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This after the vaccine wouldn't work on several strains of flu in South America. The Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, on the other hand, seeks to target additional flu proteins, such as the stalk, a much more stable region. The flu season is declared under-way once we have reached an above-average number of people with influenza symptoms (i.e. more than 2. 2 percent of people).
  • Is Drinking Alcohol Safe? Heavy Use Could Lead To Cancer

    Is Drinking Alcohol Safe? Heavy Use Could Lead To Cancer

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    Researchers found that light drinking was associated with a 13 per cent increase in head and neck cancer, and a four per cent increase in breast cancer . "The message is not, 'Don't drink.' It's, 'If you want to reduce your cancer risk, drink less", said Dr. Noelle LoConte , lead author of the statement .
  • Canadians face new tariffs after USA softwood ruling

    Canadians face new tariffs after USA softwood ruling

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    The Canadian government responded by saying it will continue to defend the lumber industry against protectionist trade measures. Also, companies like Canfor and West Fraser also now somewhat hedged against softwood lumber duties because they have been buying up sawmills in the US, so the lumber their mills produce there are not subject to the duties.
  • Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks

    Company gives non-smokers additional days off to counter smoke breaks

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    Smoke breaks are particularly time-consuming at the company - about 15 minutes each - because smokers must travel from the office on the 29th floor to the basement. This is mostly because I once had a job where I worked with a close friend who was a smoker and I couldn't resist this acceptable way of taking mini-vacations throughout the day for a quick chat with her.
  • Emerging Europe Makes Some Progress on Closing Gender Gap

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    The U.S. dropped four places to 49th in the Global Gender Gap Index due, in part, to a decline in the political empowerment category, which is at its lowest level since 2007. Gender inequality seems to be getting worse, according to a newly released report. Rwanda came in fourth, with another Nordic country, Sweden, in fifth place.
  • 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled; one death reported

    37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled; one death reported

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    They were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other home and hardware stores, as well as on Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and assorted online retailers. If you've never taken a close look at your fire extinguisher, now would be a good time to check it. A massive recall has been issued for fire extinguishers that might not work during an emergency.
  • Nurse serenades dying patient with her favorite song

    Nurse serenades dying patient with her favorite song

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    Margaret told Roberts on several occasions that Olivia was an angel - and Roberts says she knows that to be true. "God favor you, Olivia!" Margaret Smith died earlier this week from complications of liver cancer. I hope the angels know what they have. Smith was moved from the hospital to a nursing home in Cookeville, Tenn. As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the video had 3.6 million views, over 48,000 interactions and nearly 68,000 shares.
  • "Arsenic in 80% of infant formula", finds study by Clean Label Project

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    Identifying the top and bottom five cereals, formulas, snacks, drinks and jar meals in terms of risky chemical contents Clean Label Project concluded their findings in the research. What Are These Contaminates The Clean Label Project Found? Lead can also be the result of the manufacturing process though there are strict rules regarding what lead can and can't be used in because of the known health risks of exposure.
  • Drug Take Back Set For Saturday October 28

    Drug Take Back Set For Saturday October 28

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    Bring your pills for disposal to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Safety Complex at 1825 W. Willow St. There are many other locations that accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Putting medications in the trash is not proper disposal, and flushing medications down the toilet can also create poor effects on public health and the environment.
  • Trump pulls USA out of UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias

    Trump pulls USA out of UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias

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    Prime Minister Netanyahu said last month that UNESCO was promoting a "fake history" after it designated Hebron and two shrines - the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Muslim Ibrahimi Mosque - as a " Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger".
  • Flu season is here, officials recommend vaccination

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    That made the 2016-17 flu season a moderate one, he said. "Student Health Services has put on different flu shot clinics". The actions targeted at health professionals come alongside a significant expansion of the national flu vaccination programme for key groups, aiming to offer the vaccine to over 21 million people.
  • Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air

    Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air

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    The Federation of American Scientists says the United States now has about 4,000 nuclear warheads earmarked for use in its military stockpile. "I think it's stunning even for Trump to say that a news organization should have its broadcast license revoked, to even suggest that that's what should happen is a stunning statement ", Snyder said.
  • Help women with breast cancer by emailing your MP today

