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Australians' knowledge of antibiotic resistance better but not enough

Australians' knowledge of antibiotic resistance better but not enough

On the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018, we are pleased to partner up with MMIDSP, which is leading the way for creating awareness on AMR in Pakistan, said Wajeeh. In Europe, which p...

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Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?

Public health officials in East Sussex are urging people to get protected before winter kicks in. The flu vaccine is recommended for Delawareans 6 months of age and older. "I think some parents fe...

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Uganda health workers get pre-emptory vaccinations against Ebola

Uganda health workers get pre-emptory vaccinations against Ebola

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations vowed Wednesday to do more with Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where frequent attacks by rebels are undermining e...

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Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer

Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer

The research, which is being presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow, also found that breast cancer risk increased by 20 per cent for every hour a women slept beyond the recommended a...

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FDA Approves Powerful Opioid Pill That’s 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl

FDA Approves Powerful Opioid Pill That’s 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl

Kolodny called Dsuvia an "exceptionally dangerous" drug that is 10 times stronger than fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin. Critics, including the head of the FDA advisory committee t...

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Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

They are not available for policies purchased off the marketplace or for policies purchased through your employer. "It might seem like a plan is cheaper", Hattemer says, "but when you actually look ...

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Local doctor stresses importance of flu shot

Local doctor stresses importance of flu shot

Every person should get a flu vaccine yearly, with the exception of infants younger than 6 months and people who have a severe, life-threatening allergy to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients. A...

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'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'

He said that after two days, the new movement became nearly natural to the subjects and within a week, they were able to walk with limited assistance. The researchers administered the EES in bursts ...

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Air pollution and health: How our children will continue to breathe?

Air pollution and health: How our children will continue to breathe?

Health experts say the "very poor" air quality can lead to respiratory illness, especially among children and elderly people, on prolonged exposure. In low income countries nearly all (98%) of child...

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Bail and Bond Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Bail and Bond Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Anyone can get breast cancer . This is in a bid to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and benefits of early detection in Malaysia. "I look forward to ushering in a #BlueW...

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Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center

The timing of the deaths is not clear. The seventh death was announced the next day. A team at the facility on Sunday found minor hand-washing deficiencies. Based on an inspection conducted in Augus...

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Saudi Basketball Team Hold 'Friendly' for Breast Cancer Awareness

Saudi Basketball Team Hold 'Friendly' for Breast Cancer Awareness

Registration begins at noon and the walk steps off at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Survivors and supporters walked around the concourse Saturday morning. Dubai Customs' Ladies Committee has organised a nu...

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Air pollution is the new tobacco says WHO Head

Air pollution is the new tobacco says WHO Head

An overall Air Quality Index of 348 was recorded which falls in the very poor category, according to data of the Central Pollution Control Board. "Although air pollution is a global problem, the...

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Meghan Markle receives baby gift after comment on social media strikes chord

Meghan Markle receives baby gift after comment on social media strikes chord

Commentators were also surprised when after the royal wedding Meghan's biography appeared on the royal family's website with the quote: "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist". Meghan, who is pregna...

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Officials hope for successful Drug Take Back Day

Officials hope for successful Drug Take Back Day

On Oct. 27, the DEA is holding a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in thousands of locations all across the country from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Local agencies are partnering with the Drug Enfor...

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Trump seeks to base Medicare drug prices on lower overseas rates

Trump seeks to base Medicare drug prices on lower overseas rates

One common cancer drug is almost seven times as expensive for Medicare as it is for other countries. Speaking from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in Washington Thursday, the pres...

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Organic foods could help prevent cancer, claims new study

Organic foods could help prevent cancer, claims new study

The separation experts take into account the presence in the diet of 16 organic products, including fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, ready meals, vegetable fats, seasonings and food additives. During t...

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Story of 10 Bollywood stars and their battle with cancer

Story of 10 Bollywood stars and their battle with cancer

That's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thompson had her right breast removed in December 2015 and began a yearlong regimen of chemotherapy and radiation. Funds raised Wednesday a...

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Rare polio-like disease is spreading — CDC

Rare polio-like disease is spreading — CDC

But whatever is causing AFM, it does not seem to cause paralysis or muscle weakness to anywhere near the degree that polio did, said Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, an expert in rare neurological autoimmune d...

