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CDC officials have pinpointed one reason why this flu season has been so tough: the flu vaccine is only 25 percent effective against more severe H3N2 influenza, which is causing most flu cases this year. "It's not typically the same all around, but I think this season seems a little bit more mixed", he said. While it is possible for the flu itself to cause death due to serious breathing problems and severe dehydration, according to Dr.
  • A Supreme Court Ruling Against Unions Would Hit Black Women Hardest

    A Supreme Court Ruling Against Unions Would Hit Black Women Hardest

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    Argued this week before the Supreme Court , the suit is an effort to overturn 41 years of settled precedent for the objective of crippling the American labor movement. Six weeks later, the court revealed that it was deadlocked, which once again left the lower court's ruling in favor of the union (as well as Abood ) in place.
  • Listeria sickens 10 in Australia with link to rockmelon

    Listeria sickens 10 in Australia with link to rockmelon

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    Two of the six who became ill in NSW subsequently died, a NSW Health spokeswoman confirmed. The group's industry development manager, Dianne Fullelove, said growers are now conducting tests to prove their melons are free of listeria and to convince buyers their melons are safe to sell.
  • Syria has eliminated chemical weapons, rejects claims: Lavrov

    Syria has eliminated chemical weapons, rejects claims: Lavrov

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    Last April the Russian Foreign Ministry complained about what is calls "joint nuclear missions" and says the U.S. has many nuclear sites in Europe as well as giving training to European countries. Earlier, U.S. disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told reporters that Russian Federation has violated its commitments as guarantor of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile and preventing the Assad government from using them.
  • MSU tops UW, seals Big Ten

    MSU tops UW, seals Big Ten

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    In the longest game in Big Ten Tournament history, the No. 10-seeded Michigan State women's basketball team dropped a four overtime heartbreaker to No. The second half started with four points apiece from Colley an Agee. Corey Henderson Jr. added 11 points for the Golden Hurricane, who had their six-game winning streak halted.
  • Students face fears on return to scene of Fla. school massacre

    Students face fears on return to scene of Fla. school massacre

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    For example, Curtis Rhodes, superintendent for the Needville Independent School District in Texas, said he knew "there is a "movement" attempting to stage walkouts/disruptions of the school" and he threatened that students who participate in "any type of protest or awareness" will be suspended for three days.
  • Nonsmokers want time off to make up for co-workers' cigarette breaks

    Nonsmokers want time off to make up for co-workers' cigarette breaks

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    According to a recent study, above 40% of the working non-smokers consider they must receive up to 5 supplementary free days, each year, in order to counterbalance for the short daily breaks their smoking colleagues take. Two-thirds of nonsmokers feel they should get extra paid time off to compensate for their smoking co-workers, a new survey finds. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 37.8 million adults in the United States now smoke cigarettes.
  • Wisconsin men's basketball: Badgers open up Big Ten Tournament against Maryland

    Wisconsin men's basketball: Badgers open up Big Ten Tournament against Maryland

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    The Badgers will need to win four games in four days to win the championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament . Before that, it was January 13 against MI in a game MSU lost. In the the first meeting the Nittany Lion defense was able to cause 15 Northwestern turnovers. Watkins hurt his knee against MI a week ago and missed Sunday's loss at Nebraska.
  • Alberto Carvalho Turns Down Top Schools Job In New York City

    Alberto Carvalho Turns Down Top Schools Job In New York City

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    Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho is seen during a school board meeting where he announced that he will turn down a job offer to become head of the New York City schools on March 1, 2018 in Miami , Florida. "With that said, I think I've been very clear about where I stand in this community, very clear with what my intention is, very appreciative of the sentiment of Miami-Dade".
  • Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull US Out of Yemen War

    Sanders, Lee and Murphy Try to Pull US Out of Yemen War

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    With Yemen, the Pentagon's acting general counsel issued a statement pushing back on the legislative effort a day before it was announced. The "Spotlight" actor highlighted the US involvement in the war: "Not only does our government provide the Saudis with fighter planes, missiles and training for this conflict, the USA actively assists with target selection for Saudi airstrikes and delivers fuel to Saudi jets mid-air as they conduct bombings".
  • Letter to the editor: More gun laws is not the answer

