Medicine

by | October 21, 2018 | 17:54

Senate Minority Leader Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier released a joint statement where they accused the US President and Republicans of distracting attention away from problems posed by the US health care system.

by | October 21, 2018 | 03:01

Investigators have been looking into illnesses reported in January through early September. Alabama 1, California 1, CT 1, DE 2, Florida 2, Georgia 2, Hawaii 1, IL 5, IN 1, Kentucky 1, Louisiana 2, ME 1, Maryland 2, MA 9, MI 3, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, North Carolina 4, Nebraska 1, New Jersey 9, NY 10, OH 7, Pennsylvania 11, Rhode Island 2, SC 1, Tennessee 1, Texas 2, Virginia 2, Washington 2.

by | October 20, 2018 | 10:44

What is influenza? According to the CDC , influenza is a "contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs". This is what the flu virus wants - it wants to spread, grow and multiply and we give it the ideal environment if we don't vaccinate those considered to be most at risk.

by | October 19, 2018 | 20:53

A spokeswoman for hospital said they have notified the health department and are working with the CDC to learn more about the illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about an uptick in the number of cases of acute flaccid myelitis , a disease that the agency described as being polio-like.

by | October 18, 2018 | 19:13

Nancy Messonier, director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said. "There is a lot we don't know about AFM ", Messonnier said during a teleconference for reporters . We don't know who may be at higher risk for developing AFM or the reasons why they may be at higher risk. "This is truly a mystery disease", Messonnier told CBS News.

by | October 18, 2018 | 00:26

According to the CDC , the most severe cases of AFM can lead to respiratory failure and even death. Acute flaccid myelitis , also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the muscles and reflexes to suddenly become weak, she said Tuesday.

by | October 17, 2018 | 19:03

CNN has reported that this year, more than half of all US states have had confirmed or possible cases, including North and SC. "We understand that people, particularly parents, are concerned", said Dr. The CDC said it doesn't know how long symptoms of the disease will last for patients. Messonnier said some patients diagnosed with AFM have recovered quickly while others continue to struggle with paralysis.

by | October 17, 2018 | 03:05

The MDH says the case is now being reviewed, and did not provide information regarding where in the state this particular case was diagnosed, or whether or not the child is in the hospital. "We know this can be frightening for parents", Messonnier said. The CDC referred calls to individual state health departments. For example, the CDC doesn't know who may be at higher risk for developing AFM or why some are at higher risk, she said.

by | October 16, 2018 | 22:37

Not true. Flu vaccines contain either killed or weakened virus that are not capable of causing the flu. Vaccinations have been shown to reduce a child's likelihood of dying from the flu by 60 percent, health department officials said. 30 percent of the respondents thought flu shot is a conspiracy. It's true that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year because scientists have to do some guess work when formulating the vaccine and sometimes it's not the best match.

by | October 16, 2018 | 02:33

It's also a bonding experience for breast cancer survivors and the people who stood by them through it all . The efforts of Novant Health's foundations inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Insurance companies generally don't cover the cost of mammograms of women under 40, unless they are deemed high risk, which includes a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation.

by | October 15, 2018 | 15:28

The 3D machines also keep records of a patient's previous scans, Suri said. The "real men" are committed to spreading awareness about early detection and the importance of funding ground breaking medical research programs and services for those now battling cancer, according to Horner.

by | October 15, 2018 | 05:56

However, it is estimated that between 10% and 15% of all the cesarean section births are necessary for medical reasons. 'In many of those countries, however, richer women who live in urban areas, have access to private facilities have much higher C-section use'.

by | October 14, 2018 | 23:39

The most severe symptom of AFM is respiratory failure that can happen when the muscles involved with breathing become weak. The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties. "We're working closely with medical providers and public health agencies". 14 cases have been reported in Colorado, and six cases are being investigated in Minnesota.

by | October 14, 2018 | 15:35

As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an incredible cause. "We went in and did an ultrasound and they said I needed a biopsy", Hunk says. This year's campaign comes just one week after authors of a new study from Harvard University announced that regularly eating processed meats can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by 9%.

by | October 13, 2018 | 14:44

AFM is a weakening of the nerves that causes partial paralysis in children. The Department of Health sent a notice to public health departments for distribution to healthcare providers across the state to be alert for other suspected AFM cases.

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:29

Roberts explained in the letter , addressed to Timothy Tymkovich, the Chief Judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, that the complaints had originally been sent to the D.C. It's possible that events over the next few weeks will change that arithmetic, but for now, Republican net Senate gains seem more likely than Democratic gains.

by | October 13, 2018 | 00:54

According to the L.A. Times, the team led by MIT data scientist Nick Obradovich asked nearly two million people this question between 2002 and 2012: "Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?" He said: "Poor mental health during adolescence has an impact on educational achievement and increases the risk of alcohol and substance use and violent behaviour".

by | October 12, 2018 | 20:14

It's World Mental Health Day on today, 10 October. The goal of the week is to replace the stigma of mental illness with hope and support, and to advocate for care for those who need it. We live in a country where waiting lists are months long, misdiagnoses are rampant, medication is handed out as a quick-fix, and many (but not all) doctors are still dismissing symptoms as well, essentially, nothing.

by | October 12, 2018 | 15:42

Political figures, experts from around the world and policy makers are due at the two-day event to discuss issues such as how to deal with the stigma attached to mental health. "That's pretty much ruined the picture", William joked, via E! The Duke and Duchess have been longtime supporters of mental health awareness, promoting their organization, Heads Together, to help mental health charities and groups around the country and the world.

by | October 12, 2018 | 15:42

Also, the tertiary facility said there were increasing number of youths that needed admission for substance abuse at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Centre in Oshodi, Lagos, an extension of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba.