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Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Stories

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2010-05-02 09:00:00

Despite their widespread use by parents and caregivers, over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicines have carried a warning by the FDA since 2008, and still have the potential to cause serious adverse events in infants and children.

2010-04-01 09:43:14

Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), where very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body to elicit beneficial therapeutic responses, may be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from persistent post- viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD).

2010-03-01 14:35:00

TAMPA, Fla., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan Smith, M.D., Senior Medical Director of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. offers the following advice: You wake up with a runny nose and your throat feels sore. Within a day, a nagging cough sets in and you know you're sick.

2009-09-30 12:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Several studies and articles published this year show that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention of respiratory infections such as the cold and flu. A study by vitamin D expert Dr.

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2009-08-19 06:40:00

According to a new report, fewer US patients are receiving inappropriate antibiotics for coughs, colds, and ear infections.

2009-08-06 13:42:33

Scientists have shown that they can identify and characterize an individual's response to a respiratory viral infection by examining the pattern of gene expression in their blood.

2009-08-06 13:37:59

Scientists have identified a genomic "signature" in circulating blood that reveals exposure to common upper respiratory viruses, like the cold or flu, even before symptoms appear.

2009-07-28 16:18:43

A new test developed by Edmonton-based Innovotechâ„¢ Inc. will now allow doctors to more accurately identify the right antibiotics required to treat serious, chronic infections that are biofilm based.

2009-07-09 18:01:41

Pregnant women who consumed seven servings per day of fruits and vegetables moderately reduced risk of upper respiratory infection, U.S.

2009-07-08 12:52:10

Boston University School of Medicine researchers (BUSM) have observed in a study of pregnant women that consumption of at least seven servings per day of fruits and vegetables moderately reduced the risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). The BUSM study appears online in the journal Public Health Nutrition.


Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Reference Libraries

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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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