• Flu-related deaths continue to climb in California. Here's the latest toll
Flu-related deaths continue to climb in California. Here's the latest toll

Santora declined to provide any additional information about the fatality since details might identify the person. The Department of Public Health said this flu season has been particularly severe among people aged 65 and older. The most recent numbers from the Department of Health show things in this province seem fairly normal in terms of the a...

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  • Trump tweet: DACA deal
Trump tweet: DACA deal "probably dead" because of Democrats

Nielsen said that Trump is simply advocating a merit-based immigration system, similar to those in Canada and Australia. The party is now using the program as a political bargaining chip in Congress's debate over the federal budget, demanding that any deal to keep the government funded must include protections for DACA recipients, also known as D...

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  • January is National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month

One can't see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a unsafe level in a home. Kendall County's geology is rich in uranium deposits, capable of producing high levels of radon gas. Such systems should be installed by a certified mitigation contractor. A radon testing kit can be purchased at most home or hardware stores. McFarland add...

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  • How Ohio's voter purge practices disproportionately affect minorities
How Ohio's voter purge practices disproportionately affect minorities

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in an OH voting law case which pits supporters, who see the law as vital to preserving honest elections, against critics, who have attacked it as illegally disenfranchising thousands of Ohioans.

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  • Taylor Swift Debuts 'End Game' Video Featuring Ed Sheeran & Future
Taylor Swift Debuts 'End Game' Video Featuring Ed Sheeran & Future

Still from Taylor Swift's " End Game " ft. Well, if you look close enough, you'll see she's sticking to her brand and rocking a tight snake suit while riding a motorcycle. Possibly the most iconic visual used in Taylor's return is the constant imagery of a snake , and " End Game " is no different. It's a track off her latest album, "Reput...

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  • Andover Health Division encourages residents to get vaccinated as flu cases spike
Andover Health Division encourages residents to get vaccinated as flu cases spike

The countywide hospital system and health care provider reports that cases jumped from fewer than 200 during the week of December 18 to more than 330 the last week of the year. In preparation for a possible bout of so-called French flu, NHS workers have been advised to get the flu jab to prevent them from falling ill, the Sunday Telegraph rep...

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  • HP recalls batteries that may overheat, leading to fires
HP recalls batteries that may overheat, leading to fires

HP has set up a webpage , www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018, where customers can check to see whether their battery is included in the recall. The company has released a statement about the issue that says, "The quality and safety of all HP products is our top priority".

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  • Just 'trying' out a cigarette can make you a daily smoker
Just 'trying' out a cigarette can make you a daily smoker

Although it's unclear how long the smokers in the study took up the habit for, lead researcher Professor Peter Hajek, from Queen Mary University of London , said the new figures show how important it is to curb cigarette experimentation.

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  • 2 more die of Swine Flu at SKIMS, toll rises to 27
2 more die of Swine Flu at SKIMS, toll rises to 27

H3N2 has been responsible for some of the worst flu seasons in the us in recent years, including the 2006-2007, 2012-2013, and 2014-2015 bouts. 'Anyone that's had influenza, and I mean real influenza - not a sniffle or a cough or a cold - but real, true influenza, they'll know how severe this can be, ' says Dr.

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  • Houthis Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Northern Yemen
Houthis Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Northern Yemen

Earlier Friday, Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said the rebels in Yemen must immediately stop all crimes committed against politicians and civilians. "Missiles fired at Saudi Arabia belong to Yemen which have been overhauled and their range has been increased", Jafari said. Saudi Arabia had 82 Tornados in...

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  • 4 powerlifters killed in Delhi road crash
4 powerlifters killed in Delhi road crash

The police are investigating if it is a case of drunken driving since some liquor bottles were found in the vehicle. The car-a Swift Dezire compact sedan, in which they were travelling, first hit the divider and then cashed into a pole on the highway.

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  • 1 dead, dozens sickened after romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak in US
1 dead, dozens sickened after romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak in US

Even though US authorities can't say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce caused the outbreak , Consumer Reports urged a "greater degree of caution", about the lettuce because it's usually consumed raw. "This time of year, most of our lettuce will come from southern places ... so if it's affecting both countries, it may be from Cali...

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  • IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread
IN hospitals taking steps to prevent flu virus' spread

So far, there are 421 confirmed cases and two people have died in the season that began much earlier than previous years. Vernon said the best defenses for fighting the flu are washing hands and receiving a flu shot. Manish Trivedi, Division Director of Infectious Disease at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Signs and symptoms of the flu inc...

