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2012-03-21 13:59:59

IDSA releases first rhinosinusitis guidelines, helps doctors distinguish between bacterial and viral cause The vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated with antibiotics, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Nearly one in seven people are diagnosed with a sinus infection each year. Although sinus infections are the fifth leading reason for antibiotic prescriptions, 90 to 98 percent of cases are...

2012-03-19 18:20:13

Allergy Foundation Releases New "Spring Allergy Capital" Rankings, Knoxville is #1 WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the vernal equinox - otherwise known as the official end of winter and the start of spring. But even if you didn't look at your calendar today, chances are your nose already figured it out. That's because more than 40 million Americans have nasal allergies (also called, allergic rhinitis or "hay fever"). Springtime allergy triggers -...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

An Early and Extended Allergy Season Predicted by Experts BOSTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy season can be a difficult time of year for many children and their parents. With spring in the air, pollen is close behind. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DC70619 ) "As an allergist, spring is my busy season," says Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD, associate clinical director of the Division of Immunology at Children's Hospital Boston. After an...

2012-03-06 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released today a recent poll that found a majority of Missourians -- by a margin of 16 percent -- continue to favor nonprescription access to safe and effective medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), such as Advil Cold & Sinus, Allegra-D, Claritin-D, Mucinex-D, and Sudafed over a prescription mandate. The poll also found that more than three out of four Missourians (78%) said they agreed...

2012-03-05 10:39:06

Researchers have discovered critical new details about the structure of a virus that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, pointing toward designs for antiviral drugs to treat the disease. The virus, called enterovirus 71, causes hand, foot and mouth disease, and is common throughout the world. Although that disease usually is not fatal, the virus has been reported to cause encephalitis, a potentially fatal illness found primarily in the Asia-Pacific region....

2012-03-01 08:53:00

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When your spouse is sick, do you quarantine the bedroom and avoid contact? If yes, you're not alone - 43% of American moms say that they avoid hugging and kissing altogether and 10% report that they sleep on the couch when a spouse is sick. These findings come from a new survey, underwritten by the makers of Vicks® branded Humidifiers, which asked moms how they treat - and beat - a cold. The survey also indicates that when it comes to...

2012-02-29 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheraBiogen, Inc. (OTC BB: TRAB), a manufacturer and distributor of homeopathic nasal sprays for aiding in the relief of allergies, cold and flu symptoms and migraine headaches, announced today the benefits its Thera Max® Cold and Flu brand is receiving through the ongoing Social Media campaign. The Company is taking its new homeopathic product, Thera Max® Cold and Flu into the social media arena in a very aggressive fashion. The campaign...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

Supplements like H-Control by Organic Health Labs and others are incorporating ancient herbs, immune stimulating mushrooms and EpiCor for common colds. This year seems the worst on record in many part of the US, so changing our approach is critical to good health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 Supplements like H-Control by Organic Health Labs and others are incorporating ancient herbs, immune stimulating mushrooms and EpiCor for common colds. This year seems the worst on record in...

2012-02-17 13:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today released the following statement regarding a new economic impact study that analyzed the potential economic consequences a prescription requirement for safe and effective cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) would have on the state of Oklahoma. The study was conducted by the Economic Impact Group, LLC, and funded by a grant provided by the CHPA. Some of the study's most...

2012-02-13 08:09:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheraBiogen, Inc. (OTC BB: TRAB), a manufacturer and distributor of homeopathic nasal sprays for aiding in the relief of allergies, cold and flu symptoms and migraine headaches, announced today that the Company's Direct Response Television (DRTV) commercials will begin airing on national television on Monday, February 13, 2012. The direct response marketing initiative will begin airing a 2 minute infomercial on cable television channels, including...


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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