Model was in shape of his life when his sore throat turned out to be leukemia
William Yank, 21, from Indianapolis, Indiana, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June 2018. It was a shock to the college student, who was a model that worked out almost everyday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-the-counter lozenges for a sore throat may be fueling the rise of superbugs
A study by Cardiff University found antibiotics added to non-prescriptions remedies often fail to wipe out the bacteria causing a patient's symptoms. This may result in the bugs becoming 'stronger'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 8, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits Children with respiratory symptoms such as sniffling and a sore throat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Woman, 50, dies after TOOTHPICK punctures her throat while boyfriend was accused of murder
The unnamed woman, from Portugal, had been to A&E twice in five days complaining of a sore throat. The case was published in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Medicinal herbs that every prepper needs when SHTF
(Natural News) Herbs aren’t just used to enhance the flavor of food. When SHTF, preppers know which medicinal herbs can be used to address different health complaints like headaches or a sore throat. It’s easy to grow various kinds of medicinal herbs in your garden or on your patio. Even if you live in an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sore throat and rash: Strep infection and other causes
Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other conditions that can also cause both a sore throat and a rash. Learn more about those conditions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

New antibiotic prescribing guidance for suspected pneumonia
Draft antibiotic prescribing guidance developed by NICE and PHE Related items fromOnMedica Uncertainty remains over effectiveness of steroids for sore throat Provisional green light for anti-clotting drug and quality standard for atrial fibrillation Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Quarter million people taking benzodiazepines for more than a year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Always Feel Sicker at Night
Whether you’re dealing with the common cold, the flu or a stomach bug, you’ve probably noticed that your symptoms feel worse at night. You’re not imagining things. Research suggests that your body’s circadian rhythms—as well as some other factors—can exacerbate your symptoms after sundown. Along with regulating your sleep, your body’s circadian clocks help manage your immune system, says Michael Smolensky, a biological rhythm researcher and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas. “When the immune system is activated”—like when you&r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Certain symptom combos not in current guidance are red flags for throat cancer
Sore throat plus swallowing or breathing difficulties or ear pain predictive of laryngeal cancer, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Tell patients to use paracetamol for sore throat, urge NICE and PHE Call for closer links between GPs and dentists Air pollution link to heightened mouth cancer risk Public awareness of mouth cancer symptoms low, despite sharp rise in cases GPs need better test access to improve cancer diagnosis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer symptoms warning: DON’T ignore a persistent sore throat or trouble swallowing
CANCER symptoms warning: Everyone gets a sore throat every now and then, but if it is persistent and comes alongside other symptoms, it could be a sign of cancer. Here ’s what you need to know. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recognising laryngeal cancer in primary care: a large casecontrol study using electronic records
This study (n=806) found 10 features significantly associated with laryngeal cancer: hoarseness, sore throat-first attendance; sore throat-re-attendance, dysphagia, otalgia, dyspnoea-re-attendance, mouth symptoms, recurrent chest infection, insomnia and raised inflammatory markers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: The simple home remedy to help get rid of a cold fast
COLD AND flu symptoms can leave you feeling really rundown and worse for wear, but rather than letting a sore throat and blocked nose slow you down, there is one simple home remedy that can help you get back on your feet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs should consider cancer of the larynx when patients report a persistent sore throat
The University of Exeter research, published in the British Journal of General Practice, was carried out using patient records from more than 600 GP practices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent sore throat 'can be cancer sign'
A new study suggests GPs should not only investigate patients with hoarseness for throat cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning
(University of Exeter) GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ed Goldman: We visit a doc-in-the-box, ER and Hell on the night of a biblical rainstorm
In the middle of last week, I spent several hours at a seminar on what ’s curably stupid about the American health care system. OK, it wasn’t really a seminar. It was an actual experience. It started when a friend of mine came down with (or maybe that should be up with) a high fever, white spots on her very sore throat, dizziness and more. She couldn’t get an ap pointment with her own doctor (whose assistant reassured her she’d slip a note to the doctor to get her in by day’s end and would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Natural remedies for a sore throat
(Natural News) Sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections in the throat and tonsils. They usually accompany the common cold or the flu. If you are suffering through a sore throat, you might be tempted to head to your pharmacy and pick up some medication, but there are other ways to treat your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is pharyngitis?
Pharyngitis, or a sore throat, is an inflammation of the pharynx that can cause discomfort and difficulty swallowing. It most commonly results from viral infections, such as common colds and the flu, but bacterial infections can also cause pharyngitis. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Sore Throat Soothers: Secrets of the Voice Pros
It's sore throat season, but vocal professionals can't let a sore throat stop them from working. Here’s what the pros do when they have to push through. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secrets of the Pro's: Sore Throat Soothers
