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Winter bug? This herbal treat could naturally cure your cough or sore throat
COUGH medicine, including lozenges and syrups, could help to relieve the condition that ’s often caused by a cold or flu. But, you could reduce coughing and boost your immune system by using this natural remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever: Doctor urges parents to look out for these symptoms as infections surge
SCARLET fever is an infectious bacterial illness that usually involves a sore throat, fever and rash. Infections has reached the highest levels in UK since the 1960s and doctors are now urging parents to look out for symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike In Flu Cases Prompts Hospital To Ask Children Not To Visit Patients
WINCHESTER (CBS) – Due to a spike in cases of the flu, children are currently not allowed to visit patients at a Massachusetts hospital. Winchester Hospital announced the decision on Friday. Effective immediately, due to the increase of severe illness from the flu, all children 13 and under and anyone with the following symptoms cannot visit patients. – Cough– Fever– Sore throat– Runny nose– Nasal congestion This is for the safety of both you and our patients. — Winchester Hospital (@WinchesterHosp) February 2, 2018 Children under 13 years old cannot visit the hospital, effectiv...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Flu Local TV Winchester Hospital Source Type: news

If it's not the flu, you might be sick because of this virus
A runny nose, cough, sore throat, breathing problems, fever, headache, diarrhea: If you came down with these symptoms in the middle of winter, you'd probably assume it's the flu and take to your bed immediately. Think again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors warn another flu-like deadly virus is going round
The adenovirus  — which often infects the airways and the intestinal tract — shares several symptoms with the flu, including congestion, sore throat, cough and fever, and can cause the common cold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses told to use paracetamol for acute sore throat, not antibiotics
Healthcare professionals should tell patients that most sore throats do not need antibiotics, states guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sore throat that won’t seem to budge? It could be a symptom of this deadly cancer
A SORE throat, difficulty swallowing and swollen glands are all symptoms of a cold or fever, but they can also be a sign of a rare but deadly cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat cure: Paracetamol 'BETTER than antibiotics for beating viral infection'
THE best way to cure a sore throat is to take paracetamol not antibiotics, health chiefs said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sage advice or old wives' tales? Health experts look at the top 12 home health remedies
(Natural News) Everyone has their own “cure-all” for almost any condition. They swear that it works, so when you feel sick, you may expect to hear something like this: “Coming down with a cold? Try chicken soup.” “Got a sore throat? Gargling with salt helps.” “Had too much to drink? Hair of the dog cures... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Sore throat symptoms? Nine remedies to ease the pain - including apple cider vinegar
SORE throats are very common during this time of year, but while they usually get better by themselves within a week, the pain can cause great discomfort as you go about your day-to-day life. Here are nine remedies to soothe the symptoms - including apple cider vinegar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat remedies: How to soothe a sore throat
Fight your sore throat with some common sense remedies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's bizarre home remedies revealed
A UK survey found gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and having a nightcap to help you sleep were two of the top DIY 'cures'. Mail Online investigates if these remedies really work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu spike causing Charlotte-area hospitals to limit visitors
Charlotte-area hospitals have issued new visitor restrictions after a spike in flu cases. Children ages 12 and under will not be allowed to visit Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health hospitals in the Charlotte region as of 7 a.m. Friday. Visitors of all ages should not visit if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, fever and cough. Thos e seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.   Cone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Flu season has arrived in Oregon, with uptick in cases
Flu season in Oregon, which started a little earlier than usual, is definitely underway, said Dr. Richard Leman, a state public health physician. As of the week after Christmas, about 5 percent of emergency department visits at Oregon hospitals were for influenza-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore throat, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s Weekly Surveillance Report. “One of the things that’s suggestive of a heavy y ear is that one in 20 people in the past week in an Emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Flu season has arrived in Oregon, with uptick in cases
Flu season in Oregon, which started a little earlier than usual, is definitely underway, said Dr. Richard Leman, a state public health physician. As of the week after Christmas, about 5 percent of emergency department visits at Oregon hospitals were for influenza-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore throat, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s Weekly Surveillance Report. “One of the things that’s suggestive of a heavy y ear is that one in 20 people in the past week in an Emergency… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Sore throat that won’t seem to budge? It could be an early sign of this cancer
SORE throats and ulcers are common but if they stick around for a long time it could be a sign of tongue cancer. While tongue cancer may not be as common as breast, prostate, lung and bowers cancer it ’s important to recognise the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you got a persistent sore throat? Why you should never ignore condition
A SORE throat is unpleasant and uncomfortable. But, you should never ignore a persistent sore throat that lasts longer than three weeks, as it could be a sign of glandular fever, tonsillitis, or even cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat remedies: The scary reason you should avoid taking THIS to cure it
SORE throats are sometimes treated with antibiotics, but doing so could mean the life-saving medicine doesn ’t work by 2050. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Flu symptoms stopped by drinking tea and wine
FLU symptoms include a sore throat, persistent cough and a headache. But, drinking more tea and wine could help to combat the symptoms of severe flu, researchers have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Sore Throat, Xylitol and Probiotics Offer No Benefits Over Placebo
Researchers could find no difference in pain or swallowing problems between those chewing xylitol-sweetened gum, taking probiotics or using a placebo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Xylitol Probiotics Placebos Sorbitol Throat Pain Source Type: news

