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Has a 'severe' flu season reached its peak in Idaho? Maybe not Has a 'severe' flu season reached its peak in Idaho? Maybe not
- January 15, 2018

Influenza is now widespread in nearly every state across the country, and in Ohio, there were 1,750 flu-related hospitalizations in the first week of January, according to the Ohio Department of Health. "People should do everything they can still do to reduce the risk of infection, including getting the flu vaccine", Jernigan said. More than half of those patients have been diagnosed with influenza, Central Health said Friday. (more...)
Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area
- January 12, 2018

Dr. Kulish says if you can't control these symptoms at home, you should take a trip to the emergency room. Flu deaths have soared dramatically by 50% in the last seven days, with 27 reported in the last week, it was reportedaccording to new figures released by Public Health England. (more...)
Local flu-related death reported as virus continues to spread Local flu-related death reported as virus continues to spread
- January 11, 2018

Use a tissue to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing; avoid using your hands, but if you do, immediately wash or use antibacterial cleanser to help prevent germs from spreading. Karen Haught, Tulare County Health Officer. Vaccination is offered at a variety of pharmacies as well as health care providers and clinics . We also reached out to the health departments in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain and Warren counties. (more...)
More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says More than 60% who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study says
- January 11, 2018

The study was based on the data collected from the Global Data Exchange which consisted data of eight surveys which has been conducted since 2000. New analysis of survey data suggests that almost 61% of people who try their first cigarette become daily smokers , at least temporarily. (more...)
Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors
- January 09, 2018

More than 150 blood drives have already been cancelled this year causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Then if you want to consider the months of November and December leading up to January we saw 28,000 fewer blood donations . (more...)
Flu now widespread in 36 states, according to CDC Flu now widespread in 36 states, according to CDC
- December 30, 2017

A Monterey County resident recently died from the flu, the Monterey County Health Department announced Thursday. The vaccine for the A H3N2 is predicted by the Centers for Disease Control is about 35 percent effective and efficacy of the other three strains is expected to be higher. (more...)
Pot-smoking on the rise among United States pregnant women Pot-smoking on the rise among United States pregnant women
- December 28, 2017

Cannabis use in pregnant teens under 18 increased from 12.5 percent to 21.8 percent, while use in women 18 to 24 increased from 9.8 percent to 19 percent. California was the fist state in the USA to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Researchers examined screening data that encompassed some 280,000 women who were tested between 2009 and 2016. (more...)
James Harrison could be intriguing fit for Patriots James Harrison could be intriguing fit for Patriots
- December 27, 2017

Harrison cleared waivers Monday making him a free agent. He visited Foxboro on Tuesday and he apparently won't be leaving without a contract. He has played 177 of 1992 career games for Pittsburgh. Harrison isn't a game-changer, but he can help. Needing some defensive help before the playoffs, it would make very much sense for Bill Belichick and company to want to add a veteran presence like Harrison. (more...)
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat
- December 27, 2017

According to a study by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch, the self-sworn affidavits of 20 Ministers in Gujarat Assembly showed that their average assets were worth Rs 13.34 crore. Advani and Union Ministers were also present in the function. The BJP retained power in Gujarat, edging past the half-way mark to clinch the sixth term in government. (more...)
White Christmas eve in the forecast White Christmas eve in the forecast
- December 27, 2017

Most of us will see about a half inch to an inch of snow. It was the first white Christmas on record for northeastern Florida to North Carolina-and traffic accidents on icy roads caused several fatalities. A Wind Advisory will be in effect for all of the Bay State from 1pm - 7pm, for wind 20-30mph with gusts to 50mph possible. The Christmas Day temperature is expected to be a high of 22 degrees, with a low of 6 at night. (more...)
Hyderabad man burns woman to death in public for rejecting marriage proposal Hyderabad man burns woman to death in public for rejecting marriage proposal
- December 24, 2017

