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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

National one-click access to evidence-based Cochrane Reviews for South Africans
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) aims to improve the quality of health care for South Africans.   The SAMRC’s Cochrane Centre recently procured a national Cochrane Library licence that will make evidence-based scientific reviews accessible to healthcare decision makers in South Africa. This collaboration between Wiley and the SAMRC offers free access, through IP recognition, to the Cochrane Library throughout South Africa. This has been made possible by funding from the SAMRC, and will enable all South Africans to access the gold-standard in evidence-based healthcare research. The national...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 3, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? GP explains why your reflux could get worse during UK heatwave
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. However, now a GP has warned the symptoms could get worse over the heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worcestershire practice shows how pharmacist can make a difference
Overcoming the image of the high street pharmacist packaging pills and offering over the counter remedies for a sore throat is a challenge for practices employing clinical pharmacists. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lori’s Stroke Required Help From Doctors An Hour Away. Telemedicine Provided It.
Editor’s note: Our previous stories this American Stroke Month featured warning signs heeded and missed. Today we shift gears to showcase a textbook response to a stroke, including the crucial role of telestroke, a way for experts at another facility to help care for a patient via a webcam-type connection. The CHRONIC Care Act, which includes a provision to require Medicare to cover telestroke, will be discussed Tuesday during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee. Lori Hoopingarner savored her occasional weekend getaway. Between running her financial advising company, raising a 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Steroids do not reduce itching in patients with urticaria
Study finds oral steroids provide no additional relief above treatment with antihistamines Related items fromOnMedica Evening primrose and borage oils no good for eczema Perioral dermatitis Antibiotics not effective for treating infected eczema in children Uncertainty remains over effectiveness of steroids for sore throat (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat
In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24 hours, but more patients reported feeling completely better after 48 hours, according to a study published inJAMA.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Uncertainty remains over effectiveness of steroids for sore throat
Steroids alone did not increase likelihood of symptoms resolution after 24 hours but more patients reported feeling better after 48 hours Related items fromOnMedica Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb Patient safety alert issued on antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dexamethasone for Acute Sore Throat? (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Dexamethasone may offer some relief for acute sore throat, a JAMA study finds.Nearly 600 U.K. adults presenting to primary care with acute sore … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?
Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for A Sore Throat?
Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotic Resistance, Sore Throat (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat
In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, a single capsule of the corticosteroid dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24 hours, and although more patients taking the steroid reported feeling completely better after 48 hours, a role for steroids to treat sore throats in primary care is uncertain, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication. Concerns about growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics have led scientists to look for alternative... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Loneliness may make cold symptoms feel worse
Conclusion This study shows that when people are infected with a common cold virus, there seems to be an association between how lonely people say they are and the self-reported severity of their cold symptoms. However, loneliness did not make people more likely to get a cold in the first place. From the findings in this study, it seems that the quality of social relationships and the feeling of loneliness are more important than the quantity of relationships and the social roles people play. A possible ironic consequence of the social networking age is that some people may have lots of "friends", via Facebook, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Source Type: news

10 easy ways to detox heavy metals from your body
(Natural News) Full detox, cleanses, and juicing all help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins. However, certain detox methods are linked to various discomforts such as sore throat, constipation, and body aches. These symptoms may also include nausea, skin rashes, and flu-like conditions. In this article, we will give you tips on how to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocking: Strep throat responsible for Michigan man's quadruple amputation
(Natural News) Most people are familiar with Streptococcal pharyngitis, or Strep throat, causing a sore throat, fever, and swollen tonsils. Though it typically goes away via antibiotics or home remedies, one man in Michigan almost lost his life after Strep traveled to his stomach. Kevin Breen, a 44-year-old from Alto, MI, a suburb in Grand Rapids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold
-- Feeling under the weather? It's important to know whether you the common cold or something more serious. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common-cold symptoms may include: Sore throat. Cough. Sneezing and runny nose. Body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Triad hospitals restrict visitor access because of flu virus
Area hospitals have implemented — or announced plans to implement — temporary visiting restrictions because of an outbreak of the flu virus. At most area hospitals, the restrictions will take effect at 7 a.m. Friday. Those restrictions specify that children 12 or under are not allowed in any hospital facilities. Those 13 and over who are experiencing a runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough are asked not to visit patients being treated at any of the medical facilities. However, those seeking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Huffman Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is best to eat and drink when you have a sore throat?
In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural and home remedies for a sore throat
Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis Venezuelan Girl's Diphtheria Death Highlights Country's Health Crisis
Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place
Additional SEO Keywords hospital flu restrictions SEO Meta Description Duke Health puts flu restrictions in place Overview In the past several weeks there has been a rise in the number of patients visiting Duke hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms due to the flu. It is easily and most often spread as a result of coughs, sneezes or simply talking. Content Blocks Header Safety and wellbeing is our highest priority ContentAt Duke Health, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and staff is our highest priority. That is why we ’ve taken several important steps to help prevent the spread of the flu i...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Venezuelan girl's diphtheria death highlights country's health crisis
PARIAGUAN, Venezuela (Reuters) - Eliannys Vivas, 9, started to get a sore throat on a Friday last month in this languid Venezuelan town where papaya trees shade poor cinder-block homes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Headache or sore throat? RISE in cases of scarlet fever - and THIS area is worst hit
CASES of the contagious bacterial illness scarlet fever have been rising over the last few years - with nearly 300 cases being identified in one week alone in January this year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sore throat and earache: Symptoms could be easily mistaken for THIS rare cancer
A SORE THROAT and earache are just two of the symptoms which could be a warning sign of throat cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How can I avoid getting the flu?
Seasonal influenza (or “flu”) is most often caused by type A or B influenza viruses. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, cough (usually dry), headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and a runny nose. The cough can be severe and can last 2 or more weeks. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

Flu Season Is Going To Be Worse This Year Than Last, The CDC Warns
For SELF, by Korin Miller.Here's what you need to do to protect yourself. Every year, you’re encouraged to get a flu shot before flu season rolls around, and you may or may not actually take that advice. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to know that, yes, you really should get that flu shot, even if you think it’s too late. According to the CDC, there has been a “slow but steady” increase in reported flu cases in November and December, with numbers expected to increase still. The CDC is also tracking people who visit their doctor with flu-like illnesses and found ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy Shows Short-term Benefits for Apnea, Sore Throat Tonsillectomy Shows Short-term Benefits for Apnea, Sore Throat
Studies are needed to assess long-term benefit and characterize which patients will naturally outgrow recurrent throat infections vs those who need surgical intervention, new reviews showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: A Toddler ’s Tale
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 3-year-old girl was brought to the pediatrician with small vesicles widespread including her palms and soles. She had begun to develop painful oral vesicles as well and was refusing to eat. The rash began a few days after flu-like symptoms of a fever, sore throat, cough, and headache. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - January 17, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?
Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should More Kids Have Their Tonsils Out?
Research suggests looser surgical guidelines might be warranted for sore throat, sleep problems Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Tonsils and Adenoids (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Flimsy evidence for pharmacy sore throat test, claims dtb
National service for common self-limiting condition should be based on good evidence Related items fromOnMedica Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden Include pharmacists in general practice team, say patients and carers GP pharmacy scheme set for big boost Rise in children admitted to hospital with throat infections Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment
Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news