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Fernando Acosta, a neurologist at Cook Children's. The children are residents of King County (2), Pierce County (1), Lewis County (1), and Snohomish County (1) - the additional case is from Skagit County. Possible causes of AFM include viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders. Most affected by AFM will experience a sudden onset of weakness or paralysis in a limb, but some may also experience drooping face and eye muscles, difficulty swallowing or difficulty moving the eyes, ...
  • Take a jab at flu season

    Take a jab at flu season

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    And it's the start of the season for everyone- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages pretty much anyone older than 6 months to get a shot. Which shows why you should consider getting a flu shot. Some people are unable to receive a flu vaccine, and having those around them vaccinated helps protect them from influenza.
  • Changing Minds discuss mental health with Newport County under 18s

    Changing Minds discuss mental health with Newport County under 18s

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    This year's theme for World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Measurement: Let's help school leaders understand what works by introducing a mental wellbeing measure in schools. This was stated in a newly released Lancet Commission report on mental health. Unaddressed mental health issues, the report assessed, cause long-lasting and preventable harm to people, communities and economies.
  • Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health

    Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health

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    This day, each October , thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. " World Mental Health Day is important in raising awareness and signposting people to the help and support that's available when people are in need".
  • US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resigns, latest Donald Trump departure

    US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley resigns, latest Donald Trump departure

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    Her departure is the latest shake-up in the Trump administration ahead of the November midterm elections. The meeting will be covered by a White House pool reporter . She has served at the United Nations since the start of Trump's presidency. Last month Ms Haley wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post discussing her policy disagreements but also her pride in working for Mr Trump.
  • Drunk birds are flying into windows, cars in Minnesota

    Drunk birds are flying into windows, cars in Minnesota

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    Writing under a Facebook post about the problem, one resident said: 'I was going to say something. but I thought I was insane! " Many birds have not migrated south, so it appears to be more prevalent than in past years". In recent days, they have been flying perilously close to windows and cars, and generally seem to be discombobulated. The cause? Fermented berries, police say.
  • GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

    GOP senator: Secret FBI report shows no Kavanaugh misconduct

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    Feinstein said those restrictions raised "serious concerns that this is not a credible investigation and begs the question: What other restrictions has the White House placed on the FBI? ". Democrats want a briefing from the FBI about the investigation, but Republicans declined that request. Those not interviewed in the reopened background investigation included Kavanaugh himself and Christine Blasey Ford , who ignited the furor by alleging he'd molested her in a locked room at a 1982 ...
  • Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president

    Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president

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    She remembers dates like a history book. "The major challenge was that the technology at that time did not exist", she said of her long road. For information about breast health, the diagnosis of breast cancer , breast-conserving surgery, advanced therapies for breast cancer, and breast reconstruction, visit the NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center website.
  • Central Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

    Central Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

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    The Waco McLennan County Public Health District said that the CDC tested water at BSR and that results from the test would come out later this week. Fabrizio Stabile, 29, died Friday from Naegleria fowleri , a bacteria-eating amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil and that's only affected 34 people over the past decade.
  • New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

    New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

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    Fabrizio Stabile, of Ventor, reportedly contracted the amoeba from a wave pool at a surf resort in central Texas. Fabrizio "Fab" Stabile , 29, of Ventnor, N.J., died September 21 - five days after complaining of a severe, sudden headache .
  • Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

    Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

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    Allison, an American immunologist, conducted a study on a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system. Honjo separately discovered a new protein on immune cells and eventually found that it also acts as a brake. "Until the discoveries made by the 2018 Medicine Laureates, progress into clinical development was modest". Charles Swanton, chief clinician at the charity Cancer Research UK, said the scientists' work had revolutionised cancer and immunotherapy.
  • Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

    Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

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    In general, health experts say parents should put a tight limit on screen time, and encourage activities that are more productive (either physically, mentally, or both). According to the findings, getting enough sleep is also key. For sleep and exercise, the recommendations align with those of the World Health Organization , but Canada is the first country to propose limits for time spent in front of a back-lit screen.
  • First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong

    First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong

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    Just because this is the first case of a rat hepatitis E infection documented in a human, Adalja said, "it doesn't mean it's the first time its ever occurred in history". The man lives in public housing in eastern Kowloon after, and officials said he went through liver transplant surgery in May and was tested for recurring liver problems.
  • Experts recommend vaccinations at onset of flu season

