Medical

Possible case of AFM in Douglas County

It's a rare disease, but the CDC thought that they might glean more about the nature of the outbreak, as well as clues about how to contain it, by releasing a report to the public. "That's when children can really deteriorate and end up on a ventilator", Narula explains. Messonnier also said none of this year's cases have been linked to West Nile virus. [Full Article...]

Department of Public Health confirms case of polio-like disease in MA

Department of Public Health confirms case of polio-like disease in MA AFM is an illness that affects the nervous system , specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter. Despite extensive laboratory and other testing, CDC has not been able to find the cause for the majority of the cases. The CDC still has not pin-pointed exactly what's causing this disorder, but they suspect a virus that circulates this time of the year. And despite the resemblance to p... [Full Article...]

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

More than 90 percent of the cases involved children 18 or younger, with an average age of just 4 years old. The cause of most of the AFM incidents is unknown, according to the CDC, as are the long-term effects. "This is actually a pretty dramatic disease ", she said. "This is a mystery so far, and we haven't solved it yet, so we have to be thinking broadly". [Full Article...]

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

About 80,000 Americans, including 180 children, died last year in the deadliest flu season in more than 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flu symptoms include a fever that lasts 3-4 days, body aches, chills, tiredness, cough and headache. The survey shows 56 per cent of Edmonton residents plan to get a flu shot this year, and 37 per cent of those who do not p... [Full Article...]

Pregnant Duchess of Sussex 'took medical advice' about Zika ahead of tour

Pregnant Duchess of Sussex 'took medical advice' about Zika ahead of tour If you're a pregnant woman living internationally, the threat of the Zika virus is still a very real thing. If this Fiji and Tonga trip is still on, we'd imagine Markle did just that. Brandon Maxwell is becoming one of Meghan's go-to designers - the American fashion house was responsible for one of her most memorable style moments of the summer, when the Duchess wore a stunning yellow shift d... [Full Article...]

Archaeologists Unearth "Vampire Child" at Ancient Roman Burial Site

Archaeologists Unearth La Necropoli del Bambini ("the Cemetery of the Babies") was known to be the final resting place for toddlers and infants. Romans were in control of the area at the time and Dr Sovren believes they were responsible for keeping evil at bay, which explains the stone in the child's mouth. [Full Article...]

Justin Bieber terribly anxious for Selena Gomez ? The latest revelations

Justin Bieber terribly anxious for Selena Gomez ? The latest revelations Since September, Gomez has had two emergencies, sources also informed TMZ . Selena - who underwent a kidney transplant a year ago - has been hospitalised twice recently, with the first coming after she became despondent and emotional when she was revealed to have had an "alarmingly low" white blood cell count. [Full Article...]

Number of babies born through C-section double globally since 2000

The Series tracks trends in C-section use globally and in nine regions based on data from 169 countries from World Health Organization and UNICEF databases. C-sections are crucial when complications arise during birth, like bleeding, foetal distress and abnormal foetal positioning. However, the trends reveal that more and more childbirths are being done via c-section, regardless of whether it ... [Full Article...]


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