Tag: "colds" at medical news
Asthmatics naturally deficient in antiviral immunity, report scientists
...ne cell protein needed to fight off infection from colds
and other viruses, scientists have discovered. The finding reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, helps to explain why asthmatics are more susceptible to respiratory virus infections -- the cause of the vast majority of...
Does vitamin C help prevent or treat the common cold?
... find evidence that the vitamin could help prevent colds
in people exposed to extreme physical exertion or cold weather. They found six studies in which the vitamin or a placebo was given to marathon runners, skiers and soldiers exposed to significant cold and/or physical stress. Those taking the vitamin...
Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law
...lso showed that workers were less likely to report colds
and sinus infections after the law went into effect (84 percent pre-law; 49 percent at three months; and 50 percent at six months). Further, the study revealed that workers reported their total exposure to secondhand smoke dropped dramatically after...
Doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for the common cold, review advises
...th symptoms lasting for seven days or less or with colds
that included runny noses with colored discharge for 10 days or less. The patients had been given either antibiotics or placebo. "People receiving antibiotics did no better in terms of lack of cure or persistence of symptoms than those on placebo," A...
Opening wide for new clues about lupus
...ow our cells are trained to recognize enemies like colds
and flu, and where they learn not to attack our own bodies. Unfortunately, in diseases like lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, our cells don't always learn the difference, and some immune cells become "auto-reactive" and a...
Curing the common cold?
...cts in the ginseng group reported having 2 or more colds
less often than subjects in the placebo group (10% v. 23%). Symptom severity and duration were also lessened. In a related commentary, Ronald Turner of the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently evaluated Echinacea angustifolia as a prev...
Food for thought for winter, holidays
...relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds
and menstrual cramps. The cocoa and chamomile papers appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry . Researchers: Coffee, Joe A. Vinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, Phone: 570-941-7551, firstname.lastname@example.org ; ...
Workers on daily probiotics less likely to take time off sick
...kely to be off work with common illnesses, such as colds
and gastroenteritis, than workers who don't. An exploratory study published today in the open access journal Environmental Health shows that workers who took a daily dose of the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus reuteri were 2.5 times less likely to t...
Chilling can cause colds
...he control group. Professor Ron Eccles said: "When colds
are circulating in the community many people are m...hat the dormant infection has taken hold." Common colds
are more prevalent in winter than summer and this may be related to an increased incidence of chilli...
Mental stress may be another culprit in raising cholesterol levels in healthy adults
...t rate, lower the immune system's ability to fight colds
and increase certain inflammatory markers but can stress also raise a person's cholesterol? It appears so for some people, according to a new study that examines how reactions to stress over a period of time can raise a person's lipid levels. This f...
Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown
...itions that do not meet national criteria, such as colds
and allergic conjunctivitis, while being allowed to return to child care for some conditions that warrant staying home, such as uncontrolled coughing or persistent diarrhea, according to Kristen Copeland, M.D., a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children's...
'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy
...auses of the cold and influenza. While many blamed colds
on wet clothing and damp air, he noted no increase in colds
among sailors and others exposed to wet conditions. Observing that people often catch colds
Study finds significant reduction in respiratory illnesses in babies breastfed six months vs. four
... pneumonia, wheezing and recurrent (three or more) colds
or ear infections. The results showing the protective effects of the additional two months of breastfeeding held even when the data were adjusted for age, birth weight, ethnicity, poverty, two-parent household, parental education, family size, child ...
Women's high heart-surgery death rate may be due to infection
...onsider asking friends and family members who have colds
to send their wishes by phone or computer instead of visiting. Appropriate use of antibiotics is also important in patients undergoing bypass surgery. In fact, current national guidelines for bypass surgery call for patients to receive antibiotics a...
St. John's wort, Echinacea interfere with some drugs by moving them out of the body too fast
...n often touted for its ability to prevent or treat colds
and flu, simply because it is one of the most commonly used herbal preparations in the country. Unlike as with St. John's wort, there had been no reports in the scientific literature of problems caused by Echinacea's interaction with pharmaceutical ...
Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination
...ruses are responsible for about half of all common colds
in both adults and children, tallying approximately 500 million colds
annually in the United States. The average child can expect to have four to eight rhinovirus colds
Garlic hope in infection fight
...ngrene, treat high blood pressure, ward off common colds
and is even believed by some to have cancer-fighting properties. Now, scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a new pilot study to see if the pungent bulb could also hold the key to preventing cystic fibrosis patients from falling fo...