    Letter to the editor: More gun laws is not the answer

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    He believes gun safety should be taught to children beginning at 5 years old. That announcement will likely include goals for background checks and bump stocks, though whether age restrictions will be specifically addressed remains unclear, according to an administration official who sought anonymity to discuss private conversations.
  • Browns GM open to trading No. 1 overall pick

    Browns GM open to trading No. 1 overall pick

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    The Browns are expected to pick a quarterback with that top overall selection, but Dorsey is not closing the door on a deal. "Obviously, he's got to continue to do so and continue to do the right things, but I truly believe that Josh Gordon is going to have a great year for us".
  • Idaho AAA expects gas prices to spike this spring

    Idaho AAA expects gas prices to spike this spring

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    Earlier this month, AAA warned that drivers would soon be paying $3 per gallon for gas, but prices in Butler have actually decreased a nickel since then. "That is when refinery maintenance is expected to be wrapped-up and the switchover to more expensive summer-blend gasoline kicks in, along with warmer weather and typical demand increases", Carey said.
  • Giants GM's draft outlook means Saquon Barkley could be in play

    Giants GM's draft outlook means Saquon Barkley could be in play

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    But he'll also have the first crack at his preferred quarterback at No. 1 overall and it's hard to think the quarterback-starved franchise would let that advantage slide. This may be the most significant date of the combine for the Jags this year as they could use help at all three of the positions listed above. "And you've got a big group of big athletes you've got to hope and figure out".
  • New SC Child Flu Death Reported, Overall Deaths Rises to 167

    New SC Child Flu Death Reported, Overall Deaths Rises to 167

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    Some county health directors have declined to disclose flu-related deaths, citing DHHS privacy policies. During a second wave of influenza across the state, the number of Oklahoma flu deaths has risen to 194 for the season. Flu complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, bacterial infections and immune system over-reactions. Preliminary data from the U.S.
  • Bobby Brown Thinks 'Being Broken-Hearted' Killed Whitney Houston

    Bobby Brown Thinks 'Being Broken-Hearted' Killed Whitney Houston

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    The interviewer once again asks for clarification, " When you say you don't think she died of drugs, do you mean you don't think there were drugs in her system at the time? ". In another part of the interview, Brown was asked about Nick Gordon . Though he doesn't make it clear what the heartbreak Whitney suffered was from, he seems sure that there are holes in the story behind her passing.
  • Ghana: One person confirmed dead from Lassa fever

    Ghana: One person confirmed dead from Lassa fever

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    No solution has been found for the outbreak yet, however, authorities of the Ghana Health Service are reportedly engaged in a serious meeting to curtail the situation before it escalates into a national crisis. NCDC has supplied Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital and Federal Medical Centre Owo with tents and beds to increase in-patient capacity. World Health Organization continues to support the outbreak response, mainly in the domains of enhanced surveillance, contact tracing, strengthening ...
  • Seven Percent Pregnant Women Smoke Cigarettes, CDC Reported

    Seven Percent Pregnant Women Smoke Cigarettes, CDC Reported

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    The rate of smoking during pregnancy dropped by around three percent since 2011 and is about a large portion of that of the all inclusive community, with 15 percent of Americans smoking, as indicated by prior CDC information. Hispanic women and Asian women reported the lowest rates. The overall rate has gone down. The new report likewise demonstrated that women who were pregnant between the ages of 20 and 24 were well on the way to illuminate, as were women who had bring down levels of ...
  • For The Love Of Guns: US Couples Take Weapons To Church

    For The Love Of Guns: US Couples Take Weapons To Church

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    Brides wearing white and grooms in dark suits brought dozens of unloaded AR-15s for the commitment ceremony at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary building in the town of Newfoundland , about 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Philadelphia.
  • Alberto Carvalho Offered Job As New York City's Next Schools Chancellor

    Alberto Carvalho Offered Job As New York City's Next Schools Chancellor

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    Miami-Dade serves roughly 345,000 students, over 90 percent of whom are Hispanic or black and more than 70 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. "Over my dead body will anyone walk into our schools and yank any child from the sanctity and the protection that schools, as sanctuaries of the young, provide", he said in a speech last November.
  • Throw the book at those making threats

    Throw the book at those making threats

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    The student involved in the threat had reportedly made a comment about their intent to "sneak a gun into the school and shoot a specific student", Thorp said. The district is now working on plans to remodel entrances for Aztec high, as well as a middle school and elementary school in the area. The deputy immediately located and removed the identified suspect student from class, while other deputies responded to the school as a precaution, Bailey said.
  • Flu visits to Medical Center at Navicent Health declining

