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E. Coli outbreak cause not yet identified

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In the past two months, 58 people in the USA and Canada have become ill and one person in the US has died in the multi-state outbreak, according to Consumer Reports . Romaine lettuce is to blame. We're still in the very earliest days of January which means lots of folks are now rocking New Year's resolutions to avoid junk food and eat lots of lovely fruits and veggies. Read More »

Dale Steyn admires Umesh Yadav for inking tattoos on his body

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Soon after, Tea was taken, but Steyn did not return after the break. The South African team manager said he sustained a "freakish" foot injury while bowling in his comeback game on Saturday. Steyn returned to test cricket for the match after 14 months on the sidelines with a career-threatening shoulder injury.South Africa's Aiden Markram (34) was the first wicket to fall in their second innings, having looked fluent at the crease until he top-edged a rising delivery from Hardik Pandya (2-17) ... Read More »

Red Cross needs blood donations

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Now they need donations to help fill the blood banks because they face a serious blood donation shortage. Consider these factors when determining if you are an eligible donor even if you're in good health. On Thursday, the blood care center hosted a blood drive but only five people donated. The process for general donations takes about 8 to 10 minutes and can save a life. Read More »

Consumption Of Alcohol Linked To Cancer, Study Shows

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Study leader Professor Ketan Patel, at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, said: "Some cancers develop due to DNA damage in stem cells". But when these two layers of defense were genetically thrown out, DNA damage was able to accumulate to a point where it caused cells to stop working entirely. Read More »

Ricky Ponting becomes head coach of IPL team Delhi Daredevils

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Ponting's services were sought in 2014 in an "advisory role" after Mumbai started poorly in the United Arab Emirates. Initially, the 43-year-old had joined the franchise as a player in 2013 but pulled himself out in the mid-way through the tournament due to poor form. Read More »

US CDC to host nuclear strike preparedness presentation

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Should Kim decide to launch a missile again, it is likely to push U.S. patience to breaking point. "Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation", urges the CDC email advising people on one of the agency's mailing lists about the session. Read More »

It's snowing in Tallahassee, Fla. for the first time in three decades

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The last time locals saw that much snow was in December 1989. "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear", said the Tallahassee Police Department on Twitter along with the hashtags #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere. Read More »

Harlon Barnett to leave MSU for Florida State

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Brian Lewerke, linebacker Chris Frey and wide receiver Felton Davis talk after the 42-17 win over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday, Dec. The unit ranked 19th in scoring defense, surrendering exactly 20 points per contest. Under Barnett, the Spartans have produced their share of top defensive backs, including three All-Americans and two first-round draft picks in the NFL. Read More »

Tamil Nadu: Strike called by transport workers' union hits bus services

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Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose said essential services can not be paralysed and ordered the government to take strict action. Following the strike, commuters alleged over-charging by autos and private buses even as many opted for suburban rail services in Chennai . In a press release, the transport unions said in the past 16 months, they held 21 discussions with the State government on various issues, including a wage increase. Read More »

IS-allied Boko Haram faction claims killing of Nine Nigerian soldiers

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Read the full statement issued by the Nigerian Army below on the rescue of the Chibok girl. Officials said that according to preliminary investigations, Pagu is the same person as the one on a list of girls who were abducted. Fifty-seven managed to escape soon afterward, leaving behind 219. The Nigerian Military says it has "fatally injured" a factional leader of terrorist sect, Boko Haram. Read More »

Scientists Are Investigating Facial Exercises to Make You Look Younger

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The health officials say that the exercise helps to stretch your muscles and makes them more toned like your younger face. This Northwestern study was also done with a very small sample size of patients, so further research is needed to determine whether it would be as effective in a larger population. Read More »

Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991

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On the heels of awareness campaigns and a push to encourage Americans to get more frequent colonoscopies and check ups, death rates for colorectal and prostate cancers are less than half of what they were in 1993, helping to cap overall mortality. Read More »

'Crohn's disease' patient had Heinz sachet in gut

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Doctors at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital in Slough said that the perforated edges of the packet, meant to make it easier to open, had actually cut into the lining of her stomach. There had been four other similar incidents in the past, but in all of those cases the ingested object was a toothpick. "It is important to consider alternative surgical diagnoses in patients with presumed Crohn's disease unresponsive to standard treatment", the authors write in the British Medical ... Read More »

Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak across 13 states

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said it is still determining the cause of the outbreak by interviewing affected people, while the the Public Health Agency of Canada said it has identified Romaine lettuce as the source. Rogers said it's best to assume that any romaine lettuce may be contaminated, even if it's sold in bags and packages. "The available data strongly suggest that romaine lettuce is the source of the US outbreak". Read More »

Alcohol damages DNA, increases cancer risk

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In particular, the scientists found that acetaldehyde, an endogenous and alcohol-derived metabolite, can break and damage DNA within blood stem cells. Researchers highlighted the importance of understanding the DNA blueprint within stem cells citing one simple reason: when healthy stem cells are corrupted, they can give rise to cancer. Read More »

