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October is optimal time to get a flu shot, experts say

It takes two weeks for the vaccine to become effective after a person receives their flu shot, so she urges people to get them early in the season. And despite decades of efforts to convince people otherwise, a stunning 28 per cent of parents said they believed the flu vaccine could cause autism, while a similar percentage also said that vaccinations were part of a conspiracy.

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MDH: 7th Minnesota case of AFM 'under review' by CDC

So far, the CDC has found no relationship between vaccines and children diagnosed with AFM from the 2014 cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 62 cases of a polio-like illness that causes weakness in the legs and arms.

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127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says

The state's health department said the five reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) also are being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and are among dozens of cases the federal health agency is looking into across the country.

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Condominium Rentals Hawai'i Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October can be a month of empowerment, reflection and fundraising for those who have been affected by breast cancer. But still 1,000 women under 40 die from breast cancer every year and there's no effective breast cancer screening tool for women under 40.

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Araneta Center turns pink for breast cancer awareness

Each year, over 50,000 women attend one of Wacoal's almost 1,400 one-day Fit for the Cure events where they are treated to a personal bra fitting and intimate wardrobe recommendation while also receiving breast health guidelines every woman should know.

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39 kids in NY have had virus linked to polio-like illness

The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis, Snohomish and Skagit counties. It's not a new condition, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the increase is not normal. Recently, Minnesota state officials also put out an alert after receiving reports of six recent AFM cases involving children. According to the CDC , the largest number of cases, about 50, were reported in September 2014 before dropping to single digits in following months.