Thursday Sep 11
NewsTalk 1530 KFBK
Just What is the Enterovirus?
Hundreds of children across 10 states are showing symptoms of enterovirus. But, just what is it, and how is it affecting California? It initially looks like the common cold but within a couple of days, an infected child develops wheezing and shortness of breath.
Pediatrician Dr. Eric Freeman answers questions about Enterovirus EV-D68
Dr. Eric Freeman of Old Dominion Pediatrics, off Midlothian Turnpike near the Arboretum, answered viewer questions about Enterovirus EV-D68. Twelve states are reporting clusters of enterovirus illness: Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Utah.
A Rare Virus Plagues Back-to-School Season
Hospitals around the country are reporting record hospitalizations for enterovirus 68, a respiratory disease, as kids head back to packed and germy classrooms. Last weekend, 13-year-old Will Cornejo of Lone Tree, Colorado, came down with what his mother thought was a cold.
Cost a focus as GSK takes lead in new wave of biotech lung drugs
Cost-effectiveness is seen as a challenge for a new group of biotech lung drugs that have produced promising results in clinical tests, of which the first is likely to be launched next year by GlaxoSmithKline. Rival firms are racing to develop similar injectable drugs for patients with severe asthma, who do not respond adequately to traditional inhalers, in pursuit of a new market that analysts believe may be worth around $7.5 billion in annual sales.
US News & World Report
What's New in Asthma Management?
For some people with extremely severe asthma, using an inhaler and taking several medications is all part of the daily routine. It was a muggy 2011 Fourth of July in Illinois, and Kenny Beyer, 33, a severe asthmatic, opted for some exercise indoors.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Seasonal asthma diagnosis came as relief for Hobart woman
Hobart woman Anne Warren thought she was having a heart attack, but the feeling of tightness in her chest was actually caused by a change in the weather.