive, you know to stay home and mask up, and ask your doctor about taking antiviral medications that can minimize the symptoms and keep you from ge...
Source: TIME: Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Here ’ s Why Curse Words Sound the Way They Do
A swear word is like a linguistic punch in the nose. Virtually every language and culture has them—and virtually every language and culture formally disapproves of them. But that doesn’t stop them from being used widely, loudly, and lustily. What gives a swear word its power is partly its meaning—typically referring coarsely to bodily parts and functions—and partly its sound. In English, for example, studies have shown that swear words contain a higher ratio of so-called plosive sounds—including P, T, and K. Profane English monosyllables are especially likely to end in a plosive rather than be...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Psychology Source Type: news

You Can Still Get Free COVID-19 Tests Through Insurance
Planning to gather with loved ones over the holidays? Here’s a timely reminder that every member of your family enrolled in health insurance is eligible for eight free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests every month. That goes for whatever insurance you have—whether it’s through Medicare, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Medicaid, or your employer—because rapid-test reimbursement is still required by the federal government. There are two main ways to purchase these tests. The first is to pick them up at a pharmacy or store that your plan designates as “in-network.” If you’re on Medica...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

FDA: Amoxicillin Shortage Hits U.S., How This Antibiotic Is Misused For Respiratory Illnesses
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic commonly used to frequently used to treat bacterial infection of the ears, nose, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or skin. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

UCLA receives $21 million grant to study health effects of Aliso Canyon gas leak
A UCLA research team has received a five-year, $21  million grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to study the health consequences of the2015 –16 Aliso Canyon gas leak disaster. A multidisciplinary team of scientists, public health experts and health care practitioners will study the devastating  gas blowout, which was the largest underground gas storage facility disaster in U.S. history. Over a period of nearly four months, an estimated 109,000 metric tons ofmethane, oil and gas constituents  were released into the atmosphere. At the time, roughly 232,200 people lived within a five-mile rad...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why the U.S. Doesn ’t Have a Nasal Vaccine for COVID-19
The U.S. led the world in quickly developing COVID-19 vaccines—one of the few bright spots in the country’s otherwise criticized response. But while injectable vaccines are effective in protecting people from getting sick with COVID-19, they are less able to block infection. In order to put the pandemic behind us, the world will need a way to stop infections and spread of the virus. That’s where a different type of vaccine, one that works at the places where the virus gets into the body, will likely prove useful. Here, though, the U.S. is losing its edge. In September, India approved a nasal COVID-19 vacc...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Demonstrated Sustained Symptomatic and Corticosteroid-Free Remission Through Four Years in Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 10, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced final data from the long-term extension (LTE) of the Phase 3 UNIFI study demonstrating efficacy and safety of STELARA® (ustekinumab) through four years of treatment in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC).1 Among all patients who had achieved clinical responsea with STELARA during induction, 64.9 percent were in symptomatic remissionb after 44 weeks of maintenance. At week 200 (four years), this proportion of patients was 55.2 percent; the majority (96.4 percen...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Treat Pediatric Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, August 1, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of pediatric patients six years of age and older with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This rare disease that resembles adult PsA affects five to eight percent of children and adolescents with chronic inflammatory arthritis.*1-7 Two of the four indications for STELARA now include pediatric patients, further expanding its treatment profile since the first approval in 2009 for adults living with moderate...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Five Kansas City hospitals land on U.S. News ranking of ‘Best Hospitals’
Several Kansas City-area hospitals have earned a spot on the U.S. News& World Report ’s latest “Best Hospitals” list. The University of Kansas Hospital was ranked at No. 1 in the Kansas City metro on the list released Tuesday. It also was the only local hospital to make the list of the top 50 best hospitals for cancer. It was nationally ranked in: cardiology and heart surgery ; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology. Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mary King Source Type: news

Covid latest: Reason to 'rejoice' as new testing method 'surprisingly effective' - study
THROUGHOUT the pandemic there have been two common ways to test for COVID-19 - the lateral flow test and the PCR test. Although they are relatively simple to use, some people struggled to get accurate readings due to the nature of putting the swabs up the nose or in the throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever: Can sex improve your runny nose and sore throat? Doctor weighs in
A THEORY has circulated in the online world that sex might be able to reduce hay fever symptoms. A London doctor has weighed in on the claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news