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Trust Hospital Extends Breast Cancer Campaign To Various Areas

Trust Hospital Extends Breast Cancer Campaign To Various Areas Certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) also have been found to increase breast cancer risks. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the S.C. Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which are mutations of a gene that suppresses tumors in women, Cancer Research UK explains that there are rarer mutations in genes known as TP53, PTEN, PALB2 and a range of genes called SNPs, all... [Full Article...]

With flu season underway, Arizona health officials urge getting flu shot

With flu season underway, Arizona health officials urge getting flu shot It's hard to predict how severe the flu season will be this year, Lin said. "This is concerning, because it is an increase from past year, but it is only the first week of recording", said Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. [Full Article...]

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents He says he has had very good outcomes in 14 of the 15 patients; the one girl who did not regain full function had "a suboptimal result, but [her parents are] happy she got something back". Mainly acute flaccid myelitis was on the West coast of the United States, in the States of OR and Washington. Like polio, acute flaccid myelitis affects the gray matter of the spinal cord, often causing ... [Full Article...]

Controversial Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In

Controversial Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In The Supreme Court is a place to interpret the law. The Republicans, after a closed late night meeting said they found nothing to disqualify Kavanaugh. "Candidly, we believe that President Trump's personal involvement [in the Federal Bureau of Investigation location] is inappropriate, if not unethical", Connolly said in an interview with WTOP . [Full Article...]

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness They also wanted to raise awareness about the condition so parents can seek medical care if their child develops symptoms , and so physicians can quickly relay reports of the potential illness to the CDC. "So I think that should be reassuring to people", Dominguez said. The cause is a mystery but the CDC and other officials have ruled out polio and West Nile virus. [Full Article...]

Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

AFM is an illness that affects the nervous system, causing muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak or even paralyzed. The spinal cord condition is caused by a polio-like enterovirus and manifests with similar symptoms , particularly muscle weakness and partial paralysis. [Full Article...]

Local boy probable to have rare illness similar to polio

Local boy probable to have rare illness similar to polio There's word that a tenth child in IL is being treated for symptoms of the paralyzing polio-like disease known as AFM. The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties. Children with asthma may have a higher risk for severe respiratory illness caused by EV-D68 infection. Another preventative measure is protecting oneself from mosquito bites, which can carry West Nile virus... [Full Article...]

For some with cancer, 'pink October' can't end soon enough

For some with cancer, 'pink October' can't end soon enough Annual mammogram appointments can lead to the early detection of breast cancer , which is key for less invasive and perhaps more affordable treatment options, local health professionals say. "One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the country in every four minutes". Early breast cancer detection reduces deaths, extends life expectancy, and improves life quality. [Full Article...]

Cute flaccid myelitis: Three new cases of rare polio-like illness emerge

Cute flaccid myelitis: Three new cases of rare polio-like illness emerge Meanwhile, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports nine clinically diagnosed cases in the state, while Minnesota's Department of Health is investigating six cases. It affects a person's nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. "We know that some patients diagnosed with AFM have recovered quickly, and some continue to have paralysis and require ongoing care". [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez Reportedly Hospitalized After Having "Nervous Breakdown"

Selena Gomez Reportedly Hospitalized After Having The "Taki Taki" singer is now at an East Coast psychiatric facility and receiving dialectical behavior therapy , which she has received in the past, per the site. Also per TMZ , Gomez is thought to be receiving "dialectical behavior therapy" in the unnamed treatment center. Split: The crooner is sad that Selena Gomez , left, is not doing well. [Full Article...]

Law Schools Walk Out Supreme Court Confirmation

Law Schools Walk Out Supreme Court Confirmation President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who also attended the new justice's first day on the bench. McConnell said he's hoping to persuade more Republican women to join the committee but hasn't had much success in the past because "they just haven't been interested". [Full Article...]

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans The project is being organised by a group of 12 people - the majority of whom are under 30 and have experienced mental illness. "The lack of resources to deal with this issue is another example of a false economy brought about austerity". [Full Article...]

Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business In her speech she stated, "The facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night - or at some other time - but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations fail to meet the " more likely than not" standard". [Full Article...]

Klobuchar Calls for CDC Investigation of Polio-Like Illness

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health announced there have been a total of six reports of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) since September 20. It is actively investigating AFM cases, and trying to unearth more information about the mysterious condition. It's also known as 'AFM'. Some people with AFM may be unable to urinate. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh Murkowski already had touched upon the divisive nature of the Kavanaugh issue, saying that, "And I hope, I hope and I pray that we don't find ourselves in this situation again". US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in at the White House. "I will continue to advocate for policies that stabilize our health-care markets, lower premiums and drug costs, and defend key consumer protections... [Full Article...]

Rare cases of a nervous system disorder being reported

Rare cases of a nervous system disorder being reported Symptoms include limb weakness, facial drooping, and trouble swallowing or speaking. "The CDC has indicated there might be some increases in cases, and in mid-September we advised health care providers to be vigilant and report to the health department so that we can pass on the information to the CDC ", Arnold said. [Full Article...]

At-risk Borderers urged to get flu jab

At-risk Borderers urged to get flu jab But how does it work, exactly? "Whenever you have a prevalent flu strain in one season you're going to see that one in your next vaccine". However, this year the vaccine has gotten a tuneup "to better match circulating viruses", according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Senate returns to 'Obamacare' wars, and Dems lose a vote

Senate returns to 'Obamacare' wars, and Dems lose a vote As of Sunday, 77 percent of Democrats say they are "very motivated" to vote this fall, while 68 percent of Republicans said the same, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed. He said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me". However, Grassley has broken with McConnell on other high-profile issues. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom workers turn to tech to help look after their mental health

United Kingdom workers turn to tech to help look after their mental health Dr Sweta Adatia, specialist neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Centre, Dubai , advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one's mental health. One in five young people will experience a mental health problem this year. Edinburgh Leisure, a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for local people to live active healthy lives, understands the positive... [Full Article...]

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh and declares him 'proven innocent'

Trump apologises to Kavanaugh and declares him 'proven innocent' Speaking later on Monday afternoon Trump amplified his views about Kavanaugh's treatment by Democrats during the confirmation fight, when he gave a speech in Orlando, Florida before the International Association of Police Chiefs. "What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process", the president said in his remarks at the swearing in. [Full Article...]


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