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CDC identifies 31 states with 116 confirmed cases of polio-like AFM

CDC identifies 31 states with 116 confirmed cases of polio-like AFM The CDC has identified 286 possible cases in the US this year. AFM is an extremely rare but serious neurological condition that causes the body's muscles and reflexes to become weak. That's 10 more confirmed cases than the agency reported a week ago. Despite the outbreak, "less than one to two in a million children in the United States will get AFM every year", the CDC said. [Full Article...]

Here’s what causes asthma in kids with obesity

Here’s what causes asthma in kids with obesity Researchers from Duke University in the USA analysed health data for over 500,000 children in the United States and found that obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 per cent) of children with asthma. An estimated 23 percent to 27 percent of new asthma cases in children with obesity may be directly attributable to obesity, researchers calculated. [Full Article...]

Devon's police respond to national report on Mental Health

Devon's police respond to national report on Mental Health Mrs Mulligan said: "A lot of work has been undertaken by North Yorkshire Police to understand the demand placed on officers by people in mental health distress, and it is frustrating we can not yet pinpoint it accurately". But John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers, said Ms Billingham's frank assessment "reflects the reality of what we are experien... [Full Article...]

Doctors Eat And Poop Lego In The Name Of Science

Doctors Eat And Poop Lego In The Name Of Science The study is aimed at finding the time that it takes for a piece to "transit" through a person's digestive system safely and be found on the other side. The average time was 1.7 days, but there was one severe outlier. The results were published in the December issue of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health , with the hope of reassuring parents who worry about their kids eating these small... [Full Article...]

Chinese Project Claims 1st Genetically Edited Babies, Ignites Moral Outrage

Chinese Project Claims 1st Genetically Edited Babies, Ignites Moral Outrage Their father is HIV-positive. His work has resulted in one pregnancy so far. But there is as yet no independent verification of his claims , which have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal - an omission that the scientist's critics have seized on. [Full Article...]

EPL match delayed because of medical emergency

EPL match delayed because of medical emergency And so with Newcastle climbing up to 13th in the league, what did we learn? But Burnley scored against the run of play in the 40th minute when Vokes looped a header over Martin Dubravka , with the Newcastle goalkeeper a long way off his line. [Full Article...]

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels Romaine lettuce harvested outside those regions "does not appear to be related to the current outbreak", the FDA said. Six counties make up the area - Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. Something as simple as fecal runoff from nearby livestock can taint local water supplies, such as the aforementioned canal, and then that water supply, when transported ... [Full Article...]

China orders investigation after scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

The claims have resulted in global outrage and the university where the researcher is working said the work "has seriously violated academic ethics and codes of conduct ". The university issued a statement after He said in five videos posted on Monday that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to edit the genes of twin girls. [Full Article...]


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