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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

Diet to fight colds: Eat THESE four foods to PROTECT your body against winter illnesses
DIETS rich in particular foods could help ward off a range of winter illnesses - from a blocked nose to a sore throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: Taking THIS supplement NOW could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu symptoms: THIS supplement could prevent winter bugs
COLDS and flu are common viral illnesses that can cause a sore throat, runny nose and a headache. Taking this supplement could help to prevent the winter bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhode Island girl faces leg amputation after sore throat
Gianna Cirella, 16, was at soccer practice in her hometown of Warwick, Rhode Island, when she complained of a sore throat. She now has to get her leg amputated because of a blood infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl faces leg amputation after sore throat turned
Gianna Cirella, 16, was at soccer practice in her hometown of Warwick, Rhode Island, when she complained of a sore throat. She now has to get her leg amputated because of a blood infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Diet to PREVENT flu symptoms: Eat THESE four foods to ward off a winter cold
FLU or cold symptoms, such as a sore throat and runny nose, could be prevented with a diet rich in eggs and almonds. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope Postop Sore Throat: Glidescope vs. Macintosh Laryngoscope
This study compared the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat resulting from two commonly used endotracheal intubation methods.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Corticosteroids for Treatment of Sore Throat Corticosteroids for Treatment of Sore Throat
Do the benefits outweigh the potential risks of using corticosteroids as an adjunct treatment for acute sore throat?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Moss helps reduce sore throat pain and germs multiplying
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat? Forget honey and lemon – try some MOSS
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu warning: THIS symptom could be a sign of killer virus
AUSSIE flu is on its way to the UK, with a sore throat and sneezing well known signs. However, a common arthritis symptom - joint pain - could also indicate you ’ve caught the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aussie flu symptoms: Signs you could have KILLER flu including headache and a fever
AUSSIE flu is heading to the UK after its worst outbreak Down Under for 50 years. Symptoms include headaches, sore throat and fevers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: This Morning’s Dr Zoe says THIS won’t help your throaty cough
FLU symptoms include a sore throat, aching muscles and throaty cough, however the latter is unlikely to be cured by codeine according to This Morning ’s Dr Zoe Williams. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidance for pharmacists using quality payments scheme
Scheme to incentivise pharmacists dubbed ‘a success’ Related items fromOnMedica Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb Practice sees huge benefits from integration Pharmacists lose battle to overturn government cuts to community pharmacy Pharmacy service could save NHS £500m Community pharmacies are uniquely positioned to help people with disabilities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Hunger
Roxane Gay is the brilliant author of the New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist. She holds a prestigious position as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She’s a novelist, a short-story writer, a professor, and a voice that untold numbers of devoted fans clamor to hear. She comes from a close, loving family of thin, stylish, and accomplished Haitian immigrants. She is also “super morbidly obese,” an actual official category that includes people who are three or four hundred pounds overweight. Her new book Hunger is her riveting memoir of life as a fat person. “No matter what ...
Source: Psych Central - September 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bella DePaulo Tags: Abuse Book Reviews Eating Disorders LGBTQ PTSD Trauma being fat fat memoir Source Type: news

Eating THIS vegetable will help get rid of FLU and cold symptoms in just 24 hours
FLU and the common cold share symptoms including sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. This is how to get better in 24 hours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids Improve Pain Relief in Acute Sore Throat (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM A single dose of corticosteroids offers pain relief in patients with acute sore throat, according to a meta-analysis in The BMJ.Researchers … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lipid vesicles replace blood in new bacteria test
(American Chemical Society) As schools around the U.S. start back up, so do trips to the doctor's office. But is that raw sore throat due to bacteria, which can be fought off with antibiotics, or a virus? Getting a definitive diagnosis of bacterial infections like Strep throat can take days. Now, one group reports in ACS Sensors that they have developed a new test that will provide results in just hours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

When should I see a doctor about a sore throat?
SPONSORED: Colin Dougall from LloydsPharmacy in Glasgow, answers your common medicine queries... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Few Metaphors to Better Understand Depression
Depression is a difficult illness to understand. It’s hard to understand for the people suffering from it, but it’s downright impossible to know everything that a person who deals with depression on a daily basis goes through if you have never experienced it personally. For this reason, I have come up with a few real-life examples to help those who may not fully understand what depression is or how it functions. Of course, this will be the simplistic version. Depression is an extremely complex disease. As a person with depression myself, I have learned that it is very difficult to understand even for those who ...
Source: Psych Central - August 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Antidepressants Depression General Happiness Personal Stories Self-Esteem Bipolar Disorder Depressed Mood Depressive Episode Mental Illness Stigma Mood Disorder Source Type: news

The bees are already sealing their hives for the winter ahead
Ryall, Dorset The wax cells are studded with pollen gems in carnelian, citrine, garnet – an almanac of the seasonsThe bees think it ’s autumn. Since mid-July they have been reducing their numbers and sealing up the hives withpropolis. Dark brown, sticky when fresh, brittle as cinder toffee when dry, propolis is a glue bees make from tree sap. It ’s antimicrobial and despite its bitter taste some beekeepers chew it as a remedy for a sore throat.Bees use propolis to fill small gaps in the hive and to mummify any invaders that are too big for them to carry outside. Occasionally, you find a dead mouse inside ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sara Hudston Tags: Bees Summer Insects Animal behaviour Wild flowers Biology Environment Wildlife Autumn Source Type: news

NHS patients told to wait before taking sore throat pills
Doctors are being advised to tell their patients not to take antibiotics right away when prescribing them for sore throats as researchers back so-called 'delayed prescriptions'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fifteen remedies for sore throat
A sore throat is a common symptom of viral infection. Most cases of sore throat can be treated at home with simple natural remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Persistent heartburn could be a warning sign of THESE three cancers
HEARTBURN can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough - but also pain in the chest. It can also be a warning sign of three different types of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This DRAFT guidance advises that acute sore throat (including pharyngitis and tonsillitis) is self-limiting and usually triggered by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Complications are rare, and withholding antibiotics is unlikely to lead to complications. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Gonorrhea Is Spreading: What's Oral Sex Got To Do With It
Are you sure that sore throat isn't becoming untreatable gonorrhea? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Roy Smythe ’ s plan to transform the physician workflow with technology
Dr. Roy Smythe’s transition from the operating room to chief medical officer of health informatics at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) wasn’t fueled by physician burnout. Rather, it was sparked by his attempt to transform healthcare from the inside out. “It’s hard to redesign the airplane while you’re flying it,” he told MassDevice.  At Philips, Smythe works to change the way clinicians deliver care. It’s no easy task, but Smythe thinks that if industry can figure out how to leverage technology and big data to boost physician workflow, all parties involved could reap the benefits...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Software / IT royalphilips Source Type: news

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study.The research also found that they are nearly 30 times likelier to transmit cytomegalovirus to their infants.Dr. Karin Nielsen, a professor of clinical pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is the senior author of the study, which was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.“The findi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms - THIS could be causing your constant acid reflux
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Tell If You're Too Sick To Get On A Flight
The Question: I’m supposed to get on a flight but I’m not feeling well. How do I know if I am too sick to fly?  The Answer: There’s a hard line in the sand when it comes to certain illnesses and traveling on an airplane. Sometimes it really is best to stay back. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends ditching a flight if you you have an illness that can quickly spread to another person, such as the flu. And symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting or high fever are also reasons to forgo traveling, says Timothy Lahey, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of med...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news