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

Another kind of virus was found in only some of the cases. "We actually don't know what's causing this increase", said Dr. Nancy Messonnier , of the CDC. The increase in cases appeared to begin in 2014, when the CDC started tracking the illness. Then in 2016, there were 149 confirmed cases. Officials said it's too early to know whether the total cases for 2018 will surpass those previous years. Read More »

CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

And it is not ruling out possible genetic disorders. The increase in cases has been happening since 2014, with the number of cases spiking in August and September, she said in a news briefing with reporters. "We know this can be frightening for parents", Messonnier said. For example, 11 of the Colorado cases of AFM this year have tested positive for EV A71, a rare type of enterovirus not usually seen in the USA, rather in Asia and other parts of the world, according to state epidemiologist ... Read More »

Child ‘vampire burial’ unearthed in Italy

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Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child who was buried in an ancient Roman cemetery in the region of Umbria in Italy . "It's extremely eerie and weird", said David Soren, an anthropology professor at the University of Arizona , who has overseen archaeological excavations at the cemetery since 1987. Read More »

How Pregnant Meghan Markle Is Handling the Zika Virus Threat Abroad

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In Ahmedabad, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) began active fogging in areas since Thursday last week in SP Stadium ward and Bapunagar - especially in societies where the first three Zika virus cases in the country were discovered previous year between November 2016 and February 2017. Read More »

Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu

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Florida was not alone in reporting a flu death so early in the season. A new survey on parents' attitude toward the flu vaccine may shed light on why some continue to resist the flu shot, even though it could put their children in danger. Read More »

Selena Gomez's Hospitalization Reportedly Hitting Demi Lovato Hard

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In 2013, Lovato addressed her friendship with Selena, and told MTV: "We've been through a lot together, we've had periods of times we here we grew apart and we just didn't really talk". Gomez has continuously been open about her struggles with mental health, in addition to her other health battles, including lupus and having a kidney transplant. Read More »

Breast cancer plate marks 10 years, $3 million raised

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A woman with cancer in one breast has a 3-4 times increased risk of developing a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the same breast. But genetic mutations are rare. Mamata Bajapayi General Secretary of Sara Odisha Foundation said, "We organised this program to spread awareness on breast cancer among youth". Read More »

Condominium Rentals Hawai'i Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Women of all ages should be aware of changes in their bodies at all times and communicate any concerns to their physicians. This is why regular breast cancer screening mammograms are so important. However, there will be more than 12,000 diagnoses of breast cancer in women under 40 this year, and more than 26,000 in women under 45, according to NCI. Read More »

Caesarean births at epidemic levels in some nations: Docs

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But the procedure can lead to scarring of the womb, which heightens the risk of complications during future births, such as from bleeding, abnormal development of the placenta, ectopic pregnancy , stillbirth and preterm birth. C-section continues to be over used in North America, Western Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, where rates rose by around 2 percent a year between 2000 and 2015 to 32 percent, nearly 27 percent and more than 44 percent respectively. Read More »

Getting Mammograms Key To Early Breast Cancer Detection

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Whilst the review, which included data on more than one million women, showed a link between processed meat consumption and breast cancer risk, it is not clear if the food is actually the cause. The study authors followed 295 of these high-risk women and thanks to semiannual MRIs were able to detect 17 breast cancers at an early stage before reaching the lymph nodes. Read More »

Obamacare premiums will get cheaper for the first time

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Health insurance premiums in the 39 states that use HealthCare.gov - including CT - will fall 1.5 percent on average for the most commonly purchased plans in 2019, marking the first time that rates have dropped since the 2010 health care law was implemented. Read More »

Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

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World Mental Health Day should give Indians pause for thought to consider what is a veritable public health crisis that - thanks to stigma - is brewing in silence. "In St. Kitts and Nevis, mental health in adolescence is also a reality". "There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions". Read More »

Cases of rare polio-like illness affecting children reported in 16 states

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But shortly thereafter, odd and frightening symptoms, such as limb weakness, face drooping and difficulty talking or swallowing, set in. The condition is called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM . CDC specialists will make the final determination if these cases are AFM. In Chicago, doctors say Julia Payne had an enterovirus that caused the AFM. Read More »

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

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Authorities say they have no confirmed cases of the nervous system condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in NY. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , AFM causes inflammation of the spinal cord area that can directly impact muscle use. Read More »

DOJ clears CVS-Aetna union

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The deal is expected to give the Woonsocket, Rhode Island, drugstore chain a bigger role in health care, with the companies combining to manage care through CVS stores, clinics and prescription drugs. A previously planned sale of Aetna's Medicare drug plans to another insurer resolved the antitrust enforcer's concerns, the Justice Department said in a statement Wednesday announcing the approval. Read More »

