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Local flu-related death reported as virus continues to spread

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The department also advises people to get their flu shots now. In addition, studies suggest that the process of manufacturing the vaccine may have compromised its effectiveness against H3N2 because it can mutate when grown in eggs - and Canada uses egg-based vaccines, Tam said. Read More »

Men who take ibuprofen are at risk for fertility problems, study says

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The study involved 31 men, ages 18 to 35. The experimental group received ibuprofen twice a day for a total of six weeks and was tested for hormone levels at two and six weeks. Long term, it can lead to a more serious condition called overt primary hypogonadism , which is characterized by low testosterone and libido, depressed mood and reduced muscle mass and strength. Read More »

Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Sanaa

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Multiple Saudi and Emirati fighter jets have crashed over Yemen, killing the pilots on board, in the almost three years since the kingdom launched a war against the rebels. This is his first visit to Yemen since his appointment to seek arrangements for holding talks planned by the United Nations between the Yemeni warring parties, the Iranian-allied Shiite Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed Sunni government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Read More »

4 powerlifting players killed in road accident in India

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Saksham Yadav (28), who died in the evening at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences trauma center, had won a gold medal in the 2017 weightlifting championship. "He has internal bleeding in the head", said a senior doctor at AIIMS. The impact of the accident was so high that the car's roof was completely blown off, police said. Read More »

After Trump threatens to cut aid to Pak, India says stand vindicated

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In an op-ed in National Interest magazine, he recommended taking a series of steps against Pakistan to end its double game including slapping sanctions against ISI and individuals who are involved in supporting insurgents and terrorists; and undertake unilateral strikes inside Pakistani territory. Read More »

Reports of E. Coli bacteria found in romaine lettuce in Indiana

But, so far investigators with the CDC in the US and the Public Health Agency of Canada have found 58 people became ill after eating contaminated lettuce in the past few weeks. The infections have occurred in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington. Read More »

New Years twins born in different years

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The second twin, a girl, was born 12:16 a.m Monday. The twins' mother, Maria Esperanza Flores Rios, had a due date of January 27 but was scheduled for a C-section January 10 due to her high-risk pregnancy. New Year's births make good press , especially when they are this unusual. When Maria Esperanza Flores Rios went into labour on New Year's Eve at 7pm, she probably wasn't expecting the surprise that was coming her way. Read More »

Snow arrives in Kitsap County for Christmas

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The National Weather Service office in Cleveland said Monday's storm brought 34ins of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. This photo was snapped today in Duluth, Minnesota, where temperatures fell to minus-21 degrees with a wind chill of minus-44. Read More »

Anushka Sharma tears up the dance floor at wedding reception

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Anushka and Virat married secretly in Italy, with the presence of only their close family and friends. Virat Kohli was spotted at the Mumbai airport. The videos made it to the internet and the fans are loving it. Kohli has confessed that he loves dancing with Gayle. He also became the only batsman to hit double hundreds in four successive Test series during the one-off match against Bangladesh earlier this year. Read More »

Flu Cases on Rise In State, County

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Jeffrey D. Howard, acting DPH commissioner. Also, last season, widespread flu activity wasn't announced until mid-January. Germs spread this way. Brown said Thursday that Sandusky County has reported four flu-related hospitalizations in December, and nine since the beginning of September. Read More »

CDC receives a list of forbidden words

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She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she was not authorized to talk about what happened. But CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald said in Twitter posts on Sunday "there are no banned , prohibited or forbidden words at the CDC, period". Read More »

Holiday travelers may see lower prices at the pumps

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Gas prices are still higher than past year after the Harvey-related refinery shutdowns sent them spiking across Texas. As of Tuesday, Pennsylvania gas prices dropped by two cents to an average of $2.70 per gallon, according to a news report by AAA . Read More »

People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get The Traditional Flu Shot

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During the 2015-2016 flu season, an estimated 308,232 people were hospitalized in the United States because of the flu, Kelso and his colleagues noted. The new findings mean that even more people will be able to get their recommended flu shot without sacrificing peace of mind. These hospitalizations are trending above the five-year average. Read More »

Six dead, scores injured in Amtrak horror crash

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency after Amtrak train 501 derailed about 7:30 a.m. local time along Interstate 5 as it was leaving the new Tacoma station. As the Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins told Here & Now,"this is Interstate 5, the main north-south thoroughfare through Washington state - and for that matter, up and down the West Coast". Read More »

One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up

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Some people, such as older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk for suffering serious complications from the flu. There have been no local flu-related hospitalizations that she knows of, either. Since Sept. 1, 40 per cent of the influenza cases were in the 20- to 64-year-old category, 30 per cent were seniors, 20 per cent were school age children and 10 per cent were preschool age. Read More »

Eagles' Wentz suffers torn ACL, ending his season

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Quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed on Monday after an MRI. It's just been the next-man-up mentality and that's going to continue. "We still have something special", Wentz said . Even with the two teams going in opposite directions this season, it's a little surprising to see the spread that high after learning Wentz would be out for the year. Read More »

Noon.com goes live in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifted on December 11 a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom."Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years", the culture and information ministry said in a statement, adding that the government will begin licensing cinemas immediately. Read More »