Getting rid of pneumonia bugs

Pneumonia has been described as the ‘Captain of the Men of Death’ by Sir William Osler, one of the fathers of modern medicine, because of the high mortality rate associated with the condition.

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Cough treatment

The central organisation of cough reflex loop is poorly understood.

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iNova launches Pholtex Plus

An effective double action formulation to relieve both dry cough and nasal symptoms1,2

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How to limit antibiotic use in acute sore throat

In January 2018, NICE released a guideline for antimicrobial prescribing in acute sore throat.

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Combat winter ailments naturally with buchu

The common cold, including chest and head cold, as well as seasonal flu are caused by viruses. While flu symptoms are similar to that of cold symptoms, they include fever, headache, and muscle soreness.

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What’s causing your cough?

Coughs can make breathing difficult and irritating. Being aware of the cause of your cough will help you treat it quickly and effectively, and help restore health. The first step? Knowing whether the culprit’s a bacteria or a virus.

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The plague that is cold sores

Affecting such a large segment of the population, cold sores is one of the most common complaints you’ll face from frustrated customers over the winter season.

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Mouth ulcers 101

Mouth ulcers can occur in any age group or population.

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SAD: Facing the winter blues

We’ve all had a day or so when we’ve felt down, despondent and blue. But how can you tell when it’s more than just a bad day and is in fact SAD?

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Winter ailments

As the cold fingers of Autumn tighten their grip into Winter, it’s time again to face the spectre of winter ailments: colds, coughs, sore throats and influenza.

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Human rhinovirus infection

Costing billions annually in medical visits and missed days of work, the human rhinoviruses (HRVs) occur worldwide and are responsible for more than half of cold-like illnesses.

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General management of colds and flu in children

The common cold is an acute, self-limiting viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Pre-school children are at greatest risk of developing frequent colds and tend to experience more prolonged symptoms than adults.

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Don’t let your wheeze turn into a sneeze

Every time we think that spring’s about to arrive we seem to have another cold snap and out come all the jackets again. Unfortunately it seems the flu is equally determined to plague us for as long as possible this year.

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Don’t let hand rashes ruin winter

Hand rashes can be frustrating, especially when the cause of the rash is unknown. Was it a new brand of hand soap? Eczema?  Or just really dry skin?

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Diabetics at greater risk of contracting flu

Research shows that people living with diabetes are at greater risk of contracting flu than non-diabetics.

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Baby killer, ‘old man’s friend’

Pneumonia is still one of the few infectious diseases to rank consistently among the top five causes of death in both developed and underdeveloped communities.

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What to do about flu?

Although generally harmless, complications can arise from influenza, especially in the very young, elderly or immune-compromised. 

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Summer cold strikes back

Summer colds tend to be more intense than their winter counterparts. The symptoms can also last for several days at a time, mimicking hay fever.

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General management of colds and flu in children

The common cold is an acute, self-limiting viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Pre-school children are at greatest risk of developing frequent colds and tend to experience more prolonged symptoms than adults.

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Hospital in the cloud

Modern ‘Hospital-as-a-Service’ Cloud solutions present significant advantages over outdated systems.

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