• Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors
Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors

Tim Booth, director of the viral diseases division of Canada's National Microbiology Lab. USA health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of AFM . It affects fewer than one in a million people each year across the country, the CDC estimates . About 90 percent of the cases are children who have suffered muscle weakness or paralysis, ...

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  • WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care
WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

A mental health advocate in California, who has recently been awarded by the State Senate, said on Wednesday that her priority now is to help raise the awareness of mental illnesses among young Chinese Americans. Many more people - one in four, in fact - will have mental health issues at some point in their lives. Main triggers include relat...

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  • Senators want investigation into polio-like sickness that has struck seven children
Senators want investigation into polio-like sickness that has struck seven children

Reports surfaced on Wednesday that two Chicago-area children are being treated at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for the illness - including 2-year-old Julia Payne, who has been fighting the illness for almost a month. AFM mainly affects children, for reasons which remain unclear. The initial symptoms of AFM in children include facial droopi...

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  • 'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'
'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'

This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades. In Kansas, influenza was the direct cause of death for almost 200 people last winter, according to health officials. One of the most pervasive myths about the flu shot is that getting it can actually cause you to get the flu. "And people unfortunately attribute that to the flu ...

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  • Kavanaugh asks questions in first day on bench
Kavanaugh asks questions in first day on bench

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court - tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come - as one of the major successes of his turbulent two-year administration. Referring to a 2010 decision known as Curtis Johnson, Kavanaugh asked Justice Department lawyer Frederick Liu what the court should do "if we're tr...

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  • KINK Sees PINK For Breast Cancer
KINK Sees PINK For Breast Cancer

Put simply, breast cancer is caused by a genetic abnormality. "Four treatments three weeks apart", she said. " Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the United Kingdom", said Mr Ramsay. "I just kept on going because as a survivor of now going on 24 years, it was good for some of the newbies to see someone that has surv...

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  • James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for cancer research
James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for cancer research

The 70 year-old Allison worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Scripps Research from 1974-77, when the center was known as the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Antibodies against PD-1 have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as an investigational new drug for the treatment of cancer. Dr.

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  • Kavanaugh denies allegation after accuser gives testimony
Kavanaugh denies allegation after accuser gives testimony

In the editorial, it didn't say that it's beyond a doubt that Kavanaugh committed the assault Ford alleges. The reversal is significant given Kavanaugh has repeatedly cited his Catholic faith and Jesuit education in defending himself against Ford's accusations.

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  • Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood
Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising SC floodwaters, according to authorities. It could be assumed that he did", Thompson said Wednesday. The deputies were rescued from the van's roof, police said. "They were trying to negotiate through fast-running water, ...

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  • Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds
Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds

Until now, the balance between risks and benefits in older individuals was unclear, said Dr McNeil. A landmark US-Australian research has found that a low dose of aspirin will not help older adults live longer or prevent their first heart attack, instead will increase the risk of bleeding in older people.

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  • Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: John McCain was 'a true friend of Israel'
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: John McCain was 'a true friend of Israel'

Senator John McCain , US Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, visits Hall of names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem on March 18, 2008. "Americans will be forever grateful for his heroic military service & his steadfast integrity". "Canadians join Americans tonight in celebrating his life and mourning his passing...

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  • Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke
Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

The system even allows you to check on individual components of the air quality index such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide and particle pollution which is what is found in wildfire smoke. tomorrow . Those who typically walk or jog to work are advised to consider taking a bus or Skytrain instead until the air quality improves. The National Weather S...

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  • CDC monitors measles outbreak in La., 20 other states
CDC monitors measles outbreak in La., 20 other states

Symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes typically disappear without treatment within two or three weeks. Of those, 338 were connected to a single large outbreak. Additionally, some doctors have never seen a case of measles in their lifetime. The incidences of measles has dropped dramatically since the in...

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  • Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office
Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office

Johnson was very coy regarding what exactly prompted that tweet, but Colbert speculated that former Vice President Joe Biden spilled the beans. Understand me when I say " Skyscraper " isn't a great movie and I'm not saying you need to rush out and see it.

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  • Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care
Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

PillPack is an online pharmacy which operates in all 50 U.S. states and offers pre-sorted dose packaging and home delivery. PillPack, which delivers medications in pre-sorted dose packages and employs more than 700, also has offices in Manchester, N.H.

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