Medical News Today: Can a hot toddy help with a cold?
This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Nigeria: SARS Intercepts Truckload of Fake Panadol in Lagos
[Guardian] It was the end of the road for a syndicate that specialized in importing fake drugs from China into Nigeria, following the arrest of one of its suspected members and the recovery of a truckload of Panadol Extra and Chloramphenicol eye-drop. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does the flu last?
The flu is a common illness that affects thousands of people every year. In this article, learn about how long the flu lasts, what symptoms to expect, and when to seek medical treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How elderberries can help you fight the flu
New research shows how the power of elderberries — the fruit of a common European and North American shrub — can help our bodies fight the flu. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?
A compound called tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) weakens the body's immune response to influenza infections, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do I have chills without a fever?
Potential causes of chills without a fever include hypothyroidism and exercising in intense cold. Treatment may be unnecessary unless a fever develops or chills recur. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does it take a cold to go away?
The cold is a common illness that usually resolves within 7 –10 days. In this article, learn about what to expect, how long a cold is contagious, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to treat a cold or flu at home
Most people can treat colds and the flu with rest and home remedies, such as garlic, honey, and zinc. Learn more about home remedies for colds and the flu here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 7 essential oils for sinus congestion
Essential oils are a popular natural remedy for sinus congestion, stuffiness, and a blocked nose. In this article, we look at which essential oils can help and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight
In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against this infectious disease of cats
(SAGE) The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against feline infectious peritonitis
(SAGE) The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to avoid getting sick
It is not always possible to avoid getting sick. However, a person can take some steps to reduce the chances of catching a cold or the flu. Learn about eight evidence-based strategies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have the flu without a fever?
While a fever is a common flu symptom, it does not occur in every case. In this article, learn about the flu without a fever, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

GP contract: practices get access to DPOs through CCGs
Practices will be given access to a data protection officer (DPO) through their CCG, according to the new GP contract.  The five-year contract, announced by NHS England and the BMA yesterday, will also see a £20m funding boost added to the global sum each year– for the next three years– to cover GPs when dealing with subject access requests (SARs). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

An unexpected mode of action for an antibody
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against fatal viruses. Atomic and molecular information about the workings of the highly potent antibodies may provide insights to prevent these serious and sometimes deadly lung infections. Currently, no vaccines or specific treatments are available for any of the six coronaviruses that can infect humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How your flu medicine can affect your heart
Flu and colds are common this season, and we often treat them with anti-inflammatories and decongestants. However, these can affect cardiovascular risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Scientists discover a chemical that slows the spread of deadly SARS, Zika and bird flu
Experts from the University of Hong Kong hope the chemical - named AM580 - will day be the go-to treatment for viruses - even those that have not evolved yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flavonoids as P-gp inhibitors: A systematic review of SARs
(Bentham Science Publishers) This review concerned the recent updates on the structure-activity relationships of flavonoids as P-gp inhibitors, the molecular mechanisms of their action and their ability to overcome P-gp-mediated MDR in preclinical studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 12 remedios naturales para acabar con las tos
Los episodios de tos son muy frecuentes entre la poblaci ón. Descubra toda la información necesaria sobre los remedios naturales y cómo prevenirlos. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

BMA: Subject access requests to GPs increased by more than a third since GDPR
GP practices are dealing with a barrage of subject access requests (SARs) since the new GDPR data protection regulations were introduced earlier this year.  A BMA survey of 1,500 GPs showed that SARs have increased by over a third (36%) since the rules – which mean practices can no longer charge a nominal fee for such requests – came into force in May.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

BMA: Subject access requests to practices have increased by more than a third since GDPR
GP practices are dealing with a barrage of subject access requests (SARs) since the new GDPR data protection regulations were introduced earlier this year.  A BMA survey of 1,500 GPs showed that SARs have increased by over a third (36%) since the rules – which mean practices can no longer charge a nominal fee for such requests – came into force in May.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Hospital Personal Protective Equipment Planning Tool
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 12/2018. This spreadsheet from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) provides a planning tool designed to help hospitals determine approximate minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) based on special pathogen category and a number of facility-specific variables. Calculators are included for Ebola virus disease/viral hemorrhagic fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome/severe acute respiratory syndrome, and pandemic influenza. (Text) (Source: Di...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can you clear up sinus congestion?
Sinus congestion occurs when fluid becomes trapped in the sinuses. Home remedies including hydration, steam inhalation, and using eucalyptus oil, among others. Learn more about clearing up sinus congestion here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you take a Z pack for a cold?
Taking a Z pack for a cold will have no effect. This is because a Z pack is a type of antibiotic that works for bacterial infections, not viral infections such as the cold. There are also some safety concerns about taking a Z pack for viral infections, so doing so should only occur under the supervision of a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

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 16, 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 15, 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