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2013-10-07 12:46:33

New concerns and warnings regarding over-the-counter cough and cold medications in kids coupled with overdoses and even death are confusing some parents over the best – and safest way – to manage their child’s cold. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now recommends against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children younger than 6,” said Dr. Julieana Nichols, assistant professor of pediatrics – academic general medicine at Baylor College of Medicine...

2013-08-01 15:48:02

Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections could be significantly lowered using internet-based training for clinicians, new research has shown. In a study, led by the University of Southampton and published in The Lancet today (Wednesday 31 July), an internet-based training program has shown to reduce antibiotics prescribing rates by as much as 62 per cent. Paul Little, Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton, comments: "The high...

MERS Coronavirus Scare Prompts Saudi Arabia To Block Pilgrimage
2013-07-14 07:34:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As millions of Muslims from all over the globe prepare to visit Mecca this October as part of the Hajj, Saudi Arabian health officials have said they'll deny visas to those elderly pilgrims or those with existing chronic conditions to protect them against the MERS-Coronavirus. Additionally, these health officials have asked those who do attend to don masks to prevent the potential spread of this virus. The Middle East respiratory...

2013-06-26 20:48:18

Scientists are reporting progress in the search for the first broad-spectrum drugs to combat human rhinoviruses (HRVs), which cause humanity's most common infectious diseases. Their study on these potential drugs for infections that include the common cold appears in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Angus MacLeod and colleagues note that although many HRV infections cause mild disease, they can lead to dangerous complications for millions of people with asthma and chronic...

2013-06-26 13:22:11

In the light of Novel Corona Virus, concerns over H7N9 Influenza in S.E. Asia, and more familiar infections such as measles and seasonal influenza, it is as important as ever to be able to predict and understand how infections transmit through the UK population. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University of Liverpool have mapped the daily contact networks of thousands of individuals to shed light on which groups may be at highest risk of contracting and spreading respiratory...

Over 40 Percent Of Parents Misuse Cough Medicine On Children
2013-04-23 09:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Over 40 percent of parents improperly use over-the-counter cough and cold medicine to treat children under the age of four, according to the most recent University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. According to the researchers, children can get up to 10 colds each year. But when their mothers and fathers given them medicine to treat the ailment, they often disregard label warnings and give...

2013-02-20 10:36:10

Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres, according to results of preliminary research published in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Telomeres shorten with each cell division and function as protective caps to prevent erosion of genomic DNA during cell division....


Latest Common cold Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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2011-01-11 14:10:55

Human rhinoviruses are the most common viral ineffective agents in humans and are the cause of the common cold. The infection proliferates between 33-35 °C causing most reproduction to occur in the nose. It is a species in the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family of viruses. There are 99 recognized types of Human Rhinoviruses that are differentiated by their surface proteins. They are amongst the smallest viruses and lytic in nature. They travel via aerosols of respiratory...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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