Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — People who like to hike don’t have to stop when winter sets in, according to the American Hiking Society. Winter hiking can be safe and fun as long as some easy precautions are taken. The group offers this advice: Wear layers. Skip the fluffy coat and dress in layers that …

Listerine could help stop spread of pharyngeal gonorrhoea

Source: nevevi malezya / Shutterstock The researchers discovered that study participants who used Listerine were less likely to have a positive culture test result for N. gonorrhoeae on the pharyngeal surface compared with men in the saline group Daily use of Listerine mouthwash may help prevent the spread of some cases of gonorrhoea, according to …

The 2020 Sales Leader

“Sales reps prioritize a sales agenda over solving a customer’s problem. If organizations don’t change, 1 million business-to-business salespeople will lose their jobs to self-service e-commerce by 2020.” —Forester Research The bar has been raised. Hyper-competition, elevated in-store experience requirements and new value competitors — including higher quality private brands — are just some of …

Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 — It’s a miserable feeling — you’re exhausted, your throat hurts, and you’re achy and feverish. But is it a cold or the flu? According to Cindy Weston, an assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Nursing, the flu and a common cold can have similar symptoms, but with a few …

Australia tightens restrictions over codeine-containing medicines

Source: Montypeter / Shutterstock Codeine-containing medicines currently available over the counter in Australia will become prescription-only from 1 February 2018 Products containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter (OTC) in Australia following a review by its medicine’s regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The medicines will lose their OTC status on 1 …

Medical News Today: Could new bone-forming growth factor reverse osteoporosis?

Scientists at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX, have uncovered a new bone-forming growth factor that may reverse the bone loss associated with osteoporosis. They say that this discovery has implications for regenerative medicine. Osteolectin has been shown to promote bone growth in postmenopausal mice. Osteoporosis develops …