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The health department said in a tweet that as of December 29 Thompson was no longer with the agency and that an interim director had been appointed. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who did not respond to a request for comment, issued a statement Thursday saying that Thompson had meant to retire on January 31, but instead was terminated from Dallas County on January 3.
  • Bed shortage signals winter of discontent — NHS crisis

    Bed shortage signals winter of discontent — NHS crisis

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    Speaking on a visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, the Prime Minister said: "I know it's hard, I know it's frustrating, I know it's disappointing for people, and I apologise". Performance data for the week over Christmas is due out today. This also remains well above the recommended safe operating levels of 85 per cent occupancy, above which hospital infections and "bed crises" become more common.
  • Cancer death rate continues decades-long drop in the United States

    Cancer death rate continues decades-long drop in the United States

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    Since 1991, the cancer death rate has fallen 26 percent. The decline can be attributed primarily to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of cancer, the researchers noted. But the report is still good news. Cancer is still a destructive blight on American society, however, and is estimated to have killed 158.6 per 1,000 people diagnosed with the disease in 2015.
  • Study reveals how alcohol damages DNA, raises cancer risk

    Study reveals how alcohol damages DNA, raises cancer risk

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    The scientists concluded that creation of acetaldehyde in the human liver permanently damages DNA in the blood stem cells . Enzymes called aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) form the first line of defense against alcohol-related damage. New research on genetically modified mice suggests how this happens - with a product of the breakdown of alcohol , acetaldehyde, causing damage to DNA in living cells.
  • Nebraska to face tough flu season

    Nebraska to face tough flu season

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    Over the last few weeks, there have been 246 flu-related hospitalizations, and more than 1,100 emergency room visits for fever and flu-like illnesses. The elderly, frail and those with complex or chronic diseases are at the highest risk from flu infections, Goodison said. According to HealthLink BC's website , the flu does not usually cause vomiting or diarrhea in adults.
  • The two best diets for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

    The two best diets for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

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    Other top contenders in the Easy-to-Follow category include the commercial weight-loss plan Weight Watchers and the Flexitarian Diet , which is a flexible, mostly vegetarian approach to eating. Miller co-authored a study published last month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that showed that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy foods included in the DASH diet substantially lowered systolic blood pressure among 400 adults with stage 1 high blood pressure , ...
  • What Is 'Raw' Water-And Is It Actually Good For You?

    What Is 'Raw' Water-And Is It Actually Good For You?

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    The cleanliness of the water, they say, depends on things you can't see - whether herds of elk or moose or caribou have relieved themselves in a stream that you're drinking from and left it full of parasites. Live Water boasts on its website about microbes and how their raw water "is the key to unlocking a ideal micro-biome balance" in relation to ailments linked to the imbalance of good gut bacteria.
  • Flu season here hits early, widespread in Arizona

    Flu season here hits early, widespread in Arizona

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    About 200,000 people are hospitalized each year because of the flu and almost 36,000 die annually, data shows. Haselow says, however, the flu vaccine is 70% effective in preventing hospitalizations among seniors, and 80% in preventing death, especially among children, as reported previous year, in the journal Pediatrics .
  • Romaine lettuce temporarily pulled from major restaurant chains

    Romaine lettuce temporarily pulled from major restaurant chains

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    Since mid-November, dozens of people have become ill and two people have died in Canada and the USA due to infection with E. coli 0157:H7, which has been linked in this country to contaminated romaine lettuce . Two patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome , a potentially fatal kidney complication. Because the source of infection has yet to be identified, the CDC can't say what types of food to avoid.
  • Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!

    Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!

