Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?

A new study published in BMJ Open adds to the evidence that zinc is effective against viral respiratory infections, such as colds. Jennifer Hunter, PhD, BMed, of Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute, New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of 28 randomized controlled trials (RCTs). They searched…

Noninfluenza viruses have rates of illness, death similar to flu

Noninfluenza respiratory viral infections (NIRV) are associated with illness and death rates similar to influenza in hospitalized adults, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In a study of 2119 adults admitted to two hospitals over three seasons (2015-2018) in Edmonton, Alberta, and Toronto, Ontario, with confirmed…

Moderna to create dual COVID-19, flu vaccine, CEO says

Moderna begins coronavirus vaccine trials on children Should parents feel safe getting their kids inoculated? Reaction from Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat. Moderna, the maker of the second COVID-19 vaccine to see emergency use approval in the U.S., is now looking to create a dual vaccine against the…

Why COVID-19 May Be More Deadly Than Flu, Other Coronaviruses

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Although cytokine storms are not unique to COVID-19, they are triggered in an unusual way that makes them potentially more severe and deadly compared with those triggered by influenza or other coronaviruses, new evidence reveals. Important differences in the…

Panadol Flu Strength Day & Night

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. PANADOL® FLU STRENGTH DAY & NIGHT CAPLETS Day caplet – Paracetamol 500mg, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg; Night caplet – Paracetamol 500mg, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 15mg, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg and Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2mg Consumer Medicine Information What…

APO-Zoledronic Acid

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. APO-ZOLEDRONIC ACID SOLUTION FOR INFUSION Zoledronic acid monohydrate Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about zoledronic acid 4mg/5mL. It does not contain all the available information. It does not…