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Mayo Clinic Minute: Importance of flu vaccine

Dr. Viegas with St. Vincent said he has seen a rapid spike in flu cases with his patients this month. "The more people are together in close contact, the more likely the flu will be transmitted", Lopez said. He doesn't know why, but it seems to him that fewer people are getting flu vaccinations this year. Schneider said that getting the flu vaccine doesn't guarantee you won't get sick, but it reduces the likelihood that you will. Read More »

DCW rescues 5 minor girls from ashram run by self-styled guru


The team found that there were stacks of medicines and no registers were maintained to record as to where did the girls come from and for how long have they been there. Police sources said that a total of 168 women have been found confined in the tiny cells of the four-storey building in Vijay Vihar area. "In one such case, five families had approached Delhi Police with complaints against the ashram". Read More »

Mahadayi: 'Cong not doing enough to convince Goan counterparts'


Hubballi: With BJP leader, B S Yeddyurappa skipping the Parivarthana rally in Nargund on Wednesday to fly to Delhi to hold talks with Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar on the Mahadayi river dispute, all eyes are on the second leg of the yatra that will take off in the city on Thursday as he is expected to make an announcement on the occasion. Read More »

Dutoit withdraws from The Cleveland Orchestra


Dutoit has not yet responded to the allegations. The San Francisco Symphony is the latest organization to sever ties with conductor Charles Dutoit in response to sexual misconduct allegations reported by The Associated Press . The move followed reports by The Associated Press that the Switzerland-born conductor had assaulted three opera singers and a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Read More »

Atiku working for Buhari, APC, 'a laughable fabrication' - Secondus


The lawmakers had cited the performance of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode and the leadership style of the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, as reasons for their defection. According the party spokesperson, the APC had earlier raised the alarm "that the PDP convention was a sham". A statement from Secondus's media office and signed by Ike Abonyi, warned Nigerians to brace up to more insinuations in the months ahead, adding that the national chairman would not allow himself to be distracted ... Read More »

Eleven Russian athletes banned by International Olympic Committee for doping


The decision has been taken as a follow-up to the conclusions of the IOC Disciplinary Commission led by Denis Oswald, responsible for rechecking doping probes of Russian athletes. "As some investigations are still ongoing (notably the forensic analysis of the bottles), it can not be excluded that there might be new elements that would justify opening further new cases and holding more hearings", the International Olympic Committee said in a statement. Read More »

Breathing easy: Regular intake of apples and tomatoes could help lung function


Eating three apples a day slows down the natural aging of the lungs and repairs damage caused by smoking , a study concludes. The strikingly slower decline in lung function among former smokers who ate a diet high in tomatoes and fruit, especially apples , suggests that nutrients in their diets are helping to fix damage done by smoking , Garcia-Larsen says. Read More »

Arsenal legend Bergkamp sacked as Ajax assistant by former Gunners teammate


Ajax made the announcement in a statement a day after the team was eliminated from the Dutch domestic cup competition. "We had a bad summer and a messy start to the season", said Van der Sar. Ajax is placed second in the Dutch League table with 38 points, winning 12 games and losing three games, while two games ended with a draw. "In particular, [director of football] Marc Overmars and I have frequently spoken in the months afterwards about the continuing volatility of the first team". Read More »

OH ranks second in drug overdose deaths — CDC


Life expectancy, which is the average time someone is expected to live, generally has been rising steadily for decades in the United States, with only occasional downward ticks. In total, 22 states and the district had overdose death rates higher than the national average of 19.8 fatalities per 100,000 people. Opioid death rates continue to increase sharply in the United States, with a 28 percent rise in 2016. Read More »

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


A portion of spinach or kale a day could help to keep the brain a decade younger, researchers have found. Individual associations with slower cognitive decline were seen for higher intakes of each of the nutrients and bioactives except β-carotene. Read More »

