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Medical Lady Gaga's open letter on mental health is a must-read
Author: 0 Lady Gaga's open letter on mental health is a must-read

At yesterday's event, funding constraints for mental health in Ghana came up strongly, with stakeholders lamenting the low investment in an area where the Mental Health Authority past year said about four million Ghanaians were suffering from mild mental illness.

Author: 0 North Texas Children Among Those With Rare Polio-Like Illness

It can impair muscle reflexes and cause weakness in arms and legs. It's called Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM , and doctors say it can start out as a cold but can eventually cause paralysis . An additional possible case of AFM was reported out of Skagit County on Thursday. The Minnesota cases have been diagnosed since September 20, according to the Minnesota Department of Health , which says officials are working "aggressively" with health care providers to try to gather more ...

Medical Senate Dems lose health care vote
Author: 0 Senate Dems lose health care vote

Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump's expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration's plan to allow insurers to sell low-priced, reduced-benefit plans. The GOP rhetorical offensive also represents a flipping of the recent script, in which Democrats have accused Trump of intensifying divisions with nationalistic and at times racist appeals to his conservative base and personal attacks on political enemies.

Medical Minnesota Children Diagnosed With ‘Polio-like’ Paralyzing Illness
Author: 0 Minnesota Children Diagnosed With ‘Polio-like’ Paralyzing Illness

While uncommon, AFM is serious and can lead to paralysis or even death. That suggests 2018 could be another year in which more cases are reported, said Dr. Between 2014 and 2018, the CDC received reports of more than 360 cases. Since there is no specific treatment as of yet, neurologists can recommend certain interventions on a case-by-case basis, recommending physical or occupational therapy to help with limb weakness.

Medical Early flu cases prompt urgent vaccine needs
Author: 0 Early flu cases prompt urgent vaccine needs

People now have the option of getting the nasal spray vaccine this season instead of a needle. The free flu vaccines are being offered to groups who are at particular risk of the virus. A record number of people received flu vaccines last winter in Manitoba, with more than 320,000 doses administered. The flu mist is only available for non-pregnant individuals ages 2-49.

Medical Providing support can help save lives
Author: 0 Providing support can help save lives

This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on young people. The survey also found that more than two thirds (69%) of adults in the East Midlands say they look after their physical health on a weekly basis, but less than half (47%) look after their mental health as regularly.

Medical Celebrating mental health with family fun
Author: 0 Celebrating mental health with family fun

According to the National Institute of Mental Health's website, www.nimh.nih.gov/health , patients with mental illnesses are filling 25 percent of all hospital beds in the United States. And while self-care apps may not be an adequate replacement for traditional mental healthcare (especially when it comes to serious conditions - suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds), perhaps any help the apps offer is better than none at all .

Medical Trump crows over bitter Supreme Court justice victory
Author: 0 Trump crows over bitter Supreme Court justice victory

Although Kavanaugh was formally sworn in as a Supreme Court justice on Saturday evening after the final voting - while angry protesters banged on the huge front doors of the court building in Washington - there was due to be a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House on Monday evening where Trump himself will administer the oath of office.

Medical Kavanaugh attends swearing-in ceremony at the White House
Author: 0 Kavanaugh attends swearing-in ceremony at the White House

President Barack Obama's two Supreme Court appointees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, didn't participate in oath ceremonies at the White House. Kavanaugh denied the allegations and during a Senate hearing on September 27 accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".

Medical Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador
Author: 0 Nikki Haley resigns as United Nations ambassador

Nevertheless, the announcement surprised many in the Trump administration. No reason for her resignation has yet been provided. Those conditions included serving in your Cabinet and on the National Security Council and being free to speak my mind on the issues of the day.

Medical General Electric replaces CEO as it takes $23bn writedown charge
Author: 0 General Electric replaces CEO as it takes $23bn writedown charge

GE has endured a hard year in which it has lost more than half of its stock market value and been ejected from the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than a century's membership. GE cut its payout in half in late 2017. It will take a charge of about $23 billion to write down what's called " goodwill ", the intangible value of the power division.

Medical Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death
Author: 0 Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Page organizer Stephanie Papastephanou wrote that while Stabile was mowing his lawn on the afternoon of Sunday September 16, he suddenly experienced a severe headache and went to lie down. "Even so, this drug is not easily accessible". In a statement, Stuart Parsons Jr., the owner of BSR Cable Park, said his "hearts and prayers" are with Stabile's family.

Medical Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids
Author: 0 Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

The study assessed the behavior of 4,500 children, ages 8 to 11, by looking at their sleep schedules, how much time they spent on screens and their amount of exercise, and analyzed how those factors impacted the children's mental abilities.

