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More US kids are catching a paralyzing illness this year. Experts don't know why.
By the time Jourdan Loyola was finally diagnosed with a rare and baffling condition called acute flaccid myelitis two years ago, the 5-year-old could not move his neck, right arm or either leg. Unsure how to treat the unusual condition, which began ...
USPSTF: Screen Adults, Pregnant Women for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Primary care clinicians should screen all adults, including pregnant women, for unhealthy alcohol use and provide brief behavioral counseling interventions for those who screen positive, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Polio-like syndrome caused by several viruses, CDC says
Vaccines are not suspected in causing the rare, paralyzing condition, which can cause muscle weakness. Flaccid myelitis, the frightening polio-like disease leaving some children partially paralyzed.NBC News ...
FDA expands blood pressure drug recall due to cancer concerns
The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The new recall of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide is sold by the ...
The Flu Shot Needs Fewer Stats and More Stories
Two weeks ago, the CDC disclosed that more Americans were killed by the flu last year than at any time in 40 years—more than 79,000—and hospitalizations and illnesses hit record highs. The CDC pinpointed one possible reason for the high death rate ...
Raw turkey products linked to drug-resistant salmonella infections
ALBUQUERUQUE, N.M. (KRQE) — The Center for Disease Control announced on November 8 that they are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections that could be linked to raw turkey products. The CDC says the illnesses in the ...
The New Government Exercise Guidelines For 2018 Are Pretty Reasonable
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, your sporadic reminder that, yes, it's probably a good idea to exercise. The report is like a guide for achieving ...
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – do you know the symptoms?
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent. It's a disease that kills more people than breast cancer in the U.S.. Pancreatic cancer claimed ...
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Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death
By Gene Emery. (Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come ...
Chronic wasting disease in Mississippi: 2 more deer test positive
Two whitetail deer from different parts of Mississippi in recent weeks tested positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. A buck taken in Pontotoc County (near Tupelo in Northeast ...