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What is acute flaccid myelitis? Rare Minnesota cases raise questions

What is acute flaccid myelitis? Rare Minnesota cases raise questions

The Minnesota cases have been diagnosed since September 20, according to the Minnesota Department of Health , which says officials are working "aggressively" with health care providers to try to ga...

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

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

Originally from Sheffield, she sparked a row a year ago when she said many elderly people are "sitting in homes that really are too big for their needs" - and should not expect to pass them on to thei...

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Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax

So even though many independent voters did not want to see Kavanaugh confirmed, a majority of independents were disappointed by the Democrats' partisan attacks on Kavanaugh. That's another beauty. T...

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Health department urges public to get ready for flu season

Health department urges public to get ready for flu season

In an exclusive Video Conference Reporter video from IDWeek 2018, William Schaffner, MD , professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, characteri...

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Mental Health Services For New Mothers Get Boost From Recently Signed Laws

Mental Health Services For New Mothers Get Boost From Recently Signed Laws

Whilst individually people report difficulties accessing the right services and long waiting lists (which vary massively from area to area) the Government's own spending watchdog warns of a tickin...

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Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

Nearly all employees (96%) agree that mental health is as important as physical health, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. It is estimate...

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Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice

Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice

No definitive conclusions were reached during the confirmation process. "That is now over", declared Kavanaugh. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accepted his nomination and was ceremoniall...

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Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh

Two other women also accused Justice Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. With justices seated by seniority, President Donald Trump's two appointees will flank the Supreme Court ben...

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Trump to meet Haley at White House - UN ambassador RESIGNS

Trump to meet Haley at White House - UN ambassador RESIGNS

Haley again told the president last week that she planned on resigning, but in a rare turn of events in the nation's capital, word did not leak of her intentions before she officially submitted her re...

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Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone density

Vitamin D supplements may not boost bone density

People with little or no sun exposure are more likely to develop vitamin D deficiency . Cheese comes loaded with vitamin D and calcium that are required for strengthening bones and teeth. Accor...

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Seasonal flu vaccine clinics are underway

Seasonal flu vaccine clinics are underway

The virus can be particularly harmful and sometimes even fatal to over-65s, pregnant women and sufferers from chronic illnesses, as these groups are all particularly vulnerable. "Flu vaccination can h...

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1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

Among those whose family income was less than or equal to 130 percent of the federal poverty line (which was set at $11,770 for a single person or $24,250 for a family of four in 2016), 31.7 percent...

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Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

The birds then slam into buildings, vehicles, or just act freakish for a while before they eventually snap out of it, just like your average bar fly. "Generally, younger birds' livers can not handle t...

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BWMC genetic counselor helps patients fight breast cancer

BWMC genetic counselor helps patients fight breast cancer

Nya Moten, junior public health major, said she saw this event as an opportunity to engage her ECU peers about cancer . The Global Breast Cancer Predictive Genetic Testing Market Report 2018 publ...

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Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort

Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort

Stabile had used the park's wave pool while on vacation, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. "When Stabile returned to New Jersey. he reported a sudden severe headache while mowing the lawn". "Eve...

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Limiting screen use beneficial

Limiting screen use beneficial

The real battle comes with figuring out how to actually implement these recommended behaviors in your child's day-to-day life. The children and their parents completed questionnaires and different m...

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New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

The surf park voluntarily closed on Friday pending a CDC investigation, reported local media, and is complying with local health departments. A 29-year-old surfer died from what is commonly know...

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Developed Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Developed Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

Allison , US, and Tasuku Honjo, Japan, presented at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday. "While most researchers investigating cancer immunology were advocating vaccines to turn "on" T...

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FREE flu vaccination clinic - KNBN

FREE flu vaccination clinic - KNBN

With over 900,000 in the hospital due to the flu, the CDC marked this past flu season as one of the worst in decades. They got the flu from someone. Dr Julie Yates, Head of Screening and Immunisat...

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Hulu Live TV streaming will support Amazon Echo Show 2018

Hulu Live TV streaming will support Amazon Echo Show 2018

The company representatives gave us a demo of how the new range can control nearly any compatible appliance in your home with your voice. This time around Amazon has opted for something less austere...

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80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Last fall and winter, the USA went through one of the most severe flu seasons in recent memory. That means the vacc...

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Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland

Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school. A day earlier, Klobuchar's questioning of Kavanaugh earned national notice in an exchange about his drinking habits. Klobuc...

