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Conjoined twins successfully separated in marathon surgery in Melbourne

Conjoined twins successfully separated in marathon surgery in Melbourne Nima and Dawa, two 15-month-old girls, shared a liver and were joined from the lower chest to just above the pelvis. Head of paediatric surgery Dr Joe Crameri, who led the operation, said there had been no surprises despite fears the girls' bowel were shared. [Full Article...]

Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate

Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate But Porn said he was surprised that Democrats didn't pick up more seats in the state Legislature. House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, who won re-election to her House District 48 seat with almost 80 percent of the vote, said Democrats believed they would hold 89 seats once the final tallies are in. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande releases new song while Pete Davidson addresses breakup

Ariana Grande releases new song while Pete Davidson addresses breakup As Page Six previously reported , Grande revealed that she let exes Big Sean and Ricky Alvarez preview her single prior to its release, which took place 30 minutes before " SNL " aired, but it was unclear whether Davidson received the same treatment. [Full Article...]

‘Every eighth woman is at risk of cancer’

‘Every eighth woman is at risk of cancer’ Jackson said if the tumor crosses two or more quadrants of the breast-i.e. upper-inner upper-outer, lower-inner and lower-outer-a mastectomy is usually necessary, followed by radiation, chemo or a combination of the two. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society, which estimates 2,870 Oklahomans will b... [Full Article...]

Hunter dies of rare disorder after possibly eating squirrel brains

Hunter dies of rare disorder after possibly eating squirrel brains The 61-year-old NY man was brought to hospital after he had difficulty thinking, was losing touch with reality and he couldn't walk by himself, according to a case report presented to an infectious diseases forum last week. Most of these cases have been linked to consumption of contaminated beef in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s. The disease is always fatal, according to the Nation... [Full Article...]

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids

CDC Warns Of Polio-Like Mystery Illness That's Paralyzing Kids The 2014 AFM outbreak coincided with the largest ever national outbreak of enterovirus D68, but researchers at the CDC and at UT Southwestern have recovered D68 samples from only a small subset of patients. As this virus invades spinal cord of human body, the symptoms showing AFM are seen, Woods said. It shows distinct abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on magnetic resonance imagin... [Full Article...]

First day of flu shots, some influenza cases already seen

First day of flu shots, some influenza cases already seen Children under five, older adults, those who are pregnant and those with underlying health conditions are at greater risk from the flu, the health unit said. Here's a bit of good news from the survey: about 70 percent of the parents said that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect their child from the flu. [Full Article...]

CDC: Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

The Minnesota Department of Health says a seventh child has been struck by a rare, paralyzing illness that has been reported across the country. "As a parent myself I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", Messonnier said. [Full Article...]

AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In other cases, patients remain paralyzed. Symptoms also can include facial droop and weakness, difficulty moving the eyes, drooping eyelids or difficulty swallowing and slurred speech. Mary said, "We have a 9-year-old grandson that we worry about and other grandchildren and we just don't know enough about it". The mysterious polio-like disorder that's striking children around the country is g... [Full Article...]

2-year-old being treated for rare polio-like disease in Chicago

2-year-old being treated for rare polio-like disease in Chicago Minnesota has noticed a spike in suspected AFM cases in recent weeks. All of the cases have been reported on the west side of the state with two children in King County and one child in Pierce County, Lewis County and Snohomish County. The CDC says that both the cause and long-term effects of the disease remain unknown. However, officials said, there are several other possible cases being investi... [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen Is Now A Registered Democrat

Michael Cohen Is Now A Registered Democrat Trump defended his presence at the rally, saying there were "thousands of people" lined up and waiting to hear him speak. "I would do it except for these people up there". WATCH: Trump defends holding rally as Hurricane Michael devastates southeastern U.S. The US President had said the notion that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted someone and that the allegations from Ms Ford and other women could be t... [Full Article...]

Senate poised to leave Washington until after Election Day

Senate poised to leave Washington until after Election Day Confronting the prospect of a Democratic majority, Mr. Trump said, "we'll just have to fight it out, because there are a lot of haters, and they're just absolute haters". "He's arguably the most popular politician in South Carolina", McConnell said. With police standing by, a small group of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse, holding signs saying "Shame" and "He sits on a thron... [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez 'seeking psychiatric treatment for breakdown'

Selena Gomez 'seeking psychiatric treatment for breakdown' It was a family member who took Selena to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles . During her stay, the 26-year-old insisted on leaving and had a "meltdown" and "freaked out" when doctors wouldn't let her. We're sending Selena lots of love and hope she is doing well. She may have been referring to being a target of negative social media comments when former flame Justin Bieber got e... [Full Article...]

Event highlights mental health issues

Event highlights mental health issues Some 4,500 people take their lives every year in England. We're already making progress when it comes to suicide prevention - the suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years. "Poor mental health has touched both friends and family and I have seen first hand what a profound impact it can have". "Unfortunately this has led to many suicides, which we can't afford as a caring society ". [Full Article...]

Minnesota Children Diagnosed With Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness

Minnesota Children Diagnosed With Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness There is no treatment but some symptoms can be managed. It seems to wax and wane from one year to the next, the CDC says . In Minnesota , three cases of the disease were reported in 2014, but since then the number had dropped until the latest outbreak. [Full Article...]

McConnell talks to AP about border wall funding

McConnell talks to AP about border wall funding We finally discovered the one thing that would fire up the Republican base, and we didn't think of it. It saddens me. Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government. "The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional", Kavanaugh said. Ford told lawmakers she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh attacked her, but Kavanaugh fo... [Full Article...]

Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year

Why You Absolutely Need to get a Flu Shot This Year Houtzdale Family Service Center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The vaccination rate remains around 33 percent each year, despite evidence of the vaccine's flu-prevention effectiveness and its ability to reduce flu severity, Excellus reported. [Full Article...]

Flake calls Trump's attack against Christine Blasey Ford 'appalling'

McConnell said Democrats are intent simply on stopping Kavanaugh's nomination, no matter what it takes. The F.B.I.is now looking into the allegations against Kavanaugh and is expected to wrap up its investigation this week. Hyde-Smith was appointed this year to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran. "It's hard to believe what Judge Kavanaugh swore under oath", Schumer said. [Full Article...]

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research The pioneering work of Allison and Honjo led to the development of several drugs , including ipilimumab (Yervoy), the first immunotherapy drug, and the PD-1 inhibitors nivolumab (Opdivo) and pembrolizumab ( Keytruda ). Tasuku Honjo discovered PD-1, a protein expressed on the surface of certain immune cells. "We know that some patients have a very low chance of responding. [Full Article...]

Mental Health Patients Drown in Back of Police Van During Florence

Mental Health Patients Drown in Back of Police Van During Florence He added the women, who he says were not detainees but mental health patients, were not strapped/shackled in the van. Responders congregate on September 19, 2018, near where two people drowned Tuesday evening when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River, in Marion County, S.C. [Full Article...]


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