Latest Decongestant Stories

2013-02-06 23:04:46

A combination of OTC remedies can bring comfort in the air. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 The air tickets were booked months when the thought of escaping the winter snow was most appealing. Then with just days to go until take-off, a nasty winter cold has taken hold. While cancelling the trip is not an option — the plane tickets and hotel package are non-refundable — there are simple steps to take to make flying as comfortable as possible, says Virginia Feldman, MD,...

FDA Issues Warnings For Nose Sprays, Eye Drops
2012-10-27 06:40:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that some types of eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays could be seriously harmful to children if swallowed. The offending over-the-counter health products can be poisonous if misused by young children, and can cause "serious health consequences" if they are consumed, FDA pharmacist Yelena Maslov said in a statement, according to CBS News writer Ryan Jaslow. The federal...

2011-07-01 00:11:35

Inhale deeply for the first time in months and feel refreshed and alive again New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Wax on. Wax off. Breathe in. Breathe out. We all witnessed the extraordinary power that the right breathing technique gave to the Karate Kid. You cannot however alter your technique of breathing when you can't breathe normally in the first place. Breath is the energy of life. Some cultures call it Prana; others call it Chi. This energy allows us to function and allows every cell...

2009-02-10 14:40:00

Although it may come as second nature to blow your nose to alleviate stuffiness, some argue that it reverses the flow of mucus into the sinuses and slows down the drainage. Dr. J Owen Hendley, and other pediatric infectious disease researchers at the University of Virginia, conducted CT scans and other measurements as subjects coughed, sneezed and blew their noses, according to the New York Times.  The subjects, in some cases, had an opaque dye dripped into their rear nasal cavities....

2008-11-20 18:27:31

Northern California mandarin oranges contain a high amount of a natural antihistamine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms, a U.S. government study found. Owari Satsuma mandarins, grown in Placer County from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border, had up to six times as much synephrine as the same quantity of orange juice, the only citrus previously tested, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study said. Ten ounces of mandarin juice contain as much synephrine as one...

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER Cough and cold medicines sold over the counter will soon carry warnings that the drugs should not be given to kids under age 4. Makers of the drugs volunteered to add the warning labels after doctors and government advisers said the medicines, such as Tylenol, Robitussin and Sudafed are risky and may not work. Last year, the companies followed government recommendations and stopped selling OTC decongestant drops and sprays for children 2 years and younger....

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.