• Health officials: 15 deaths, 'high level' of hospitalizations reported from flu
Health officials: 15 deaths, 'high level' of hospitalizations reported from flu

Experts try to predict each year which flu strains will be prevalent for the season, she said, but at times they get it wrong or the virus changes during the season. At the end of the flu season in 2014, a total of 2,399 flu cases were reported. The total number of flu cases in the state at the end of a year ago was at 71,469.

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  • With flu season around the corner, Health Officer warns of Influenza B
With flu season around the corner, Health Officer warns of Influenza B

Wednesday's announcement came after seven people died from the flu Tuesday, according to the county. You may also see these symptoms with a cold, but doctors said they are more flu related. Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older and are available to the Ashland County-City Health Department by calling 419-282...

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  • STEC O157 outbreak sickens 66 and kills two in USA and Canada
STEC O157 outbreak sickens 66 and kills two in USA and Canada

In Canada there are 42 victims across five provinces. Consumer Reports has not yet announced an end to it's warning. Two people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Industry, watchdog reactionsThe statements today spurred very different reactions from produce industry groups and consumer advocates. In the United Stat...

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  • Longbow Research Gives GoPro (GPRO) Lower Rating; Lear (LEA) Sentiment Is 0.92
Longbow Research Gives GoPro (GPRO) Lower Rating; Lear (LEA) Sentiment Is 0.92

GoPro has had a hard couple of years, as it faced intense competition and poor performance in the drone market. "GoPro is committed to turning our business around in 2018", Woodman said in a statement. GoPro also had to slash prices on its cameras to drive more sales, as it faced weak demand for its products during the holiday season. Its new ...

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  • Gas Prices Rise in Washington, Hold in Wenatchee
Gas Prices Rise in Washington, Hold in Wenatchee

One year ago, the price was $2.35. Both stations are now charging $4.02 for a gallon of regular gasoline, $4.37 for a gallon of premium or supreme and $4.43 a gallon for diesel. The first two months of the year are typically the times of year that gasoline demand is at its weakest, and with builds in gasoline stock anticipated next week, prices wil...

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

The cancelations resulted in over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. This comes after a slow November and December with "seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday schedules collectively contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed".

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  • Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown
Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young on Thursday ripped the U.S. Department of Justice over a shift toward tougher marijuana enforcement, calling the move a "direct violation of states' rights". The only time he's ever acknowledged marijuana was in May 2017, when he note (in a statement) that a spending bill he helped pass included a provision that preve...

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  • Tamil Nadu: Govt appeals transport employees to come back for work
Tamil Nadu: Govt appeals transport employees to come back for work

After the flash strike by the government transport employees began late on Thursday, a majority of commuters from the Fort City gave the buses a miss on Friday. Due to the ongoing strike, the bus services crippled totally in large parts of the state on Friday. Meanwhile, the Southern Railway, in an official release, said, "It is chose to operate ...

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  • Winning $450 million lottery ticket sold at Pasco County 7-Eleven
Winning $450 million lottery ticket sold at Pasco County 7-Eleven

Friday. Mega Millions would be the fourth largest jackpot in that game's history at $450 million if someone matches all six numbers on Friday night. A Florida resident is the sole lucky victor of the massive Mega Millions jackpot that was decided on Friday night. The Ohio Lottery's Marie Kilbane says the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions draw...

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"Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather

The sharp drop in pressure means the storm is strengthening. It will be most intense over the open ocean near New England, but when it's gone the cold air behind it will flood south. Due to weather conditions, some airlines are allowing passengers to rebook flights without paying a cancellation fee -including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines...

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  • Nikki Haley: We must not let Syrian horrors to happen in Iran
Nikki Haley: We must not let Syrian horrors to happen in Iran

Security Council meeting on Friday that the United States had abused its power as a permanent member of the Council by calling for a meeting on the turmoil in Iran, in which at least 22 people have been killed and over 1,000 arrested. Majority emphasized the need to fully implement the JCPOA and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of ot...

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  • Jon Gruden has hilarious response to question about Raiders HC job
Jon Gruden has hilarious response to question about Raiders HC job

Gruden still has one broadcast to do for ESPN's coverage of Wild Card weekend, but after that it's expected that he'll be named the Raiders' new coach. Jack Del Rio announced his own firing just moments after the Raiders lost their final game of 2017 to finish at 6-10, and it seems clear owner Mark Davis is hell bent on getting Gruden back.

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  • Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations
Maine Officials Warn Of Sharp Uptick In Flu Hospitalizations

Siiri Bennett says the dominant strain this year - influenza A - is particularly virulent. Professor John Oxford is one of the UK's top experts on influenza and the scientific director for Oxford Media Medicine. That means flu has spread among patients and staff shutting down an entire floor to new admissions. UFC fighter Conor McGregor has...

