The Number of People With Polio-Like Illness AFM Is Rising

A rare, polio-like illness continues to spread across the United States, puzzling and concerning health officials who are investigating the mysterious condition. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 72 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 24 states, including clusters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania
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Doctors examine a lung radiograph X-ray film of a patient. (iStock) An audit released Tuesday shows that the state of California spent $4 billion between 2014 and 2017 to pay for Medi-Cal coverage for recipients who might not have been eligible for the program, according to reports. Discrepancies between state- and county-level record-keeping may be at least
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CHICAGO (AP) – It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved treatment for depression and suicidal behavior. Clinics have opened around the
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(Reuters Health) – Women who wait just a short time to become pregnant after delivering a child may put themselves and their next baby at greater risk for adverse events, a new study suggests. “We found for women of all ages, pregnancy within 12 months after a live birth come with risks,” said study leader
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Cheese causes weight gain, right? Late night snacking also causes weight gain, right? Well, new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found eating cottage cheese before hopping into bed can actually help shed the weight. Researchers from Florida State University examined 10 active young women in their 20s, who were given 30
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OK, this tip probably seems pretty obvious, but Thanksgiving is one of those holidays when people plan to eat until they are stuffed to the brim. Instead of seeing how much you can eat, serve yourself a small, golf-ball-size serving of everything you want—no restrictions—but have only enough to satisfy your stomach without overdoing it.
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If you’re on the keto diet, you probably think meatloaf is off-limits. But actually, this old-school homestyle dish is very keto-friendly, since the beef or pork used to make it packs just the right amount of protein and fat. Our favorite food bloggers know this, and they’ve come up with meatloaf recipes that range from classic to
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 Working 40 hours a week, family responsibilities, social engagements… with such busy schedules, it’s no surprise that many of us are trying to minimize the time we spend at the gym. Here are six tips to streamline your trip to the gym without sacrificing your workout. Prepare yourselfBefore going to the gym, make sure you are
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The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice Department in the last two months has demanded trust documents as part of a civil
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A new drink on the menu is the Bourbon for Apples, a spiced apple drink with Bulleit Bourbon, Tahitian vanilla, a splash of lemon juice, brown sugar vanilla bean simple syrup and served with red apples and lime zest, at Concourse Restaurant Moderne in Stapleton on Oct. 22, 2018 in Denver. (Helen H. Richardson, The
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