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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a new report. "Our parks remain under threat from air pollution, harming visitors' health, reducing visibility, and driving the impacts of climate change," said Ulla Reeves, manager of the association's Clean Air Campaign. Researchers examined 48 national parks with the greatest Clean Air Act protections. They discovered that 75 percent of them sometimes have "moderate" or worse ozone pollution, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index. These levels are dangerous for sensitive groups, such as children with asthma. Four parks – Joshua Tree, Sequoia, ... Read more

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Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Posted 27 Mar 2015 by

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 – Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says. "Babies can't blow their nose, so caregivers can feel helpless in offering relief," said Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. "Breathing is essential to baby's health and stuffy noses can indicate something more serious," he said in a university news release. One way to treat a stuffy nose is to place a cool air humidifier in the baby's room. "Humidifiers add moisture to the air to make breathing easier. Make sure you properly clean the humidifier regularly so you are not blowing mold or mildew into the air, which can further cause illness. You may need to open the door so the room does not get too steamy," Hotaling said. Another suggestion is to use a saline solution in a bulb syringe. "Most babies ... Read more

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Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

Posted 19 Nov 2014 by

-- While the common cold is rarely serious, the American Academy of Pediatrics says young children may have as many as eight to 10 colds in their first two years. The group offers these tips to help ease baby's nasal congestion from a cold: Use a saline nasal spray or drops. Run a cool-mist humidifier in baby's room. Don't use a steam or hot-water humidifier, which could lead to burns. Make sure any humidifier is placed out of baby's reach. Read more

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Health Tip: When Taking a Decongestant

Posted 4 Jul 2013 by

-- A decongestant can help you feel better when you're stuffed up, but you should always follow the package instructions carefully. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice before you take a decongestant: Learn the ingredients, as many are decongestants are combined with pain relievers and/or antihistamines. Find out how the decongestant may interact with your other medications. Avoid taking combination medications that treat multiple symptoms. Don't take multiple medications simultaneously, as they may contain at least some of the same ingredients, which could lead to an overdose. Read more

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Swallowing Nasal Sprays, Eye Drops Can Harm Kids, FDA Warns

Posted 26 Oct 2012 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 26 – Over-the-counter eye drops or nasal decongestant sprays can pose a serious health threat to children who swallow them and should be kept out of the reach of kids at all times, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. These products – sold under brand names such as Visine, Dristan and Mucinex, as well as generic and store brands – contain active ingredients called imidazoline derivatives. "Children who swallow even miniscule amounts of these products can have serious adverse effects," FDA pharmacist Yelena Maslov said in an agency news release. Between 1985 and 2012, there were 96 reported cases in which children aged 1 month to 5 years accidentally swallowed products containing imidazoline derivatives in the United States. Although there were no reported deaths, 53 of the children had to be hospitalized due to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, fast ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Over-The-Counter Eye Drops and Nasal Sprays: Drug Safety Communication - Serious Adverse Events From Accidental Ingestion by Children

Posted 25 Oct 2012 by

ISSUE: FDA is warning healthcare professionals and the public that accidental ingestion by children of over-the-counter eye drops used to relieve redness and nasal decongestant sprays can result in serious and life-threatening adverse events. The eye drops and nasal sprays that have been involved in the cases of accidental ingestion contain the active ingredients tetrahydrozoline, oxymetazoline, or naphazoline. The cases of accidental ingestion reviewed by FDA occurred in children 5 years of age and younger. No deaths were reported; however, serious events requiring hospitalization such as nausea, vomiting, lethargy, tachycardia, decreased respiration, bradycardia, hypotension, hypertension, sedation, somnolence, mydriasis, stupor, hypothermia, drooling, and coma have occurred. Ingestion of only a small amount (1-2 mL; for reference, there are 5 mL in a teaspoon) of the eye drops or ... Read more

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Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Congestion

Posted 22 Sep 2011 by

-- Nasal congestion, commonly called a stuffy nose, can affect breathing, hearing and sleep. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests ways to ease nasal congestion in adults: Take a decongestant or antihistamine to help alleviate stuffiness. Run a humidifier or vaporizer to make the air more humid. Use a saline nasal spray. Drink more fluids, such as chicken soup, broth or hot tea. Keep your head elevated when you sleep. Use a nasal strip that helps ease breathing by opening the nostrils. Read more

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Chronic Nasal Congestion May Be Linked to Severe Asthma

Posted 30 Dec 2010 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 30 – A new Swedish study shows that severe asthma seems to be more common than previously believed. It also reports that those afflicted by it have a higher prevalence of blocked or runny noses, a possible sign that physicians should pay more attention to nasal congestion and similar issues. In the study, researchers surveyed 30,000 people from the west of Sweden and asked about their health, including whether they had physician-diagnosed asthma, took asthma medication, and if so, what kind of symptoms they experienced. "This is the first time that the prevalence of severe asthma has been estimated in a population study, documenting that approximately 2 percent of the population in the West Sweden is showing signs of severe asthma," study co-author Jan Lotvall, professor at Sahlgrenska Academy's Krefting Research Center, said in a news release from the University of ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Major Twice-A-Day 12 Hour Nasal Spray

Posted 26 Mar 2004 by

Propharma, Inc., Miami, Florida issued a recall of Major Twice-A-Day 12 Hour Nasal Spray (Lot #K4496, Exp 10/06) because the lot was contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria. This product is a nasal decongestant containing the active ingredient oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05%. The entire lot was distributed nationwide to wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals and retailers. Use of this contaminated product could cause serious or potentially life-threatening infections in patients with compromised immune systems, particularly individuals with cystic fibrosis. The lot number and expiration date are found on the bottom of the carton and the back of the bottle label.[UPDATE March 26, 2004 Press Release - Propharma][March 18, 2004 Press Release - Propharma] Read more

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