    Flu visits to Medical Center at Navicent Health declining

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    Calvin Kelly, the director of the HCC, stressed that something was better than nothing. The pediatric death toll reached to over 80 in the U.S., while the flu-related deaths in adult populations are estimated at over 200. Among the heart conditions that put people at increased risk during the flu season is heart failure, in which the heart is either unable to pump enough blood toward the arteries or it can not fill with enough blood.
  • Mobile World Congress opens its doors in Barcelona

    Mobile World Congress opens its doors in Barcelona

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    Did I mention devices? Nuu told us to expect the G3 some time in April, when it will be on sale online for £199. After playing up the nostalgia factor a year ago by reintroducing a version of its popular 3310 feature phone (complete with its own version of the popular Snake game), the company that now owns the Nokia brand is bringing back another classic phone: The 8110 slider phone, otherwise known as the "banana phone" for its curved shape and bright yellow color.
  • Start Screening Teens at Risk for Depression, Pediatrician Academy Sugggests

    Start Screening Teens at Risk for Depression, Pediatrician Academy Sugggests

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    Both Bahar and Thayne believe pediatricians should also take care to hand off treatment to mental health specialists when needed and should work with them in providing care to a young patient. Experts say we need to watch for significant changes in teen behavior, and if we see something we need to start a conversation. Meanwhile, the childhood obesity epidemic shows no signs of slowing.
  • Autonomous Cars will be Tested in California Without Backup Drivers

    Autonomous Cars will be Tested in California Without Backup Drivers

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    Until now, driverless cars could only be tested on public roads in California if a person could take the wheel in an emergency. "This is a major step forward for autonomous technology in California", DMV director Jean Shiomoto said after the state's Office of Administrative Law approved new regulations Monday.
  • Are varicose veins associated with increased risk of blood clot?

    Are varicose veins associated with increased risk of blood clot?

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    Response: Varicose veins are not merely cosmetic or symptomatic concern. For more details and to read the full study, please visit the For The Media website . Researchers tracked more than 200,000 patients and said more studies are needed. Chen and colleagues endorsed their study design for overcoming the short-comings of previous trials, which have been mostly cross-sectional or case-controlled, with relatively small sample sizes, and no verification of the diagnosis of varicose veins.
  • 45 music festivals pledge towards gender-balanced line-ups by 2022

    45 music festivals pledge towards gender-balanced line-ups by 2022

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    Now, that number has reached 45. Some of these events are focused on the industry itself; others, like the Toronto-based North By Northeast, have festival components that draw hundreds of thousands of people each year. The American Association of Independent Music, the trade group that puts on A2IM Indie Week , also spoke out in support of the approach, with the group's Richard James Burgess stating in the press release: "A2IM is committed to gender equality in all its endeavors and is ...
  • Some Instant Pot multicookers are overheating, melting, company warns

    Some Instant Pot multicookers are overheating, melting, company warns

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    If your product has one of these numbers, the company says to "immediately stop use of the product" and contact them. They added that customers will get instructions on how to get a replacement. A warning today to those who have an Instant Pot in their household. "In the meantime, we again ask that you stop using your Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker".
  • Milan Naval Exercise 2018: Maldives Declines India's Invitation to Participate

    Milan Naval Exercise 2018: Maldives Declines India's Invitation to Participate

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    President Abdulla Yameen ignored India's advice against continuation of the emergency and convened a special session of the Majlish or parliament of the Indian Ocean archipelago to approve the extension for an additional month. "At any given time they have eight to 10 warships in the region". The Maldivian embassy said: "When situations warrant that officers be at their post, back at home, we have held back on deploying them to participate in exercises and training programs held ...
  • Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow earns spot on 'The Voice'

    Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow earns spot on 'The Voice'

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    He got the season off to a strong start: Levine, Keys and Shelton all turned. The elegant performance is so Rat Pack . This 33-year-old from Fort Washington, MD sang the Journey classic "Don't Stop Believing" in memory of his battle with cancer.
  • Auburn Self-Reports Money Thrown at Basketball Players by Florida Fans

    Auburn Self-Reports Money Thrown at Basketball Players by Florida Fans

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    Chuma Okeke added his second consecutive double-double off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The win over the Tigers improved Arkansas to 15-2 at Bud Walton Arena this season and all but assures the school of reaching the tournament for a third time in four seasons, the Razorbacks best run since three straight appearances from 2006-08.
  • Diabetes rate doubles in just two decades

