Medicine

Flu Shots are Safe, Free, and Important

So even if you've never had the flu before or you think you're too healthy to get it, don't gamble because your luck may eventually run out. A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines. [Full Article...]

Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection

Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection In urban communities the incidence is as high as one in eight. Getting an accurate reading the first time eliminates the emotional, physical and economic toll a call back can take on a woman and her family. However, there are certain factors that would put women in a higher risk category. None of the women had hereditary cancer or had mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which can increase th... [Full Article...]

Breast cancer: are you at risk?

Breast cancer: are you at risk? Komen, Idaho Montana said they have been doing the race in Montana for about 22 years. "I think people see that Can Do Cancer is actually helping people right here in our community", Zaver says, "That's something different then when you donate to some other organization". [Full Article...]

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic' But the procedure is unavailable to many women in low-income countries and overused in many middle- and high-income countries, the researchers found . "In particular, C-sections have a more complicated recovery for the mother, and lead to scarring of the womb, which is associated with bleeding, abnormal development of the placenta, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and preterm birth in subsequent pre... [Full Article...]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month In 2017, about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women were breast cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). While self-examinations are encouraged, Deti warns that they are not sufficient substitutes for professional screenings. [Full Article...]

10 cases of AFM reported in IL

10 cases of AFM reported in IL Lurie Children's Hospital has treated at least two of the children diagnosed with AFM, but it had not received any additional AFM patients as of Friday. So far this year, the CDC said there have been 38 confirmed cases across 16 states. "Since 2015, four cases reviewed by CDC experts have been counted in IL", the IDHP stated . [Full Article...]

Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area

Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area Fernando Acosta, a neurologist at Cook Children's. Three other cases were reported in Pierce, Lewis, and Snohomish counties. From January 1st to September 30th, a total of 38 people in 16 states have been confirmed to have AFM. The child was hospitalized for five days and given intensive outpatient physical therapy, according to the report. "That enterovirus is transmittable from person to person,... [Full Article...]

Senate Reaches Deal On 15 Judges

Senate Reaches Deal On 15 Judges A GOP gain of two or three Senate seats this cycle will make it very hard for Democrats to win the Senate in 2020, when two vulnerable Democratic Senate seats are up - in Alabama and New Hampshire - and four vulnerable GOP seats are up - in Colorado, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina. [Full Article...]

Why it's important to understand mental health

Why it's important to understand mental health Yet despite how widespread mental health issues are, many people can not find adequate mental healthcare. Model, actress and mental health advocate Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines discusses her experiences with depression , her journey to recovery and the ideas that shaped the online community, Mental Health Matters. [Full Article...]

Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse

Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse Theresa May has announced eight thousand more mental health workers in schools to offer mental health checks to pupils. "If we wait until people are adults we have waited too long", she said. In Zimbabwe, some community members are holding counseling sessions on public benches as a neutral space to have conversations about mental health struggles, and here in Canada, Bell Let's Talk Day ... [Full Article...]

Roberts refers complaints about Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado

Roberts refers complaints about Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado Kavanaugh strenuously denied the allegations and none of the witnesses the women said would verify their claims did so. Kimmel had some choice words about Trump's performance during Monday's televised ceremony, especially when the president proclaimed that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of Dr. [Full Article...]

Rare illness affecting kids discovered in King, Pierce, Lewis and Snohomish counties

While rare officials over the USA are dealing with a spike in cases. Other AFM symptoms may include: facial droop/weakness, difficulty moving the eyes , drooping eyelids, or difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech. With cases on the rise, parents like Wells say she'll keep those symptoms in mind. Other states have also reported cases. "We want research. We want what happened to Julia... [Full Article...]

Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'

Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does' Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against the Democratic proposal, saying people in her high-cost state could benefit from the low-priced option. U.S. None of the witnesses the women said would corroborate their claims did so, and Kavanaugh passionately denied the allegations. People who were chosen to participate either had to have voted for both republican and democratic presidential candidate... [Full Article...]

Polio-Like Illness Strikes 6 Children in Minnesota

Polio-Like Illness Strikes 6 Children in Minnesota It can also be caused by poliovirus and non-polio enteroviruses , mosquito-borne viruses (such as West Nile virus or Zika virus) and possibly by non-infectious conditions. The disease typically affects children; all the recent cases in Minnesota were in children younger than 10. The mysterious illness that's paralyzing children is spreading across the United States, with cases popping up in bot... [Full Article...]

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital After citing some grassroots programs in nations like Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom that are helping to erase some of the mental health stigma, the duo add that the World Health Organization has been working on a "global action plan" for the past five years. [Full Article...]

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court case involved arguments over the federal criminal sentencing law and came hours after Trump staged a ceremonial swearing-in for Kavanaugh at the White House. Add Supreme Court as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Supreme Court news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) for the initial public disclosure of a woman's sexual... [Full Article...]

Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early

Sullivan County Health Department encourages getting flu shot early The Florida Department of Health is reminding all Floridians to get their flu shot before the height of the upcoming flu season. Same-day appointments are available. Influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 flu season prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, according to data from the CDC. Vomiting and diarrhea are not primary symptoms of influenza. [Full Article...]

Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions Dr Sweta Adatia, specialist neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Centre, Dubai , advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one's mental health . "When I was denied it, I fell into a depression and chose to turn to alcohol and drugs to ease off my disappointment", says Daniel Oyewale as Nigeria prepares to commemorate World Mental Health Day . [Full Article...]

Million Minds to focus on eating disorders, Indigenous and youth mental health

Million Minds to focus on eating disorders, Indigenous and youth mental health Foresight the United Kingdom government's future think-tank commissioned experts across different fields to review what was known about mental health and wellbeing. It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock hosts the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, attended by more than 50 countries as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh and declares him ‘proven innocent'

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh and declares him ‘proven innocent' Kavanaugh was " caught up in a hoax set up by the Democrats", Trump told reporters, without elaborating. Media captionDonald Trump's nominee has been embroiled in a bitter battle over sexual assault allegations . Justice Kavanaugh took the two required oaths privately at the court last Saturday, letting him begin work right away. With Kavanaugh's ascent to the nine-member high court, Trump now... [Full Article...]


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