• 127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC
127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC

Rachel Levine, the state's secretary of health. One death of a child diagnosed with AFM occurred in 2017. Data collected since the establishment of standardized surveillance helped with the identification of another increase in reports nationally during 2016 and has provided additional valuable information on the clinical presentation to help...

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  • WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care
WHO tasks African leaders on mental health care

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health . A fifth (21%) of respondents admitted they are more likely to go into work when feeling unwell from a mental health problem rather than a physical illness, ...

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  • OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots
OPM, HHS Urge Federal Employees to Get Flu Shots

Depending on the severity of the strains, 5 to 20 percent of the USA population will get the flu every year. Bhardwaj encouraged expectant mothers, people who can not afford to get sick, seniors or people who work with seniors, people with compromised immune systems or chronic conditions and people who are at a higher risk to contract the flu to ...

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  • Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice
Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Don't expect to find any flattering biographical information about newly-minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on his namesake website domain. "I have made it my personal mission to defeat Susan Collins ", said current Democratic Senate nominee Zak Ringelstein, who said that he'd prefer to help a Collins' challenger as a USA senator, bu...

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  • Real Men Wear Pink campaign comes to Charlottesville
Real Men Wear Pink campaign comes to Charlottesville

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Covelli Enterprises today will donate 100% of all Pink Ribbon Bagel sales at participating Mahoning Valley Panera Bread bakery-cafés in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month .

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  • James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for CTLA-4/PD-1 discoveries
James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for CTLA-4/PD-1 discoveries

Allison and Tasuku Honjo . Their parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body's immune system. The two independently propelled the field of immunotherapy, laying the foundations for the development of a number of drugs now approved to treat cancer.

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  • Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'
Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'

After being repeatedly asked about the circumstances of the polygraph test - when she took it, where she took it, who had recommended the tester - Ford's lawyers interjected to say that they had paid for the test, " as is routine ". The nearly nine hours of intensely emotional testimony came against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement against sex...

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  • Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van
Two die in flooded sheriff's transport van

ABC Charleston reported that the two women had been "chained" in the back of the van. "I'm not sure if it was the way the van was positioned, against a guardrail, or if it was pressure from the water, but unfortunately they were not able to get the van doors open and get the ladies out", Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson told reporters We...

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  • US Senator John McCain dies aged 81
US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

In his 36 years of service in Congress, McCain had acquired a reputation as a maverick Republican who was not shy about throwing American troops in harm's way. Former Vice President Joe Biden said, "McCain will cast a long shadow", with his impact cemented in America's future. "And the spirit that drove him was never extinguished: we are here...

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  • Air quality advisory in place due to wildfire smoke
Air quality advisory in place due to wildfire smoke

The smoke that is blanketing Washington, Oregon and California is smoke coming from the wildfires burning in British Columbia , according to the National Weather Service Seattle. As of late Monday morning, northeast and northwest sections of Metro Vancouver reported an AQHI past the upper threshold of 10 , indicating a very high health risk.

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  • California among 21 states CDC is monitoring for measles cases
California among 21 states CDC is monitoring for measles cases

A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. Health services have collapsed in the neighbouring country amid economic and political turmoil, and Venezuelan officials have been dealing with a measles outbreak since previous year.

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  • Walgreens and CVS stocks plummet as Dr
Walgreens and CVS stocks plummet as Dr

In April, CNBC reported Walmart Inc. was in talks to buy the company for "under $1 billion", citing unnamed sources. The PillPack deal is expected to close during the second half of 2018. "In our view, this is only the first play in what will be an increasingly aggressive strategy by Amazon to develop a much more significant presence in the p...

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