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2009-03-04 08:41:00

- Homeopathic Product Offers Clinically Proven Effective Alternative to Controversial Over-the-Counter Cold Medications - NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite popular belief, common colds do not decrease as the winter season fades. But, thanks to the availability of a new, naturally safe cold remedy, Zucol(TM) (www.zucol.com), consumers are now better prepared to combat this prevalent virus, which actually strikes more during the spring and summer months. Recently introduced in the...

2009-02-02 13:51:45

Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind. But what if that cold turned out to be something more?Human adenovirus type-3 is known as the "uncommon cold" because the infection's symptoms"”runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever"”are eerily similar to those of the common cold which is caused by the rhinovirus. The difference is that, unlike the common cold, the symptoms of the...

2009-01-18 23:32:49

Several U.S. grocery-store pharmacies are offering free antibiotics this cold and flu season, but U.S. experts say antibiotics don't help cold and flu. The Infectious Diseases Society of America says antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick, and if retailers want to help customers they should offer free influenza vaccinations instead. The society says not only do antibiotics have no effect on viral illnesses such as colds or flu, but they also carry risks of serious side...

2009-01-16 10:55:00

With an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections growing, experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. If grocery stores want to help customers and save them money during cold and flu season, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says, they should offer free influenza vaccinations instead. Giant, Stop & Shop, and other grocery stores have recently begun offering free antibiotics at their pharmacies. Most...

2009-01-08 18:29:00

BOSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) strongly opposes the new marketing campaigns by Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, Publix, and other large chains, to provide free prescribed antibiotics to customers. These offers are portrayed as cost-saving but they will actually lead to increased costs in the form of treatment failures because of antibiotic resistance. While the public's need for affordable healthcare is indisputable, providing free...

2008-11-11 09:00:47

America is about to be hit with runny noses, sore throats and coughs, but recently a new, naturally safe solution has been introduced in the U.S. that is clinically proven to shorten the duration and reduce the severity of the common cold. Zucol, a naturally-safe cold remedy produced by German pharmaceutical company, Schwabe, uses as its active ingredient an extract of pelargonium sidoides, which is one of the most researched plant-based pharmaceutical ingredients. Grown in South Africa,...

2008-09-15 09:00:00

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - CV Technologies Inc. (TSX:CVQ) today announced preliminary results of a clinical trial demonstrating that COLD-FX(R) significantly supplements the flu shot's effectiveness in seniors and cuts colds and flu by one-third. This result was obtained through a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-centre trial investigating the potential benefit of supplementing the flu shot in seniors with COLD-FX, the Company's lead product and...

2008-08-23 00:00:13

By Prithvijit Mitra Kolkata: Does your doctor prescribe antibiotics every time you have a bout of sinusitis? Beware, you may be headed for deep trouble. Most doctors in the city ignore warnings by the World Health Organization (WHO) and ask patients to pop high power antibiotics even in the case of viral sinusitis, where these pills are useless. Forty-year-old Anjan Das learnt this reality the hard way. He was given antibiotics whenever he had sinusitis. Two years ago, the engineer...

2008-08-18 18:00:00

By Anna Wilde Mathews Sinus infections are among the most common and aggravating medical conditions, diagnosed in about 31 million Americans each year. And for most patients, treatment has long included an antibiotic. Now, medical experts are pushing for a less-aggressive approach. About 21 percent of antibiotic prescriptions for adults in the U.S. are for sinusitis, even though studies show the drugs often do little or no good. Short-term sinusitis can be caused by either a bacterial...

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2008-08-13 17:10:00

Government researchers reported on Wednesday that adverse reactions to antibiotics, mostly allergic ones, send people to U.S. emergency rooms more than 140,000 times each year. The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said these findings offer another reason for doctors to limit their use of the drugs, which are overused in the United States. Daniel Budnitz, M.D., at the CDC and the author of the study, said the number illustrates the serious side effects that...


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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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