Penske Media Takes 51% Majority Stake In Rolling Stone

The investment by Penske , announced on Wednesday, put a value of Wenner Media at just over $100 million, said a source close to the deal. Deadline , a member of Penske Media reports that the deal went through for $100m . Launched as a chronicle of the 1960s music scene and counterculture, Rolling Stone achieved iconic status through its covers, which have featured musicians, actors, politicians and other celebrities. Read More »

Keep Dogs Away From Chocolate This Christmas, Vets Warn


Although theobromine is harmless to humans, dogs can't metabolize the substance almost as fast as we can so it ends up building up in the body to toxic levels. Peaks in similar cases around Valentine's Day and Halloween that have previously been reported in the United States and Germany were not found in the United Kingdom, which the researchers suggest could be due to different festival priorities. Read More »

North Korea denies role in WannaCry ransomware attack


The report came shortly after the White House said the North is "pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile" in its National Security Strategy. South Korean soldiers fired a number of warning shots Thursday after a North Korean soldier fled across the demilitarized zone that divides North and South Korea, South Korean military officials said. Read More »

Ilyasi jailed for life


Judge SK Malhotra said Ilyasi, who produced and hosted the TV series " India's Most Wanted ", had betrayed the faith of not only his wife (by killing her) but also "of the public at large" as his image in the eyes of the public was that of a law abiding citizen, according to news agency Press Trust of India. Read More »

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle stuck in web of cocaine bales


A military plane spotted a debris field while patrolling the eastern Pacific and called the Thetis to the area, according to NBC News . The United States Coast Guard saved a sea turtle during a major drug seizure. The workers proceeded to seize the bales of cocaine after releasing the turtle. Thetis was working in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation Martillo when they found the turtle. Read More »

USA lifts ban on funding risky virus research


With the ban now lifted, the federal government will be able to develop laboratory enhanced pathogens, so-called "gain of function" research, which some analysts argue may be used to design incredibly unsafe biological weapons. There was mixed reaction from critics. "I am confident that the thoughtful review process laid out by the HHS P3CO Framework will help to facilitate the safe, secure, and responsible conduct of this type of research in a manner that maximizes the benefits to public ... Read More »

Meghan Markle Sent Wedding Dress Sketches That Are Nothing Short of 'Dreamy'

According to reports from PEOPLE , Kensington Palace officially requested sketches from Israeli fashion designer, Inbal Dror , for Markle's consideration. In the past, royal brides have favored British designers with traditional silhouettes. Much has been made of the fact that the American actress (36) is the first royal other half to be invited to the festive celebrations before a wedding and we'll see more of her over the festive season as she slowly dips her toe into getting to know her ... Read More »

Sex Harassment in Congress: $199K in Settlements Disclosed


Last month ABC News reported exclusively that close to $100,000 of those funds were used to settle sexual harassment claims by two young male staffers who were working for disgraced former Congressman Eric Massa . "T$3 he OOC does not possess reliable information regarding the number of sexual harassment claims that have been filed or settled, the identities or positions of the individuals alleged to have committed sexual harassment, or why the parties reached settlements", Grundmann said. Read More »

Baby girl born after spending almost 25 years as frozen embryo


A Tennessee lady brought forth a child who had been solidified as a fetus for over 24 years - the longest known solidified human developing life to come to birth. "It is deeply moving and highly rewarding to see that embryos frozen 24.5 years ago using the old, early cryopreservation techniques of slow freezing on day one of development at the pronuclear stage can result in 100 per cent survival of the embryos with a 100 per cent continued proper development to the Day-3 embryo stage", said ... Read More »

Red Cross Blood Donations Service Calls For 'Critical' Christmas Donors


Downtown horse-drawn trolley rides will run from 1 3 p.m. Saturday at the Civitan Plaza, the corner of Park Avenue and B Street. As a non-profit blood center, Oklahoma Blood Institute's donors provide every drop of blood needed for patients in more than 160 hospitals statewide, including all Children's, Indian and Veterans Hospitals. Read More »

