Mysterious polio-like illness baffles medical experts while frightening parents

In total, CNN found 47 confirmed cases and 49 more that were suspected or being investigated, for a total of 96. Most of the cases have been in children. Acute flaccid myelitis , also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the... More..

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by | Thursday, October 18, 2018

CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases

And for now, it's hard to say if 2018 will equal or surpass spikes seen in 2014 and 2016, Messonnier said, adding that state and federal health officials haven't finished the whole diagnostic algorithm for nume...More..

Klobuchar asks CDC to investigate cases of rare, polio-like illness
by | Sunday, October 14, 2018

Klobuchar asks CDC to investigate cases of rare, polio-like illness

Earlier this month, six Minnesota children were diagnosed with the disease. "Oftentimes, despite extensive lab tests, the cause of a patient's AFM is not identified", the CDC says . Acosta. The Colo...More..

'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

'Team player' Brett Kavanaugh sworn in again as US Supreme Court Justice

McConnell suggested that if Democrats were to pursue that strategy, voters would turn against them. Forty-nine Democratic senators supported the resolution and they would have needed an additional Republican ...More..

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi
by | Thursday, October 11, 2018

McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

Supporters of President Donald Trump found a new target for one of their signature chants: Sen. As Justice Kavanaugh settles into his lifetime seat on the bench of the nation's highest court, the left remai...More..

by | Thursday, October 04, 2018

Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

At his rally, the president mocked Ford's testimony with a question-and-answer patter that brought cheers from the crowd in Southaven, Mississippi. "Do you know how bad a fight has to be for the police to get c...More..

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson says the women died Tuesday night when two of his deputies taking them to a mental health facility under court order drove into high water. Marion County Coroner Jerry...More..

Health Department offering stronger flu shots
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Health Department offering stronger flu shots

District Health Department No. 4 and No. 2 have the flu vaccines available, but Myerson said many clinics, pharmacies, and other medical facilities have it and people should get vaccinated whereever it is most ...More..

Killer storm far from over, U.S. officials warn as 'epic' rain falls
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Killer storm far from over, U.S. officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Earlier, authorities said two people died from inhaling carbon monoxide from a generator in their home. CNN are reporting that while the storm's center is now slowly making its way over SC, many of its main...More..

News Controversial Silicon Valley health tech firm 'dissolves'
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

News Controversial Silicon Valley health tech firm 'dissolves'

In the email to shareholders , sent Tuesday, Theranos General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer David Taylor said the company is trying to negotiate a settlement with Fortress that would give the NY privat...More..

by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Theranos Set to Dissolve As Company Defaults On Fortress Loan

The company plans to formally dissolve itself and pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash in coming months, the newspaper reported , citing an email sent to shareholders. Holmes, who reigned briefly as the ...More..

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

John McCain , on Wednesday and several of his children sobbed during the first of two services for the long-serving statesman and former prisoner of war before he is taken for the last time from the state he ha...More..

STDs hit all-time highs in U.S. for fourth straight year, CDC reports
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

STDs hit all-time highs in U.S. for fourth straight year, CDC reports

An estimated 2.3 million cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis were diagnosed in the USA last year, capping a multiyear period of " steep and sustained increases in STDs ", said the US health agency...More..

Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema Win Arizona Primaries For U.S. Senate
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema Win Arizona Primaries For U.S. Senate

Most recently, Ward - who unsuccessfully challenged McCain in his 2016 primary - suggested on Friday that a statement from McCain's family saying he was ending treatments for brain cancer was timed to hurt h...More..

Heart Foundation Agrees Coconut Oil Aint No Superfood
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Heart Foundation Agrees Coconut Oil Aint No Superfood

Professor Michels is not alone in slamming this oil, Dr Frank Sacks , who is a nutrition professor at the Harvard explained further, "Coconut oil is very high in saturated fat that raises your LDL cholest...More..

First Case of Human West Nile Reported in Lincoln County
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

First Case of Human West Nile Reported in Lincoln County

So far in IN there have been two confirmed cases of West Nile virus disease in humans, in Hamilton and Vanderburgh counties. The West Umatilla Mosquito Control District reported that the virus was initially d...More..

Coconut oil labeled 'pure poison' by Harvard professor
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Coconut oil labeled 'pure poison' by Harvard professor

In her talk, Michels dispels the myth that coconut oil is healthy by explaining that the oil poses a greater risk to heart health than lard, as it contains high levels of saturated fatty acids - a type of acid ...More..

CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

CDC monitoring measles cases in 21 states

In 2014 the U.S experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases in 27 states. "Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing", sai...More..

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

The top 10 medical school said it aims to address the growing debt burden of graduates. The financial support and commitment it takes for a school to provide such a broad incentive to students isn't realistic...More..

Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY

Public health officials will continue to monitor for mosquitoes by checking for standing water, applying larvacide, trapping and testing mosquitoes, and spraying adulticide if indicated. West Nile virus-positiv...More..

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

The first West Nile virus-related death of the year in Dallas County has been reported, the county health department confirmed to WFAA on Tuesday. According to test results received by the health unit on Tues...More..

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

DRC declares new Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province

Twenty deaths from hemorrhagic fever have also been recorded in the area, the ministry said. The Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) has announced a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, just days after ...More..

FDA Sounds Alarm Over 'Vaginal Rejuvenation' Treatments
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

FDA Sounds Alarm Over 'Vaginal Rejuvenation' Treatments

The medical society has issued several statements noting that the devices, including the MonaLisa Touch, do not have FDA clearance or approval for treatment of menopausal symptoms, as advertised. "In addition t...More..

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes

This new policy will protect residents and staff of public housing units, many of whom are senior citizens, children, and people with disabilities, from the dangers of secondhand smoke. The ban will not prohibi...More..

Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Wisconsin Man Loses Legs, Portion Of Hands After Lick From Dog

Last month, Greg Manteufel, from West Bend, started experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Within hours of arriving in the hospital, his body went into septic shock. To save ...More..