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  • Hollywood women launch #TimesUp campaign to end sexual harassment
Hollywood women launch #TimesUp campaign to end sexual harassment

The powerful women of Hollywood are fighting back against sexual harassment and abuse - not only in the entertainment industry rocked by misconduct sandals previous year, but also in workplaces across the country. The organisation arose from informal gatherings of women talent agents in Los Angeles who starting meeting after the issue of sexu...

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  • Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled
Thick Fog engulfs Delhi-NCR, many trains and flights cancelled

RK Jenamani, Director, IMD, Delhi area and IGI airport has been quoted by PTI as saying, "Runway visibility since 5.30 am has been between 50-75 metres". Take-offs from the IGI Airport require a minimum visibility range of 125 metres. "Dense fog at @Delhi_Airport today #CATIIIB Glad we could land @airindiain AI142 Before time", tweeted Air Indi...

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  • North Korea will not get rid of its nuclear weapons
North Korea will not get rid of its nuclear weapons

As 2018 beckons, the question now is whether the North will conduct more tests until it can confidently deploy its new long-range missile, and whether it will detonate a nuclear weapon over the Pacific to demonstrate once and for all its capabilities.

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  • United Blood Services donations drop as temperatures plummet
United Blood Services donations drop as temperatures plummet

Officials say the holiday season is often a slower time for blood donations with travel, family activities and changes in routines posing challenges to blood collections, especially the last half of December into the new year. A part-time student at the University of Alberta, Valdez said he walked by the clinic at 8249 114th St. and saw a sign urgi...

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  • Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?
Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?

Starting out 2017, Pennsylvania peaked at almost 8,000 cases in the state. Twenty-five of the confirmed cases in DE stem from the influenza A (H3N2) strain, which officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say has so far been the predominant virus in the USA this season.

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  • New study reveals more pregnant women are using marijuana
New study reveals more pregnant women are using marijuana

A growing number of pregnant women are using marijuana, and the habit is expanding fastest among teens and young adults, a US study suggests. The research published Tuesday involved only certain women in California , according to CNN .

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  • United Kingdom queen laments terror attacks in Christmas message
United Kingdom queen laments terror attacks in Christmas message

London suffered two deadly attacks, while 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing. "We think of our homes of places of warmth, familiarity and love, of shared stories and memories which is perhaps why at this time of year so many return to where they grew up", she said.

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  • Pathankot mastermind caught on cam; Pakistan's sham humanity on Kulbhushan exposed
Pathankot mastermind caught on cam; Pakistan's sham humanity on Kulbhushan exposed

Subramanian Swamy, speaking to CNN-News18, said Pakistan should have allowed one-on-one contact to Jadhav's family and the meeting should have been private. The 47-year-old was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the ICJ in May.

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  • Damian Green resigns from Cabinet position
Damian Green resigns from Cabinet position

The pornography was found on his office computer during a police investigation of government leaks. "I apologise that my statements were misleading on this point". "But clearly he did something that was a breach of the ministerial code and that's why Theresa May took the very hard decision that she did". Mr Green, who campaigned for Remain in l...

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  • Virat-Anushka: From fairytale wedding to royal reception
Virat-Anushka: From fairytale wedding to royal reception

Among the dignitaries who graced the ocassion was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who received a personal invitation from the couple a day prior to the reception. At the Delhi reception, Virat looked dapper in a bandhgala sherwani with a printed shawl whereas Anushka wore a red Benarasi saree with heavy statement jewellery and sindoor.

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  • K-pop stars carry Jonghyun's coffin at funeral
K-pop stars carry Jonghyun's coffin at funeral

Chicago has issued an apology after it confused Jonghyun - the deceased member of popular K Pop band SHINee - with BTS' Kim Namjoon, also known as RM. Kim's death sent shockwaves across the lucrative yet ultra-competitive K-pop industry, where stars bemoan a lack of privacy, online bullying and relentless public pressure to maintain a whole...

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  • Kids Are Counting on Congress to Protect Their Health
Kids Are Counting on Congress to Protect Their Health

I am appalled by the Congressional Republican leadership's misplaced priority in pushing thru the Deficit swelling $ 1.4 Trillon Tax Cut bill and not renewing in time, an important program that insures Children - who are the future of our great nation.

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  • Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks
Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that 12 states are experiencing widespread flu activity, up from 7 states the previous week . Vaccines are available at doctor's offices, pharmacies, and local health departments. As I said, I didn't give it all that much thought in the past since it seems to be one...

