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Health agency: IN flu deaths reach 25 during final week of 2017

Michael Johnson, director of community health at the Southern Nevada Health District, said Friday. The Blount County Health Department is offering free flu vaccines help combat the influx in influenza that's occurring across the state. Health officials do caution that the flu vaccine can take up to 10 days to be effective after it is administered. Last season, vaccine effectiveness against circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses was estimated to be 32% in the U.S. Read More »

Romaine lettuce linked to E. coli outbreak, CDC says

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There has also been one reported death in Canada. In the worst case scenario, exposure to E. coli can lead to kidney failure and death. A deadly outbreak of E.coli has made at least 60 people sick in more than a dozen states, including IL. Read More »

Red Cross needs blood donations

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The need for blood donations is great. Any patient in an emergency can receive O-negative blood. The agency says that the need for blood donations is always high, with whole blood used in emergencies and during surgeries. Almost 11 million people give blood each year. A health history and physical evaluation at the donor center or a blood drive will determine that. Donating blood takes only an hour and a half of your time. Read More »

Delhi witnesses coldest morning of season; 85 trains delayed

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While the airlines have complained that cancelling flights so close to the date of travel will create mayhem, the airport operator said that the cancellation is being done to minimise inconvenience to passengers. Due to prolonged sunshine, we expect cold day conditions to start abating from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh. "So, we could see roughly 50 flights being cancelled each day", said an airport official. Read More »

Confidence in US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) Shares by PiperJaffray Rise

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Us Bancorp Del now has $91.80 billion valuation. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $54.98, up from yesterday's close by 0.77%. Pictet & Cie Europe Sa sold 27,585 shares as Us Bancorp Del ( USB)'s stock declined 6.89%. Bancorp by 13.2% in the second quarter. Ls Invest Advisors Lc, a Michigan-based fund reported 22,219 shares. Independence Com holds 4,640 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Read More »

Argus Decides to Upgrade Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) Stock

It has underperformed by 12.00% the S&P500. Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 insider sales for $83.39 million activity. 12,500 shares were sold by Simmons Jeffrey N , worth $1.08M. The firm had revenue of $5.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.52 billion. Deutsche Bank upgraded Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) on Monday, December 7 to "Buy" rating. Read More »

Modi-Jaitley combination lethal for country's economy: Rahul

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Taking a dig at Modi, Rahul said that four years had passed since the Bill became an Act but the government at the Centre was yet to take an action. The Congress lost the 2014 Lok Sabha elections badly on the allegations of corruption and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare led the protest demanding the Lokpal Bill. Read More »

U.S. east coast set to shiver on amid sub-zero temperatures

US forecasters called the ongoing winter storm a " bomb cyclone " for its rapid and rare drop in atmospheric pressure. Through Thursday, parts of NY could see five to nine inches of snow, Philadelphia three to six inches and Washington one to two inches. Read More »

Alcohol 'can damage DNA and elevate risk of cancer'

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Scientists at the Cambridge Biological Molecular Biology Laboratory inoculated ethanol to mice. Researchers at the United Kingdom -based Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology found that alcohol abuse can cause permanent damage to the DNA in the stem cells in charge of blood production. Read More »

Florida sees first snow in about 30 years

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Boston mayor Marty Walsh ordered schools closed on Thursday, warning city residents that the peak of the storm would occur during the day, making travel extremely risky. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. Through the day on Thursday, the storm will continue to move north into New England where some of the heaviest snow and strongest winds are expected. Read More »

APP declares 3 candidates for Rajya Sabha; Kumar Vishwas miffed with snub

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The decision comes after the party initially chose to reach out to eminent members from different fields but later settled for a mix from within the party and outside. Great selection was made and opinion of party workers was considered. "For the last one-and-a-half years, in our party's PAC meetings, under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, on many decisions-be it on the surgical strike or turning a blind eye to corruption within the party or being soft on terrorists in Punjab or the ... Read More »

Gas expected to rise five cents per litre in 2018

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It's forecasting Canadians will see a yearly average of $1.19 per litre, as demand also reaches a record high. Gas prices in the South and Southeast remain among the cheapest in the country even with pump prices jumping in every state on the week except New Mexico (-1 cent). Read More »

Investors Catching Stocks Intel Corporation

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About 1.83M shares traded or 12.93% up from the average. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) has risen 19.47% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.35% the S&P500. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 8 by Bernstein. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Market Perform". Read More »

