Medical News Today: What's the link between cold weather and the common cold?
Despite the association between cold weather and getting sick, it is viruses that cause colds and the flu. However, colder temperatures may increase a person ’s risk of developing an illness. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Q & A with Dr Ann Moen: How influenza preparedness helps fight other infectious diseases
Capacity building for influenza is critical because if you can prepare for and respond to flu outbreaks or respiratory events, you learn and practice for responses to other emerging diseases. Flu is not a sporadic outbreak like Ebola or Zika. It is always there, so there is always something to practice with and keep skills sharp. Because flu is a continual threat there is a lot of learning that goes on which also supports work on other emerging diseases. It ’s like the basic architecture for capacity building in all areas. For example, you can practice your communications for responding to outbreaks and better unders...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: immunization [subject], vaccination, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza Source Type: news

NIH study shows how MERS coronavirus evolves to infect different species
Evidence suggests that MERS and SARS originated in bats. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Better data protection laws should not drain general practice
The UK introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 2018, binding big and small organisations alike to follow strict data protection principles.  While it’s great that the UK is implementing measures to protect its citizens’ personal data, the introduction of GDPR has created a situation in which an existing task, the processing of subject access requests (SARs), is placing additional pressure on practices by leaving them to cope with an increased number of requests that they are no longer in a position to charge for. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (S...
Source: Management in Practice - August 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GPC encourages practices to flag concerns over SARs charges with their MP
The BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) is encouraging GP practices to contact their local MPs and draw attention to the new costs practices face as a result of GDPR.  GPC policy lead for IT Dr Paul Cundy requested that LMCs ask practices to modify and forward a template letter to their local MPs, in a bid to raise awareness of the‘unintended consequences of the recent adoption of GDPR’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flu: People with obesity may be contagious for a longer time
New research suggests that it takes longer for people with obesity to shed the influenza virus, which may raise the risk of contagion. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Herbal remedy that was effective against SARS found to be beneficial for acute lung injury
(Natural News) In traditional Chinese medicine, the chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata) is associated with lung diseases. Its primary function is to treat the abscesses and heat that develop in the lungs, which often manifest as coughs with phlegm. Because of this, the chameleon plant became the focus of research relating to severe acute respiratory syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIAID dcientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs aren't infectious, they show promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. Since details about influenza VLPs are scant, a team of researchers developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. The research, conducted by NIAID scientists, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can I do to make my cough go away?
It is common to have a mild cough at times. People can often treat a cough at home with remedies that include ginger, thyme, and slippery elm. Other natural treatments include steam inhalation and dietary changes. Here, learn more about the natural remedies for a cough and how to prevent them in the first place. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

New & Resurgent Infectious Diseases Can Have Far-reaching Economic Repercussions
DAVID E. BLOOM is the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, DANIEL CADARETTE is a research assistant, and JP SEVILLA is a research associate, all at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.By David E. Bloom, Daniel Cadarette and JP SevillaWASHINGTON DC, Jul 3 2018 (IPS)Infectious diseases and associated mortality have abated, but they remain a significant threat throughout the world.We continue to fight both old pathogens, such as the plague, that have troubled humanity for millennia and new pathogens, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that have mutated or spilled over ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David E. Bloom and JP Sevilla Tags: Active Citizens Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How the flu virus builds a better mousetrap
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists aim to stop the devastation of Zika-like pandemics
Killer viruses can ravage countries, but now a new project hopes to spot diseases likely to jump from animals to humansFor several months, health workers have been battling to contain anEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of 60 cases, 28 of them fatal, have been reported around the town of Mbandaka, though authorities say the outbreak is now under control.Politicians, nevertheless, remain nervous. Thousands died in theWest African Ebola outbreak of 2014 after the virus – which probably spread from infected animals, such as fruit bats – triggered widespread cases of severe, sometimes ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Ebola Zika virus Sars Science Health Society World news Africa China Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could 'dog flu' be the next pandemic?
A new study confirms that the influenza virus can jump from pigs to dogs. Rapidly changing, some are concerned it could cause the next flu pandemic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