It's sore throat season, but vocal professionals can't let a sore throat stop them from working. Here’s what the pros do when they have to push through. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secrets of the Pros: Sore Throat Soothers
It's sore throat season, but vocal professionals can't let a sore throat stop them from working. Here’s what the pros do when they have to push through. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Strep Isn't an Ordinary Sore Throat
-- Most sore throats among infants, toddlers and preschoolers are caused by viral infections, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. No antibiotic should be given to treat this type of sore throat, since antibiotics only treat bacterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?
Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is your child's sore throat actually strep throat?
A sore throat is a common symptom of an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu. It's also a symptom of a bacterial infection commonly referred to as strep throat. How can you tell if your child's sore throat is caused by a viral or bacterial infection? Mayo Clinic family medicine specialist Dr. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The most effective natural treatments for a sore throat
(Natural News) A sore throat can be annoying and inconvenient. The following home remedies can effectively give relief to that uncomfortable and itchy feeling in your throat. Some of these treatments can also strengthen your immune system, which means your body can easily fight infections and heal itself faster. (h/t to Blog.PaleoHacks.com) Apple cider vinegar (ACV) Raw... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Caring for Bronchitis
-- Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes become infected, they swell and become lined with mucus, making it more difficult to breathe. Symptoms may include cough, sore throat, fever,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds
Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating best practices preparing for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being whe...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Fatal measles case highlights importance of herd immunity in protecting the vulnerable
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Last year, a 26-year-old man receiving treatment for leukemia went to a Swiss hospital's emergency room with a fever, a sore throat, and a cough, and was admitted. His condition worsened, and 17 days later, he died from severe complications of measles. The man's weakened immune system was unable to fight off the disease, even though he was vaccinated against measles as a child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent a Sore Throat
-- The arrival of colder weather typically invites a spike in sore throats. While uncomfortable, a normal sore throat can be treated at home with rest and plenty of fluids. In more serious cases, a bacteria or virus can trigger a sore throat, which... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cold and flu: The drink that could treat your sore throat and headache - Dr Chris reveals
FLU and cold viruses can cause coughs, sore throats and runny noses this winter. But, you could help to speed up your recovery and treatment process by adding this drink to your daily diet, reveals ITV This Morning ’s Dr Chris Steele. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicines marketed as being for 'tickly' or 'dry' coughs have the same ingredients
EXCLUSIVE Strepsils Sore Throat & Cough Lozenges has the same product licence number as its Sore Throat & Blocked Nose Lozenges. British pharmacy chain Boots is also guilty. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV-positive infants are at high risk for acquiring congenital cytomegalovirus infection
FINDINGSInfants born to HIV-positive mothers had high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Infants who also were infected before birth by the virus that causes AIDS were especially prone to CMV infection.The researchers found that 23 percent of the infants who became infected with HIV during the mother ’s pregnancy also were infected with CMV; 18 percent who were infected with HIV either during pregnancy or birth acquired congenital CMV; and 4.9 percent who were exposed to HIV but remained uninfected with that virus also acquired congenital CMV.Overall, HIV-infected infants were four times as likely to have a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Sore throat or cancer? How to tell when your condition is serious
CANCER symptoms vary depending on which part of the body is affected by a tumour. A sore throat could be a warning sign of throat cancer - but can you tell the difference between the flu symptom, and something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu
Your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your throat is sore and you can’t stop sneezing. You don’t have a fever, but you feel wiped out—like you could curl up on the floor and fall asleep. Do you have a cold or the flu? If you guessed cold, you’re probably right. But experts say that differentiating the common cold (an upper respiratory infection) from the flu (influenza) can be trickier than most people assume. “There is huge overlap among non-influenza viruses and the symptoms produced by influenza and other bugs,” says Dr. Bruce Barrett, a professor of family medicine and community...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Relieve symptoms with this £3.50 high street remedy
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Winter illness season is fast approaching, and whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, symptoms can be difficult to handle. Alongside rest and keeping hydrated, experts recommend one high street remedy in particular. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu warning: The ‘only way’ to protect against the deadly flu virus - Dr Chris reveals
FLU virus symptoms include a runny nose, a sore throat and extreme tiredness. There ’s only one way to protect against the deadly virus this year, warns ITV This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand Sanitizer Reduced Toddlers ’ Sick Days More Than Soap, Study Found
By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions. Researchers studied 911 children up to age 3 who attended 24 day care centers in Almería, Spain. They split the children, their families and their day care centers into three gro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Hand Sanitizer Source Type: news