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  • Ohio Health Department Raises Flu Activity Level To 'Widespread'
Ohio Health Department Raises Flu Activity Level To 'Widespread'

To reach this conclusion, the association reviewed dozens of studies involving thousands of patients with egg allergies who have received a flu shot and did not have allergic reactions - including hundreds with life-threatening egg allergy.

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  • Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year
Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year

Up to 650,000 deaths a year are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza , the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates - that's an increase of up to 30 per cent from a decade ago. "Although the flu numbers from Australia are concerning and bear watching, the implications for the USA are not known at this point". Her adv...

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  • Shashi Kapoor funeral : Bollywood celebrities bids adieu to the evergreen actor
Shashi Kapoor funeral : Bollywood celebrities bids adieu to the evergreen actor

It's poor when it would have taken them seconds to verify. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor's demise on Monday is being grieved by all Bollywood fans in India as well as outside the country. The BBC News at Ten editor Paul Royall has since apologised for the mistake. "He wrote: "['News At 10'] is is very sorry wrong images were used to mark the ...

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  • Expect a Bad Flu Season
Expect a Bad Flu Season

Flu is a contagious, viral illness that causes mild to severe symptoms that, in rare cases, can lead to death. Experts say that 24 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 135.

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  • New study indicates cheese is good for you
New study indicates cheese is good for you

The analysis revealed that people who regularly consumed cheese were up to 18 percent less likely to develop CVD, up to 14 percent less likely to develop CHD, and up to 10 percent less likely to have a stroke, compared with those who had a low cheese intake .

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  • Florida State will name Oregon's Willie Taggart as next head coach
Florida State will name Oregon's Willie Taggart as next head coach

I can confirm that Willie Taggart is leaving to be the next coach at Florida State . " He said coaching this team is his dream job". "Do Something" became his tagline for his first season with the Ducks. While the 41-year-old has a mere 47-50 career record in FBS, it doesn't quite show the job he has done to improve teams from where they were...

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  • Yemen rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh seeks dialogue amid escalating violence
Yemen rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh seeks dialogue amid escalating violence

Saleh urged an end to "militia rule on Yemeni land", adding that Houthis had continued their "provactive acts against Yemeni citizens". The Houthi allied themselves with the forces loyal to Saleh and have fought a devastating war against forces loyal to Hadi and his foreign backers.

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  • War criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in court
War criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in court

Tribunal spokesman Nenad Golcevski, when asked by AP if he could confirm the death, said: "I have no information to share at this point". Judge Carmel Agius, who had urged the defendant to sit down, put a halt to the hearing as calls were made for an ambulance.

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  • Watford v Manchester United
Watford v Manchester United

Watford have no fresh injuries for the visit of Manchester United . His stock only grew at the weekend as Watford made the trip to the North East to take on Newcastle United , and they certainly humbled The Magpies with goals from Will Hughes, Andre Gray and an own goal from DeAndre Yedlin secured the resounding 3-0 victory at St Jame...

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  • United Nations aid workers return to Yemen on first flight to Sanaa
United Nations aid workers return to Yemen on first flight to Sanaa

The coalition has given clearance for U.N. flights in and out of Sanaa from Amman on Saturday, involving the regular rotation of aid workers, said Jens Laerke, spokesman of the U.N. "After more than two weeks of blockade of these ports, there are various kinds of supplies essential for fighting starvation, for fighting cholera and other types of hu...

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  • CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence
CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

Finally, as we prepare for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, we must continue to challenge deep-rooted attitudes and behaviours that grow from misogyny and other forms of hate-motivated discrimination that lead to violence against women.

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  • Red wine makes you feel relaxed, spirits sensual
Red wine makes you feel relaxed, spirits sensual

One in four wine drinkers said they felt sexier after having a couple of glasses. "Generally, men have a greater involvement in violence than women, and so it is not surprising that drinking alcohol exposes some of this underlying difference in behaviors".

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  • Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemen's air and seaports within next 24 hours
Saudi Arabia to reopen Yemen's air and seaports within next 24 hours

Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting, which pitches a coalition led by Riyadh in support of the internationally-recognised government of Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. On Monday, Saudi Arabia's United Nations ambassador said the coalition would take steps to ease the blockade but would not reopen a key rebel-held port to...

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  • Top Story: Trump's HHS Pick Alex Azar Fits Right In
Top Story: Trump's HHS Pick Alex Azar Fits Right In

Azar admirers say his industry experience should be considered an asset, not a liability. Azar, 50, a lawyer by training, has spent most of the last 10 years with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, rising to president of its key usa affiliate before leaving in January to start his own consulting firm.

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