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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...

2011-01-25 08:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva Respiratory today announced Los Angeles, Calif. as the second stop of a multi-city tour for EIB Active(TM), a national health campaign started in 2010 to raise awareness about asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm, or EIB, a breathing condition that affects about 80-90 percent of children and adults with asthma, and an estimated 30 million people in the United States. EIB is a treatable condition that causes wheezing, coughing and chest...

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2010-07-13 06:30:00

Most people fail to properly prevent the spread of contagious and infectious germs when coughing and sneezing, according to a study by medical students in New Zealand. For the study, the students secretly watched hundreds of people cough or sneeze at a train station, a shopping mall and a hospital. What they noticed was far from sanitary. The study took place in the capital city of Wellington over a two week period last August, during the tail end of the swine flu illness. It was a period...

2010-03-01 07:11:00

HORSHAM, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- For the vast majority of the general public, respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing are a common part of the exercise experience. However, together with chest tightness, noisy breathing and trouble taking a deep breath, these six symptoms make up the phenomenon known as exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), which has physical, emotional and psychological consequences if not addressed properly. The impact of EIB on the...

2009-11-23 15:24:50

Scientists have revealed how environmental irritants such as air pollution and cigarette smoke cause people to cough, in research published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and the University of Hull, have identified the reaction inside the lungs that can trigger coughing when a person is exposed to particular irritants in the air. They suggest that their findings may ultimately lead to the...

2009-11-17 10:09:00

Suggestions from Montefiore Medical Center on How to Prevent Other Household Members from Getting Sick During This Flu Season NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center wants you to have the latest information on influenza (flu) so you can best protect yourself and your family. If you are taking care of someone at home who has H1N1 (swine) flu, it is important for you to prevent other people in the house from getting sick, according to Gary Kalkut, MD, MPH,...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability of a proprietary elderberry extract to significantly reduce flu-like symptoms was demonstrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, undertaken on behalf of HerbalScience Group LLC. The pilot, randomized clinical trial was conducted by Dr. Fan-kun Kong, assisted by medical personnel at Shanghai Construction Technical College, China. The study took place during the spring 2009 flu season and involved 64 patients ranging in age...

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2009-05-12 11:30:00

It turns out that there is a very good reason why we are taught from such a young age to cover our mouths when sneezing or coughing. Up to 20,000 viruses are released in the average cough, which is enough to infect many people, especially those who are not vaccinated. Julian Tang, a consultant at Singapore's National University Hospital's Division of Microbiology, says that the normal cough produces as many as 3,000 tiny droplets. Going by existing research on influenza viral levels in nasal...

2008-08-04 18:01:03

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air pollution is a serious health issue, especially in Beijing. For even the healthiest people, air pollution can irritate the respiratory tract and cause serious health problems such as asthma attacks, coughing and wheezing, shortness of breath and chest pain when inhaling deeply. It can also increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and even early death. Before spectators leave for Beijing, the American Lung Association advises...

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2006-11-14 03:00:00

By Roger Dobson It hurts, makes a loud rattling noise, and travels at up to 60 miles an hour. Over the next few months, it will be responsible for more than two million visits to GPs, and more than [pound]500m will be spent on medicines this year trying to stop it. The cough is one of Britain's biggest health problems. In a full year, the costs to the economy are now estimated to have reached [pound]1bn. While in some cases it can be a symptom of more serious underlying diseases or problems...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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