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  • Too much gaming could be labeled as mental health condition
Too much gaming could be labeled as mental health condition

Business Insider released an article saying "gaming disorders" could be classified as a mental health condition . In other words, obsessively playing video games can be addicting as gamers get wrapped up in alternate realities. "It is not necessarily addiction, just something that makes them happy". Bobbi Burks is a counselor who specializes i...

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  • Papa John's founder steps down after blaming anthem protests for slumping sales
Papa John's founder steps down after blaming anthem protests for slumping sales

No immediate reason was given for his decision, which takes effect January 1. As the founder, Schnatter has been one of the biggest names in fast food. "At the very least, it was distracting and I'm wondering whether this was board-driven or if it was John's choice", said restaurant consultant John Gordon of the Pacific Management Consulting Grou...

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  • State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread
State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread

DPHHS says cases of the flu are slightly higher then they were at this time in 2016. Stay home when you are sick. Brown said Thursday that Sandusky County has reported four flu-related hospitalizations in December, and nine since the beginning of September.

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  • Toys R Us could go into administration
Toys R Us could go into administration

The loss-making British arm of the USA toy retailer boosted Roger McLaughlan's pay to £1.3 million ($2.2 million) in the year ended January 30, 2016, from £1 million and £356,000 in the previous two years, Frank Field, the chairperson of the House of Commons' works and pensions committee, said in a December 18 letter to Toys "R" Us U.K.'s curre...

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  • Jerry Jones Admires Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson, Sad After Decision to Sell
Jerry Jones Admires Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson, Sad After Decision to Sell

While that is incredibly hard to pull off, he may have an opportunity to join in as one of the 32 team owners now that Jerry Richardson is selling the Carolina Panthers . We will not begin the sale process, nor will we entertain any inquiries, until the very last game is played. Richardson, a former football player with the Baltimore Colts, is r...

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  • GasBuddy: Christmas gas prices will be highest since 2013
GasBuddy: Christmas gas prices will be highest since 2013

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 . Average U.S. gas prices are at their lowest point since Hurricane Harvey hit 110 days ago and caused prices to rise, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.

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  • 'Multiple' deaths as train derails over Washington state highway
'Multiple' deaths as train derails over Washington state highway

The Amtrak train, with 82 passengers and crew, was on the first day of a new route in Washington State. Passenger Chris Karnes told CBS News: "We had just passed the city of DuPont and it seemed like we were going around a curve ". Emergency crews respond to the scene of a train derailment in Washington state, December 18, 2017 . "We will do...

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  • Govt approves draft legislation banning instant Triple Talaq
Govt approves draft legislation banning instant Triple Talaq

The West Bengal subcommittee of the Muslim Personal Law Board is urging the government to consult with Islamic scholars about the proposed bill, which they say would otherwise create discord. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi , in a letter, on Friday.to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill bro...

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  • Flu-related deaths higher than previously reported
Flu-related deaths higher than previously reported

With flu season upon us, along comes a troubling article in The New England Journal of Medicine . "Unfortunately, it's the one strain that the vaccine is really underperforming in, in every regard", he said. The CDC notes that the 10 percent figure is an Australian interim estimate of the vaccine's benefit against one flu virus - the H3N2 vi...

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  • Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness
Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness

The flu season is expected to be more severe than usual since the strain that is expected to circulate is H3N2, which historically has led to higher overall flu hospitalization and death rates. "They can go, here at the health department", said Roberts. "If folks have not gotten vaccinated, getting vaccinated is your best protection against t...

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  • Eagles' Carson Wentz suffers season-ending torn ACL
Eagles' Carson Wentz suffers season-ending torn ACL

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered their doomsday scenario on Sunday when Carson Wentz tore his ACL while trying to run for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams . "And, you know if there's ever an opportunity for me as a head football coach to rally the troops, you know now might be the time". It was Wentz's 33rd TD pass, setting the team...

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  • Could be the worst flu season
Could be the worst flu season

In just the last week, 182 cases were reported. "But we can not say we will go on to experience the kind of severe season Australia had, in part because we ourselves had a fairly severe epidemic due to H3N2 in 2016-17", Skowronski said. Flu shots are available through your health care provider or through the flu clinic at the Coconino County Publ...

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