Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Stories
Battling colds and doing (or pledging to do) more exercise are familiar activities for most of us in January.
New research suggests a pattern of outpatient antibiotic overuse in parts of the United States-- particularly in the Southeast --a problem that could accelerate the rate at which these powerful drugs are rendered useless.
Emissions from livestock farms cause asthma and COPD patients living nearby to experience more exacerbations.
Children who have their adenoids surgically removed do not get fewer upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis and colds.
Short courses of antibiotics appear just as effective as longer ones â€” and a great deal safer â€” in treating respiratory infections that might cause pneumonia in children on temporary breathing devices.
Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.
Editor's note: Daliresp has been approved as the trade name for roflumilast. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
Editor's note: A trade name for roflumilast was not available at the time of approval. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with their pharmacist during cold and flu season.
Adding new evidence to the debate on the best treatment for middle-ear infections, or acute otitis media, in young children, clinical researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have found antibiotics to be more effective than a placebo in relieving symptoms.
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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