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Limited screen time good for children's brains

Limited screen time good for children's brains

The results were compiled from data gleaned from 4,520 questionnaires from 20 sites across the U.S., in which children and parents estimated the child's physical activity, sleep and screen time. The...

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Fifth West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In Bay County

Fifth West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In Bay County

The majority of people (80%) who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Fayette County last had a human case of West Nile in August 2017. People with certain medical conditions, such a...

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Trump Reaffirms Support For Top Court Pick, Says Testimony Was "Honest"

Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks during a Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., ...

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Democrats fume as Senate panel sets vote on Trump's court pick

Democrats fume as Senate panel sets vote on Trump's court pick

Asked how she could be so sure it was Kavanaugh who attacked her, Blasey Ford responded with confidence: "The same way that I'm sure that I'm talking to you right now". "Farrow and Mayer report ...

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Brett Kavanaugh unwilling to answer questions on FBI investigation, Mark Judge

Brett Kavanaugh unwilling to answer questions on FBI investigation, Mark Judge

Kavanaugh was "certainly forceful until it comes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation asking questions or Mark Judge testifying", Cramer said. "Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his dau...

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Kavanaugh calls certain allegations against him a ‘joke’ and a ‘farce’

Kavanaugh calls certain allegations against him a ‘joke’ and a ‘farce’

The Judiciary Committee was scheduled to meet Friday morning to vote, with Flake the deciding vote, and Senate Republican leaders planned to move the nomination to the floor perhaps by the weekend. ...

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'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response

WHO said that the priority is to strengthen all components of the public health response in all affected areas and to continue to enhance operational readiness and preparedness in the non-affected ar...

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Vikings' Everson Griffen Accused of Threatening to 'Shoot Up' Minneapolis Hotel

Vikings' Everson Griffen Accused of Threatening to 'Shoot Up' Minneapolis Hotel

At no time, sources indicate, was Griffen banned from the Vikings training facility. No gun was seen, according to police, and Griffen was not arrested. "We're just making sure that, you know, Eve...

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Alzheimer's Disease Burden to Double by 2060

Alzheimer's Disease Burden to Double by 2060

By 2060, almost 417 million, or 3.3%, are expected to be diagnosed, according to the study , which was published in Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association and coinci...

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Two ‘Mental Health Patients’ Chained in Sheriff's Van Drown

Two ‘Mental Health Patients’ Chained in Sheriff's Van Drown

After submerging North Carolina with almost one metre of rain, the storm dumped more than 16.5cm of rain in the Northeast, where it caused flash flooding. The van was attempting to cross a flooded a...

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Flu shots available at health department

Flu shots available at health department

Sharon Reed with Bon Secours Ghent Medical Associates . The study analyzed data from four flu seasons, from 2010 to 2014, and found that "flu vaccination reduced the risk of flu-associated death by h...

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Study Finds Children's Yogurts are Packed with Sugar

Study Finds Children's Yogurts are Packed with Sugar

We all know its good for us and most contain probiotics which help our digestive health . In these categories, total average sugars ranged from 10.8g/100g in children's products to 13.1g/100g i...

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Ground-breaking research finds daily aspirin dose doesn't lead to longer life

Ground-breaking research finds daily aspirin dose doesn't lead to longer life

Anne Murray , a geriatrician and epidemiologist at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. "The increase in cancer deaths in study participants in th...

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Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

The van was overtaken by flood waters near Pee Dee Island Road and U.S. Highway 76. Two deputies were able to escape the vehicle, a news release said. Chief Deputy Tom Fox of the Horry County Sher...

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Here are the cool new watch faces on the Apple Watch 4

Here are the cool new watch faces on the Apple Watch 4

While the shape is roughly the same, the design is a little softer and taller, with Apple calling it a "fundamental redesign". The vapor option is similar to flame, but a bit more gentle. Incredible...

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Common Household Cleaners Can Make Your Children Fatter

Common Household Cleaners Can Make Your Children Fatter

In order to check the scores for BMI, they used World Health Organization growth charts. These infants showed lower levels of Haemophilus and Clostridium bacteria but higher levels of Lachnospi...

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'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Dr Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) in the United States, said: 'Clinical guidelines note the benefits of aspirin for preventing heart attacks and strokes in persons...

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Daily aspirin may involve more risk than reward

Heart disease and stroke accounted for 19 percent of the deaths and major bleeding for 5 percent. Over a four-year span starting in 2010, the trial enrolled more than 19,000 people in Australia an...

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