FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — America’s most popular cold medications contain a nasal decongestant that doesn’t work, creating a knotty dilemma for regulators, a new study reports. Cold remedies containing phenylephrine remain consumers’ most popular choice, despite decades of concern that the decongestant simply isn’t effective, researchers say.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The old saying “feed a cold, starve a fever” is baloney, doctors say. People fighting off a seasonal respiratory virus need adequate nutrition, regardless of their symptoms, according to advice from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Fever is just one ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan . 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The maker of Robitussin has recalled eight lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult cough syrups. The products, which are made by Haleon, may be contaminated with a microbe, and “in immunocompromised individuals, the useContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Infection in childhood with bacterial meningitis leaves one-third of survivors with long-term neurological damage, often severe, a new study shows. The disease is rare and easily treated with antibiotics. However, as Swedish researchers point out, antibiotics take time to penetrate the brain’s protectiveContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2024 (HealthDay News) — U.S. doctors are prescribing antifungal creams to patients with skin complaints at rates so high they could be contributing to the rise of drug-resistant infections, new research shows. These are “severe antimicrobial-resistant superficial fungal infections, which have recently been detected in the UnitedContinue Reading