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2014-03-15 23:04:00

The new “Wonderful Benefits Of Ginger For Healing Purposes” report on the website HealthReviewCenter.com delivers to readers simple and easy tips to use ginger for improving their overall health. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Ginger is an herb that is used as a medicine and also as a spice. Ginger contains chemicals, which can reduce inflammation and nausea. Some researchers believe that these chemicals work primarily in the intestines and stomach, but they can also work in the...

2014-03-07 16:22:50

CDC urges physicians to improve prescribing practices to reduce harm ATLANTA, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor's offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...

Ibuprofen Ineffective At Treating Common Cold Or Sore Throat
2013-11-05 03:04:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The use of ibuprofen does not appear to be an effective way to help treat colds or sore throats, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. University of Southampton Professor Paul Little and colleagues found that using the NSAID, either alone or in combination with acetaminophen (paracetamol), appeared to provide no advantages whatsoever to patients suffering from upper respiratory...

2013-10-19 23:02:30

Common Cold by 27% details how probiotics can reduce the severity and duration of the common cold by 27%. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 A new report and video from Health News Wires titled Probiotics Reduce Severity and Duration of Common Cold by 27% details how probiotics can reduce the severity and duration of the common cold by 27%. Supplementing with probiotics can lead to a 27% reduction in risk factors most often associated with the common cold. Specifically, nearly 500 adults...

2013-08-01 15:48:02

Antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections could be significantly lowered using internet-based training for clinicians, new research has shown. In a study, led by the University of Southampton and published in The Lancet today (Wednesday 31 July), an internet-based training program has shown to reduce antibiotics prescribing rates by as much as 62 per cent. Paul Little, Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton, comments: "The high...

2013-02-20 10:36:10

Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres, according to results of preliminary research published in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Telomeres shorten with each cell division and function as protective caps to prevent erosion of genomic DNA during cell division....

2013-01-02 05:03:27

The CDPHP Wellness Watcher is a weekly report on what illnesses are trending in the Capital Region. CDPHP works with local physicians to find out what's going around, and offer tips and advice on how to stay healthy this cold and flu season. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The holidays have become a scheduling nightmare for local physicians who are trying to keep up with a high volume of patients with bronchitis, sinus infections, and colds. That´s the latest from the CDPHP...

2012-07-31 06:51:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new training tool that helps doctors involve patients in decision-making has been shown to help reduce the use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections. Antibiotics are often prescribed for respiratory infections, though many are not bacterial infections and will not respond to antibiotic use. It could be dangerous because antibiotic overuse could lead to antibiotic resistance in addition to being a health concern. A cluster randomized trial was...


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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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