Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 9:18 PM EST Dec 5, 2018 The first case of a polio-like illness in Michigan has been confirmed, health department officials said Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said it was notified Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirming the first case of acute flaccid myelitis in 2018 in a child from Wayne County. No other details were provided about the child or the severity of the illness. Seven suspected cases of AFM in Michigan remain under investigation, according to the Health Department. The CDC has said it believes the 2018 cases have “peaked” for the year. They say AFM has followed a distinct pattern for the last few years, with every other year bringing a high number of cases. This has been a year with high numbers. AFM is a rare but serious condition affecting the nervous system and can cause muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. Most patients report … [Read more...] about Wayne Co. confirms 1st case of polio-like illness in Mich.
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THE family of a Co Down boy battling a rare brain tumour have told of the "searing pains in our hearts" following his death. Cameron Truesdale (13) from Waringstown died on Wednesday, surrounded by his family. His family said last night he had "fought with all his might for 20 months after we were given nine months" following his diagnosis. A pupil at Brownlow Integrated College in Craigavon, Cameron was diagnosed with the highly aggressive DIPG brain tumour in January 2017, which doctors said was inoperable. DIPG affects just 30 to 40 children a year in the UK and Cameron was the only child affected in the north. Due to the location and type of tumour, few treatment options are available on the NHS. But determined to give their son a fighting chance in life, the family learned of experimental clinical trials in Mexico and launched a fundraising campaign to bring him there. Last year he was brought to Mexico to take part in the ground-breaking treatment, with his family raising … [Read more...] about Family of Co Down boy with rare brain tumour tell of ‘searing pains in our hearts’ following his death
Niraj Warikoo Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 14, 2018 Separated from his 3-year-old son more than two months ago by U.S. immigration agents, the father prayed to God to see him again. "Every moment I was thinking of God to return my son," Ever Reyes Mejia, 30, recalled Friday of his time separated from his son. "I begged him to return my son. He's only 3 years old. ... I knew he was asking for me. I would ask God: 'Please give me the chance to be back with my son.' " It wasn't until this week that Mejia — an immigrant from Honduras seeking asylum — would be able to reunite with his son inside an ICE office in Grand Rapids. The reunification came after a federal judge in California ordered that all children under the age of 5 separated from their parents under the "zero tolerance" immigration policy be reunified with their parents. A separated father speaks On Friday, Mejia spoke out for the first time publicly about his ordeal. … [Read more...] about Immigrant dad separated from son in Michigan: ‘A pain in my heart’
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday July 1, 2018. Ronald Zak AP Photo Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, southern Austria, Sunday July 1, 2018. Ronald Zak AP Photo Sports Mercedes' F1 weekend turns from perfect to painful in 1 hour By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story July 01, 2018 11:24 AM SPIELBERG, Austria What seemed like a perfect race weekend for Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday turned into its worst showing in Formula One since 2016 in less than an hour. Having started from the front row of the grid, both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas failed to finish due to mechanical issues, the first race without a Mercedes … [Read more...] about Mercedes’ F1 weekend turns from perfect to painful in 1 hour
Having lost one of his three penalty-free engines in Australia, Pierre Gasly says it is only a matter of time before he incurs engine penalties. Despite a trouble-free pre-season with new engine partner Honda, Gasly found himself sidelined in Melbourne when his engine failed during Sunday’s race. Going out in a plume of smoke, the Frenchman is now down to just two engines before penalties are dished out. “For sure I’m not going to lie, it’s a pain in the ass to have it but that’s how it is and everyone will try to just make it as smooth as possible for the next races,” Gasly said. “I think the regulation is tough for everyone. Testing went well with no issues at all so it was looking very good, so it’s just a shame that we faced it now. “I would rather have it on the last day of testing and then come here with no issues. “For sure it’s not going to be easy, it means probably at some point we will have a penalty but I … [Read more...] about Gasly on ‘pain in the ass’ engine failure