Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A mystery disease, this time in the US

As of mid-October, the CDC says 62 people, including 3 Georgians, have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM. The CDC reports the odds of contracting AFM are less than one in a million. The vast majority of people who catch these v... More..

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FDA Approves New Drug To Treat The Flu
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

FDA Approves New Drug To Treat The Flu

The Centers for Disease Control said flu activity is now low across the country. "We haven't had any new influenza drugs in term of how they work in inhibiting the virus in about 20 years". The drug is also to ...More..

Everson Griffen apologizes, says he's 'happy to be back' with Minnesota Vikings
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Everson Griffen apologizes, says he's 'happy to be back' with Minnesota Vikings

In a statement released Tuesday, Griffen says he someday hopes to use his platform to raise awareness about issues he has faced. It looked like it has for the last several years, Everson Griffen at practice. ...More..

New study explains what stress does to your brain
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

New study explains what stress does to your brain

With that said, higher levels of cortisol doesn't automatically equal more stress. This is the body's way of survival by shutting down the systems that may interfere with survival while on high alert and bringi...More..

Eunice Asiedu Foundation Screens Girls For Breast Cancer
by | Friday, October 26, 2018

Eunice Asiedu Foundation Screens Girls For Breast Cancer

Have you noticed the prevalence of the color pink that pops up around this time of the year? "I didn't let it take over my life or make me feel sad", Mally says. She didn't cry a single tear. This weekend, ...More..

Connecticut has had its first flu death of the season
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Connecticut has had its first flu death of the season

It's hard to predict how severe a flu season might be or how effective this year's vaccine is. Saskatchewan residents can now get their flu shot for free across the province. What are your top tips for avoi...More..

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease
by | Thursday, October 25, 2018

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease

Today the CDC says it is investigating 155 cases of a polio like illness that affects kids. "I know many parents want to know what the signs and symptoms are that they should be looking for in their child"....More..

Can Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?
by | Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Can Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?

Mark Guinter, a postdoctoral fellow with the American Cancer Society, said, "More importantly than anything is making sure you consume your fruits and vegetables, avoid your red and processed meat, and eat whol...More..

by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Rehabilitation Center Leaves 6 Children Dead

The Health Department says there have been 18 total cases of the adenovirus among pediatric residents at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. "The strain has been particularly assoc...More..

Study finds not exercising worse than smoking, diabetes
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Study finds not exercising worse than smoking, diabetes

Dr Wael Jaber, co-author of the study, called the results surprising. The findings stem from a study of more than 120,000 people from 1991 to 2014. 'We can see from the study that the ultra-fit still have l...More..

Healthy U: Mammograms still vital to catching breast cancer
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Healthy U: Mammograms still vital to catching breast cancer

Another breast cancer specialist with no role in the study, Dr Michael Hassett at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, said he felt "cautious excitement" that immunotherapy may prove helpful for certain brea...More..

Thousands participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

Thousands participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The Center for Disease Control estimates that around 3 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States per year - approximately 7,300 women - are a direct result of mutations in those genes. In s...More..

Novartis: Endocyte spikes 50% on $2.1 billion deal
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Novartis: Endocyte spikes 50% on $2.1 billion deal

Endocyte will be merged with a newly formed Novartis subsidiary, they said . The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019 and Endocyte will continue to operate as a separate and indepe...More..

Health unit puts to rest rumours of flu shot shortage
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Health unit puts to rest rumours of flu shot shortage

But the flu vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from the virus, as it contains dead influenza virus strains that help your body build immunity. Your professional life is focused on taking car...More..

DRC Ebola outbreak not worldwide emergency
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

DRC Ebola outbreak not worldwide emergency

Steffen noted that worldwide partners are working on the ground with WHO and the Ministry of Health. The WHO gave the latest update on the situation - the current case count is 216 people who have been infe...More..

Local doctors: Chances of AFM extremely low, despite rising number of cases
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Local doctors: Chances of AFM extremely low, despite rising number of cases

Additionally, it doesn't know what long-term effects of the illness could look like. Right. But here's the political part - the part that raises question marks that simply hang in dead air: Guess who doesn't ...More..

Mad cow disease found on Scotland farm, government says
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Mad cow disease found on Scotland farm, government says

Mad cow disease reached its peak in the U.K.in 1992-3, when more than 100,000 confirmed cases of mad cow disease were reported, sparking widespread panic, according to The Guardian. The Animal Health Agency (AP...More..

Florida Reports 1st Pediatric Death for 2018-19 Flu Season
by | Friday, October 19, 2018

Florida Reports 1st Pediatric Death for 2018-19 Flu Season

Sedgwick County health officials have received their first reports of influenza cases in the county and two people statewide have died from the flu. Lomax says it's too early to tell if this flu season wil...More..

Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including MA
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including MA

Tests also showed the specific strain of salmonella that made them sick is resistant to multiple antibiotics, the agency said. The outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from raw chicken pet foo...More..

WHO considering global health emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

WHO considering global health emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak

As of October 14, 2018, there have been a total of 214 cases of Ebola in the region (179 laboratory-confirmed cases and 35 probable cases) and 104 confirmed deaths. The agency reported that it has continued to ...More..

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Stock Changes in Focus
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Stock Changes in Focus

Welch Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Blue Chip Partners Inc. bought a new position in shares of UnitedHealth Group during th...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC: Kids In 22 States Sickened By ‘Mystery Disease’

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received reports of 127 patients under investigation for acute flaccid myelitis this year. Lacking an established cause, health officials confirm case...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky

The CDC cautioned doctors that this strain resists the effects of common antibiotics, and said numerous patients also had urinary tract infections. No deaths have been reported from the outbreak, but 21 peo...More..

by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids

Two cases of the disease - acute flaccid myelitis - have been confirmed in MA with another four cases under investigation. Those cases were partly attributed to certain strains of respiratory germs called...More..

Hip and Knee Surgeons Use Apple Watch to Monitor Patients
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hip and Knee Surgeons Use Apple Watch to Monitor Patients

More than a million knee and hip replacements happen every year in the United States, according to Zimmer Biomet . Apple and Zimmer Biomet are looking to sign up 10,000 people in the USA for the study. "...More..

Hundreds of dietary supplements contain potentially harmful' ingredients, study finds
by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hundreds of dietary supplements contain potentially harmful' ingredients, study finds

So, what did the FDA do about these supplements? Over half of American adults take dietary supplements every day, from vitamins and minerals to amino acids and botanicals. Researchers from the Califor...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

'Polio like' illness spreads to 22 states

Federal health officials are anxious about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can paralyze arms and legs, with 127 confirmed or suspected cases reported as of Tuesda...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Federal health officials have issued an unusual warning about a growing number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM. CNN did not have any reported cases in Missour...More..

by | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 62 cases this year and a total of 386 since 2014. In some individuals, health officials have determined that the condition was from in...More..

by | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

The CDC said the condition isn't new, "but the increase in cases we saw starting in 2014 is new". A spokesperson with DPH told 7News that one case has been confirmed in the Bay State, while officials investig...More..