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Cats to protect children from asthma

...ted by "Th2" cells over reacts causing runny nose, sneezing and wheezing of allergic reactions. Supporters of cleanliness hypothesis reasoned that exposure to cats might be protecting from asthma by strengthening the Th1 system. To prove this Thomas Platts-Mills and his colleagues from the University of Virg...

Prevention is better than cure

...seness, 'dry' cough, tiredness, headache, bouts of sneezing and fever. Children are six times more prone to...icine. Those already suffering should refrain from sneezing in the open lest the virus preys on people in the vicinity. Avoid exposure to coughs and sneezes;...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

...e) relieves// allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and congestion more effectively than the antihistamine loratadine (Claritin). Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that fights allergy symptoms by reducing the inflammation that occurs in the nose when a person is exposed to an allergy trigg...

How to determine allergies?

...t the Mayo Clinic felt that, one should not assume sneezing and watery eyes are always due to allergy. If you ...ymptom of nasal congestion, perhaps accompanied by sneezing and watery eyes. The best solution is to avoid the irritant, once you find out what it is. Over-the-...

The Link Between Hormone Therapy And Urinary Incontinence

...uts pressure on the bladder by coughing, laughing, sneezing or lifting. Urge incontinence is generally attributable to involuntary contracts of the bladder muscle. Mixed UI is identified as involuntary leakage associated with urgency and exertion. Researchers analyzed data of 27,347 postmenapausal women ages ...

Guidelines to tackle bird flu pandemic

...wash their hands, to use tissue while coughing and sneezing and to stay indoors. Hence it is necessary that such a situation arises one should be prepared to face it and have all the extra supplies including canned foods, medical necessities and emergency requirements ready....

WHO: Lives At Risk In Sudan As Diseases Soar, Call for Funding

... contact with an infected person, and acts such as sneezing and coughing. An acute outbreak of diarrhoea (watery diarrhoea) has claimed the lives of nearly 248 lives and infected 9, 400 others, across the 10 different states in southern Sudan, according to a health report by the WHO. In addition, a number o...

Two-In One Approach To Prevent Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery

...ciated with activities such as coughing, laughing, sneezing etc. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that addition of bladder-supporting procedure to the conventional surgery decreases the incidence of stress urinary incontinence. Nearly 200, 000 American women undergo surg...

Animal Facts About Bird Flu Transmission

...d fu viral transmission through activities such as sneezing or coughing is very limited. It can however be transmitted from birds to humans owing to the similarity between the human and bird flu receptors. The first report of bird flu infection in a leopard was first reported in January 2004. Followed by this...

Americans Have The Dirtiest hands!

...had admitted they might not wash their hands after sneezing or coughing; 27% don't wash after touching animals; 10% claimed not soap up before eating or handling food; and 7% said that they don't wash, even after going to the toilet. The study showed that a little more than 3 in 10 stated to be hygienic in al...

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables too can cause allergy!!

...ergy symptoms at this time of year. In addition to sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, and symptoms of OAS, ragweed allergies can take a heavy toll on the allergy sufferer's quality of life," Dr. Suzanne S. Teuber, chair of the AAAAI's Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee, said in a prepared statement. A "cros...

Consumption Of Uncooked Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Can Lead To Oral Allergies

...his time of year.” She also added, “In addition to sneezing and itchy, water eyes, and symptoms of OAS, ragweed allergies can take a heavy toll on the allergy sufferer's quality of life.” It was explained that people who are allergic to ragweed could suffer from symptoms of OAS when they eat bananas, cucumb...

America’s Clean Hands Report Card - Can’t Rise Above ‘C’ Lvel

...seldom or never wash their hands after coughing or sneezing (slightly improved from 43% in 2004). One of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their nose or eyes after touching someone or something contaminated with the cold virus. · 31% don’t always wash before eating lunch (similar to 2004...

Revolutionary Pill Promises Relief for Hay Fever Sufferers

...ergic reactions like a running nose, itching eyes, sneezing etc. is promised next month. The vaccine pill contains small amounts of Timothy grass pollen; main allergens in hay fever, and are to be taken daily, eight weeks before hay fever season. This pill follows the hay fever vaccine injection. This t...

Echinacea: Cold-Season Cure or Risk?

When sneezing and a prickly throat signal an oncoming cold, many people reach for what they believe will be a safe preventative – a tea or capsule containing //echinacea. In the first study to examine the effects of a botanical supplement on bacteria in the gastro...

Dummy Emergency Operation Launched

...l-based hand rubs, cover their nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and remain at home if they have flu-like symptoms until the fever has subsided for 24 hours. Says Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England” When a flu pandemic hits the country the top priority for the government is to pr...

Weather Forecasts Spring Pollen Allergy Severity

...grant, blooming trees and lush green grasses – and sneezing and wheezing for millions of people with pollen allergy.// Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, affects an estimated 40 million Americans and causes symptoms of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and a burning or itchy sensation in t...

West African Meningitis Outbreak Sparks Warning from UN Aid Agencies

...ns. Close and prolonged contact – such as kissing, sneezing and coughing, and sharing eating or drinking utensils – promotes the spread of the disease. Symptoms include a stiff neck, high fever, sensitivity to light, confusion, headaches and vomiting, and a small percentage of survivors can suffer brain damag...

Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain

...y were in. Participants also cited watery eyes and sneezing as having a moderately negative effect on their productivity at work. While hay fever may remain a fact of life for millions of people, Szeinbach points out the importance of a proper diagnosis. The majority of study participants (405) had a tradit...

TB and Measles Scare in Canada Now

...oted. The students have been told to cover up when sneezing and coughing and not share food or drinks. Tam said people who have measles aren't infectious until the end of the incubation period. "We knew they were beginning to approach the end of the incubation period," she said of the students. "Because o...

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