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Health officials warn of rise in influenza, urge vaccinations

The influenza outbreak continues to worsen in our state. State laboratories performed a total of 370 tests for influenza and 246 were positive. Health departments in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties are offering free flu vaccines for those without insurance.

Dog almost dies from severe burns caused by human hair dye

Pinellas County Animal Services posted the story of Violet , a white Maltese mix, earlier this week. Pinellas County Animal Services managed to save the life of a Maltese-mix dog whose owners chose to dye her hair violet. "Just don't", they said in a Facebook post. Our pets are attractive just the way they are - and frankly, if you think otherwise, you might want to reconsider taking the responsibility of caring for an animal.

CHAN: Faleye's late strike helps Nigeria edge Libya

The second half began with much of the pressure coming from Yusuf Salisu's men and Ogbugh made the keeper work with an intelligent ball on target. The first 45 minutes at Grand Stage de Tanger was a drab affair. The striker's low effort from outside the area went inches wide of the left post. In the same group, Rwanda take on Equatorial Guinea with all four teams still in contention for a place in the quarter-finals regardless of the result.

Sushi-Lover Finds a 'Moving' Five Foot Tapeworm, Heads to the ER

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that a tapeworm known to infect salmon from the Asian Pacific is now present in fish from USA waters. In February 2017, the CDC announced that they'd found a species called Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense -the Japanese broad tapeworm- inside samples of wild pink salmon from Alaska.

Russia Offers to Host Talks Between Govt and Taliban

In a written statement, the ministry said Russian Federation is strongly in favor of the commencement of direct negotiations between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban in order to end the fratricidal civil war, and is ready to provide an appropriate platform.

Police Find 1600 Pounds Of Cocaine Inside Fresh Pineapples

These smugglers had cleverly disguised the cocaine in cylinders covered in hardened yellow wax made to look like the fruit, and used emptied out pineapple skins as covering sleeves. "This organised global group had repeatedly brought large quantities of cocaine to the European continent", Portuguese investigators said. A clandestine laboratory where cocaine was adulterated and "cut" was also dismantled, police said.

Wal-Mart To Offer Pill-Disposal Product To Curb Opioid Abuse

DisposeRx packets have a polymer blend that when combined with warm water in the pill bottle sequesters any type of prescription drug, whether a powder, pills, tablets, capsules, liquids or patches, into a biodegradable gel. Patients who fill Class II opioid prescriptions on an ongoing basis will receive one complimentary packet every six months. DisposeRX packets also are being given away free at Sam's Club pharmacies.

Trump Spending MLK Weekend In Mar-a-Lago

The two main kitchens were cited for improper food storage, which included milk stored at less-than-optimum temperature, hot dogs stored on the ground of the walk-in freezer and curry sauce that dated back to October 21. The kitchens passed the inspection, however, and did not need to be rechecked. They also found two out-of-order coolers that grew so warm they could have spoiled fresh food.

Donald Trump's alleged 'shithole' comment projected onto Trump Hotel

Robin Bell , who is known to have performed other protests as well, projected the word "shithole" - with which President Donald Trump allegedly referred to countries from which he does not favor immigrants coming to the U.S. "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" the president is reported to have said during a discussion about protection for immigrants from certain countries in a bipartisan immigration agreement.

Supreme Court Weighs Purge of Ohio Voting Rolls

Kennedy followed up by asking whether the state could mail the notice to all voters in OH, rather than just those who hadn't voted over the past two years, to start the process, which Smith said would violate federal law - just in a different way.

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4-year-old boy dies from flu in Ohio

However, the medical community has seen an uptick in positive flu cases in Hays County since past year. Globally, the 2017-18 winter influenza season has already started in most areas in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere and the influenza activity in the United States, Canada, Japan and many countries in Europe continued to increase.

Ibuprofen Linked To Reduced Fertility In Men

Ibuprofen belongs to a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs. The long-term use of ibuprofen, a widely used over-the-counter painkiller , carries the risk of repressing a testicular hormone and reducing libido and male fertility , scientists have said.

