Health


Many supplements contain unapproved, unsafe ingredients Many supplements contain unapproved, unsafe ingredients
- October 18, 2018

The majority of the products included were marketed for sexual enhancement (45.5 percent), weight loss (40.9 percent), or muscle building (11.9 percent). Even more disturbing, in 2015 and 2016, about 85% of adulterated supplements received only public notifications, and only 15% were voluntarily recalled. (more...)
Health officials: Oklahoma child diagnosed with rare polio-like illness
- October 17, 2018

AFM is an illness that affects the nervous system , causing muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak or even paralyzed. For example, 11 of the Colorado cases of AFM this year have tested positive for EV A71, a rare type of enterovirus not usually seen in the U.S., rather in Asia and other parts of the world, according to state epidemiologist Dr. (more...)
Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota
- October 17, 2018

Some also experience facial droop, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, or slurred speech. CDC began tracking the condition in 2014, when there were 120 confirmed cases. Another potential cause of AFM is a type of enterovirus called EV D68, Todd said. West Nile virus is also not a culprit, she said. Officials said some people diagnosed with the illness recover quickly while others need ongoing care. (more...)
'Polio like' illness spreads to 22 states
- October 17, 2018

There have been no confirmed cases of AFM in Maine this year, according to Emily Spencer, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC. The illness mainly affects children. After testing patients' stool specimens, the CDC determined poliovirus is not the cause of the AFM cases. The cause is a mystery but the CDC and other officials have ruled out polio and West Nile virus. (more...)
CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids
- October 17, 2018

According to the CDC, AFM is a serious condition commonly seen in children that causes weakness in the arms or legs. Symptoms include neck weakness or stiffness , drooping eyelids or a facial droop and difficulty swallowing or slurred speech . (more...)
Kansas health officials report first flu deaths of the season
- October 16, 2018

For example, 30-percent of parents believe the flu shot is a conspiracy and nearly as many believe that it causes autism. "People are encouraged to get the flu shot in the fall or early winter to give their bodies time to build up immunity". (more...)
Breast cancer affects young women too Breast cancer affects young women too
- October 16, 2018

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) chair Libby Burgess says people should not have to go to politicians begging for their lives. That's how Tiffany Johnson, 42, got her first mammogram -- and learned her lump was benign. Breast cancer is among the five cancers that account for 47.2% of all the cancers in Indian women. Osman also explained that certain lifestyles can put someone at a higher risk. (more...)
'Spike Out Cancer' game is Tuesday in Forestville 'Spike Out Cancer' game is Tuesday in Forestville
- October 15, 2018

Early breast cancer detection through mammography also enables less extensive surgery, fewer mastectomies, and less frequent or aggressive chemotherapy. Harris, the 26-year-old, initially brought her concerns to her gynecologist, who thought she had a cyst related to her menstrual cycle. One downside, she noted, is that the 3-D mammograms sometimes detect "false positives", lumps or other features that turn out not to be cancerous, which may lead patients to undergo potentially painful ... (more...)
Scientists raise concerns over global spike in C-sections Scientists raise concerns over global spike in C-sections
- October 14, 2018

While the surgery is still unavailable for many women and children in low-income countries and regions, the procedure is overused in many middle-and high-income settings, said researchers, including those from Ghent University in Belgium. "Although there is nearly universal consensus that c-section use has increased beyond the reasonable level of need in many countries, effective interventions to optimise use have proven elusive", explains Ana Pilar Betran, a key contributor to the series ... (more...)
Getting Mammograms Key To Early Breast Cancer Detection Getting Mammograms Key To Early Breast Cancer Detection
- October 14, 2018

In fact, some of you may have already sprinkled extra pink throughout your wardrobe or even your hair in acknowledgment of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , an event that has been occurring for over a decade each October. Moreover, a woman's risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Clinic will given women access to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and breast cancer surgeons at one ... (more...)
Experts raise alarm on rising global mental health disorders Experts raise alarm on rising global mental health disorders
- October 13, 2018

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price will lead the national effort and try to end the stigma which stops people from seeking help, Theresa May announced as she marked World Mental Health Day . "Our survey strongly indicates that young people are concerned about financial difficulties and debt and in some cases this is having a real impact on their mental health and future outlook". (more...)
Children’s Mercy Hospital treating patients with rare polio-like illness Children’s Mercy Hospital treating patients with rare polio-like illness
- October 13, 2018

A disease that causes partial paralysis in children has impacted nine people in IL, the Department of Health announced. While officials said the cases occurred in northern IL, more specific locations were not publicly available. Since the CDC began studying AFM in 2014, there have been 362 documented cases, with 38 of them occurring this year. Those who contract AFM face paralysis, long-term health problems and even death. (more...)
Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US Polio-Like Condition in Kids on Rise Again in US
- October 13, 2018

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 38 cases of AFM have been confirmed across 16 states including Pennsylvania. The condition can cause the sudden paralysis of limbs by affecting the spinal cord. "Not because it's happening more it's just that we're recognizing it more", Dr. Esper says. The cause of any individual case of AFM can be hard to determine, and often, no cause is found. (more...)
US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America
- October 13, 2018

The most recent seat to move from "toss up" to safely Republican is Tennessee , where after Democrat Phil Bredesen announced that he would've voted to confirm Kavanaugh, angering many of his base, Republican Marsha Blackburn has taken a commanding lead. (more...)
‘More awareness needed on mental health’ ‘More awareness needed on mental health’
- October 13, 2018

Lady Gaga's new film A Star Is Born may be a music industry melodrama at its surface, but it's also a movie with a serious message about mental health and a pivotal character death by suicide . Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020. We'll have nurses on site who can share what makes their careers so rewarding. (more...)
Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientists Mental health issues on the rise due to global warming say scientists
- October 13, 2018

For the study, Obradovich and his colleagues combined data from the United States (US) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System, which includes self-reported personal mental health data on almost two million randomly sampled US residents, with daily meteorological data from 2002 through 2012. (more...)
NHS criticised over child mental health spending NHS criticised over child mental health spending
- October 12, 2018

Dagg notes mental health issues cost the Canadian economy up to $50 billion a year. Now we must turn those words into action. Shockingly, 68 percent of respondents said those suffering from mental health disorders should not be given responsibility. (more...)
Lady Gaga's open letter on mental health is a must-read Lady Gaga's open letter on mental health is a must-read
- October 12, 2018

At least 144 psychiatric patients died between 2015 and 2017 after being transferred from private Life Esidimeni health facilities, for which the state had paid, to largely ill-equipped community organisations. " Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government". Gaga has been open about her own battle with mental health in the past, and last month she revealed suffering a sexual assault at just 19 has left her feeling "miserable" every day. (more...)
Why it's important to understand mental health Why it's important to understand mental health
- October 12, 2018

According to the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health , results showed that 1 out of 7 American children ages 2 to 8 years old had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. Have you ever thought that the maid who works in your home, the sweeper who keeps your lane clean, and the rickshaw-puller who takes you places needs mental health treatment support? NAMI cites research that among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9 percent received mental health ... (more...)
Crawley play marks Breast Cancer Awareness month Crawley play marks Breast Cancer Awareness month
- October 12, 2018

A new study conducted by the lab of Markey researcher Ren Xu suggests that targeting a protein known as collagen XIII could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. "Raising awareness of breast and bowel cancer and the "Screen For Life" objectives is a year-round goal for us". To these women, metastatic breast cancer is often overlooked throughout October- particularly in terms of research money. (more...)

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