• Year-old child dies from the flu, officials say
Year-old child dies from the flu, officials say

In Rhode Island, 24 people have died of flu-related illness so far this flu season. A different CDC team looked at wider reports and found that only about a quarter of people showing up to the doctor's office with flu-like symptoms actually had influenza.

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  • First blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries gets FDA approval
First blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries gets FDA approval

A sizeable number do not, as the FDA points out. The Brain Trauma Indicator was assessed under the FDA's De Novo premarket survey pathway, an administrative pathway for some low-to direct hazard gadgets that are novel and for which there is no earlier legitimately showcased gadget.

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  • Three more flu-related deaths in Central Alberta
Three more flu-related deaths in Central Alberta

Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). Given how contagious the flu has proven to be, a vaccination that prevents even one person from contracting the flu would prevent multitudes of others contracting it fr...

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  • Take it slow: linger over your lunch to lose weight, says study
Take it slow: linger over your lunch to lose weight, says study

These adjustments are linked with lower obesity and weight ( BMI ), and smaller waist circumference. "What stands out to me about this study is the positive thought that eating speed is a modifiable risk factor in a world where people feel many health risk factors are beyond their control", she said in an email.

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  • Is this the end for John Kelly?
Is this the end for John Kelly?

Although he publicly acknowledged Obama's citizenship in September 2016, Trump reportedly continued to privately question it as recently as November 2017. At the very least, helping draft Kelly's statement demonstrates Hicks is unethical, if also not an enabler of an accused wife-beater. The glowing praise of a staff member accused of serial vi...

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  • Disney Prepares to Launch Two Streaming Platforms
Disney Prepares to Launch Two Streaming Platforms

Disney shares were up as much as 2.9 percent in after-hours trading - after closing the regular session at $106.17, ahead 1.4 percent. Studio entertainment revenues declined 1 percent to $2.50 billion and consumer products & interactive media division revenues decreased 2 percent to $1.45 billion.

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  • Ronald Koeman Appointed New Manager Of Netherlands National Side
Ronald Koeman Appointed New Manager Of Netherlands National Side

The target now for the former Everton and Southampton boss is to reach the same level, on and off the pitch, as the team that finished third at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil under Louis van Gaal after losing on penalties to Argentina in the semifinals.

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  • Still No Proof Mobile Phones Cause Cancer, New Studies Show
Still No Proof Mobile Phones Cause Cancer, New Studies Show

Its guidelines set maximum radiation exposure levels based on the amount of heat emitted by mobile phones . Unlike ionising radiation such as that from gamma rays, radon and X-rays, which can break chemical bonds in the body and are known to cause cancer, radiofrequency devices such as cellphones and microwaves emit radiofrequency energy, ...

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  • Widespread flu keeping local health departments, pharmacies on alert
Widespread flu keeping local health departments, pharmacies on alert

But the epidemic is accelerating. "In seasons where H3N2 is the main cause of influenza, we see more cases, more visits to the doctor, more hospitalizations, and more deaths", said Dan Jernigan the director of the Influenza Division at the CDC .

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  • Prostate cancer - the low key killer that must be stopped
Prostate cancer - the low key killer that must be stopped

Lung cancer and bowel cancer remain the top two cancer responsible for claiming most lives in the country from the disease. Yet when such a patient ends up in the hospital, he said, doctors tend to look for signs of a heart attack or pulmonary embolism, while overlooking breast cancer treatment as a possible culprit.

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  • Spice Girls reunion? All five members reunite
Spice Girls reunion? All five members reunite

Spice Girls is composed of members Victoria Beckham nicknamed "Posh Spice", Brown as "Scary Spice", Bunton as "Baby Spice", Melanie Chisholm as " Sporty Spice ", and Gery Halliwell as "Ginger Spice". "Love my girls! So many kisses!" " The Spice Girls are reportedly reuniting - albeit not for a tour or a new album". The 90's chart-topping ...

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  • Gatland tipped big Wales win over Scotland
Gatland tipped big Wales win over Scotland

He collected 24 points, becoming the third Welshman after Neil Jenkins and Stephen Jones to pass 700 in tests. "There was definitely a quiet confidence in the squad, they have been outstanding in their preparation, and we went into the game expecting to win reasonably comfortably".

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  • Groundhog Day: She was in the thick of things
Groundhog Day: She was in the thick of things

Whether they believe the urban legend or not, Americans everywhere were eager to see if the famous Pennsylvania groundhog would see his shadow and pop back into his burrow. Last year, the furry rodent "predicted" six more weeks of winter. In reality, Phil's prediction of more winter was decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler's Knob , a ...

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  • Railway Budget 2018: Piyush Goyal hints at goodies for commuters
Railway Budget 2018: Piyush Goyal hints at goodies for commuters

The RRSK will have Rs 5,000 crore from Capital (Budgetary Support), Rs 10,000 crore from the Railway Safety Fund and Rs 5,000 crore from the Railways revenue. Ltd. Special allocations for doubling of 90-km railway track in Mumbai and for developing the railway infrastructure in the maximum city alone amounted to Rs 51,000 crore.

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  • New Blood Test Detects Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's
New Blood Test Detects Toxic Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's

The research teams found they were able to detect a specific peptide in the blood, a biomarker for the build-up of the protein amyloid beta in the brain; a fundamental hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. "From a tiny blood sample, our method can measure several amyloid-related proteins, even though their concentration is extremely low", says Koichi Ta...

