Health Care

What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

The long-term effects of the disease are also unknown. It shows distinct abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It's too early to know whether the total for 2018 will surpass those previous years. But the data reported Tuesday represents "a substantially larger number than in previous months this year", Messonnier said. [Full Article...]

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

One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM. It shows distinct abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Messonnier stressed that while she understands how frightening this situation is for parents, they should remember that the infections are, in fact, rare. [Full Article...]

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

The first Florida flu death of the season has been reported. The department's report did not say where in the state that the death occurred, but did say the unvaccinated child was otherwise healthy before getting sick. "All of the components, whether it's the nasal or injectable vaccine, do not constitute the official flu virus". Albertans six months of age and older will once again be able to... [Full Article...]

Participants honor breast cancer survivors at More Than Pink Walk in Miami

Participants honor breast cancer survivors at More Than Pink Walk in Miami Mammograms are considered the gold standard of care for breast cancer screening. But for some women with stage IV breast cancer - in which the cancer has infiltrated other parts of their body - the "pink month" can't end soon enough. "And we can not thank them enough for this very timely and generous help!" . The general recommendation is that women start having annual mammograms at age 40... [Full Article...]

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness Among them is two-year-old Julia Payne, whose symptoms started off resembling those of a common cold. The first five possible cases affected children in King, Pierce, Lewis and Snohomish counties. In 2014, 120 children were diagnosed with AFM. Earlier this week, six children in Minnesota were diagnosed with this "rare" disease. AFM can cause a range of types and severity of symptoms , but... [Full Article...]

Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children

Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children AFM affects less than one in a million children. In Washington, all of the patients suspected of having AFM are under age 6 and all had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week before developing symptoms of AFM, the Department of Health reported on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Senate Reaches Deal On 15 Judges

Senate Reaches Deal On 15 Judges While Democrats continue to see strong odds of recapturing control of the House and gaining governorships, Republicans will likely hold on to the Senate, riding a wave of enthusiasm following the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh . [Full Article...]

Another chance to talk about mental health

Another chance to talk about mental health Jackie will also explore how we can harness the latest technology - such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence - to identify those at risk of suicide . Kufre, however appealed to government, health and educational sector to invest in comprehensive and integrated evidence based programmes for mental health of young people. [Full Article...]

Coping with global warming, rising mental issues

Coping with global warming, rising mental issues According to the L.A. Times, the team led by MIT data scientist Nick Obradovich asked nearly two million people this question between 2002 and 2012: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?" Apparently, it is. [Full Article...]

Peterborough Labour Party calls for World Mental Health Day support

Peterborough Labour Party calls for World Mental Health Day support Now we must turn those words into action. "Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government". However, according to the PLP a survey carried out by Unison in 2017 stated that 68 per cent of staff who work in mental health services felt they are reaching crisis point due to a lack of beds, staff and investment. [Full Article...]

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald: My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald: My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week Right now, more and more young people are struggling to cope with their mental health . "Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering", the two activists said. [Full Article...]

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked Her mother would constantly remind her and tell her the importance of self-checks, as well as mammograms. You know, I had an early diagnosis. "It's very interesting and exciting to me to be helping these women through their breast cancer journey to get them to a cure", Dr. [Full Article...]

Dem Group Files Kavanaugh Ethics Complaints, Sent to Circuit Court

Dem Group Files Kavanaugh Ethics Complaints, Sent to Circuit Court The Senate never acted on Garland's Supreme Court nomination. "There is nothing that a judicial council could do at this point", said Arthur Hellman, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh and expert on the operation of federal courts. [Full Article...]

More 'polio-like' illnesses reported in Pennsylvania, Illinois

Four of the five had fever of 100.4 F or greater. 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 gather more information about the cases. [Full Article...]

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder Two are known to have been filed by filed by the Democratic Coalition, a political action group, Buzzfeed reported . Republicans counter that the blue slip process is a courtesy that is taken into account, but home-state senators shouldn't have an absolute veto over a president's picks. [Full Article...]

Rare, polio-like paralyzing disorder affecting children on the rise, CDC says

Rare, polio-like paralyzing disorder affecting children on the rise, CDC says The reported IL cases are preliminary diagnoses and only the U.S. Centers for Disease Control can confirm the diagnosis, according to Arnold. Polio is the most significant disease caused by an enterovirus . The disease was most prevalent in 2014 when 120 cases, most in Colorado and California, were reported. " Most of the cases [of AFM] that CDC has learned about have been in children"... [Full Article...]

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

Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders The op-ed also mentioned new research they hope will help in "scaling up" the global push to provide access to mental health care, turning it into a worldwide effort, "similar to the movement for HIV/AIDS". Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and, now Suicide Prevention, said: "I understand how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and co... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut It comes just in time to motivate evangelicals and social conservatives to turn out to vote in November elections that will determine control of Congress. There was little difference between the sexes, with 58 percent of males and 55 percent of females agreeing with the survey's statement . "What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process ", the... [Full Article...]

OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots Another flu-related death, that of an older Buncombe County resident, was reported this month by that county's medical director. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends to wash hands and clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones and water faucets often. [Full Article...]

Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace

Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace For nearly two years now we have encouraged more discussion about mental health issues through our award-winning #speakyourmind campaign. Mental illness is on the rise, especially among the world's young - with devastating consequences, a new report released today reveals. [Full Article...]


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