    Experts recommend vaccinations at onset of flu season

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    The DOH reports almost 300 people in Washington died from the flu and flu-related complications previous year, while thousands of others got sick. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for most adults and children six months and older. How Does Last Year's Flu Season Compare to Previous Years? That group still had the highest coverage level, at 67.8%; adolescents and teens lagged, at 47.4%.
  • Amazon's Alexa service suffers outages across the United Kingdom and Europe

    Amazon's Alexa service suffers outages across the United Kingdom and Europe

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    As an introductory offer, Amazon is also including a Philip Hue light bulb free of charge, which should get your smart home setup off to a bright start. Amazon's Echo smart speakers have faced problems with connectivity in Britain and some other European countries but are now up and running, according to outage tracker Downdetector.
  • Health officials working to make flu shot more effective

    Health officials working to make flu shot more effective

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    The nasal spray flu vaccine is now a recommended option for influenza vaccination. Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, an assistant professor in the infectious diseases division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection.
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    Brett Kavanaugh, "I Like Beer": Twitter Reactions and Memes

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    With the law change in Maryland, where the students lived and where the offending house party presumably would have occurred, no one in Kavanaugh's class was of legal age unless they were 21. Kavanaugh could legally drink in nearby Washington, D.C., for the final five months of high school. "What I think Sen". Klobuchar noted that Kavanaugh's college roommate James Roche claimed Kavanaugh became "belligerent" when he drank, but the Republicans who control the Senate Judiciary Committee ...
  • 2 hrs daily screen time limit makes kids more intelligent

    2 hrs daily screen time limit makes kids more intelligent

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    A new study published by Lancet Child and Adolescent Health , examined 4,500 United States children aged between eight and 11 to determine how screen time affects their cognitive development. She was not involved in the study. However, only one in 20 USA children in the study met the three recommendations advised by the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines to ensure good cognitive development.
  • Allegan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus

    Allegan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus

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    Department officials are further reporting that earlier this month, on September 4 to be exact, a dead California Scrub Jay was found in Sonora and tested for West Nile virus. Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors, confusion, paralysis, and coma.
  • Bush advocating for Kavanaugh with senators

    Bush advocating for Kavanaugh with senators

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    Still, it is not clear if the Republicans will have enough votes for their nominee after the impassioned testimony Thursday when Kavanaugh angrily denied a charge of sexually assaulting Ford at a party in 1982 when they were teenagers. "Imagine a woman openly weeping like this on a national stage and still getting elected to the Supreme Court ". TV footage shows Mr Flake, of Arizona, being blocked from closing the elevator door as one woman berated him, saying 'Look at me and tell me that ...
  • Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today

    Ford, Kavanaugh Testify; Senators Vote Today

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    Wade , the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. He frequently talked over Democratic questioners - and even challenged them, as when he countered Sen. "This is 100 percent Brett Kavanaugh ". The American Bar Association late Thursday urged the Judiciary committee and the full Senate to delay the vote until the Federal Bureau of Investigation has time to do a full background check on the claims made by Ford and other women.
  • Everson Griffen involved in incident at Minneapolis hotel

    Everson Griffen involved in incident at Minneapolis hotel

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    He eventually left the hotel on his own volition and was not arrested. Those who reported the incident said they never saw a gun. General manager Rick Spielman said the team is providing support to Griffen and his family, but isn't saying what prompted his absence or the concern for his well-being.
  • Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'

    Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'

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    But does it really matter that the company is switching its focus, at least within its promotional materials, from the scale to overall wellness? " Weight Watchers is evolving!" read the caption on Winfrey's video, which shows her enjoying what she calls the "perfect breakfast" of eggs, mushrooms and toast with jam.
  • Deadly attack restricts Ebola treatment in DR Congo

    Deadly attack restricts Ebola treatment in DR Congo

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    Salama said the community had called for a period of protest and mourning through Friday. Social media reaction to the outbreak was also adding to a "range of conspiracy theories", Dr Salama said, adding that people have been "actively fleeing" health-workers, including in places where there have been a large number of cases in recent weeks.
  • Everson Griffen tried to break into teammate's house, escaped ambulance

