by | October 17, 2018 | 20:58

Louis has its first reported case of acute flaccid myelitis . According to the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases , Nancy Messonnier, 90 percent of AFM cases since 2014 have involved people 18 years and younger.

by | October 17, 2018 | 11:08

AFM is extremely rare, with the CDC estimating that less than one in a million people in the United States will get AFM every year. There is no specific treatment for AFM, but treatments that have been tried include immunoglobulin replacement therapy , corticosteroids, plasma exchange and antiviral therapy, according to the National Institutes of Health .

by | October 17, 2018 | 01:27

Researchers have discovered the remains of a child at an ancient Roman site that shows signs of a " vampire burial ". Locals are calling it the " Vampire of Lugnano". "Interred near numerous infants were the remains of at least 12 puppies all less than six months old and one dog about a year old, all found with various body parts, usually heads or mandibles, missing", Soren wrote in a 1996 report about the cemetery .

by | October 17, 2018 | 01:19

Across the USA there were 38 confirmed cases in 16 states this year through September 30, according to the CDC. Among the concerns the CDC has are that the agency does not know the cause of AFM, why there has been an increase in cases since 2014, or the long-term effects of the illness.

by | October 16, 2018 | 19:09

The department said 125,000 people received the flu shot a year ago through the province's publicly funded vaccination program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two people have died of the flu so far this season. 30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy. More than 50-percent of parents believe their child can get the flu from the flu shot. "It's important that we deal with the science and the facts", CBS News medical contributor Dr.

by | October 16, 2018 | 02:31

While some cancers progress quickly, there are people who live for years after a diagnosis. This year she raised $3,200 for the walk alone, and has raised over $17,000 in the five years she's done the 3K. A shorter pregnancy was also linked with an increased risk of breast cancer, with those who had given birth between 26-32 weeks of gestation being 30 per cent more likely to develop the disease in their lifetime than those who had given birth at 40-41 weeks.

by | October 15, 2018 | 14:12

According to Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland (BCI), of the nearly 3,000 women in Ireland diagnosed with breast cancer annually, 30pc will be between the ages of 20 and 50 years. She says she was shocked to discover that, at 43, she was one of the oldest patients having treatment for breast cancer at that particular centre. But while being treated for that, an MRI revealed a tumor on his lung, which required surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

by | October 14, 2018 | 21:45

These services appeal to many , including adoptees seeking their biological relatives, as it widens their search beyond the company where they were originally tested. DNA evidence has been admissible in USA courts since the late 1980s, and since then law enforcement has been collecting DNA. Since that breakthrough, police departments across the country are using these techniques to try to resolve their cold cases .

by | October 14, 2018 | 17:16

Globally, C-section use has increased by 3.7 per cent each year between 2000-2015 - rising from 12 per cent of live births (16 million of 131.9 million) in 2000, to 21 per cent of live births (29.7 million of 140.6 million) in 2015, researchers said.

by | October 14, 2018 | 13:04

Having a mother or sister who had been diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50, also places women in a high-risk category for developing the disease. "Im a big fan of it", said Jackson, whose full-time job is looking at images for breast cancer. Limit your alcohol drinking: Perhaps an occasional drink for the heart may be good but it definitely does not fare well for women who can develop breast cancer.

by | October 14, 2018 | 10:52

The agency stated that it is the first time since 2014 that premiums in any part of the ACA health plan market are projected to decline for consumers. While Republican-led repeal efforts failed a year ago, Trump has in the run-up to the November midterms continued touting alternatives to Obamacare as well as slamming Democratic proposals to expand Medicare.

by | October 14, 2018 | 02:14

Lorna Heather, a 22-year-old mother of two, said that after she received a diagnosis of anxiety disorder from her doctor in May last year, she had to wait eight months before she got an appointment for therapy with a specialist. "This is not something you solve overnight". "We can't tackle mental health stigma if we're avoiding talking about mental health to start with". This year, Mental Health Week encourages people to think about the everyday setting where they live, learn, work and ...

by | October 13, 2018 | 23:25

Many adults have incorporated dietary supplements into their daily routines as a means of incorporating more vitamins, minerals, or herbs into their diets. He suggested that companies be required to register the products with the FDA before sale. Hundreds of over-the-counter supplements are laced with unapproved drugs, according to FDA tests - but the agency doesn't issue recalls on them, a new report reveals.

by | October 13, 2018 | 22:59

The approval is contingent upon the sale of Aetna's Medicare Part D Individual Prescription Drug business to WellCare, which Aetna recently announced it was prepared to do to gain regulatory approval. The response continues: "The evidence also showed that CVS is unlikely to be able to profitably raise its PBM or retail pharmacy costs post-merger because it would lose customers and Aetna would not be able to offset those loses by capturing additional health insurance customers".

by | October 13, 2018 | 20:05

We have standard protocols. Zika virus is the first virus known to be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and through sex with an infected person. The country's health minister, JP Nadda, has deployed a seven-member team to Jaipur to continually monitor the situation and assist with control and containment operations.

by | October 13, 2018 | 19:26

Almost half of young Irish people have said that their mental health has deteriorated in recent years. It follows on from Mental Health Awareness Week in May and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed its objective for this year's event is to primarily focus on youths and those in the early years of adulthood.

by | October 13, 2018 | 15:40

Aetna's agreement to sell its Medicare prescription-drug business, in order to get clearance for the merger with CVS, was part of a settlement reached with the Justice Department and five state attorneys general, including California's.

by | October 13, 2018 | 14:26

AFM is a condition that affects the nervous system and causes muscle weakness, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). There is no known cure for AFM but doctors can provide supportive care to patients. In the past, Minnesota may only see one case in a year. Minnesota has noticed a spike in suspected AFM cases in recent weeks. As many as 20 children in two states have been recently diagnosed with a rare "polio-like" disease that causes muscle weakness, health ...

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:25

In a statement, the International Rescue Committee said it was "alarmed" that there were 33 new cases between October 1 and Tuesday, versus 41 cases during all of September. The ministry said seven new cases had been confirmed, six of them in Beni, not far from the Ugandan border. Community fears have posed a challenge as the region faces its first Ebola outbreak.

by | October 13, 2018 | 05:08

All the recent cases in Minnesota were in children under the age of 10. Children's Mercy encourages people to stay home when they are sick to prevent the spread of respiratory illness. A growing number of cases are being reported across the country. CDC officials said that they have not confirmed a cause for the majority of AFM cases and continue to investigate.