A typical communication pattern of people with Alzheimer's disease
(Kumamoto University) A research group from Kumamoto University, Japan has performed the first statistical analysis of 'saving appearance responses/attitudes' (SARs) in people with dementia. They found SARs are especially common among those with Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strengthening Global Public Health Surveillance through Data and Benefit Sharing
Global outbreaks, including those of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome, and Ebola virus disease, remind us that a public health event in a single location can rapidly become a global crisis. Control of infectious diseases can therefore be considered a global public good, and public health surveillance is a tool that helps achieve it. Timely sharing of public health surveillance data enables better preparedness and response, locally and globally. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Government and Global Health Security
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. 11/01/2017 This issue brief discusses how attention to global health security - efforts to help prepare for and address pandemic and epidemic diseases - has grown significantly over the past few decades, driven by the ongoing threat posed by emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), including HIV, SARS, H1N1, Ebola, and Zika. It details the U.S. Government's efforts in global health security, and the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), with agency activity descriptions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do I know if I have a cold or sinusitis?
The symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold, but if symptoms continue for some time, medical help may be needed. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection. Get some tips for home remedies and other treatments, and find out when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Researchers Discover Deadly New Pig Virus That Could Spread to Humans
(KDKA/CBS Local) – Researchers say they have identified a new pig virus that could be a threat to humans. The virus was found to easily make its way into laboratory-cultured cells of humans and other species, a discovery that raises concerns about potential outbreaks in people. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Utrecht University in the Netherlands collaborated to better understand the new virus identified as porcine deltacoronavirus. Their study appears online in the journal PNAS. Scientists say the virus was first discovered in pigs in China in 2012. It was first detected in the United States in 201...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Pig virus could pose potentially lethal threat to human populations
A Sars-like vomiting bug that infects pigs has been shown to jump between species including chickens, cats and humans, Ohio State University researchers have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pig virus which is potential threat to humans has...
A Sars-like vomiting bug that infects pigs has been shown to jump between species including chickens, cats and humans, Ohio State University researchers have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What should you eat when you are sick?
Depending on whether a person feels nauseous or has a cold or fever, the best foods to eat vary. In this article, we describe recommended diets for different types of sickness, and we examine the evidence for every suggestion. Learn which foods to avoid and which can help to combat illnesses and ease symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic cough?
A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. Less commonly, it can indicate lung cancer or heart problems. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus in the chest?
We describe simple, natural home remedies that can help to relieve mucus and inflammation in the chest. Here, learn when to see a doctor and how to use steam and homemade vapor rubs effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
Identified in same region, from same bats, as SARS coronavirus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. The new virus, called swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), doesn't appear to infect people, unlike SARS-CoV. The NIAID-funded work was a collaboration among scientists from EcoHealth Alliance, Duke-NUS Medical School, Wuhan Institute of Virology and other organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Standard Case Definition of Priority Diseases/Conditions in Nigeria
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. 08/2017 This 14-page document provides a table of diseases and conditions in Nigeria, and standard case definitions for suspected cases. Diseases and conditions include anthrax, cholera, dengue fever, Lassa fever, SARS, and yellow fever. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why you should choose your plane seat wisely
Are you scared that you may bring someone else's germs home as a souvenir after a flight? A new study gives us better clues as to how to avoid infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to avoid catching the flu
Are you looking for ways to avoid getting struck down by the flu this year? We have compiled five top tips to help you stay healthy and free of flu. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What home remedies can help with a runny nose?
This article examines a number of simple ways to stop a runny nose that can be tried at home. We also provide tips on how to cope with a runny nose. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

2018 Annual Review of the Blueprint List of Priority Diseases
World Health Organization. 02/08/2018 This Web page provides the 2018 List of Priority Diseases, which include Ebola virus disease and Marburg virus disease, Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and Zika virus. Experts consider that given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development for these diseases. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Study of social contact patterns in Hong Kong will give insight into spread of epidemic
(Lancaster University) The first ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics.Hong Kong was where SARS emerged in 2002-2003. The study looked at the number and type of social encounters made by 1,450 residents. This is affected by age but 'supermixers' are not necessarily more likely to contract or spread disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat
Ticks carry a wide array of pathogens – and environmental changes mean they are spreadingSince the beginning of our species we have been at war. It ’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of adversaries: armies of pathogens and parasites. As we have developed new ways to survive and stop them, they have evolved ever more complex and ingenious methods to thwart our efforts.Humans have faced numerous attempts to challenge our dominance on planet Earth , and from the Black Death to the Spanish flu, we have weathered them all. However, since the start of the 21st century, with its trend towards glob...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mackenzie Kwak Tags: Infectious diseases Science Insects Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk
The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed
Scientists use a novel approach to design flu vaccines in which the body's immune response is preserved and the virus's defense mechanisms are attacked. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The perils of sneezing incorrectly
A recently published case study describes a patient who perforated his throat by sneezing. In this article, we explain how you can avoid the same fate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

NIH Lifts Funding Pause on Gain-of-Function Research
Today, the National Institutes of Health announced that it is lifting a funding pause dating back to October 2014 on gain-of-function (GOF) experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted
The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics Influenza Avian Influenza SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Man flu: Urban myth or scientific reality?
A new study published in the Christmas edition of the BMJ explores the science behind the so-called 'man flu' phenomenon, finding evidence to back it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?
What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Bat cave study sheds new light on origin of SARS virus
(PLOS) Genetic recombination between viral strains in bats may have produced the direct evolutionary ancestor of the strain that caused a deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flu and colds: Why do we cough?
Whether dry or chesty, coughing fits are customary when flu or the common cold is involved. But what causes us to cough? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does an onion in the sock work for a cold?
A look at the folk remedy of an onion in the sock for cold and flu treatment. We determine whether it works, and explore the other benefits of onions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do colds and flu strike in winter?
As we head into winter, we may be more likely to catch a cold. But why is that, and how does weather affect our chances of coming down with the flu? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are hot drinks or ice pops better for sore throat?
When the cold and flu season strikes, sore throats appear all around us. Find out whether hot drinks or ice pops are better for relieving the pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies
A head cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is usually a mild illness, but it can have a significant impact on everyday activities. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors
Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

South Africa: South African Revenue Services Educates Deaf and Blind Communities On Tax Compliance
[Govt of SA] SARS has embarked on an outreach project to serve and educate the Deaf and Blind communities on tax compliance in specified regions around the country on Thursday, 3 August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Dangerous Viruses
Medicine worked in lab tests against germs that cause SARS and MERS infections Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coronavirus Infections, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antiviral inhibits epidemic SARS, MERS and animal coronaviruses
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine. The findings support further development of the drug candidate for treating and preventing current coronavirus infections and potential future epidemic outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Science: Working at the speed of emerging technologies
FDA Acting Chief Scientist Luciana Borio By Luciana Borio, M.D. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten used to nearly instant access to almost anything. Today, with a tap of an app, we order a car ride, a book, or pizza for dinner. Need to navigate past traffic in downtown city streets? No problem. There’s an app for that, too. Some may wonder: Why hasn’t rapid medical product development partaken of this need for speed that has reshaped other sectors of our economy? Well, in many ways, it has. Innovation is happening extraordinarily fast in the biomedical sciences and at FDA. As FDA’s Acting Chief S...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news