• Cold and Flu Season Takes Nasty Turn In Bloomington-Normal
Cold and Flu Season Takes Nasty Turn In Bloomington-Normal

The CDC reports that vaccinations reduce the risk of illness by 40 to 60 percent among the overall populations during flu season. Jenny Israel, head of children's public health nursing, Hywel Dda University Health Board, explained why it's so important that eligible children receive the flu nasal spray vaccine.

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  • United States lifts ban on lethal virus experiments despite security risks
United States lifts ban on lethal virus experiments despite security risks

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services released a new framework for making decisions about funding research that has the potential to create a new pandemic strain. "We have a responsibility to ensure that research with infectious agents is conducted responsibly, and that we consider the potential biosafety and biosecurity risks...

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  • BJP Bhopal MLA: Virat Kohli marrying outside India not patriotic
BJP Bhopal MLA: Virat Kohli marrying outside India not patriotic

None of us goes to a foreign country to get married, he ( Virat Kohli ) earned money here and spent billions there (Italy), he doesn¿t have any respect for the country. Shakya said that Indians who sought training in their homeland should also work there since it would be a great national service. He even said that dancers from Italy become million...

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  • TV show host Suhaib Ilyasi gets lifer for wife's murder
TV show host Suhaib Ilyasi gets lifer for wife's murder

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on him, and directed him to pay her parents Rs 10 lakh as compensation. The court also ruled that at this stage, Ilyasi could not take the benefit of his daughter's non-examination, since he had not presented his daughter in front of the authorities to get her statement recorded at the time of the murder...

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  • People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say
People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say

Kansas health officials say the flu is increasing in most parts of the state. "One redeeming quality about egg allergy is that the majority of it is outgrown at some point in childhood, with a very small proportion of individuals retaining that into adulthood".

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  • Drop in pension auto-enrolment age worth £50000
Drop in pension auto-enrolment age worth £50000

The scheme, which automatically enrols those working in a private or public sector firm in the United Kingdom into a workplace pension, is now open to those aged 22 or above, who earn more than £10,000 from one job. The pensions industry has welcomed government reforms to boost auto-enrolment while raising concerns about their limited scope and tim...

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  • Deaths feared as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state
Deaths feared as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

The train was making its first trip on a new route from Seattle in 6:00 a.m.to Portland about 3 hours later, the Associated Press said. " All of a sudden, we felt this rocking and creaking noise, and it felt like we were heading down a hill ", passenger Chris Karnes told Seattle broadcaster KIRO TV.

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  • 4 keys for a Jaguars' victory vs. Texans
4 keys for a Jaguars' victory vs. Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars starting running back Leonard Fournette was declared inactive for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of a quad injury. That left rookie fourth-round draft pick and undrafted rookies and as the top three receivers. They averaged 149.9 yards a game, and in their victory over the Texans in September, they genera...

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  • Suspect in deadly Charlottesville car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder
Suspect in deadly Charlottesville car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder

Disturbing video footage shows a Dodge Challenger, which is registered to Fields, accelerating into the crowd of protesters who are hurled into the air before the auto reverses at speed. The rally by a loosely connected mix of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists was the largest gathering of such groups in a decade.

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  • Remains of 3 children found in Montana may be missing MI brothers
Remains of 3 children found in Montana may be missing MI brothers

They don't know for sure if there's a connection with Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton but even if it is the missing brothers, there is a huge unanswered question. Brewer says there appears to be no connection between the Skelton case and Montana. Now, Michigan State Police are trying to determine if they're that of the Skelton brothers, who we...

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  • Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Expected to Miss One Month
Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Expected to Miss One Month

The Utah Jazz announced center Rudy Gobert (knee) will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Already without Rudy Gobert (knee), the Jazz will now be down another starter, leaving them quite shorthanded in the frontcourt. During that span, the Jazz went an impressive 7-4. The Jazz play at Cleveland on Saturday night. But the team just got m...

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  • Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile
Iran supplied Yemen rebels with ballistic missile

From missiles to drones to explosive boats, illegal Iranian arms shipments to the Houthis and other proxies are stoking the fires of sectarian violence endangering civilians, the ministry said. Guterres' report also raises the possibility that Iran may be violating a provision of its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers calling on it not to dev...

