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She says get the flu vaccine. There are as many as 56,000 deaths connected to the flu during a bad year. The CDC said there are several strains of flu making people sick this winter. "I can walk in the room and can tell immediately if they have the flu, because they look so ill", he said. "I wash my hands at every chance I get!", says Ryan McCann, senior at Wake Tech Community College.
  • What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive

    What's next for 13 siblings allegedly starved, held captive

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    David Turpin was also charged with a lewd act on a child by force or fear of duress. The Turpins' children were rescued by police on Sunday after the couple's 17-year-old daughter escaped through a window and called police saying her siblings were being chained up inside the home.
  • 5-foot tapeworm wiggles out of California man after eating sushi

    5-foot tapeworm wiggles out of California man after eating sushi

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    Kenny Banh in the January 8 episode of " This Won't Hurt A Bit ", a podcast that discusses unusual health cases with medical experts, NPR reports . The California resident said he won't be eating salmon anytime soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control , salmon from Alaska and Asian Pacific coasts can carry tapeworm larvae, which is becoming a bigger problem as eating raw fish becomes more popular worldwide.
  • Upcoming flu restrictions at St. Peter's Health

    Upcoming flu restrictions at St. Peter's Health

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    Seven children died from the flu last week, bringing the total pediatric flu deaths reported to the CDC this season up to 20. Levine says it's measured by which percentage of patients are at the doctors with flu like symptoms. In Arizona, there are more than 11,000 confirmed flu cases. and likely thousands of others that are not confirmed. "A flu vaccine may not bulletproof you", Safranek said .
  • USA issues 'Level 2 travel advisory to India' for its citizens

    USA issues 'Level 2 travel advisory to India' for its citizens

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    US Department of States issuing a new travel advisory warned that Americans should be careful and avoid traveling to Pakistan due to the apprehensions of possible terrorist attacks . Level three countries include Russian Federation, due to civil unrest in certain areas, and Venezuela, due to crime and a limited ability of the USA to provide assistance to citizens.
  • Hold the Romaine Lettuce

    Hold the Romaine Lettuce

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    An FDA spokesperson later confirmed this position to Consumer Reports: "This work is ongoing". In the United States, a total of 24 STEC O157:H7 infections have been reported from California (4), CT (2), IL (1), IN (2), Maryland (3), MI (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (1), NY (1), OH (1), Pennsylvania (2), Vermont (1), Virginia (1), and Washington (1).
  • GoPro (GPRO) Given

    GoPro (GPRO) Given "Sell" Rating at Dougherty & Co

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    Following intense competition and low-profit margins, the company is finding it incredibly hard to make its drone business sustainable. "GoPro is committed to turning our business around in 2018", Woodman said alongside the news about the end of Karma .
  • AAA: Gas prices up in RI, Mass. due to cold weather

    AAA: Gas prices up in RI, Mass. due to cold weather

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    Gas prices were up across the Northeast, AAA said. According to AAA, the first part of a new year is traditionally strong for oil prices. It is not clear whether or not these price hikes have anything to do with the increase to the liquid fuel tax.
  • Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross

    Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross

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    Severe winter weather with snow storms and frigid temperatures has had a tremendous impact on blood donations . "We hope new donors will consider making a donation during this time of need as well". "We encourage everyone who can safely come out and donate to do so", said Debbie Bonzak, executive director for LifeShare Community Blood Services in the release.
  • Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

    Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

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    The state's former "marijuana czar", Andrew Freedman, said Sessions' only point was to create confusion but that the Justice Department can not force states to make pot illegal. Sessions drew a swift and angry response from Senator Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who said the AG was "trampling the will of the voters". "I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the attorney general lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation", Gardner ...
  • Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

    Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

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    The unions, including DMK-affiliated LPF and CITU, rejected the state government's ultimatum to return to work or face "consequences" and also claimed they had not received the court order. Soundararajan alleged that the government which have a debt of Rs three lakh crore got money to hike the salary of MLAs to Rs one lakh, increase judges salary by twice and hike wage of TN Public Service Commission members by three times to Rs 1.8 lakh.
  • Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

    Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

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    She says higher jackpots mean more ticket sales. "This has been an exciting run for Mega Millions players and a great way to start off the new year!" A single ticket in Florida won the $450 million jackpot. "It's a insane time when the jackpots get this high", she said. Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com.
  • Storm system brings snow, ice to Florida

