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Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak

The estimates are based on a relatively small sample of medically attended acute respiratory illness among 4,562 children and adults enrolled at five sites in the U.S. Strang said. Flu strains mutate every year. "CDC continues to recommend influe...

The Flu Isn't Playing Around This Year. Here's How to Fight Back

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , this flu season is looking to be one of the most active yet with more than 60 child deaths attributed to the disease this season. "So you might feel miserable a day or two", he said. Bo...

All-New 2019 BMW X4 Coupe-Style SUV Arrives this Year

For the first time, the X4 range will be topped by a pair of M Performance models, the M40i and M40d, both with six-cylinder engines and a unique suspension set-up. It's also supposed to be 10 percent better in aerodynamic efficiency, pulling the c...

Research trial finds asparagus triggers breast cancer spread

Breast cancer , the most common form of cancer in women, is responsible for more than 41,000 deaths each year , primarily because of the disease's ability to spread throughout the body. But since asparagine may be synthesized in the body, dietar...

'Modicare', World's Largest Health Care Scheme To Cost 11,OOO Crore Per Year

It's a friendly budget for all sections of society, he said. The new scheme covers tertiary care, which is often the most expensive when it comes to medical expenses. The Budget today announced the world's largest government funded healthcare pro...

A Rare Treat: Blue Supermoon, Lunar Eclipse

Here's how it breaks down. As per NASA , this would make the moon look closer as well as brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth. And while the Moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a " blood moo...

Flu deaths increase across the state

Children younger than 5 years and children of any age with certain long-term health problems are at high risk of flu complications like pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus and ear infections. They recommend everyone six months or older receive an annual flu...

Myanmar police kill seven ethnic Rakhine protesters

The victims were members of the Rakhine ethnic group, many of whom have forced about 700,000 Rohingya out of their villages and into Bangladesh. Myanmar will then shelter the Rohingya in temporary accommodations while rebuilding houses for them.

Bawana fire: Apprehended man says he was running factory alone

Fire Chief Atul Garg said the fire swept through a plastics warehouse, a firecracker storage unit and an oil storage container, but that all the casualties were in the plastic factory. PTI reported an injured labourer told police that the firecracker...

Oklahomans have died due to the flu, health officials say

Pneumonia is trending higher than the five-year median, while doctor visits for flu-like illnesses are trending lower than the five-year median. Here in Tulsa County, 338 people have been hospitalized since flu season began in September, and the co...

Hospital apologises to elderly patient after 22-hour wait

Meanwhile trusts up and down the country are seeing no let up in pressure in the new year, with some fearing the worst is yet to come. She said: "People are waiting too long in A&E departments because there are no beds for them on wards, and beca...

American Children Have A Higher Chance Of Dying Before Adulthood

An analysis by the CBO last week found that a five-year CHIP extension would cost $800 million, substantially less than previous estimates. Texas has enough funding to cover its costs until the end of March, but the looming deadline has many famili...

Blood shortage prompts 'urgent' need for donors

More than 150 drives were canceled across the country, including 10 in NY just last week. This network works in tandem, moving lifesaving donations throughout the system-once local patient needs are met-to help ensure blood is available when and wher...

Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

The furious White House briefing, the futile cease and desist letter issued by Donald Trump's lawyers, and the enraged statement and subsequent tweets from the President of the United States served to provide a launchpad for Wolff that money co...

USA cancer death rate goes down, find out why

The most common cancers in men include prostate, lung and colorectal cancers, amounting to 42 percent of all diagnoses, while women most frequently face breast, lung and colorectal cancer. The cancer death rate is lowest among Asian Americans. Hist...

9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal

In a six-page order, the three-judge-panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the administration had "not shown a strong likelihood that they will succeed on the merits of their challenge" to a district court's order...

Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky

The following week, that number more than doubled to 140 positive cases. There were four deaths at this time previous year. Johnna Mckinley, the school nurse at Morton Elementary said, "in grades K-4 I have had to send home 30 students with a high ...

Bengals head coaching rumors: 5 candidates to watch

One of the longest-tenured coaching jobs in recent National Football League history is reportedly coming to an end at the end of this season. Zimmer left his previous job as the Bengals defensive coordinator to become the Vikings head coach.

Immunizations A Priority During National Influenza Week

Even with vaccine effectiveness in the range of 30 to 60 percent, flu vaccination prevents millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of flu-related hospitalizations each year. It gives me no joy at all to announce this, but flu season is offici...

Missing Florida teen found safe in NY, officials say

The pair was spotted at 4 p.m. Friday by a State Police investigator, Todd Grant, who recognized Rodriguez's red Mercury sedan and its Florida license plates. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference on Monday, at 2pm with ad...

NC Police: Missing three-year-old girl is believed to be dead

Investigators have charged him with concealing death, obstruction of justice and other charges. The girl's mother made tearful pleas for her daughter in the days after she disappeared sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. The FBI was ...

Study finds drinking coffee can cut risk of early death

Drinking more than four cups a day during pregnancy increases risks of low birth weight , pre-term birth and stillbirth, the review says. However, Eliseo Guallar of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said , "Doctors should no...

Trump to Play Golf With Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

This is his 80th presumed round of golf as President. This is not the first time Woods has played golf with Trump. "Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the US!", he added. "The President and Tiger Wo...

Southern California will be roasting on Thanksgiving Day

He said a ridge of high pressure is to blame for the warmer weather, and while the Valley is supposed to be cooling down, temperatures will still be higher than usual. The average high temperatures for that time of the year range from the lows 30s to...

