• Get on social media, track complaints: Supreme Court to CPCB

    Get on social media, track complaints: Supreme Court to CPCB

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    Singh said only farmers can not be blamed for pollution due to crop burning as the Ministry of Earth Sciences has said pollution load from transport was around 41 per cent. Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO, said, "Air Pollution is stunting our children's brains, affecting their health in more ways than we suspected".
  • Ninth child dies from adenovirus at medical center

    Ninth child dies from adenovirus at medical center

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    A staff member at the facility also became ill, but has since recovered. Twenty-five pediatric cases of adenovirus have been connected to the outbreak at this facility, officials said. The ninth child became ill before October 22 and died on October 28, the New Jersey Department of Health said. Officials say the outbreak occurred between September 26 and October 22.
  • 'Pink Walk' organised to raise breast cancer awareness

    'Pink Walk' organised to raise breast cancer awareness

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    One in eight American women may face the condition in their lifetime but screening and quick action can save lives. She said everything's going well for her - well enough that she spoke about her fight with breast cancer to a crowd of city officials and downtown merchants at the "Winning Wednesday Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening.
  • Organic Foods To Reduce Cancer Risks

    Organic Foods To Reduce Cancer Risks

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    At least three of them - glyphosate, malathion and diazinon - probably cause cancer , and others may be carcinogenic as well, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. "This is a very difficult area to study, and it's very hard to accurately assess habitual consumption of organic food", says Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the department of nutrition, Harvard T.H.
  • State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease

    State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease

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    The cases are spread out across the country, for instance it is not showing geographic clustering in the appearances in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Most of the cases have been children. "It was one of the most horrific experiences of my life", said Palacios, of Columbus, Georgia. One linking thread is the timing, with the peak of the condition coming late in the summer and early autumn.
  • 6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

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    The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick. "This is an ongoing outbreak investigation", the department said in its statement. The strain in the New Jersey outbreak is No. Adenovirus is a family of viruses that typically impact young children and cause mild illness, according to the Health Department. After experiencing cases of adenovirus in its pediatric unit, the center notified government health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , ...
  • Shropshire builders don pink hard hats for breast cancer charity

    Shropshire builders don pink hard hats for breast cancer charity

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    In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , Danat Al Ain Resort in collaboration with Mediclinic Al Ain hosted Pink Power, a weekend walkathon last 19 October 2018. There are common misconceptions among college women about breast cancer, so this website serves as a place for them to learn more about the risks and how to deal with the diagnosis.
  • CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Virginia

    CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Virginia

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    Of the infected people, 21 were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. The CDC said on Thursday that it is seeing 92 cases of salmonella from raw chicken products, including everything from pet food to chicken tenders. Most salmonella symptoms include Diarrhea, chills, vomiting, headache, blood in stool, nausea. Washing raw poultry and other raw meats before cooking is not advised - as germs can spread to other kitchen surfaces or utensils.
  • Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in Wisconsin and Minnesota

    Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in Wisconsin and Minnesota

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    In an email Tuesday, Maryland Department of Health spokeswoman Brittany Fowler said the CDC will "make a determination about the status of the cases" in Maryland "based on clinical and laboratory information". "We recommend seeking medical care right away if you or your child develops sudden weakness of the arms and legs", she said. There's no vaccine that can protect against AFM-causing enteroviruses .
  • Two Mass. children contracted rare muscle-weakness syndrome this year, officials say

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    While the cause of AFM is not clear, experts say it can occur as a result of a variety of viral illnesses including the polio virus, enteroviruses , West Nile virus, and adenoviruses. The symptoms are very similar to polio, or poliomyelitis, an infectious disease caused by a virus. As of yet, there is no known effective treatment for the condition, but the vast majority of patients do recover with treatment.
  • 9 cases of Polio-like illness confirmed in IL

    9 cases of Polio-like illness confirmed in IL

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    The condition escalates quickly, and can begin with signs as innocuous as dizziness, trouble swallowing or trouble moving an arm. It can also be caused by poliovirus and non-polio enteroviruses, mosquito-borne viruses (such as West Nile virus or Zika virus) and possibly by non-infectious conditions.
  • Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

    Temporary Tattoo 'Pop-up Shop' Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Benefits Pathways Oct. 17

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    He said women and men should follow three main tips during breast cancer awareness month . Wilkinson, a stage II breast cancer survivor, said she didn't fully realize the different experiences until running the support group. Most patients diagnosed with breast cancer will be able to choose between a lumpectomy (where only the cancer is removed with a rim of normal breast tissue around it) and a mastectomy (where all of the breast tissue is removed surgically).
  • Rare 'polio-like' disease reported in Minnesota and Colorado

    Rare 'polio-like' disease reported in Minnesota and Colorado

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    Health officials don't know how to treat it or what causes the mysterious disease other than it can start as a cold, which in some accelerate to extreme weakness. "The patients are now undergoing diagnostic procedures and treatment", the hospital said in a statement to Pittsburgh's Channel 11 . In the past four weeks, however, 6 children have been diagnosed with the disease, known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis .
  • Pollsters Have Some Devastating News For Senate Democrats

    Pollsters Have Some Devastating News For Senate Democrats

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    While numerous judges were approved with bipartisan support, nearly half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes. North Dakota Republican Kevin Cramer now leads Democrat Heidi Heitkamp (who recently said she made a decision to vote against Kavanaugh after watching his testimony with the sound off ) by 12 points , according to a recent Fox News poll .