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  • The World Generated 4500 Eiffel Towers' Worth Of Electronic Waste Last Year
The World Generated 4500 Eiffel Towers' Worth Of Electronic Waste Last Year

Improved measurement of e-waste is essential to set and monitor targets, and identify policies. That number is expected to rise again by 17 percent by 2021, totaling almost 52.2 million metric tonnes of e-waste. "E-waste management is an urgent issue in today's digitally dependent world, where the use of electronic devices is ever increasing", ITU ...

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  • ADB Lowers India's Growth Forecast Even as It Lifts Asia's Overall Outlook
ADB Lowers India's Growth Forecast Even as It Lifts Asia's Overall Outlook

In 2018, the country, however, is forecast to outpace Vietnam with GDP growing by 6.7 percent. The Asian Development Bank raised its growth projection for developing Asia citing stronger than expected exports and domestic consumption fuel growth.

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  • British baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries
British baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

The couple opted for the risky surgery after paying for a blood test to check the risk levels of the three most serious chromosomal problems associated with the condition. East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre lead surgeon Branko Mimic said: "Cases such as Vanellope's, where everything else appears essentially normal, are even rarer, and whilst the...

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  • Health Officials Say It's Not Too Late For Flu Shots
Health Officials Say It's Not Too Late For Flu Shots

Officials say it is not too late to get vaccinated, and there are ample amounts of the vaccine available. Dr Michael Osterholm, who directs The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told Business Insider that the vaccine is, at best, around 10 percent effective on H3N2.

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  • March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts
March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts

The new order by the government reads, "submit the Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number by such date as notified by the Centre". Soon after the Centre's submission before the apex court on December 7, the Union finance ministry had relaxed the deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN numbers till March 31, 2018.

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  • Netflix fires exec who said Masterson accusers weren't believable
Netflix fires exec who said Masterson accusers weren't believable

Yeatman ― a Netflix kids' programming executive ― was approached by a stranger who did not identify herself or explain her connection to Danny Masterson ", the statement read. Further, he would have no insights into decision making on The Ranch . Last week, Netflix confirmed in a statement to the Huffington Post that Yeatman did in...

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  • Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years for racy banana-eating video
Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years for racy banana-eating video

Shyma was arrested on November 18, police said, following complaints about the video for her song " I Have Issues ". Shyma appears in the video in her underwear singing while suggestively eating an apple and a banana before a classroom of young men.

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  • Toshiba and Western Digital have dropped their legal battles
Toshiba and Western Digital have dropped their legal battles

As SK Hynix and Micron began sniffing around the possibility of a share in the resultant new company, however, Western Digital grew antsy - and when Toshiba picked the company's rivals as the winning bidders WD sought to halt the sell-off altogether, claiming that it broke the terms of a joint venture agreement Toshiba had signed with its...

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  • Will the United States return to the Paris climate deal?
Will the United States return to the Paris climate deal?

Almost 200 civil society organisations, from almost 60 countries, called on governments at the meeting to end subsidies and public finance for fossil fuels, and for the World Bank to end fossil fuel finance. "I call on them: Come, and work here with us". He also said in pursuit of efforts to deliver on the country's pledges, the government was ...

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  • What Is Man Flu? Canadian Doctor Claims Men Suffer More When Sick
What Is Man Flu? Canadian Doctor Claims Men Suffer More When Sick

So, in an attempt to shed more light on the topic, Kyle Sue , a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, investigated whether men do indeed experience worse symptoms than women and if this has an evolutionary or biological basis.

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  • These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America
These are the healthiest and least healthy states in America

In the past five years, MA saw a 69 percent increase in drug deaths, or an addition of 8-plus deaths per 100,000 people. Other top healthiest states, based on wide ranging factors from vaccination rates, smoking rates and air pollution levels, were Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and CT.

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  • After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas in 2018
After 35-year ban, Saudi Arabia to reopen cinemas in 2018

Saudi Arabia said it will begin licensing cinemas for the first time in more than 35 years as part of the kingdom's plan to revive the entertainment industry and overhaul the economy. "By developing the broader cultural sector we will create new employment and training opportunities, as well as enriching the kingdom's entertainment options", he add...

