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President Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Nevada

President Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Nevada

In Iowa, Democrat Fred Hubbell has pulled close to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds by appealing to independents and suburban voters in a state that has been buffeted by Trump's tariffs which have hurt ...

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More parents skeptical of flu vaccines

More parents skeptical of flu vaccines

Toddlers are often referred to as "super-spreaders" for tending not to wipe their noses or cover their mouths when sneezing. Flu vaccines the past two years had about 20 percent efficacy versus H3N2...

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Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken — CDC

Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken — CDC

Because no common supplier has been found, the CDC can not steer people away from any particular source of raw chicken. The outbreak has made almost 100 people sick across 29 states, including MI, ...

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Five suspected cases of polio-like illness in Arkansas

Five suspected cases of polio-like illness in Arkansas

Some children may have mild symptoms, but AFM doesn't just sneak up on its victims. But officials haven't been able to find a single agent that would explain the clusters of cases that occur around th...

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Flu Shots Reduce Risk of Hospitalization During Pregnancy

Flu Shots Reduce Risk of Hospitalization During Pregnancy

Eric Teitel got his flu shot at his local Walgreens pharmacy . If your child is under the age of eight and it is the first time they've received the flu shot, they will need two shots, spaced a month...

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CDC confirms 62 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine infected mice with a virus that was circulating during the 2014 AFM outbreak as well as during similar spikes of the disease in 2016 and thi...

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Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

The cause of most of the AFM incidents is unknown, according to the CDC , as are the long-term effects. In particular, the condition can cause weakness in the arms and legs along with loss of muscl...

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Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states

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

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CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

Neurological conditions like it have a variety of causes, such as viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders. Other countries have reported AFM cases, but not the same seasonal pattern the ...

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Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

You can find out more about how to protect yourself from the flu and where to get the shot in Muskoka here. First is to get a flu shot, Mary-Ann Rock, the Manager of communicable disease and control...

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports two recent cases of polio-like illness

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports two recent cases of polio-like illness

In recent weeks, six cases of the illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), have been diagnosed in children in Minnesota - a state the typically sees less than one case of AFM per year, accord...

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African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

African Cancer Organisation marks Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness

Beautiful Beneath, in collaboration with the Cancer Support Network Ghana, organized a health walk in the East Legon vicinity over the weekend as part of efforts to intensify breast cancer awareness ...

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Rare nervous system disorder reported in Illinois

Rare nervous system disorder reported in Illinois

The CDC says that there isn't a specific treatment for AFM, but neurological specialists might recommend physical or occupational therapy to help with arm or leg weakness. There isn't a vaccine that ...

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Senate deal that allows lawmakers leave DC to campaign

Senate deal that allows lawmakers leave DC to campaign

With the House and the Senate closing up shop until after the USA midterm elections, it seems fitting to take a look at what the makeup of the respective chambers will look like in 2019, and what that...

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

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

These tragic deaths raised awareness of those who silently suffer from mental health issues, including depression , and underscored the enormous problem at hand in providing mental healthcare for e...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Mental Health Summit

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Mental Health Summit

The meeting is set to help countries work together to deal with stigma attached to mental health and address other issues to do with mental ill-health. She wore a lovely purple dress from Emilia Wicks...

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Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma

Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma

Most employees (72 per cent) want employers to champion the cause of mental health and well-being, according to a survey published today - World Mental Health Day . Health Minister Dr Duane Sands ...

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Over A Dozen Misconduct Complaints Against Kavanaugh Reach Chief Justice Roberts

Over A Dozen Misconduct Complaints Against Kavanaugh Reach Chief Justice Roberts

Supreme Court nominee. Some even speculated anger over Democrats' treatment of Kavanaugh would spur GOP voters even more. In remarks on the Senate floor this week, a number of Democratic lawmaker...

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Gender gap hurts GOP, but Kavanaugh helps - McConnell

Gender gap hurts GOP, but Kavanaugh helps - McConnell

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has said he's starting his role without bitterness following his bruising confirmation process. It remains to be seen how well Democrats will perform in the ...

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What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?

What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?

Six children in Minnesota have been detected with an exceptional "polio-like" bug since mid-September, state health officials said , all the latest cases were in kids below 10. Even with an increa...

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‘Mental health should be as important as physical health’

‘Mental health should be as important as physical health’

Lady Gaga calls attention to a "mental health emergency" in her latest op-ed, co-written with Tedros Adhanom, the director-general of the World Health Organization. Parents who are anxious about thei...

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Trump says America owes Kavanaugh apology after Supreme Court battle

Trump says America owes Kavanaugh apology after Supreme Court battle

The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881. The other eight justices are all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which is entir...

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Flu shot facts: CDC recommends getting vaccinated as soon as possible

Flu shot facts: CDC recommends getting vaccinated as soon as possible

Another flu-related death, that of an older Buncombe County resident, was reported this month by that county's medical director. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 900,000 people in the USA were hospi...

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Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young

Studies point to rise in mental ailments among young

By working together, we can make a real difference to our workplaces, and to the experiences of our colleagues at work. Kelly O'Connor Kay, interim executive director for the Los Angeles-based non-p...

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Teagasc publishes leaflet for Positive Mental Health Week

Teagasc publishes leaflet for Positive Mental Health Week

More than 100 business people from across the county will gather this week for a special conference focusing on mental health at work. When a young person often feels anxious or worried; has frequent ...

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