United States reduces softwood lumber duties for all but two Canadian producers

The weighted average tariffs levied by the Trump administration consist of 14.25 per cent for countervailing duties and 6.58 per cent for anti-dumping levies. The lumber duties are "unjust and punitive" and Canada will continue to push back against A...

Japanese Companies Give Non-Smokers 6 Days Extra Leave. Boss, Are You Listening?

After hearing about the complaint, the company's CEO, Takao Asuka, made a decision to give nonsmoking employees time off to compensate. Still, in addition to Piala, some private Japanese companies are taking it upon themselves to curb smoking rates...

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

The recalled units were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other online retailers for between $12 and $50; one model ...

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind speeds on the ocean can be as much as 70% higher than on land. "The question was, is there something about the atmosphere or the ocean that allows it to bring down more wind energy to wind farms?" However, it would enable people to access ...

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull , have also urged swift action to aid Puerto Rico . A governme...

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their phones held to the sky, hoping for a few bars of service. And House Spe...

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their phones held to the sky, hoping for a few bars of service. And House Spe...

'Big decisions' needed on rebuilding Puerto Rico, Donald Trump says

The White House authorized the waiver, revealing it in a tweet , naturally. She also said the death toll had been low for a storm the size of Hurricane Maria . When you don't have food for a baby, it's not a good news story. "We seem to be losi...

San Juan Mayor: This Is A 'People Are Dying' Story

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". "This is a "people are dying" story", she said in disbelief. State troopers boarded a Delta plane September 29 for their Hurricane Relief mission in Puerto Rico .

Trump relaxes barriers to Puerto Rico storm aid

Critics say the law makes shipments to places such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico more expensive. 'The electrical grid and other infrastructure were already in very, very poor shape. Pitbull has been using his private plane to evacuate cancer patient...

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have begun at least four days earlier. On Wednesday, Trump suggested again t...

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have begun at least four days earlier. On Wednesday, Trump suggested again t...

White House's slow response to aid Puerto Rico a disgrace

MORE: Stars lend personal jets for Puerto Rico hurricane reliefThe first leg of their flight takes them to Miami. Trump administration officials say with most power lines and cell towers down, the lack of electricity and communication has ma...

Energy and gene editing could be sticking points for German coalition

Shouting slogans such as "All Berlin hates the AfD!" and " Nazi pigs!", the demonstrators gathered outside a building in Germany's capital where the anti-immigrant party's leaders were celebrating winning an estimated 13.1 percent of the votes i...

Prominent German nationalist to leave anti-immigrant AfD party

Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU bloc has begun coalition talks with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens but the parties have different views on a range of issues including migration, energy, taxation and Europe. The Social Democratic P...

After Shocking Election Victory, Far-Right German Party Reassures Jews

Indeed, Merkel is counting on the Greens as well as the economically liberal Free Democratic Party (Act's equivalent) to form her next coalition. The unprecedented victory of the AfD and its presence in the German parliament will undoubtedly have i...

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9th Circuit says Trump's third travel ban is illegal

In a six-page order, the three-judge-panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the administration had "not shown a strong likelihood that they will...

Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky

The following week, that number more than doubled to 140 positive cases. There were four deaths at this time previous year . Johnna Mckinley, the school nurse at Morton Elementar...

Bengals head coaching rumors: 5 candidates to watch

One of the longest-tenured coaching jobs in recent National Football League history is reportedly coming to an end at the end of this season. Zimmer left his previous job as the B...

Immunizations A Priority During National Influenza Week

Even with vaccine effectiveness in the range of 30 to 60 percent, flu vaccination prevents millions of illnesses and tens of thousands of flu-related hospitalizations each year. It...

Missing Florida teen found safe in NY, officials say

The pair was spotted at 4 p.m. Friday by a State Police investigator, Todd Grant, who recognized Rodriguez's red Mercury sedan and its Florida license plates. The Columbia County S...

NC Police: Missing three-year-old girl is believed to be dead

Investigators have charged him with concealing death, obstruction of justice and other charges. The girl's mother made tearful pleas for her daughter in the days after she disa...

Trump to Play Golf With Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

This is his 80th presumed round of golf as President. This is not the first time Woods has played golf with Trump. "Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs...

Study finds drinking coffee can cut risk of early death

Drinking more than four cups a day during pregnancy increases risks of low birth weight , pre-term birth and stillbirth, the review says. However, Eliseo Guallar of the Johns ...

Southern California will be roasting on Thanksgiving Day

He said a ridge of high pressure is to blame for the warmer weather, and while the Valley is supposed to be cooling down, temperatures will still be higher than usual. The average ...

United States reduces softwood lumber duties for all but two Canadian producers

The weighted average tariffs levied by the Trump administration consist of 14.25 per cent for countervailing duties and 6.58 per cent for anti-dumping levies. The lumber duties are...

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Japanese Companies Give Non-Smokers 6 Days Extra Leave. Boss, Are You Listening?

Japanese Companies Give Non-Smokers 6 Days Extra Leave. Boss, Are You Listening?

After hearing about the complaint, the company's CEO, Takao Asuka, made a decision to give nonsmoking employees time off to compensate. Still, in addition to Piala, some private...

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

The recalled units were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, ShopKi...

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind speeds on the ocean can be as much as 70% higher than on land. "The question was, is there something about the atmosphere or the ocean that allows it to bring down more wi...

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

Politics Are Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder

As the crisis continues with many residents still seeking access to food, electricity, medicine and water, many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda , Jennifer Lopez and P...

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Trump Finally Grants Shipping Waiver For Puerto Rico

Earlier in the day, Trump tweeted that "food and water [were] on site". Those on the ground say displaced people are gathering in droves around available cell towers, their p...