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More flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

More flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

Five people this season, all adults, and two aged 81 and 98, died of seasonal flu complications in Dallas County, Texas, the county's health services office said on Thursday. "There's a lot of confusing information being provided from multiple news sources that the flu shot has been only 10 percent effective", says. If someone does get the flu after having received the vaccine , it will be shorter and less severe in most cases, he said. Read More

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Flu widespread in NY; Officials urge New Yorkers to get flu shots

Flu widespread in NY; Officials urge New Yorkers to get flu shots

Four people in the state have died this flu season, with the Tulsa County flu fatality reported in the past week. The latest data is from the week ending in December 2nd, though new data is expected out soon. Australia had not only record high numbers of flu cases, hospitalizations and deaths, but also a flu shot that doesn't seem to be a good match for the predominant strains. Read More

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Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected

Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected

Abdullahi, who got fielded in the match, ought to have served the automatic one-match suspension as a result of receiving a caution in two separate matches of the same competition. Also, on the Group B qualification log, there is an insignificant change as Algeria still maintain their position at the base of the log, but now with four points, and Gernot Rohr's men are unshaken at the summit, but with 13 points, five better than then-close contender Zambia. Read More

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Smokers Find Help Through Group Support Counseling

Smokers Find Help Through Group Support Counseling

According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 160,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by smoking. The American Cancer Society is hoping to help some 36 million people quit smoking Thursday. The group includes representatives from across the campus community, and the policy it develops will target cigarettes, cigars and all smokeless tobacco products. Read More

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Millions more of Americans may now have high blood pressure

Millions more of Americans may now have high blood pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology just lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80 millimeters of mercury, and now 46% of Americans - up from 32% - fall in the danger zone. There are no obvious symptoms, which is why it is often called, "the silent killer ". "Saying, 'Hey maybe you should get a blood pressure cuff at home and start monitoring that blood pressure and bring in those numbers for us to review together at your next visit'". Read More

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Foden and Brewster scoop Under-17 World Cup awards

Foden and Brewster scoop Under-17 World Cup awards

England took that momentum into the second half and were back level on 58 minutes when Gibbs-White found space in the box and thundered Sessegnon's cutback into the net. In the first half, Spain lead 2-1 against England . "Sometimes they get a tough stick with too much too soon and attitude". "This trophy is a dedication to the good work done we have done in England , the developmental academies the dedicated work being put at the Football Association". Read More

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Breast cancer linked to bacteria

Breast cancer linked to bacteria

A team at the Cleveland Clinic found differences in the types and amounts of bacteria between cancerous and non-cancerous breast tissue. The study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk . Read More

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Trump Launches 'Stand for the National Anthem' Petition

Trump Launches 'Stand for the National Anthem' Petition

On Tuesday, amid controversies surrounding NFL players' right to protest, NFL owner Roger Goodell said the league will not require players to stand during the national anthem . "It's also an important part of our game, that we all take great pride in". "We did not ask for that", Goodell said. Trump set off a wave of protest across the National Football League after he called for players who kneel to be fired, saying owners should "get that son of a b***h off the field" during a ... Read More

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6 killed in suspected cylinder blast in Bengaluru

6 killed in suspected cylinder blast in Bengaluru

Two more persons are feared trapped inside the debris. Tragic Incident took place in Banglore, A gas cylinder explosion in house to caused the walls of the building to collapse. As per a TOI report, the victims were identified as Sharavana, his eight-month-pregnant wife Ashwini, Kalavathi, Ravichandran, Hariprasad and Pavan Kalyan. Read More

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Trump Discusses 'Range of Options' to Respond to North Korean Aggression

Trump Discusses 'Range of Options' to Respond to North Korean Aggression

The information, that included wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea, was from the country's defence ministry, according to Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker. Documents including wartime contingency plans put together with the USA were stolen from South Korea's defence ministry. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un exchanged heated rhetoric in recent weeks. Read More

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Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor over Maria response

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor over Maria response

The president also hashtagged his tweets with #PRStrong and a Puerto Rican . Marta Sostre Vazquez wades into the San Lorenzo Morovis River with her family in Morovis, Puerto Rico on Wednesday. "As tone deaf as George Bush's response to Katrina was", Mr. Himes said , "I don't think he would have attacked the mayor from the comfort of a luxury golf club". Read More

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Bale likely to miss Espanyol clash

