Medicine


3 children with Polio-like illness In North Texas 3 children with Polio-like illness In North Texas
- October 13, 2018

Marcelo Malakooti, the medical director for Lurie's pediatric intensive care unit. But shortly thereafter, unusual and frightening symptoms, such as limb weakness, face drooping and difficulty talking or swallowing, set in. Thirty-eight cases in 16 states this year have been confirmed by the CDC as of September 2018, mostly affecting children. These states include California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. (more...)
Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins Trump Says Energized Republicans Must Vote to Ensure Unexpected Senate Wins
- October 13, 2018

In the Senate, Republicans are trying to hold on to three Republican-held districts where the Democratic aggregate vote in the primary was higher than the Republican vote: Miloscia's seat, Republican. They only "seek investigations ... of the public statements he has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court ", Henderson said in a statement . The battle for Kavanaugh's Supreme Court seat has been won, but the larger war with the radical Democrat party will be lost if the fight is not taken ... (more...)
Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work Thousands sign petition calling for better mental health support at work
- October 12, 2018

Xercise4Less Falkirk is offering anyone over the age of 16 the chance to work out for free from tomorrow (Wednesday) until Sunday, October 14. This is why today, on World Mental Health Day, I believe that it's the flawless time to promote mental health awareness in the workplace, and encourage colleagues to look out for each other. (more...)
Event highlights mental health issues Event highlights mental health issues
- October 12, 2018

Meantime, youth organizations were encouraged to step up and build linkages and partnerships with Sandilands to more effectively educate young people on mental health , substance abuse and disability. According to psychologists, among women those in the age group of 20 to 45 are more prone to mental health issues, almost 75 to 80 percent, followed by older women, who account for the rest. (more...)
Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse
- October 12, 2018

The stigma attached to mental health disorders is gradually on the wane, thanks to growing awareness, and visiting a psychiatrist for clinical help is on the rise, claim health experts. "For many , these can be times of stress and anxiety; these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time", the Country Representative of the WHO, Dr Owen Kaluwa, said at the event. (more...)
Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges
- October 11, 2018

James Hodgkinson, who was killed at the scene by officers, was infuriated by President Donald Trump's election, his widow has said. President Trump said he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country at a ceremonial White House swearing-in after the Senate confirmed the nomination on Saturday despite sexual assault allegations against Mr Kavanaugh. (more...)
Rare Polio-like Illness On The Rise In Children
- October 11, 2018

Cases of a rare polio-like illness that are turning up across the country are also appearing here in North Texas. AFM is a polio-like illness that affects a person's nervous system, including the spinal cord. Most AFM sufferers notice sudden muscle weakness in their limbs and loss of reflexes. "I just felt so sad for him, that this thing we didn't know about and couldn't protect him from had happened and had taken a lot away from him", Michael Young said. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh
- October 11, 2018

Kavanaugh joins the Supreme Court today after he was sworn in at a private ceremony on Saturday and a public ceremony on Monday, report the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post in stories here and here. " Seriously, Hillary? " was the reaction of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded previous year when a shooter - who was a registered Democrat - targeted a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia. (more...)
6 Minnesota children sickened by polio-like illness — CDC 6 Minnesota children sickened by polio-like illness — CDC
- October 11, 2018

Because the virus was present in many early confirmed cases of AFM, the CDC believes it to be a primary cause of the condition. CDC has been actively investigating these AFM cases, and we continue to receive information about suspected AFM cases. (more...)
Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day
- October 10, 2018

Matt Hancock made the announcement on World Mental Health Day that Jackie Doyle-Price will lead efforts to cut the number of people taking their own lives - now 4,500 every year in England. "In the African region, it is estimated that 5 per cent of the population aged below 15 years, suffer from a mental disorder". Corrigan said another reason why mental illness can be so costly is because it often affects younger people in their prime working years. (more...)
Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax' Donald Trump: Sex assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh 'a hoax'
- October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh said at the swearing-in ceremony on Monday that "the Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional". He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who´s Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court. (more...)
How To Tell If You’re More Prone To Catching The Flu How To Tell If You’re More Prone To Catching The Flu
- October 10, 2018

Still, even a disappointing vaccine lessens the severity of illness and saves many lives, officials say. But if you miss it, you can still have the vaccine later in the winter. "Real flu can be debilitating and if you are already living with a condition, you are either very young or very old it can hit you harder". You may experience a mild fever and your muscles may ache for a few days. (more...)
World Mental Health Day and Your Organisation World Mental Health Day and Your Organisation
- October 10, 2018

Suzanne Henwood, from mBraining4Success and The Healthy Workplace will deliver a very topical keynote too many people can identify with: The terrorists within - How workplace bullying is impacting your teams' performance and impacting your teams' lives. (more...)
Mental health crisis could cost the world US$16 trillion by 2030 Mental health crisis could cost the world US$16 trillion by 2030
- October 10, 2018

Planned activities include more than 80 complimentary consultations for the public in the DHCC free zone and a collaboration with academic institution Amity University Dubai . Every year in Australia, approximately 14% of the population (1 in 7) experiences an anxiety disorder. Over the last decade, nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared with 10 years ago. (more...)
Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh to hear his 1st oral arguments as Supreme Court justice
- October 10, 2018

The Republican president condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an "insult to the American public". He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who's Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court. (more...)
Wine & Wig event to raise money for breast cancer awareness Wine & Wig event to raise money for breast cancer awareness
- October 10, 2018

Chevy will donate $5 for every social media post that uses the #IDriveFor hashtag, in honor of each person who is now battling, or who has battled, breast cancer. The Zeta fraternity will also be handing out pink ribbons this week. Once a person receives their breast cancer diagnosis, Smith steps in. Bright Pink is a national nonprofit that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, Gonzales said. (more...)
Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over 'unfair' treatment Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over 'unfair' treatment
- October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh , noting that the court "is not a partisan or political institution", vowed to "always be a team player on a team of nine". " On behalf of our nation , I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the start of a ceremonial swearing-in. (more...)
Nikki Haley thinks Jared Kushner is a ‘hidden genius’ Nikki Haley thinks Jared Kushner is a ‘hidden genius’
- October 09, 2018

He told reporters in the Oval Office that she would be leaving the post at the end of the year after doing "an incredible job". After almost two years as one of America's top voices on foreign policy, the 46-year-old SC native will leave at year's end with a strong global profile - and a reputation for standing up to the mercurial Trump. (more...)
Health agency urges flu shots for the upcoming season Health agency urges flu shots for the upcoming season
- October 06, 2018

In interviews, students reported that convenience plays a major role in whether they decide to get vaccinated . The Vaccine Information Sheet, offered either at the beginning or the end of your vaccination clinic visit, explains potential risks and reactions. (more...)
Hugs protect our mood from the negative effects of interpersonal conflict Hugs protect our mood from the negative effects of interpersonal conflict
- October 05, 2018

Previously, psychologists have proposed that interpersonal touch may protect people from the consequences of psychological stress, particularly stress from interpersonal conflict. Murphy and Stratyner agreed that people can likely tell the difference between a heartfelt hug and a more perfunctory one. The results are correlational, so more research is required in order to investigate the link between hugs and improved psychological function, and to uncover a possible mechanism. (more...)

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