• Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall, Maidstone

    Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall, Maidstone

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    Countries at the summit are expected to support a global declaration to achieve equity for mental health, marking the first time national governments have made a joint pledge to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health. TV presenter Anna Richardson and former Labour spin doctor and author Alastair Campbell feature in the campaign among others who have faced mental health difficulties.
  • WCHN, MSK partner in breast cancer clinical trials

    WCHN, MSK partner in breast cancer clinical trials

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    Breast density is a measurement of the relative amounts of fibrous, glandular and fatty tissue within the breast. If dense breasts run in your family, it may be something to tell your health care provider so you can receive the best breast cancer screenings possible.
  • GE CEO Flannery Removed as Losses Increase

    GE CEO Flannery Removed as Losses Increase

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    Larry Culp, who becomes chairman and chief executive, oversaw a dramatic recovery at Danaher , another large manufacturer, while Tom Horton, who joins as senior director, restored the fortunes of American Airlines. With a market capitalization below $100 billion as of Friday, GE was worth less than a third of its value in 2007. The stock jump is a sign from Wall Street "that Flannery's leadership was not providing enough value - and that the market expects Culp to be better suited for the ...
  • Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

    Japanese, American win Nobel medicine prize for cancer therapy

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    The method researched by the scientists have found out ways to remove the brakes on cells that fight attackers. Removing these proteins from the equation allows immune cells called T-cells to attack the cancer. Allison, whose mother died of lymphoma, built on that research over the next 40 years, mostly in California and in Texas, where he is now chair of immunology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

    Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

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    Stabile died at the Atlantic City Medical Center in New Jersey on September 21, days after returning home from Texas , NJ.com reported . Stabile was immediately rushed to the hospital in Pleasantville, New Jersey, where doctors first believed his brain swelling and fever symptoms were caused by bacterial meningitis.
  • Parents urged to consent to flu vaccines for kids

    Parents urged to consent to flu vaccines for kids

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    Workers in settings where employers had no vaccination requirements were more likely to get flu shots when they were offered at their work site, offered at no or low cost, or actively promoted. Swanson added. The experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday urged people to get vaccinated by the end of October.
  • Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination

    Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination

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    A number of Democratic senators also applauded Ford for coming forward with her allegation as it became clear in July that Kavanaugh was on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court shortlist-with Sen. Aides said they thought Kavanaugh was effectively fighting back and expressed optimism he could survive the process. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations and says he never sexually assaulted anyone.
  • Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

    Vikings DE Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

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    No gun was ever found, but police did begin searching for the Pro Bowler after his wife repeatedly called them and reported he was behaving oddly. Griffen agreed with police to be transported by ambulance to the hospital for mental health treatment after the man returned him to his house, but shortly after the paramedics left the scene they requested police assistance.
  • Wilkes-Barre Health Department to offer free flu vaccine clinics

    Wilkes-Barre Health Department to offer free flu vaccine clinics

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    What is a flu shot made of? Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent. The flu vaccine is covered by most insurance plans but Margaret Mary Health recommends patients call their insurance company in advance to verify coverage. These groups are more often under-vaccinated. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after the shot, and there is the rare occasion when a person will become ill during that period of time .
  • 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

    2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

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    The victims were being transferred to McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington, South Carolina, reports WPDE . The Horry County Sheriff's deputies reportedly tried to open the back door of the van to release the women, but were unable to because of the rising floodwater.