Tag Archives: Prevention

Sore throat: Allergy or cold? Plus treatment and prevention – Medical News Today

Pain, irritation, scratchiness, and swelling are common symptoms of a sore throat. Allergies, common colds, the flu, and other respiratory infections can all cause a sore throat. Knowing what has caused a sore throat allows a person to treat it more effectively. Sore throats due to allergies, colds, and the flu generally respond well to… Read More »

B Vitamins Are Important for the Prevention of Cognitive Decline

It should come as no surprise that nutrition is a foundational consideration to optimize and maintain cognitive function. It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for brain health, but certain vitamins are also important, and a number of vitamin deficiencies have been linked to impaired cognition,… Read More »

Noninvasive Vagus nerve stimulator receives FDA clearance for cluster headache prevention

Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based medical device maker Electrocore has received a 510(k) clearance expanding the label of its non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) therapy device to include cluster headache prevention. According to a release from the company announcing the news, no other devices or pharmacologic treatments have received this indication from the agency. Therapy using… Read More »

Going local – prevention conference hears about rings, douches, and soluble suppositories

Rectal douches are at an earlier stage in development. This could be a combination antiretroviral/antibiotic prevention product to stop HIV and STIs in gay men and other people who have anal sex, used both before and after anal sex. There had been some research on the acceptability of this idea around the time of the… Read More »