    Everson Griffen tried to break into teammate's house, escaped ambulance

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    He said he was uncertain whether the team offered additional resources to Griffen beyond demanding an evaluation before he returns to the team facility. Bank Stadium because of a knee injury and did not attend the game because of what the team called a personal issue. "In the five years I've been here, I've always loved Everson, the effort that he puts out, the work that he does, the chance to count on him in game time - even in practice".
  • Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect

    Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect

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    In the course of the experience marine life while under the influence of ecstasy, is often floated with relatives, while most of the time they avoided each other. "It just shows us how much we don't know and how much there is out there to understand". What does this mean for science (other than octopuses are cuter than we thought)? The discovery also suggested that the octopuses had the molecular components needed to sense and potentially respond to MDMA.
  • Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

    Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

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    The population isn't just aging - it's growing, as babies are born and people live longer. Most American adults are anxious they'll develop Alzheimer's , but they're also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday.
  • Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

    Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

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    The results were clear, as the octopuses preferred to spend more time in the cage that contained another octopuses than it did when it was not on MDMA . "It just shows us how much we don't know and how much there is out there to understand". They wanted to examine whether the chemistry behind human social behaviours also exists in octopuses - creatures that are socially very different to humans.
  • Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

    Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods

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    According to a corrected report from local media , a Horry County Sheriff's Office van carrying two people described as "mental health patients" were chained inside and died while the two deputies driving and escorting, survived. Richardson says the incident happened near the Little Pee Dee River, which is one of the bodies of water officials are monitoring for intense flooding following Florence.
  • State health officials confirm 13th case of West Nile virus in 2018

    State health officials confirm 13th case of West Nile virus in 2018

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    From early spring up until October the city sets out traps and collects samples of mosquitoes to test for West Nile and other mosquito borne diseases. However, horses can be protected from West Nile virus by a vaccine that is readily available from veterinarians. More severe symptoms include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
  • Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

    Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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    The age recommendation for Fluarix Equivalent, which uses mammalian culture rather than chicken embryos, was changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older. The nasal spray "contains a weakened virus that does not cause influenza infection". All parents have to do is fill out a form and accompany their child to get vaccinated.
  • Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

    Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

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    The researchers then followed the study's participants for a median of 4.7 years. "The concern has been uncertainty about whether aspirin is beneficial for otherwise healthy older people without those conditions". The researchers also analyzed the results to determine whether cardiovascular events took place. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends "initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to ...
  • Cigna deal gets antitrust nod, positive sign for CVS-Aetna

    Cigna deal gets antitrust nod, positive sign for CVS-Aetna

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    In the statement , Cigna and Express Scripts said the DOJ has cleared the pending merger , "terminating the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976". The companies say their merger would drive higher quality care and affordability by offering insurance and pharmacy services under one roof. The Justice Department was not immediately available to comment on the status of the CVS-Aetna deal.
  • SC deputies on leave after women drown in their van

    SC deputies on leave after women drown in their van

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    Officials said that the transport van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of Florence. At almost 7 p.m. Wednesday, State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the bodies had been recovered. According to CNN affiliate WPDE, the women were being transported from a hospital in Loris and from the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Conway to McLeod Health Darlington, Fox said.
  • Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

    Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

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    As the blood vessel walls weaken, the risk of bleeding due to aspirin intake rises, he said. The team explains that this is a study looking at people over 70 who were taking aspirin to prevent the first attack and did not include those individuals who were taking aspirin after their first heart attack or stroke on medical advice to prevent a second attack.
  • Apple Watch inching toward medical device

    Apple Watch inching toward medical device

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    The Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30% larger screen than that of the previous generation but is actually thinner than the series 3 while retaining the same case size. - New smartwatch features - Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device.
  • Strong natural disaster strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

    Strong natural disaster strikes near Tomakomai in northern Japan

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    Landslides along a ridge in the town of Atsuma have wiped out several homes and officials fear that residents may be trapped inside. Almost two million people live in Sapporo. Kirin Beer and Sapporo Beer both said factories were shut by the power outage, although they said no structural damage was found. Local news has reported a blackout across a wide area in Hokkaido.
  • Theranos is finally dead, company to wind down

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    Theranos, the blood-testing company founded by Elizabeth Holmes , is going out of business. The dissolution process was precipitated by the fact that Theranos breached a covenant governing a $65 million loan it received from Fortress Investment Group past year.