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2 hrs ago | Amarillo.com

No cases of rare children's virus in Amarillo

An Amarillo health official is urging people to take preventative efforts against an uncommon virus that can cause children with asthma to develop severe respiratory illness. Newly appointed Director of Public Health Casie Stoughton said there have been no cases of Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in the area during the summer or fall, when people are more likely to be infected with the virus.

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Related Topix: Amarillo, TX, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Ebonee Kirkwood, Southwest Georgia Public Health District Communicable Disease Specialist

Are your children at risk of contracting a serious respiratory illness? A dangerous virus is spreading fast. If it's not in Georgia yet, it probably will be soon.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia, Family, Kids, Medicine, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Grant County child hospitalized with possible enterovirus

A Grant County child has been hospitalized with a severe respiratory that may be enterovirus D68. A test returned positive for enterovirus/rhinovirus, but was unable to distinguish between the two.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health

Sys-Con Media

Asthma Market to Reach 161.02 million Cases in 10MM by 2023

It is a common long-term condition characterized by narrowing of the airways, leading to airflow limitation and airway hyper-responsiveness whenever the lungs come into contact with endogenous and exogenous irritants. Exposure to irritants instigates a series of events, such as swelling of the airways, tightening of the respiratory muscles, and increased mucus production, leading to reduced airflow into the lungs.

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemiology

Freshnews

Asthma Market to Reach 161.02 million Cases in 10MM by 2023

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects persons of all ages, but most commonly starts in childhood. It is a common long-term condition characterized by narrowing of the airways, leading to airflow limitation and airway hyper-responsiveness whenever the lungs come into contact with endogenous and exogenous irritants.

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemiology

Investopedia

How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets

Imagine a world where male pattern baldness is irreversible, human papillomavirus is inevitable, and a routine asthma attack could spell death. That'd be a world without Propecia, Gardasil and Singulair, which would mean no Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck & Co.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry, HPV, Health, Singulair, Montelukast (generic), Pfizer, Novartis

The Hartford Courant

ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise

Ava Passley covered her nose and giggled as Dr. Jacob Hen walked into an examination room at his pediatric pulmonology office in Trumbull recently. Ava, 3, of Bridgeport, knows what to expect from a visit with Hen, having dealt with asthma since she was 1. She also spent several nights in the hospital after an attack in 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Trumbull, CT, Bridgeport, CT, Connecticut

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Times

Kids who drink raw milk have less asthma, allergies

KARACHI: Children who drink raw milk are less likely to develop asthma and allergies than those who stick to the safer pasteurised version, according to a large European study. Although the study isn't ironclad proof that the effects can be chalked up to raw milk itself, researchers believe certain milk proteins that are destroyed by heat could be helpful to children's developing immune systems.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Family, Kids

Kevin, M.D.

MKSAP: 32-year-old man with cough and nasal congestion

A 32-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-day history of productive cough, sore throat, coryza, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, generalized myalgia, and fatigue. His sputum is slightly yellow.

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Related Topix: Health, Common Cold

Kirkland Reporter

Enterovirus D68 suspected in King County

Local health officials are working with Seattle Children's Hospital to investigate a cluster of patients with severe respiratory illness who tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection. Additional testing is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can determine whether it is the enterovirus D68 strain that has been seen recently in other U.S. states.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Common Cold, Health, Health Care Provider

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Denver Post

Colorado outbreak of respiratory illness yearly problem for asthmatics

Luke's Medical Center in Denver on Sept. 5, 2014 from what doctors suspect is respiratory virus Human Enterovirus 68. Every year, about two to four weeks after school starts, a big spike in asthma-related hospital visits occurs among children that experts say could be largely avoided.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Seeking Alpha

Teva Pharmaceutical Is Poised To Grow

Teva is trying to recover the Copaxone sales loss due to patent expiration by introducing an improved version of Copaxone 40mg. Teva revealed positive data from the phase 3 study of its drug reslizumab for the treatment of moderate to severe asthma.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Medicine, Health, AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca Group, Healthcare Industry, Pharmaceuticals

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Federal Way Mirror

Enterovirus 68 respiratory illness suspected in King County

King County Health officials are working to confirm the presence of enterovirus D68 in King County after a a group of patients at Seattle Children's Hospital tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection. King County Health officials are working to confirm the presence of enterovirus D68 in King County, looking at a group of patients in Seattle Children's Hospital who have "severe respiratory illness" and "tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection."

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KREM-TV Spokane

Severe case of respiratory illness in Spokane County

SPOKANE, Wash. With several severe respiratory illnesses in Washington state under investigation for enterovirus D68 , Spokane Regional Health District officials confirm they are working with local providers to investigate a severe respiratory illness in one area child.

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Related Topix: Spokane, WA, Spokane County, WA, Medicine, Common Cold, Health

KURB-FM Little Rock

Enterovirus Hits Special School for Kids with Asthma

Enterovirus 68 has been sweeping through schools in 11 states this week. But a special school in Denver for mostly asthmatic children has been battling the rare virus for weeks -- they just didn't know what it was called.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Health

BioSpace

Malaria Drug Shows Promise Treating Asthma, National University of Singapore (NUS) Study

A malaria drug derived from the artemisia plant might offer an alternative way to treat asthma. The drug, called artesunate, works like dexamethasone, the most potent steroid currently available.

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Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Indonesia, Health, Malaria

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Albuterol (generic), Ventolin, Proventil, Kids, Family

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hispanic Business

Prosonix Confirms the Potential of its Multi-Component...

Successful Completion of Biomedical Catalyst Programme Prosonix, an innovative speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled Respiratory Medicines by Design , announces that it has confirmed the potential of its Multi-component Particle Technology for creating novel inhaled, dual and triple fixed dose combination therapies for respiratory diseases. The Company will use the information generated to advance one or more candidates into formal development studies in the coming months.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Fluticasone (generic), Flovent

News12.com

September brings peak season of asthma

Doctors say asthma is common in September because this is when asthma triggers are in the air. Doctors say asthma is common in September because this is when asthma triggers like mold, ragweed and other viral infections are in the air.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Renton Reporter

Enterovirus D68 suspected in King County; children with asthma may be ...

Local health officials are working with Seattle Children's Hospital to investigate a cluster of patients with severe respiratory illness who tested positive for a possible enterovirus infection. Additional testing is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that can determine whether it is the enterovirus D68 strain that has been seen recently in other U.S. states.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Common Cold, Health Care Provider

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