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  • US mediator says despite Rohingya crisis, Suu Kyi best hope for Myanmar
US mediator says despite Rohingya crisis, Suu Kyi best hope for Myanmar

The Burmese-language version said they made a decision to "terminate" his participation. The former United States ambassador to the United Nations resigned from an advisory panel set-up by the government after accusing members of trying to "whitewash" the crisis.

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  • Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running
Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running

By 2015 this had risen to 16, with 26 in 2016, and now 49. - Nationally, 20% of people sleeping rough were non-UK nationals. "Rough sleeping ruins lives, leaving people vulnerable to violence and abuse, and taking a terrible toll on mental and physical health".

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  • Could WWE chairman Vince McMahon's XFL rival the NFL?
Could WWE chairman Vince McMahon's XFL rival the NFL?

Aiming for a shorter, fast-paced game, those in charge will hope to capitalise on the NFL's falling television ratings. So with all of that being said, here are 5 important things you need to know about the XFL. "This could be a gimmick-free XFL, perhaps without nicknames such as Rod Smart's "He Hate Me" stitched on the back of his uniform". "P...

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  • Macaque cloning breakthrough offers hope against human illnesses
Macaque cloning breakthrough offers hope against human illnesses

The Chinese team led by Dr Qiang Sun, director of the Non-Human Primate Research Facility at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience , Shanghai , made the breakthrough by using DNA from foetal connective tissue cells .

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  • U.S. scientists say flu possibly spread by breathing
U.S. scientists say flu possibly spread by breathing

Seek medical attention. People who develop flu-like symptoms should see a doctor right away. Don't make others sick. "Majority go home, but some do stay in the hospital". One way to do that is reduce exposure. That said, you're still at the biggest risk of contracting the flu from coughs and sneezes or by touching infected surfaces than you are b...

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  • Sushi Fanatic Pulls 5-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out of His Body
Sushi Fanatic Pulls 5-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out of His Body

Dr. Banh said the tapeworm had likely been growing in the man's stomach for at least six months. The man tells that he used to eat raw sushi every day. And not just any flat tapeworm: It measured five and half feet long, Banh said on the podcast. No, he replied. He just ate raw salmon on an nearly daily basis.

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  • 'Hot yoga' doesn't need to be hot to achieve vascular benefits
'Hot yoga' doesn't need to be hot to achieve vascular benefits

The study said that Bikram hot yoga not better than regular yoga. While the yoga practice has always been a favorite of people seeking to add an extra level of difficulty to their practice, there's new evidence to suggest the addition of heat does nothing to make it more beneficial than other forms of yoga.

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  • Officials report a steep increase in flu hospitalizations
Officials report a steep increase in flu hospitalizations

CT is expected to be four-to-six weeks away from peak influenza activity, which will probably be in mid-February. "It is not too late to get a flu shot, and some people who are sick with influenza may need to be treated with an antiviral medication".

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  • 7 new cases in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
7 new cases in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has been conducted on bacterial samples taken from ill persons in the United States. Produce trade organizations issued a statement that, as of last week, no public health agency had contacted romaine lettuce growers or processors and asked to stop shipping product.

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  • GoPro hires bankers to consider sale after new revenue miss
GoPro hires bankers to consider sale after new revenue miss

GoPro shares are also down by 75 percent from their $24-a-share price when the company went public in June 2014. Now, the company says that it will focus on innovations in the core product lines. Various news sources started reporting that the sports camera manufacturer had hired JP Morgan to assist with a sale process. GoPro is cutting staff and...

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  • U.S. searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017
U.S. searches of int'l travelers' electronic devices soar in 2017

Suspicion is the key element in distinguishing a "basic" search from an "advanced" one. The contract calls for Accenture's federal services business to recruit and employ 5,000 border patrol agents, 2,000 customs officers and 500 air and marine interdiction employees, McCaskill wrote in a Wednesday letter to Kevin McAleenan, CBP acting commi...

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  • Red Cross In Need Of Donations After Bad Weather Cancels Blood Drives
Red Cross In Need Of Donations After Bad Weather Cancels Blood Drives

Their shelf life is very short - only five days - while whole blood or red cell donations can last 42 days. More than 150 blood drives were forced to cancel. Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood, according to the release.

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  • Gas prices expected to rise throughout the year
Gas prices expected to rise throughout the year

The New York state average is $2.64, up 2 cents from last week. Gas prices have ticked up two cents per gallon in Rhode Island. However, it should be noted that the liquid fuel tax was only increased by a total of 4 cents a gallon. "Unfortunately, springtime is a springboard for prices at the pump, and we may see a 40 to 50 cent jump by the summe...

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  • Sessions Unleashes the Hounds on Pro-Pot States
Sessions Unleashes the Hounds on Pro-Pot States

Hutchinson said he believes Sessions decision to repeal the Obama-era memo is heavily aimed toward states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. "The Camp David retreat is an opportunity for the President to bring together bicameral congressional leadership to discuss this year's legislative agenda", said White House spokeswoman Lindsay...

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

In a statement to media on Friday, Vijaybhaskar said 13th wage revision for transport employees was held on January 4. 'Those who don't come to work and cause hardship to the public must face the consequences, ' the court told the drivers.

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