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    A child in hospital. elkor/Getty Images Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare but serious neurologic syndrome that can cause paralysis in children. Reported cases of AFM peak every other year, and an outbreak may be coming in 2020. The CDC warns doctors and parents to look out for sudden limb weakness in children....
    Health experts once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for a rare paralyzing disease that has been hitting U.S. children for the past decade.But they now say the coronavirus pandemic could disrupt the pattern for the mysterious illnesses, which spike every other year starting in late summer.Scientists say it's possible that mask wearing,...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning to parents and clinicians Tuesday that a rare polio-like condition that affects children could appear this year. The agency said it is preparing for a possible outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a life-threatening condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called the...
    HONOLULU (AP) — The head of a hospital group warned the growing number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii is on track to outstrip the state's capacity to provide medical services to fight the illness. Hawaii Pacific Health CEO Ray Vara made the assessment following a meeting Monday of the state House of Representatives Select Committee...
    MEN who harbour harmful attitudes about masculinity such as their beliefs about violence suffer from poor mental health, experts have revealed. Researchers used a scale to measure themes such as self-sufficiency, acting tough, masculine gender roles, control and physical attractiveness. 2Research found that men who had more stereotypical masculine views were more likely to suffer...
    The CDC is warning that it expects an outbreak of a uncommon, life-threatening illness that targets youngsters, beginning this month. The doubtless lethal neurological and respiratory illness, acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has resurfaced in waves each two years within the US since 2014 — and sometimes strikes between August and November, the federal...
    By: Lisa Washington PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Parents are being warned to be on the lookout for a seasonal outbreak of a rare, life-threatening condition that targets young children. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is a polio-like illness that affects young children. The Centers For Disease Control says that cases in the United States...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is cautioning parents and doctors about an outbreak of a rare and life-threatening condition that will mostly strike children. Outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) last flared up in 2018, after the CDC received 238 reports of the disease. The serious neurologic condition normally peaks every two...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs surpassed 40,000 coronavirus cases on Monday, but the number of active cases within the health system continued to decline since hitting a peak in late July. The total number of cases among the veterans health system’s patients has grown by more than 10,000 in the last 19 days alone,...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs surpassed 40,000 coronavirus cases on Monday, but the number of active cases within the health system continued to decline since hitting a peak in late July. The total number of cases among the veterans health system’s patients has grown by more than 10,000 in the last 19 days alone, as...
    The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers for Wednesday, August 5 dish that Katie Logan (Heather Tom) will roast Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope). She lays into the redhead for lying to her and lets her know what she thinks of her scheming ways, per Soaps. Played For A Fool Katie was Sally’s biggest supporter when she...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 784 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and 15 more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health reported at least 45,381 people in the state have tested positive for the virus. The department said 6,891 of...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that an outbreak of a rare but serious polio-like illness that mostly affects children could be coming soon, even as the country grapples with the deadly coronavirus pandemic. [ READ: Caring for Other Illness Amid a Pandemic ]Outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, have happened between August...
    At first, LaMay Axton thought her 2-year-old granddaughter’s cough was simply a cold. Cambria Tate had been fighting a virus for almost three weeks, with all the typical symptoms: fever, exhaustion and chest congestion. But then something truly alarming started happening to the normally rambunctious toddler. Her limbs stopped functioning. “As she turned the corner...
    Associated Press KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Four cases of Dengue fever have recently been confirmed in the Florida Keys, bringing the total number of cases reported this year to 26, health officials said. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County said in a statement on Monday that indications are the mosquito-borne infections were...
    (CNN) – A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NHL announced on Monday that the latest round of COVID-19 tests came back with zero positive tests in the two bubble locations. We’re now getting a peek at the level of vigilance that’s helping to maintain that coronavirus-free environment. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask played in the team’s...
    Donald Trump has weighed in on Melbourne's strict new lockdown measures and boasted about his own handling of the pandemic in America. The US President retweeted a story about Victoria declaring a State of Disaster in response to its worsening coronavirus outbreak on Sunday. 'Big China Virus breakouts all over the World, including nations which were...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Department of Health report of a coronavirus death Sunday brought the state’s number of deaths for a seven-day period to the highest mark since the pandemic outbreak began in March. The latest fatality related to the coronavirus was one of 37 in a week, The Salt Lake Tribune...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma reported another 494 cases of COVID-19 Sunday, and one more death linked to the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The state has seen 38,225 confirmed cases of the virus and 550 deaths, an increase from from the 37,731 confirmed cases on Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of...
    NYPD doctors accused a 20-year veteran of “acting” when pain from a 9/11-related illness brought her to tears, the officer claims in new legal papers announcing her plans to sue the department for $5 million. “I wasn’t the best cop, but I was a star cop, and I did my job. I was active,...
