• Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water
Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

Charles Cobbs, Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Cobbs said it's theoretically possible for other people to be infected with the same deadly amoeba, but that it's a very, very rare occurrence. It is the first fatality from this kind of infection in the state. First, she developed a raised, red sore on the bridge of her nose. They hope her case wi...

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  • Scientist who claimed to create gene-edited CRISPR babies under investigation
Scientist who claimed to create gene-edited CRISPR babies under investigation

He announced on Monday that healthy twin sisters, named Lulu and Nana, had been born this month from embryos modified by his team to switch off an HIV-related gene, sparking a chorus of condemnation from around the world. "I think this is justifiable ", Church said. The Chinese researcher said he practiced editing mice, monkey and human embryos ...

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  • CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak
CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

So far, one person who ate contaminated food developed kidney failure; no one has died. The advice applies to all types of romaine lettuce products including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

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  • Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns
Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns

The advice includes all types of romaine lettuce including salad mixes that contain romaine. According to the CDC alert, there have already been 32 reported cases of E. The source of that outbreak was never precisely identified. Lettuce can also be contaminated by bacteria during and after harvest from handling, storing and transporting th...

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  • Health department alert over romaine lettuce
Health department alert over romaine lettuce

Read the full public health notice at this link. The Public Health Agency of Canada says there have been 18 confirmed cases of E. Coli illness investigated in Ontario and Quebec, as of November 20. The Sobeys and Loblaws grocery chains are pulling romaine lettuce off the shelves at all their stores across Canada in response to a E. Coli outbr...

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  • Democrats seize US House
Democrats seize US House

What occurred was more of a steady, light blue rain. The Trump administration will no longer get a free ride from Congressional Republicans who had no interest in shining a light on its abuses of power. The GOP also got major wins in toss-up governors races in states like Florida and OH, though Democrats did manage to pick up wins in a numb...

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  • Seniors in long-term care urged to take high-dose flu vaccine
Seniors in long-term care urged to take high-dose flu vaccine

Flu season typically runs from October through May. For decades, researchers have been trying to find a universal vaccine for the flu - which is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths in the United States alone. Past year at this time there were 10 people hospitalized with the flu. No medications do not cure and are not recommended instead...

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  • Lifestyle programme for women with family history of breast cancer
Lifestyle programme for women with family history of breast cancer

Although, there is a reduction in death from breast cancer in women who are regularly screened with mammograms every 1-2 years.However, there are many controversies associated with mammogram due to the risks involved. According to the Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research published by MedCrave in June 2018, breast cancer is the mo...

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  • New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer: Aussie researchers
New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer: Aussie researchers

Dr. Kulkarni is a radiologist with the University Health Network in Toronto. "I looked at that doctor and I said, 'No way I have breast cancer". Painted Pink is an organization that raises awareness about breast health including cancer, the importance of taking preventive measures and funds for local cancer patients at Emory Winship Cancer Inst...

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  • Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia
Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia

Messonnier said one child's death in 2017 was the result of AFM . It tends to develop in children more than adults. But Messonnier cautioned that it would be "premature" to conclude that this year will be the same as the earlier years. He stresses that the condition is still extremely rare with only one in a million children now diagnosed. "We...

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  • NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains
NY man reportedly dies after eating squirrel brains

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. According to reports , only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported . A variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) captured the public attention in the 1990s when people in the United Kingdom developed the ...

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  • October is optimal time to get a flu shot, experts say
October is optimal time to get a flu shot, experts say

Doctors are encouraging children to get their flu shots by Halloween. Eighty percent of the children who died were not vaccinated. The health unit this week announced six community clinics, 33 Sarnia-Lambton pharmacies , and various primary care practitioners will be offering influenza inoculations soon.

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  • CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states
CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

The long-term effects of the disease are also unknown. MA has seen a total of 16 confirmed cases in children since 2014, plus one probable case in an adult. 20, the CDC had confirmed 38 cases in 16 states, which aren't required to report AFM cases to the CDC. That's up from 22 people who were said to have it in 2015.

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  • CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States
CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States

It primarily occurs in children. Dr. Leslie Benson, assistant director of Children's pediatric neuroimmunology program, said AFM patients show a wide spectrum of symptoms. What can be done to prevent AFM? There is no specific treatment for AFM, according to the CDC, although neurologists might recommend things like physical therapy to help tre...

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  • For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough
For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough

Max and his wife, Shirley, have been involved with the support group there the entire period, even in years he was cancer-free. "A routine mammogram has always been the most effective screening option for women, but the 3D screening option has greatly improved our ability to find very small cancers, even in very dense tissue."Understanding personal...

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  • Trump mocks the #MeToo movement at a rally, again
Trump mocks the #MeToo movement at a rally, again

The contract, which was signed days before the 2016 presidential poll, also led to the violation of Trump campaign's finance laws, which Cohen had agreed later. "Did you hear what he said?'" he said imitating reporters. He again said his replacement will be "the person that got away". At the rally, the president took aim at Democrats over the...

