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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...

2011-03-24 07:24:00

LONDON and MAGNOLIA, Texas, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - First Potential New Active Cough Treatment in Over 50 Years SEEK, a leading UK privately-owned drug-discovery group and Pernix(TM) Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company primarily focused on the pediatric market, today announced that they have engaged J.P.Morgan to auction the theobromine assets of the joint venture. The auction will be for the global commercialisation rights...

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2010-12-22 12:55:00

Researchers said that a chemical in cocoa could soon be turned into a medicine for persistent cough. Scientists are in the final stages of clinical trials for a drug that contains theobromine, which is an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa. Developers in the U.K. say that the drug could be on the market within two years.  Most current medicines used to control the symptoms are opiate-based ones like cough syrups containing codeine. The Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency...

2010-12-20 03:00:00

LONDON, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Theobromine Based Drug Close to Commercialisation, Has Potential to Address the Serious Need for a Safer, Opioid Free Treatment for Persistent Cough SEEK, a leading UK privately-owned drug-discovery group,is pleased to announce the establishment of a new joint venture entity with Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX) ("Pernix"), an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the United States...

2008-06-26 06:02:12

By Anonymous RED FLAG SYMPTOMS * Haemoptysis * Fever * Chest/shoulder pain * Dyspnoea * Unexplained weight loss * Night sweats Coughs are often benign or self-limiting but can present a dilemma of how best to manage. A precise diagnosis can oftenbe difficult and empirical treatment may be prescribed where a precise diagnosis cannot be made. But with TB and whooping cough both reported to be on the increase in the UK, it is important to know what to look out for when presented...

2006-07-06 18:05:54

LONDON (Reuters) - Whooping cough could be endemic among young children in Britain where nearly 40 percent of youngsters who visit their family doctor with a persistent cough have evidence of the infection, researchers said on Friday. After studying 172 children who had been treated for a cough lasting more than two weeks, they found that 64 showed signs of whooping cough although nearly 86 percent had been immunized against the illness. "Previous research in several countries has...

2006-07-06 18:05:00

LONDON -- Whooping cough could be endemic among young children in Britain where nearly 40 percent of youngsters who visit their family doctor with a persistent cough have evidence of the infection, researchers said on Friday. After studying 172 children who had been treated for a cough lasting more than two weeks, they found that 64 showed signs of whooping cough although nearly 86 percent had been immunized against the illness. "Previous research in several countries has shown that pertussis...

2005-10-21 19:25:45

Two new reviews of previous medical studies suggest that traditional medical treatment of persistent cough may not be the most effective. One review concludes that antibiotic treatment might be useful for children with moist coughs that last more ten days. A second review suggests that children with persistent dry coughs should not be treated with corticosteroid drugs normally prescribed for asthma patients. However, each review included only two studies with a relatively small number of...


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