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Hurry up! Get your flu shot

Pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions are also considered high risk. With the flu season underway in the United States, new surveillance data shows that influenza activity has been slowly increasing nationally since starting low in October. Read More »

Former SA Open champ Westner killed in shooting


Westner turned professional in 1981 and won his home South African Open on two occasions in 1988 and 1991, while it was exclusively a Sunshine Tour event. So shocked to hear of the death of Wayne Westner , double former victor of SA Open and victor of Dubai Desert Classic. Renowned Sky Sports commentator Ewen Murray, hinted at the "demons" Westner had to deal with, writing: WayneWestner;tormented golfing genius.Brilliant player with demons.Sad end for a more than decent colleague. Read More »

FDNY handling derailment of LIRR train with at least 76 hurt


Bridge said she has a very bad headache and feels nauseous after smacking her head into the seat in front of her. "We were fortunate. I don't believe there was anyone in the room (that was struck)". "But, you know, hopefully everything is fine, pray to god that everything is fine". The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are part of that probe. Read More »

Keeping New Year's Resolutions


However, some people tell JET 24/FOX 66 they stopped making resolutions because they don't stick to them. This year, I don't know what to do. That brought a nod from her friend, Tana Lick, who agrees with the goal-setting concept. Being a better person may be an overall more fulfilling prospect, but saving extra cash is on the mids of some key demographics. First, choose the Resolutions or Pledges that you wish to make public. Read More »

Judge orders evaluation of Dylann Roof before sentencing


Roof's lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Thursday to delay a hearing scheduled for January 2 to determine if the convicted shooter is competent for his sentencing trial, which is scheduled to start the next morning. A jury found Roof guilty December 15 on all 33 counts, including hate crimes and obstruction of religion. The motion was sealed, but Gergel said defence lawyers stated it was spurred by facts developed since the judge found Roof competent after a hearing held in ... Read More »

BP to buy Australian grocer Woolworths's fuel business for about £1bn

He added that Woolworths will use the $1.785 billion from the sale to strengthen the company's balance sheet and in its core business. Of course, many consumers will be wondering what this deal means for Woolworths' generous fuel offer which has traditionally scratched 4 cents per litre off of fuel purchases after the customer spends a certain amount in Woolworths' supermarkets. Read More »

4 inmates sought after Christmas jailbreak

Four prisoners are at-large after allegedly using a leaky toilet to make an escape from a jail by removing the toilet from the wall, officials said . He was behind bars for aggravated robbery and having a weapon as a convicted felon. Previous repairs to the plumbing caused the concrete encasing the wall unit toilet to become weakened. Read More »

Ebola Vaccine Trials: How Much Science Has Advanced

There were however 23 recorded Ebola cases among those who were not able to receive the vaccine immediately. It was not possible to collect biological samples from people who received the vaccine in order to analyse their immune response. Read More »

A new Ebola vaccine may be 'up to 100 percent effective'


GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, provided $5 million earlier this year to buy 300,000 doses of rVSV-EBOV as a stockpile for use during future Ebola outbreaks. However, according to the press release, "the trial was not created to measure this effect, so more research will be needed". So far, almost 6,000 patients have received the vaccine. Read More »

Maine Electoral College delegates split votes


On Monday, Maine's four Electoral College Delegates will cast their ballots to officially elect the next president of the United States. Minnesota, like numerous other states, has what the state calls a " Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act " in place, which forces its electors to vote for president in the same way that the state had. Read More »

Woman gives birth using ovary frozen in her childhood in 'world first'

A year ago surgeons in Denmark transplanted parts of her ovarian tissues back to her body. Four were stitched on to her failed left ovary and one on to the side of her uterus. Her fertility was restored after the preserved tissue was transplanted previous year, it said. Moaza is a pioneer and was one of the first patients we helped back in 2001, before any baby had been born from ovary tissue preservation. Read More »

California man accused of hate crime in stabbing near mosque

One man, John Matteson , 29, of Simi Valley , was arrested in connection with the stabbing and civil rights violations after he and the second subject began shouting at a group of worshippers. Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Los Angeles Times Sunday that he had spoken with several local Muslims and that they were "heartbroken". Read More »

