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What is acute flaccid myelitis?
Cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that can cause paralysis or muscle weakness in children, appear to be on the upswing this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 38 confirmed cases so far this year and ...
After intermittent fasting, these 3 men no longer take insulin for diabetes -- but experts stress caution
(CNN) Three men with Type 2 diabetes used "intermittent fasting" to reverse their dependence on insulin, according to a report published Tuesday -- but you shouldn't try it without medical supervision, experts say. The new case report says the three ...
Study: Early Pushing In Birth Won't Hurt Mom, Baby
By Steven Reinberg. HealthDay Reporter. TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant moms will want to read this. Pushing sooner during childbirth is just as safe for most women and babies as pushing later, researchers report. The best time to ...
LA County Grapples With Typhus Outbreak
LOS ANGELES, CA — A coordinated government response to an outbreak of flea-borne typhus is critical, a Los Angeles County official said Tuesday, calling for public health and other city agencies to work together. Supervisor Kathryn Barger said Los ...
Abbreviated MRI recommended for women at risk for breast cancer
Most women have heard the mantra that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, but few know that their individual risk may be more than this. Individual risk is based primarily on age, family history and to a lesser extent ...
Parents buying signs urging others not to touch their children
Many parents are putting signs on their baby's car seat informing people not to touch their child. (Etsy.com). Flu season is coming, and some parents are taking extreme measures to protect their kids, including attaching signs to their car seats ...
Three University of Michigan students diagnosed with mumps
ANN ARBOR, MI - Three University of Michigan students were recently diagnosed with the mumps, University Health Service confirmed in a message on its website. A message sent by UHS Executive Director Robert Ernst to students assured them the matter ...
Second death reported in Jackson County due to West Nile virus
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- In less than a month, a second resident in Jackson County, Missouri has died from the West Nile virus. The first death reported from the virus was reported on Sept. 19. The Jackson County Health Department said the virus is most ...
Global warming will hike mental health woes, study finds
The researchers said that over five years, a 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degree Fahrenheit) increase in average temperature is associated with higher rates of mental health issues, CNN reported. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the ...
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Flu season starts with early deaths, warnings to vaccinate
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With at least two flu-related deaths reported in North Carolina in the past several weeks, state officials are urging the public to get vaccinated before the flu season becomes serious. They're hoping to avoid a repeat of last flu season, when 391 ...