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There have been almost 500 deaths from pneumonia and influenza in Missouri since October. "In Louisiana we are already on track to meet and possibly exceed these statistics for the current flu season". The percentage of the population that's immunized also matters, as does the aggressiveness of the particular strain of influenza. Medical professionals around the state have been lobbying for the flu shot for everyone over six months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as ...
  • Woman, 55, dies after eating raw oysters and contracting flesh-eating bacteria

    Woman, 55, dies after eating raw oysters and contracting flesh-eating bacteria

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    Bowers said the first signs of LeBlanc's illness suggested an allergic reaction. Food-poisoning experts have advised exercising caution while consuming raw oysters for years. 'I can't even imagine going through that for 21 days. About 80% of those infections occur between May and October, when water is particularly warm - ideal for colonies of bacteria to grow and thrive.
  • Thousands Evacuated From California Wildfire Areas Amid Flash Flood Fears

    Thousands Evacuated From California Wildfire Areas Amid Flash Flood Fears

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    Evacuation orders are in place for areas near the Thomas Fire burn area. The proclamation was signed by County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato and will be ratified by the Board of Supervisors at its regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. A storm expected to bring much-needed rain to California starting Monday could be a double-edged sword for residents living near hillsides made bare by the ferocious flames from the record-setting wildfires last month.
  • You Might Want to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

    You Might Want to Avoid Romaine Lettuce

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    The consumer advocacy group called on the FDA and the CDC, asking them to do more to let people know about this surge in E.coli infections. However, the type of E. coli (0157:H7) produces a toxin that in some cases can lead to serious illness, kidney failure, and even death. "It is hard to know whether a product is contaminated with E.
  • Urgent appeal for blood donors in Corby

    Urgent appeal for blood donors in Corby

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    Severe winter weather has had a major impact, with more than 150 blood drives nationwide forced to cancel due to severe cold and snow. @RedCrossBloodNC @RedCross need your #help now! "Rochester and the New York Penn region is very special to the Red Cross because we are an export region", Corvaia said.
  • Hamilton County Schools and others closed Monday

    Hamilton County Schools and others closed Monday

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    Franklin County Schools will be closed for students Monday with an optional teacher workday. "Tonight's school board meeting will be on as scheduled and all after school activities should be fine to proceed as usual at this point". Although primary roads in Johnston County were in good condition Sunday afternoon, district officials opted to cancel classes Monday as a result of poor conditions on secondary and tertiary roads throughout the county.
  • Four cricketers arrested for 'respecting' Pakistan national anthem

    Four cricketers arrested for 'respecting' Pakistan national anthem

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    The video, apparently shot on a cell phone, went viral a week ago. In the video, two teams of cricketers are seen lined up against each other, apparently in Bandipora district. Police have registered a case under Unlawful Activities Act and have arrested four players, besides calling others for questioning. The team dressed in green also have their right hands on their chest as the Pakistan's national anthem is being played in the background.
  • Iowa health officials worry: Four flu deaths in one week

    Iowa health officials worry: Four flu deaths in one week

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    Health officials say the number of flu-related deaths in IN rose to 25 during the final full week of 2017, up from nine such deaths the previous week. People should recover from normal flu within a week so, although the cough and fatigue may last longer. That means physicians could be inclined to begin prescribing those medications only to those in high risk groups, including the elderly, young children, pregnant women, those with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and anyone ...
  • Meryl Streep among stars bringing activists as Golden Globe guests

    Meryl Streep among stars bringing activists as Golden Globe guests

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    We do this work as participants in movements that seek to affirm the dignity and humanity of every person. Kelly Clarkson did not hold back about her love for Meryl Streep on the Golden Globes red carpet. Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan (UK) and co-chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, will accompany Emma Watson . Too much of the recent press attention has been focused on perpetrators and does not adequately address the systematic nature of violence including ...
  • Buffalo Bills: 3 Bold predictions for Wild Card Round vs. Jaguars

    Buffalo Bills: 3 Bold predictions for Wild Card Round vs. Jaguars

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    Tyrod Taylor has completed 7 of 10 passes for 55 yards, hitting seven different receivers. The Buffalo Bills will have several game-time decisions to make Sunday, including one on running back LeSean McCoy (ankle). The second round of the NFL Wild Card playoffs starts at 1:05 p.m. Sunday on CBS between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills , followed by the Carolina Panthers at the New Orleans Saints at 4:40 p.m.
  • Pepsico's (PEP) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group

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    Investment Centers Of America Inc who had been investing in Pepsico Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $168.28B market cap company. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BND) by 11,071 shares in the quarter, for a total of 95,295 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (IPAC).
  • Attenborough Steps in Over Bear Grylls's Blood Lust

    Attenborough Steps in Over Bear Grylls's Blood Lust

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    Change.org released a petition last month to get the show banned, stating on their website: " The Island with Bear Grylls and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls should be banned". The scenes, which aired a year ago during the celebrity special, sparked complaints to media watchdog Ofcom and also led the director of PETA UK to condemn the "miserable celebrities and producers" for allowing the events to occur.
  • Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot

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    Justice Department officials declined to say whether they might take legal action against those states, saying further steps were "still under consideration". A USA attorney in Colorado said he would not change his approach toward marijuana prosecutions, while a US attorney in MA said he would pursue federal marijuana criminal cases.
  • BTIG Research Initiates Coverage on Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

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    It has outperformed by 34.70% the S&P500. Axiom International Investors Llc sold 65,379 shares as Activision Blizzard Inc ( ATVI)'s stock rose 23.27%. (NYSE:WST). Aperio Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co accumulated 44,365 shares. Eaton Vance accumulated 410,445 shares. About 2.54 million shares traded. Sg Americas Llc reported 15,277 shares.
  • Should you stay away from romaine lettuce?

    Should you stay away from romaine lettuce?

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    Center for Disease Control , the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections affecting 13 states - including one in Pennsylvania. Thorough cooking usually kills foodborne bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella, but lettuce is not usually cooked. Why? It's on the advice of food safety experts at Consumer Reports , who are advising people in the USA and Canada to stop eating romaine lettuce.
  • Community Bank NA Reduces Holdings in AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

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    Atlantic Trust Group Llc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $161.42B market cap company. Keybank Association Oh holds 0.71% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. The stock of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3.
  • Health agency: IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017

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    According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, 5.8% of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network were due to influenza-like illness. "H3N2 viruses continue to predominate". "There are reports that the vaccine is only 10 percent effective this year, but it's really too early to tell".