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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

Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwide
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). PREDICT is a USAID-funded globally coordinated effort to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential and reduce risk for future epidemics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Act like SARS and go viral with patient centricity
Pr écis: Julie Gerberding, EVP and Chief Patient Officer at Merck speaking at eyeforpharma Philadelphia on how if you want to create a cultural change in an organisation, you need to go viral.YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGSqTrlIcS0Video Thumbnail Image: Channels: CommercialTags: Merck (Source: EyeForPharma)
Source: EyeForPharma - June 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Robertson Source Type: news

Flu, floods, and fire: ethical public health preparedness - Phelan AL, Gostin LO.
Even as public health ethics was developing as a field, major incidents such as 9/11 and the SARS epidemic propelled discourse around public health emergency preparedness and response. Policy and practice shifted to a multidisciplinary approach, recognizin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Pandemic Alert: How Lessons From China Can Help Us Rethink Urgent Health Threats
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5919b373e4b0bd90f8e6a746,58e7ca87e4b06f8c18beeb55,58b9d3fde4b05cf0f4008d49 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS ‐CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases in humans, ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: mers cov [subject], Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases: Critical Developments and Global Forecast
New York University, International Center for Enterprise Preparedness. 04/18/2017 This six-page document is the summary of a discussion on infectious diseases, including recent developments and the global forecast for 2017. It details how understanding emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is critical given their potential role as global disruptors of business. It discusses the Zika virus, chikungunya, influenza, Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It also illustrates the Disruptor Outbreak Dashboard, which summarizes and color-codes information about health ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Across China, the virus that could spark the next pandemic is already circulating. It’s a bird flu called H7N9, and true to its name, it mostly infects poultry. Lately, however, it’s started jumping from chickens to humans more readily–bad news, because the virus is a killer. During a recent spike, 88% of people infected got pneumonia, three-quarters ended up in intensive care with severe respiratory problems, and 41% died. What H7N9 can’t do–yet–is spread easily from person to person, but experts know that could change. The longer the virus spends in humans, the better the chance that i...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized CDC Disease ebola Gates Foundation MERS outbreak pandemic Zika Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Frog skin compound destroys flu virus
Researchers have identified a compound secreted from the skin of the South Indian Hydrophylax bahuvistara frog that may kill some strains of the flu virus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Post-SARS, infection rates in China have steadied, but fast-growing and common infections now need attention
Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since 2009. However, better measures are needed to tackle the most common diseases -- including hand, foot and mouth disease, hepatitis B, and tuberculosis -- and those that are rapidly increasing, such as hydatid disease, hepatitis C, syphilis, and HIV. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

SARS Shock Led to Better Public Health in China (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study analyses long-term incidence of infectious disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Feeling lonely may worsen cold symptoms
People who feel lonely may experience more severe symptoms of a common cold than those who do not feel lonely, new research finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight home remedies for treating a cold
In this article, eight common home remedies for treating a cold are discussed, alongside how long colds last for and how a cold can be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

SARS and MERS: What ’s Next?
It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people —nearly 10 percent of those infected with what came to be recognized as the SARS-associated coronavirus. Before the end of the year, cases were reported in 29 countries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is best to eat and drink when you have a sore throat?
In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with a cold or flu for?
The flu and common cold are both common illnesses but for how long is there a risk of spreading them to others? How can people stop them from spreading? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Ebola Study Shows How 'Superspreaders' Can Prolong An Outbreak
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola Study Shows How 'Superspreaders' Can Prolong An Outbreak
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant
Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference
What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Report of the Exploratory Meeting of Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN) Venice, 3-4 December 2015
World Health Organization. 04/04/2016 This 17-page report summarizes an exploratory meeting that was designed to strengthen the Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN) by assembling stakeholders engaged in clinical care and research on emerging infectious diseases, especially during epidemics. Participants discussed topics that included Ebola virus disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and clinical training for emerging and infectious diseases. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Meet Anne Schuchat, The Pro-Vaccine Researcher Who Just Took Over The CDC
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher turns 'SARS mask' into a virus killer
(University of Alberta) The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don't work well -- that isn't what they're designed for.Pathogens like influenza are transmitted in aerosol droplets when we cough or sneeze. Masks trap the droplets but the virus remains infectious. Hyo-Jick Choi, an engineering professor at the University of Alberta, took on the challenge of improving the masks, using salt to turn them into virus killers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

To Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases, We Must Invest in Frontline Health Workers
November 14, 2016A new policy report explores the challenges we face in addressing NCDs, and offers recommendations to overcome them.Cancer kills more people in low- and middle-income countries than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosiscombined. In Kenya, for instance, it ’s thethird-leading cause of morbidity. The country ’s government wants to make cancer screening a priority in all its public health facilities, though a shortage of health workers who are trained to conduct the screenings hasslowed down their efforts.And around the world, emerging health crises such as SARS, Ebola, and now Zika often leave health sy...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Childhood flu, birth year predicts immunity in adulthood
New research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Southern Research contracted for Zika drug discovery
Southern Research has landed an additional Zika research grant, the company announced Monday. The National Institutes of Health have awarded Southern Research $650,000 to begin high throughput screening for Zika, a drug-discovery process in antiviral research. The award is a supplement to a larger grant Southern received in 2014 for HTS antiviral screenings against dengue, West Nile, SARS, influenza, Venezuela equine encephalitis complex and chikungunya. According to a Southern release, the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Melissa Brown Source Type: news

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016 -- It's easy to spread germs that cause colds, flu and other serious illnesses, including whooping cough and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). That's why you need to protect yourself and take steps to avoid infecting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news