• CDC: Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states
CDC: Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

The CDC knows of one death in a child who had AFM in 2017, Messonnier said. "As a parent myself I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", Messonnier said. Lacking an established cause, health officials confirm cases through a review of brain scans and symptoms. In 2014 the CDC said there was a spike in the AFM virus, with 120 pe...

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  • Almost half of Edmontonians won’t get flu shot
Almost half of Edmontonians won’t get flu shot

The flu season officially began last week and Florida is already the first state to report the death of an unvaccinated child from the flu this year. 30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy. "However, each year people get sick with the flu". A third of parents believe that the flu vaccine doesn't work.

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  • Student events to increase breast cancer awareness
Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

While some women may fear that the radiation used to take mammogram X-rays could cause cancer to appear or spread, Matthiesen said there is no evidence to support that claim. At a community hospital, a woman may be able to get a mammogram, but she is likely to be referred to one or more other offices for diagnostic tests and treatment.

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  • Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness
Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness

Often times, the large breast cancer events consist of women who are in the early stages or who are considered to be survivors. "The need for early and accurate detection simply can not be over emphasised", says Dr Jackie Smilg, chairman of the Radiological Society's sub-specialty group, the Breast Imaging Society of South Africa (BISSA).

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  • Births by C-secs doubled between 2000 & 2015: Lancet
Births by C-secs doubled between 2000 & 2015: Lancet

A special series of three papers published in The Lancet reveal the alarming rate of c-section births worldwide, and focuses on the optimization of c-section use. What are the risks associated with c-section births? These include 'a lack of midwives to prevent and detect problems, loss of medical skills to confidently and competently attend ...

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  • Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. She affirmed that studies have found that the risk of breast cancer increases with age and that most of the breast cancer cases are diagnosed beyond the age of 50.

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  • WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world
WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world

More than a quarter (26%) of people aged 16-24 years and a similar proportion (25%) of people aged 25-34 years had a 12-month mental disorder, compared with 6% of those aged 75-85 years old. Theresa May has announced eight thousand more mental health workers in schools to offer mental health checks to pupils. She cited WHO's definition of hea...

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  • 6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder
6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

Specialists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control will confirm the diagnoses. A disease that causes partial paralysis in children has impacted nine people in IL, the Department of Health announced. Various viruses can cause AFM, including West Nile and enteroviruses. As of now no AFM cases have been reported in Southern Illinois. Since the ...

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  • Concerns growing over rare polio-like condition in children
Concerns growing over rare polio-like condition in children

The hospital is now working with the health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to administer testing to confirm if the child does indeed have AFM. "The increase in AFM cases in 2014 coincided with a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness among people caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)", the CDC notes on its websi...

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  • US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America
US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America

One Republican observer said he thought as many as 20 or 21 of the 25 Republican districts that went for Hillary Clinton previous year could well flip to the Democrats, producing a large Democratic House wave. "If we lose the majority in the House, which is always a possibility, we will probably just have to fight it out and it's a shame". Amon...

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  • Health Minister expresses concern over increasing mental health problem
Health Minister expresses concern over increasing mental health problem

Today marks World Mental Health Day - a day observed to spread mental health education, awareness, and to advocate against stigmatization. The theme of the day for this year is " young people and mental health in a changing world ".

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  • Study examines how climate change is stressing us out
Study examines how climate change is stressing us out

Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain under-diagnosed and untreated. They used the data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System , which included a mental health-related report by more than two million people in ...

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  • Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma
Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma

Research has also found around 75 per cent of mental health disorders appear by the age of 24, while over the last decade nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared to ten years ago.

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  • Wills And Kate Step Out Together For Mental Health Summit
Wills And Kate Step Out Together For Mental Health Summit

Kate only returned to royal duties last week after taking maternity leave for the birth of the couple's third child Prince Louis. The summit sees political figures, academics and policy-makers from around the world meet to discuss issues surrounding the stigma of mental health and how to better address them.

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  • Stress, Apprehension Not Managed, Could Leads To Mental Illness
Stress, Apprehension Not Managed, Could Leads To Mental Illness

While eating disorders and other mental health conditions affect people at all stages of life, young people are particularly vulnerable to (cyber) bullying, gender identity, self-harm and suicidal ideation (ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas).

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  • Kavanaugh sworn in again during ceremonial event at White House
Kavanaugh sworn in again during ceremonial event at White House

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (L) hugs his wife Ashley after the ceremony. Even before the confirmation, Kavanaugh's opponents had a comeback line, printed on the back of jackets they wore to the Capitol: "November is coming".

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  • Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'
Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

In recent weeks and months, some Democrats have promised to use any congressional influence they have to investigate Trump, his businesses, his finances, and even his most recent Supreme Court appointee. Kavanaugh is expected to push the court further to the right as he is replacing Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justi...

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  • Health officials report 6 cases of rare, polio-like virus in Minnesota
Health officials report 6 cases of rare, polio-like virus in Minnesota

It attacks the nervous system and can lead to arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle reflexes. Because the virus was present in many early confirmed cases of AFM, the CDC believes it to be a primary cause of the condition. As of September 30, according to the CDC , 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed in 16 states. AFM symptoms include sudden m...

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  • Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders
Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders

Only 40 percent of adults who have a mental illness reported receiving any sort of service for their mental illness in the prior 12 months, according to Judith Bass, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "In the African region, it is estimated that 5 per cent of the population aged below 15 years, suffer from a mental di...

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  • Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business
Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Asked if he considered the crowd at Trump's rally also a mob, McConnell said: "I'm not interested in talking about tweets or what people may say at rallies". He had denied her allegation. " Seriously, Hillary? " was the reaction of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded a year ago when a shooter - who was a registered D...

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