• 2017 vaccine has low effectiveness rate
2017 vaccine has low effectiveness rate

Twenty-three flu cases were reported to the Yakima Health District in the last week alone. Flu season typically begins in October and runs through March. [ Find out where else you can get a flu shot ]. A report published today shows the rate of adults getting vaccinated against influenza this year has dropped 3.7 percent, meaning just a third...

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  • Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season?
Is Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Out for the Season?

It's just been the next-man-up mentality and that's going to continue. "You just put your head down and you just go to work". The former North Dakota State star, the No. This has been a resilient football team all season long. It was Wentz's 33rd TD pass, setting the team's single-season record. "He's a veteran player who has played and won a...

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  • Experts say this flu season will be a bad one
Experts say this flu season will be a bad one

Adding to the concern is a report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine that estimated the current vaccine is only about 10 percent effective against this year's flu strain. To find out where to get a flu shot the Florida Department of Health suggests you contact your doctor or your local county health department. "That's...

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  • Caring Santa schedules visits for children and families with special needs
Caring Santa schedules visits for children and families with special needs

That's where the event " Santa Cares " comes in. "His attitude and his reaction right now the mood he's in is because of this", said attending parent Jan Smith. "Families are so happy that they're here, because they can go see Santa, and it's sensory-friendly, so the lights are dim and the music is off as well", Kiara Peterson said.

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  • Gabby Douglas Releases New Statement on Abuse Allegations Against Larry Nassar
Gabby Douglas Releases New Statement on Abuse Allegations Against Larry Nassar

USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it was "very sorry that any athlete was harmed by Larry Nassar " and that it fired Nassar and reported him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after first learning of concerns in 2015. Raisman offered the following thoughts to Nassar's guilty plead today. Mr Penny was accused by victims of failing t...

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  • Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds
Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

So says a review by British scientists of more than 200 studies on coffee consumption and health , published Wednesday in The BMJ , a British medical journal . Higher intake of coffee may prevent liver damage! What's more, they are calling for thorough clinical trials on coffee admission to discover more about the potential advantages to well...

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  • Dog Owners Have a (Healthy) Heart
Dog Owners Have a (Healthy) Heart

Overwhelmingly, it seems that those with a dog are far less impacted by cardiovascular disease than those who don't own a dog. A new study has now shown that there could be a link between dog ownership and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  • First Human Head Transplant is a Success
First Human Head Transplant is a Success

And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work, according to the British newspaper The Independent . Canavero gave no evidence of the authenticity of his claims, but said he will provide a proof in the coming days. While it's being called a head transplant, it's technically a body transplant, where the recipient with a funct...

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  • Fox News Host Debunks His Own Network's Conspiracy Claims
Fox News Host Debunks His Own Network's Conspiracy Claims

Hillary Clinton says that if President Donald Trump's threats to prosecute her over the Uranium One deal are fulfilled it will signal America's slide into authoritarianism. "It is far past time to thoroughly investigate this [Uranium One] deal, the Obama administration's actions, and the Clinton family's role", said California Rep.

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  • Drinking Alcohol Really Does Raise Your Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn
Drinking Alcohol Really Does Raise Your Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

Ashton said that moderate alcohol consumption is defined as up to an average of one drink a day for women (or seven drinks per week) and two drinks a day for men (or 14 drinks a week). Dr. LoConte said it's not just wine. Many people may not recognize the link between alcohol and cancer , Ashton said, and thus may be missing out on an opport...

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  • 3 reasons Michigan State will win Big Ten
3 reasons Michigan State will win Big Ten

Michigan State again proved to be the upset artists that they are and they ended the College Football Playoff chances for the Penn State Nittany Lions . It might take twice as long as it should, but through rain and stormy skies he's going to deliver. One week after throwing for a single-game program-record 445 yards with four touchdowns in a l...

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  • Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety
Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety

Almost half of New Jersey's hospitals earned an "A" in the latest national safety report measuring how effective nurses, doctors and other medical staff are in preventing infections, falls and mistakes than often make patients sicker than they arrived.

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  • Foden brace helps England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup
Foden brace helps England clinch maiden Under-17 World Cup

Acknowledging the team's defensive frailties and the added pressure that comes with playing in a championship final, the coach said: "We need to improve on our semifinals performance". They halved the deficit just before half-time through Brewster's tournament-leading eighth goal . "The football that we played. individual talent, team identity an...

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  • Support for legalizing marijuana at a record high
Support for legalizing marijuana at a record high

Past year support was 28 points, or 67 percent, higher among Democrats. Support increased precipitously in the next decade. Most recently marijuana was legalized in 2016 in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and ME via citizen referenda and voters in a number of other states approved legalization for medicinal purposes.

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  • Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad
Slain soldier's widow explains why Trump's call made her angry and sad

Johnson said when the president's phone call came in to the master sergeant in the vehicle with her, she asked that it be placed on speakerphone so others could hear it. Johnson, who is expecting a daughter this January, said she's still waiting for answers regarding the circumstances of her husband's death. The White House later said he had spok...

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  • What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall
What Is Listeria? Contamination Concerns Prompt Mass Vegetable Recall

There haven't been any reported cases of people falling ill from consuming any contaminated product , but it's better to be safe than sorry, of course. Trader Joe's: 10-ounce bags of kohlrabi salad blend are being recalled. The Grand Rapids, Mich. -based chain announced on Saturday that it is recalling 39 fresh vegetable products , such as veget...

