Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Stories
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.
Physicians often debate over the best treatment strategy for middle-ear infections in young children.
Natural Health Informer.Com interviews with Dr Gitterle to get his take on the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bugs, and what we can do to protect ourselves from them. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This week Natural Health Informer.Com (a natural and holistic health resource portal) interviewed Dr.
TOKYO, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a recent trial by Professor Michael Gleeson of Loughborough University, the UK, have demonstrated a clear health benefit for athletes drinking the commercially available fermented milk drink Yakult, which contains the unique probiotic strain LcS.
Using antibiotics to treat newly diagnosed acute ear infections among children is modestly more effective than no treatment, but comes with a risk of side effects.
Applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children with cold symptoms.
Improved drug coverage under Medicare Part D has led to an increase in the use of antibiotics by seniors, particularly of brand-name and more expensive drugs.
Antibiotic use appears to have increased among older adults whose prescription drug coverage improved as a result of enrolling in Medicare Part D, with the largest increases for broad-spectrum, newer and more expensive drugs.
Effect of antibiotic prescribing in primary care on antimicrobial resistance in individual patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
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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