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Why is it so hard to figure out this polio-like illness hitting kids?
Doctors say they are baffled by what's causing an uptick in cases of a paralyzing, polio-like condition among kids across the U.S.. The illness, called acute flaccid myelitis, appears to be on the rise in 2018 after causing just a handful of cases in 2017.
Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears
By age 40, about one in 10 adults will experience some hearing loss. It happens so slowly and gradually, says audiologist Dina Rollins, "you don't realize what you're missing." And even as it worsens, many people are in denial. By the time someone is ...
Labrador retrievers at risk of various health problems
Labrador retrievers, the second most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a study published in the open access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology.
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Giant inflatable colon stolen - and it's no laughing matter
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Your first inclination may be to laugh. Don't. Officials say someone stole a giant, inflatable colon used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer as it was on its way to a cancer fundraiser in Kansas. More: Breast cancer ...
Moderate exercise before conception resulted in lower body weight, increased insulin sensitivity of offspring
In a new study led by Kristin Stanford, a physiology and cell biology researcher with The Ohio State University College of Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center, paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into ...
Congolese Rebels Stage Deadly Attack Stalling Ebola Containment Efforts
(JOHANNESBURG) — Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be ...
Immunotherapy-chemo combo extends life for women with aggressive form of breast cancer, study finds
It's good news for women with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of breast cancer that targets women under 50. A new study published Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine found a combination of chemotherapy ...
Alzheimer's Walk raises thousands for research in Spartanburg
SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - Hundreds of people turned out to help raise money for Alzheimer's Research in Spartanburg, Saturday. The annual Spartanburg Walk to End Alzheimer's was put on by the south Carolina Alzheimer's Association at Barnet Park ...
"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where ...
'Treatment may extend advanced breast cancer survival'
Combining a pioneering drug with hormone therapy may extend the survival of some women with advanced breast cancer, a trial suggests. Women who received palbociclib and hormone therapy lived up to 10 months longer than those given hormone ...