Russian Court Orders Woman Back to Coronavirus Quarantine After She Escapes From Hospital
(MOSCOW) — A Russian court on Monday ordered a woman who escaped from a virus quarantine to return back to the hospital she fled and stay under quarantine for at least two more days. The ruling underlined the chaotic public health approaches being taken to stop the spread of the new coronavirus from China. Alla llyina was admitted to the hospital in the northern Russian city of St. Petersburg on Feb. 6 with a sore throat and was tested for the new virus because she had returned from China five days earlier. She broke out of the hospital the next day by disabling an electronic lock in her room after finding out she wo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DARIA LITVINOVA / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime russia Source Type: news

Elton John had to stop a performance because of 'walking pneumonia.' What does that mean?
Walking pneumonia causes milder symptoms than pneumonia, including being tired and having a sore throat, fever, and cough, the CDC says. Symptoms can be mild, more like a bad cold, but it can still lead to pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only 5% of People Tested for Coronavirus in the U.S. Were Found Positive
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focusing much of its coronavirus containment effort on screening close contacts of those who may have been exposed to the disease in China—and is bracing for further spread to these individuals in the weeks to come, according to a report released Feb. 7. The CDC in January tested 210 people in the U.S. for a novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, that originated in Wuhan, China and has infected about 31,500 people worldwide as of 1:30 p.m. Friday. Only 5% of the people tested in the U.S., or 11 individuals, tested positive for 2019-CoV, according to the new...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV public health Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Thailand (ex-China)
On 13 January 2020, the Thailand ’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case is a 61-year-old Chinese woman living in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On 5 January 2020, she developed fever with chills, sore throat and headache. On 8 January 2020, she took a direct flight to Thailand from Wuhan City together with five family members in a tour group of 16 people. The traveler with febrile illness was detected on the same day by thermal surveillance at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand, and was hospi...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Thailand (ex-China)
On 13 January 2020, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Thailand reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case is a 61-year-old Chinese woman living in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. On 5 January 2020, she developed fever with chills, sore throat and headache. On 8 January 2020, she took a direct flight to Thailand from Wuhan City together with five family members in a tour group of 16 people. The traveler with febrile illness was detected on the same day by thermal surveillance at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand, and was hospitalized ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Flu Season Shaping Up To Be Worse Than Last Year In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – This year’s flu season in Massachusetts is shaping up to be worse than last. So far, health officials have confirmed about 1,300 cases. At this point last year, that number was about 850. The latest weekly flu report says that influenza severity has increased from low to moderate. So far, influenza B has proved to be the most common form of the flu. Dr. Larry Madoff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said this year’s flu season is worse than last year’s. (WBZ-TV) “This past week’s activity was higher than it was during any week last season,” said Dr. La...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Flu Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The United Arab Emirates
On 29 December 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported one laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to WHO. The case is a 74-year-old male national who owns a camel farm located in Al Ain City, Abu Dhabi region in UAE where he is living. He developed fever, cough and sore throat on 8 December 2019 and was admitted to hospital on 10 December, then transferred to ICU on 16 December. A nasopharyngeal aspirate was collected and tested positive for MERS-CoV by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) (UpE and Orf1a genes) on 16 Dec...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Woman hit with $28,000+ bill after throat swab test at doctor's visit
A routine doctor's visit for a sore throat brought more than $28,000 in charges for one woman. In our Bill of the Month partnership with Kaiser Health News and NPR, we take a look at unexpected medical costs. The woman ’s visit shows even when insurance does cover medical charges, costs can still skyrocket in the long run. David Begnaud reports, and Kaiser Health News editor-in-chief Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can cinnamon benefit patients with PCOS?
(Natural News) Cinnamon, also called darchini, is a spice made from the inner bark of trees that belong to the genus Cinnamomum. Historically, it has been used by healers to treat various conditions, such as coughing, arthritis and sore throat. Today, researchers associate plenty of health benefits with cinnamon, citing its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and cardioprotective effects. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Significant safety issues for children on long-term ventilation at home, say researchers
In nearly half of officially reported incidents in England and Wales, child came to harm, analysis shows Related items fromOnMedica Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC Estimates 1,300 Flu Deaths In US This Season; Widespread Activity In Massachusetts
(CNN/CBS) — At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to a preliminary estimate released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been at least 2.6 million flu illnesses and 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations, according to the analysis. So far this season, the CDC has received reports of 10 children who have died from the flu, four more than the week before. Experts have warned that flu is hitting the United States early this year, and there are concerns that this early season could mean a particularly severe season overall. Flu spread significantly in ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Flu Source Type: news

