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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Holmes Lake

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held at Holmes Lake Stephanie Harpst, breast cancer survivor from Urbana, took part in Relay for Life for many years. Her doctor was in disbelief, saying he couldn't believe that someone who ran marathons and was relatively young - she was diagnosed when she was 45 - could have breast cancer. [Full Article...]

The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch

The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and among the top five causes of death among cancer types. Breast cancer is also estimated to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women aged 20-39 years. But then she learned her cancer metastasized to her lungs in 2013. "I don't ever want somebody else to hear, 'You have cancer, '" Johnson said. She goes on to explain that whe... [Full Article...]

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly

CDC Says Number Of Unvaccinated Children Growing Alarmingly The report shows the number of unvaccinated children under two is increasing gradually over time. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends routine vaccination by age 24 months against 14 potentially serious illnesses, including polio, measles, mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B and varicella. [Full Article...]

The World Health Organisation Has Called For a Reduction in C-Sections

The World Health Organisation Has Called For a Reduction in C-Sections The study has already prompted responses from countries, with the Minister of Health of Brazil Gilberto Magalhães Occhi releasing a new country-wide strategy alongside the study to try and reduce the use of C-sections and ensure quality maternal health care. [Full Article...]

MRI Better Than Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer

MRI Better Than Mammogram for Detecting Breast Cancer As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an fantastic cause. She says the Wisconsin Well Woman program can help women who need additional screening. Susan G. Komen® is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research, after the USA government. In the United States, cancer statistics reported that in 2016, some 250,000 new breast cancer cases wer... [Full Article...]

Premiums for Obamacare's Most Popular Plan to Fall for First Time

Premiums for Obamacare's Most Popular Plan to Fall for First Time The number of insurers on the federal exchange will grow for the first time since 2015. The decline is the first for this benchmark since the federal exchanges were launched in 2014. In an interview with Fox News late Wednesday, Trump said that despite failed efforts to repeal and replace the Obamacare system past year, "we have things happening on health care that are going to be very, very exc... [Full Article...]

Government Urged To Prioritise Investment In Mental Health

Government Urged To Prioritise Investment In Mental Health World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. I urge you, or remind you, to check out the resources below if you need help. This week has been set aside as National Mental Illness Awareness Week. [Full Article...]

9 cases of Polio-like illness confirmed in IL

9 cases of Polio-like illness confirmed in IL Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a rare, but potentially severe condition that has been on the rise, a recent report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevent stated. The CDC says the condition is not new but there's been an increase in cases starting in 2014. This year, there have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states across the U.S. [Full Article...]

DOJ Clears CVS, Aetna to Move Forward with Merger

DOJ Clears CVS, Aetna to Move Forward with Merger Regulators were concerned about the overlap between CVS' and Aetna's Medicare Part D plans. If the settlement is approved by the court, DOJ said it will "fully resolve the Department's competitive concerns". Aetna shares were up 1.1 percent to $206.04 at 10:46 a.m.in NY. Year-to-date, CVS has gained 11.21%, versus a 5.65% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. [Full Article...]

AFM: What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis

AFM: What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis It has been compared to polio because the condition can also lead to paralysis. Twenty-year-old Hannah McNeill became paralyzed from the waist down several months ago, becoming one of the few adults to received a diagnosis of Acute Flaccid Myelitis . [Full Article...]

WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world

WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world Affective disorders affect 6% of the population every year, while substance use disorders affect 5%. The course is created to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first-aid basis. TV presenter Anna Richardson and former Labour spin doctor and author Alastair Campbell feature in the campaign among others who have faced mental health difficul... [Full Article...]

First West Nile Death of 2018 Reported in LA County

First West Nile Death of 2018 Reported in LA County Besides eliminating mosquito breeding pools, people are encouraged to use Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellents, wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers and make sure screens are in place in windows and in good condition to avoid mosquito bites. [Full Article...]

Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety

Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on young people. "We had this nice decade's worth of information about how environmental conditions related to the way people reported their mental health status", Obradovich said. Obradovich and his colleagues tweaked their analysis in several ways to make sure that this result was not a fluke. Finally, the team considered the toll of hurricanes on me... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael claims life of Georgia child

Tropical Storm Michael claims life of Georgia child The storm's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) and it was moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour (33 kph). As of this morning, Michael is a post-tropical storm off the Eastern Seaboard. And Michael also was deadly, both in Florida and beyond. At the time, the then-tropical-storm wasn't expected to achieve its current Category 4 status, but now that it's he... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump says Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault claims were a 'hoax'

Donald Trump says Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault claims were a 'hoax' Even before the confirmation, Kavanaugh's opponents had a comeback line, printed on the back of jackets they wore to the Capitol: "November is coming". "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 in the East Room of the White House on Monday... [Full Article...]

Lancet report: Mental health disorders on the rise in India

Lancet report: Mental health disorders on the rise in India More affordable treatment options are required, along with affordable rehabilitation centers like the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) which received cabinet approval earlier. "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available". In an age of Internet usage and a booming online betting industry in Ghana ... [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez 'seeking psychiatric treatment for breakdown'

Selena Gomez 'seeking psychiatric treatment for breakdown' She returned home days later but was readmitted the following week because her white blood cell count didn't improve, which reportedly sent her spiraling. The "It Ain't Me" singer started giving away her clothes on Instagram and sent a freaky message to Jennifer Lopez on Instagram, which was the final straw before announcing a social media hiatus. [Full Article...]

Mental health in schools: we need to make it count

Mental health in schools: we need to make it count Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October created to raise awareness of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, as part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018 . [Full Article...]

Five Washington children hospitalized with sudden paralysis

The children, who are all under the age of 6, all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior to developing symptoms of AFM. These symptoms are remarkably similar to polio or the West Nile Virus. In Washington state, the Department of Health is investigating at least five cases this year that have sent kids to the hospital. All of those patients were under the age of 10 ... [Full Article...]

Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders

Parents who are anxious about their children's mental wellbeing can call YoungMinds' parent helpline on 0808 802 5544 between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. More shockingly, 60% of respondents believed that people with mental illness "should have their own groups to avoid contaminating healthy people" and 68% believe that they "should not be given any responsibility". [Full Article...]


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