• Flu Cases Rising in Texas Panhandle
Flu Cases Rising in Texas Panhandle

More than 74,000 flu cases have been reported since October 1. The number of flu-related deaths statewide is at 132. Local teachers are taking precautions to help eliminate the spread of the flu. "What may be circulating through our community may be different in another community and that's why it's particularly important that people go and get...

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  • Here's what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Winnie the Pooh bears
Here's what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Winnie the Pooh bears

Despite two technical bobbles, with a step out on another quad toe and a shaky landing on his final triple lutz, Hanyu was determined to hang on to every landing. "But I am here". "Honestly, I wasn't nervous at all", the 18-year-old told reporters after his performance, saying that doing so badly led to his decision to add another quad to his p...

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  • Scientists find promising new antibiotic - in the soil
Scientists find promising new antibiotic - in the soil

When they implanted the gene cluster into Streptomyces bacteria, the cells produced two new antibiotics, which were found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria, including multidrug-resistant pathogens. It uses calcium to disrupt bacterial cell walls, killing the cells. The team knew that long after other antibiotics would have stopped bei...

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  • OSCR reminds trustees of legal duties in wake of Oxfam scandal
OSCR reminds trustees of legal duties in wake of Oxfam scandal

The charity also faces a challenge to hang on to major corporate partners, and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has confirmed it is reviewing its association with the organisation. The charity said it had received a reference from someone claiming to be his former Oxfam boss, sent from a private email account. Oxfam officials were meeting the Charit...

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  • Flu-related deaths up to 77 in CT
Flu-related deaths up to 77 in CT

These numbers are higher than any seen since 2009 when the health department began collecting data on the flu, according to a press release from the department. Officials say this year there have been more cases of type B of the virus, which is unusual. Those anxious about the flu or feel that might be at risk, should speak with their doctor abou...

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  • Catholic charity sacks former Oxfam employee accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti
Catholic charity sacks former Oxfam employee accused of sexual misconduct in Haiti

Oxfam International chairman Dr Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight stepped down on Wednesday after being arrested in an unrelated corruption probe linked to his work as a government minister in Guatemala . The NCA has led investigations which led to the jailing of British citizens for sex crimes committed overseas. She said: "The recent revelations abo...

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  • Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma To Stop Agressive Marketing Of Opioids
Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma To Stop Agressive Marketing Of Opioids

As reported by the Wall Street Journal , Purdue will continue selling the drug, but will no longer send salespeople to doctors' offices to promote it. It generated billions in sales for privately-held Purdue. The company in 2007 paid out $600 million to settle civil and criminal charges related to the drug's marketing, with three company execu...

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  • Common food compound asparagine linked to cancer spread
Common food compound asparagine linked to cancer spread

The discovery by British and U.S. scientists could pave the way to new treatments based on suppressing the molecule. Both of these changes greatly reduced breast cancer's ability to spread. The compound, however, is also found in asparagus, from where it gets its name, and in certain meats, dairy products, and vegetables. However, there are n...

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  • Florida nurse holds live Q&A on Facebook after video goes viral
Florida nurse holds live Q&A on Facebook after video goes viral

A Florida nurse working to combat "a cesspool of funky flu" in the emergency room has gained widespread attention from a viral video on social media urging people to take precautions to avoid influenza. "It's fantastic to watch how many people come through the emergency room, sneeze in their hands and - I watch - no one grabs the hand sanitizer"....

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  • California courtroom swipes at Tinder for age discrimination
California courtroom swipes at Tinder for age discrimination

The court disagreed with this policy and termed it as discriminatory. "We conclude the discriminatory pricing model, as alleged, violates the Unruh Act and the UCL to the extent it employs an arbitrary, class-based, generalization about older users' incomes as a basis for charging them more than younger users".