A unique phenomenon that humans will be able to observe "blood moon"

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The other half of the globe like western Asia, India, middle-east along with Eastern Europe shall experience the blue moon as the moon rises from the sky. During totality, the Moon's lower limb will appear much brighter than the dark upper limb, "Space.com" reported. It appeared 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the supermoon on July 27, 2017, with pictures of it posted on social media by people around the world. Read More »

Snow in Florida: Tallahassee sees first significant snow since 1989

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Wintry conditions can be hazardous in northern Florida, since most towns don't have snow removal equipment or salting trucks. Officials say it was the first time in 28 years that the city had snow. Schools in at least five districts also canceled classes on what was supposed to be the first day back from winter break, the Sun Sentinel reported . Read More »

'Raw water' is the latest craze, but is it safe?

Hensrud said, including E. coli bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogenic compounds that can be present in untreated water. "It's fine (to drink untreated water) until some 10-year-old girl dies a disgusting death from cholera in Montecito, California". Read More »

Saudi nurses responsible for viral baby violation video face penalties

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He called on the Ministry of Health to take stiff action against not only the nurses who abused his baby, but also those who violated its right by circulating the video for public viewing, according to the Saudi Gazette . The nurses, who have not been named, were initially suspended while authorities investigated the incident Wednesday. The father of the infant said he was stunned to see his child in the video, according to the newspaper. Read More »

3 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

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He meant to remain on comp leave until his final day on the job that was sent for January 31. Three more flu-related deaths were announced Thursday, bringing the total to nine for the season in Dallas County. DCHHS' Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, assistant director of finance, budget and contracts for DCHHS since 1991, was named the interim director of the agency. Read More »

Intel CEO sold shares before chip security flaw disclosed

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However, given the recent revelation that Intel processors are plagued by a major security flaw that put millions of machines at risk, the timing of the sale has raised suspicions for some that the CEO sold off his stock before the public could learn of the bugs. Read More »

Grows Holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)

It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500. Cohen Capital Mngmt reported 68,590 shares. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,034,880 shares of the casino operator's stock worth $1,280,029,000 after buying an additional 322,708 shares during the period. Read More »

Spark sets off gene therapy debate with $850K sticker on Luxturna

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Luxturna, the first gene therapy approved in the United States for a rare, inherited form of blindness, will cost 850,000 USA dollars per patient, its maker announced on Wednesday. Manufacturer uniQure stopped selling the drug earlier previous year after seeing a lack of demand. The drug was never approved in the US. Like most prescription medicines in the USA, most of the immediate costs of Luxturna will be borne by insurers, including private plans and government programs. Read More »

Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says they are investigating an outbreak of E. Coli infections that have affected people in several states. While the CDC gave no recommendations on whether people should avoid a particular food, Consumer Reports is advising that people should not consume romaine lettuce until the cause of the outbreak is identified. Read More »

Chocolate could go extinct due to climate change, scientists say

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They are now exploring the possibility of gene editing technology CRISPR to enable the cacao crop to survive in the harsh climate. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, by 2050 the rising temperatures will push the chocolate-growing regions of the world more than 1,000 feet uphill into mountainous terrain - much of which is now preserved for wildlife. Read More »

Dietary sugar used in everyday food linked to spread of deadly superbug

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Yet these numbers used to be much lower. Collins and colleagues first explored how RT027 and RT078 grow, by comparing carbon-source preferences between strains of C. Does this mean that I should be looking to reduce my trehalose consumption? He didn't think so. Though the bacterium can infect healthy individuals, it is of particular concern to those who are hospitalized or are taking antibiotics. Read More »

CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

Canadian health authorities identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in Canada, but the investigation in the U.S.is still ongoing. State and local public health officials are interviewing sick people in the US. Even though the CDC hasn't confirmed a link with romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports is still recommending that people stop eating it until the cause of the outbreak is determined. Read More »

Facial yoga makes women look younger, new study claims

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Murad Alam of Northwestern University. To be honest, the thought of using any anti-aging treatment that doesn't come out of a tub sends shivers down my spine, which is why the new study caught my eye. As the face ages, skin loses elasticity and fat pads between the muscle and skin become thinner. "The exercises enlarge and strengthen the facial muscles, so the face becomes firmer and more toned and shaped like a younger face". Read More »