Sore throat warning: A ‘severe’ sore throat could be a sign of this more serious condition
SORE throats are a commonly reported complaint in the UK, especially in the cold winter months when the flu season kicks in. While the condition isn ’t usually a cause for concern, it can signal a serious fever - what is it and what can be done to treat it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Is it sore throat or 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 - November 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections in people with a sore throat. Diagnostics guidance [DG38]
These evidence-based recommendations on rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat were published in November 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itchy eyes, sore throat but Bangladesh OK with Delhi air
Delhi's air pollution has left several Bangladesh players with sore throats and itchy eyes but coach Russell Domingo dismissed any health concerns and said they were focused on giving a good account of themselves in Sunday's Twenty20 match against India. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Cold, Flu or Allergy?
-- Determining if you have a cold, the flu or an allergy can be difficult when you're having common symptoms, such as sneezing or a sore throat. The common symptoms reflect that each condition affects your respiratory system, says the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salt water and hot toddies are the best health remedies – 62% believe in old wives' tales
Gargling salt water for a sore throat and drinking a hot toddy before bed are among the most common pieces of health advice to be passed down through the generations. A study of 2,000 adults found 45 percent still rely on a cold cure or remedy their parents told them as a child when they feel under the weather. Almost three quarters turn to their family ’s tried and tested approach of steam inhalation to help with the head congestion which comes with the common cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Uses for apple cider vinegar, an affordable and versatile survival ingredient
(Natural News) Apple cider vinegar is a popular ingredient among health buffs and preppers alike because it offers several health benefits. It can also be used to make home remedies for common complaints like a sore throat and stomachaches. Before SHTF, stock up on apple cider vinegar and learn about its five different survival uses.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2019 exceptional surveillance of respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (NICE guideline CG69)
This Surveillance Report provides a summary of new evidence published related to the NICE guideline CG69: NICE will withdraw this guideline and incorporate any relevant evidence into relevant antimicrobial prescribing guidelines on sinusitis, sore throat, otitis media and cough. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Season Has Arrived: Dozens Of Cases Confirmed In Massachusetts
BOSTON (CBS) – Flu season has arrived in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Health reported Monday that there have been 82 lab-confirmed cases of the flu since September. That number is normal for this time of year, the department said. Residents are being urged to get vaccinated. “We don’t know how severe this year’s flu season will be, but we do know that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and everyone around you,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel in a statement. “Although the flu vaccine won’t prevent every case of the flu, it&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Source Type: news

Flu season is here and now is the time to get a flu shot
The aches, the sneezing, the sore throat, the exhaustion -- flu season is here and you want to be prepared. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New bacterial strain discovered in England and Wales linked to scarlet fever, sore throat and sepsis
A team of scientists led by Imperial College London have discovered a new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria in 2016. Group A streptococcus (or Strep A) is known to cause scarlet fever, throat infections and– in very rare cases– invasive disease, where the bacterium enters the bloodstream or tissue and can trigger sepsis and toxic shock. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - September 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

New strain of toxin-producing strep A emerges in UK
The highly contagious bacterium causes a range of infections, from a sore throat to scarlet fever. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can apple cider vinegar improve your blood pressure?
(Natural News) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third of the U.S. population suffers from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Some studies suggest that the consumption of apple cider vinegar may help manage blood pressure. ACV has been a remedy for numerous ailments, like sore throat. In ancient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Same-day pharmacy appointments could help tackle GP pressures, says RCGP
A move that will see patients with minor conditions offered same-day consultations at their local pharmacy could help relieve GP pressures, the RCGP has said.  As part of the new five-year funding settlement for community pharmacy, announced by the Government on Monday (22 July), patients calling NHS 111 about a minor issue such as a sore throat or earache could be referred for a same-day consultation with their pharmacist from October. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 24, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Antibiotic stewardship: duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections frequently exceeds guideline recommendations
A large cross-sectional study of UK prescribing data found that the duration of antibiotic prescriptions for common infections in primary care frequently exceeded national guideline recommendations. The most common reason for antibiotic prescribing was for respiratory infections, and more than 80% of prescriptions for acute cough and bronchitis, acute sore throat, acute otitis media and acute exacerbations of COPD were for longer than recommended. Substantial reductions in antibiotic exposure can be achieved by prescribing antibiotics in line with NICE and Public Health England guidance on managing common infections. (Sour...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defend Yourself From Diphtheria: Bacterial Infection Can Stop Breathing
Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that affects the respiratory system and damages the heart, nerves, and kidneys. It can hinder or stop breathing, and causes fatigue, sore throat, fever, and swollen neck glands. The infection can be deadly without any medical treatment. Several immunizations are available to protect people against this disease. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

19-year-old recovering at home after a sore throat led to a brain tumor diagnosis 
Christina Giuffrida, 19, from Yonkers, New York, was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that can leave some sufferers paralyzed, in March 2019, after experiencing a sore throat on and off for years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic sore throat?
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

Girl, seven, paralyzed by mysterious 'polio-like illness' can finally walk one year later
Olivia Hanson, seven, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis in September 2018 after she came down with a sore throat and a high fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists zoom in on bug behind Strep throat and scarlet fever
Scientists studying a bacterium that causes scarlet fever, severe sore throat and a form of heart disease say they are closer to developing a vaccine that could one day prevent hundred of thousands of infections a year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to tell if a sore throat is from an allergy or a cold
Allergies can cause cold-like symptoms, so it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether a sore throat is due to an allergy or a common cold or the flu. Learn how to tell the difference here. We also cover treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Researchers warn antibiotic over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for sore throat could be fuelling antimicrobial resistance
Researchers found that some OTC antibiotics used in sore throat preparations are not sufficiently concentrated to prevent growth of common human pathogens but are enabling these pathogens to develop resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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