Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Heart Strep Throat Rheumatic Fever rheumatic heart disease heart valves heart surgery Team Heart Cecilia Patton-Bolman Dr. R. Morton Bolman III Dr. Joseph Mucumbitsi Rwanda Kigali (Rwanda) Source Type: news

Spanish flu: the killer that still stalks us, 100 years on
The pandemic wiped out up to 100 million lives, but scientists still struggle to explain what caused it. The answers could ensure that it never strikes againOne hundred years ago this month, just as the first world war was drawing to a fitful close,an influenza virus unlike any before or since swept across the British Isles, felling soldiers and civilians alike. One of the first casualties was the British prime minister and war leader, David Lloyd George.On 11 September 1918, Lloyd George, riding high on news of recent Allied successes, arrived in Manchester to be presented with the keys to the city. Female munitions worke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Flu pandemic First world war Health Epidemics Death and dying Society World news UK news Science Medical research Immunology Source Type: news

Passengers on 4 Southwest Flights May Have Been Exposed to Measles
A Texas resident sick with measles may have exposed passengers on four Southwest Airlines flights to the highly contagious virus, officials said. The individual took flights connecting through Houston’s Hobby Airport on Aug. 21 and 22, the Houston Health Department announced Thursday. The passenger was diagnosed with measles after traveling, a Southwest representative told TIME, but health department said the person was contagious at the time of the flights. Southwest is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to notify passengers on four flights of the possible exposure, the airline said. T...
Source: TIME: Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Texas Source Type: news

New One-Dose Flu Drug Shows Promise
The study also found it as effective as the current standard drug, oseltamivir (Tamiflu), at controlling symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, headache, fever, muscle and joint pain, and fatigue. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Ten people have been taken to the hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were take...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

11 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK
Eleven people were treated at a local hospital after a plane carrying sick passengers landed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday. Around 100 people on Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai complained of illness, with symptoms including cough and fever, before being officially evaluated, Benjamin Haynes, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Infectious Disease Media Team, told TIME. Emirates, however, said that only about 10 of the roughly 500 passengers on the flight “were taken ill.” Statement: Emirates can confirm that about 10 passengers on #EK203 from Dubai to New York were ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized New York onetime Source Type: news

How to get rid of a head cold fast: Five simple remedies to alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold: Five simple remedies to get fast relief and alleviate symptoms
HOW TO get rid of a cold: Whether it ’s a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, cough or headache, the symptoms of the common cold can be difficult to handle. The good news is the common cold can be treated at home and there are five remedies recommended for fast relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why you should take an apple cider vinegar bath and how you do it
(Natural News) Keeping a bottle of apple cider vinegar around your home ensures that you’ve got a handy solution for all kinds of problems. From a cure for sore throat to an all-purpose surface cleaner, apple cider vinegar has a variety of uses. It’s so useful and powerful a substance that some people have taken... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The scientific evidence behind some well-known home remedies
(Natural News) From honey for a sore throat to ginger candy for nausea, there are common home remedies everyone turns to in a pinch. And though most will undoubtedly attest to their efficacy, the big question is whether they really work. Scientific evidence says some do while some don’t, and you may be surprised to find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The FDA Approved a Topical Treatment for Excessive Underarm Sweating
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a topical wipe that can help curtail excessive underarm sweating, the company behind the product announced Friday. Qbrexza is a cloth that can be applied to the skin daily to reduce perspiration by blocking sweat gland activation, according to an announcement from manufacturer Dermira. The product offers a subtle solution to the millions of people who suffer from primary focal axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, which is currently often treated with Botox and other more invasive options. In two clinical trials, Qbrexza was shown to reduce patients’ swe...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

NICE Bites; Respiratory Tract Infections (acute) antimicrobial prescribing
This monthly prescribing bulletin summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. The latest topics are acute sore throat and otitis media. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Throat cancer symptoms: Are you at risk? Six signs to watch for - including a sore throat
THROAT cancer symptoms can be mistaken for less serious health conditions, for example a cough or sore throat, but it ’s always important to get these checked out so you can receive the appropriate treatment straight away. There are six signs you should be wary of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of a cold quickly: Try these six remedies
EVERYONE gets struck down by a cold now and then. But when you ’re feeling at your worst, with a runny nose, sore throat and persistent cough, there are steps you can take to feel better, fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer warning: Why you should never ignore a sore throat
A SORE throat that won ’t seem to budge could by a sign of thyroid cancer. If the pain doesn’t go away after three weeks, the NHS advises seeing your GP. The cancer has a high survival rate, but is common in people in their 30s. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils for a sore throat: Lemon, peppermint, and more
Essential oils are a popular home remedy for many ailments, but can they soothe a sore throat? In this article, we look at the evidence behind using essential oils, such as lemon, lavender, peppermint, echinacea, and ginger, for a sore throat. Learn how to use them safely and if there are any adverse side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes mucus in the chest?
We describe simple, natural home remedies that can help to relieve mucus and inflammation in the chest. Here, learn when to see a doctor and how to use steam and homemade vapor rubs effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Why So Red All Over?
(MedPage Today) -- An 8-year-old was seen by her pediatrician because of a sore throat and fever that hadn't improved after several days. In addition, a petechial rash had started to appear, spreading from her head and neck down her torso. She complained of nausea and appeared ill. Her mother also pointed out that her tongue was unusually red. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - April 13, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Should You Diagnose Yourself Online? Here ’s What Doctors Think
Online symptom checkers are the digital version of the DIY doctor. Plug in what’s ailing you — headache, stomach pains, weird skin rash — and you get a list of what’s (likely) causing the problem. The key word is ‘likely.’ Depending on which version you use, that list could be spot on, or it could lead you astray — luring you into a false sense of reassurance that nothing is wrong, or sending you into a spiral of anxiety about a serious, and possibly even fatal, condition. None of that is new for web-based data searches. But because health information could literally mean the diffe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Isle of Wight mother releases horrific photos of her 18-year-old son
Ben Taylor, 18, from the Isle of Wight, was fighting for his life just days after he complained of a sore throat - but he actually contracted bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-six releases horrific photos of her 18-year-old son
Ben Taylor, 18, from the Isle of Wight, was fighting for his life just days after he complained of a sore throat - but he actually contracted bacterial meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Flu: Could taking this medicine while driving put you at risk of a prison sentence?
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold and flu medication could land you with DRIVING fine - even if it's over-the-counter
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu symptoms? This is why you could be at risk of a driving fine or prison sentence
FLU symptoms can include a sore throat, headache, cough and fever. But, did you know that taking an over-the-counter medicine could put you at risk of a driving fine and a prison sentence? This is how to avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough remedies - this 4p a mug tea could CURE your sore throat
COUGH medicine could help to treat your cold or flu symptom. But, drinking this cheap tea everyday could help to get rid of your cough or sore throat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What is infectious mononucleosis? Headache and sore throat could be symptoms of illness
HEADACHE, sore throat, and swollen tonsils are all symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono. But what is it, what are the symptoms, and is the illness cause for concern? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Australian Tourist Carried Measles All Over New York City
An Australian tourist visiting New York City may have exposed people in Manhattan and Brooklyn to the measles virus, officials said. The New York State Department of Health announced last week that a tourist who visited the two boroughs, plus multiple locations outside the city, between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21 has been confirmed to have the measles. Visitors to the following locations may have been exposed to the virus, according to the Department of Health: La Quinta Inn, 31 W. 71st Street, New York, NY, between Feb. 16 and the morning of Feb. 19 Oasis Bible Tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing
This new NICE Guidance was published in January 2018. It sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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