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39 Articles Matching "polio-like"

Cause Of Polio-Like Illness In Children Continues To Stump Experts Even As Dozens Of More Cases Emerge

Nov 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“What we do know is that these patients had fever and respiratory symptoms three to 10 days before their limb weakness," CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said. "And we know that it’s the season where lots of people have fever and respiratory symptoms. What we need to sort out is what is the trigger for the [acute flaccid...
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More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday....
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As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year....
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Cancer Is On Cusp Of Overtaking Heart Disease As America’s No. 1 Killer

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists are warning that Americans should undergo all recommended cancer screenings and adopt lifestyle prevention practices, such as healthy diet and exercise, which are beneficial in lowering both cancer and heart disease mortality. In other public health news: fecal transplants, a rare polio-like illness, concussions, microbes, contraception, and conversion...
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CDC Continues Polio-Like Illness Probe, Cases Rise

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
The CDC still hasn't figured out what is causing AFM, which typically leads to weakness in the arms and...
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Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking Kids

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Dead End for Treatment of Polio-Like Disorder Striking KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: The Investigation Continues

Nov 13, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
The headlines of the past several weeks about kids with a polio-like illness have been pretty scary. The idea that a healthy child could suddenly be sidelined with extreme muscle weakness is a nightmare scenario for the parents of young children. While frustratingly little is known about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the good news is [...] The post Acute Flaccid Myelitis: The Investigation Continues appeared first on Off the...
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Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the...
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Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children's deaths from polio-like AFM

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition....
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Cases of Polio-Like Condition Still Increasing: CDC

Nov 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Cases of Polio-Like Condition Still Increasing: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Surgery Helps Boy Walk After Polio-Like Illness

Nov 06, 2018 , WebMD
Surgery performed by a St. Louis doctor has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), CBS News...
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More than 200 cases of polio-like illness under investigation; 80 confirmed

Nov 06, 2018 , CNN Health
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the polio-like illness known as AFM in 25 states this year as of Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday....
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CDC confirms 10 new cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

Oct 31, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday it has confirmed 10 more cases of an extremely rare, polio-like condition, across 24 states....
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Minnesota Senator, Health Officials Press For National Tracking Of Rare Polio-Like Illness In Children

Oct 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Mandatory reporting is required for diseases like West Nile Virus and flu and improves tracking, health officials say. The CDC reports 155 suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year. "We've learned more these cases from Facebook and support groups than from the CDC,” said Mehdi Ayouche of Chanhassen, Minn. Her daughter is one of seven Minnesota kids who have contracted the...
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State Highlights: South Carolina Deputies Fired After Driving Van With Mentally Ill Patients Into Floodwaters; Children In Midwest States Hit Particularly Hard By Polio-Like Illness

Oct 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from South Carolina, Minnesota, Washington, Illinois, California, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Wisconsin and...
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Any Kind Of Exercise Can Help With Mental Health, But Playing Team Sports Can Amplify That Boost

Oct 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"If you just run on a treadmill for example, it's clear that you're getting that biological stimulation. But perhaps there are other elements of depression that you're not going to be tapping into," said Adam Chekroud, one of the study's authors. In other public health news: memory, the polio-like illness that's striking children, suicide, loneliness in HIV patients, and...
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Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids, Frustrates Doctors

Oct 20, 2018 , WebMD
The good news is that the disease is very rare. Only one in 1 million people will get it, and most of them will recover without treatment. Still, because the disease is more likely to strike children, and because of the mysteries of it and because of the dramatic health effects, it gets more attention than it might...
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Here’s What We Know About The Polio-Like Illness In Children That Has Health Experts Baffled

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
This year, 62 cases of the illness are confirmed and others are under investigation, according to federal health authorities. Scientists don't know what causes acute flaccid myelitis, but they are urging people to avoid getting mosquito bites. Paralysis comes on suddenly and can be permanent....
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U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

Oct 18, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare, polio-like condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs, across 22 states....
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Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents

Oct 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Federal health officials are investigating 127 cases of the disease, called acute flaccid myelitis, or...
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