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Sixty-two cases of the rare but serious condition have now been confirmed in 22 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ABC News Videos A girl recovers after contracting acute flaccid myelitis ( AFM ), a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system and causes the body's muscles and reflexes to become weak.
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    Kavanaugh has sent more female law clerks to the Supreme Court than any other judge in the country. Many distinguished justices have become legends on the Supreme Court, such as Justice Joe Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Chief Justice John Roberts .
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    Editor's Note: The video above was originally published in 2016 . On Tuesday, Sen. Klobuchar sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging them to investigate and respond to the recent increase in AFM cases. Meade explained. Since then, more than 350 cases of the illness have been reported in the USA over a four-year period. There were two other suspected cases of AFM in the state earlier this year, according to Schultz.
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    Mental health crisis may cost world $22 trillion by 2030

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    The World Health Organisation has called on African countries especially those with insurgency crises to focus more attention on the mental health of children and adolescents. "Depression is like any other illness that requires intervention". The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.
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    According to CNN's poll, Democrats' enthusiasm about their congressional vote has increased, with 62 percent saying they were extremely or very enthusiastic to vote, up seven points since September among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.
  • Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder

    Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder

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    Symptoms to watch out for include sudden muscle weakness, drooping facial features, neck stiffness and difficulty swallowing or speaking. Parents usually notice the child's loss of the use of an arm or a leg. Scott Lindquist, state infectious disease epidemiologist at the Department of Health . " Most of the cases [of AFM] that CDC has learned about have been in children", the CDC writes on its website.
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    Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

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    He tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016. "The American public has seen this charade, and it was a disgrace. And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", Kavanaugh said .
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    And while it seems like flu season is still a month or two away, some cases of the flu have already been reported in Minnesota. Last month, a Wake County school board member died after being diagnosed with influenza. Depending on the severity of the strains, 5 to 20 percent of the US population will get the flu every year. Traditionally, most people have gotten flu vaccinations at doctors' offices or government health centers.
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    PHCC partners with WEYAK to create mental health awareness among youth

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    Dr Seape said the causes of depression and related mental illnesses in teenagers and young adults are multi-faceted: "There is the stressful nature of the teenage years - for some teenagers, the normal developmental changes of these years, such as bodily changes, new patterns of thoughts and feelings, can be unsettling and overwhelming".
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    ThemeThis year, the World Mental Health Day theme is "Young People and Mental Health in a changing world". Schools will be asked to monitor children's happiness and mental health in a bid to tackle growing levels of anxiety among young people, the Prime Minister will announce today.
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    United States President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was apologising on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in U.S. Speaking to reporters before departing for a speech in Florida on Monday, Trump said the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".
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    Vitamin D supplements have always been recommended for older people to treat or prevent osteoporosis, a bone-loss condition, with some early evidence suggesting benefits for bone health. "Our meta-analysis finds that vitamin D does not prevent fractures , falls or improve bone mineral density, whether at high or low dose", Bolland said, according to The Guardian .
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    Berries ferment with the cold, and because of an early frost in the area, the birds were eating the intoxicating berries before their planned trip to the south for the winter. "Birds actually do get literally intoxicated when they eat berries that have started fermenting, and that does lead to drunken behavior", she told the outlet.
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    He said recent reports indicate that breast cancer makes up 25 per cent of all new cancers diagnosed in women globally; with about 2.1 million new cases diagnosed annually worldwide. Any woman age 40 or older can receive a screening mammogram on the bus. A family history and age are the most significant risks factor when it comes to breast cancer.
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    Enzymes are complex proteins that make many chemical reactions possible. "The 2018 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry have taken control of evolution and used it for purposes that bring the greatest benefit to humankind", the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said .
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    Allison discovered CTLA-4, a protein that works like a brake with the immune system while cancer cells attack. While Allison is an American professor and chair of immunology and executive director of immunotherapy platform at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, Honjo is the deputy director-general and distinguished professor of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study.
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    Fabrizio Stabile's family says the 29-year-old complained of a severe headache on September 16, and by the following day he was incoherent and unable to get out of bed. Stabile's obituary said that he passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, September 21 at the Atlantic City Medical Center. Officials at the CDC , meanwhile, are investigating the water at the BSR Cable Park, reported KBTX .
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    New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

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    The amoeba is typically found in fresh water, especially warmer water such as lakes, rivers and hot springs. The BSR Surf Resort in Waco voluntarily closed its wave pool for CDC testing after a surfer who visited the pool died from Naegleria fowleri , which is also known as a "brain-eating amoeba".
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    American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

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    Allison "realized the potential of releasing the brake and thereby unleashing our immune cells to attack tumors", the Karolinska Institute said on Monday. Charles Swanton, chief clinician at the charity Cancer Research UK, said the scientists' work had revolutionised cancer and immunotherapy. "In some patients, this therapy is remarkably effective", Jeremy Berg, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, told The Associated Press.
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    In addition, children also completed a cognition test, which assessed language abilities, episodic memory , executive function, attention, working memory and processing speed. More research into the links between screen time and cognition is now needed, including studying the effect of different types of screen time, whether content is educational or entertainment, and whether it requires focus or involves multitasking.
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    A New Yorker report published Sunday detailed an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez, a Yale student, at a dorm-room party as onlookers watched during the 1983-84 school year. Yes, we drank beer, I like beer, I still like beer, we drank beer. Kavanaugh: You're asking about blackout . If everyone in high school who drank beer in this country was accused of sexual assault, Kavanaugh said, the country would be in a dark place.
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    Our opinion: Get vaccinated for flu season

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    Flu vaccination rates actually declined last season compared with previous years. Flu vaccination is recommended each year for everyone 6 months of age and older. "The vaccine is not available under six months of age", Stevenson said. Almost 58 percent of children were vaccinated, well short of the federal goal of 80 percent.