    Storm system brings snow, ice to Florida

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    The bomb cyclone is described as being similar to a winter hurricane , with accompanying freezing rain, ice, snow, and powerful winds. This week's storm is expected to strike New England as a classic bomb cyclone with a dramatic 50-millibar dip in a 24-hour period.
  • Security Council meets to discuss Iran protests

    Security Council meets to discuss Iran protests

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    Pointing out that her government is monitoring the internal situation in Iran, Wasllström has reportedly said " the UN Security Council is responsible for issues related to global security and peace, meanwhile there are other ways to deal with the current situation in Iran".
  • Public health warning after 'Aussie flu' claims Irish lives

    Public health warning after 'Aussie flu' claims Irish lives

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    The state Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 373 flu cases through December 23, with 99 requiring hospitalization. Reports that this year's flu vaccine is not effective against the strain that's circulating most widely: Type A, subtype H3N2.
  • Time's up for Hollywood harassment, say leading actors

    Time's up for Hollywood harassment, say leading actors

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    One of Time's Up major aspects is a legal defense fund for which the organization is now soliciting donations via a GoFundMe. Time's Up members include actresses Cate Blanchett, Ashley Judd , Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep , Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley, feminist writer Gloria Steinem, lawyer and ex-Michelle Obama chief of staff Tina Tchen and Nike Foundation co-chair Maria Eitel.
  • Season's worst fog at IGI, over 200 flights hit

    Season's worst fog at IGI, over 200 flights hit

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    This happened due to a rapid build up of particulate matter owing to foggy conditions, even as Delhiites stepped out in large numbers to mark the first day of the New Year. Sources said that almost 50 planes were sent to nearby airports as many pilots were not trained in this technology. Monday's maximum temperature settled at 20.1 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
  • Kim Jong-un Willing to Take Part in PyeongChang Olympics

    Kim Jong-un Willing to Take Part in PyeongChang Olympics

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    The sanctions were in response to the country's ongoing intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launches. "This is not blackmail but reality", said Kim, reiterating his claims that North Korea was a nuclear state. Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen speaks out about the growing threat of North Korea's nuclear program. speaks out about the growing threat of North Korea's nuclear program.
  • Frigid temps cause drop in United Blood Services donations

    Frigid temps cause drop in United Blood Services donations

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    Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: "It's New Year and like many of us, you may be thinking about the year ahead and some changes you'd like to make to your life". Blood donors are needed to fill about 370 appointments in Central Alberta between now and January 6 to help fill the need for donations this holiday season.
  • Number of pregnant women using marijuana rises

    Number of pregnant women using marijuana rises

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    There's been a rise in the number of pregnant women who are using marijuana to soothe anxiety and morning sickness. The data come from toxicology reports and a combination of self-reports in which pregnant females say they have used marijuana and positive toxicology reports.
  • In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

    In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

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    The 96-year-old prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been at the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne, and has regularly grabbed the headlines with his off-color comments. there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of home". The address was filmed in Buckingham Palace's 1844 room that is decorated with a Christmas tree and pictures of her husband as well as great grandchildren George and Charlotte.
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family, mother thanks Pakistan

    Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family, mother thanks Pakistan

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    The meeting will last between 15 minutes to an hour and the two women will be allowed to speak to the media if they wish to, the Dawn said, citing diplomatic sources. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the foreign ministry. According to News 18, Jadhav would be meeting his family at the foreign office in Islamabad .
  • Damian Green sacked - what does this mean for Mrs May?

    Damian Green sacked - what does this mean for Mrs May?

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    He maintains that he did not download or view porn in the House of Commons, but accepted he had not been clear about whether police had spoken to him about it or not. He was found to be in breach of the ministerial code. Sources close to Mr Davis said he had warned Downing Street against sacking Mr Green but in the aftermath of his forced resignation, sources close to the Brexit Secretary said he would not be resigning in protest.
  • Anushka, Virat hit the dance floor at their wedding reception

    Anushka, Virat hit the dance floor at their wedding reception

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    And on December 21, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli who married A-list actor Anushka Sharma earlier this month, hosted a reception in Delhi at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave which was the talk of the town. Both the traditional outfits have been designed by renowned fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee who designed every wedding function outfit for the bride and the groom.
  • Congress Must Fund CHIP Program

    Congress Must Fund CHIP Program

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    CMS officials did not respond to requests made 18 December about when those dollars would run out. CHIP also provides health insurance for an expanded pool of people younger than 21 who drank lead-contaminated water from Flint since April 2014, as well as any pregnant women who were served the water, and the children born to them.