H1N1 Flu, Asthma News – Week Ending Dec. 10
Swine Flu Statistics on Deaths, Hospitalizations
So far, almost 10,000 deaths can be attributed to swine flu in the U.S. To break it down further, the CDC reports 7,500 H1N1 deaths in young adults and 1,100 in kids. Approximately 1 in 6 Americans have contracted it overall.
UK Research Backs Up Evidence that H1N1 Less Serious Than Thought
It’s more dangerous than seasonal flu, though not by much, but reread that first link. H1N1 is proportionately worse for young people, who rarely die during normal flu seasons.
Still no word/predictions/indication that we’ll face a third wave. . .
Cancer Drug May Help Steroid-Resistant Asthmatics
Doctors use R-Roscovitine to kill cancer cells, and now researchers are testing the drug to see if it can kill off extra, inflamed eosinophils in breathing passages in the same way. Which makes a lot of sense, even to my non-scientist brain.
That’s all for today since I’m running late. If you’ve read or written anything this week, leave it in the comments.