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With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's

With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's Dr. Wilma Wooten, the San Diego County's public health officer, said the record number of deaths could be due to the use of an electronic reporting system, which makes it easier for medical professionals to report and identify flu-related deaths. [Full Article...]

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM, hails 'major boost' to military power

India test-fires Agni-V ICBM, hails 'major boost' to military power The test-firing was done from the Abdul Kalam Island defence test facility off the Odisha coast at 0953 hours. The Agni-5 was last tested on December 26, 2016. India already has Agni-I (700 km range), Agni-II (2,000 km range), Agni-III (3,000-5,000 km range) and Agni-IV (3,500-4,000 km range) in its arsenal. [Full Article...]

Department of Health: Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths in El Paso

Department of Health: Two Additional Flu-Related Deaths in El Paso Jeffrey D. Howard. The health department goes into schools and gives out the vaccine for people who may not be able to make it into the clinic, Turner said. "Pneumonia is the most serious complication" of the flu and can be deadly, the Mayo Clinic says. Now, with the threat of more strains emerging, it might get even worse. [Full Article...]

Sandy Rios: Liberals In Hawaii May Have Orchestrated False Missile Alert

Sandy Rios: Liberals In Hawaii May Have Orchestrated False Missile Alert The false alarm came just days after Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency sent a mistaken warning of a North Korean missile attack to mobile phones across the state, triggering panic. Dispatchers received " more calls than they could handle" after a false alert of a missile attack was issued in Hawaii , according to officials. In the aftermath of the confusion, the agency said that two p... [Full Article...]

Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases A sneeze is a reflex action, the body's attempt to expel unwanted allergens from the upper respiratory passages. Dr Wanding Yang, author of the case study, further explained that the man had always tried to control his sneeze because it was unhygienic to sneeze when there are other people around. [Full Article...]

Wal-Mart Wants To Battle Opioid Abuse Crisis With New Disposal Service

Wal-Mart Wants To Battle Opioid Abuse Crisis With New Disposal Service According to the manufacturer, when Dispose-RX is added to a pill bottle with warm water, it separates the medication into a bio-degradable gel. It points out that 65% of people that abuse prescription opioids get them from their family or friends. [Full Article...]

SC storm still simmering, Attorney General now says issue unresolved

SC storm still simmering, Attorney General now says issue unresolved The collegium system of appointing judges has also been questioned by many in the media, who they think is creating much opaqueness about the working and appointment of the judges. "The full court met". Earlier in the day, Attorney General K K Venugopal expressed the crisis will be settled soon. The government heaved a sigh of relief as it need not intervene in the matter; its stand, too, had be... [Full Article...]

Giants Expected to Hire Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur As New Coach

Giants Expected to Hire Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur As New Coach A former undrafted free agent, the 29-year-old Keenum is going to want to cash in after signing a one-year, $2 million deal with the Vikings last offseason. Conceivably Shurmur could bring one of the three quarterback's he's worked with in Minnesota to NY to be the stopgap and mentor for a young quartergback. [Full Article...]

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come This type of strain has been known to be particularly severe according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Maine, the number of hospitalizations increased by 53 last week, with 10 new outbreaks, according to a January 9 update from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention . [Full Article...]

Surgeon burns initials into patients' organs

Surgeon burns initials into patients' organs He pled not guilty to more severe charges of assault causing bodily harm, and prosecutors accepted it. Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam coagulator, which seals bleeding blood vessels with an electric beam, to mark his initials on the organs. [Full Article...]

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo

United Nations report says Iran violated Yemen arms embargo Yemen's armed Houthi movement threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane if the Saudi-led coalition it is fighting keeps pushing toward the port of Hodeidah it controls, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported. In November, the coalition tightened the blockade after the Huthis fired a missile into Saudi Arabia that was intercepted near Riyadh's worldwide airport. [Full Article...]

CNN news host's emotional speech after Trump's alleged 's***hole' remarks

CNN news host's emotional speech after Trump's alleged 's***hole' remarks Trump on Thursday threw a wrench into an emerging bipartisan compromise on extending legal status for youthful immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. His comments drew a chorus of condemnation inside the United States and internationally, especially in Africa. The current immigration moment, he said, presents a "once in a generation opportunity " that can't be passed up. [Full Article...]

State Health Department reports surge in flu outbreaks

State Health Department reports surge in flu outbreaks Dr. Neelakanta also cleared up a common myth about the influenza virus and the vaccine . What are signs of the flu? Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat. People in close contact with high-risk groups, should get a flu shot to protect themselves and the people in their care. Vaccine effectiveness does vary for the different strains and ye... [Full Article...]

Myanmar Must Release Detained Reuters Journalists Wa Lone and Moe Aung Immediately

Myanmar Must Release Detained Reuters Journalists Wa Lone and Moe Aung Immediately They had worked on coverage of a crisis in the western state of Rakhine, where a military crackdown that followed militant attacks on security forces in August led to an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims to refugee camps in Bangladesh. [Full Article...]

Want to become fitter and eat better? Start sleeping more from today!

Want to become fitter and eat better? Start sleeping more from today! They also noticed that the participants who slept better, they reduced their intake of carbohydrates as well. However, the researchers admitted that further long term studies needed to be conducted to assess the link between sleep and the " risk of obesity or cardio-vascular disease". [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce is a bad choice right now, health agencies warn

Romaine lettuce is a bad choice right now, health agencies warn Nine of those people have been hospitalized, two of whom are suffering from a form of kidney failure, notes CNN , and there has been one death. " Leafy greens typically have a short shelf life, and since the last illness started a month ago, it is likely that contaminated leafy greens linked to this outbreak are no longer available for sale", the agency said. [Full Article...]

HP recalls laptop batteries worldwide over fire concerns

HP recalls laptop batteries worldwide over fire concerns The update puts the battery in "Battery Safety Mode", which forces the battery to discharge and cease charging again until the mode is disabled. They were also sold as accessories or provided as replacements through HP or an authorized HP Service Provider. [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Causes Severe Drop in Blood Donations During Critical Shortage

Winter Weather Causes Severe Drop in Blood Donations During Critical Shortage Well, that later date is now, and after an unbelievably cold and snowy start to 2018, the organization says it's experiencing a blood shortage. While all blood type donations are important, Grant said platelet and type "O" negative and "B" negative blood donations are critically needed right now. [Full Article...]

4-year-old boy dies from flu in Ohio

4-year-old boy dies from flu in Ohio Area hospitals say they're at or near capacity due to an influx of patients with the flu or flu-like illnesses, but that people who need care will still be seen. This is especially true for those most likely to suffer complications of the flu such as the elderly, chronically ill, and young children. The vaccine's effectiveness against those strains has been found to be closer to 50 to 60 percent, ... [Full Article...]

More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says

More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says Although it's unclear how long the smokers in the study took up the habit for, lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek, from Queen Mary University of London , said the new figures show how important it is to curb cigarette experimentation. [Full Article...]


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