Health Care

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season Doctors are encouraging children to get their flu shots by Halloween. You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow - not your hands. "The department encourages everyone six months of age and older to get the flu shot, especially those at increased risk for complications from the flu", said a statement from Health and Comm... [Full Article...]

'Vampire child' discovered buried in Italy with stone in mouth

'Vampire child' discovered buried in Italy with stone in mouth As the University of Arizona explains in a blog post , the practice of placing a stone between the jaws of a dead person prior to laying them to rest is known as a " vampire burial". The UA and Stanford academic added: "This just further highlights how unique the infant - or now, rather, child - cemetery at Lugnano is". Like this story? Share it with a friend! Perhaps most surprisingly, th... [Full Article...]

Cancer survivor 'asked to hide face' before eating in SC store

Cancer survivor 'asked to hide face' before eating in SC store As for Evans, he said that he is happy about all the care and love he received. Evans, who lost one of his eyes and his nose during his skin cancer bout, said he felt ashamed when the Forks Pit Stop worker in Walterboro, S.C., asked him to cloak his appearance on October 8, reported TV station WCSC . [Full Article...]

Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month

Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the fact is any form of cancer is an upheaval for a patient and for those who love them. He also says there are people who have genetic predisposition where cancers run in the family. "It was hard dealing with restricted arm movement, but by exercising daily, my normal range of arm and shoulder movement was restored after a few weeks", she says. [Full Article...]

Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women

Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women She is also, involved in community outreach and breast health education. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for our newspapers to share the stories of how local communities come together to battle breast cancer, and herald those suffering for the spirit needed to fight this disease during their hard journey to good health. [Full Article...]

Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year

Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year The drop-which is in double digits in some states-is the first of its kind since the health care law was implemented in 2010, reports Governing . From 2017 to 2018, the bench mark rose 37 percent, officials said , and in the prior year it rose 25 percent. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Just Registered As A Democrat … Again

Michael Cohen, Trump’s Former Lawyer, Just Registered As A Democrat … Again Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal charges after he admitted he violated campaign finance laws by arranging hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal "at the direction" of then-candidate Trump. [Full Article...]

Educating the youth on mental health is critical

Educating the youth on mental health is critical The new strategy, launched on World Mental Health Day , focuses on four key elements - education, provision, communication and assurance following the appointment of a new Head of Mental Health . But perhaps the most significant development is the addition of a mental health screening programme to the induction process which all athletes and staff go through when they join a sport's elite se... [Full Article...]

Chief Justice Roberts Refers Kavanaugh Ethics Complaints To 10th Circuit

Chief Justice Roberts Refers Kavanaugh Ethics Complaints To 10th Circuit Supreme Court or his former post as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Just prior to the Senate's final vote to confirm Kavanaugh last Saturday, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the D.C. [Full Article...]

GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems' 'mob rule'

GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems' 'mob rule' But how important is the Kavanaugh vote in that? Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54% of Democrats and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major political party. [Full Article...]

UPMC confirms 3 suspected cases of rare disease that paralyzes children

UPMC confirms 3 suspected cases of rare disease that paralyzes children The CDC recommends getting children vaccinated against the poliovirus, as well as protecting against bites from mosquitos (which carry the West Nile virus). But those aren't the only signs: Other symptoms can include eyelid or facial drooping, difficulty moving the eyes , difficulty swallowing and slurred speech, according to the state health department. [Full Article...]

'Remember Kavanaugh' is Sen. Chuck Grassley's rallying cry in run-up to election

'Remember Kavanaugh' is Sen. Chuck Grassley's rallying cry in run-up to election An analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG advertising data by the Wall Street Journal from January 1 through September 30 found that almost half of all Democratic advertisements mentioned health care, in comparison with just 21 percent of Republican advertisements. [Full Article...]

Wednesday is World Mental Health Day

Wednesday is World Mental Health Day Unlike costly physical illnesses like cancer, where expenses are largely hospital-based, mental health costs are often indirect, such as not being able to work. "If these disorders are left untreated, they can extend into adult life, thus impacting educational attainment, employment, relationships and even parenting", warned Tarun Dua, a mental health adviser at the WHO. [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez 'Listening to Doctors' and Recovering Following Her Hospitalization

Selena Gomez 'Listening to Doctors' and Recovering Following Her Hospitalization Sources say a family member drove her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. Because she couldn't just leave, Gomez reportedly "freaked out" and had "an emotional breakdown ", attempting to pull the IVs out of her arm. Fans of the star took to social media on Thursday to show their support and pray for her. She is now a mental health facility for treatment. Selena has been keeping a low p... [Full Article...]

Proposition 2: State Looks To Use Mental Health Funds To Help Homeless

Proposition 2: State Looks To Use Mental Health Funds To Help Homeless A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural settings and look at the need for policy and practice responses. [Full Article...]

McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps Trump used the ceremony as a platform to decry the " campaign of political and personal destruction " waged against Kavanaugh. People who were chosen to participate either had to have voted for both republican and democratic presidential candidates in the last three elections or if they've only voted Republican in presidential elections, needed to have expressed support for Manchin himself. [Full Article...]

6 cases of rare 'polio-like' illness diagnosed in Minnesota children

6 cases of rare 'polio-like' illness diagnosed in Minnesota children Health officials say they do not yet know the long-term effects of AFM. Normally when the people get affected with this disease, more than half of them don't recognize these symptoms as polio doesn't have any visible symptoms. Cases have been reported from the Twin Cities, central Minnesota and northeastern Minnesota. Most patients must be hospitalized. AFM can cause paralysis that can prov... [Full Article...]

Mental health services for young fail to live up to the promise

Mental health services for young fail to live up to the promise Gaga and Adhanom mentioned some of the high-profile celebrities who've died by suicide over the past year, including celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade. It cites a stat from the World Health Organization that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people, aged 15 to 29. Doyle-Price will lead a taskforce of national and local government, self-harm charitie... [Full Article...]

Minnesota kids diagnosed with rare, polio-like disease

Minnesota kids diagnosed with rare, polio-like disease On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health announced there have been a total of six reports of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ) since September 20. Katie Payne said she and her husband are sharing their story "to spread awareness of this insane, rare, scary disease". The doctor says there is no need to panic and there's no vaccine for the disease. [Full Article...]

OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots That's not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. In recent years, over 9,000 people nationwide were admitted to hospital with confirmed cases of flu and ten per cent of all patients admitted died as a result of the flu virus. [Full Article...]


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