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Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 – British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. "The common cold is an inconvenience for most of us, but can cause serious complications in people with conditions like asthma and COPD [chronic obstructive ...

Health Tip: Understanding Tonsillitis

Posted 20 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If your child has had repeated bouts of tonsillitis (inflamed tonsils), he or she probably is a candidate for a tonsillectomy (tonsil removal surgery), the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils – infection-clearing organs at the back of the throat – swell as a result of a viral or bacterial infection. This can lead to trouble swallowing or even trouble ...

Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Scarlet Fever

Posted 5 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by "group a" streptococcus. There is no vaccine, and the disease is typically treated with a round of antibiotics. Possible symptoms to watch for are a red rash, fever, sore throat, redness in the underarms and groin, a whiteish tongue, swollen glands and body aches. Untreated, scarlet fever can trigger rheumatic fever, ...

How to Fight the Flu This Season

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus. In what is being described as the worst flu season in years, 49 states are now experiencing widespread activity. So far, only Hawaii and Washington, D.C., have been spared rapidly rising rates of ...

Flu May Be Spread By Just Breathing

Posted 19 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 – In the midst of an especially tough flu season, here's more bad news: Researchers say it may be possible to spread the virus simply by breathing. Until now, it was thought that people picked up a flu virus when they touched contaminated surfaces or inhaled droplets in the air ejected by an infected person's coughs or sneezes. But the new study finds coughs and sneezes may ...

Is It a Cold or Flu? Here's How to Tell

Posted 12 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 – With a severe flu season now widespread across 46 states, do symptoms you or a loved one have point to the dreaded illness? Amid the sniffles, coughing and fever, "it's sometimes difficult to determine whether you have the common cold or the flu," said Dr. Boris Khodorkovsky. He's associate chair of emergency medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York City. ...

Exercise Safely When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – If you're exercising outdoors this winter, take special precautions, a sports medicine expert advises. With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions – including the forecast and wind chill – before starting out. Then, adjust your clothes accordingly, suggested Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor of orthopedic ...

Human Cold Virus Killed Chimpanzees

Posted 29 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 – Five healthy chimpanzees in Uganda that died following a mysterious respiratory disease outbreak in 2013 were actually killed by a common human cold virus, scientists now say. The deaths in the small chimpanzee community followed an "explosive outbreak of severe coughing and sneezing," according to study author Dr. Tony Goldberg, a professor with the University of ...

Reduce Stress and Eat Healthy to Fight Infection

Posted 22 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 – A hectic holiday pace not only tires you out, it makes it easier to pick up an infection. Reducing stress, getting enough sleep and healthy eating are among the things you can do to stay healthy if you're traveling over the holidays, one expert suggests. Stress levels can rise at this time of year, so it's important to acknowledge and manage your anxiety, said Dr. James ...

Neither Sugarless Gum nor Probiotics Good For Sore Throat

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 – Down go another two worthless home remedies for strep throat. Neither sugarless gum nor probiotics help to treat the symptoms or speed up recovery from a sore throat caused by bacterial infection, a new clinical trial reports. Doctors had thought that gum sweetened by xylitol, a sugar substitute, might coat the throat and prevent the spread of strep bugs, said lead ...

From Horses to Humans: Uncovering a Clue to Sore Throats

Posted 28 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – The fight against germs that cause millions of sore throats each year may have gotten a boost from horses. Working in partnership, scientists from the Animal Health Trust, a veterinary and scientific research charity in the United Kingdom, and those from the Houston Methodist Research Institute in Texas identified new genes that help explain how the bacteria survive in ...

When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member

Posted 21 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 – When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too. When taking care of a sick child, handwashing is more important than ever. All healthy family members should wash frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Do this after every contact with the sick ...

Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 – Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. Researchers examined data from nearly 155,000 children in Europe. They were followed from birth through ages 4 to 15 years. Those who had an upper respiratory infection – such as a cold, sinusitis, laryngitis and ...

Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 – The presence of a particular germ in kids' throats may also mean they have the same infection in their bones or joints, researchers report. The new findings could lead to improved treatments for the potentially devastating and deadly infections, the researchers said. Scientists previously believed that most bone and joint infections in children were caused by several ...

Rush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than Thought

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 – Ever wonder what you're inhaling as you idle in rush-hour traffic? New research finds air pollution levels in cars are much higher than previously believed. "We found that people are likely getting a double whammy of exposure in terms of health during rush-hour commutes," said Michael Bergin, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University, in ...

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