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New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

They began digging through hospital records after seeing four suspected cases of CJD crop up within the span of six months last winter in the USA - an unusually high number for a rare disease that affects about 350 people in the entire country annually. [Full Article...]

Podcasts for Your Patients with Breast Cancer

Podcasts for Your Patients with Breast Cancer Lauder Breast Center at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses his research and work, while also sharing how Evelyn Lauder and her husband Leonard made a decision to fund breast cancer research . "It's a awful disease, and nearly every week we hear of somebody who was newly diagnosed". Because breast cancer disparities and health outcomes continue its alarming trend for Black wom... [Full Article...]

The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine

The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine The flu vaccine should be mandatory for healthcare professionals who work in high-risk areas, such as intensive care, cancer wards and emergency departments. "There's pretty good evidence that the flu vaccine does not cause autism", said Dr. Thomas Huffer, Pediatrician, HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital. [Full Article...]

Health officials: 27 Oklahomans hospitalized with the flu

Health officials: 27 Oklahomans hospitalized with the flu For many people, flu season is little more than annoyance, but every single year thousands of people die from whatever strain of the disease is making the rounds. The flu vaccine is free of cost and persons in the above-mentioned groups are advised to visit their nearest health center to be vaccinated. The vaccine can take time to begin working. [Full Article...]

CDC investigating mysterious polio-like illness in New Hampshire

CDC investigating mysterious polio-like illness in New Hampshire Fall 2018 represents the third surge of AFM cases , which seem to spike in late summer and early fall, as Buzzfeed notes. Health officials do not know what's causing the increasing number of cases of AFM . Some patients recover quickly, while others experience paralysis and require ongoing care. The most serious complication of AFM is respiratory failure. [Full Article...]

Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru

Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru Dr Nicole Montana, with Australia's health contractor IHMS, was arrested on Tuesday and ordered to leave the island, reported The Guardian . They want to speed up the medical transfers of these refugees to Australia. "That's the government's bill and it's not supported by the crossbenchers, it's not supported by the Labor Party, or the Greens", Mr Morrison told reporters in Canberra on Wed... [Full Article...]

Scottish government confirms case of mad cow disease in Aberdeenshire

Scottish government confirms case of mad cow disease in Aberdeenshire It was detected as part of routine testing when any animal over the age of four dies on a farm. BSE stands for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Strict controls were introduced to protect consumers after the link was established in 1996. It was nicknamed "mad cow disease" as it involves pronounced changes in the affected animal's mental state, including abnormalities of posture, movement a... [Full Article...]

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

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season William Schaffner with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr Walters believes many are suspicious about their unrelated sniffles around the time of getting the flu shot. The newborn to 4 years old age group had 29 reported cases for the first week of the flu season . "Obviously, there are colds and the flu going around", he says. [Full Article...]


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