4 powerlifters killed in accident

All the four players died on the spot, the reports said. Two other players in the vehicle, including world champion Saksham Yadav, who had won the title for India in Moscow in 2016, were injured. The athlete had sustained grievous head injuries and severe internal bleeding. Locals informed police officials that the auto was being driven at a very high speed and the driver lost control when he was trying to overtake another vehicle and rammed into a roadside pole due to which it overturned.

Trump tries to block release of 'libelous' book

Trump blasted back at Bannon in a statement, saying he had " lost his mind " and was only ever involved with the campaign for his own personal benefit. He represents Jared Kushner, and represented wrestler Hulk Hogan in his case against now defunct news website Gawker. He sent a cease-and-desist letter to Mr Bannon on Wednesday, saying he had violated a non-disclosure agreement.

Study says more pregnant women using marijuana

Researchers said reefer gladness among pregnant women under 18, jumped from 9.8% to 19% and from 12.5% to 21.8% for women in the 18 to 24-year-old demographic. "Because of the possibility of concurrent use of marijuana and other substances of abuse, the evidence of its direct association with preterm labor, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, low birthweight and stillbirth is still debatable, though these adverse effects lean more towards an increased likelihood of occurrence", Yankey ...

Stoking Fears, Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda

In an Oval Office meeting in July, the sources said, Trump read from a list in his hand during a discussion about immigrants who had been granted to enter the country. After that, The Times reports , Kelly, Tillerson, and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller got into an argument. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, denied the claims with volition on Saturday.

Eating kale every day 'makes your brain 11 years younger'

Green vegetables are loaded with powerful antioxidants that provide numerous benefits to all parts of the body, including brain function and mental agility into older age. The participants of the study completed food frequency questionnaires, which enquired about how often they ate certain foods in the past years. This is one of the most feared aspects of aging, however, the study has stated that the condition can be staved off in some people if they incorporate a significant amount of ...

Merriam-Webster's 2017 Word Of The Year: 'Feminism'

Merriam-Webster, a leading dictionary publication since 1828, said feminism was chosen based on a "quantitative measure of interest". The word " feminism " has been part of most conversations this year. The word spiked again in late February, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told the Conservative Political Action Conference that it was hard for her to call herself a feminist "because it seems to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion in this context".

Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash

But it's important to note she wasn't the only senator pushing for him to step down. In fact, Gillibrand's acquisition of a mocking nickname might be a sign that Trump views her as a long-term political threat. "He is an admitted sexual predator and the only thing that will stop him is his resignation", Hirono said. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., called it "an ugly and suggestive tweet, and we all know what he was trying to say there, and it is beneath the office of the presidency".

Huntington's Disease might be Cured Permanently Now due to the Discovered Drug

The Swiss pharmaceutical goliath Roche has paid a $45m permit expense to take the medication forward to clinical utilize. They found that IONIS-HTTRx could successfully lower the levels of the mutant huntingtin. "The fact that it does work is really remarkable". The trial involved 46 men and women from the UK, Germany and Canada. This kind of closely matched relationship normally indicates a drug is having a powerful effect.

Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10 Percent Effective This Year

After people receive their flu shot , it is important to take preventative measures to continue staying healthy, health officials said. "We generally start seeing an increase about now, and we'll gradually see more as time goes on". "We're seeing earlier cases, and the predominant strain is H3N2, which is different from prior seasons", he adds. "It doesn't necessarily mean flu shots won't work here, or suggest how intense our flu season will be, but it's a good predictor", Crain stated.

Natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun

However, no casualties have reported yet; the reports suggested Uttrakhand was the epicentre of the natural disaster. Officials said that no immediate loss of life and property has been reported from across the state. In Dehradun, many people stepped out of their buildings after the tremors, reported news agency ANI . There have been no reports of any damage so far.

UN Political Chief to Visit N. Korea

Dujarric added that Feltman's visit comes in response to an invitation that has been pending for some time, and which aims to maintain a dialogue between Pyongyang and the UN. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, have traded insults and engaged in escalating rhetoric in recent months.

Ex-president of Yemen killed by rebels

The development was confirmed by Saleh's General People's Congress party. He did not mention Mr Saleh's death. "It is not unusual or surprising that Saleh turns back on a partnership he never believed in", the group's political bureau said in a statement.

