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FluMist set to return for next flu season

FluMist set to return for next flu season The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ( ACIP ) has voted to restore the recommendation it withdrew two years ago for the use of an intranasal flu vaccine. FluMist is popular among those who hate needles - including most children. However, choosing to use FluMist for the 2018-2019 influenza season may be a hard choice for many pediatricians. [Full Article...]

George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

George Groves records unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr In the most eagerly-anticipated fight in the United Kingdom thus far this year, George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr engaged in a robust fight before a capacity crowd at the Manchester Arena. Boxing events are notorious for running over their schedule but the WBSS has so far been a well-oiled machine and we hope that will continue this evening. [Full Article...]

Denver is a finalist to host 2019 or 2020 National Football League draft

Denver is a finalist to host 2019 or 2020 National Football League draft According to First Coast News , that pitch included the use of Daily's Place, the team's flex practice field and EverBank Field. This year's draft will be held April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The league was formed in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame , on August 20, 1920 - and that is of great interest to Browns executive vice president Dave Jenkins. [Full Article...]

Browns, Broncos expected to pursue AJ McCarron

Browns, Broncos expected to pursue AJ McCarron In 2014 AJ McCarron was three-time BCS national champion with Alabama and a fifth-round rookie with the Bengals . "He's all right, but there's a reason that he didn't start ahead of Andy Dalton ", Rapien said. I loved the city, loved the fans, loved everything about it. McCarron will surely have some interest in free agency. An arbiter agreed with McCarron that the Bengals should have ta... [Full Article...]

Flu seasons shows signs of leveling off

Flu seasons shows signs of leveling off The total number of flu cases for the season is now 4,147, and unless flu cases decline substantially, ME could top the 2016-17 season, which saw 5,830 flu cases. What should you do if you feel sick?According to the CDC, most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. [Full Article...]

Flu still running rampant through most ME counties

Flu still running rampant through most ME counties The CDC said that the overall effectiveness of this year's vaccine is 36 percent. This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. Ultimately, scientists say the only real solution is a "universal" influenza vaccine that would not only protect against seasonal flu but also guard against a futur... [Full Article...]

Kanye West's epic return to Instagram

Kanye West's epic return to Instagram Among the many nostalgia-filled shots of failed marriages were a few examples of everlasting love, such as Iman and David Bowie, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, and David and Victoria Beckham. As well as the hearts, Kris had decorated the table with red rose petals and boxes of chocolates and gifted all her guests a pair of metallic sunglasses. [Full Article...]

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent

US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent The rare condition usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage, or underlying health issue. She says that often people don't believe she isn't British nor do they realize there isn't actually that much amusing about the situation, at least not for Myers, who says she wants her condition to be taken very seriously. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks

Boris Johnson meets Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya talks Bo, who was at a Vatican conference on human trafficking, again defended Myanmar civilian leader Aung Sung Suu Kyi, saying she has no constitutional right to speak out against the military. "I underlined the importance of the Burmese authorities carrying out a full and independent investigation into the violence in Rakhine, and to hold to account those responsible for human rights violations". [Full Article...]

Gerber announces first "spokesbaby" with down syndrome

Gerber announces first Another user, catfishwithketchup, commented on Warren's Instagram photo: "My older sister has Down syndrome and she inspired my husband and I to start our family by adopting a baby with Down syndrome". According to reports, Lucas' mother did not expect him to win the title. So far, Barker says there have been no confirmed orders for the proposal, but he says that he's had several "very intereste... [Full Article...]

Flu season expected to last another 4-6 weeks

Flu season expected to last another 4-6 weeks In America, there have been 2,355 flu-related deaths during the 2017-2018 season. "It's not 100 percent accurate so what the CDC is telling you is that if you use the rapid flu test that just because you're negative doesn't necessarily mean you don't have the flu". [Full Article...]

Cell telephones trigger tumors in rats, research finds

Cell telephones trigger tumors in rats, research finds The new findings are "incredibly important", says David Carpenter, a public health physician at the State University of NY in Albany who has long warned of cellphone dangers. While the United States has transitioned to 4G, 4G-LTE and 5G networks in recent years, the 2G and 3G frequencies are still used in voice calls and texting. [Full Article...]

Health authorities stay alert against flu

Health authorities stay alert against flu California provides weekly public health epidemic tracking through 72 enrolled " (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) located in all 58 California counties. The state Department of Health has tallied 7,332 cases since October 7, almost 3,000 more recorded infections than this time a year ago. "Despite vaccination being a third as effective compared to prior years, and taking... [Full Article...]

6 more weeks of winter according to Phil the groundhog

6 more weeks of winter according to Phil the groundhog Potomac Phil in Dupont Circle predicts another six weeks of winter. According to legend , if the rodent emerges from his dwelling and sees his shadow , six more weeks of winter should be expected. But the origins of predicting the arrival of spring dates back much further. With 132 years of experience (as his top hat-wearing Inner Circle insists), Punxsutawney Phil gave his annual Groundh... [Full Article...]

Go Red For Women Campaign

Go Red For Women Campaign Myth: Heart disease is for old people . Cardiologists say the warning signs for women are not the same in men. "It can happen to everyone". "If you catch it early like me, it's reversible. "Eighty percent of them can be prevented", Kerr said. Do you know what causes heart disease in women? They'll get up to 25-percent discount on a selection of items in the store, said Torres. [Full Article...]

Local nurse's video rant on disastrous flu season goes viral

Local nurse's video rant on disastrous flu season goes viral In the video she comically shares her experiences from the night before while offering some much-needed tips to those she witnessed breaking flu-spreading etiquette. (This happens every year, but it seems more real when it happens to you or somebody you know.) But the flu vaccine is still working. "But guess what? Five flues came in; 15 flues walk out". [Full Article...]

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women For example, 43.4 percent of non-Hispanic white women and 43.1 percent of Hispanic males have elevated cholesterol levels of 200 or higher; 46.3 percent of non-Hispanic black women and 45 percent of non-Hispanic black men have high blood pressure. [Full Article...]

Myanmar Says Richardson Asked to Step Down From Advisory Panel

Myanmar Says Richardson Asked to Step Down From Advisory Panel The resignation of Bill Richardson from the Advisory Board for the Committee for the Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State will not tarnish the panel's credibility, board member Roelof Petrus Meyer said on Thursday. The State Counsellor's office said that during discussions in Myanmar's capital on January 22, "it became evident" that Richardson was not interested in providing ad... [Full Article...]

League tables: How's your child's secondary school doing?

League tables: How's your child's secondary school doing? Each individual grade a pupil achieves is assigned a point score, which is then used to calculate a pupil's Attainment 8 score. Dudley's secondary schools were second best in the Black Country and Staffordshire for pupil progress, official figures show. [Full Article...]