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

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Mental health researchers Dr Jo Robinson and Professor Patrick McGorry say that this rise in suicides is "devastating". Half of mental illness begins by the age of 14, and statistics due out later this year are expected to show levels far higher than has previously been recorded. Read More »

Jackson County Health Dept. reports second West Nile death

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Muntu Davis said. "Like using EPA-registered insect repellant, wearing long sleeve shirts and trousers, staying indoors between dusk and dawn", Schaffer said. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito which has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Most mosquitoes do not carry the virus, therefore most people bitten by a mosquito are not exposed to WNV. Read More »

Drone video shows Panama City in ruins after Hurricane Michael

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Similar scenes played out in parts of Virginia as the storm raced seaward. One of those deaths would be a man killed by a falling tree. NOAA says the website will be updated as more flights take place. But the fate of many residents was unknown. The intense power of Michael caught many people off guard. Gusts were as high as 51 miles per hour. The official said that after Hurricane Irma in September 2017, a field hospital was required in the Florida Keys for a year, and similar ... Read More »

Climate change threatens mental health

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Obradovich and his colleagues used the responses to classify people into two groups: those who reported any recent days with poor mental health, and those who didn't. Also, the way the question was worded allowed the researchers to identify people who were experiencing mental distress even if they hadn't sought professional health, they wrote. Read More »

Democrats Agree To Confirm More Of Trump's Judicial Nominees - Again

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With midterm elections less than a month away, is there any way to tell what the impact of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment, contentious hearings, and confirmation could be on the Senators who voted for or against him, or on voter enthusiasm and turnout? By Thursday night, Senate Republicans had used a narrow majority to confirm 29 appeals court judges nominated by Trump , far more than any other president since the creation of the regional circuit court system in 1891. Read More »

India Is One of The Most Depressed Countries In The Whole World

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Seb is the new Head Boy at Monmouth School Boys' Prep, which saw an explosion of colour in support of World Mental Health Day . Chart: Self-harm caused by mental health issues is among the top five causes of death for young people . Anxiety and depression are the most common categories of mental illnesses. The WHO has provided recommendations and examples of activities that can help detect and treat such disorders early. Read More »

Selena Gomez is Seeking Treatment at Mental Health Facility

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On Thursday, the 24-year-old singer was photographed with his wife, Hailey Baldwin , as they drove to their pastor's house in Beverly Hills, California. However late last week the Coach ambassador had to be re-admitted for the same problem, but this time she reacted much worse. Sources claim that she wanted to leave but was told by doctors she couldn't. Read More »

Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

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The C.P.H.is observing Mental Health Week under the theme " Young People in Mental Health , in a Changing World" and nurse Morris-Willis said, sensitising the youth on the issue of mental health is critical. Athletes and staff will have access to a mental health screening programme when they join and leave the elite set-up. The project is being organised by a group of 12 people - the majority of whom are under 30 and have experienced mental illness. Read More »

Lady Gaga pens an emotional essay on mental health

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Pan American Health Organisation representative Dr Erica Wheeler made this observation today at a World Mental Health Day health fair at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain. We have commenced the construction of primary health centres across the state to reach all Edo people and residents irrespective of where they reside. Read More »

GOP: Leftist Persecution of Kavanaugh Just the Beginning

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of all Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections because of the controversy surrounding President Trump's U.S. A Democratic takeover of Congress could expose Trump to impeachment investigations and lead to multiple probes into his administration just as he prepares for his own re-election fight in 2020. Read More »

Catherine glows in recycled lilac dress during loving display with William

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In addition to getting to spend some kid-free time together, William and Kate got to further push their mental health initiative. The royal couple arrived to attend multiple presentations on case studies of active mental health programs and also met with young people to speak about their experiences with mental health. Read More »

McConnell warns of backfire if Dems harass Trump

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Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for her vote to block Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has no plans to oppose her if she runs for re-election in 2022. Speaking to a crowd of thousands, Trump said he was delivering a promise he'd made to Iowa voters years ago when he campaigned ahead of the state's caucuses. Read More »

Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young

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The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development report added that mental disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030. With that said, The Chronicle would like to appeal to the health authorities to use World Mental Health Day , celebrated on October 10, every year, to review policies on child health. Read More »

