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This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough is offering free flu shots at the Sulphur Springs Health Center . Among children, effectiveness rates were higher: Children who got the shot were 59% seek medical care for the virus , the CDC reported this year. The child was not vaccinated for the current flu season.
  • Educating the youth on mental health is critical

    Educating the youth on mental health is critical

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for more attention directed to people's mental health , especially that of young people, in observance of the World Mental Health Day . Data on the National Alliance on Mental Illness shows that 50 percent of chronic mental illnesses starts by age fourteen. "Employees suffering from mental illness should be focusing on getting better, rather than struggling into the office, as the stress of work is unlikely to lead to an ...
  • Cases of Rare Illness Found in IL

    Cases of Rare Illness Found in IL

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    This disease, AFM is not exactly like polio as it has no vaccination. Nationwide, a total of 38 people in 16 states were found by the CDC to have confirmed cases of AFM between January and September this year. The condition affects the gray matter area of the spinal cord and causes weakness in the body's muscles and reflexes. After several tests, doctors were only able to find a diagnosis after a second MRI, finding abnormality throughout his entire spinal cord.
  • Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu

    Flu season: doctors told how not to catch the flu

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    You must be logged in to view this content. Overall, in the a year ago, despite what seems like a low effectiveness rate, the flu shot still managed to cut back on a person's risk of having to go to the doctor's office by 40 percent . "Our flu season is usually based on the southern hemisphere's season that is just ending, and in the southern hemisphere, they did not have a awful year this year", Bhardwaj said.
  • Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

    Nevis Health minister calls for acceptance of youth with mental illness

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    This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" - a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year. Mental wellness is rarely discussed in the context of young people due to the belief that the youth can never be depressed. (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007.
  • Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

    Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

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    Releasing the potential of immune cells to attack cancers joins other treatments including surgery, radiation and drugs. One of Carter's treatments was a drug that blocked the immune-cell "brake" studied by Honjo . Allison's initial findings can be credited for prompting researchers, including Allison himself, to carry out the studies that have demonstrated the potent anti-cancer effects of PD-1 antibodies.
  • The Moment: Ford’s ‘indelible’ memory is Kavanaugh laughing

    The Moment: Ford’s ‘indelible’ memory is Kavanaugh laughing

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    Democrats had demanded that before any committee action senators should hear from a man Ms. Blasey Ford says was in the room for the assault. The senator was weighing his vote after testimony Thursday from California psychologist Christine Blasey Ford , who said Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes when they were teens.
  • Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

    Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

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    The families of two women who died while being transported to a mental health facility during Hurricane Florence are outraged at their deaths. The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River, in Mullins, South Carolina.
  • Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes

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    The clinical trial, which ran from 2010 to 2014 and included 19,114 individuals 70 years and older from the US and Australia, found that a low daily dose of aspirin only marginally decreased a patient's risk of cardiovascular disease while significantly increasing the patient's risk of hemorrhage.
  • 'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

    'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey

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    Twelve people have been infected during a Legionnaires disease outbreak in Hampton Beach, N.H. One of the individuals has died. Officials closed the hot tub spas at the Sands Hotel and the Harris Sea Ranch Motel in Hampton as a precaution because the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' is known to thrive in those environments, the state said.
  • West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

    West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth

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    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made the announcement Thursday, saying all but one of the people diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized. Health officials say the best ways to prevent West Nile are: using insect repellents containing DEET, emptying standing water from containers around your home, wearing long sleeves and trousers from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active and repairing damaged screens on windows and doors.
  • Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

    Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

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    The deal is expected to close during the second half of 2018. "PillPack's visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology", noted Jeff Wilke , Amazon CEO for worldwide consumer. The company serves patients who take multiple medications, sorting those medications into individual packets, so patients don't have sort the drugs themselves.
  • NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

    NDP's Horwath makes strategic voting pitch to Liberal supporters

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    Kathleen Wynne has come to the realization that the Liberals will not win the June 7th Provincial election. And strong mayors certainly don't guarantee successful government in big American centres, he said, citing New York's crumbling subway system and problems with policing in various locales south of the border.
  • Tobacco and Heart Disease

    Tobacco and Heart Disease

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    In Africa alone, some 146,000 adults aged 30 years and more die every year from tobacco-related diseases. When tobacco users die prematurely in their productive years, families lose loved ones and income, and economic development is negatively affected.
  • Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

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    Overall, five deaths have been reported in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is investigating the outbreak alongside the CDC, believes that the probable link to all these illnesses is romaine lettuce sourced from the winter growing areas in and around the Yuma region in Arizona.
  • What to eat to prevent cancer: new report

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    This is despite the fact that no link was found between BMI and the likelihood of developing pancreatic cancer. The report Diet, Nutrition , Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject.
  • FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

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    Benzocaine-containing products sold over the counter to relieve babies' teething pain are too risky and should no longer be sold, the FDA said Wednesday . "Benzocaine, a local anesthetic, can cause a condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood is greatly reduced", FDA officials wrote in a drug safety update.
  • M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

    M&S profits plunge as transformation costs hit

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    These changes come with short term costs which are reflected in today's results", said Steve Rowe , Marks & Spencer CEO in a statement . As of the end of March, the retailer had 1,035 United Kingdom stores, made up of 300 clothing, home and food stores, 696 food-only stores and 39 outlets.