Get shot: Flu season approaching

Elderly and children are the two groups most susceptible to the flu with the potential to kill. But they certainly aren't enough for the flu virus to reconstitute itself in our bodies. That way, you'll remain in good shape for a long time for them. ... More..

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Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including Massachusetts
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including Massachusetts

The strain has shown up in samples of pet food, chicken pieces, ground check and whole chickens. The CDC fears the outbreak could be widespread in the chicken industry because the strain is present in live ch...More..

Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania

There is no specific treatment for the disorder, and long-term outcomes are unknown. "You can't imagine the amount of suffering these kids have in their lives". About 90 percent of the cases are children who ha...More..

Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu

Of those eight, none had received the flu shot, Brad Dalton, deputy press secretary for the Florida Department of Health , said in a statement to Fox News. The vaccine , which contains an inactivated virus,...More..

Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness

Other symptoms include facial drooping, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. "That's wh...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. Most people recover quickly from a polio infection, but it can cause fever and stiffness. T...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids

The MDH says the case is now being reviewed, and did not provide information regarding where in the state this particular case was diagnosed, or whether or not the child is in the hospital. Once diagnosed, so...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

So far this year, 127 confirmed or suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a significant increase over 2017 and a worrying p...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Department of Public Health confirms case of polio-like disease in MA

Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system . Symptoms include arm and leg weakness, loss of muscle tone and reflexes, in addition to facial drooping or weakness...More..

by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kansas health officials report first flu deaths of the season

Florida has seen its first flu death of the 2018-19 season. The Department of Health and Community Services says 125,000 people across Newfoundland and Labrador received the flu shot in 2017 through the pro...More..

Breast cancer: are you at risk?
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Breast cancer: are you at risk?

The International Breast Cancer Awareness Month is being marked worldwide. Mugaba warns that if one notices a discharge from the nipple, a sunken nipple or a change in the size or shape of the breast, they ...More..

10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in IL
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in IL

The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties. Kameron's diagnosis of AFM would be the first in New York State this year if confirmed. The cause of any individual case of AFM can be ha...More..

How climate change will affect your health
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

How climate change will affect your health

Published Monday in the journal PNAS, the study looked at mental health issues and compared them to climate data in search of trends. They called for more studies in the "regions with less-temperate climates...More..

Cases of rare polio-like illness affecting children reported in 16 states
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

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

Marcelo Malakooti, the medical director for Lurie's pediatric intensive care unit. The children are residents of King County (2), Pierce County (1), Lewis County (1), and Snohomish County (1) - the additional c...More..

Analyst Looks at Democrats' House, Senate Prospects
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Analyst Looks at Democrats' House, Senate Prospects

Just a month ago, Real Clear Politics' average of the key polls for all of the Senate seats up for election in 2018 listed 9 seats as "toss-ups" that could go either way. More broadly, the stakes in Novembe...More..

World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts

New mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need. Technology seems to have great potential to encourage young people to seek help for mental health pr...More..

William and Kate to attend mental health summit
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

William and Kate to attend mental health summit

The couple frocked up and looked fab as they went to the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, their first public outing as a couple since Louis was born. "That's pretty much ruined the picture", Willi...More..

Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health

They point out that mental health problems can affect anyone, irrespective of age, and early treatment can help in recovery. Five years on from giving birth, she is now studying counselling and psychology...More..

by | Friday, October 12, 2018

3 children with Polio-like illness In North Texas

Earlier this month, six Minnesota children were diagnosed with the disease. There are several ways people can contract AFM, including exposure to toxins in the air, genetic factors or through viruses su...More..

Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps — McConnell to AP
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps — McConnell to AP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats and their liberal allies Thursday for statements and actions that he dubbed "toxic fringe behavior", sharpening Republicans' campaign-season rhetoric as t...More..

Kavanaugh Effect: GOP Fundraising Up 500 Percent in Past Few Weeks
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kavanaugh Effect: GOP Fundraising Up 500 Percent in Past Few Weeks

In a press release on the day of the vote, Mike Espy, Hyde-Smith's Democratic opponent in November's U.S. Senate special election, accused her of ignoring the sexual assault allegations in order to confirm "a...More..

What is acute flaccid myelitis? Rare Minnesota cases raise questions
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

What is acute flaccid myelitis? Rare Minnesota cases raise questions

Causes of AFM include viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders. Now there is no treatment for AFM, and the exact cause is unknown. Symptoms can include sudden weakness in limbs, loss of reflexes,...More..

Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization. United Kingdom journalist Hattie Gladwell initiated a Twitter thread with the hashtag detailing 'Things people have said about my mental illness....More..

Democrats push health care vote ahead of midterm elections
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Democrats push health care vote ahead of midterm elections

Kavanaugh is accompanied by his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, third from left, and children Margaret, second from left, and Liza. Kavanaugh said at the swearing-in ceremony on Monday that "the Senate confirmation ...More..

by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Don’t get flu, get immunised" Global Positioning System urge

Meanwhile, the nasal vaccine should not be given to children, pregnant women, elderly after 50 years old, and asthma patients. These groups are at particular risk from flu and vaccination is the best protecti...More..

Mental Health Day 2018
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mental Health Day 2018

With the recent release of 2 WHO/Europe reports , "Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe" and "Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002-201...More..

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor

World Mental Health Day , on Wednesday is an opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness of what can be done to look after it. An adolescent girl dies as a result of violence every 10 minutes so...More..

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

As Kavanaugh won't vote in any cases prior to his tenure, these votes could end in a 4-4 tie, leading to either a reinstatement of the lower court ruling or a retrial with Kavanaugh. And pundits presumed POTUS ...More..

Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial swearing
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial swearing

He tried to distinguish between Mr Trump's nomination of Mr Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider president Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in ...More..

Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador, Trump accepts
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador, Trump accepts

He called Ms Haley a "very special" person, adding that she told him six months ago that she might want to take some time off. At least that's what CNN was speculating as President Trump confirmed H...More..