Flu widespread in OH, hospitalizations reported in Clark County


John Kelso. The CDC said these 12 states are reporting widespread cases of the flu: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. At least four children died from flu-related complications in northeast OH during the previous flu season, according to the state health department earlier this year. Read More »

CDC Director: There Are No Banned Words

The CDC and the Office of Management and Budget did not respond to the paper, but the paper cited another unnamed official who confirmed the list's existence. Never before in the history of this top public health agency has any governmental gag order been directed against it. For example, they said transgender people have multiple health challenges that affect not only their personal health, but also those of the wider community. Read More »

North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyberattack

If anything, it may serve to close the book on the hacking incident, which may appeal to United States officials since the so-called "Lazarus Group" code was in great measure implementations of NSA-discovered exploits, even though the White House has insisted this definitely wasn't the NSA" s fault. Read More »

Delhi Metro's Magenta Line crashes into wall during trial run, no injury


The first section of Delhi Metro Magenta Line will connect Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalkaji and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25. This new section of metro line reduces the travel time of the commuters by about 45 minutes. The Botanical Garden has been developed as the first-ever inter-change station of the metro, is the outside of the boundaries of Delhi, under the DMRC. Read More »

London gets first-ever female bishop


The Revd Joel Edwards, former General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, reflects on Bishop Sarah Mullally's appointment as Bishop of London . "Having lived and worked in London for over 32 years, the thought of returning here is about returning home", said Mullally. Read More »

Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread


But the epidemics of "ordinary" flu that take place every winter are deadly too, killing up to 650,000 people with respiratory disease a year, and probably the same number again through complications such as heart attacks. "We do know that even if the flu vaccine doesn't prevent you from getting the flu, it still reduces the risk of flu hospitalization and death", said Cody. Read More »

Hardik alleges EVMs can be hacked


Patel had joined hands with the Congress for the Gujarat assembly election this year, and it was widely believed that the BJP would lose some votes from the Patidar community as a result. The leaders supported Hardik Patel, said the questions raised by him over EVM makes sense. Various party leaders used the term " Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (a win is a win)" when asked about the Congress giving the BJP a tough fight in Gujarat. Read More »

Funeral procession begins for California firefighter


This video shows its officers saluting on an overpass across Freeway 15 in Murrieta as a procession passed underneath. "Your prayers are lifting me higher than you could ever imagine", she said. A GoFundMe campaign created for Iverson's family called him "a true hero to our Southern California community". On Saturday the Ventura County Medical Examiner released the cause of death for 32-year-old Cory Iverson as "thermal injuries and smoke inhalation". Read More »

Autopsies underway for pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their home


Const. David Hopkinson said police are treating the deaths as suspicious until they learn more from the pathologist and coroner. Apotex, which was founded and owned by Sherman, is one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies. "It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our founder, Dr. Bernard C. Sherman, Chairman of the Board of the Apotex Group of Companies, at the age of 75, and his wife Honey Sherman", the statement read. Read More »

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition'


The reactions of the deer were interesting as well, as sometimes the deer shook the monkeys off and fled, but many just stood their calmly and let the female monkeys do their thing, sometimes even continuing to eat. Since monkeys and deer are so physically different, it's highly unlikely the macaques confused the deer with a potential primate mate. But the only other known instance of it occurring between distant species is the sexual assault of king penguins by Antarctic fur seals . Read More »

Cam Newton taunts Packers before throwing TD pass


Green Bay recovered the subsequent onside kick and drove down to the Carolina 38-yard line. Adams was removed from the game and ruled out with a concussion. But on the field, the story was quarterback Cam Newton and an opportunistic defense that had three interceptions and a crucial fumble recovery with the Packers driving for the potential tying touchdown with 1:50 remaining. Read More »

SC extends Aadhaar linking for all services to March 31


IN its interim order, the five-judge Constitution bench presided over by Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to stay the Centre's decision to link Aadhaar with bank accounts, mobile phones and other schemes. Some petitioners in the top court have termed the linking of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with bank accounts and mobile numbers as "illegal and unconstitutional". Read More »