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Dr. Doug Drevets, an infectious disease specialist at OU Medicine, said last season's flu caused an unusually high number of deaths. Last year, 2017-18 was a particularly severe season, but we have no way of predicting what will happen this year.
  • Cavaliers star ruled out vs. Pistons with sore foot

    Cavaliers star ruled out vs. Pistons with sore foot

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    Drummond - who was ejected in the win over the 76ers - had 20 points and 20 rebounds through three quarters against Cleveland. Not as far as the winless Cleveland Cavaliers , however. Their first three victories were secured by a combined six points. The Cavs return home Saturday to face the Indiana Pacers . Per The Athletic's Jay King, Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons as he continues to recover from a hamstring ...
  • Flu claims first death of season in Pierce County

    Flu claims first death of season in Pierce County

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    In addition to those who are most at risk of serious illness from the flu, some people are unable to get the vaccine , like infants younger than 6 months, those with vaccine allergies and those with some serious complications. The 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most severe in decades, according to the CDC. That can happen. But, its most likely that your symptoms were much milder than those whod not been vaccinated.
  • Eating Organic May Cut Some Cancer Risks, Study Finds

    Eating Organic May Cut Some Cancer Risks, Study Finds

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    The participants were asked to provide information on how often they ate organic food , drinks, and even dietary supplements. Pesticides linked to cancer include the weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, and the organophosphate pesticides malathion and diazinon.
  • Breast cancer is Aegon's biggest CI claim cause

    Breast cancer is Aegon's biggest CI claim cause

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    Oakland Taxi just unveiled a brand new pink cab. Ellyn had the support to beat her cancer and now she wanted to help others. Owner Travis Moulton says he was inspired to do something special with his newest auto. Women whose breast cancer is detected in its early stages have a 93 percent survival rate, so screening is particularly important. To put this in perspective, people usually get 3 mSv radiation each year from natural surroundings.
  • Cases Of Polio-Like Illness Now Under Investigation

    Cases Of Polio-Like Illness Now Under Investigation

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    From August 2014 through September 2018, CDC has received information on a total of 386 confirmed cases of AFM across the USA; most of the cases have occurred in children. "What the physician will do is rule out other causes rule out other things that might be causing it". By then, the body may have cleared the infection itself and tests may not turn up any specific viral cause.
  • Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots Being Offered

    Free Drive-Thru Flu Shots Being Offered

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    Last year, active flu cases were still being reported into late May and were associated with over 80,000 deaths in the Unites States, including 230 children ( most of whom were not vaccinated). But you can still get the flu-even after you've received the vaccine . Please make it a point to see your primary care physician, pediatrician or visit us anytime at Lakes Urgent Care.
  • Viral outbreak leads to deaths of 6 children at NJ facility

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    The children involved have "severely compromised immune systems" rendering them more susceptible to the virus, the health department said. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, which includes a pediatrics center, has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends, the department said.
  • The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine

    The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine

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    Last flu season, DPHHS recorded over 10,000 cases, 979 hospitalizations, and 79 deaths related to influenza. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada's FluWatch, there were 64,403 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Canada last season, mostly Influenza A/H3N2.
  • Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania

    Cases of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania

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    In some cases patients recover from the paralysis, but in others it continues. The disease is marked by a sudden onset of weakness and loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs caused by an attack on the nervous system and spinal cord. "CDC has been actively investigating AFM, testing specimens and monitoring disease since 2014, when we first saw an increase in cases", Messonnier said.
  • Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season

    Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season

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    According to the CDC every person over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated. The child, the first to die in the state, had not received a flu vaccination. Child's death first of the flu seasonTALLAHASSEE, Fla. They encourage everyone to get protected before the end of the month. And she adds that now is the right time to get the shot before the season starts to ramp up.
  • Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota

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    Because officials don't know the cause of AFM , they can't recommend a specific way to prevent it. Physicians first began noticing an increase in AFM patients in 2014, with roughly 120 confirmed cases. "The cases are from all over the state", Ehresmann said. That suggests to him the disease can completely wipe out the nerves. One death of a child diagnosed with AFM occurred in 2017.
  • 7th Case of Rare Disease Diagnosed

    7th Case of Rare Disease Diagnosed

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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.
  • CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

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    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that 62 cases had been confirmed in 22 states this year and an additional 65 are under investigation nationwide. A study published last year found 6 of 8 children in Colorado with acute flaccid myelitis still struggled with motor skills one year after their diagnosis.
  • Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

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    You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow - not your hands. Around 80% of the children who died had not received the vaccine. Here's a bit of good news from the survey: about 70 percent of the parents said that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect their child from the flu.
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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    The Thomasville and Davidson County communities are invited to support the initiative by purchasing pink ribbons for $1 each in honor or memory of a loved one. Moore said that teams of walkers have participated in the non-competitive event, including those formed by individuals, as well as from schools, churches, local businesses, community groups such as the NAACP, and participants in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign.
  • Pink Week: Preview of FOX40 Breast Cancer Awareness Stories

    Pink Week: Preview of FOX40 Breast Cancer Awareness Stories

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    Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease. Moore said that while many schools raise funds for the walk, which go entirely towards funding breast cancer research and programs for people with cancer, a shout out should go to P.S.
  • Thousands don pink for breast cancer walk

    Thousands don pink for breast cancer walk

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    Barnabas. The Double Silver hearts are an integral part of the 2018 Payless Breast Cancer bracelet which shoppers anticipate every year. "Breast cancer does not discriminate. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. If there is a family history of breast cancer, consulting a physician regarding the appropriate age to begin screenings could be lifesaving.
  • Polio-like disease on the rise in Minnesota

    Polio-like disease on the rise in Minnesota

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    The mysterious illness that's paralyzing children is spreading across the United States, with cases popping up in both Chicago and Pittsburgh after initial reports from Minnesota. The cause of most of the AFM cases is unknown. It says that most patients afflicted by the disease are children and that scientists have not yet determined a single pathogen detected in patients' spinal fluid that causes AFM.
  • The new Supreme Court

    The new Supreme Court

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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 .
  • Polio-like disease that's paralyzing kids now in Chicago, Pittsburgh

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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.
  • Mental health crisis may cost world $22 trillion by 2030

    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.