Author: 0 Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor

Fabrizio "Fab" Stabile , 29, of Ventnor, N.J., died September 21 - five days after complaining of a severe, sudden headache . Stabile returned to New Jersey and began suffering from a headache on September 16, according to the family's GoFundMe page.

Medical As a teen, Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in Maryland
Author: 0 As a teen, Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in Maryland

This seems to be one of his primary points while being interviewed to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court by the Senate Judiciary Committee , and Twitter is completely eviscerating his enraged ranting because of it. There was a grandfather clause in the Maryland law, but only for those who were 18, 19 or 20 on the day the increase went into effect, thereby not including Kavanaugh.

Medical New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges
Author: 0 New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges

Kavanaugh, testifying second, forcefully denied the accusation. Here are some key moments you may have missed. Hours earlier, Ford told the panel she was "100 percent certain" it was a drunken Kavanaugh who pinned her down on a bed, groped her, tried to take off her clothes, and put his hand over her mouth to muffle her screams for help.

Medical Rebel fighting threatens Ebola effort in Congo
Author: 0 Rebel fighting threatens Ebola effort in Congo

Peter Salama said at a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. "We are now extremely concerned that several factors may be coming together in the next weeks or months to create a potentially ideal storm . "Our operations are in effect suspended". Those on lockdown include the teams that distribute vaccinations, those who track family, friends and others who came in contact with those infected, and those who educate the public by working directly with the community.

Medical Vikings' Everson Griffen reportedly in mental health facility
Author: 0 Vikings' Everson Griffen reportedly in mental health facility

He was eventually transported by ambulance to an area hospital for his well-being. Griffen was ruled out on the pregame injury report against Buffalo on Sunday because of what was listed as knee trouble. Zimmer is simultaneously showing off-the-field support for Griffen and trying to focus the rest of the roster's attention on the field during a short week of preparation against the defending NFC West champs who have opened 3-0.

Medical CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia Cases To Double By 2060
Author: 0 CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia Cases To Double By 2060

Experts worry people are being put off seeing a doctor because they're so anxious about how their life will change. The CDC projects that the number of white Americans with Alzheimer's disease will actually peak around 2050, then decline slightly to 7.06 million in 2060.

Medical Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy
Author: 0 Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy

Octopuses have a reputation for being anti-social - except when they're mating - to the extent that scientists who study them have to house them separately so they don't kill and eat each other. The other octopus was allowed to roam freely. As a result of testing of the drug revealed the similarity of the biochemical basis of this marine life and humans, which is very unusual for these non-native organisms.

Medical It's time to start thinking about a flu shot
Author: 0 It's time to start thinking about a flu shot

Flu shots are also available during normal clinic hours for those who can not attend on October 4th. The vaccine, which is also available as a mist, is recommended for adults of all ages and children 6 months and older, she said. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. A recent study showed that an adult who got ill in spite of getting vaccinated had a 59 percent lower chance of being admitted to an intensive care unit than someone who did not get vaccinated.

Medical With daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits
Author: 0 With daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits

The results - which show that risks of major bleeding in low-dose aspirin users overwhelm any heart benefits - were reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris.

Medical 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters
Author: 0 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

Holden says the deputies tried to get the detainees out but couldn't open the doors. By the time a rescue team arrived, the deputies were stranded on top of the van and it was too late for the women. Thompson said he did not think the women were in restraints in the back of the van, noting that restraints are used for combative patients "and I understand they were not".

Medical Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study
Author: 0 Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study

Lead researcher Professor John McNeil , of Monash University , Australia, said the findings showed many older people may be taking the medicine "unnecessarily". Over 19,000 participants took part in the study, which was jointly conducted by Monash University and the US Berman Centre for Outcomes and Clinical Research.

Medical Household cleaning products may be making children fat, study suggests
Author: 0 Household cleaning products may be making children fat, study suggests

They used World Health Organization growth charts for body mass index (BMI) scores. Also, they found an increase in Lachnospiraceae bacteria with more frequent cleaning with disinfectants. "These results suggest that gut microbiota were the culprits, and the association between disinfectant use and becoming overweight". The research involved children and study of three types of cleaning products, detergents, disinfectants, and eco-products.

Author: 0 Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

But the trial found no benefit for healthy people over the age of 70, and the pills increased the risk of potentially fatal internal bleeding. There is good evidence that taking aspirin can help people with known cardiovascular problems. The "tentative finding" required further investigation as researchers in other studies suggest aspirin may prevent cancer, he said. Using the help of Global Positioning System, researchers recruited 16,703 older people in Australia and 2411 in the United ...

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