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  • Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition
Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition

The Shazam deal was widely trailed in the media over the weekend. The Shazam mobile app uses the microphone on a smartphone or computer to identify any song playing nearby and giving options where the user can listen to it in the future.

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  • GCPH stresses importance of flu vaccine
GCPH stresses importance of flu vaccine

Some countries, such as Australia , had one of their most severe flu seasons in a number of years. US flu vaccines are created to fight the same strain of the virus that spreads during the Australian flu season. In the United States, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Georgia reported an intense flu activity. "It mutates as it goes from...

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  • Windies claim Raval as NZ reach 173-3
Windies claim Raval as NZ reach 173-3

Windies lost the first Test by an innings and will be without their captain Jason Holder for the second Test that starts on Saturday in Hamilton. A feisty innings of 35 from 45 balls from wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and a partnership of 35 for the eighth wicket between Raymon Reifer and Kemar Roach helped slow the decline and allowed the West In...

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  • Indian Hospital Loses Operation Licence After Declaring Infant Dead
Indian Hospital Loses Operation Licence After Declaring Infant Dead

The minister said a final report on an inquiry ordered by the government was submitted to them on Friday and the decision was taken after that. The Delhi government cancelled the licence of Max Hospital , Shalimar Bagh with immediate effect, for alleged medical negligence including the twins case in which one of the babies was found alive afte...

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  • 'Bohemian Rhapsody' finds director to replace Bryan Singer
'Bohemian Rhapsody' finds director to replace Bryan Singer

In announcing the shutdown last week, producers Fox, New Regency and Graham King initially said filming was being suspended because of Singer's " unexpected unavailability ". The dismissal followed an earlier confrontation between the director and star Rami Malek , along with actor Tom Hollander allegedly quitting the movie over Singer's behavior,...

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  • Nvidia's Titan V giant: $3000 buys you 'most powerful PC GPU ever'
Nvidia's Titan V giant: $3000 buys you 'most powerful PC GPU ever'

With Volta, NVIDIA aimed to take AI and high-performance computing to the next level, pushing the envelope on what it can do with processor links, architecture, instruction, memory architecture, and numerical formats. Scientists and researchers working on AI, deep learning and high performance computing. Another example of a handsome piece of work ...

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  • A rough flu season could be ahead, doctors say
A rough flu season could be ahead, doctors say

Catherine Paules and Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reported in last week's New England Journal of Medicine . Though the accuracy and effectiveness of each year's vaccine varies, this year's seems on track to provide good protection against the Influenza A strains now predominating, health officials say.

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  • Flu season could be the worst in almost a decade
Flu season could be the worst in almost a decade

Past year in Canada and the USA, the vaccine was found to be only 35 per cent effective in preventing cases of H3N2 influenza, she said. Some flu shots protect against three flu viruses and some protect against four flu viruses. faces the same fate as Australia, which had one of its worst outbreaks on record, with two and a half times the normal ...

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  • Scientists: Eating cheese reduces the risk of developing heart disease
Scientists: Eating cheese reduces the risk of developing heart disease

Study co-author Li-Qiang Qin - who works in the Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene at Soochow University's School of Public Health in China - and colleagues report their in the European Journal of Nutrition . While it may seem like a lot of the dairy product, it's an average of 36 grams per day, which is slightly less than the amount recomme...

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  • Duterte seeks another year to solve drug problem
Duterte seeks another year to solve drug problem

The country's anti-drug campaign kicked off on May 9, 2016 when Duterte won the presidential elections. Other law enforcement agencies, including the National Bureau of Investigation, Armed Forces of the Philippines , Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Postal Corporation were also directed to provide support to the PDEA in the conduct of the a...

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  • New Orleans Saints: 3 Bold predictions vs
New Orleans Saints: 3 Bold predictions vs

Most of the time, at least throughout my career, it's been that way... Let's hope Thursday is a party celebrating the death of the Falcons season. The combination of running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram has been crucial to the Saints offensive success this season. The Falcons converted only 1-of-10 third downs against Minnesota, a...

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