Probiotics and xylitol don ’t help sore throats
(Reuters Health) - - Two potential remedies for bacterial infections, probiotics and xylitol, didn ’t ease sore throat symptoms in an experiment designed to see whether these options might be used to curb overuse of antibiotics. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Will These 2 Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?
Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will These 2 Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sore Throat, Streptococcal Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two OTC Remedies No Help for Sore Throat
Neither xylitol chewing gum nor probiotic capsules appear to relieve symptoms of pharyngitis, according to a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers first... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Neither Sugarless Gum nor Probiotics Good For Sore Throat
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 -- Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will These 2 Home Remedies Help Your Sore Throat?
MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 -- Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New RCT shows no benefit from probiotics, xylitol chewing gum in alleviating sore throats
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The use of probiotics and xylitol chewing gum to alleviate sore throat symptoms -- as an alternative to antibiotics -- appears to have no effect, according to a randomized controlled trial (RCT) published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DEADLY mysterious gunky build-up in the lungs could be sign of bronchitis
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu, and disappear within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet to PREVENT flu: Eat THESE ten unlikely foods to fight off illness
FLU symptoms include aching muscles and a sore throat. However, adding certain foods to your diet could help ward off illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi mother's sore throat turned out to be cancer
Kristin Freeze, 35, from Mississippi, underwent a complete neck dissection to remove a tumor and 18 lymph nodes just weeks after giving birth to her son when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

London consultant reveals the sore throat survival guide
EXCLUSIVE: Alasdair Mace, an ear, nose and throat consultant based at Charing Cross and St Mary's Hospitals in London, says you should avoid drinking a hot toddy this Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat? THIS cheap spray could relieve flu symptoms and pain in SECONDS
SORE throat remedies become increasingly popular during the winter months, as people try to fight symptoms of flu, along with signs of a fever, headache, and a runny nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Cough symptoms: DEADLY mysterious gunky build-up in the lungs could be sign of bronchitis
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu, and disappear within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: Get rid of cold and flu symptoms taking THESE vitamins daily
GET RID of a cold and banish the flu by taking a handful of supplements every day. Vitamins A, B12, C, D, zinc, selenium all help to keep the nation fit and healthy - and they could tackle that snotty nose and sore throat too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diphtheria
 is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium Diphtheriae. Signs and symptoms usually start 2 – 5 days after exposure and range from mild to severe. Symptoms often come on gradually, beginning with a sore throat and fever. In severe cases, the bacteria produces a poison (toxin) that causes a thick grey or white patch at the back of throat. This can block the airway making it hard to b reathe or swallow and also create a barking cough. The neck may swell in part due to enlarged lymph nodes. The poison may also get into the blood stream causing &nb...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: diphtheria [subject], corynebacterium diphtheria, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Does your child have a sore throat?
Is your child complaining of a dry and itchy throat? He or she may have a sore throat caused by a viral infection. ?Sore throats are very common, especially amongst school-aged children," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious disease specialist. "Some of the symptoms that a child might complain of are pain [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Slapped cheek syndrome: What is infectious condition that causes bright red cheeks?
SLAPPED cheek syndrome symptoms include a bright red rash on the cheeks, a sore throat and an upset stomach. While signs of the condition usually disappear after three weeks, it can lead to a number of debilitating complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough symptoms: What is the DEADLY mysterious gunky build up in the lungs?
BRONCHITIS symptoms are usually caused by flu and goes within weeks. However, if they linger, it could be chronic bronchitis. Signs of the condition include a sore throat and tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quartet of tests could help GPs spot pneumonia more easily
All factors that can be readily tested for; but pulse oximetry key element Related items fromOnMedica Could ultrasound replace CXR for spotting pneumonia? Significant fall in hospital deaths from pneumonia Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD Childhood asthma overdiagnosed, warn respiratory doctors Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Woman's sore throat was 3cm fish bone carotid artery
A 71-year old woman from North Carolina checked into hospital with a sore throat, but doctors discovered that her fish dinner from eight days before had almost killed her (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat remedies: Taking THIS to tackle the virus is POINTLESS
SORE THROATS are a common winter ailment, but taking antibiotics won ’t help fight off the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you have a persistent sore throat? It could be a sign of THIS cancer
AN UNCOMMON cancer in the UK could be causing your sore throat or tiredness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic overuse kills thousands each year: Authorities urge people to just stay home and rest when ill
(Natural News) Whenever we come down with a cough or a sore throat, we often take some antibiotics so we don’t have to skip a day of work. But did you know that antibiotic overuse causes an estimated 5,000 deaths yearly? According to the Daily Mail, National Health Service (NHS) patients are advised to refrain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yet another highly effective herb for sore throats: Icelandic moss is full of nutrients and has been used for eons
(Natural News) Sore throat is the dry, scratchy feeling in the throat can be annoyingly painful. Throughout the years, people have come up with natural ways on how to treat it — from using honey and lemon to gargling salt water, and now even moss. A new study reveals that the plant, particularly Icelandic moss,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news