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    • 31 OCT 18
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    Paralyzed patients walk again with help of spinal implant

    David Mzee was paralyzed for seven years until one of Switzerland’s leading neurosurgeons gave him a spinal implant that changed his life. He is one of three patients with spinal cord injuries who are now able to walk again with targeted electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, scientists announced Wednesday. “This little device that is

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    • 31 OCT 18
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    Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians — and kids are most at risk

    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. New research found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date. The study published Tuesday  was based on four decades of U.S. traffic data, including 608 pedestrian deaths on 42 Halloweens.

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    • 31 OCT 18
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    Families share devastating impact of rare polio-like illness

    A rare but potentially paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has parents on alert. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says AFM has spread to 24 states with 72 confirmed cases, including 10 new ones. Camdyn Carr, 4, is just one child impacted by the illness. A photo of Camdyn taken on

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    • 30 OCT 18
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    Pizza bagels, gum and bottled water could soon be labeled "healthy"

    NEW YORK — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling debate about eating habits and

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    • 29 OCT 18
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    CDC director: Polio-like illness "doesn’t appear to be transmissible"

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells “CBS This Morning” that while the agency still doesn’t know what’s causing the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis, it “doesn’t appear to be transmissible from human to human.” The U.S. has seen a recent spike in cases of the rare neurological condition that largely

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    • 28 OCT 18
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    9th child dies from rare virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

    Another child has died amid a deadly virus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation, bringing the total number of deaths to nine, officials said Sunday. The state’s Department of Health said the victim was a “medically fragile” child who had a confirmed case of adenovirus. The unidentified child died Saturday evening at the Wanaque Center for

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    • 26 OCT 18
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    Beware these Halloween health hazards

    Kids trick-or-treating on Halloween in Port Washington, New York, October 31, 2014. Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS Choosing the perfect Halloween costume is a big deal for many kids, but there are certain things parents should keep in mind. The FDA recommends wearing bright, reflective costumes so children will be more visible to passing vehicles while trick-or-treating and

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