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Heidi Todd's family releases statement following her return

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After confirming the driver was Thomas Lawton Evans, Jr., Chief Oliver got the 4-year-old out of the vehicle. Police say the man is Thomas Lawton Evans, 37, who was released from prison February 1 and had allegedly kidnapped the girl from Johns Island, SC. Read More »

Arvinder came on his own, left on his own: BJP

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I left painfully because of some differences caused by a communication gap. Lovely had the BJP in April, 2017. Since being elected in the Delhi Legislative Assembly in 1998, Lovely has never lost an election. "I welcome his decision ", he said. Earlier in the morning, Lovely met Congress president Rahul Gandhi at his residence. As far as Mr Lovely is concerned, he is a prominent Sikh and Punjabi face in the national capital and is expected to bolster Congress' prospects in the 20 ... Read More »

UKIP members vote to sack leader Henry Bolton

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A motion of no confidence was today passed against Bolton at a Birmingham general meeting by 867 to 500 votes. Party veteran Gerard Batten, a founder of Ukip, was announced as the interim leader, while a new leadership election will be held within 90 days. Read More »

NYC Chinatown celebrates year of the dog

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The Malaysian embassy in China issued 327,000 visas to Chinese tourists for Chinese New Year this year. Each year different animal is associated with the calendar and 2018 is the Year of the Dog , as it is the most loyal animal. 2018 is the Year of the Dog . A dog's most defining quality is his loyalty - he will never abandon their loved ones. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. Read More »

Nathan Chen on landing 6 quads: 'I had nothing to lose'

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He took the Pyeongchang plaudits with a combined score of 317.85 to give him a cushion of nearly 11 points over 19-year-old Uno (306.90), with Fernandez (305.24) just behind. Previously undefeated this season, he was 17th in a field of 30. The U.S. has never won an Olympic medal in the biathlon. It's so much bigger than that. Read More »

New antibiotic family found in soil

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They had speculated that this novel use of calcium was the key to the longevity of these antibiotics. In their study, published as a letter in the journal Nature Microbiology , the authors cautioned that it is only effective against one group of bacteria - the gram positives, which include MRSA . Read More »

Minnie Driver quits Oxfam after sex in crisis zone scandal

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Cafod (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) said that it had been "unaware" of the claims until contacted this week by the Times newspaper about the man, who reportedly applied to work for the charity in 2014. He said rumours of aid staff paying for sex in Chad in 2006 were "complete nonsense". She said she was horrified by the allegations. He did not name this person. Read More »

McDonald's Happy Meal menu bans cheeseburgers, chocolate milk

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By 2022, cheeseburgers won't be part of the menu for the kids' meals, although parents can still ask for them. McDonald's has made many tweaks over the years, including cutting the size of its fries and adding fruit. However, McDonald's said global restaurants must change their menus so that at least half of the Happy Meal options available meet its new nutritional guidelines. Read More »

Provisions to take during flu season

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The overall hospitalization rate for this year's season so far is 59.9 per 100,000 population from October 1, 2017, through February 3, 2018, according to the CDC . This year, middle-aged people are being stricken at almost twice the rate seen in 2014-2015, although health officials aren't sure why. If untreated, complications can arise from the flu such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and ear infections. Read More »

Flu Season On Pace To Reach Highest Number Of Hospitalizations

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This compares to 110 deaths in 2016-2017, 93 in 2015-2016 and 148 in 2014-2015. The levels of influenza-like illnesses across the country are approaching the levels of the 2009 swine flu pandemic that made so many sick, said Dr. What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold? Common symptoms include fever, body aches, fatigue, coughing, and sore throat. "If you have asthma or other lung diseases, you are at higher risk of developing complications from the flu". Read More »

Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma Will Stop Marketing the Drug to US Doctors

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In a surprise move, Purdue Pharma , the manufacturer of the opiate painkiller OxyContin, has said that it will reduce its direct sales force and stop the direct marketing of opiates to doctors. The restructuring comes amid lawsuits filed by Ohio, Alabama and Washington attorneys general who allege Purdue has exacerbated the opioid drug addiction crisis through its sale and marketing of OxyContin. Read More »

Status yellow snow-ice warning issued for entire country

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Tomorrow morning will start off frosty, but otherwise the day should be bright and cold with wintry showers becoming more isolated and many places having long dry periods. Travel disruptions are expected, including delays in bus and train services and road closures. It will however be less cold on Saturday but with spells of wet and windy weather. Read More »

