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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 »

Russian Jet Buzzes US Military Plane over Black Sea

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A military aircraft engaged "in an unsafe interaction" with a U.S. Navy surveillance plane in global airspace, the U.S. State Department said . The incident took place in global airspace over the Black Sea, where both aircraft are permitted. Read More »

Supporters launch Obasanjo's Coalition Movement without him

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Have you read Trendiee Today? He emphasized that the movement is not a third force, but a pressure group for all Nigerians irrespective of political interest or affiliations. He said that the movement would provide equal platform for all Nigerians, especially women and youths. Last time, we asked, prayed and worked for change and God granted our request. Read More »

Fujifilm gains control of Xerox to form $18B company

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According to Fujifilm , the staff cuts, along with other restructuring measures, will allow Fuji Xerox to save about 50 billion yen ($455 billion). "Xerox shareholders will receive a $2.5 billion special cash dividend, or approximately $9.80 per share, funded from the combined company's balance sheet, and own 49.9 percent of the combined company at closing", the companies said in a statement. Read More »

Walking Barefoot On The Beach May Leave You With Deformed Feet

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The majority of the symptoms began when they left Punta Cana. "We want to make it known to more doctors what it is, what to look for and stuff because it took us a few trips to the hospital to find out what it was", Zytner said. According to Zytner, the couple's request for the drugs was initially denied, but they eventually got them from a local physician who was dual certified in Canada and the US. Read More »

Two more Tulare County women die from flu

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Like then, the predominant strain is the H3N2 virus. If you have more than one bathroom, have the sick person use one and well people use the other. There's some evidence to suggest that our "imprinting" isn't as strong when it's done this way through a vaccine, but it is broader coverage against future flus than the protection from a single strain after being sick. Read More »

Cleveland Indians Will Remove 'Chief Wahoo' From Uniforms In 2019

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Sundance, a member of the Muskogee Creek nation and the executive director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement, has been a longstanding critic of Chief Wahoo . Though the Indians are finally putting an end to this logo controversy, there are still a handful of other team names and logos that have been met with criticism. Read More »

Flu Season Death Rate At Epidemic Level — CDC

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This virus really doesn't look that different from what we saw past year", said Richard Webby, a flu researcher at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. And not only for their own benefit, or even their families. One measure is how many people seek medical care. When they're home sick in bed, it can negatively impact their businesses. Read More »

Trump's quasi-apology for retweeting anti-Muslim videos is anything but

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Asked if he regretted retweeting the anti-Muslim videos, Trump told the British journalist: "It was done because I am a big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror". "Well, they are, but I didn't do it. I know nothing about them so I wouldn't be doing that", Trump replied. "I am here today to represent the interests of the American people, and to affirm America's friendship and partnership in building a better world", Trump told about 1,600 people at the forum, according to The ... Read More »

Apple details the energy use of its always-on HomePod speaker

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Siri does also have some neat musical tricks, patiently answering questions about what album's playing, when the song was released, and even broader ones like "who's playing at the Brit Awards this week?' Like Spotify's Discover Weekly, your 'New Music Mix" will be tweaked according to what you play and the songs you tell Siri you like. Read More »

Alabama inmate's execution off for night

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The inmate argues his mental incapacitation shields him from execution, and that he was unconstitutionally sentenced to death by a judge instead of a jury. The stay came about 30 minutes before Madison was scheduled to receive a lethal injection. Attorneys had argued that stroke-induced dementia had left Madison unable to remember killing the officer or understand his looming execution. Read More »

Gronkowski listed as DNP with concussion

The Patriots had no further update with the Super Bowl a little over a week away. Rob Gronkowski was listed as out on a hypothetical status report for this Sunday, if the team were to play (which they will not). With the Super Bowl against the Eagles not taking place until February 4, Gronkowski still has more than a week to clear the NFL's concussion protocol and shed his current designation. Read More »

Apple Expands Its Fleet of Self-Driving Cars In California

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Since then, it has acquired an additional 24 Lexus SUVs, according to the DMV, two in July, seven in October, two in November, six in December, and seven in January. The report specifically notes that Apple has now registered 27 vehicles for autonomous testing as the company reportedly remains focused on keeping pace with the work being done by companies like Waymo and Tesla. Read More »