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46 now dead in SC from flu

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However, it can lead to serious illness and death. "Because we are seeing more severe flu activity this season, it is especially important for these high-risk individuals to get vaccinated if they haven't already", Foo said. "Also, children must be fever-free, without medication for 24 hours before they can return to school". As some health facilities nationwide struggle to find beds, intravenous fluids and medication for those affected with the illness, those at Grand Strand Health claim ... Read More »

James Gunn & Hugh Jackman React To Oscar Nominations

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That makes "Logan" the first superhero movie to be nominated in that category ever . The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. Read More »

Rohingya crisis: U.S. negotiator quits advisory panel

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The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR said earlier "there are continued restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independent observers" in Myanmar. "He can not say whatever he wants to say". He was particularly critical of the advisory board's chairman, Surakiart Sathirathai, a Thai politician who, Mr. Read More »

If House Declassifies Nunes Memo, President Trump Will Call for Its Release

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He also brought up Democrats' pushback against the document, which they say is "misleading" and "distorts information". "The documents that supposedly inform these talking points are highly classified", said a statement they released. The memo has become a conservative rallying cry, with Republicans on Capitol Hill demanding that the documents be released. There would be a five-day waiting period for President Trump to object, but he is not expected to object. Read More »

HHS creates office to handle health workers' religious, moral complaints

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An Obama-era policy had been established which required health workers to treat all patients, regardless of their personal beliefs, particularly with regard to performing abortions . "The free exercise of religion seems to be misunderstood by some", said Lankford. "If there is any doubt about how morally repulsive, politically unpopular, and far-reaching the consequences of this rule will be, crafting it in secret behind closed doors and without public input says all you need to know". Read More »

7 ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police open fire at riot

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It will also require "a huge effort of reconciliation to allow it to take place properly", Guterres said. Tensions in Rakhine State have risen since a sweeping Myanmar army operation in August inflamed communal clashes where Muslims villages were attacked; it triggered an exodus of over 650,000 Rohingya to Bangladesh. Read More »

Kentucky falls to SC in Jared Vanderbilt's season debut, 76-68

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The Wildcats were in foul trouble all evening, committing 32 personal fouls. Kevin Knox hit UK's a three pointer of the game to keep the Cats' NCAA leading streak of 1031 straight games with a 3 made. Hamidou Diallo had perhaps the most miserable night of his United Kingdom career, scoring only five points on 1-for-5 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 shooting at the line. Read More »

Walmart can help you safely dispose of opioid medications

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Here are three things to know. According to the manufacturer, when Dispose-RX is added to a pill bottle with warm water, it separates the medication into a biodegradable gel. Walmart touted an endorsement of its move from Sen. And about one third of medications sold go unused, making them more readily available for abuse. Read More »

Boy dies of complications from the flu after visiting WNY

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Mallozzi's hockey team has issued a statement, reading, in part, "Nico was a great kid with a great smile and he will be missed greatly". Reed told the Stamford Advocate Mallozzi wasn't feeling well before the weekend but wanted to attend the tournament with his teammates. Read More »

Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officers Warn

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Pufferfish such as fugu are considered winter delicacies and often served by restaurants as sashimi or in a hotpot. Three of the five packets sold have so far been found and no one is believed to have been harmed, but concerns are growing over two packets that remain missing. Read More »

Rainbow-coloured dinosaur the size of a duck discovered in China

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The new species - called Caihong juji , Mandarin for "rainbow with the big crest" - is described in a study published by an worldwide team of scientists , including Chad Eliason, a postdoctoral researcher at The Field Museum. The dinosaur had a crest on its head, a long wing and tail feathers, but it couldn't fly. A comparative analysis of these melanosomes resulted in a close match with the iridescent, rainbow-patterned feathers found in hummingbirds. Read More »

Casino boat catches fire in Port Richey

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The boat was near shore when it was experiencing engine problems, Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio said. The boat was close enough to shore thatseveral passengers were able to wade back, the Tampa Bay Times reported . The captain saw flames from the engine room and turned the boat closer to shore so passengers could get to safety. "It was so windy and they were soaking wet", said Santangelo. Read More »

Vermont health officials say flu season could last several more months

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Influenza is now widespread in nearly every state across the country, and in Ohio, there were 1,750 flu-related hospitalizations in the first week of January, according to the Ohio Department of Health. In the US, people were ordered to wear masks, and schools, theaters and other public places were closed. "They have more patients who are admitted to those hospitals than they have beds in those hospitals". Read More »

Health officials warn of widespread flu cases

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He said the virus thrives in the winter months with people staying indoors, allowing it to spread. "H3N2 generally affects younger children and seniors", Dr. The most recent numbers for Iowa show 78 new cases of the flu confirmed by the State Hygienic Laboratory and six new outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Read More »

DeLauro pushes CDC director for answers on E. coli outbreak

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Officials in Canada point to romaine lettuce as the E. coli source. Which is why, although Canadian officials urged consumers to avoid romaine lettuce, US health authorities have not yet identified which type of "leafy greens" had led to the spread of the illness. Read More »

HP issues laptop recall over battery blaze fears

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However, please note that the "Battery Safety Mode" is only applicable to HP products affected by this recall. "HP is proactively notifying customers, and will provide replacement battery services for each verified, eligible battery, at no cost". Read More »

Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County

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Rodriguez said this year's strain has a much more H3N2 influenza than H1N1 influenza. Canada's flu shot was less effective than usual this year, said the National Post . H3N2-dominant flu seasons are associated with more severe illness, especially among children and older adults. OH does not have a flu shot shortage. KRMC saw 39 flu patients the week before Christmas, 78 the week after Christmas and 86 in the first week of the New Year, spokeswoman Teri Williams said. Read More »

This is how quickly cigarettes can hook you

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Peter Hajek, co-author of the research , from the Queen Mary University of London said that this shows prevention, providing fewer opportunities or reasons for young people to try a cigarette , is a good idea. On average, 60 percent of respondents admitted to having tried a cigarette . Considering the high conversion rate found across the surveys, the researchers conclude that at least some of the decline in smoking prevalence observed over the last 20 years could be attributed to a ... Read More »

I'd 'beat Oprah' in 2020 presidential match-up

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January 8, 2018. "And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "me too" again!" she said in the speech. Read More »

American Red Cross: Critical Need for Donors

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The cancelations resulted in over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. UB faculty and staff can help overcome a critical blood shortage due to the recent severe winter weather by taking part in Red Cross blood drives being held this month on the North and South campuses. Read More »

Three more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas

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Tan adds that while the current vaccine and the circulating flu strains may not be a flawless match, there are still a lot of protective benefits. "Our population is frail and many of them will not make it through an influenza outbreak", said Kellie Gallegly, Executive Director at Village at Sydney Creek. Read More »

Meet the U.S. twins born minutes apart but in two different years

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She weighed in at 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 16 inches long Mom and babies are doing fine and will join their three older sisters when they get home. But as fate would have it, at 7 pm on New Year's Eve, their mother Maria went into premature labour. The babies were said to have born healthy and hassle-free, with only the rarity of their birth timing. Read More »

Scientists work with candy manufacturer to save chocolate from extinction

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This will allow farmers to continue raising their crops without forcing them to look for new plots of land at higher elevations where the climate is more welcoming. "We're endeavoring to bet everything here", Barry Parkin, Mars' central supportability officer, revealed to Business Insider . Mars' decision to collaborate with UC Berkeley scientists is a part of this initiative. Read More »