Bale likely to miss Espanyol clash

Bale limped off with a calf strain after scoring and providing an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Victory on Sunday means Real have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season, and while that may have seemed minor in recent years, every win will be cherished given the team's current standing. Read More

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Saudi ladies celebrate right to drive

Saudi ladies celebrate right to drive

She believes this new law, that will take effect June 2018, is empowering for all women, including in our state. "The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for men and women alike", the Saudi Press Agency said. Read More

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Madrid has mishandled Catalan independence vote, European Union warns

Madrid has mishandled Catalan independence vote, European Union warns

President Trump said Tuesday that the United States opposes an independence drive in the Spanish region of Catalonia , telling reporters that such secession would be "foolish". This has sparked protests in Barcelona and other cities. "These articles have been violated by the order sent to Spanish telecommunications operators to cut access to web pages that inform about the referendum on self-determination, as well as those internet domains that are publicized or published to the social ... Read More

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CVS limiting opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

CVS limiting opioid prescriptions to 7-day supply

Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. "Everyone has a role to play in addressing the opioid epidemic, and CVS Health is showing how the private sector can help", said Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy. Doctors can ask for exemptions for certain patients, CVS said, and employers and insurers can opt out of the program. Increasingly, heroin and the illicit use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl are responsible for fatal opioid overdoses, but many cases of ... Read More

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Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley, Swaraj, Gadkari meet at Rajnath Singh's residence

Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley, Swaraj, Gadkari meet at Rajnath Singh's residence

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD (U) which had joined NDA after walking out of "Mahagathbandhan" might get two berths in the new Cabinet. A reshuffle in the cabinet has been due for months now. Modi, in reshaping his cabinet, is likely to factor in key legislative assembly elections in several states including Karnataka, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to be held by next year. Read More

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BJP indulged in 'corrupt practises': Congress on Goa loss

BJP indulged in 'corrupt practises': Congress on Goa loss

Counting of votes in four assembly constituencies - Bawana in Delhi, Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, Valpoi and Panaji in Goa got underway on Monday morning. The by-election was held because Ved Prakash had to resign as a legislator after shifting to the BJP. Hindustan Times today reported a BJP insider as saying that there was an internal bickering in the party, which resulted in the loss. Read More

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President Trump Set to Speak in Springfield

President Trump Set to Speak in Springfield

It could be a tough sell for the president as he fights with saturation coverage of Hurricane Harvey and as Democrats prepare to frame Trump's approach as a giveaway to corporate fat cats and the nation's richest taxpayers. "Dem C.M.is opposed to big tax cuts", he posted . White House officials said that the president wanted to strike a serious tone and highlight a manufacturing business, rather than hold a large campaign-style rally. Read More

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Hope and Brathwaite shine again as Windies scent victory

Hope and Brathwaite shine again as Windies scent victory

Stuart Broad had a hand in both wickets to fall on the final morning at Headingley - literally in the case of a freakish run out of Kyle Hope - but Kraigg Brathwaite escaped two dropped catches to continue his outstanding match. Watch live coverage of the third Test between England and Windies on Sky Sports Cricket with over-by-over commentary and in-play video clips on our live match day blog, available across Sky Sports digital platforms, from 10am on Thursday 7th September. Read More

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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following the long-term use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene purposes may be eligible to file their own talcum powder lawsuit . Cramer worked as a paid consultant for the plaintiff's lawyers in a St. Louis case that resulted in a $72 million verdict against J&J . The study went on to say, "In 2006, a meta-analysis of 21 studies reported an approximately 35 percent increase in risk with genital exposure to talc and an earlier ... Read More

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Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

Lagos-based Vanguard newspaper, quoting local sources, however reported that at least 27 persons were killed and while 83 were wounded in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday. Last month, an oil prospecting team was captured by al Barnawi's group. Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million people in its attacks since 2009. Read More

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Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

Moscow Mule Copper Mug May Cause Food Poisoning

As reported by Newser , the popularity of Moscow Mule drinks served in copper mugs might not be a good thing due to a chemical reaction that can occur in certain copper mugs. Copper is commonly used for kitchenware like pots and pans, but it can be unsafe. High concentrations of copper are poisonous and have caused foodborne illness. Read More

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Amazon buys Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett

Amazon buys Lucille Ball biopic starring Cate Blanchett

Blanchett is yet to sign on the dotted line, but the U.S. trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says the 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress is close. Still, Lucy and Desi starred in on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time and their production company, Desilu Productions, is responsible for the original " Star Trek " series and the " Mission: Impossible " TV show. Read More

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