Parents want to do the best for their children, especially when they’re not feeling well. That often means giving liquid, over-the-counter (OTC) medications when they have a cold, fever or the flu. But even the best intentions can go wrong when it comes to dosing children’s OTC medicines.
OTC cough and cold medicines are safe and effective when used as directed – this includes always giving your child the precise, recommended dose. When it’s late at night and your child is sick, it may seem easier to reach for whatever is nearby, like a kitchen spoon, instead of taking the time to find the right dosing cup or syringe that came with the medicine. While 63 percent of parents surveyed say they prefer milliliter dosing devices to measure their children’s liquid medicine, 8 out of 10 parents* have given the wrong dose of liquid medicine to their child by accident.
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Today, Ricola, one of the most innovative manufacturers of herb cough drops in the world, announced that it has partnered with multi-award-winning, platinum selling recording artist Pentatonix to help ensure they are always prepared to put their best voice forward.
Known for their breathtaking harmonies, unique arrangements and remarkable vocal percussion, the members of Pentatonix push their voices and throats to the max every day.
“We connect with our fans through our natural voices,” says the group. “That’s why we always have Ricola herb drops around to stay in pitch perfect shape on and off the stage.”
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Ricola®, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of uniquely effective and delicious herb drops – Extra Strength for powerful cough relief.
Available in a “just-dripped-from-an icicle”-Glacier-Mint flavor, Extra Strength is cultivated from a blend of ten natural Swiss alpine herbs and a soothing syrup center that delivers powerful cough relief with natural menthol.
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Actress and mother of two Sarah Michelle Gellar is joining March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur on the Sounds of Pertussis® Campaign to help raise awareness about pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and the importance of adult vaccination. Pertussis is on the rise across the U.S., and infants and young children may be most vulnerable.
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In the lead-up to Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the ‘future face’ of women’s cancer is being revealed. While new data published last month by Cancer Research UK suggests the number of women dying from breast cancer in the UK is in decline – expected to drop almost 30 percent by 2030 – the number of women dying from lung cancer is on the increase.
Liz Darlison, Macmillan Consultant Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals of Leicester, says, “While the statistics paint a frightening picture, there’s a great deal that can be done to help ensure women are diagnosed earlier, treated earlier and live longer. By raising awareness of the tell-tale signs – for example, a persistent cough that lasts longer than three weeks – there’s the potential to save thousands of lives every year.”
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Procter & Gamble’s (NYSE: PG) Vicks DayQuil and Vicks NyQuil have kicked off its “Search for the Most Dedicated NFL Fan” – a new Facebook contest that will reward the NFL’s most dedicated football fan with two tickets to Super Bowl XLV. What does it mean to be Vicks’ dedicated fans? Vicks is searching for a fan that doesn’t miss a moment of the NFL season, despite long distances, no tickets, rain, sleet or snow, cold, cough or flu. A fan that cheers for their team, no matter what – that’s a dedicated fan!
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For today’s busy families, getting sick is no fun. With cough, cold and flu season here, many parents are taking precautions to help keep their children healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),¹ one of the best ways to protect against getting sick is to wash hands often. To help teach families about the importance of clean hands and preventing the spread of germs, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes has launched the Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone™ website, an educational resource developed by Bill Nye, renowned science educator and author of Bill Nye the Science Guy's Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.
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The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and their babies from pertussis—commonly known as whooping cough—by getting vaccinated with an adult Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) booster, which may reduce their risk of getting the disease and spreading it to their babies.
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