England should succeed after kind Tunisia group

The Three Lions face Roberto Martinez's much-fancied Belgians in Kaliningrad in their final group game, and will begin their tournament against the Tunisians - just as they did at France 98. Spurs and England frontman Harry Kane also tweeted his reaction to the draw, saying: "Belgium, Tunisia and Panama!" Southgate's under-stated approach will help, however, with the former England midfielder not prone to over-hyping his team.

Five arrested after shootout in Delhi, illegal arms recovered

According to the police, they first went upstairs and told the occupants of Flat Number 204 to surrender. The local district police assisted them in the operation. "Some people inside the building were also firing shots", said Ramesh, who lives near the Dwarka Mor Metro station . A team of Punjab police along was zeroing in on a gang of carjackers who mostly operate in Punjab and South Delhi.

Sex not a risk factor for heart attack

In any case, sex is an uncommon trigger for sudden heart failure. One in 100 cases of cardiac arrest in men was associated with sexual activity , compared with one in 1000 cases in women. Goldberg suggested that "doctors really should be discussing this information with their patients to allay their fears they may have after a cardiac diagnosis, that most people return safely to having sexual activity".

Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease sickens park visitors

Nine of those people had visited Disneyland in September before they developed the illness. Disneyland was informed of the cases October 27, chemically treating and voluntarily shutting down two cooling towers to rid them of the Legionella bacteria, said Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel.

New vaccine promises life time protection against flu, says research

Apart from the above target, researchers are using different strategies to create a global flu shot vaccine that could target the stem of the protein which has got less chance of changing seasonally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that past year influenza vaccination prevented approximately 5.1 million influenza illnesses, 2.5 million influenza-associated medical visits and 71,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations.

London drivers face £21.50 daily charge for most toxic vehicles

That's on top of an existing £11.50 ($15) congestion charge collected from drivers in the city center. The new charge applies to most vehicles registered before 2006 that do not meet standards introduced in European Union countries in 2005.

Mattis Denies Report Trump Asked For a Massive Enhancement of Nuclear Arsenal

During the July meeting that led to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling the president a " moron " - another piece of NBC reporting that the White House has ridiculed - Trump was shown a slide presentation that depicted America's nuclear stockpile diminishing during the past five decades.

Puerto Rico bonds sink; White House says no debt bailout

We hope that Trump similarly will come around to a recognition of the need to unite the country after disaster strikes, and that he will make his intentions plain in that regard when he addresses his fellow citizens in Puerto Rico tomorrow.

Knox County kicks off school flu vaccination clinics in October

No child is vaccinated with a completed consent form. (NFID), along with public health and medical organizations, urged the public and healthcare professionals to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that everyone age 6 months and older be vaccinated against influenza each year.

Fugitive former Thai PM Yingluck gets five years' jail in absentia

The judgement today for Yingluck was postponed from August 25 when she did not show up in court but left a note to her lawyer to inform the court that she could not arrive in court because she had a balance disorder in the ears. Yingluck had faced up to 10 years in prison for negligence over the costly scheme that had helped get her elected in 2011. One Pheu Thai leading member said they have met and agreed not to come to court today as she is absent.

Hardik Pandya isn't the solution to India's problems at No.4

After clinching the series, Pandya, in his typical swagger, stated that reading the situation was important. Just when Warner was looking to upped the ante further with a six and a four, he was castled by Hardik Pandya (1-58) in the 14th over, ending 70 run opening stand.

FDA approves ACGT-funded cancer treatment

It is the first gene therapy to be approved by the FDA. 5 years ago, for the first time , he used the CAR-T cell therapy to treat a girl child who was close to death but now she is completely ok. Success with those patients is key to Novartis turning Kymriah into the $1 billion-a-year blockbuster drug the Swiss company predicts it will eventually become, but analysts say it is anyone's guess when it will start covering its costs.

Hope and glory as West Indies stun England

Beginning the evening needing 123 for victory as the floodlights punctured the gloom in West Yorkshire, Shai Hope easily survived a frivilous appeal after being struck on the pad by Broad. Hope took the bulk of the plaudits after becoming the first man ever to make two tons in a first-class game at Headingley. Anderson came within an inch of claiming England's second wicket only for Brathwaite's edge to fall short of Westley at third slip but soon did bag another in the most fortunate of ...