    Diabetes rate doubles in just two decades

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    Chief executive Chris Askew said: "Diabetes is the fastest growing health crisis of our time; and the fact diagnoses have doubled in just 20 years should give all of us serious pause for thought". Prof Andrew Hattersley of University of Exeter Medical School believes the statistics indicate improved life expectancy and better care of people with diabetes, such as improved control of blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Netflix's New The Week Of Trailer Pits Adam Sandler Against Chris Rock

    Netflix's New The Week Of Trailer Pits Adam Sandler Against Chris Rock

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    Robert Smigel directed the film, sharing writing duties with Sandler . A series of unfortunately mishaps land the two families spending an extremely long and uncomfortable weekend together with hilarious consequences. Indeed, with Sandler's purportedly lucrative 2014 four-film deal reupped in 2017, this latest streaming giant exclusive film arrives as the new deal's first offering, teaming the star with his former early-1990s-era "Bad Boys" of SNL cohort, Chris Rock .
  • Prince's Estate and The Minnesota Twins Strike Merchandising Deal

    Prince's Estate and The Minnesota Twins Strike Merchandising Deal

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    The report stated Prince's family supported the agreement, which is purportedly the first of its kind for Major League Baseball . Sadly, there aren't a lot of renderings of purple Prince-branded merchandise to show off yet, but this hat is part of the special Prince Theme Night Package.
  • Raises Position in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)

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    Shelter Ins Retirement Plan who had been investing in Bb&T Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $117.04. 17,739 are held by Rockland. Invesco Limited reported 1.49 million shares. Eads And Heald Inv Counsel, Georgia-based fund reported 3,612 shares. Harvey has 101,248 shares.
  • Heart-healthy diet may also reduce risk of depression

    Heart-healthy diet may also reduce risk of depression

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    Cherlan also tells,"Making a lifestyle change such as changing your diet is often preferred over taking medications, so we wanted to see if diet could be an effective way to reduce the risk of depression ". The odds of becoming depressed over time was 11 percent lower among the top group of DASH adherers versus the lowest group. The investigation gets presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in April.
  • Dog food recall: Salmonella, listeria prompt FDA warning

    Dog food recall: Salmonella, listeria prompt FDA warning

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    Affected products can be identified by the lot number: Lot # 20190514 13753. Infected pets may become lethargic, have decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or bloody diarrhea. The product was sold online through Chewy.com and TruDog.com. "People should take precautions as well when they're dealing with pet foods and making sure they wash their hands with hot water and for a very thorough hand washing after you serve pet foods to your animal", he advises.
  • Apple to Launch Healthcare, Wellness Clinics for Employees

    Apple to Launch Healthcare, Wellness Clinics for Employees

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    The division already has a publicly accessible website along with two clinics in Santa Clara County, the home of Apple's headquarters. Apple says that it will provide a "unique concierge-like healthcare experience ... Primary care physicians , acute care physicians and nurse practitioners are all being hired for the jobs. Additionally, there are openings for a clinical exercise coach who will "help patients improve health and wellness through sustainable exercise and physical ...
  • Sohrabuddin case reassignment: HC judge who was hearing petitions goes on leave

    Sohrabuddin case reassignment: HC judge who was hearing petitions goes on leave

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    The Congress leader's critical remarks came after a batch of pleas related to the matter were assigned to a new single-judge bench of the Bombay High Court . During the course of the hearings on the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, Justice Loya died and Justice J T Utpat was also removed. A notice published on the high court website this evening said that Justice Revati Mohite-Dere, who was dealing with the petitions, will no longer hear criminal revision applications.
  • Instagram Star Admits to Smuggling Cocaine Worth Millions on Her Luxury Cruise

    Instagram Star Admits to Smuggling Cocaine Worth Millions on Her Luxury Cruise

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    The three - two young women and an older man, all Canadian - had criss-crossed the globe on a seven-week cruise aboard the liner, Sea Princess , with the cocaine stashed in suitcases in their small cabins. "It pains me to know that my defining years of womanhood will be spent in prison halfway around the world". About 35 kilos of cocaine were found in a suitcase under a bed in the women's cabin and about 60 kilos in the cabin of Tamine, police said.