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Senate budget deal ups spending, ditches immigration reform

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Paul's call clearly angered Republican leaders - Sen. The Senate is expected to approve the budget with a vote around 1 a.m., although the situation in the House remains dicey. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. "If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety. let's shut it down". In exchange, Trump wants $25 billion to build his beloved, proposed U.S. Read More »

Australia wins toss, will bowl first Vs England in Melbourne T20

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The win ensured Australia will play in the tri-series final in Auckland on February 21 with preliminary matches now switching to New Zealand . The toss and teams coming up shortly. James Vince too departed early and England were struggling at 70/4 after 10.4 overs, let down once again by a jittery top order. England fast bowler David Willey had Australia's stand-in skipper David Warner caught behind with just two runs on the board, giving England a glimmer of hope in the ... Read More »

What makes some flu cases deadlier than others?

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What continues to be be notable about this season in particular is the cumulative hospitalization rate among older adults ages 50-64 (63.1 per 100,000 compared to 35.1 per 100,000 in 2014-2015, CDC researchers said) and the rate of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness. Read More »

Herdsmen: Fayose visits Benue, tells FG 'stop ruling Nigeria with double standards'

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Wike and his government". "We believe that the only goal for the Rivers governor's ego trip to Benue State is mainly to score cheap and pedestrian political points that have no value whatsoever to Rivers people". "The law must not be compromised or aborted". "I charge the federal government to stop ruling Nigeria with double standard". The governor said this on Thursday when he spoke in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, during his visit to commiserate with the state Governor Samuel Ortom ... Read More »

Bathroom hand dryers are lousy with bacteria

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It's unclear what sort of scientific background Nichole, from California, has - if any - to make her assessment. "DO NOT EVER dry your hands in those things again", Nichole warned. Dyson said in a statement the company was "very surprised to see these results" but noted it was unclear what methodology the woman used to get the results. Read More »

USA flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC

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The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. CDC officials say flu seasons can range from 11 to 20 weeks. This rate is higher than the anticipated 7.3% pneumonia- or flu-related deaths estimated for the week. It's a particularly severe strain that isn't easily stopped by the current vaccine. Read More »

Acne Patients are At a Higher Risk of Depression

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Isabelle Vallerand, from the University of Calgary, and colleagues looked at data that included those from The Health Improvement Network, a large database of medical records collected at Primary Care clinics throughout the United Kingdom. A whopping 60 million Americans in the USA suffer from acne, 20 percent of whom are adults while 85 percent are teens and college-aged young adults between ages 12 and 24. Read More »

Lawmakers promise new districting map

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The state Supreme Court called for new maps on January 22, less than a week after hearing oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters on behalf of voters from each of the state's 18 congressional districts. Should legislative leaders take such an approach and attempt to pass a map after the deadline, the governor "will evaluate his options", according to spokesman, J.J. Read More »

NHS crisis: January was the second-worst month for A&E

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Jeremy Hunt refused to apologise to NHS staff for the winter crisis saying "they knew what they signed up to". The figure would have been much worse had Theresa May not announced a mass cancellation of routine treatments in England to ease pressure . Read More »

'Fully' lab-grown human eggs may lead to new fertility treatments

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The technique was previously tested on mice, producing healthy animals from lab-matured eggs. The technology would be of interest for women fighting cancer. Some cancer patients now have a piece of their ovary removed before treatment and re-implanted later. In the study, researchers took the ovarian tissue of 10 women in their twenties and thirties. Read More »

Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana cases

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The final decision to undo the convictions is up to the courts, according to Holmes. "I saw firsthand the 'war on drugs, ' including its devastating impacts on people, especially people of color and their families", Durkan wrote in the op-ed, recalling her experience at Seattle's public defender's office. Read More »

Senate Reaches a Budget Deal That Lets Everyone Win

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The measure is widely expected to pass the Senate , but could face stiff blowback in the House, where fiscal conservatives may balk at adding billions of dollars to the national debt two months after passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut package. Read More »

New Jersey flu 2018: Number of cases in state hits milestone

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During this busy flu season, it's the ninth or 10th time the hospital has opened its flu clinic, Barbera said. The flu vaccination is often available again by August, but it can vary slightly from year to year, Dalton said. More than 18,700 new flu cases were confirmed statewide, down by about 7.5 percent compared to last week's total. The three types of flu viruses: influenza A, B, and C, all cause illness in humans. Read More »

