Is the Omicron COVID variant less severe than Delta?, ZOE Health Study
We found that people with an Omicron infection are more likely to have a sore throat and are less likely to experience loss of smell, compared with Delta. Our researchers from both ZOE and King ' s College London also found that the Omicron variant is associated with a lower risk of hospitalization and shorter duration of illness in the vaccinated population than previous variants. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Study Results Showing Clinical Efficacy for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) and Long-Term Safety Profile for STELARA® (ustekinumab) for Patients Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Digestive Disease Week® 2022
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 24, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from the Phase 2 GALAXI 1 clinical trial of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD), and from three separate long-term pooled analyses of adult patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and CD treated with STELARA® (ustekinumab).1,2,3,4 These data are being presented as oral and poster presentations and are among 29 Janssen abstracts presented during the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) meeting taking place in person and virtually in San Di...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid-19 cases that return after antiviral treatment puzzle doctors
The pink line on Erin Blakeney's first positive Covid-19 test was so light that she almost didn't believe it. But there was no denying the fever and sore throat that developed overnight, just a few days after she and her husband attended a large memorial service in late March. The couple wore KN95 masks, but many others in attendance had not, even as the service stretched past 90 minutes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease: Flu-like symptoms including headache and sore throat signs of myocarditis
MYOCARDITIS is inflammation of the heart that can affect its electrical system and muscle, reducing its ability to pump blood. This can potentially cause a rapid heart rhythm, or arrhythmia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’ s The Difference Between The Common Cold, Flu And COVID-19?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

How to spot a Covid sore throat: From time of onset to severity - the symptom explained
AS THE NHS has expanded its list of Covid symptoms, the new guidance could help navigate the high numbers of infections across the country by being able to spot the warning signs. However, sore throat is a common sign linked to a variety of health problems; here's how to spot the one linked to Covid, specifically. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Omicron strain is 'mainly a bad throat' - Research
THOSE with Omicron are more likely to suffer a sore throat but less likely to lose smell or taste, a study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why has the UK (finally) expanded its Covid symptoms list?
This week, the UK expanded its official Covid symptom list to 12 symptoms including sore throat, loss of appetite, and a blocked or runny nose. British scientists have long called for a broadening of the list, but the change comes at a time when free rapid tests have been scrapped, and the UK is seeing its highest ever levels of infection, according the the Office for National Statistics.Madeleine Finlay speaks to science correspondent Linda Geddes about why this has happened now, what symptoms still haven ’t made the list, and what it could all mean going forwardArchive: Sky News, Sky News AustraliaContinue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Linda Geddes, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Bob Saget's widow rebuffs claims that the comedian's hearing 'felt off' and he 'had a sore throat'
Bob Saget's widow, Kelly Rizzo, has rebuffed claims her husband wasn't feeling well on the night he died and backed a report claiming he passed on after falling and hitting his head. #bobsaget #comedian #kellyrizzo #widow (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eradicating Polio Would Eradicate So Much Tragedy
A Pakistani child receives a dose of the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Matshidiso MoetiBRAZZAVILLE, Mar 22 2022 (IPS) In the outskirts of Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, just beyond where paved roads transition to dirt, an undiagnosed polio infection paralysed a three-year-old girl. From one day to the next, the child’s life was changed forever. Among Africa’s public health community, we had looked at our successes against wild poliovirus as a cause for optimism. In the 1990s, the disease paralysed more than 75,000 African children every year. But following extensive immunization campaigns coupl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Matshidiso Moeti Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Polio Source Type: news

Cancer: Prescription drug to help relieve acute pain could be increasing your risk
CANCER symptoms range from fatigue to sore throat or unexpected weight loss. Sadly, too often when the symptoms hit the cancer has most likely spread. There is ongoing research finding links between certain lifestyle factors and its impact on cancer risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Study finds the most effective treatment to reduce symptoms
CHRONIC fatigue syndrome affects roughly one in 250 people and can have a devastating effect on one's day to day life. Symptoms vary from extreme fatigue to sore throat and muscle pain. What is an effective treatment to help combat chronic fatigue syndrome? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long COVID Patients Are Waiting Months for Care, and the Problem May Only Get Worse
In March 2020, Laura Fitton, a 50-year-old entrepreneur in Massachusetts, had a high fever, sore throat, gastrointestinal issues, and loss of taste. But at the time, few of those symptoms were linked to COVID-19, so Fitton wasn’t eligible for a test. It took seven more months of persistent symptoms—including brain fog, swollen joints, fast heart rate, chills, and fatigue—for a doctor to order an antibody test. Although the test came back negative—perhaps because of how much time had passed since she had gotten sick—Fitton was relieved that a doctor was finally exploring the possibility of Long...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

BTS's Jimin Recovering From Appendicitis Surgery + Being Treated For COVID-19
BTS’s Jimin was recently diagnosed with acute appendicitis and COVID-19. On January 31, Big Hit Music stated that Jimin had experienced sudden abdominal pain and a mild sore throat the day before... #bts #emergencyroom #bighitmusic (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demand for Covid drugs down, says Cipla Global CFO
The third wave has been fuelled by the Omicron variant, which is highly infectious yet milder, causing flu-like symptoms such as fever, body pain and sore throat - requiring mostly over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol and multivitamin pills. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news