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Child from Florida becomes first death of the flu season

Child from Florida becomes first death of the flu season

The vaccine, which contains an inactivated virus, is recommended by the CDC for all Americans, particularly the most vulnerable, to lower their risk of infection or lessen the intensity of the virus if they do catch it. The Department of Health and Community Services said the number of clinics will increase this year to help improve public access to the vaccine. It is unknown whether the woman had underlying health conditions or whether she'd received a flu shot. Consulte Mais Informação

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McConnell: GOP Might Try Obamacare Repeal Again If They Hold Congress

McConnell: GOP Might Try Obamacare Repeal Again If They Hold Congress

McConnell, in a Bloomberg interview, also said there is little chance that Republicans would be able to cut government spending next year if they retain control of Congress because any changes would need leadership from Democrats . It is unusual for the deficit to grow during a strong economy, but the White House and GOP leaders have pursued policies that increase spending and cut tax rates, as Trump has said he is trying to rev the economy to encourage more growth. Consulte Mais Informação

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UnitedHealth Group's profit jumps 28 percent in 3rd quarter

UnitedHealth Group's profit jumps 28 percent in 3rd quarter

Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 920 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock valued at $226,000 after purchasing an additional 193 shares during the last quarter. Investors have identified the tech company UnitedHealth Group Incorporated as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. Consulte Mais Informação

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Uganda says has no Ebola outbreak after tests turn negative

Uganda says has no Ebola outbreak after tests turn negative

The committee of independent experts may make recommendations to manage the outbreak, which was declared on August 1, and has worsened in recent weeks, with a risk of the virus spreading from northeastern Congo into Uganda and Rwanda. In the WHO's parlance, "a public health emergency of worldwide concern" is an "extraordinary event" in which a disease may spread across borders and requires a vigorous global response. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States

It follows a peculiar seasonal pattern , with the highest incidence occurring every other year in late summer or fall. That pattern appears to be repeating this year. "Of course, I would suggest if your child develops weakness of any extremities, you have them assessed by a physician as soon as possible". Other symptoms include facial drooping, difficulty moving the eyes, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tennessee child affected by newest mysterious illness

Tennessee child affected by newest mysterious illness

More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and younger, with the average age being 4 years old. " Most of the cases that CDC has learned about have been in children", said the CDC. Similar waves of the same illness occurred in 2014 and 2016. "It's rare, but certainly when you hear about it it's very scary for parents", CBS News medical contributor Dr. Consulte Mais Informação

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Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens almost 100 in U.S.

The CDC says this particular strain is resistant to several of the antibiotics normally used to treat the infection. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service advises that all raw chicken products, including chicken breasts, whole chickens, and ground poultry such as chicken burgers and chicken sausage, should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to kill harmful germs. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients

Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients

Apple and Zimmer Biomet plan to enroll up to 10,000 patients in the study. The app, known as Zimmer Biomet mymobility , will allow surgeons to send education and therapy reminders directly to a patient's iPhone or Apple Watch. However, the app will be released publicly some time in the future. Zimmer Biomet , one of the largest manufacturers in the space, has branched out with technology services as a way to better help patients recover from procedures. Consulte Mais Informação

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Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota

Some patients will also experience facial weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids or slurred speech. The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. And though enteroviruses have been detected in some paralysis cases, it hasn't been found in others, CDC officials say. She also said West Nile virus hasn't been linked to any of these cases, either. Consulte Mais Informação

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Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

Only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been officially reported, most tied to consumption of contaminated beef in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s. Doctors discovered the man had developed a rare degenerative disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). The case report urges doctors to consider the disease when making future diagnoses, as pinpointing it as a cause of symptoms is so often delayed to the point where there's no time to even consider treatment. Consulte Mais Informação

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7th Child in Minnesota Contracts Paralyzing Illness

Nancy Messonnier of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases . Despite extensive laboratory and other testing, CDC has been unable to find the cause for the majority of the cases. " Poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases". The CDC says the illness could be caused by viruses, environmental toxins, genetic disorders, or a condition in which the immune system attacks body tissues. Consulte Mais Informação

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Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

Today (Oct. 16), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it had received reports of 127 cases of people with the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), in 2018. Some patients will also experience facial weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids or slurred speech. And though enteroviruses have been detected in some paralysis cases, it hasn't been found in others, CDC officials say. Consulte Mais Informação

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Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top

Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top

Using data compiled from the Global Burden of Disease study analyzing 250 causes of death, researchers forecasted the average life expectancy in 295 nations in the year 2040 under a number of alternative scenario predictions. Average lifespans in the USA is only expected to increase 1.1 years. Figures from the Office for National Statistics last month showed there was virtually no extension of life expectancy between 2015 and 2017. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mysterious paralyzing illness among children reported in 22 states, including New York

In some cases children have recovered, but in others the paralysis has lingered. Since the phenomenon began in 2014, she said, the rate of infections has been less than one case per 1 million children in the country. But the agency doesn't know who may be at higher risk nor why they may be at higher risk. The illness affects the patient's spinal cord. Of these, 62 have been confirmed by the CDC, and the remainder continue to be investigated, said Dr. Consulte Mais Informação

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