City snatch dramatic win but Sterling dismissal baffles Guardiola

BWP put a header over the bar under pressure from substitute RJ Allen leading to penalty shouts, but with nothing given, NYCFC went down the other end and took the lead against the run of play. The Brazilian striker was on fire against Bournemouth , scoring the first goal and consistently beating defenders with silky skills, holding the ball up and linking up with the rest of City's star players.

Mosquito spraying scheduled in parts of Lexington after West Nile virus confirmed

As of August 21, 10 human West Nile cases have been reported this year in Dallas County, with several in Far North Dallas and one as close as the Vickery Park area. No human cases have been reported locally this year. Although the swarms of mosquitoes that plagued people during the spring have died off, Hunter said the late summer is the most important time for people to protect themselves.

Bird in Vallejo tests positive for West Nile virus

A mosquito trap in Tillsonburg has tested positive for West Nile virus during routine surveillance activities by Oxford County Public Health. Mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus have been found in the Kingston area for the first time since 2013.

Solar eclipse 2017: Where to watch in the DC area

Anyone planning to view the total solar eclipse should get a pair of solar viewing glasses. But viewing an eclipse can be a risky endeavor. The school is working with the Kennedy Space Center for speakers and displays. We don't have a lot of public health issues in ophthalmology where we're really anxious about things that threaten the eye health of the population ...

Unaware of scuffle between PLA, Indian troops in Ladakh: China

The Chinese troops had twice tried to enter the Indian side through two different locations between 6 am and 9 am on Tuesday, but failed in both attempts. "There was an altercation near the Pangong lake", said a police officer in Srinagar , the capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state, under which the area falls.

Cuba starts investigation into alleged incidents concerning U.S. diplomats

In the fall of 2016, a series of US diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case... It appeared that she was saying that because some of our diplomats came home, some Cuban diplomats had to leave as a matter of reciprocity. We're taking that situation seriously and it's under investigation right now.

Google Project Gives Away Thousands Of Total Solar Eclipse Glasses

After looking at the sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the sun. Those in the path of the penumbra will see a partial eclipse. The path of totality will also cut across broad swaths of Idaho , Montana, Wyoming , Nebraska , Missouri , Kentucky and Tennessee , along with corners of Kansas, Georgia and North Carolina, and a tiny chip of Iowa.

Utah parents admit to giving newborn narcotics to cover up drug dependency

Family Services took the children into their custody and reported that the two youngest boys tested positive for second-hand methamphetamine smoke. The couple reportedly put the crushed drugs on their fingertips, then spread it over the infant's gums.

Toddler's Brain Damage Reversed through Two-step Oxygen Therapy

But doctors have managed to significantly reverse the trauma against all odds. In addition, Miller said Eden's recovery may have been related to the temperature of the water when she was submerged. This initial treatment, starting 55 days after the incident, involved breathing in 100 percent normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) for 45 minutes twice a day through the nose.

IIFA 2017: Alia and Shahid receive Best Actor Award for Udta Punjab

Riteish Deshmukh, center left, and Manish Paul, center right, appear on stage at the 2017 International Indian Film Academy Festival's IIFA Rocks at MetLife Stadium. On the work front, the actor is gearing up for his next film, "Padmavati" which also stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. He treated fans by performing on hit numbers from '90s movie " Judwaa " like "Oonchi hai building" and "Tan tana tan", which are being recreated for his upcoming film " Judwaa 2".

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said in advance that GST roll-out will be raised during the session since the law in its present form is not the law that was originally drafted by his party, the Congress said on Sunday. To counter the opposition's onslaught, the government is also gearing up. Speculations are rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might come up with a name for Vice-Presidential nominee in the evening.

Donald Trump Is Trying To Reinvent Counting

The only other president to experience similarly low approval ratings during his first six months in office was Gerald Ford, who had 39 percent in February 1975. Also, 55 percent said that he is not making significant progress toward his goals. Sixty per cent also said that Russian Federation tried to influence the presidential election in favour of the Trump campaign, up 4 per cent from a survey conducted in April.