Samantha Ness, called for killing Justice Kavanaugh, now on paid leave

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Kavanaugh moves to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential US Court of Appeals in Washington , where he built a conservative judicial record and a reputation for being affable and well-prepared. Kavanaugh said he already has hired his first four law clerks, noting that he is the first justice to employ a team entirely made up of women. Tuesday - Kavanaugh will join the bench for the first time. Read More »

SCSO in the pink for breast cancer awareness

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Funds raised by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative are granted into various Wyoming breast cancer programs and are also used to fund a statewide voucher program through the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services. My aunt was diagnosed with cancer in the early 2000's when her four girls were very little. Various studies have claimed that smoking may cause breast cancer. Read More »

Public event will put focus on young people and mental health

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When a young person often feels anxious or worried; has frequent stomachaches or headaches with no physical explanation; experiences difficulty with sleep, loses interest in things they once enjoyed doing; isolates themselves; has trouble in school or their grades begin to decline; feels exhausted, lacks energy or is disconnected; fears weight gain, constantly exercises, or develops unusual food consumption; or engages in risky, destructive behavior, including drinking, smoking, or other drug ... Read More »

US ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley resigns

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President Donald Trump tweeted that he has a "big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30 a.m". Nevertheless, the announcement surprised many in the Trump administration. But her tough stance for America, in the face of an oft-concerted, ugly anti-American U.N. force, will be sorely missed. Haley penned an op-ed in late September denying she wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece that excoriated Trump. Read More »

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density

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There was reliable evidence that vitamin D does not reduce total fractures , hip fractures, or falls by 15% - a clinically meaningful threshold. The authors said in the paper that they believed the results mean that there is "no justification" for further trials of vitamin D on musculoskeletal outcomes as there is no longer any ambiguity about its benefits. Read More »

Light drinking increased death, A New Study Reveals

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And when it comes to those with a family history of cancer any drinking at all was found to be detrimental with the risk of developing the disease. For the study , the team looked at two large groups of people in the USA: more than 340,600 people in the National Health Interview Survey and more than 93,600 treated as outpatients at Veterans Administration clinics. Read More »

Health Department Prepares for Flu Season

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To find flu vaccines at retail outlets, go to www.vaccinefinder.org or speak with a healthcare provider. Last flu season was the most deadly in years and Chicago public health advocates are urging residents to get vaccinated . "We are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect themselves and their families, because it is hard to predict in advance how severe the flu season is going to be". Read More »

Science Says You Should Embrace Hugging

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The positive effect of a hug may also linger beyond the momentary squeeze, with those interviewed reporting an improved mood the next day. The latest study suggests that receiving hugs from someone can protect you against deleterious changes in mood that are associated with the ups and downs of our social connections and interactions. Read More »

Australia could be first to eliminate cervical cancer

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By 2100 there would be just 3 deaths per million women as compared the current death rate that is 260 deaths each year today, or 21 deaths per million. Cancer Research UK said it understood the challenge the NHS was facing ahead of the HPV switch, but said it was important for turnaround times to be reduced "as quickly as possible". Read More »

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day

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On average, adults in the U.S. consumed 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food between 2007 and 2010, according to a National Center for Health Statistics data brief published in 2013. Fast food is on the menu all day long. The report found that Americans tend to taper off fast foods as they age. 'Anecdotally, I know women are much more likely to pack their lunches and I see a lot of women eat salads because they're trying to watch their weight whereas men will eat a ... Read More »

Birds Drunk on Fermented Berries are Causing Chaos in a Minnesota City

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Authorities in Gilbert warned citizens Tuesday of several reports of birds that appear to be " under the influence ", causing the winged animals to fly into windows, cars and acting "confused". A surprise frost led local berries to ferment earlier than is typical, and there's a corresponding increase in drunk birds in Gilbert. Numerous species who have overindulged on the boozy berries traditionally fly south for winter, leading them to gorge on the fruit in a bid to build up fat for the ... Read More »

Exercise plays important role in lowering risk of breast cancer

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This helps to raise vital funds for breast cancer research and free services to support breast cancer patients and their families. Sir Mike said: "Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK". They were treated pretty much the same with surgery, radiation or chemo-therapy or combination of the three. That will give you an answer to the reason breast cancer has increased in the black women in the African continent and black women in America at the same time. Read More »

Singapore study takes sugar-coating off artificial sweeteners

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Today, artificial sweeteners are used in a variety of food products and soft drinks that have reduced sugar content. However, many people are unaware the foods and drinks they're consuming have these sweeteners in them. For the study, the researchers used bioluminescent bacteria from E. coli to test how it reacts to artificial sweeteners. The collaborative study discovered that bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. Read More »