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Number Of Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness In Children Climbs To Record High, Well Above Previous Years

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What's more, CDC officials say many children have lasting paralysis, and close to half the kids diagnosed with it this year were admitted to hospital intensive care units. In other public health news: CRISPR and gene editing ethics; screen time for kids; telemedicine; suicide; and...
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Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

Dec 11, 2018 , CNN Health
With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness....
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Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

Dec 07, 2018 , CNN Health
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday....
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Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Dec 06, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00...
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China reports more African swine fever outbreaks in Beijing, Sichuan, Shaanxi

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
More African swine fever cases have been detected in the capital Beijing as well as in the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi, the agricultural ministry said on Wednesday....
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Police chief apologizes to rape victims and vows reforms in response to CNN investigation

Dec 05, 2018 , CNN Health
The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, has apologized to the city's sexual assault victims and ordered changes in how the department handles sex crimes cases. The reaction follows a CNN investigation into rape kit destruction that highlighted the agency's practices, which experts called "disturbing."...
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CDC Says Cases Of Mysterious, Polio-Like Illness Are Expected To Decline For Remainder Of 2018

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A new task force is starting to understand the underlying cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis, which appears to be following the same patterns as past years when cases have spiked in the fall....
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Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be Misdiagnosed

Dec 05, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be MisdiagnosedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00...
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Global Spike in Measles a 'Serious Concern'

Dec 05, 2018 , RxList
Measles cases surged in 2017, as many countries saw severe outbreaks due to gaps in vaccination coverage, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CDC. Since 2000, more than 21 million lives have been saved through measles immunizations, but cases reported since 2016 increased by more than 30% worldwide, the report...
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CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked

Dec 05, 2018 , WebMD
As of Nov. 30, there had been 134 cases of AFM confirmed in 33 states out of 299 cases reported to the CDC. This is an increase of 18 confirmed cases from the previous week, but most of the latest confirmed cases occurred in September and...
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Blockchain: 3 charts highlight today's infrastructure, interest and initial use cases

Dec 04, 2018 , Mobile Health News
HIMSS Analytics found health facilities more prepared for the distributed ledger tech than many might think, but that doesn’t mean they’re making forward progress just...
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Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Dec 04, 2018 , WebMD
A federal study reported last week that one in 40 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and a second study that was published online Dec. 3 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics arrived at the same conclusion. Previously, it was estimated that one in 59 children have...
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Polio-like illness AFM 'appears to have peaked' in US for the year

Dec 04, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis "appears to have peaked" for 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday....
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Distinguishing Child Polio-Like Illness From Similar Diseases

Dec 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Johns Hopkins researchers have analyzed patient data from 45 cases of what they thought was acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like outbreak occurring in U.S. children, and realized that only 75% of diagnosed cases were AFM. The researchers say they hope that clearer diagnostic criteria identi......
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Polio cases no longer declining; WHO fears global resurgence

Dec 01, 2018 , CNN Health
Progress has stalled in ridding the world of polio. An emergency committee of the World Health Organization unanimously agreed Friday to continue to designate the paralyzing disease a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern." WHO originally designated polio in this way in 2014, deeming it a health threat serious enough to endanger communities worldwide....
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Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health....
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Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday....
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Measles surged globally in 2017, health agencies say

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
Measles cases around the world surged 31% from 2016 to 2017, according to new reports by the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Measles cases rise in Europe, Latin America: WHO report

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
Measles is on the rise around the world and especially in Europe and Latin America, in part because parents shun vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
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Ping An Good Doctor showcases AI-powered, unstaffed clinics

Nov 30, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The system would also include a smart medicine cabinet that could dispense more than 100...
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