Health Care

Case of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in Kentucky, Ohio

Case of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in Kentucky, Ohio The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. "Be aware of the symptoms of any weakness in children", advised Dr. King's Daughters pediatrician Dr. Aaron McGuffin says the condition is getting more attention because of the severity of the symptoms. "We know this can be frightening for parents", Messonnier said in a news b... [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

A seventh case has been "clinically diagnosed", but remains under review by the CDC. AFM may be caused by other viruses, including enterovirus , environmental toxins and a condition in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys tissue that it mistakes for foreign material, Messonnier said: "This is a mystery so far, and we haven't solved it yet, so we have to be thinking broadly". [Full Article...]

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness

The CDC will determine whether the suspected cases in Maryland are AFM based on clinical information and lab tests, a spokeswoman for the state health department said in an email. Besides viruses, officials are also considering environmental toxins as a possible cause, but so far, they have no evidence that a particular toxin is behind the cases. [Full Article...]

Batavia City Fire Department support of breast cancer awareness a step further

Batavia City Fire Department support of breast cancer awareness a step further That wonderful gift of two extra years with my mother wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the medical help as well as the help of many friends, volunteers and charity organizations. People who have had breast cancer before are more likely to have it again, compared to those who have no history of the disease. But then she learned her cancer metastasized to her lungs in 2013. [Full Article...]

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness The event included an opening ceremony, survivor and forever fighters ceremony, and an awards ceremony. "Early detection and treatment are vital in ensuring outcomes will be more positive". Each year, over 50,000 women attend one of Wacoal's almost 1,400 one-day Fit for the Cure events where they are treated to a personal bra fitting and intimate wardrobe recommendation while also receiving brea... [Full Article...]

10 cases of AFM reported in IL

10 cases of AFM reported in IL But there is a suspected case in Buffalo involving a 3-year-old boy. A rare disease similar to polio appears to be spiking. AFM has been compared to polio because the condition can lead to paralysis. In some cases, the cause of AFM remains unknown. Parents are encouraged to consult a doctor if they see symptoms of the condition, including weakness, eyelid or facial drooping, difficulty moving ... [Full Article...]

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health As well as the new ministerial position, the government announced new mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need. An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that almost 500 people were detained under the Mental Health Act in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. [Full Article...]

GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics

GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics Hours after he was confirmed as the 114 Justice Kavanaugh went to the Supreme Court building with his family where he was sworn in by Chief Justice John G. He took his seat at the right end of the mahogany bench in the ornate courtroom - the location assigned to the court's juniormost member - and wore traditional black robes like the other justices. [Full Article...]

Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness called AFM

Two-year-old Julia Payne is one of two children being treated for AFM in Chicago. "We have 41 cases of children who have had some sort of illness of enterovirus A71, which is causing a wide spectrum of neurological illness", Herlihy said. [Full Article...]

‘Mental health should be as important as physical health’

‘Mental health should be as important as physical health’ You can get involved by reading the WFMH report about all the issues young people are facing today, donating to mental health charities such as YoungMinds , and sharing stories on social media with the #WorldMentalHealthDay tag. For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time. [Full Article...]

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high-court confirmation. In an interview with The Associated Press , the Kentucky Republican cited the Trump administration's "extraordinary" success with the GOP-controlled Congress — including a growing ec... [Full Article...]

Rare, polio-like disease affecting children in United States, says CDC

Rare, polio-like disease affecting children in United States, says CDC It is actively investigating AFM cases, and trying to unearth more information about the rare condition. "It's incredibly heartbreaking to see this". They have been reported in 16 states. In 2014, doctors believed the cases might be linked to infection with enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus, according to a New York Times article. [Full Article...]

Excellus: 1 in 3 adults gets flu shot

Excellus: 1 in 3 adults gets flu shot The other main version of the vaccine is the mist, which is produced using a weakened version of the virus, while technically a "live" virus, the mechanism for infection has been eliminated so it can not cause illness either. "I'm exhausted of hearing people say, 'Well, I didn't get sick and I didn't get the flu shot.' Or, 'I don't like it, my arm hurts, '" said Adams. In addition, the CDC reporte... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut She said that the disruptions during the hearing and Supreme Court protests were "not what we want for our country". On a positive note for his party, he said he expects the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and approval to provide an "adrenaline shot" of GOP enthusiasm at the polls. [Full Article...]

Victoria BID raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

Victoria BID raising awareness for World Mental Health Day Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life-course at WHO/Europe, states, "It is important to protect the younger generations as they are the future leaders". Armed conflict and natural disasters pose significant challenges to the long-term mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of affected populations. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice

Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh was " caught up in a hoax set up by the Democrats", Trump told reporters, without elaborating. As Kavanaugh won't vote in any cases prior to his tenure, these votes could end in a 4-4 tie, leading to either a reinstatement of the lower court ruling or a retrial with Kavanaugh. [Full Article...]

Scotland Health Care kicks of Breast Cancer Awarness Month with a walk

Scotland Health Care kicks of Breast Cancer Awarness Month with a walk Ms Chattoe said: " My sister was very ill and I wanted to do something, so I felt quite involved with them. The hospital says it is the first in CT to offer the four trials. Women who increase their physical activity after menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than those who don't. "Cancer doesn't discriminate based on gender, race, sexuality anyone can be plagued with cancer",... [Full Article...]

GE Chief Out After Barely A Year On The Job

GE Chief Out After Barely A Year On The Job The average tenure for a CEO at the company, which was once renowned for grooming executives to run major corporations including Boeing, Home Depot and Honeywell, was almost 14 years prior to Flannery's swift exit. But investors seemed unimpressed, and the stock kept falling even as USA markets notched records. Its close touched a nine-year low "as recently as last Tuesday, while the Dow Jones I... [Full Article...]

Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director

Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director Two scientists shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine , the Nobel Committee announced here on Monday. Allison and Honjo will be honoured at an official Nobel ceremony in Stockholm in December, and will share the nine million Swedish kronor (£775,000) prize money. [Full Article...]

Flake says Trump's mocking of Ford 'appalling'

Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and other lawmakers, the Senate last Friday agreed the FBI could investigate for up to a week, meaning its deadline is this Friday. Aside from Flake and Collins, all eyes also are on Republican Sen. I have it myself all the time . "We simply can't", Flake said at an event hosted by The Atlantic. [Full Article...]


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