Yes, You Should Get a Flu Shot in 2018. Here ’s Everything to Know
The 2017-2018 flu season was a bad one. The dominant viral strain, H3N2, was a particularly severe form of influenza, leading to widespread and serious illness across the country. The flu and its complications killed around 80,000 people last year, the CDC estimates, including 180 children. That’s the highest flu death toll in four decades. Experts say early indications suggest that this year’s flu season will be milder, but the memory of last winter should still serve as motivation to get the flu shot this fall. Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 flu shot. When should I get the flu shot? The CD...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Best supplements to combat cold and flu: High street remedies for fighting winter illness
BEST supplements to combat cold and flu: Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes cold and flu season. A runny nose, cough and sore throat can be highly frustrating, but certain vitamins and minerals can help you fight sickness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Heart Strep Throat Rheumatic Fever rheumatic heart disease heart valves heart surgery Team Heart Cecilia Patton-Bolman Dr. R. Morton Bolman III Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi Rwanda Kigali (Rwanda) Source Type: news

Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on
The pandemic wiped out up to 100 million lives, but scientists still struggle to explain what caused it. The answers could ensure that it never strikes againOne hundred years ago this month, just as the first world war was drawing to a fitful close,an influenza virus unlike any before or since swept across the British Isles, felling soldiers and civilians alike. One of the first casualties was the British prime minister and war leader, David Lloyd George.On 11 September 1918, Lloyd George, riding high on news of recent Allied successes, arrived in Manchester to be presented with the keys to the city. Female munitions worke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Flu pandemic First world war Health Epidemics Death and dying Society World news UK news Science Medical research Immunology Source Type: news

Passengers on 4 Southwest Flights May Have Been Exposed to Measles
A Texas resident sick with measles may have exposed passengers on four Southwest Airlines flights to the highly contagious virus, officials said. The individual took flights connecting through Houston’s Hobby Airport on Aug. 21 and 22, the Houston Health Department announced Thursday. The passenger was diagnosed with measles after traveling, a Southwest representative told TIME, but health department said the person was contagious at the time of the flights. Southwest is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to notify passengers on four flights of the possible exposure, the airline said. T...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Texas Source Type: news

New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise
The study also found it as effective as the current standard drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu), at controlling symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, headache, fever, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Ten people have been taken to the hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were take...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

11 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Eleven people were treated at a local hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

How to get rid of a head cold fast: Five simple remedies to alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Five simple remedies to get fast relief and alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why you should take an apple cider vinegar bath and how you do it
(Natural News) Keeping a bottle of apple cider vinegar around your home ensures that you’ve got a handy solution for all kinds of problems. From a cure for sore throat to an all-purpose surface cleaner, apple cider vinegar has a variety of uses. It’s so useful and powerful a substance that some people have taken... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news