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2012-07-08 22:21:13

LONDON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocoa-flavoured cough medicine will be first product to market A consumer healthcare company, infirst HEALTHCARE, has today been established to launch and commercialise new, fast-to-market consumer medicines which bring a novel approach to a market where there has been little new innovation in decades. The new medicines utilize infirst's intellectual property to improve safe and well-established drugs and the first products...

2012-06-27 06:26:12

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BELVIQ (pronounced BEL-VEEK) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2( )or greater (obese), or 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at...

2012-06-11 02:25:29

Nestle Health Science Introduces Next Generation Food and Liquid Thickener to Improve Swallowing Safety Compared to Thin Liquids FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today announced the availability of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, an innovative, non-starch-based thickening powder. This product is designed to decrease the risk of aspiration compared to thin liquids for people with dysphagia - a serious condition affecting nearly 25...

2012-06-07 09:19:43

Temperature increase may activate sensory nerves that induce coughing and airway constriction May is asthma awareness month, and with summer right around the corner, a study shows that doctors may be closer to understanding why patients with mild asthma have such difficulty breathing during hot, humid weather. The study, appearing in the June print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, found that patients who inhaled an asthma drug before breathing in...

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2012-06-02 07:26:57

Scientists studying opium poppies say that they have pinpointed the genes responsible for producing a compound which can be used as a cough suppressant and cancer-fighting agent. According to Reuters reporter Ben Hirschler, researchers at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) located a cluster of 10 genes which they claim are responsible for the creation of noscapine within the poppies. Noscapine has been used for many years to fight coughs, and recent studies have shown that...

2012-05-21 11:47:22

For more than three decades, researchers have warned of the potential health risks associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), especially among children whose parents smoke. Now a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona reports that those health risks persist well beyond childhood, independent of whether or not those individuals end up becoming smokers later in life. The study will be presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference in San...

2012-05-03 10:26:11

Recent Whooping Cough Epidemic Warrants Need for Concern SEATTLE, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past couple of months, Washington state has made national news with an epidemic of whooping cough and ongoing attention to measles outbreaks across the county--two deadly diseases that vaccines can prevent. The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is urging adults to make sure they are current on their immunizations and get the needed booster shots to keep their...

2012-03-27 13:54:56

Cold-like infections make 'cough receptors' in the airways more sensitive, making asthmatics more prone to bouts of coughing and wheezing, reveal scientists presenting their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin. The work could lead to drugs that reduce virus-induced coughing in those suffering from chronic lung diseases. Asthmatics often report bouts of coughing, wheezing and breathlessness when they have a cold and there is no current medicine...

Australia Suffers Under New Strain Of Whooping Cough
2012-03-22 05:50:54

A new strain of whooping cough has been eluding vaccines and causing the number of whooping cough cases to rise sharply in Australia. Scientists from the University of New South Wales led the research and discovered a new genotype (called prn2-ptxP3) of B. pertussis, the whooping cough bacteria. This new strain has been resistant to the current acellular vaccine (ACV) given to treat whooping cough. As such, cases of the potentially fatal respiratory illness are on the rise. These...

2012-02-22 07:00:00

Nestle Health Science Urges Systematic Screening to Help Improve Outcomes, Decrease Costs FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is estimated that up to 75 percent of people experiencing dysphagia - the inability or difficulty to safely swallow - go undiagnosed.(1) Systematic screening for dysphagia and early intervention with swallowing therapy and modified diet, as appropriate, can help to reduce pneumonia cases by an average of 87 percent and decrease...


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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