Lucas is the first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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Gerber launched its Photo Search contest in 2010 and has annually been choosing a baby to represent their brand. The boy has Down syndrome - the first to earn the coveted honor. His parents hope that Lucas will help people realize that those with special needs are really no different from other children, and that they don't need to be defined by their disability. Read More »

Positive Thinking about Aging May Protect Against Dementia, Study Finds

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One quarter of the USA population carries this variant, but only 47 percent of carriers develop a related brain disease. Those taking part were asked to rate their attitude to ageing , from strongly disagree to strongly agree, on a number of questions, such as: 'The older I get, the more useless I feel'. Read More »

Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats

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It is expected that the deal would spend the fiscal levels of 2018 and 2019 and decline the second prospect of the government shutdown on Thursday, when the measure spent by a stopgap will expire. Non-defense spending would rise by US$63 billion this year and US$68 billion next year. Democrats cancelled a retreat due to urgent nature of the bill, which does not contain any amendment to USA immigration law, the major issue that ultimately led to a shutdown last month , as a result ... Read More »

SC to resume final hearings in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri case today

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The apex court said it will deal with the case as a pure land dispute , an indication that the centuries-old history attached to the case was of no significance to it. CJI Misra said: "A few people might have some assumptions. A 100 times wrong", Mr. Dhavan said. A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never meant to hear the case on a "day-to-day basis". Read More »

Denton County reports two more flu-related deaths

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. A number of factors are thought to behind the drop in demand from vaccine shortages and complacency, to a lack of confidence in the effectiveness of the dose and costs. Read More »

Food nutrient linked to tumour growth, study shows

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Asparagine is an amino acid - a building block of protein - and takes its name from asparagus. Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute , working with colleagues at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that blocking the production of asparagine in mice with a drug called L-asparaginase, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, greatly reduced the breast cancer's ability to spread. Read More »

New York High-School Graduation Rates Rise

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The 2017 graduation rate is 74.3 percent, up 1.2 percent over the previous year, officials said. The Buffalo Public School District experienced a slight increase in its graduation numbers. We are in the foundational stage of District excellence - the groundwork has been laid. Students in poorer urban districts also continue to lag behind. Read More »

FDA Warns Of Herbal Supplement Kratom Containing Potential Opioid Properties

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In a statement released on November 14., 2017, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said "kratom has raised significant concerns given its increasing prevalence and potential safety risks". But officials backtracked after a public outcry and pressure from some members of Congress. The agency said the plant appeared to expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and dependence. Read More »

Britain tells business: We can not guarantee your Brexit future

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Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" meets today, with those advocating a soft and hard Brexit going head-to-head as they agree a plan for Britain's future relationship with the EU. From 30 March 2019, the UK Parliament will no longer be considered a "national parliament" under EU law, nor will the Bank of England be part of the European system of central banks. Read More »

Public Health: Normal flu season for Guam

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MDHHS recommends that everyone six months of age or older get a seasonal flu vaccine. "We continue to recommend the flu vaccine even though we know most flu vaccines have low effectiveness against H3N2 viruses, effectiveness against other flu viruses is better, and there is more than one flu virus circulating this season", Schuchat said. Read More »

Mom walks out when son chooses Florida on Signing Day

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With three SEC schools in the mix, the young man chose to take his talents to Gainesville to play for the Florida Gators . Grantham and Sunseri made a strong impression on Langham during the final month of his recruiting process and ultimately helped the Gators pull off a Signing Day shocker. Read More »

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) Announces $0.21 Quarterly Dividend

It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink . About 5.00M shares traded or 89.50% up from the average. Since September 14, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $398.78 million activity. Read More »

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

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Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur, chairman of the Good Government and Public Accountability Committee. This program aims to provide free vaccines to public school students in places with high incidences of Dengue. Two of them may be on account of "vaccine failure" since they were able to complete the three-dose vaccination. It added that, "The date remains quite clear that in absolute terms, dengue vaccination in the Philippines will provide a net reduction in dengue diseases, including ... Read More »