    NYPD doctors accused a 20-year veteran of “acting” when pain from a 9/11-related illness brought her to tears, the officer claims in new legal papers announcing her plans to sue the department for $5 million. “I wasn’t the best cop, but I was a star cop, and I did my job. I was active, and...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 34 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. After 24 hours, this...
    BALTIMORE (CNN) –– A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — There are a reported 662 more confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Arkansas and seven more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the disease, the Arkansas Department of Health said Saturday. The department reported 43,173 confirmed cases of the virus and 460 deaths, an increase from the 42,511...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has...
    Getty Red onions. A salmonella outbreak that has sickened people in at least 34 states has now been linked to red onions, possibly from Thompson International, Inc., the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said in a statement. The FDA, Centers for Disease Control and state and local partners are investigating the outbreak and...
    Private school attended by Barron Trump prohibited from in-person learning until October as President pushes openings This Beloved Fast-Food Taco Restaurant Is Seeing Sales Plummet Is MLB’s Experience With COVID-19 A Signal Not To Open Schools, Businesses? Sign up for WCBS 880's daily newsletter for the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic. NEW YORK...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has...
    Like everyone else, artists have been challenged by new conditions and routines since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had to adjust what they make as well as how and where they work, coming up with innovative ways to be productive in makeshift studios with limited supplies and in relative isolation. One...
    Lena Dunham on Friday revealed that she battled the coronavirus in mid-March — and that she’s still experiencing crushing after-effects of the disease. The 34-year-old creator and star of HBO’s “Girls” gave a detailed account of her illness in an Instagram post titled, “My Covid Story.” “It started with achy joints,” Dunham wrote, “then...
    President Donald Trump has a new favorite doctor. On July 27, the president and his son Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring Dr. Stella Immanuel, in which the Houston pediatrician rejected the effectiveness of wearing face masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and promoted hydroxychloroquine to treat the disease. Journalists quickly dug...
    A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that...
    Getty Are you able to get COVID-19 by means of the eyes? Dr. Anthony Fauci sparked concern not too long ago about COVID-19 infecting folks by means of their eyes when he instructed ABC Information, “When you have goggles or an eye fixed defend, you need to...
    FORMER cameroon captain Stephen Tataw has died at the age of 57. The defender was part of the famous side which reached the quarter-finals at the Italia 90 World Cup. 1Stephen Tataw clashes with England's Gary Lineker in 1990 Credit: PA:Empics Sport He played every minute as the Indomitable Lions got to the last eight...
    Lena Dunham on Friday revealed that she battled the coronavirus in mid-March — and that she’s still experiencing crushing after-effects of the disease. The 34-year-old creator and star of HBO’s “Girls” gave a detailed account of her illness in an Instagram post titled, “My Covid Story.” “It started with achy joints,” Dunham wrote, “then the...
    Brandon W. Hawk August 1, 2020 12:37AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. President Donald Trump has a new favorite doctor. On July 27, the president and his son Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring Dr. Stella Immanuel, in which the Houston pediatrician rejected the effectiveness of wearing face...
    The symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. George Mdivanian / EyeEm / Getty Images Norovirus treatment includes drinking lots of fluids, eating bland foods, and taking anti-diarrheal medication. There is no quick fix or antiviral for norovirus, but the illness should subside between one and three days. You can prevent norovirus...
    Public health officials in Los Angeles have announced the county’s first two cases of human West Nile virus this season. Both cases were among residents of the San Fernando Valley region, officials said. The first case involves an older adult in recovery after being hospitalized with a neuroinvasive disease in early July. This person had no underlying...
    "MasterChef Junior" star Ben Watkins was diagnosed with a rare illness just days after his 13th birthday. A statement was shared on behalf of the aspiring cook's grandmother and uncle on a GoFundMe campaign named #Love4Ben last week. "Shortly after his 13th birthday, Ben was diagnosed with a rare illness called Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, a...
    A DOG shepherd that had the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the U.S has died. Buddy – a seven-year-old German shepherd - developed breathing problems in mid-April after his owner was sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. 1Buddy was a seven-year-old German Shepherd, like the one pictured Credit: Alamy Owners Robert and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and Ventura counties reported additional deaths attributed the novel coronavirus Thursday, while San Bernardino released corrected figures. A volunteer dressed in personal protective equipment gestures to a driver in line at a COVID-19 test site July 30, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP-AFP)  Riverside County health officials...
    Tamar Braxton has spoken out for the first time after reportedly being hospitalized when she was found unresponsive in a hotel room earlier this month. At the time, several outlets reported that her boyfriend found her unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton in Los Angeles on the night of July 16. Reps for Braxton, 43, did not respond...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins researchers have received over $30 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for two nationwide clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a convalescent blood plasma outpatient treatment. The treatment is a transfusion of a blood product from COVID-19 survivors that contains antibodies that may help the patient’s immune...