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Cough Syrup Ingredient Linked to Stroke

...a common ingredient found in many non-prescription cough and cold medications. Use of PPA-containing cough and cold remedies increased the risk of stroke by 23 percent. Dr.Ralph I. Horwitz, from Yale Univers...

Iron supplementation for a common side effect

...ct- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood p...ter four weeks, eight of those on iron found their cough significantly improved, and for three it had virtually disappeared. There was no such improvement in...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...d heart failure.But however this drug produces dry cough as its most frequent side effect.// In most cases...luded 19 subjects who had developed persistent dry cough while receiving ACE inhibitors for various heart conditions, found that the cough severity decreased...

Sequencing of the Plague

...cteria invade the lungs of such patients, and they cough them out, nearby people may catch "pneumonic" plague. This is always fatal without treatment. Pneumonic plague is the form feared as a latent biological weapon, as it can be released as an aerosol and can spread directly among humans, without the in...

Activated charcoal for poisoning treatment

...broad range of household items //including certain cough medicines, painkillers and disinfectant cleaners. Home use of activated charcoal has been limited because many parents don't know about it or are uncertain how to administer it. Study found that parents could successfully use activated charcoal at ho...

Toxin connected to 'Flesh-eating' Pneumonia in Kids

...g patients were more likely to have high fever and cough up blood, the investigators found. Most cases started with a flu-like illness that rapidly progressed to severe pneumonia, with death of white blood cells and tissue destruction in the lungs and throat. Since these cases, the authors note, 13 more h...

FDA debates status of decongestant drugs

... compound is in hundreds of over-the-counter cold, cough and allergy medicines and appetite suppressants. And while products containing such ingredients are required to list such warnings on their labels, the warnings often go unnoticed or ignored by many who assume over-the-counter drugs are safe for on...

Hypertensive drugs may cause cough

...ct- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood p...ter four weeks, eight of those on iron found their cough significantly improved, and for three it had virtually disappeared. There was no such improvement in...

Treatment of antibiotics ineffectual in bronchitis

...ithromycin or low-dose vitamin C. All patients got cough syrup (liquid dextromorphan) and an albuterol inhaler. There was no difference in quality-of-life scores between the two groups. Nine out of ten patients had returned to normal activities after a week, and 85 per cent found the albuterol inhaler help...

Iron supplementation quite necessary

...ct- cough. Iron supplementation cures the annoying cough that often plagues people on a widely-used blood p...ter four weeks, eight of those on iron found their cough significantly improved, and for three it had virtually disappeared. There was no such improvement in...

Sensitive cough suffered by females

...gh.// They had them inhale substances that cause a cough through a mouthpiece for one second. Then they cou...s independent of cigarette smoking and the kind of cough being treated at the clinic. The study suggests that women have a more sensitive cough reflex than m...

Occupational exposurer aises respiratory symptoms

...d asthma. In particular, exposure to quartz causes cough symptoms and asbestos exposure is linked with high risk of severe breathlessness and asthma. Slightly over 30 per cent of the participants were exposed to dust and fumes in the workplace; between six and 19 per cent of all respiratory symptoms and 14...

How to arrest cough

... harmless, while others merit medical attention. A cough is a very common, and irritating, symptom. Most of...t the Mayo Clinic point out the situations where a cough needs prompt medical attention. First, if you have a history of lung disease, including cancer, or a...

New FDA regulations puts some cough syrups off market

... well, has landed dozens of brands of prescription cough syrup in trouble. Until now FDA stressed that the expectorant, extended-release guaifenesin, is not dangerous. However, the recent crackdown lead to the FDA formally approving sale of Adams// Laboratories' Mucinex, making competing companies' unappro...

Second SARS suspect fuels worry in India

...alia via Singapore. He had symptoms of high fever, cough and cold similar to those of the deadly SARS virus.// Airport authorities in Delhi said they planned to segregate flights coming in from east and southeast Asia, where most SARS cases have been reported, to ensure passengers on those flights do not ...

Asthma is not just a childhood condition

...mon symptom, 42% did not realise that a persistent cough that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. There seems to be a commonly held misconception that asthma only affects children. The condition not only affect...

Asthma not just a childhood condition

...mon symptom, 42% did not realise that a persistent cough that is worse at night or in the early morning, or shortness of breath are also common symptoms that indicate poorly controlled asthma. It is vital people recognise the symptoms early in order to get appropriate treatment. If the condition goes untre...

Snoring May Be Sign of Asthma in Kids

...be much more likely to have asthma and a nighttime cough than children who do not snore, says a new study from Australia.// Doctors often use night cough as a guide for diagnosing asthma in children, but the findings, which appear in the August issue of ...

Women Worse Affected By Chronic Cough

Latest research shows chronic cough affects women more severely than men and greatly i...n and 56 men seeking medical attention for chronic cough and a control group of 31 men and women smokers who were observed to be coughing but did not complai...

A Vaccine For Non – Hodgkin’s Lymphom

...to various diseases such as flu, measles, whooping cough and other illnesses. Now, scientists are testing vaccines to keep cancer from coming back. // Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph system that almost always comes back, even after chemotherapy and eventually most of these patients ultima...

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