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

Officials have confirmed there is a possible case of acute flaccid myelitis , an illness similar to polio , in Douglas County. The agency said it is very concerned about it. "This is a pretty dramatic disease", Messonnier said. Health officials a... More..

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by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

The CDC is actively investigating the cases and working with healthcare providers as well as state and local health departments to spread the word about AFM . Data collected since the establishment of standard...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed

There are now 62 confirmed reports of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, an illness similar to polio , across 22 states in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In extreme cases...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

The state's health department said the five reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) also are being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and are among dozens of cases t...More..

by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

First flu cases reported in Sedgwick County

A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines. "The department encourages ev...More..

New Online Support Group Helps Women Battling Breast Cancer
by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Online Support Group Helps Women Battling Breast Cancer

Dr Niranjan Naik, director, breast and gastro-intestinal onco-surgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, recommended monthly breast self-examination after the age of 20. Knowing my mom and her very high tol...More..

Walkathon to create breast cancer awareness held in Chennai
by | Monday, October 15, 2018

Walkathon to create breast cancer awareness held in Chennai

This was just one part of Sunday's Think Pink game, which celebrates a campaign started by Tanya Snyder to raise awareness for breast cancer research and to honor individuals who have battled the disease. A mam...More..

C-section use doubled globally since 2000
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

C-section use doubled globally since 2000

In fact, it was found that almost 40 percent of all delivered babies were born via c-section, with the highest rate seen in the Dominican Republic with a rate of 58.1 percent. "While the long-term risks of th...More..

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Screening saves lives
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Screening saves lives

To date, we've welcomed more than 4,700 people to the Beyond Pink Experience Center at local events and look forward to continuing to reach the MBC community in the year ahead. "Having dense breasts — along w...More..

Federal Obamacare exchange premiums to drop 1.5% in 2019
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Federal Obamacare exchange premiums to drop 1.5% in 2019

One reason 2019 premiums will be 1.5 percent lower? The drop-which is in double digits in some states-is the first of its kind since the health care law was implemented in 2010, reports Governing . To make u...More..

WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

In recognition of World Mental Health Day , leader of the Liberal Democrats and former business secretary Vince Cable has called on employers to publish their mental health strategies and for the extension o...More..

IL investigating 9 ‘sporadic’ cases of polio-like illness in children
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

IL investigating 9 ‘sporadic’ cases of polio-like illness in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diagnosed the poliolike condition known as acute flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis and difficulty swallowing. A growing number of cases are being reported...More..

CVS, Aetna win USA approval for $69 billion merger
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

CVS, Aetna win USA approval for $69 billion merger

Justice Department's concerns that the merger would reduce competition, it said Wednesday. CVS said the Aetna deal remained on track to close in the current quarter. Aetna last month said it would sell a...More..

Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US

It's so rare that less than one in a million will get AFM, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention . Symptoms include limb weakness, facial drooping and trouble swallowing. All of those pa...More..

Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

He was then asked how it will affect his ability to get things done if Democrats were to win the House. A GOP gain of two or three Senate seats this cycle will make it very hard for Democrats to win the Senate ...More..

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

Heather says, "Approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14". World Health Organization on its website states, "Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children an...More..

Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety

Between 2002 and 2012, almost 2 million participants were asked this question: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during t...More..

Hurricane Michael: Satellite images offer stark look at destruction
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael: Satellite images offer stark look at destruction

It could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida . One of the hardest-hit spots was Mexico Beach where entire blocks of homes near the beach were washed away, leaving nothi...More..

Donald Trump says GOP losing the House is a 'possibility'
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Donald Trump says GOP losing the House is a 'possibility'

Progressives, however, say that Democrats are only giving Trump and McConnell more time to appoint even more lifetime nominees, including a replacement for Kavanaugh on the powerful D.C. That's the state ...More..

Remember to Take Care of Yourself
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Remember to Take Care of Yourself

In the meantime, Acting Director for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit in the Ministry of Health Kevin Goulbourne is concerned that not many persons are able to detect young relatives who may be su...More..

Selena Gomez Has Been Hospitalised After Suffering
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Selena Gomez Has Been Hospitalised After Suffering "Emotional Breakdown"

Selena was apparently at her home in Los Angeles in the last week of September when the first emergency happened and was driven to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by a family member. Fans of the star took to soc...More..

City firm trains staff as mental health 'first aiders'
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

City firm trains staff as mental health 'first aiders'

She says suicide is now the number one cause of death in young people ages 10-24 and says it's the first time it's been like that in Colorado. Furthermore, people requiring specialist treatment for conditio...More..

Chief Justice Roberts refers Kavanagh ethics complaints to Denver circuit
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Chief Justice Roberts refers Kavanagh ethics complaints to Denver circuit

Circuit, typically deals with ethics complaints, but he apparently stepped aside from complaints against Kavanaugh . A judge on that court asked Roberts last week to refer the complaints to another court - say...More..

by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

'Polio-like' illness cases flaring up: Should you be concerned?

Treatment mainly boils down to alleviating those symptoms. "The patients are now undergoing diagnostic procedures and treatment", said Andrea Kunicky, a spokeswoman for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh...More..

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

Murkowski, who isn't up for re-election until 2022, tells reporters that her "barometer is not necessarily what the president says but what the people of Alaska say". The 76-year-old McConnell, who's been in th...More..

Minnesota grapples with outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

Minnesota grapples with outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis

Nationwide, a total of 38 people in 16 states were found by the CDC to have confirmed cases of AFM between January and September this year. AFM cases first spiked in the United States in August 2014. Esper ...More..

Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health

Mental disorders are estimated to cost the global community almost $2.5 trillion each year - and those costs are increasing. 'Many of the issues facing our young people today, such as, bullying, suicide, the ...More..

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Mental Health Summit
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Mental Health Summit

The young royals have been strong advocates for mental health, setting up the Heads Together campaign in 2016 through their official charity, The Royal Foundation. They also heard presentations on two case stud...More..

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Democrats who vowed to impeach Brett Kavanaugh even before he was sworn in as as...More..

Kavanaugh takes seat on Supreme Court as protesters outside shout ’SHAME’
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh takes seat on Supreme Court as protesters outside shout ’SHAME’

Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years. "On behalf of our nation, I would like to apologize to Brett and his family for the awful pain and suffering that you ha...More..