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

Flu, Covid, RSV: why is Britain so very ill?
Two years of barely being exposed to such bugs seems to have disrupted their usual patterns New Year ’s Eve gatherings, drinks with the neighbours: with zero restrictions on mixing, and almost three years of catching up to do, it’s perhaps no surprise that many of us have been struck down with a mysterious lurgy that causes fever, sore throat, headache and other decidedly Covid-like symptoms – perhaps more than once.But if you are consistently testing negative for Covid on a lateral flow test, what else could it be? And are we really more vulnerable to getting sick this winter, or have we just forgotten what life was...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Infectious diseases Coronavirus Flu Health Science UK news Society Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, China Races To Vaccinate a Reluctant Elderly Population
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are going door to door and paying people older than 60 to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But even as cases surge, 64-year-old Li Liansheng said his friends are alarmed by stories of fevers, blood clots and other side effects. “When people hear about such incidents, they may not be willing to take the vaccines,” said Li, who had been vaccinated before he caught COVID-19. A few days after his 10-day bout with the virus, Li is nursing a sore throat and cough. He said it was like a “normal cold” with a mild fever. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Ch...
Source: TIME: Health - December 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE McDONALD / Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Multiple infections could make us much sicker – strep A, RSV and flu are a dangerous mix | Daniela Ferreira
The pandemic has changed the seasonal pattern of infectious diseases, and risky, little-understood blends are the resultAround this time last year, my young daughter caught chickenpox. I thought it was a standard case of a normal childhood illness – we’d manage it by trying to ease the itching and everything would be fine.Instead, my daughter got worse. She developed a sore throat, then a body rash, and struggled to drink liquids. Again, I thought this was a normal progression of her infection and she would eventually get better. It was only after I started talking to my colleagues that I learned that group A strep cas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Daniela Ferreira Tags: Strep A Infectious diseases Microbiology Coronavirus Children Flu UK news Source Type: news

UK's top doctors issue new Strep A guidance for parents
Three UK medical royal colleges today shared information for parents on early Strep A symptoms, which can include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?
The United States is entering what may be its worst flu season in over a decade. According to weekly data published by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, and sore throat were reported in 7.5% of all visits to health care providers…#ohio #washingtondc #smartasset #sarscov2 #puertorico #centersfordiseaseandcontrolandprev #tennessee #kentucky #nebraska #cdc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Amir shares the 'most common' symptoms of Strep A - when to seek medical attention
"The message is if you have a child with a fever and sore throat you should seek medical attention," Dr Amir Khan said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not being able to stick your tongue out straight: The lesser-known symptoms of mouth cancer
A sore throat and an earache are symptoms that are often dismissed as harmless. But it could be something more sinister as lesser-known symptoms of mouth cancer include a lisp and ear pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Woman, 19, diagnosed with 'many' blood clots in lungs just days after getting sore throat
Inflammation and infections are two lesser-known causes of blood clots. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs your sore throat could be Covid – when it ‘usually feels worse’ and when to see a GP
Sore throats are common at this time of year as the cold and flu season begins to ramp up. However, it could also be COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Stay Safe from COVID-19 During the 2022 Holiday Season
After COVID-19 vaccines rolled out, many families said “good riddance” to Zoom and resumed in-person holiday gatherings—and with increasing numbers of people embracing pre-pandemic lifestyles, it’s safe to assume that will be the norm this year in the U.S. But the virus still infects tens of thousands of Americans each day, and experts fear another winter surge may be coming, just in time for the holidays. If you’re planning to travel or gather with loved ones this holiday season, follow these expert recommendations to maximize your chances of staying safe and healthy. [time-brightcove not-tg...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What to Know About Severe Asthma in Kids
Asthma isn’t always a quick and easy diagnosis in children. According to a 2014 task force assembled by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society, pediatric severe asthma can be diagnosed if a child’s symptoms require treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a second “controller” medication for a full year, and/or systemic corticosteroids for half a year or longer. In other words, its diagnostic criteria are based on the intractability of its symptoms. “It’s definitely a limitation when you’re defining a disease state based on how much medicine...
Source: TIME: Health - October 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Disease 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

Pharmacists treat more people for minor illnesses
In June, 118,123 people with minor illnesses such as a sore throat or constipation, or those in need of medicine urgently, received a same-day consultation with their local pharmacist after calling NHS 111 or their GP practice – an increase of more than four-fifths (83%) on the number in the same month last year (64,512). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 7, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news