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  • BBC Music announces The Biggest Weekend
BBC Music announces The Biggest Weekend

The four confirmed locations for the event are: Singleton Park, Swansea , Wales; Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland; War Memorial Park, Coventry, England and Titanic Slipways, Belfast, Northern Ireland . Tickets for the events in Perth and Coventry will go on sale at 8:30am and tickets for the Belfast events will go on sale at 10am. The Biggest ...

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  • E-cigarettes may lead to cancer and heart disease
E-cigarettes may lead to cancer and heart disease

Tumors can't develop in 12 weeks-the length of the study-and if tobacco smoke-induced cancer is indeed a model for e-cigarette smoking-induced cancer, then meaningful human evidence won't be available for at least another decade. Their organs were likewise less able to fix DNA. E-cigarette smoke delivers nicotine through aerosols without burning ...

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  • Arkansas Flu Deaths Rise To 94, Record Number Expected This Season
Arkansas Flu Deaths Rise To 94, Record Number Expected This Season

The flu vaccine will be available in injection form for people 6 months and older. Although there has not been a rush of flu vaccines locally, the Laredo Health Department is encouraging everyone to take precaution by getting the flu shot.

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  • Trump plan for Dreamers crafted from Jell-O and metal
Trump plan for Dreamers crafted from Jell-O and metal

President Donald Trump's new immigration plan is stirring up controversy with its proposals on legal immigration. They - like, all the rhetoric coming from President Trump, from aids like Stephen Miller . The framework calls for a decade-long path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants, $25 billion for a wall along the sout...

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  • What are your experiences of being called for a smear test?
What are your experiences of being called for a smear test?

In Havering only 70.9 per cent of women aged between 25 and 49, and 79.1 per cent of women aged between 50 and 64 attend their smear test when invited. "It is of further concern that body worries are contributing to nonattendance". It's possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although the condition mainly affects sexually activ...

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  • Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists
Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists

The transition period from childhood to adulthood lasts far beyond age 19, when it is popularly thought to end. Similarly, young adults continuing their education for longer period, delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.

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  • Bangladesh praises OIC for support over Rohingya crisis
Bangladesh praises OIC for support over Rohingya crisis

According to the Information Committee, the Foreign Affairs Ministry - also led by Suu Kyi - made the demand to its Bangladeshi counterpart during a bilateral meeting held in Naypyidaw in mid-November. Myanmar denies ethnic cleansing, saying its security forces had mounted legitimate counter-insurgency clearance operations. Speaking to SkyNews, T...

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  • India test-fires its longest-range intercontinental missile
India test-fires its longest-range intercontinental missile

India has already conducted four trails; two from mobile launcher and two from canister successfully. New Delhi wants a credible strategic deterrent against an aggressive and expansionist China , which has a large arsenal of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, the report said.

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  • Colorado Flu Death Happened In Southern Colorado
Colorado Flu Death Happened In Southern Colorado

The Department of Public Health encourages El Paso residents to call 2-1-1 to find a flu vaccine provider. Dr. Ifeoma Achebe, medical officer of health with Alberta Health Services Central Zone said most of the deaths were in the elderly, although some of those who passed away due to the flu were younger people.

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  • Sheriffs, Immigration Officials Unveil Plan to Work Together
Sheriffs, Immigration Officials Unveil Plan to Work Together

San Francisco and the Bay Area are expected to be the center of this raid, an area that has frustrated President Donald Trump because of sanctuary city laws in place. Early this month, Homan told Fox News that "California better hold on tight". Those who have criminal records and those who have been served final deportation papers will be the f...

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  • Odell Beckham Jr geeked about Giants head coaching hire
Odell Beckham Jr geeked about Giants head coaching hire

Louis Rams. Should he take the Giants' job, this would be Shurmur's third stop as a head coach. When the Eagles made a decision to let go of Kelly, Shurmur ended up filling in for the final game of the 2015 season. Shurmur can not negotiate or sign with the Giants until his current team are either eliminated from the playoffs or win the Super B...