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  • Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area
Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area

What can cause the illness? AFM is diagnosed by examining a patient's nervous system in combination with reviewing pictures of the spinal cord. The condition is still very rare, occurring in fewer than one in a million people in the US each year, the CDC says .

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  • Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse
Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse

To highlight this concern, the WHO kept " Young people and mental health in a changing world" as this year's theme of the World Mental Health Day marked on 10 October annually. Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

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  • Trump claims Kavanaugh 'proven innocent' of sexual assault allegations
Trump claims Kavanaugh 'proven innocent' of sexual assault allegations

They're accusing Democrats of condoning "mob rule" - a phrase that's popped up in GOP rhetoric since raucous demonstrators opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination harangued Republicans at the Capitol last week. As a result, Democratic lawmakers seemed confident that a heightened focus on this issue can cement any advantages they alrea...

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  • Selena Gomez Hospitalized For 'Emotional Breakdown'
Selena Gomez Hospitalized For 'Emotional Breakdown'

They also said that she "freaked out" and attempted to pry IVs from her arms, and some insiders called what happened an 'emotional breakdown'. The troubled singer reportedly checked into a facility on the east coast where she is undergoing dialectical behaviour therapy, which treats mental health disorders.

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  • GE’s Flannery steps down as CEO, shares jump 15pc
GE’s Flannery steps down as CEO, shares jump 15pc

The conglomerate on Monday announced that it has removed former CEO and chairman John Flannery, replacing him with Lawrence Culp, effective immediately. GE gave no explanation for Flannery's abrupt removal but CNBC reported it was "driven by the board's frustration with the slow pace of change under his leadership".

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  • James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine
James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine

Their research led to the discovery that by releasing these "brakes" a person's immune system would be strong enough to attack cancer cells. Checkpoint inhibitors now available to patients can be used to treat lung, kidney, bladder, head and neck cancers as well as aggressive skin cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma, reports Denise Grady for The Ne...

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  • 2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding
2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

The patients were being taken from Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Mental Health Hospital to McLeod, according to WPDE. They were going down Highway 76 when the floodwaters began to rise near the Little Pee Dee River, which is a branch of the Lumber River .

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  • Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms
Three people killed in Maryland shooting, law official confirms

Authorities said they believe there is no longer a threat to the community. The shooting took place on Thursday at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen. Three people were wounded and a fourth grazed by a bullet when a gunman, who was killed by police, opened fire at a software company in Wisconsin. Police said they did not fire any s...

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  • Florence delivers more drenching rains in eastern US
Florence delivers more drenching rains in eastern US

The highway could be flooded near Fayetteville and near the SC state line because of expected flooding in the Cape Fear and Lumber rivers. 60 primary roads have been closes, with more closures expected. The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to 11. About 10mn people could be affected by the storm. In Pender County, a ...

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  • Emirates Flight Quarantined in New York City, Passengers Hospitalized After Getting Sick
Emirates Flight Quarantined in New York City, Passengers Hospitalized After Getting Sick

He said the sick people were on what he called the "bottom floor". An Emirates flight from Dubai was held on the tarmac at New York's John F. Kennedy airport on Wednesday after several crew members and passengers reported feeling sick.

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  • Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem
Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem

The state has ordered a Hampton Beach hotel to take steps to remediate bacteria discovered in a hot tub and spa area that led to 14 cases of Legionnaires' Disease , including one death. Symptoms usually appear two to 10 days after significant exposure to Legionella bacteria. They should also seek medical treatment if they've been in the Guildford ...

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  • Backed Candidates Emerge Victorious in Florida, Arizona Primaries
Backed Candidates Emerge Victorious in Florida, Arizona Primaries

Trump has lavishly praised DeSantis , one of his most reliable TV defenders, and slammed Gillum as "a failed Socialist Mayor". The Gillum campaign pointed to this statement when asked for a response. If elected, Gillum would be Florida's first black governor. Republican establishment favourite US Representative Martha McSally has le...

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  • Here’s What You Need To Know: John McCain’s Funeral Schedule
Here’s What You Need To Know: John McCain’s Funeral Schedule

Flake gave a prayer at the ceremony that preceded a public viewing for the 81-year-old Republican who died Saturday of an aggressive form of brain cancer. Mike Foley bought a plane ticket to Phoenix so he could honor McCain after hearing the public could view the senator's casket Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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  • White House flags back at full-staff after McCain's death
White House flags back at full-staff after McCain's death

One of John McCain's former captors in Vietnam offered his condolences to the former senator's family and praised his resilience, the Viet Nam News reported on Sunday. The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Burial will be in the academy cemetery. McCain, who died aged 81, had been deeply critical of Trump in hi...

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