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2014-07-02 12:28:31

MUMBAI, India, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ~All the expectorant pet bottles used in creating this smiley are to be donated to 32 Government Hospitals across the country to provide relief to less-privileged patients during monsoons~ ~Nationwide study conducted by Glenmark in Government Hospitals revealed increasing numbers of patients suffering from cough, cold, influenza and other related illnesses during monsoon~ On July 1st - Doctor's Day - a large smiley...

2014-06-25 10:12:46

BMJ-British Medical Journal Research: Whooping cough in school age children presenting with persistent cough in UK primary care after introduction of the preschool pertussis booster vaccination: prospective cohort study Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Before the preschool pertussis booster vaccination had been...

California Public Health Dept Responds To Whooping Cough Outbreak
2014-06-16 13:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease. “Preventing severe disease and death in infants is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. “We urge all pregnant women to get...

2014-05-12 23:03:52

While the industry will exhibit growth, due to rising demand for cough and cold medication from immunosuppressed individuals, such as the elderly population, the industry will contend with rising external competition from private-label products sold in drug stores. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Cough and Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Cough and cold...

2014-05-10 23:01:11

Healthcare reform will allow more people to have health insurance, resulting in more prescription drug sales in place of over-the-counter medication. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Cough & Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Cough and cold medicine manufacturers have benefited from consumers purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) medications as a form of...

Codeine Prescriptions To Children In The ER Continue Despite Dangers
2014-04-21 10:36:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Codeine, or 3-methylmorphine, is an opioid that is used to treat mild to moderate pain and to suppress cough. While it is widely prescribed to adults, it is of great concern that US emergency rooms continue to prescribe it to children, despite its potentially harmful effects. A report published in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics, offers some solutions to this dangerous practice. Solutions include provider prescription...

2014-03-05 08:25:34

National Campaign Seeks to Educate People with Asthma on the Importance of 'Knowing Their Count' LANDOVER, Md., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva Respiratory announced today the launch of a national awareness campaign - Know Your Count - aimed at raising awareness of the seriousness of asthma and educating asthma patients and caregivers about the importance of keeping track of the remaining doses in their rescue inhalers. The...

Cystic Fibrosis Flare-ups May Be Caused By Buttery Molecule Diacetyl
2014-02-24 06:52:58

By Michael Price, San Diego State University Katrine Whiteson and colleagues identified a lung-damaging molecule in higher concentrations in cystic fibrosis patients during symptom flare-ups. A molecule previously linked to lung injuries in factory workers producing microwave popcorn might play an important role in microbial infections of the lung suffered by people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a recent study led by San Diego State University postdoctoral researcher Katrine...

2013-12-20 23:26:52

Dramatic Asthma Relief Report penned by Susan Millar is the latest book that instructs people how to find out the root causes of their chronic lung disease, and how to treat it at the source. Carolyn Kush Martin from the site Vinamy.com performed a detailed Dramatic Asthma Relief Report review that indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. This disease causes recurring periods of...

2013-12-11 23:28:01

Whooping cough, tuberculosis and flu are all respiratory illnesses that people need to know about. New, easy-to-read brochures provide basic facts about these illnesses and tips on how people can protect their health. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 With more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough reported in 2012, the nation marked its worst year for the disease in nearly 60 years. Because it can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening complications, especially in infants and...


Latest cough Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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2011-02-17 16:35:12

Measles, also known as Rubeola or Morbilli, is caused by a virus and infects the respiratory system. Morbilliviruses are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized maculopapular erythematous rash. It is spread through respiration and is highly contagious. 90% of people without immunity who share a living space with someone infected will get measles. Infection incubates for about 14 days and infectivity...

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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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