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NSW flu season officially over

NSW flu season officially over

Just over 15,000 confirmed cases of influenza have been recorded in NSW from January to October 17, compared with more than 101,000 cases for the same period in last year's horror season. NSW Heal...

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Sitting around is worse than smoking

Sitting around is worse than smoking

Either way, he said that lack of physical fitness should be considered as being on par with hypertension, diabetes and smoking when it comes to health risk factors. Overall, the authors estimated th...

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6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

The facility, which says it offers "pediatric and geriatric short and long term care in a secure and caring environment", has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends an...

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Thousands march to raise money, bring awareness to breast cancer

Thousands march to raise money, bring awareness to breast cancer

This is why Professionals have established a long-standing relationship with NBCF, and are hoping with their support the fight can continue to change breast cancer outcomes for patients and their fami...

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President Trump Visits Nevada For Rally, Fires Away At Democrats

President Trump Visits Nevada For Rally, Fires Away At Democrats

Seeking to create a stark difference between Democrats and Republicans during his Montana rally, the President told supporters that, "Democrats create mobs". But during the last midterm elections in...

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Healthy Aging: Get your flu shot early this year

Healthy Aging: Get your flu shot early this year

Getting it every year will keep you better protected, as well as help keep the populations most vulnerable to the flu - children and the elderly - safe through herd immunity. People should know that i...

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MIT AI Breast Cancer Model Said as Reliable as Radiologists

MIT AI Breast Cancer Model Said as Reliable as Radiologists

A recent survey conducted by a hospital in the national capital revealed that most of the breast cancer patients reach hospital very late, which is due to misconceptions and lack of awareness regardin...

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Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chicken sickens 92

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chicken sickens 92

The outbreak strain was identified in live chickens and many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry. The CDC cautioned doctors that this strain resist...

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Five suspected cases of polio-like illness in Arkansas

Five suspected cases of polio-like illness in Arkansas

AFM can arise after an infection and affects the nervous system, according to health officials. The total reported number for this year is 127, but the CDC has only confirmed 62 of those cases so far...

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Unvaccinated Child Is First Death of Flu Season

Unvaccinated Child Is First Death of Flu Season

The agency estimates more than 900,000 people were hospitalized and more than 80,000 people died from flu last season, which typically runs from October through March in the United States. In Albert...

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Congo confirms 33 cases of Ebola in the last week

Congo confirms 33 cases of Ebola in the last week

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health crisis of global concern and what are the recommendations t...

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CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed

NancyMessonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases . But what is particularly confounding doctors is that the number of cases spikes only every other y...

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CDC Confirms Case Of Rare, Polio-Like Disease In Oklahoma

CDC Confirms Case Of Rare, Polio-Like Disease In Oklahoma

Fall 2018 represents the third surge of AFM cases, which seem to spike in late summer and early fall, as Buzzfeed notes. A mysterious illness that's sickening and even paralyzing children is pro...

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Apple Watch can now connect hip patients to doctors

Apple Watch can now connect hip patients to doctors

More than a million knee and hip replacements happen every year in the USA, according to Zimmer Biomet . Apple's latest watch has FDA approved EKG monitoring inside along with fall detection. Both ...

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Do Your Supplements Contain Unapproved Pharmaceuticals?

Do Your Supplements Contain Unapproved Pharmaceuticals?

More than 50% of adults use dietary supplements , a $35 billion industry, notes the study . Nearly all the muscle building supplements, 82 out of 92 products, contained synthetic steroids or ster...

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Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

The average age of those afflicted is 4, and 90 percent of those with AFM are 18 or younger. Health officials are able to confirm cases through a review of brain scans and symptoms . Health offici...

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

Maryland health officials said their first case was reported to them September 21. AFM is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, according to the CDC. She also sai...

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Spike reported nationwide in cases of baffling paralysis in children

The long-term effects of the disease are also unknown. It affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. The CDC said the condition isn't new, "but the increase in cases we saw starting in 20...

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

Five children in Maryland have contracted symptoms of a virus similar to polio this fall, according to the state health department. Across the US there were 38 confirmed cases in 16 states this ye...

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Kansas records first flu deaths of the season

Sedgwick County Division of Health wants people to protect themselves. The child, who died sometime between September 30 and October 6, tested positive for influenza B. That was the most the state...

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6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder

In particular, the condition can cause weakness in the arms and legs along with loss of muscle tone and problems with reflexes. The Washington Department of Heath says all the children are 6 or youn...

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