• Packers' Mike McCarthy says changes will be made to offensive coaching staff

    Packers' Mike McCarthy says changes will be made to offensive coaching staff

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    McCurley has spent 12 years with the Packers, originally joining the organization as a coaching administrative intern in 2006. Those were two significant points McCarthy made regarding the coaching staff in his season-ending news conference on Thursday, which covered a wide range of topics and lasted more than half an hour.
  • Governor Brown's Budget Proposal Provides $9.5 Million for Public Libraries

    Governor Brown's Budget Proposal Provides $9.5 Million for Public Libraries

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    Given the uncertainty at the federal level and the likelihood of more federal cuts to social programs, the governor could strike "a better balance between putting funds away for later and boosting state investment now to help more households to make ends meet and climb the economic ladder, especially in light of our state's highest-in-the-nation poverty rate", said Chris Hoene, director of the California Budget & Policy Center, a think tank that focuses on how the state's budget policies ...
  • Scientific study suggests ibuprofen linked to male infertility

    Scientific study suggests ibuprofen linked to male infertility

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    LH's job is to stimulate the production of testosterone , so higher levels of LH without corresponding higher levels of testosterone could suggest an issue in the way the body's hormones are functioning. Epidemiological studies have shown that NSAID exposure was associated with reduced testosterone and congenital malformations; another study showed a drop in a testosterone metabolite among men who were taking ibuprofen regularly.
  • Teens eat laundry detergent in new social media 'challenge'

    Teens eat laundry detergent in new social media 'challenge'

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    Following reports of this social media trend, they have stepped out to warn the public about the dangers of such acts. Many know the pods pose serious health risk for children and nonprofit Consumer Reports has also pointed out. "They can cause chemical burns around the mouth and can cause burns inside the mouth, nausea and vomiting , you can get aspiration, pneumonia, and have breathing problems", she explained.
  • Now will Urban Meyer play more true freshmen?

    Now will Urban Meyer play more true freshmen?

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    Fitzpatrick's defense had just forced a Georgia field goal on the first possession of overtime. This game will be remembered for Saban's decision to change quarterbacks trailing 13-0. The Tide was pushing for the fifth title under coach Saban, while Georgia's Kirby Smart was not only vying to be the first former Saban assistant to knock off the Tide, but also take the Title in year two of his head coaching campaign.
  • Hospital patients need blood. Where are the donors?

    Hospital patients need blood. Where are the donors?

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    A Stanford representative said the center has just a two-day supply of O-negative blood and is also in dire need of platelet donors. "It's the blood on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency, and that's why we're asking eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets today".
  • Schools sharing grants to educate students from Puerto Rico

    Schools sharing grants to educate students from Puerto Rico

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    That realization came with a broader one, that greater knowledge of where crucial supplies come from is essential to plan for the future. "The simple way to explain the shortage issue is, there are a number of low-priced, high-need products that are only really used in hospitals or acute or procedural settings", said Couldry.
  • Winter flu will likely be 'key issue' for NHS over coming weeks

    Winter flu will likely be 'key issue' for NHS over coming weeks

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    The health minister said that the current pressures on the service were not "just about flu", but she added that "clearly it will be a key factor over the coming weeks". We have known for a number of years that recruitment of staff to Emergency Departments has been challenging. Responding to the claims during First Minister's Questions, Ms Sturgeon said the "health service budget has gone up to record levels, the number of people who work in our health service has gone up to record levels ...
  • Ivey issues public health emergency — FLU CASES SPIKE

    Ivey issues public health emergency — FLU CASES SPIKE

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    Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state public health emergency late Thursday as cases of the flu continue to rise, overwhelming the state's medical personnel. Last week, Huntsville-area hospitals issued an alert asking those with flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting.
  • Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating

    Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating

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    Canada and the USA reported 58 infections, 22 hospitalizations and two deaths from the current outbreak , but only Canada has warned their consumers of a possible food vehicle - romaine lettuce. She said it's still unclear whether FDA is intensifying testing of USA and imported products in the wake of Canada's findings. While the lettuce that may have caused the illnesses is no longer on the market, we do not know where the products were sold, or where the leafy green was grown, harvested, or ...
  • Pa. governor declares statewide disaster for opioid epidemic

    Pa. governor declares statewide disaster for opioid epidemic

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    The declaration is the first-of-its-kind for a public health emergency in Pennsylvania and will utilize a command center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to track progress and enhance coordination. "What this declaration does is allows us to bring even more energy and more drive behind all of those initiatives", said Jennifer Smith, the state's acting director of drug and alcohol programs.
  • American Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations

    American Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations

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    The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country. This puts the Red Cross' five day emergency supply at risk. RapidPass can now be completed on mobile devices and through the Blood Donor App . Gov. Malloy says he comes from a family of donors and has been giving blood for the past 40 years.
  • Man Dies Five Days After Contracting Flu

    Man Dies Five Days After Contracting Flu

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    SEPSIS is a serious condition that is triggered by the body's extreme response to an infection, as opposed to a severe infection itself. His fever was running on and off, irregularly. "He was into physical fitness", said his mother, Beverly Baughman. Flu cases are getting an increase in the passage of days. While it is not required, the CDC does suggest that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu vaccine every year.
  • OH reports second child flu death of season

    OH reports second child flu death of season

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    ODH also reports 1,750 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December. Earlier reports had said Australia's flu vaccine was only 10 percent effective, but that doesn't mean US vaccines rated the same. While October is the month most generally recommended by doctors for getting an annual flu shot, there's still time to do so.
  • Girl, 12, dies from bacterial infection after doctors misdiagnosed her with flu

    Girl, 12, dies from bacterial infection after doctors misdiagnosed her with flu

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    When Alyssa did not get better after several days of rest at home, her mother again took her to an urgent care clinic. Many doctors diagnose their patients with the flu without using a test to verify the presence of the virus. "I'm so torn right now, it's killing me". A celebration of Alcaraz's life was held December 29, 2017, at the Tulare Community Church, a GoFundMe for her family raised more than $4,500 for her funeral costs.
  • Boss Denies Catt Sadler Pay Disparity Allegations

    Boss Denies Catt Sadler Pay Disparity Allegations

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    Catt was focused on daytime. She added: 'Employee's salaries are based on their roles and their expertise regardless of gender. "We wish Catt well so I hope that sort of sets the record straight on that". I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is insane", adding, "Compared to men, in most professions, women make 80 cents to the dollar.
  • Fired engineer sues Google, alleging bias against conservatives and white men

    Fired engineer sues Google, alleging bias against conservatives and white men

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    The filing claims Google hired women and minorities in order to fulfil illegal hiring quotas, and that the company was highly critical of any business managers who failed to meet these quotas. Damore , Gudeman and company were "ostracized, belittled and punished for their heterodox political views, and for the added sin of their birth circumstances of being Caucasians and/or males", the suit reads.
  • Another voice: Sessions' endless war on marijuana

    Another voice: Sessions' endless war on marijuana

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    On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration policy that discouraged federal prosecutors in most instances from bringing charges in places where marijuana is legal under state law. "Of course, we haven't seen what it is yet, so we'll wait and see". The stock closed up Friday at $2.28 a share. "Given the Department's well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective ...
  • Black Eyed Peas release powerful new song

    Black Eyed Peas release powerful new song

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    The Black Eyed Peas have returned with new social and political force with a song titled "Street Livin.'" The song is available for streaming and digital download via all participating digital retailers. This single brings us back to the early era of the Black Eyed Peas , before the band blended electronica with pop music like in "Meet Me Half Way".