Men are getting their penises whitened

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It now gets around 100 customers per month who need their private parts to look lighter. The post had been shared by an employee of Bangkok's Lelux Hospital on Facebook which gets around 20,000 shares. "Usually, the male genitalia is darker than other parts of the body because of androgen", he said. " No pain, no need to recover ", read the post by Atittayapa Photiya , an employee who a year ago sparked debate among netizens about the hospital's "3DVagina" procedure, in which women ... Read More »

3 children die from flu this season, 2 in East Tenn

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Flu season typically peaks in January and February. This record number of cases reflects better testing and surveillance systems in the region and a more severe influenza season than in recent years. Total influenza deaths to date: 45, which includes the baby's death, even though it came a day after the reporting period. For the last week of 2017, Arkansas reported "Widespread" activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for geographic spread of influenza, and "High" ... Read More »

Romaine lettuce may be source of E. coli outbreak

The CDC has identified 17 cases of illness. One person has died and five people have been hospitalized of the cases occurring in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington, according to the CDC. Read More »

Flu cases on the rise in Southwest Florida

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Vaishampayan said a flu shot is still the best way of guarding against the illness. Elderly people, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the United Kingdom are being urged to get vaccinated. "Both in Florida and throughout the US, flu activity is on the rise ", said Mara Gambineri, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee. Read More »

CDC: Romaine lettuce may be behind E. coli outbreak

Five people in the US have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been 41 cases of E. Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 8, 2017. The FDA will neither confirm nor deny that is has or is testing any samples of romaine or any other foods in connection with the outbreak investigation. Read More »

WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

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It is the first time that the list has included an entry on gaming, placing it in the same category as disorders related to drugs, alcohol and gambling. If that's the case, they argue, "how can such an activity be seriously problematic yet not disordered?" The research also found similar numbers globally. Read More »

Scientists Say Chocolate May Be Extinct By 2050

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Cacao plants occupy a precarious position on the globe. By 2050, rising temperatures will push today's chocolate-growing regions more than 1,000 feet uphill into mountainous terrain - much of which is now preserved for wildlife, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . Read More »

Diabetes Drug an Alzheimer's Breakthrough? Triple Receptor Shows Promise

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Discovering a potential new treatment for a devastating disease like Alzheimer's is fantastic news, but the fact that the drug was initially meant to treat type 2 diabetes isn't just a coincidence. - figures expected to rise significantly in the future. Because diabetes is a risk factor in Alzheimer's, some scientists are hopeful that diabetes drugs could be effective treatments for neurodegeneration. Read More »

Health Police Say Children Can Only Have Two Biscuits a Day

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Among the recommended healthy snacks are Soreen malt loaf, fromage frail and rice cakes. On average, primary school children have at least three sugary snacks a day, which means they can easily consume three times more sugar than the recommended maximum.Each year children consume, on average, some 400 biscuits, 120 cakes, buns and pastries, 100 portions of candies, 70 chocolate bars and ice creams and 150 juice drink pouches and cans of fizzy drink, the findings revealed. Read More »

Rail passengers hit by biggest fare rise in FIVE YEARS

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Prices on some routes will increase by nearly three... "We understand how passengers feel when rail fares are increased". "Money from fares goes to improving and running the railway, supporting the industry to secure nearly £85bn of additional economic benefits for the country". Read More »

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Dies Hours After Her Hospital Wedding

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After the ceremony, Mosher told the CBS affiliate WFSB News , "It reminds me of someone who is crossing the finish line of a marathon or something". Mosher had already planned a romantic proposal when Lindsay told him she had been diagnosed with cancer and said he was determined to go ahead. Read More »

Season's worst fog at IGI, over 200 flights hit

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A successful take off requires a minimum visibility range of 125 metres. Several flights between Calcutta and Delhi were among those cancelled and delayed. Delhi woke up to a cold and foggy January 1 as the minimum temperature dropped to 7 degrees Celsius on the first day of the New Year with maximum temperature hovering around 21 degrees Celsius. Read More »

South Africa have slight advantage against India: Morkel

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While Rahane and Pujara may be high-quality players - in the same way that Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla are for South Africa - no player on either side can match the aura created by Kohli and De Villiers, whose thrilling stroke play can change the course of a match. Read More »

Buhari appoints 3 dead people as Board members, Chairman[DETAILS]

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President on the message that his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, had prayed for the repose of his soul. Also on the list was the late founder of Fidei Polytechnic, Rev. However, it has been discovered that three of the men on the list have since passed away. "They were asked to go and review the list", he explained. Read More »

Driving high means DUI

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In addition, officers will conduct driver's license checks on motorists stopped at the checkpoint. After the death of Officer Andrew Camilleri on Christmas Eve, the CHP's maximum enforcement period has become personal. In the face of more drug-impaired drivers on the road, the CHP and local law enforcement are training more officers in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and Drug Recognition Evaluation. Read More »