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CDC Head on Opioid Report: 'This Is a Wake-Up Call'

CDC Head on Opioid Report: 'This Is a Wake-Up Call'

The researchers found that 142,557 emergency department visits (15.7 per 10,000 visits) were suspected opioid-involved overdoses from July 2016 through September 2017. The supply of those more risky d...

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Third straight week 'Black Panther' holds top box office spot

Third straight week 'Black Panther' holds top box office spot

Disney and Marvel's Black Panther continues to lead the charge, pulling in an estimated $16.3 million on Friday with early estimates looking at a $63+ million weekend, which means that $500 milli...

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Blitzboks Drawn With NZ for Canada Sevens

Blitzboks Drawn With NZ for Canada Sevens

Shujaa had qualified for the quarters after an astounding 17-14 win over former champions Fiji, after a shaky start to the Las Vegas leg had seen them lose against France but salvage a win over Russia...

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Diabetes Has Five Classifications, Researchers Say

Diabetes Has Five Classifications, Researchers Say

Notably, the study's parameters were not able to confirm different causes of the five different types. Around a fifth of all participants were classified in cluster 4 . By analysing 13,270 diabet...

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Health Center runs out of flu vaccinations in February

Health Center runs out of flu vaccinations in February

That's down 18,250 from the week before. The flu season usually runs through May. Almost 18,300 people have been hospitalized. The agency recommends injections over nasal sprays, which the CDC has...

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Russian Federation vetoes UK-drafted resolution targeting Iran

Russian Federation vetoes UK-drafted resolution targeting Iran

Russian Federation has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution based on a UN report condemning Iran for violating an arms embargo by sending weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels. "If Russ...

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Trump hands over Jared Kushner's security clearance decision to John Kelly

Trump hands over Jared Kushner's security clearance decision to John Kelly

Kelly's change only applies to clearances for access to the apex of the classification pyramid - top secret and sensitive compartmented information - not to lower-level clearances required to handle s...

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Three Flu Related Deaths In Avery County

Three Flu Related Deaths In Avery County

The previous flu season saw only 1,900 cases between September and April. There were no specific numbers for the last month in Prince Albert but an official said there was no reason to believe local...

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Major New Study Finds Antidepressants Really Do Work

Major New Study Finds Antidepressants Really Do Work

What is the controversy behind antidepressants? Pharmacological and non-pharmacological medicines are accessible but since of lacking assets, antidepressants are utilized more every now and again ...

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World Health Organization reports 400% increase in measles cases in 2017

World Health Organization reports 400% increase in measles cases in 2017

Ukraine, with 4,767 measles cases, was among the three countries most affected by the outbreak, along with Romania and Italy, WHO said. "Unfortunately, it has been hard to get the message across to ...

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Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

California is reporting the highest number of cases (28). The CDC reports that it's confirmed 28 people in 20 states have contracted the strain of Salmonella , which gives people diarrhea , fever,...

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Free flu vaccines offered by state; first clinic today in Whitehall

Free flu vaccines offered by state; first clinic today in Whitehall

Other than washing your hands, and cleaning surfaces, medical experts say it's still not too late to get that flu shot. The vaccine worked relatively well in young children, but it performed worse...

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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

Vaccine effectiveness is tricky to measure, because there is no way to know how many vaccinated people never got ill at all. "Although not 100 percent effective, the flu shot may provide partial...

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Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection

Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection

A major USA supermarket chain says it will expand its health insurance coverage to include HIV prevention medication for employees after. It's typically prescribed to HIV-negative gay men and those at...

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Two children die from the flu in Wichita

Two children die from the flu in Wichita

Of the four flu deaths in DE this season, two have been Sussex County residents and two have been New Castle County residents. While hospitalizations are hitting the elderly particularly hard, infan...

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US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

On Friday, the US National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services, threw fresh kindling onto the smouldering debate over whether mobile phones are h...

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CDC - 53 Children Dead in Worst Flu in Recent Years

CDC - 53 Children Dead in Worst Flu in Recent Years

According to the CDC , for the week ending January 27, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness was 7.1 percent, which is above the national baseline of 2...

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Some breast cancer treatments may impact heart function

Some breast cancer treatments may impact heart function

But for patients who are obese, smoke and have high cholesterol or blood pressure - or those already diagnosed with heart disease - the risk is even greater. Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK ...

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DC's groundhog makes his prediction on spring - 6 more weeks

DC's groundhog makes his prediction on spring - 6 more weeks

It seems we won't be treated to an early spring this year, instead having to put up with winter a little while longer. What does that mean? Groundhog Day was brought to the US by Pennsylvanian G...

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Wear Red For What? Find Out Why

Wear Red For What? Find Out Why

The American Heart Association says it's about raising awareness for the Go Red For Women movement and to show support to everyone fighting heart disease. And zero, if she hadn't had the surgery at...

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Plucky nurse's flu video goes viral

Plucky nurse's flu video goes viral

Since she posted the video to her Facebook page almost a week ago, Lockler has become a viral video star. "Please don't bring your healthy children - especially your newborn babies - into the emerg...

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Going red in February

Going red in February

The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 2, in support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Re...

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US Diplomat Resigns From Suu Kyi Panel On Rakhine Crisis

US Diplomat Resigns From Suu Kyi Panel On Rakhine Crisis

The Myanmar government has chose to terminate Bill Richardson, a former US state governor, as a member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine stat...

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Sharp rise in numbers of rough sleepers in England

Sharp rise in numbers of rough sleepers in England

The worst-hit authority was Westminster, where 217 people were found to be living outside of a home, although the number had dropped by 17% from 260. Asked why more people are sleeping rough, Mr Qua...

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Schools' mixed reports in new-look league tables

Schools' mixed reports in new-look league tables

The borough was 98th in the country out of 152 local authorities, with an average progress 8 score of -0.12. But headteachers say the new criteria are not a true reflection of the schools' perform...

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The Flu may be spread just by breathing

The Flu may be spread just by breathing

There was a slight increase in patients around the holidays that has since petered out. That puts the region in step with 49 of the 50 states that have residents with flu from border to border. Howard...

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Djokovic into 4th round at Australian Open

Djokovic into 4th round at Australian Open

Zverev, fancied as an outsider for glory in Melbourne , was frustrated by a lack of light as he was sent packing by NextGen Finals champion Chung in five sets. Alarm bells were ringing for Kerber whe...

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10 deaths linked to flu as illness becomes widespread in NH

10 deaths linked to flu as illness becomes widespread in NH

Since the flu season started in mid-December, Wilkins said, the number of patients treated for flu-like symptoms at the hospital has steadily climbed, reaching the highest levels earlier this month. T...

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Trump's attorney paid adult film star $130K in hush money

Trump's attorney paid adult film star $130K in hush money

Evans told Kelly she had dinner with Daniels just before the latter's alleged sexual encounter with Trump , which took place in his hotel suite at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship...

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Cold and Flu Cases Flood Oklahoma Hospitals

Cold and Flu Cases Flood Oklahoma Hospitals

Boonville R-1 School District closed Friday due to a high number staff and students with the flu, according to Boonville officials. Public health officials continued to press the public to get flu s...

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