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Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year, officials say

The suspected case in Douglas County is still under investigation and confirmation of the diagnosis could take up the three weeks. Here is what is known about the disease that has had 127 confirmed or suspected cases in 22 states as of Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. [Full Article...]

US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America

US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America An effort clearly to try and intimidate us. Henderson said in a press release earlier this month that the misconduct claims were filed after Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, which began on September 4. "It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The takeaway - for Trump anyway - is that mocking someone who shared her experience of being sexually assaulted i... [Full Article...]

Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder

Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder Quinton Hill, 7, spent two weeks in a hospital undergoing a range of tests, according to his parents, before he was finally diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM, a rare and serious condition that typically strikes children and affects the nervous system resulting in muscle and nerve weakness. [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in medicine for Cancer Research brings forth a Breakthrough

Nobel Prize in medicine for Cancer Research brings forth a Breakthrough The duo will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros). Other cancer treatments have previously been awarded Nobel prizes, including methods for hormone treatment for prostate cancer in 1966, chemotherapy in 1988 and bone marrow transplantation for leukaemia in 1990. [Full Article...]

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death Only a handful of people are known to have survived after contracting the brain-eating amoeba and one of those cases happened in Broward County. Stabile, known as "Fab", was a keen outdoors lover who had a passion for fishing, surfing and snowboarding, his obituary in the Press of Atlantic City said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh gets combative with Democratic senator over questions about drinking

Kavanaugh gets combative with Democratic senator over questions about drinking The Minnesota Democrat addressed her father's own struggle with alcoholism during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, including the fact that her father still attends Alcoholics Anonymous as age 90 to combat his struggle. In the exchange, Klobuchar asked the Supreme Court nominee if he ever had so much to drink he blacked out. Was there ever a time when you drank so much you couldn't remember ... [Full Article...]

Parkland survivor David Hogg: Gillum’s message connected to 'young people' in Florida

Parkland survivor David Hogg: Gillum’s message connected to 'young people' in Florida Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wins Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary. Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Terrie Rizzo took to Twitter to condemn DeSantis' comment. " To characterize it as anything else is absurd ". Republicans also came to DeSantis' defence, contending that the media and Democrats were mischaracterizing what DeSantis said. [Full Article...]

John McCain's Final Words and Parting Shot at Trump

John McCain's Final Words and Parting Shot at Trump Trump, who had traded bitter criticism with McCain since before the election, declared his order "a mark of respect". The White House lowered its USA flag to half-staff , raised it back up and on Monday lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain , in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader. [Full Article...]

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76 No deaths have been reported, and officials said most patients have been discharged from hospitals. Authorities believe the drug that caused the overdoses is K-2, a synthetic marijuana. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency physician at Yale New Haven Hospital , told the New Haven Register on Wednesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration had "confirmed the presence of fentanyl in some of the ov... [Full Article...]

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant

The Remarkable Saga of a Young Woman's Face Transplant She lost her nose and parts of her mouth and forehead, but she survived. "We think her story is one of the most important stories that we will do this year", the editor said. Five weeks after the incident, Stubblefield was brought to Cleveland Clinic . She hopes to speak to teenagers about suicide prevention, echoing what she told CNN: "Life is precious, and life is lovely". [Full Article...]

Positive Sample of West Nile Virus Discovered in Atlantic County

Positive Sample of West Nile Virus Discovered in Atlantic County Symptoms of these diseases might include headache, rash, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and paralysis. Collibbe says it's possible the health issues were caused by West Nile virus . Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Earlier this month, DNREC's Mosquito Control Section found Delaware's first EEE-positive senti... [Full Article...]

Now, West Nile fever comes to create panic in Kozhikode

Now, West Nile fever comes to create panic in Kozhikode West Nile can affect a person's nervous system. Since DEP first began monitoring for the virus in 2000 there have been 33 fatal cases of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. "The small pool of water that collects in a single upturned bottle cap is an incubator for as many as 300 mosquito eggs", said Helwig. The CDC recommends using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers to hel... [Full Article...]

Danforth mass shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29

Danforth mass shooter identified as Faisal Hussain, 29 And then there's this: CBS News was reporting all day Tuesday that "investigators in Canada " were digging into "indications" suggesting Hussain may have visited and even expressed support for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) websites, though, the story said, there was no indication he'd been directed to carry out the attack. [Full Article...]

CVS fires pharmacist who denied hormone prescription to transgender woman

CVS fires pharmacist who denied hormone prescription to transgender woman I didn't want to answer why I had been prescribed this hormone therapy combination by my doctor. "I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be", said Hall, who declined through an ACLU spokesperson to be interviewed for this article. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare

Trump Administration Aims to Steer People Toward Junk Health Plans Over Obamacare All of these acts take direct aim at the heart of the Affordable Care Act and the viability of individual health insurance markets everywhere. But navigators say this understates their accomplishments. The Maryland Insurance Administration has a hearing scheduled for July 31. Last month, President Trump announced the Department of Justice (DOJ) was supporting a lawsuit that challenges preex... [Full Article...]

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: It's still not clear how the contamination might have occurred. Salmonella infections can cause illness, or death in rare cases. There has been one reported case in Ohio. Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea. [Full Article...]

World Yoga Day being observed today

World Yoga Day being observed today Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a significant role in reviving the traditional yoga not only within the country but also across the world. "I hope that Yoga can become binding force for the world", he said. Instead of further animosity, yoga assimilates. Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia yesterday, including high in the Himalayas, up in the a... [Full Article...]

What are your experiences of gaming addiction? Share your stories

The inclusion of this classification means that health professionals will recognize this as a valid condition and treat it so. Benjamin Wong, a counselor at Mindful Digitality based in Vancouver, British Columbia, joins KRON4 News to discuss. [Full Article...]

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP House Republicans said Friday they aren't sweating the Trump administration's refusal to defend Obamacare against a lawsuit that could nix popular health care protections, saying the case is in its infancy and they acquitted themselves by offering an alternative health plan a year ago. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on the weekend can compensate for lost sleep, study says

Sleeping in on the weekend can compensate for lost sleep, study says Researchers in Sweden looked at sleep data covering more than 43,000 people. "The mortality rate among participants with short sleep during weekdays, but long sleep during weekends , did not differ from the rate of the reference group", a section of the research read. [Full Article...]


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