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Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states

Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 17th, 2018

CDC Task Force Assembled To Address Polio-Like Disease; Hundreds Stricken

The CDC has assembled a task force to address a rare polio-like disease which has affected hundreds of children across 29 states.  A total of 106 cases of Acute Flaccid .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 21st, 2018

Rare Polio-Like Disease Hits Children In 16 States

Children's hospitals across the country are reporting the spread of a rare polio-like illness which has affected 38 peo.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 10th, 2018

CDC Confirms 116 Cases of Rare Polio-Like Condition AFM in 31 States

The illness can lead to paralysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 116 cases this year of acute flaccid myelitis, a rare polio-like condition that can l.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 27th, 2018

Polio-Like Disease Spreads; Record Number Of Cases Reported As Children Suffer Paralysis

2018 has seen a record number of cases of a polio-like illness which paralyzes childr.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 12th, 2018

A Polio-Like Mystery Illness Is Afflicting U.S. Children Again This Year

Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has seen an outbreak every other year. The last one was in 2016. The Centers for Disease Control is expressing concern about an increase in confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelit.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneOct 8th, 2018

City officials report 1 fatality in Legionnaires" cluster

New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one Manhattan neighborhood. The city Health Department said Tuesday that... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 18th, 2018

Legionnaires" cases double in Manhattan neighborhood

New York City health officials have confirmed 16 cases of Legionnaires' disease in one Manhattan neighborhood. The city Health Department said Sunday that seven people have been hospitalized due to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 17th, 2018

Study looks at ways to control dust coal miners breathe

A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung disease in Appalachia......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 28th, 2018

Marijuana Addiction is Growing and Teens Face the Highest Risk, Health Officials Say

More people are increasingly addicted to marijuana as its average THC content climbs, public health officials warn......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 25th, 2018

Children Are Becoming More Depressed and Obese Because of Facebook and the Internet

U.K. health officials want to hold social media companies accountable for growing rates of mental illness and obesity in children and teens......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 14th, 2018

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 25th, 2018

GoFundMe Is Churning a Big Business in Raising Money for Medical Bills

A third of the $5 billion it has raised since 2010 has been for medical expenses. Health care costs are constantly skyrocketing in the United States--and will likely get worse, whether from the usual escalating expenses or special cases like t.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 17th, 2019

FDA pilot program could help Wave avoid orphan-drug pitfalls

Wave will work with FDA officials during the pilot program to design a Phase 2/3 clinical trial with a reduced number of placebo patients, tweaking standards that have stymied other rare disease products......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2019

Measles Alert Issued for Travelers at Newark Airport on Christmas Eve

An international traveler, who was confirmed to have the disease, arrived at Terminal B on a flight from Brussels. Health officials have informed tra.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 29th, 2018

Aleafia Health To Acquire Emblem In All-Stock Deal To Bolster Medical Marijuana Businesses

The consolidation in the cannabis industry continues as companies not just in the United States are making deals. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaDec 19th, 2018

Report finds growing pains for rare disease drugs, but local biotechs buck trend

For the second year in a row, Waltham-based consulting firm Trinity Partners found that orphan and ultra-orphan treatments stumbled out of the gate and have failed to find their footing after three years of sales. But some local biotechs bucked the trend......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 17th, 2018

These are the states with nearly failing grades on a budget report card

The unfunded pension burden continues to plague most states’ budget health, but some handle it better than others......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 12th, 2018

Almost Home Kids opens third residence in Illinois for children with health complexities

Children with medically complex conditions represent an estimated three million children who account for 40% of Medicaid spending on children. Growing at 6% annually, they are among the most rapidly growing .....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkDec 12th, 2018

United Airlines partnering with Homeland Security on human trafficking

United Airlines is doubling down on efforts to identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking.  The Chicago-based carrier on Friday announced a new partnership with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that departmen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 7th, 2018

The Biggest Public Health Problems of 2018

From food recalls to soaring rates of depression, it has been a scary year. The year 2018 saw a number of new emerging and unprecedented health risks, such as a rare polio-like virus striking........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstDec 5th, 2018