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  • SC wants govt framework on playing of national anthem in cinema halls
SC wants govt framework on playing of national anthem in cinema halls

Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that one need not stand up to prove his or her patriotism. The bench responded: "Not singing national anthem in movie halls was not a sign of being anti-national". Justice Chandrachud said cultural and social values are imbibed from parents and teachers and not what courts enforce through its order...

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  • World Health Organization bows to pressure, revokes Mugabe's appointment
World Health Organization bows to pressure, revokes Mugabe's appointment

But Tendai Biti, a former finance minister in Zimbabwe, said Mugabe's appointment showed the World Health Organization did not understand the country's political reality. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised", Ghebreyesus said. The ambassadors hold little actual ...

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  • India condemns attack on army base in Afghanistan
India condemns attack on army base in Afghanistan

Taliban militants wiped out nearly an entire Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, leaving just two Afghan soldiers there uninjured. Separately Thursday, militants besieged a police headquarters in the southeastern province of Ghazni, attacking it for the second time this week. Other militants pushed in and started a firefight wit...

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  • Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for 8 games after altercation with Nikola Mirotić
Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for 8 games after altercation with Nikola Mirotić

After Bulls forward Bobby Portis punched his teammate and likely starting power-forward - Nikola Mirotic in the face in a mid-practice scuffle on Tuesday, the team announced on Wednesday that Portis will be suspended for eight games.

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  • NHRC welcomes Qatar's re-election to UN Human Rights Council
NHRC welcomes Qatar's re-election to UN Human Rights Council

Barring that, he suggested that it would be better to make all United Nations member states members rather than electing countries that do not meet the council's standards. Nepal topped the vote, followed by Qatar and Pakistan. He explained that this enhances the State of Qatar approach to the development of national legislation to promote huma...

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  • Cork City lose their roof as Storm Ophelia strengthens grip on Ireland
Cork City lose their roof as Storm Ophelia strengthens grip on Ireland

Forecasters warn: "Very strong winds are forecast to affect most western and some central parts of the United Kingdom during Monday". About 350,000 homes and business lost power, RTE reported, with that figure expected to rise. Royal Bank of Scotland Group decided not to open its Ulster Bank branches. Around 170 flights from Ireland's two main ai...

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  • Astros-Yankees: Seven Things To Know Before The ALCS
Astros-Yankees: Seven Things To Know Before The ALCS

But short of intentionally walking him, as the Red Sox did twice in Game 2 of the division series, taking care to not give him anything to hit early in the count would seem to be the way to go. That made him 3-0 with a 2.29 ERA in four postseason appearances with three starts. He allowed just three hits in seven scoreless innings in his second ca...

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  • Walmart may soon launch same-day delivery
Walmart may soon launch same-day delivery

Walmart said that Parcel will continue to serve current clients. "The traffic in a place like New York City tends to be a pretty big obstacle that we've done an wonderful job of optimizing for", Parcel CEO and founder Jesse Kaplan said.

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  • Greek Court Approves US Extradition of Suspect in Cryptocurrency Crime
Greek Court Approves US Extradition of Suspect in Cryptocurrency Crime

Vinnik on Wednesday appealed the decision to extradite him to the USA, where he could be facing up to 55 years in prison if convicted by the U.S. Russia's bid to have Vinnik extradited back home has yet to come before a court. While Vinnik denies those charges too, he consents to being returned to Russian Federation. The ruling can be appealed,...

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  • How to watch the 2017 NRL Grand Final online
How to watch the 2017 NRL Grand Final online

The NRL runs a subscription service known as NRL Live Pass, which gets you access to live streams of every NRL game played over the season - including the Grand Final. That was as good as it got for the Cowboys though as an unstoppable Storm outfit exploded late in similar fashion to that in which they put Brisbane to the sword a week earlier.

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  • This Is Why Abortion Needs To Be Legal Worldwide
This Is Why Abortion Needs To Be Legal Worldwide

The researchers made a point to move away from classifying abortions as simply "safe" or "unsafe", and instead grouped them as "safe", "less safe" and "least safe". "It is a very safe method that women are taking into their own hands", said Gunatra. And that most countries in these regions also have relatively permissive laws on abortion; high le...

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  • Nigerian lost WAFU Cup in 4-1 match with Ghana
Nigerian lost WAFU Cup in 4-1 match with Ghana

Stephen Sarfo who was voted the man-of-the-match scored a brace for the Black Stars, while Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbinah scored a goal each for the hosts. Atinga stepped up to put the spot kick away as he sent goalkeeper Ezenwa the wrong way. "The players have been together for long and duly qualified for the CHAN competition".

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  • S&P downgrades Pa.'s credit rating due to unresolved revenue plan
S&P downgrades Pa.'s credit rating due to unresolved revenue plan

Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate against the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. "We agree with S&P's concerns about the need for stability in our financial plans to address the ongoing structural deficit". Senate GOP leaders responded by saying compromise must happen immediately and that they are standing behind the Jul...

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  • Leaked Zinke Memo Urges Trump to Shrink National Monuments
Leaked Zinke Memo Urges Trump to Shrink National Monuments

In April, the president ordered Zinke to review 27 monuments-all larger than 100,000 acres-that have been granted federal protections under the Antiquities Act since 1996, claiming that his predecessors went too far when designating certain USA lands and waters as protected from commercial activity.

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