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Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising Influenza is often quite serious for seniors. A local doctor has advised over 65s they may not get their flu vaccine as early this year, due to supply issues. This includes young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older and people with certain medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes or heart disease. [Full Article...]

Breast Cancer Awareness / Senate candidates and healthcare | Smart Talk

Breast Cancer Awareness / Senate candidates and healthcare | Smart Talk Assistant Sous Chef Tammy Cole presents a range of special "Pink Month" desserts she designed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to "Cancer Support Sister" Vonnie. "It should not be confused with stage, though", Arciero said. "The first time I heard I had cancer, it took my breath away", said Fluman, who had been faithful to have routine mammograms. [Full Article...]

CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken Earlier this month, at least 57 people in at least 16 states reported salmonella infections after consuming some of more than 6.5 million pounds of contaminated beef produced by an Arizona company. The good news is that all chicken is safe to eat once it has been thoroughly cooked. As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear. [Full Article...]

Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states

Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states A recent CNN report found that 30 states were investigating 47 confirmed cases and another 49 suspected cases. The average age of those diagnosed is 4 years old. According to the CDC , the most severe cases of AFM can lead to respiratory failure and even death. Kelsey Gregory, a nurse practitioner with Premier Family Care in Harrison, said, "They are terming it as a polio-like virus, but no... [Full Article...]

Stop Flu at School: Free flu shots at 177 Hawaii Public Schools

Stop Flu at School: Free flu shots at 177 Hawaii Public Schools And we know that the majority of people in the U.S.do not get vaccinated for influenza, despite it being recommended for everyone over the age of six months. That was the most the state had experienced in three years. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications past year, including 183 children. [Full Article...]

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina It's a rare disease that can cause muscle weakness, partial paralysis, and general polio-like symptoms in children. Each year since then, usually in August or September, the CDC has logged a spike in the illness. Kelly Tunan's 5-year-old son was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and had to undergo several surgeries on his right leg and right foot. The illness has caused at least one death... [Full Article...]

MDH: 7th Minnesota case of AFM 'under review' by CDC

There is no specific treatment for the disorder, and long-term outcomes are unknown. The rare AFM condition mostly presents in children but so far a cause or consistent patient pathogen has alluded doctors. Officials began tracking the disease in 2014 when they received reports of 120 cases nationwide. "We know this can be frightening for parents", Messonnier said. [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

When AFM strikes, patients experience sudden weakness, as well as loss of muscle tone and reflexes in the arms and legs. "A polio-like disease because in the sense that it does involve the same areas in the nervous system ", said Dr. "We actually don't know what's causing this increase", said Dr. Nancy Messonnier , of the CDC. Because officials don't know the cause of AFM, they can't recomme... [Full Article...]

Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

Most of the cases have occurred in children. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after they had a fever and respiratory illness. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. "The most common etiology is probably a viral infection that starts off the process, and there's probably several different viruses that can cause acute flaccid myelitis ", said Dr. [Full Article...]

CDC: Cases Of Paralyzing ‘Acute Flaccid Myelitis’ Reported In 22 States

One child with the disorder died in 2017. It shows distinct abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). And in very rare cases, AFM can trigger fatal neurological complications, according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Kansas records its first flu deaths of the season

Kansas records its first flu deaths of the season It is not a conspiracy for doctors to recommend the flu vaccine. The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on Monday at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, starting with people in high-risk groups, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). [Full Article...]

Ten suspected cases of rare nervous system disease in northern IL children

Ten suspected cases of rare nervous system disease in northern IL children The children are being evaluated for AFM, a rare condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. A virus, a genetic disorder, and environmental toxins can cause it. So far this year, the CDC said there have been 38 confirmed cases across 16 states. Hawaii had no verified reports from 2014 through Thursday, Koethe said. [Full Article...]

87% of women in Gurugram never got breast examination conducted in hospitals

87% of women in Gurugram never got breast examination conducted in hospitals The campaign will officially kick off on October 18. Breast cancer is also the most common form of cancer diagnosed in pregnant women or women who have recently given birth. "Hower there are bright lights shining, and one is the reduction in breast cancer rates for African-American women, and it's something the city can be proud of". [Full Article...]

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Missoula

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Missoula Unfortunately, we know that there are still a lot who either don't follow this advice or just do it when they feel it's necessary. Breast cancers found during screening exams are more likely to be smaller and still confined to the breast. However, there are other symptoms as well. Any redness or swelling? With breast cancer, however, that is not the case. Men can get it too. The medic also notes... [Full Article...]

C-section births doubled globally since 2000: Lancet

C-section births doubled globally since 2000: Lancet Globally, C-section use has increased by 3.7 per cent each year between 2000-2015 - rising from 12 per cent of live births (16 million of 131.9 million) in 2000, to 21 per cent of live births (29.7 million of 140.6 million) in 2015, researchers said. [Full Article...]

Sixth Washington child hospitalized with mysterious illness, health officials say

Sixth Washington child hospitalized with mysterious illness, health officials say It is believed that AFM can be contagious, and for this reason, isolation protocols are in place for patients who are confirmed to have the neurological illness. "Among the people confirmed with AFM, CDC did not consistently detect EV-D68 in every patient". There isn't a vaccine that could prevent AFM and there isn't a vaccine that causes the condition, medical experts said. [Full Article...]

McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms

McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms Throughout the Kavanaugh controversy we were told it would be deadly for Republicans among suburban women voters they need to avoid being blown out in November. Among independents, 47 percent disagree with the Senate's decision to confirm Kavanaugh while only 34 percent believe the Senate was correct. To make matters worse for Democrats, Republicans continue to threaten Democratic incumbents i... [Full Article...]

Theresa May pledges new funding to mark World Mental Health Day

Theresa May pledges new funding to mark World Mental Health Day New mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need. Crisis Center of Birmingham : Mission is to serve the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues and respond with services that promote coping, emotional health and well-being. [Full Article...]

Learn More About Mental Health Awareness in Teens with NAMI Sarasota

Learn More About Mental Health Awareness in Teens with NAMI Sarasota He further said that the psychiatrists in government cadre are available in each district hospital of State and soon, more psychiatrists would be recruited to provide mental health services at rural area of the State. Mark Rowland is chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation. According to World Health Organization, a lot of these cases go undetected and therefore untreated, meaning t... [Full Article...]

Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints The judges may be forced to conclude "that intervening events have rendered the allegations moot or make remedial action impossible", said Arthur Hellman, an ethics professor at the University of Pittsburgh. They both stem from a hearing during the confirmation process to address sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Complaints made against judges are usually handled by the chief judge. [Full Article...]


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