The victim, Sandhya Rani, was a receptionist for a company in the Secunderabad area. The accused Karthik has been taken into custody. Sandhya had got the job with help from Karthik. "However, Sandhya insisted on continuing with the job and ended their relationship", DCP Sumathi said. Recreating the crime scene based on CCTV footage, cops found that Karthik waited outside her office till she came out at 6:15 pm on Thursday. (more...)
Southern Miss unconcerned with Florida State's eligibility questions, players sitting out Southern Miss unconcerned with Florida State's eligibility questions, players sitting out
- December 23, 2017

While the Seminoles will take on Southern Miss next Wednesday, Dec. 27, in Shreveport, they aren't really supposed to. At least FSU's measly six wins afforded them the consolation prize of a bowl appearance against Southern Mississippi. Quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders, who was introduced as East Tennessee State's new football coach Sunday, will remain with the team and call offensive plays during the bowl game, while defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is also in tow after interviewing ... (more...)
Flu Season Is Upon Us Flu Season Is Upon Us
- December 22, 2017

There were four deaths at this time previous year. " Most of the increase came around Thanksgiving", Burton said. One flu virus circulating, influenza A (H3N2), has been more resistant to flu vaccinations, though Koening said many of those cases have been in Australia where the flu season is winding down, and not predictive of what will happen in the United States. (more...)
Bengals coach Lewis plans to leave after season Bengals coach Lewis plans to leave after season
- December 18, 2017

The Vikings clinched the NFC North title on Sunday. They drove 75 yards in nine plays on the opening drive, which was capped by Murray's 1-yard touchdown run. As the U.S. Bank Stadium crowd reached full volume, Case Keenum watched on the sideline with a wide smile, exhorting fans to get even louder. Bridgewater was 0 of 2, with an interception that went off running back Jerick McKinnon's hands. (more...)
Review of scientific studies suggests 'man flu' may be more intense: researcher Review of scientific studies suggests 'man flu' may be more intense: researcher
- December 13, 2017

Bad news ladies - apparently the men in your lives are not overreacting when they whinge about coming down with the "man flu ". He points out that some studies show that women may be more responsive to vaccinations, that some data from Hong Kong points to the fact men have a higher risk to be admitted to a hospital for the flu, and according to an American study , men die more from the flu than women of the same age. (more...)
Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes Lake-effect snow season ramps up over Great Lakes
- December 12, 2017

In addition to the snow, the coldest air of the season is forecast Tuesday in the Great Lakes from Chicago to Detroit. MAP: By Tuesday morning , several dominant bands of lake-effect snow will be set up. High temperatures will reach the upper 20s. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for tonight through Wednesday afternoon. The Ashtabula area could receive 8 to 10 inches of snow in the 24-hour period from Monday night through Tuesday night. (more...)
Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness
- December 12, 2017

A huge spike in the number of flu cases could portend a particularly bad year for the flu in Arizona. "Some protection is better than no protection", Kern County Public Health Services Department spokeswoman Michelle Corson said, stressing the importance of the vaccination. (more...)
Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision
- December 11, 2017

Upon departing for a diplomatic visit to Paris and Brussels, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was prepared to respond to critics. Pence was scheduled to meet Abbas later this month as a part of his Middle East tour. Most countries have maintained the position that decisions about Jerusalem's status should be left to future negotiations. The French President reaffirmed his "disapproval of Mr Trump's controversial move, saying the United States had "unilaterally recognised ... (more...)
Health officials: Time to get your flu shot Health officials: Time to get your flu shot
- December 08, 2017

Some patients believe they can protect themselves by boosting their immune systems, eating well and making sure they sleep better, she said. This is National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. Most Oklahoma cases involve those age 50 or older or those four and younger. Other explanations for Penobscot's numbers include the possibility that there are actually more flu cases in the community or that designated health care providers are being especially avid in reporting their cases. (more...)
Missing Florida teen spotted in NC found safe in NY Missing Florida teen spotted in NC found safe in NY
- December 03, 2017

The Post-Standard reports police are holding Rian Rodriguez on a charge from Florida known as interference with child custody. It wasn't immediately clear whether she was found with Rodriguez. Police asked the public to keep an eye out for the red Mercury Sable, while her mother issued a plea for the teen to return home. A 17-year-old Florida teen who had gone missing from her home almost a week ago has been found in NY, the law enforcement officials said on Friday (1 December). (more...)