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Body Armor Up: Not too late to get flu shot

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But the good news is that it works better in kids. Studies in those two countries showed the vaccine only prevented 10 percent or 17 percent of H3N2 cases. She was Georgia's first pediatric death as a result of this season's particularly devastating flu outbreak . During each of those seasons, flu accounted for around 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths. Read More »

FDA Authorizes Marketing of First Blood Test Aiding in Evaluation of Concussion

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The test, known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator , could help reduce the need for CT scans, which would decrease radiation exposure to patients, the FDA said. When the test results come out in four hours, they can then help doctors decide if a CT scan is needed. With concussion symptoms being a big issue for pro wrestlers, including contracted WWE talents such as Daniel Bryan, the Food and Drug Administration issued a press release today announcing the authorization of the first blood ... Read More »

Flu warning signs in children

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While the vaccine was more effective against influenza B viruses (42 percent protection) and H1N1 viruses (67 percent protection), that is cold comfort given that those viruses have been much more minor players this flu season, at least to date. Read More »

Swansea City v Burnley Preview: Swans Aim To Stretch Unbeaten Run

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Ghana attacker Andre Ayew says he's fit to make his second bow for Swansea City when they play against Burnley in the English Premier League at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. "They are completely integrated into the team already and they can be involved for the first time this weekend". "But we must continue to swim to reach the coastline". Read More »

His West Wing rattled, Trump casts doubt on aide's exit

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But his suggestion in private that he would be willing to step down if the president wanted him to reflected the degree to which the scandal surrounding Porter has engulfed the White House, touching off a bitter round of recriminations that could result in a shake-up at the highest levels. Read More »

[Newsmaker] President Moon cautious on North Korean leader's invitation to Pyongyang

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday met senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, over lunch at Seoul's presidential palace in the most significant diplomatic encounter between the rivals in years. A visit by Moon to the North would be only the third inter-Korean summit to take place. They did not find out that the North Koreans were joining them until mid-January, when the rest of the world also heard the news . Read More »

Experts concerned as flu-related deaths continue to rise in Arkansas

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Getting vaccinated is the first and most important step in protection against influenza. "I'm feeling better, the doctor just recommended that I drink lots of water and get a good amount of sleep". According to the South Central Public Health Department, there have been five influenza deaths in South Central Idaho and 51 deaths statewide. Infection with the flu virus can cause fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches, according to state health officials. Read More »

Spice Girls reunion fuels rumors of comeback

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Melanie Chisholm has said the Spice Girls are getting back together because the world needs a little more girl power right now. The Return of the Spice Girls (as the trek was called) netted over $100 million with fewer than 50 shows, and there was plenty of demand for more. Read More »

Happy Groundhog Day! Here's What Punxsutawney Phil Predicts For 2018

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The Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary, aka Punxsutawney Phil , saw his shadow . What does it mean? It's a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog-named Punxsutawney Phil-comes out of its burrow on February 2 and sees a shadow due to clear weather, he will go back underground for another six weeks of winter. Read More »

Prostate cancer becomes third biggest cancer killer in UK

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A second module on the website helped patients understand options for systemic treatment, such as chemotherapy. It goes on to recommend strategies to minimise the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with breast cancer . Certain therapies have been linked to weakened heart muscle, heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. The AHA further notes that administering some chemotherapy treatments such as doxorubicin in new ways could yield better results and lower heart ... Read More »

Vaping causes cancer, says study

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Battery-powered e-cigs have been widely promoted as a safer alternative to cigarettes because they do not burn tobacco - but scientists now warn the nicotine in them is far from harmless. The data, based on mouse experiments and experiments with human cells, suggests that nicotine itself might cause cancer , and that vaping carries a cancer risk. Read More »

WWE's Vince McMahon plans to start new pro football league again

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McMahon said the schedule, created to fill the seven-month gap without the National Football League, could begin as early as the end of January. For example, NBC broadcast an entire National Football League game this season using the SkyCam - a camera suspended from cables that allows the viewer to watch from the view of the quarterback - which was first used by the XFL. Read More »

In A First, Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys. Will Humans Be Next?

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Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience have officially cloned a [really cute] pair of long-tailed macaque monkeys , Reuters news reported on Wednesday. However, the researchers stressed that they have no intention of cloning humans . The two monkeys were part of a total of 79 different transfer attempts, which used different techniques. Read More »

Dr. Sanjay Gupta says Trump has heart disease, contradicting White House physician

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Jackson said Tuesday that there were no readings he was withholding. "He has incredibly good genes, and it's just the way God made him", Jackson said at one point, later joking that Trump could live a long, long time. Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the test, Jackson said. A copy of Trump's NY driver's licence obtained by Politico listed Trump's height as 6-foot-2, instead of 6-foot-3; the lower height would put Trump over the obesity threshold. Read More »

Mother of California 'house of horrors' from Princeton

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The family had lived in Perris since 2014, and police officers had never been to the residence previously for any reason, Captain Fellows said. And yet, some of the children of David and Louise Turpin hatched an escape plan. Now, people all over the world are wondering what will happen to the children, and what the future holds for them. "They didn't talk to us or socialize", said Ricky Vinyard. Read More »

Sushi lover pulled 5-foot tapeworm from intestines

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The man said that he was on the toilet when the worm began crawling out of him, and he thought he was dying. It starts moving. A worm. "I eat raw salmon nearly every day". Apparently, the tapeworm came " wiggling out" of his body and moved in his hand. A quick online search found there has been a well-documented outbreak of Japanese tapeworms in Pacific-caught salmon. Read More »

Cyrille Regis: Pioneering black British footballer dies

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He scored 112 times in 297 appearances for West Brom before moving to Coventry in 1984. Born in French Guiana but raised in London, Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in the United Kingdom as part of the exciting West Bromwich Albion side of the late 1970s that he, as centre-forward, spearheaded alongside fellow black team-mates Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson . Read More »

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

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The word "atypical" is being used to describe this year's flu season. One person has died and there has already been more than 176 confirmed cases of influenza in Marin County during the current outbreak of the disease, according to the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. Read More »

E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected

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But the agency says there have been no reports of illness since December 12. Canada pointed to romaine lettuce as the source of its outbreak. Investigators identified romaine lettuce as the source of the E. Illness onsets among reported cases occurred in late Nov & early Dec, so the source of these cases likely is no longer on the market. Neither the CDC nor Canadian health officials have provided any information on where the romaine lettuce potentially involved in the illnesses was grown ... Read More »

GoPro is putting itself up for sale

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Instead, the action camera maker confirmed it's ending Karma production and will cut almost 300 jobs, or more than 20% of its global workforce. In addition to grounding their drones , GoPro also announced that they would be cutting their current 1,254 strong workforce to less than 1,000. Read More »

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices decline 6 cents

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have declined by about 6 cents per gallon in the past week. The Detroit-area's average decreased about 3 cents to $2.64 per gallon. Meanwhile, gasoline demand, measured by the Energy Information Administration, has dropped significantly, contributing to a strong build in fuel availability. Read More »

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather

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Severe winter weather has had a major impact, with more than 150 blood drives nationwide forced to cancel due to severe cold and snow. LifeShare is asking people to give blood in the coming days and weeks. As part of the Blood Systems Blood Services division, LifeShare is included in a multi-state network of blood centers, according to the release. "The Red Cross is doing everything we can to ensure blood products are available for hospital patients during these hard winter months, but we ... Read More »

Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

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Terry Blevins, who is part-owner of a marijuana distribution company in California , says his phone rang off the hook Thursday with people concerned about a crackdown. "I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the Attorney General lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation", Gardner tweeted Thursday. Read More »