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  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 19 replies
    Operon Labs ^ | Oct. 8th, 2014 | Unknown
    US Ebola Death: Antivirals Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:19 The first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died despite being administered the experimental nucleoside-type antiviral pro-drug Brincidofovir. †How is this possible? †Well , the first problem is that Duncan was not treated until it was far too late for antiviral therapy to work. †Let's take this opportunity to look at some nucleoside antivirals, incuding the drug that was administered to Mr. Duncan in Dallas, TX (Brincidofovir).The first thing to know is remember Brincidofovir and Cidofovir were developed to work against dsDNA Viruses, though Ebola is a...
  • Zinc can be an 'effective treatment' for common colds

    02/15/2011 6:00:01 PM PST · by decimon · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | February 15, 2011 | Michelle Roberts
    Taking zinc syrup, tablets or lozenges can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold, experts believe.A review of the available scientific evidence suggests taking zinc within a day of the onset of cold symptoms speeds recovery. It may also help ward off colds, say the authors of the Cochrane Systematic Review that included data from 15 trials involving 1,360 people. Now more work is needed to determine the exact dosing required, they say. Adults catch between two to four colds a year and children up to 10 a year. > There is no proven treatment for the common...
  • FDA: Nasal Spray Can Cause Loss Of Smell

    06/16/2009 1:40:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 895+ views
    cbsnews ^ | June 16, 2009
    Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday. The over-the-counter products contain zinc, an ingredient scientists say may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell. The other products affected by the Food and Drug Administration's announcement are adult and kid-size Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs. The FDA says about 130 consumers have reported a loss of smell after using Matrixx Initiatives' Zicam products since 1999. Shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company plunged to a 52-week low after the FDA announcement, losing...
  • F.D.A. Warns Against Use of Popular Cold Remedy

    06/16/2009 8:54:49 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 56 replies · 1,927+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 6/16/09 | Gardiner Harris
    Federal drug regulators warned consumers to stop using Zicam, a popular homeopathic cold remedy, because it could damage or destroy their sense of smell. The action is an early indication that the Obama administration is likely to take far more aggressive enforcement actions against drug companies than the Bush administration did.
  • FDA says Zicam nasal spray can cause loss of smell

    06/16/2009 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies · 2,480+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 6/16/09
    The FDA says consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products immediately. All the over-the-counter products contain zinc. Scientists say that ingredient may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell.
  • Nasal spray 'will stop colds from developing'

    09/20/2005 6:43:12 PM PDT · by aculeus · 48 replies · 2,530+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 21, 2005 | By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
    A nasal spray that is claimed to be the first clinically proven treatment to stop a common cold from fully developing goes on sale next month. Procter & Gamble said its Vicks First Defence can both reduce the chance of developing a full-blown cold and the severity of symptoms. After initial infection by a cold virus, sufferers become aware of a cold developing, marked by a scratchy throat, sneezing and feeling unwell. Research shows this incubation period, which can last two days before full-blown symptoms develop, offers an opportunity to inhibit the virus before it takes hold. The spray contains...