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TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

...ease spreads through air as droplets when a person coughs or sneezes and the sputum carries the bacteria, which spread the disease. Nearly 2 billion people are currently infected with the TB germ and this figure is one-third the world population!!!!! Africa is the worst hit continent. Nearly 25 million pe...

Prevention is better than cure

...a the tear duct.// People can catch cold from the coughs and sneezes of victims or from virus contaminated ...ys on people in the vicinity. Avoid exposure to coughs and sneezes; avoid touching eyes and nose; wash hands after using the toilet and after touching obje...

Why running noses are a good thing

...lue to help sort out whether people with aches and coughs have the ominous first signs of inhaled anthrax or ordinary colds and flu: Anthrax victims don't have runny noses. In general, the first symptoms of inhaled anthrax are the same as the flu and other wintertime viruses -- fever, ache, cough, no energy...

Sensitive cough suffered by females

...ce for one second. Then they counted the number of coughs produced by the participants over the next ten seconds. The substances used were capsaicin, the hot substance in red peppers, and citric acid. The women needed far less of each 'cough challenge' - as the substances were called - to induce coughing....

How to arrest cough

Some coughs are harmless, while others merit medical attention. A cough is a very common, and irritating, symptom. Most often it's part and parcel of a cold or flu and, aside from resting and trying not to spread the infection, there's little you can do.// Other...

SARS research confirms link to animals

...on-to-person contact and by inhaling droplets from coughs and sneezes of people who are infected. Severe cases can be deadly, particularly for the elderly and very young. Researchers early on suspected that the virus was spread to humans from wild animals captured and sold for food. Chinese officials for a...

Chronic cough can lead to depression

People who have been suffering from chronic coughs for months or even// years have a high possibility... public gatherings. People who suffer from chronic coughs often feel miserable and socially isolated, leading to depressive feelings. Chronic coughing may be...

Metapneumovirus - a common cause of adults' colds, kids' illness

...ersity tested children up to age 12 being seen for coughs and fever and found that 8 percent had metapneumovirus. In these youngsters, flu was the most common cause of illness. Whether the metapneumovirus plays some role in SARS is also a matter of debate. The primary cause of SARS is a newly discovered co...

Cough Syrups No More Effective Than Sugar Water

...ave been put across for the effective treatment of coughs by the American College of Chest Physicians. According to the new guideline, published in the journal Chest, it is recommended that the general public resort to the conventional, cost-effective anti-histamines for treatment of cough associated with i...

Lung Cancer Goes Undetected In The Early Stages

... the lungs or an analysis of the mucus the patient coughs up are ways of determining whether the patient has lung cancer, said Michael Barczok of the German Federal Association of Pneumologists in Heideheim. People at greatest risk of lung cancer are current and former smokers, as well as people whose relat...

Masking A Flu? – Wearing Masks, Only Way to Contain It’s Spred

...ed how the flu spreads through water droplets from coughs and sneezes, which have the potential to traverse a meters distance. Masks actually stop this movement in its tracks, trapping them inside, so it is specially recommended for people already down with flu and are visiting other crowded places. "Weari...

Job Stress, causes build up of ‘Sick building Syndrome

... pressures and about other health symptoms such as coughs and fatigue. The discussion revealed that dry air and hot offices did contribute to such symptoms but the symptoms shot up with acute stress. The London researchers now debate that these symptoms may have come up more, due to work related stress, r...

Secret behind Human To Human Transmission of Bird Flu Revealed

...g cells// in the nose and windpipe. When a person coughs or sneezes it is not brought out into the air. But scientist says that this might change as and when the virus mutates. Experts say the new research does not give any guarantee about the virus and it can change genetically and unleash a worldwide ...

Measles Resurges Due To Drop In Immunization With MMR

... and Germany had 121. Complications include severe coughs and breathing difficulties, ear and eye infections and pneumonia. Rarely, there can be serious complications affecting the brain and nervous system. The Health Protection Agency urges the parents to have their children vaccinated with MMR. ...

Many Nonprescription Cough Medicines Proves Ineffective

...ic bronchitis symptoms, but aren’t as effective on coughs caused by colds. Decongestants work by constricting blood vessels, which shrinks swollen membranes and allows more air to pass through nasal passages. Decongestants can be effective in the short run, but they can cause side effects, and you can bec...

Cough costs UK a whopping £979m!

...iety (BTS), this figure does not include “chronic” coughs caused by asthma, drugs or environment factors. The BTS said that over-the-counter medicines seldom help and more research needed to be done for better treatments. They defined an acute cough as the one that lasts less than 3 weeks. <BR...

Breathing Exercises help cardiac patients to breeze through surgery

...individuals, and those with a history of recurrent coughs and respiratory illness, during the period between 2002 and 2005. Randomly selected patients were assigned pre-surgical breathing exercises and rest were given routine pre-operative care.Only 18% of the patients who underwent pre surgical exercises...

Indians Among Worst Affected By TB In Britain

...t usually spreads when somebody with the infection coughs or sneezes. It affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body. The symptoms include fever and night sweats, a persistent cough, losing weight and coughing or spitting blood. Source-IANS...

Specialists Mystified by Coughing Cases

...zen hospital employees of the same ward, developed coughs and other symptoms suggesting that they, too, were stricken with the same disease. The disease is said to be developing far more severe manifestations; most notably spasmodic coughing that can last for months and be ferocious enough to shatter rib...

CA-MRSA, a Tough Bug to Trap

...ands using alcohol gels, covering the mouth during coughs have been recommended. Bath after a game has been advised to athletes and players which include maintenance and cleaning of the bathrooms regularly. Pets could be a storehouse of infections- so veterinarians and owners should keep this in mind while...

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