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Here's what you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

Here's what you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

So while it is a scary condition, it is also extremely rare and affects less than one in every million people in the United States - even with the spike in cases. There is no evidence to support a "...

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Man died of mad cow-like disease after eating squirrel's brain

Man died of mad cow-like disease after eating squirrel's brain

The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. Only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported , a...

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Mysterious polio-like illness baffles medical experts while frightening parents

Todd Ellerin, director of infectious diseases at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, told ABC News in an interview. "As a parent myself, I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", she sai...

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Spike reported in cases of baffling paralysis in children in 22 states

Possible causes being considered include viruses that affect the digestive system called enteroviruses , and possibly strains of rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold, she said. She said it was i...

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Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event

Sisterhood hosting breast cancer awareness event

However, since the most positive outcomes come from catching the cancer early, all women above age 40 are encouraged to have an annual mammogram. She also hopes it will create real change. It is gen...

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Five kids hospitalized with rare sudden limb paralysis

The cases involve infants and children under the age of six who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of AFM. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

As of Sunday, 77 percent of Democrats say they are "very motivated" to vote this fall, while 68 percent of Republicans said the same, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed. At the beginning of th...

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GE fires chief executive and warns on profits

GE fires chief executive and warns on profits

In other boardroom news Monday, drugs behemoth Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) saw its shares lose 0.18% to stand at $43.99 before the NY bell. GE said that during Culp's 14-year tenure, Danaher's sales inc...

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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford at MS rally

Now, I know some of you are going to say, 'I did look it up, and that's not true.' That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. The bureau expects to wrap up its investigation by Friday. "And a man's lif...

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Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

The van was traveling on an area near Little Pee Dee River, when waters surged and pushed the van off the road. The Lumber River overflowed its banks following the record rains dumped by Hurricane ...

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North Carolina Officials:

North Carolina Officials: "The Worst Is Yet To Come" After Florence

Sunday. In New Bern, about 90 miles northeast of Wilmington at the confluence of two rivers, Florence overwhelmed the town of 30,000 and left the downtown area under water. People clapped and shoute...

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Common painkiller may increase heart attack, stroke risk

Back in 2013, a major Oxford University study found that for every 1,000 people with a moderate risk of heart disease taking 150mg a day for a year, about three would experience an avoidable hear...

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Arizona to mourn Senator John McCain at state capitol

Arizona to mourn Senator John McCain at state capitol

This week a legions of friends, family and political leaders will say their final goodbyes at Sen. The president should know a withdrawal from the nearly 17-year-old war would "blow up" in his face,...

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Trump rejects statement praising McCain

Trump rejects statement praising McCain

Had Trump issued a statement honoring McCain, "the media would criticize it and say it is not consistent with the other things he said in the past and become a story about the president", former Whit...

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John McCain dies aged 81 surrounded by his family after cancer battle

John McCain dies aged 81 surrounded by his family after cancer battle

McCain's wife, Cindy , thanked everyone saying , that their entire family "is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world". The world will miss John McCain . He became ...

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Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria

Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria

Withers is now working with colleagues at the Centre for Blood Research at UBC to test the enzymes on a larger scale, with the aim of then moving into clinical testing. Using this approach, Withers ...

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Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus

Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus

So far, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported by health officials in Lanark County. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is urging residents to be vigilant re...

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Why a Harvard professor is calling coconut oil

Why a Harvard professor is calling coconut oil "pure poison"

Among other things, she told her audience that "coconut oil is pure poison , ' and 'it is one of the worst foods you can eat ", according to a translation by Business Insider . Past year the AHA re...

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Google Fit gets all-white redesign, new activity rings

Google Fit gets all-white redesign, new activity rings

Google Fit, while functional hasn't been quite on par with competitors since its launch. There's a daily goal for you to reach as well. Speaking of those goals - there's a visible component to meetin...

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Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air

Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air

Smoke from Canadian wildfires are drifting towards the Inland Northwest. "If we were near fires, the surface winds and the lower level winds would mean a lot more to us, but right now we are just look...

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Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states

Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states

Measles is common in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, officials say, and travelers with measles can spread the disease to people in the US who have not been vaccinated. In all, 527 people at CRMC...

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Another round of overdoses reported on New Haven Green

Officials said most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day on Wednesday. But some overdosed again, including one person who was treated for three separate overdoses. A "...

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Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

Some of the early symptoms include can include a fever, weak muscles, aches and pains, confusion and even sensitivity to light or tremors. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age ...

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Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Peter Haywood, Program Director with Southwestern Public Health, says this isn't too much of a shock. "Typically we see our increases just historically in kind of early to mid-August, so we'll just ...

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HUD Nationwide Smoking Ban Goes In Effect Tuesday

HUD Nationwide Smoking Ban Goes In Effect Tuesday

The new policy only applies to all lit tobacco products and does not include e-cigarettes. Rhonda White, vice president of the Van Dyke Resident Association, speaking in a promotional video , said 25...

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