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Suspected Acute flaccid myelitis case at Oishei Children's Hospital

Symptoms can include sudden limb weakness, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, facial and eyelid drooping, facial weakness, difficulty moving the eyes , swallowing difficulty or slurred speech, according to the U.S. A hospital spokesperson couldn't release details about the patient's age, condition, or sex due to health privacy laws. "The patients are now undergoing diagnostic procedures and treatment", said Andrea Kunicky, a spokeswoman for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh , where ... Read More »

City firm trains staff as mental health 'first aiders'


The plan, established in conjunction between the EIS and UK Sport, aims to take care of athlete's mental health needs as well as their physical health. We live in a country where waiting lists are months long, misdiagnoses are rampant, medication is handed out as a quick-fix, and many (but not all) doctors are still dismissing symptoms as well, essentially, nothing. Read More »

Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins


We get the feeling that our country has crossed a line here. Seventeen of the races on the ballot are for open seats with no incumbent: 14 in the House and three in the Senate. The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement. Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Month: ‘There Is Help Out There’


A film has launched in Dundee shining a light on mental health issues faced by young people in the city. Today (Wednesday, October 10) is World Mental Health Day , but there is still a stigma associated with mental health conditions according to the Peterborough Labour Party (PLP). Read More »

Rare Paralysis Cases in Children Are Investigated in Minnesota


AFM is a condition that affects the body's nervous system , targets the spinal cord, and could lead to paralysis. AFM or neurologic conditions like it have a variety of causes such as viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders. "While we don't know if it is effective in preventing AFM, washing your hands often with soap and water is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to other people". Read More »

What West Virginia Swing Voters Think About Manchin's Kavanaugh Vote (HBO)


Grassley said the controversy over Kavanaugh should not hurt the new justice's credibility on the court. The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight . He had already hired four law clerks, all women. "I'm not saying nobody could do it. but it requires a lot of force, more than you might think", Roberts said. Read More »

Fight flu - get your flu shot


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 80,000 people died from the flu and 900,000 were hospitalized with symptoms last season in the United States. As for the risk of allergic reaction, the odds of experiencing a severe allergic reaction are less than 1 in 4 million. That preservation process makes the virus serve as the antigen, or substance which causes the human body to create antibodies and fight the flu. Read More »

Women under 40 diagnosed with breast cancer face especially tough road


Alsheik. About 30 percent of breast cancer in young women is found a few years after having a child. The effort is to educate the public on the dangers of delaying in seeking prompt treatment of the disease. There's the arrival of cooler weather (sans Florida), pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween, but there's one thing that means just a bit more: breast-cancer awareness. Read More »

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death


The surf resort has been closed pending the test results from the CDC, he said. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now investigating the case and BSR has voluntarily ceased operation until conclusive results are available. The infection can not be passed from person to person and typically occurs during the summer months of July, August and September. Cases due to the use of neti pots and the practice of ablution have been documented. Read More »

Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort

Naegleria fowleri is commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba" as it can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Parsons Jr. said in a statement to the Waco Tribune-Herald. The CDC says people are typically infected when they go diving or swimming in warm freshwater places. Read More »

American, Japanese academics win Nobel Prize in Medicine for cancer research


The duo will share the Nobel prize sum of 9 million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million). The pair were honoured "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation", the Nobel Assembly said . The discoveries led to the creation of a multibillion-dollar market for new cancer medicines. A driving motivation for scientists is simply to push the frontiers of knowledge. Read More »

CDC Report Shows Over 80,000 Flu-Related Deaths In US Last Winter


The vaccine strain alters year to year to ensure it protects against each season's unique disease, he said, and this year's version has two changes that should help reduce the morbidity and mortality rates of the flu . "It seems like we're in a better position this year". The Meigs County Health Department wants you to stay well this flu season. Opportunities for free flu vaccines are plentiful in Umatilla County after the flu killed an estimated 80,000 people in the United States ... Read More »

CDC says nasal spray is back for this year's flu season


Epidemiologist supervisor Luis Cerda says the Laredo Health Department is making sure that the flu shots are available at both school districts in the coming weeks. If you're looking for a location near you that offers flu vaccines, check your local pharmacy. Baber said there was just one person "that we know of" from North Dakota who was on the detained plane and tested positive for the flu. Read More »

Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence


According to the sheriff's office , the two detainees were being transferred from Waccamaw Mental Health in Myrtle Beach and McLeod Loris Hospital in Loris to McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington, S.C. 'Just like you, we have questions we want answered'. The coroner in neighboring Marion County confirmed the two deceased patients were female, and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, according to the statement . Read More »

FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'

Regulators are considering restricting e-cigarette manufacturers from selling flavored nicotine liquid or forcing the products to undergo an agency review, as reported by CNBC. Gottlieb said that e-cigarette manufacturers have been given ample time to change their ways. The agency issued 12 warning letters to companies that it says have deceptive marketing labels on e-liquids. Read More »

Theranos bleeds dry, company to dissolve


The company claimed it could perform a number of traditional lab tests with just a few drops of blood. In June, an incredibly overconfident Holmes was briefly reported as interested in starting another company , despite the SEC settlement preventing her from serving as an officer of a public firm for a decade. Read More »

Plane carrying sick passengers lands at JFK airport


Medical staff from the CDC had all passengers fill out health care questionnaires on board, passenger Srinivasan Rao said . "Some tests came back inconclusive on other viruses, which is common", de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips said on Twitter, adding that the tests were being re-administered. Read More »

Blood-testing startup Theranos reportedly to dissolve

Theranos and Ms Holmes, its founder, claimed that Edison, their invention, a portable blood analyser, could conduct comprehensive tests using tiny amounts of blood taken from a pinprick on the finger, rather than vials filled with blood taken from veins. Read More »

Memorial tributes to John McCain


As of Friday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly in Vermont. Speaking in Minneapolis at the American Legion's 100th annual convention Thursday, Pence said McCain served 5½ years as a prison of war in Vietnam and "did not yield". Read More »

Hampton NH resort ordered to address Legionella problem


At least a dozen people were sickened from the disease; one elderly person died. "It's just a coincidence", said Leon, adding that New Hampshire sees an average of 30 to 35 cases of Legionnaires' disease annually. Martin said upon interviewing the Nashua patients, health officials determined the cases were not connected to the Hampton outbreak. As a precautionary measure, DPHS has closed the hot tub spas at the Sands Hotel and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel because hot tub spas, in general, ... Read More »

KDHE: Most of Kansas at 'high risk' for West Nile Virus


Greg Lakin, State Health Officer". "Georgians can reduce the number of mosquitoes around their homes and yards by getting rid of standing water", said Chris Rustin, Ph.D., DPH director of Environmental Health. Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Also, any holes in screen doors or windows should be fixed so that bugs can not find their way inside. Read More »

Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race


Republican primary voters overwhelmingly supported DeSantis in Tuesday's election over Adam Putnam , a 20-year political veteran once considered the front-runner until Trump interjected. Florida is the country's third most populous state after California and Texas and will be a decisive vote in the next presidential election, where the USA president won by just one percentage point in 2016. Read More »

‘Skyrocketing’ US STDs: Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis reach record levels


The data reveals that there were almost 2.3 million cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis a year ago. About 45 percent of cases were among young women aged 15 to 24. This featured a doubling of cases among men, but the CDC explains that "increases in diagnoses among women - and the speed with which they are increasing - are also concerning", adding that this is the third consecutive year that cases have risen. Read More »

McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona


This should give McSally's Democratic opponent in November plenty of ammunition, as that opponent, U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema , is the first openly bisexual individual ever elected to the U.S. McSally, an air force fighter pilot, easily defeated Kelli Ward , a hardline former state senator, and Joe Arpaio , the former Maricopa County sheriff whose criminal conviction was pardoned by Donald Trump past year, when they split the anti-establishment vote. Read More »

Fitzgerald honored to speak at McCain's memorial


Jeff Flake . It will also mark the first appearance of McCain's family members since the longtime Arizona senator died of brain cancer on Saturday at age 81. Thursday's ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. ET at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix . Fitzgerald's tribute will come before that of former vice president Joe Biden. Read More »

People line Interstate 17 to say goodbye to Senator John McCain


Karl followed up with Trump in the White House Cabinet Room - while Trump was sitting next to Vice President Mike Pence - but still, no acknowledgment from 45 when it came to McCain . Flags at the U.S. Capitol were still at half-staff Monday morning for McCain , the Arizona senator who died Saturday afternoon after being diagnosed previous year with a glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer . Read More »