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First symptoms of meningitis

First symptoms of meningitis

Thankfully, meningitis is a rare condition. Although it can occur in anyone, it's more prevalent in babies and young children, with young people and students being the next most at risk group. In the early stages, it can be very difficult to tell meningitis apart from milder diseases, as it often resembles other common viral illnesses. Symptoms of the disease can develop very quickly. [More]
Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Vaccines are an important part of routine healthcare for adults, seniors and women who are pregnant. [More]
Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Air pollution exposure and sedentary lifestyle pose serious health threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school. [More]
TPC toxicologists warn about hidden dangers of button batteries to children

TPC toxicologists warn about hidden dangers of button batteries to children

Button batteries are small round batteries found in items such as toys, greeting cards, watches, hearing aids, games and flashing jewelry—all products in the average American household during the holiday season. [More]
Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Texas A&M specialist explains what people need to know about mumps

Mumps may seem like a contagion relegated to history books, but like many other diseases of the past now preventable with a vaccine, mumps has been making a resurgence. [More]
Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Texas A&M professor shares tips to protect infants from RSV

Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose: You might think it is yet another cold, but if your baby is under 2 years old, it could very well be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). [More]
Scientists discover mechanism that hijacks immune system's response to tuberculosis

Scientists discover mechanism that hijacks immune system's response to tuberculosis

Scientists have discovered the mechanism that hijacks the immune system's response to tuberculosis, revealing an important new drug target for the disease that kills more than 1 million people each year. [More]
Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or bacterial pneumonia. [More]
Adherium’s Smartinhaler reduces asthma-related hospitalizations in children, study reveals

Adherium’s Smartinhaler reduces asthma-related hospitalizations in children, study reveals

Adherium Limited, a global leader in digital health technologies that address sub-optimal medication use in chronic disease, announces the publication of results from an independent, randomised controlled trial of its respiratory disease management tool, Smartinhaler. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. [More]
TB bacteria can be divided into generalists and specialists, study finds

TB bacteria can be divided into generalists and specialists, study finds

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global public health problem. Treatment often takes many months and till this day there is no effective vaccine. Various TB bacterial strains exist globally, with different geographical spread. Only the so-called Lineage 4 occurs on all continents. [More]
Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. [More]
Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Roadside garbage fires in urban India emit harmful toxins

Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. [More]
New bio-photonic device aims to take drug hypersensitivity detection into new era

New bio-photonic device aims to take drug hypersensitivity detection into new era

Over 2.5 million people in Europe and more than 5.4 million Americans suffer from hypersensitivity to Beta Lactam Antibiotics (BLCs), the most commonly prescribed drugs that contain the penicillin family, with up to 10 percent of people reporting an allergy. [More]
Getting vaccinated can be best way to stay safe during flu season

Getting vaccinated can be best way to stay safe during flu season

Colder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu. [More]
Some children with asthma may need different treatment approach, study finds

Some children with asthma may need different treatment approach, study finds

A new study by Henry Ford Health System in collaboration with eight other health systems in large U.S. cities, has identified a group of children with asthma that may require a different treatment approach. [More]
Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

Chronic cough different than cough from cold, says allergist

There's been a lot of talk about politicians and coughs lately. And we've all seen public figures struggle with it. [More]
Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved quality of life. [More]
Oral vitamin D supplement may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

Oral vitamin D supplement may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks

A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today and presented at the ERS International Congress, has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks. [More]
Simple diagnostic algorithm to assess pulmonary embolism risk can help reduce rate of CTPA imaging

Simple diagnostic algorithm to assess pulmonary embolism risk can help reduce rate of CTPA imaging

Patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) often undergo computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. [More]
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