    Help women with breast cancer by emailing your MP today

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    Most research has been done on the "gut" microbiome, or bacteria in the digestive tract. In this study, a team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, took the first step to understand the bacterial composition in breast cancer by uncovering different microbial differences in healthy breast tissue and cancer .
  • Zambia arrive hotel ahead of crucial 2018 World Cup Qualifier

    Zambia arrive hotel ahead of crucial 2018 World Cup Qualifier

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    The Chelsea ace is one of the most important player for the Super Eagles of Nigeria , and he is presently their top scorer with three goals to his name from Nigeria's first four games of the qualifiers. "The tendency is for teams to get uptight and tensed for this kind of match,"Pinnick told NFF website". "I don't see the Zambians coming to pull any surprise here".
  • MI mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

    MI mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

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    In November 2016, Bredow and her ex-husband, Jason Horne, agreed to space out vaccinations for their son. McDonald granted temporary custody to him and ordered the boy to be properly vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow had a hearing in Pontiac on Wednesday to decide if she will go to jail for refusing to vaccinate her son. For that reason, many anti-vaccine parents choose to home-school their children, Mrs Fisher told the BBC .
  • Walmart to Acquire Last-Mile Solution Provider Parcel

    Walmart to Acquire Last-Mile Solution Provider Parcel

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    Parcel fits into Walmart's recent string of acquisitions around e-commerce. In addition to this latest step in growth, Jet.com has been testing free same-day delivery of certain orders to customers in New York City . Recode reported the acquisition price was less than $10 million, citing sources. The national brick-and-mortar chain announced Tuesday they'd bought the East Williamsburg-based delivery service Parcel and plans to use the company to help them expand their own same-day ...
  • Over 55 Million Abortions Carried Out Yearly

    Over 55 Million Abortions Carried Out Yearly

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    Almost 88 percent of abortions in developed countries were safe, with the exception of Eastern Europe where the proportion of unsafe abortions was slightly higher, likely because of the use of outdated practices in that region, the researchers said.
  • WAFU Cup 2017: Black Stars humiliate Eagles

    WAFU Cup 2017: Black Stars humiliate Eagles

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    Top personalities like the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr; among others have all confirmed that they will be at Cape Coast Stadium see the Ghana, Nigeria final.
  • London rejects Uber's license

    London rejects Uber's license

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    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba, reporting from London , said that at first glance, TfL's decision looks like bad news for both the company and for those 3.5 million people in London who use Uber . He added that Uber would "immediately challenge" the decision in court. The company now operates in more than 40 cities and towns across Britain. Uber drivers use their own cars, and drivers can rent a auto to drive with Uber if they do not own a vehicle.
  • They're Following My Sister Too, Kidnapped Bengaluru Teen Warned In Video

    They're Following My Sister Too, Kidnapped Bengaluru Teen Warned In Video

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    Four men have been arrested in connection with the crime; one of the them is Sharath's best friend - Vishal. Sharath N, the son of V Niranjan Kumar, was reported missing on September 12 after he failed to return home at night. They had first dumped the body in Rachenahalli lake, India Today reported. Vishal told Sharath to meet near Shirke Apartment at Kengeri Satellite Town, and then later they rode their bikes till Ullal RTO office.
  • Pa.'s credit rating lowered - again

    Pa.'s credit rating lowered - again

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    With the lower rating, Pennsylvania is now among the bottom five states rated by Standard and Poor's. Lawmakers authorized almost $32 billion in spending on June 30 and have grappled ever since with how to fully fund it. Wolf and lawmakers already counted $100 million in fees toward last year's budget from some sort of future casino gambling expansion. "Meanwhile, the House Republicans were leading the way as they uncovered billions - yes, with a 'B"! - in extra funds.
  • Arrest made in 25-year-old murder of MA woman

    Arrest made in 25-year-old murder of MA woman

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    Authorities announced the arrest of Gary Schara Monday in the 1992 rape and murder of a 24-year-old teacher's aide. "Over all these years they never gave up on Lisa and that is what we're focused on, it's always been about justice for Lisa", she said.
  • Rohingya crisis: European MPs call on Myanmar to halt violence

    Rohingya crisis: European MPs call on Myanmar to halt violence

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    Last October, following attacks on border posts in Rakhine's Maungdaw district, security forces launched a five-month crackdown in which, according to Rohingya groups, around 400 people were killed. Myanmar's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has objected to the top United Nations human rights official regarding his choice of words to describe the situation in the country's restive Rakhine State.