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Flu deaths on the rise in Idaho


Flu season is still in full swing across the mid-south and the Shelby County Health Department is trying to make getting a flu shot easier. It is important that those who have underlying health conditions or may be caregivers of high-risk individuals check with their physicians or healthcare providers about antiviral medications that might help them recover more quickly from the flu. Read More »

India's largest state Uttar Pradesh goes to polls


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were at their articulate best during the launch of 'Common Minimum Programme' in Lucknow today. The other six polling phases will be held on February 15, 19, 23 and 27 and on March 4 and 8. The chief minister also said everyone's horoscope was available on the internet. Read More »

Video Exposes Planned Parenthood's Abortion Quotas

When Planned Parenthood officials consider each contraceptive, pregnancy test, etc. their centers give away as one thing they do; they ignore the fact that the more than 300,000 abortions they do every year make up a large percentage of their income. Read More »

Trump on travel ban: 'Call it what you want'


While the order makes no mention of Islam or Muslims , it prioritises "minority religion" refugee claims when immigration resumes from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia , Sudan, Syria and Yemen. "My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering". The ripple effect still is being felt from global high-tech companies to university campuses to the National Basketball Association. Read More »

(Audio) Friday Is American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day

A special Go Red for Women fashion show at the luncheon will feature original fashions in red created by student designers from Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas Fashion Design Departments. Traditionally, we think about men being the primary victims of heart disease, but each year, it claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of women. Read More »

PH bet Maxine Medina included in list of evening gown standouts


Philippines' bet Maxine Medina wows the crowd at the 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition held at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Harvey-who made the infamous blunder in 2015 when he declared then-Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the 2015 Miss Universe instead of the Philippines' Pia Wurtzbach-arrived via a chartered flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport past 9 a.m. Read More »

Mike Tomlin taking Ben Roethlisberger retirement talk seriously

The comments came as head coach Mike Tomlin was getting ready to hold his final news conference of the season. Tomlin told reporters he's calm about Roethlisberger's situation and will talk to the veteran Steelers quarterback. "When I'm done, I think I'll know". As Tomlin put it, "he is the most significant component in what it is we do". Pray this is just him blowing off some very public steam, and pray the team reacts accordingly and makes him feel like he's not only wanted, but needed, ... Read More »

Man robs Kansas bank to 'escape wife'


When police officers arrived, Ripple said he was the culprit and was taken into custody. He pleaded guilty and now faces up to 20 years in the slammer. Ripple's sentencing date has not yet been set. According to court papers: "Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife... and told her he'd rather be in jail than at home". Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »