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Honey Suppresses Coughs In Children, Helps Them Sleep Better
2012-08-06 10:59:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Honey has long been believed to have numerous important health benefits; past studies have suggested the beeswax product helps in the healing of burns, aids in digestion and weight loss, and is even a good source of energy. And now, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that honey may have another important health benefit: the treatment of nighttime coughing in toddlers. Based on their study, lead author Herman...

Sneezing “Reboots” Airway’s Defense
2012-08-01 12:42:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sneezing can happen at any time -- a whiff of dust might cause someone to sneeze; a cold and mucus-filled nose might cause another to sneeze. Researchers, curious about the cause and effect of sneezing, recently decided to peer further into the expulsive issue. With the use of Microsoft Windows´ blue screen, scientists have discovered that sneezing is the body´s way of rebooting; as a result, patients who have...

2012-07-17 12:08:15

Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D, the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia´s fastest supercomputer, paving the way for new drug development. Rhinovirus infection is linked to about 70 per cent of all asthma exacerbations with more than 50 per cent of these patients requiring hospitalization. Furthermore, over 35 per cent of patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are hospitalized each...

Natural Remedy For The Common Cold? Become A Parent
2012-07-06 05:28:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The perks of being a parent can be unclear at times. One perk could possibly be the body´s defenses against developing the common cold. According to a study from Carnegie Melon University, researchers recently discovered that parents could have a lower risk of catching a cold than their counterparts who do not have children. The study was conducted by lead author Rodlescia S. Sneed and Sheldon Cohen of Pittsburgh´s...

Dogs: Saving Your Family From The Dangers Of Asthma
2012-06-21 05:59:14

A new study released this week is sure to cause cat owners everywhere to bristle with envy. As it turns out, Man´s Best Friend may be able to do more than fetch and protect your family from intruders. Having a dog in the house could also protect your family against respiratory infection linked to asthma, as well as lessen your chances of catching the common cold. It´s not so much the dogs themselves which protect against these microbial attacks, simply their presence in the...

2012-06-20 10:09:57

The common cold virus may be more common than previously thought in university students not reporting any symptoms. Rhinovirus, the virus responsible for the common cold was found at some point during an 8-week study period in an estimated 60% of university students that were asymptomatic. Researchers from Canada report their findings at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. “A high occurrence of asymptomatic infections indicates that university students...

2012-05-10 05:26:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --Move over cough syrup and cough drops, there´s another remedy that could cut down cold symptoms for adults. Canadian researchers say oral zinc treatments could not only lessen common cold symptoms, but shorten the duration. Canadian researchers looked at 17 randomized controlled trials with more than 2,000 participants who were between 1 and 65 years old. The double-blinded trials included placebos as well as oral zinc. The authors found that, compared with...

Study Examines Zinc’s Role In Soothing The Common Cold
2012-05-08 05:06:20

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The symptoms of the common cold can run the gamut. There´s the runny, stuffy nose and itchy, sore throat with a cough. Then there´s the feeling of fatigue and slight body aches. To top it off, having a cold can give you the sensation of watery eyes and a mild headache. A new study by Canadian researchers targets common cold symptoms and has found that oral zinc treatments could possibly decrease the length of symptoms of the common cold in adults;...


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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