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  • Palomar Health to distribute remaining 150 flu shots for free
Palomar Health to distribute remaining 150 flu shots for free

Whitehead. As a result, children produce a stronger "transmission" of the flu - just as was the case in 2009 with the Swine Flu outbreak. "She had been suffering from a flu virus , which became pneumonia , she was airlifted to Raigmore with me by her side, where she rapidly deteriorated, the staff in Intensive Care could not have done more "...

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  • Clark County has excessive flu exercise, says report
Clark County has excessive flu exercise, says report

While Denton County hasn't seen quite that volume of hospitalizations, Denton County Public Health chief epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez said the uptick in cases is still noticeable and noticeably early. and you may not expire", he said. "Bottom line is people should get vaccinated", he said. A study in Australia found the current flu vaccine was...

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  • A single cigarette can trigger smoking addiction, says study
A single cigarette can trigger smoking addiction, says study

The team analysed data from the United Kingdom, the US, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. The study's authors, from Queen Mary University of London , looked at eight surveys that had gathered information on 215,000 people from around the world.

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  • American Red Cross: Critical Need for Donors
American Red Cross: Critical Need for Donors

While supplies are adequate locally, the Red Cross cancelled more than 150 blood drives in the northeast and eastern United States due to harsh winter weather, said Red Cross spokeswoman Navtividad Lewis. Eligible donors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment as soon as possible for an upcoming local blood drive. Students can donate once ...

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  • California Commissioner Condemns Session's Move Against Legal Pot
California Commissioner Condemns Session's Move Against Legal Pot

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump's top priority was enforcing federal law "whether it's marijuana or immigration". Legal experts do not expect a flood of new cases, and people familiar with the job of US attorney say prosecutors could decide against using already limited resources to seek criminal charges agai...

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  • Spurs can not force Harry Kane to stay, admits Pochettino
Spurs can not force Harry Kane to stay, admits Pochettino

LUKE SHAW could be forced to leave Manchester United in January if they bring in Tottenham left-back Danny Rose - but where could he go next? 'Liverpool is one of the best clubs in history, in the world, and look when Coutinho or a player like Coutinho wants to leave, how hard it is to keep your best player.

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  • Donald Trump Doubles Down on 'Stable Genius' Tweet at Camp David
Donald Trump Doubles Down on 'Stable Genius' Tweet at Camp David

The furious White House briefing, the futile cease and desist letter issued by Donald Trump's lawyers, and the enraged statement and subsequent tweets from the President of the United States served to provide a launchpad for Wolff that money couldn't buy.

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  • There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma
There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

Barnesville Hospital has restricted patient visitation to immediate family members over the age of 12 and reduced its visiting hours, which are now only available from 4-8 p.m. "We've done so much testing [over] the last week and have been surprised to see that H3N2 is the predominant strain", she said, explaining that the subtype has historically ...

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  • NO TOKE! More pregnant California moms smoking pot
NO TOKE! More pregnant California moms smoking pot

There's been a rise in the number of pregnant women who are using marijuana to soothe anxiety and morning sickness. For pregnant teens under 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent. California became the first USA state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. The study also reported an increase in pot usage among older pregna...

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  • Aged couple says 60 kilos of pot was for presents
Aged couple says 60 kilos of pot was for presents

The odor of marijuana tipped deputies off to the stash during a December 19 traffic stop in York County in eastern Nebraska, authorities said. Curious, Jiron was questioned regarding the familiar odor and openly admitted to having contraband in the vehicle, consenting to a search.

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  • Thomas fire within 500 acres of becoming California's largest wildfire on record
Thomas fire within 500 acres of becoming California's largest wildfire on record

That was 154 acres larger than California's previous fire record holder - the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that killed 15 people. A firefighter and a civilian fleeing the flames died in the Thomas fire as days of unrelentingly dry, gusty winds drove the flames.

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  • Papa John's founder exiting as CEO weeks after National Football League comments
Papa John's founder exiting as CEO weeks after National Football League comments

He made comments to investors that " NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders" and that the protests "should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago", referring to Colin Kaepernick , 29, who started the movement while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

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