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Ministry of Health reminds public to get the flu vaccine

One third of parents surveyed believe the shot doesn't work. The shot is either made with a virus that has been "killed" or "inactivated" or made with "only a single gene from a flu virus (as opposed ...

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Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

Despite symptoms reminiscent of polio , no AFM cases have tested positive for that virus, according to the CDC . Pavia agrees enterovirus D68 is the most likely cause for the majority of AFM c...

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Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru

Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru

Peters acknowledged that many refugees in Nauru, where the treatment has been described as inhumane, might not want to return to Australia . The Guardian is reporting that Montana was arrested an...

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Mad cow disease found on farm in Scotland

Mad cow disease found on farm in Scotland

A case of BSE, also known as "mad cow disease", has been found on a farm in Scotland. Sheila Voas said: "Sad to have confirmed a case of BSE in Aberdeenshire this morning, but good surveillance syst...

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Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu

Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu

The nasal spray contains a weakened flu virus that can't replicate (and therefore make you sick), while the flu shot "just contains parts of the virus", Adalja says . Last year, the most casualties ...

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Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC

The CDC says 2 to 3 people have been affected by this in Virginia. ( See a map of reported cases here ). A single, common supplier of raw chicken products or of live chickens has not been identified. ...

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo - 200 Confirmed Cases And At Least 100 Deaths

Ebola Outbreak in Congo - 200 Confirmed Cases And At Least 100 Deaths

A committee could make recommendations on how to manage the outbreak, which it is feared could spread beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo to neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda. Working alongside the...

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Stock trading checklist: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), Seabridge Gold Inc. (SA)

Stock trading checklist: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), Seabridge Gold Inc. (SA)

This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 2580000 shares, and this is 2.49 times the normal volume. Private Asset Inc holds 0.03% or 9...

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What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

There are now 62 confirmed reports of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, an illness similar to polio , across 22 states in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The ou...

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Outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella sickens almost 100 in 29 states

The strain is resistant to antibiotics, according to a statement by the CDC. The CDC says 21 people are sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. Most people infected with Salmo...

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Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

AFM is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, according to the CDC . There has been one AFM-related death, which happened in 2017. Messonnier called it a "pretty dra...

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Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

More and more healthcare-related uses for the Apple Watch are emerging as Apple pushes further in the segment. Ultimately, the study will have the potential to enroll as many as 10,000 participa...

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Unapproved, Sometimes Dangerous Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements

Unapproved, Sometimes Dangerous Drugs Found In Dietary Supplements

Of these products, 19 (67.9%) were reported to contain new unapproved ingredients in the second or third warning, consistent with the assumption that the FDA found the product to be adulterated a co...

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CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases

CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases

In an email Tuesday, Maryland Department of Health spokeswoman Brittany Fowler said the CDC will "make a determination about the status of the cases" in Maryland "based on clinical and laboratory info...

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USA doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

In 2014, a large AFM epidemic coincided with a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), but in-depth testing of patient samples hasn't consistently found a...

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15-Century-Old 'Vampire' Kid Dug Up in Child Cemetery in Italy

15-Century-Old 'Vampire' Kid Dug Up in Child Cemetery in Italy

David Soren of the University of Arizona said, 'Locally, they're calling it the 'Vampire of Lugnano . The graveyard, which is situated atop the foundations of an abandoned 1st-century villa in Lugn...

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Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.

There have been no confirmed cases of AFM in Maine this year, according to Emily Spencer, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC. CDC officials say some p...

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127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

Cristina L. Sadowsky, clinical director for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, with Kennedy Krieger Institute. Another kind of virus was found in only some of the cases. CDC has tested e...

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Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Epidemiology on Monday announced that the unidentified Florida child tested positive for influenza B and died between September 30 and October 6. "It's...

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Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer Screenings

Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer Screenings

The campaign will officially kick off on October 18. The "Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch" was hosted by Wear it Well Incorporated and Exhale P.U.L.to raise awareness and funds for bre...

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Survivors & Supporters Model To End Breast Cancer

Survivors & Supporters Model To End Breast Cancer

A day filled with laughs, hugs, connections and Redskins football made for a special day for everyone in attendance. Dr. Esmat Al Qassim, Head of Early Detection of Cancer Initiative, said: "The n...

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CDC: Number of USA children without immunizations growing

CDC: Number of USA children without immunizations growing

In comparison, a 2001 survey (that used a different methodology) revealed that only 0.3 percent of children have not received shots. The second report focused partly on vaccine exemption rates amo...

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C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide

In the 10 countries with the highest number of births in 2010-2015, the study also identified an emerging gap between wealthy and poorer regions within the same country. They said it is important to...

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Local police go pink for breast cancer

Local police go pink for breast cancer

Like most people, we have had friends and family battle cancer. I tremble to think about what could have happened if I had not had that annual checkup. "Having dense breasts — along with other risk ...

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Here's why Obamacare premiums are going down for the first time

Here's why Obamacare premiums are going down for the first time

Federal exchange states that launch reinsurance programs in 2019 will see decreases in premiums as expected, but prices will not fall to pre-2018 levels. Many insurers are breaking even or have starte...

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CVS and Aetna's game-changing merger gains crucial approval

CVS and Aetna's game-changing merger gains crucial approval

Affiliations with large insurers could change that dynamic, he added . The new partnership, much like the CVS-Aetna deal, is created to turn corner drug stores into one-stop health care centers. Amaz...

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Rajasthan: 29 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Jaipur

Rajasthan: 29 confirmed cases of Zika virus in Jaipur

India has sent experts to try to contain an outbreak of the zika virus in the popular tourist destination of Jaipur , capital of Rajasthan , with a close watch on pregnant women. Zika Virus Testin...

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Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

Divulging more about the mental health care, Mr. Brahm Mohindra said that there is a tendency of experimentation in young age group leading to indulgence in alcohol and illicit drug abuse which may ...

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North Texas Children Among Those With Rare Polio-Like Illness

North Texas Children Among Those With Rare Polio-Like Illness

In recent weeks, six cases of the illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis(AFM), have been diagnosed in children in Minnesota - a state the typically sees less than one case of AFM per year, accor...

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39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

Lurie Children's Hospital has treated at least two of the children diagnosed with AFM, but it had not received any additional AFM patients as of Friday. A growing number of cases are being reported ac...

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