Scientists Grow Human Eggs Ready To Be Fertilized

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Additionally, the researchers say insights into the development of human eggs at various stages provided by the study could help research into other infertility treatments. "We also hope to find out, subject to regulatory approval, whether they can be fertilised". And the eggs have not been fertilised, so it is uncertain how viable they are. Read More »

Flu outbreak has killed at least 63 children: CDC officials

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Flu infection rates are rising higher than those in any year since 2009, when the swine flu pandemic hit the country, according to the CDC . Health officials have said this year's vaccine targets the flu viruses that are now making people sick, including the swine flu virus that has become a regular winter threat. Read More »

Televangelist Suggests Christians Do Not Need the Flu Shot

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Copeland, a former adviser to the Donald Trump presidential campaign, has publicly discouraged people from receiving flu shots , telling them instead to "inoculate yourself with the word of God". Copeland's remarks come after more than 70 people have died from the flu this season, and that's just in North Texas, according to the Dallas News . Read More »

Pharmac to widen access to HIV drug

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Publix tweeted, "We are working with our pharmacy benefits manager to implement this change as quickly as possible". Publix appreciates the concerns shared by our associates and customers. Publix denied coverage of Truvada which has been approved for use as PrEP . HIV cases in Florida have been on the rise since 2012 , according to the state's Department of Health . Read More »

FDA Analysis Shows Kratom Not "Just a Plant"

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Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa , is a plant in the coffee family that's native to Southeast Asia. Gottlieb added, "Kratom should not be used to treat medical conditions, nor should it be used as an alternative to prescription opioids". But those deaths are not as simple as they may seem. Depending on who you ask, kratom is either a wonder drug that can safely treat opioid addiction and pain relief, or a significant threat to public health. Read More »

A hot cuppa increases risk of oesophageal cancer, study finds

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Although the exact mechanism is not known, research has suggested that frequently consuming scalding liquids may result in long-term injury to the cells lining the oesophagus, said Jun Lv, an epidemiologist at Peking University in China . And the chance of getting cancer by people who did all three went up five fold. In a 2016 review in The Lancet Oncology , drinking beverages this hot was classified as "probably carcinogenic to humans". Read More »

North Korea Made $200M Off Banned Coal Exports

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Multiple sanctions dating back to 2006 have tried to choke off funding for the nuclear and missile programs. But the report, which was submitted to the UN Security Council, said the North "continued to export nearly all the commodities prohibited in the resolutions... Read More »

Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional — LAPD

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He said the sobbing girl told him: "I didn't mean to". According to reports, the gun is believed to have been in a backpack and accidentally went off when the girl dropped the bag. Officers could be seen leading a handcuffed girl to a waiting squad vehicle in news footage shot from a helicopter. The Police recovered a semiautomatic gun from the scene. Read More »

CHAN 2018 final: Morocco, Nigeria began February 4 assemblage

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The Super Eagles set up a date with the hosts after a hard fought semi-final against Sudan on Wednesday night. Morocco broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when substitute Zakaria Hadraf's cross was met by El Kaabi to guide his header home and register his seventh goal of the tournament. Read More »

Wear red Friday for heart disease awareness

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For more information, visit WacoGoRed.heart.org or https://www.facebook.com/ahaheartoftexas/ . However, there is good news! The American Heart Association reached out to the OptumCare community centers, which provide medical care and various classes in the Valley, to welcome them to participate in the campaign. Read More »

Nutritionist claims pizza is a better breakfast than cereal

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Not only that, she went on to explain that pizza is also a better source of protein, and will keep us fuller for longer and leads to increased satisfaction over the morning period. Meanwhile, a large, hand-tossed slice of cheese pizza from Pizza Hut would set you back only 290 calories and 11 grams of fat but at the same time it can bolster your day with 13 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, according to the chain's website . Read More »

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief who bought tobacco stock resigns

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Fitzgerald had been in the job since July. Fitzgerald was already under criticism for her slow process in divesting from other financial conflicts of interest. She also helped reduce wait times for a program that provides lifesaving medications to thousands of uninsured Georgians with HIV or AIDS. Previously, Fitzgerald had served as the director of the Georgia Division of Public Health. Read More »