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    It's based on the series of books by Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snicket ) and is executive produced by Handler and Barry Sonnenfeld . If you had a lovely New Year's Eve, " A Series of Unfortunate Events " antagonist Count Olaf ( Neil Patrick Harris ) failed in his attempt to ruin your first memories of 2018 with his creepiness.
  • Chocolate could be at risk as the planet keeps warming up

    Chocolate could be at risk as the planet keeps warming up

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    Most of the world's chocolate comes from West Africa-the plants thrive in the region's rainforests-but over the next 40 years, the Earth's rising temperatures will push cacao farms up into the mountains, to areas either unsuitable for cultivation or already reserved as wildlife preserves.
  • Rana Daggubati releases his first look in 'Haathi Meri Saathi'

    Rana Daggubati releases his first look in 'Haathi Meri Saathi'

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    With this film, Rana will be paying a tribute to legendary actor Rajesh Khanna and his film of the same name. You can certainly term Rana Daggubati as the most impressing personality of 2017 for the challenging experiments he carried out with his looks as well as films he appeared in.
  • Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice

    Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice

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    Secondly, its approved status for use in humans, albeit for different ends, means it could hit the market faster than other experimental drugs being trialled. Dr Doug Brown, of the Alzheimer's Society, told the Mail Online: "With no new treatments in almost 15 years, we need to find new ways of tackling Alzheimer's".
  • Congo: At least seven dead at anti-Kabila protest

    Congo: At least seven dead at anti-Kabila protest

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    Troops fired tear gas into churches and bullets in the air to break up gatherings at Catholic masses, in one case arresting 12 altar boys at a protest in the capital. The delay has fuelled suspicions that Kabila will try to remove constitutional term limits that forbid him to run again, as presidents in neighbouring countries have done.
  • World Health Organization Lists Video Gaming Addiction as a Disorder

    World Health Organization Lists Video Gaming Addiction as a Disorder

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    Proponents of classifying video game addiction as a disorder say that it's not so different from addiction to drugs and alcohol . The behavior pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.
  • IMA protest call: Pvt health services in Goa may hit tomorrow

    IMA protest call: Pvt health services in Goa may hit tomorrow

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    Further, the information also says that the proposed draft of the National Medical Commission Bill with the Central Government is not acceptable to doctors across the country. It will legalise quackery by enabling Ayush to practice Modern medicine after a bridge course. The National Medical Commission will be a nominated body.
  • CFB analyst makes double-digit Clemson-Alabama pick

    CFB analyst makes double-digit Clemson-Alabama pick

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    Series NotesAlabama and Clemson meet for the 18th time when they face of in the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Will Alabama be successful? The over/under for this game is 47 total points. The Alabama graduate gives the Tide its due respect. Alabama won the National title two years ago, then Clemson avenged it last season to capture the college football championship.
  • Stumps fly three times in stunning all-bowled hat-trick

    Stumps fly three times in stunning all-bowled hat-trick

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    Vidarbha, who resumed their innings at overnight 206 for four, capitalised on Delhi's lack of discretion. At stumps, on day one Shorey was batting on 123 along with Vikas Mishra . Number nine Siddhesh Neral joined Wadkar at the crease with the scoreboard reading 415/7, and the duo was involved in a defining partnership of over 100 to virtually finish off Delhi's chances.
  • Near record cold for the new year

    Near record cold for the new year

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    In Maine, the harsh weather prompted organizer of the Lobster Dip at Old Orchard Beach to reschedule the event for the first time in 30 years. Do not leave a space heater turned on when you leave the room. Extended cold spells occur from time to time in D.C. but it is uncommon for the temperature to remain below freezing for a week or more. With overnight lows in the teens and twenties and afternoon highs in the low to mid-30s, exposed and unprotected pipes will likely burst.
  • AAA's Tipsy Tow Service is Available on New Year's Eve

    AAA's Tipsy Tow Service is Available on New Year's Eve

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    The service is free if you're being dropped off within 7-miles of your pick-up location. The service includes a free tow home of up to seven miles for motorists, available starting at 6 p.m. New Year's celebrations contributed to that number with 47 alcohol-related crashes on December 31, 2016, and 82 alcohol-related crashes on January 1, 2017.
  • Congo: Police block anti-Kabila protest

    Congo: Police block anti-Kabila protest

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    New elections that were supposed have taken place in 2017 did not happened. Grassroots Catholic activists have called for marches in major cities on Sunday to demand that President Joseph Kabila commit to not changing the constitution to stand for a third term and release political prisoners.