Medicine

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

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness According to the CDC , the most severe cases of AFM can lead to respiratory failure and even death. When AFM strikes, patients experience sudden weakness, as well as loss of muscle tone and reflexes in the arms and legs. USA health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of AFM. "Right now, we know that poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases", Messonnier said. [Full Article...]

CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed

More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and younger, with the average age being 4 years old. "We know this can be frightening for parents", Dr. "And certainly after three cycles of this, when we've looked through all the normal agents, we're looking beyond that to see if there are things beyond normal infectious diseases that could cause this", said Messonnier. [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and younger, with the average age being 4 years old. Dr. Mobeen Rathore, an infectious disease specialist at UF Health, told News4Jax on Tuesday that it's unclear whether any cases have been confirmed in Florida, but it is being investigated in the state. [Full Article...]

Kansas records its first flu death of the season

Kansas records its first flu death of the season I don't know how to say it any louder. Some people do get achy and exhausted after getting the vaccine but that's usually just the immune system mounting a response. "If you get your flu vaccine on Monday and on Wednesday you start sneezing, you did not start to develop the flu from the vaccine". Florida has seen its first flu death of the 2018-19 season. [Full Article...]

Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity

Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity However, the latest guidelines for mammograms recommend women don't start getting them until age 50 and to repeat them every two years. 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. [Full Article...]

Doctors Warn Of C-Section ‘Epidemic’ As Global Rates Double

Doctors Warn Of C-Section ‘Epidemic’ As Global Rates Double Rates of caesarean section births nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015 - from 12 to 21 percent worldwide - new research has found , with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones. [Full Article...]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports two recent cases of polio-like illness

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports two recent cases of polio-like illness EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness, or no symptoms at all. The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties. As of now there has been 10 cases of AFM reported in Northern Illinois. The agency said it hasn't confirmed the cause for the majority of the cases, which primarily occur in children. [Full Article...]

Poor Mental Health Rises With Global Warming

Poor Mental Health Rises With Global Warming Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, one study led by Stanford University economist Marshall Burke found that a 1.8-degree Fahrenheit increase in monthly average temperature causes a 0.7 percent increase in suicide rates in the USA and 2.1 percent increase in Mexico. [Full Article...]

Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US

Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US Cases of a rare illness that mainly affects children are being reported across the country. It's an extremely rare disease and similar to polio because it attacks the nervous system. With research, doctors are trying to figure out if AFM is coming from the same enterovirus family, but not every child diagnosed with AFM has the virus. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms 15 More Judges, Wrapping Up a GOP Priority

Senate Confirms 15 More Judges, Wrapping Up a GOP Priority Sen. That's because the GOP is defending only eight Senate seats in November, only two of which are somewhat close. Many cleared on near-party line votes, while others were approved by voice votes. Republican congressional leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan both had abysmal approval ratings (46 percent unfavorable and 25 percent favorable f... [Full Article...]

Lancet Commission Report Shows Young People Suffer The Most With Mental Health

Lancet Commission Report Shows Young People Suffer The Most With Mental Health But if things are really going to change, if people are going to feel comfortable to get the help they need, and services are going to become accessible to everybody no matter what wage they're on, the recognition needs to continue all throughout the year - not just today. [Full Article...]

Mental Health Summit READ MORE

Mental Health Summit READ MORE Kate and Prince William were at a mental health summit when they were introduced to Colombia-born contemporary artist Dairo Vargas , who was painting a piece inspired by the event. The Duke and Duchess have been longtime supporters of mental health awareness, promoting their organization, Heads Together, to help mental health charities and groups around the country and the world. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom companies can't afford to ignore mental health issues

United Kingdom companies can't afford to ignore mental health issues 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. If you have children, I urge you to take a minute to check in on them and talk to them about mental illness, depression , anxiety, bullying, happiness and all of the things we sometimes take for granted or ignore. [Full Article...]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Weight Loss could reduce Risk

Breast Cancer Awareness: Weight Loss could reduce Risk The campaign was established in collaboration with The Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). "For me personally, the whole month of October allows us to spread as much knowledge about breast cancer to everyone I come into contact with", she said. [Full Article...]

Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business The first complaint, though, was filed September 10 - before the sexual assault allegation came out - and accuses Kavanaugh of lying when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing in early September that he hadn't received information stolen from Senate Democrats when he was working in the White House in the early 2000s. [Full Article...]

Colorado health department reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children

Five Western Washington children have been hospitalized with a possible nervous system illness. A 2-year-old girl from Batavia is facing a long, hard recovery after contracting a rare polio-like disease that has been reported in children across the United States. [Full Article...]

‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter

‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter The Congressional Review Act is a law that Republicans have used extensively since Trump came into office to overturn Obama-era regulations. Both sides' consultants say initial polling shows newfound enthusiasm among conservatives, who until the court fight were far less excited about voting than their liberal, anti-Trump counterparts. [Full Article...]

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital In such an environment, it is imperative to spread awareness about mental illness by talking about it more often and holding discussions. Mental health disorders are on the rise with 80% of people with any form of mental or substance use disorder in India and China not seeking treatment, a new report on mental health released by Lancet Commission says. [Full Article...]

"Polio-like" Disease may spread in Minnesota after Six Cases

It is sometimes caused by a viral infection, although environmental factors and genetic disorders may also contribute to its development. "It's incredibly heartbreaking to see this". Not much is known about AFM, which mainly affects children, and it doesn't have a cure. The patients' symptoms have been most similar to complications of infection with certain viruses, including poliovirus, non-p... [Full Article...]

New Poll Shows Blue Wave Thriving Following Kavanaugh Fight

New Poll Shows Blue Wave Thriving Following Kavanaugh Fight McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be". Republicans had hoped to confirm Kavanaugh in time for him to join the court on October 1, the start of the new term. "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is". Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman who led Kav... [Full Article...]


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