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Texas Hospital nation's first to use large-scale 'cocoon strategy' against whooping cough

... more commonly known as whooping cough. Whooping cough is a highly-contagious bacterial infection of the ... While the disease can occur at any age, whooping cough can be particularly serious and even ... infants. Recent statistics show that whooping cough is on the rise again. According to the Centers ...

Infant formula adulteration with melamine underscores need for better detection methods

... worldwide, which is what happened in similar instances where toxic diethylene glycol was substituted for the sweetener glycerin in toothpaste and cough syrup. USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets official standards for the identity, quality, purity, and strength of prescription and ...

Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure

... 65 and older, and is characterized by such symptoms as fatigue and weakness, difficulty walking, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and persistent cough or wheezing. The researchers followed 39,367 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 from 1998 to 2004. The researchers recorded details of the ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... Wood creosote is a resin that comes from creosote bushes or high-temperature treatment of certain other woods, and once was used in laxatives, cough medicine and disinfectants. It is different than the more commonly known coal tar creosote, which is made of petrochemicals and is the world's most ...

Poison: It's what's for dinner

... Wood creosote is a resin that comes from creosote bushes or high-temperature treatment of certain other woods, and once was used in laxatives, cough medicine and disinfectants. It is different than the more commonly known coal tar creosote, which is made of petrochemicals and is the world's most ...

Study: Fluid buildup in lungs is part of the damage done by the flu

... "If you get a bacterial infection and bacteria are all over the lungs and cell surfaces, you release these nucleotides and generate fluid so you can cough up the bacteria and wash them out. The downside is as you build up fluid in the lung, you can't oxygenate as well. "If the bacteria or virus wins, ...

ABC publishes monograph on scientific and clinical research of Sinupret

... children, comes at a time when millions of parents are concerned about recent government advisories about the safety of conventional over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children," he added. The Food and Drug Administration advised parents not to administer cold and flu remedies to young ...

New vaccine developed for preventing 'uncommon cold' virus

... turned out to be something more? Human adenovirus type-3 is known as the "uncommon cold" because the infection's symptomsrunny nose, sore throat, cough and feverare eerily similar to those of the common cold which is caused by the rhinovirus. The difference is that, unlike the common cold, the ...

Masks, hand washing, prevent spread of flu-like symptoms by up to 50 percent

... sanitizer use, or a control group with no intervention. Researchers followed students for incidence of influenza like illness symptoms, defined as cough with at least one other characteristic symptom such as fever, chills or body aches, Monto said. From the third week on, both the mask only and ...

TB bacterium uses its sugar coat to sweeten its chances of living in lungs

... are infected can harbor the bacterium without symptoms for decades, but an estimated one in 10 will develop active disease characterized by a chronic cough and chest pain. An active infection is treated with a combination of antibiotics that patients take for at least six months. At the point of ...

Asthma monitoring on the Web

... to operate spirometer that can be quickly hooked up to an internet connection through built-in web and data encryption software. Simply monitoring cough and wheezing in asthma sufferers does not always provide an accurate assessment of the severity of their symptoms. Breathing tests carried out using ...

Scientists find predisposition to bronchiolitis in some babies

... in infants suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. Although most infants infected with RSV have only mild symptoms such as a cough and wheeze some develop potentially life-threatening bronchiolitis. Babies born prematurely are particularly susceptible to the condition but what ...

Prolonged respiratory problems for oil spill clean-up volunteers

... to experience lower respiratory tract symptoms. Men who participated in clean-up were twice as likely as those who didnt to have experienced chronic cough or phlegm or asthma in the past year; female clean-up workers were 1.7 times more likely than others to chronic phlegm, and 1.6 times as likely to ...

Flu not the only germ threat this time of year

... body aches, and someone with RSV is more likely to have a runny nose, a cough that produces mucus, and wheezing. Flu is more likely to spread as an ... ?someone coughs and the airborne virus lands on another person, or they cough and then touch the faucet or doorknob. RSV, like the common cold, spreads ...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

... lung disorder from which most patients die within 5 years after diagnosis. The disease is characterized by the insidious onset of dyspnea or cough and usually evolves slowly. Now, Selman and coworkers present in an article published in the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday ...

Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine

... today, albeit that the active component is now produced synthetically," said Dr Campbell. "Other ingredients endure and acacia is still used in cough remedies while aloes forms a basis to soothe and heal skin conditions." Fellow researcher Dr Ryan Metcalfe is now developing genetic techniques ...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

... to the development of single-dose vaccines for diseases that currently require booster innoculations to be most effective, such as tetanus, whooping cough and chicken pox. "The slow release mechanism of the polymers means that vaccines that currently require multiple doses might need only need a ...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

... the workers also showed reductions in self-reported health symptoms. In addition, the non-smoking employees demonstrated significant improvements in cough and phlegm production. Moreover, sensory irritant symptoms improved in all subgroups after the ban, although the smoking workers benefited less. ...

Gene therapy for hereditary lung disease advances

... are diagnosed, often not until they are in their mid- to late-30s, after extensive lung damage occurs. Shortness of breath, wheezing, chronic cough and recurring chest colds are signs of the disease. It is important that alpha-1 patients avoid cigarette smoke, said Mark Brantly, M.D., a ...

Gene chip technology shows potential for identifying life-threatening blood infection

... research was published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. "If someone came into the hospital with a cough and had a working diagnosis of pneumonia or someone came in with abdominal pain with a suspicion of infection, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could ...

Avian flu transmission to humans may be higher than thought

... randomly selected people in the district to answer screening questions about exposure to poultry and flu-like illnesses (defined as a combination of cough and fever). The study was performed from April 1 to June 30, 2004. As background information, the authors explain that in Vietnam, an ...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

... disorders such as dry skin and rash; stomach complaints such as lack of appetite, nausea and indigestion; infections; insomnia; difficulty breathing, cough and fatigue. "The beneficial effect of adding ribavirin to interferon is not fully understood," the authors conclude. "Ribavirin might have an ...
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