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There was one confirmed death previous year, the CDC said on Tuesday. The health department is investigating such suspected cases of illness in 25 states. It affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. "We don't know who may be at higher risk for developing AFM or the reasons why they may be at higher risk", she said.
  • Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

    Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

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    Dr Mwebesa said the ministry of health in DRC has confirmed the outbreak of EVD in Magina Health Zone of Mabalako in North Kivu about 100 kilometres from Uganda's border. Of the three healthcare workers who were affected, one has died. World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak poses a particular challenge as the region is a "war zone" with several active armed groups and tens of thousands of displaced people.
  • Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

    Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

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    The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. "Mosquitoes are weak flyers and won't travel far from where they are born - if there are mosquitoes in your backyard or neighborhood, they are likely laying eggs there as well", said Matt Helwig, a biolgist with the DEP mosquito program.
  • Smoking now banned in public housing nationwide

    Smoking now banned in public housing nationwide

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted research that found most multi-unit housing residents had smoke-free homes, but almost one-third of those residents said cigarette smoke from other areas of the building often entered their apartments.
  • Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

    Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

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    Five days later, it migrated to above her left eye and then after 10 days , it crawled to her upper lip. Inside of the new host, the larvae is able to finish its evolution into an adult worm. Generally, though, the worm causes "no serious harm to humans (but certainly to the dogs)", Kurtzhals said. However, luckily, these worms can nearly never reproduce in humans, and all symptoms usually disappear quickly if the worm is removed - so if you've noticed any odd lumps moving around your ...
  • PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

    PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

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    Theresa May insisted in a speech at the weekend that savings could be made once the United Kingdom was no longer paying annual membership subscriptions to the European Union and this could be diverted to the NHS. "How are they going to pay for it?" She also intimated that there would be rises in income tax to help fund additional resources, as she said " we as a country will contribute a bit more ".
  • David Spade donates $100,000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate’s death

    David Spade donates $100,000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate’s death

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    A report released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that suicide rates for women 45 to 64 increased almost 60% between 2000 and 2016. Torlarkson played a direct role in the 2012 creation of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, which aims to improve student mental health through policy recommendations on early identification, referral, and access to services.
  • Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

    Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

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    Around 40,000 people die of smoking-related diseases in the country every year, and numerous diseases like cancers, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are leading death causes in Vietnam, he noted. "Let us choose health , not tobacco", she added. The report shows the pace of action in reducing tobacco demand and related death and disease is too slow and not keeping up with global and national commitments to control tobacco use.