6-year-old Michigan boy dies of RSV amid surge in cases

6-year-old Michigan boy dies of RSV amid surge in cases

A 6-year-old Michigan boy has died of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as cases overwhelm children’s hospitals across the country, officials said. The Macomb County boy was admitted to Corewell Health Beaumont Troy Hospital and died at 3:41 a.m. Wednesday, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office told the Detroit Free Press. “The child was diagnosed in … Read more

RSV cases soar 900% in past five weeks at Children’s Wisconsin

RSV cases soar 900% in past five weeks at Children’s Wisconsin

Children’s Wisconsin, the children’s hospital in Milwaukee, told WISN 12 News that respiratory syncytial virus cases have increased 900% in the past five weeks. The increase in hospitalizations has led to the postponement of some surgeries and the refusal of some transfers from other hospitals. RSV is a common childhood disease, virtually all children are … Read more

RSV cases soar 900% in past five weeks at Children’s Wisconsin

RSV cases soar 900% in past five weeks at Children’s Wisconsin

Children’s Wisconsin, the children’s hospital in Milwaukee, told WISN 12 News that respiratory syncytial virus cases have increased 900% in the past five weeks. The increase in hospitalizations has led to the postponement of some surgeries and the refusal of some transfers from other hospitals. RSV is a common childhood disease, virtually all children are … Read more

RSV vaccine trial shows promising results, says Pfizer; the company will seek FDA approval this year

RSV vaccine trial shows promising results, says Pfizer;  the company will seek FDA approval this year

CNN — Pfizer says it has enough promising data on its respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, vaccine designed to protect newborns that it will end study enrollment and submit for approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration by the end of the year. RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild … Read more

Drinking caffeine during pregnancy impacts baby’s height: study

Drinking caffeine during pregnancy impacts baby’s height: study

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed food lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — Starting the day with a hot cup of caffeinated coffee or tea may sound heavenly to some, but it could have negative effects on the … Read more

Drinking caffeine during pregnancy impacts baby’s height: study

Drinking caffeine during pregnancy impacts baby’s height: study

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed food lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — Starting the day with a hot cup of caffeinated coffee or tea may sound heavenly to some, but it could have negative effects on the … Read more

A twin lost his life to RSV, now his parents are waiting to find out if his brother will survive the same disease

A twin lost his life to RSV, now his parents are waiting to find out if his brother will survive the same disease

CNN — Less than three months after welcoming twins, Amanda and Ed Bystran lost one of them to RSV – they are now hoping their other son will recover from the same virus. Amanda Bystran gave birth to twins Brodie and Silas on August 15. “We couldn’t wait for them to arrive. My older children … Read more

What to do if your child has a respiratory infection? Our medical analyst explains

What to do if your child has a respiratory infection?  Our medical analyst explains

CNN — A common respiratory virus, respiratory syncytial virus, is emerging in the United States, causing some children’s hospitals to be overwhelmed. The flu virus is also on the rise, along with other viruses – such as adenovirus and rhinovirus – that cause colds. At the same time, children are back in school and families … Read more

A New Mexico hospital’s pediatric ward is nearly full due to an increase in RSV cases

A New Mexico hospital’s pediatric ward is nearly full due to an increase in RSV cases

New concerns for University of New Mexico hospital officials. The facility’s pediatric and general pediatric intensive care units are nearing capacity due to the increase in RSV cases in young children. This is a problem currently in the United States. “We are seeing more cases this year than last year and certainly before the pandemic,” … Read more