Miami is now Zika

But state Surgeon General Celeste Phillips warns this is not the end of Zika in Florida. "Since our first case of active Zika transmission, DOH has tirelessly worked alongside their many local partners and community members to educate Floridians and visitors, prevent the spread of mosquitoes, and combat the Zika virus". Read More »

Seven penguins found dead at Calgary Zoo

Vets have completed necropsies on the birds and an investigation into what happened is underway. According to the zoo, all of the penguins were moved out of their exhibit Monday to holding rooms - species-specific enclosures to be used when work is happening at the exhibit. Read More »

Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat

Over five years, e-cig use jumped 900 percent among high school students nationally, surpassing cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco. The report explains since 2011, among middle and high school students, use of e-cigarettes has more than tripled. Read More »

Nation's death rate rises as progress against heart disease stalls

The good news: life expectancy hasn't been cut down by years, but by months. Beyond treatment of diseases, there is a need to address income inequality and unemployment as well, factors that are associated with drug overdoses, poor nutrition, and suicides, as The Christian Science Monitor's Patrik Jonsson reported a year ago in a story about the increase in mortality rates of middle-age white Americans since 1999, caused in part by socioeconomic factors. Read More »

More Locally Transmitted Zika Cases in Texas


The Texas Department of State Health Services said today that the new cases were identified in tests conducted after her infection was diagonised. Health officials said they will continue to monitor the children for at least a year to see if and how their symptoms progress as they get older. Read More »

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

A 6.5-magnitude quake struck yesterday off the coast of northern California , but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said. Despite there being no reports of damage or injuries yet, the effects of the natural disaster made their rounds around Twitter Thursday morning, as multiple users shared their experience with the tremors. Read More »

Dutch politician Geert Wilders guilty of hate speech

Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said the court would not impose a sentence because the conviction was punishment enough for a democratically elected lawmaker. Amid a string of populist victories in Europe and the November election of Donald Trump as the next USA president, the outcome of the Dutch vote will be keenly watched. Read More »

NYC mayor seeks $35 million for Trump-related security costs

Andrew Cuomo, six Democrats representing various New York City boroughs said Trump should pick up the tab for the security costs of living in Washington and Manhattan. Trump Tower has played a central role in the transition process, as it is not just where the president-elect lives and works but also where he has been hosting the majority of his candidates for administration posts. Read More »

High Schoolers Punch Martin Shkreli In The Face, Figuratively


It's an anti-parasitic medicine that's used to treat infections such as toxoplasmosis and malaria, particularly in those with low immunity, such as people with HIV, chemotherapy patients, and pregnant women. Malcolm Binns, who explains they could not use the patented route because it involved risky reagents. When alerted by local media to the student achievement, Shkreli reportedly responded , "Small scale synthesis (does not equal) new competition as some foolishly suggested". Read More »

Tommy Tuberville Reportedly Stepping Down From Cincinnati

This season, Tuberville signed an extension with Cincinnati initially running through 2019. The UC athletic department has not returned a message for comment. After a 4-8 2016 season Tuberville chose to step down. "I am not done coaching and I look forward to my next challenge". Football Scoop is reporting that Western Michigan's P.J. Read More »

Trump supporters move to block vote recount in three states


An updated count Friday by state election officials shows Trump's lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton has shrunk to 49,000, from 71,000. Even the candidate who requested the recounts in Wisconsin and other states - Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein - didn't do it with the hope of improving her standing (she got 30,000 votes out of almost 3 million cast in Wisconsin). Read More »

Reed family's pastor announces Constance Reed's body recovered

Saturday. Jeannie Gardner, the grandmother, says she thinks they are her granddaughters' remains, but she is waiting on positive identification from the medical examiner's office. "We ask for everyone to continue in prayer for this family", said Pastor Morris. He said there was no word yet on the daughters of Michael and Constance Reed: Chloe, 12, and Lily, 9. Read More »