• Walmart Offering Free Opioid Disposal
Walmart Offering Free Opioid Disposal

Walmart says patients will receive a free DisposeRx packet and opioid safety information brochure whenever filling and picking up any new Class II opioid prescription at Walmart pharmacies. The tribe, which says it is prepared to seek damages against the companies in state court, notes in its suit that from 2003 to 2014, more than 350 deaths ...

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  • IL: State Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at O'Hare
IL: State Warns of Potential Measles Exposure at O'Hare

An infected passenger arrived at the airport's Terminal 5 on Wednesday morning and departed aboard a domestic flight from Terminal 1. On Jan. 2, an worldwide traveler with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal C at the airport and departed for Indianapolis from a domestic terminal.

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  • Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat
Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat

Fifty people, including the boat's crew, had jumped overboard after the fire. The boat's captain turned the vessel round as soon as the fire become evident - and this no doubt saved the lives of many passengers, ensuring the shore was within swimming distance and giving rescuers a chance to get to victims quickly.

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  • GKN rejects takeover from Melrose, to split in two
GKN rejects takeover from Melrose, to split in two

GKN says Melrose's "preliminary and unsolicited" offer to purchase the entire shareholding was "entirely opportunistic", and that the terms "fundamentally undervalue the company and its prospects". Hyett said: "A takeover offer, subsequent rejection, new CEO, transformation strategy, trading update and planned separation of the business all in one...

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  • Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating
Canada declares outbreak over; CDC, FDA still investigating

It also warns not to purchase packaged, loose or mixed salads that may have romaine lettuce . In the USA, the FDA, which had not posted any public information about the outbreak until today, is assisting the CDC, but has virtually nothing to report.

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  • 21-year-old aspiring-personal trainer dies from flu complications
21-year-old aspiring-personal trainer dies from flu complications

And with this flu season in particular, some experts say the flu shot might be only 10 per cent effective against the most predominant strain . Kyler's mother says the official cause of death is organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.

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  • Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers
Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers

The researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that roughly 61 percent of people develop a daily habit of smoking after trying their first cigarette . The study was concentrated on revealing just how addictive smoking can be, and how it can turn into a habit even for those people who only smoke occasionally or just once.

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  • Ibuprofen and Infertility in Men Linked by Study
Ibuprofen and Infertility in Men Linked by Study

It didn't take long - just two weeks - for the drug to disrupt the hormonal balance and rate of testosterone production of these men. The researchers found that prolonged ibuprofen use suppressed "important aspects of testicular function, including testosterone production".

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  • Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN
Free flu vaccines offered at county health departments in TN

Even though we're in a new year, health officials say the flu is still taking its toll on Oklahomans. The Ohio Department of Health says more than 2,000 flu hospitalizations have been reported during this flu season. "Thirty percent protection is still better than zero". Flu is a serious illness, so it is very important for those in "at risk" g...

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  • The World Health Organisation is considering adding ''gaming disorder'' as an addiction
The World Health Organisation is considering adding ''gaming disorder'' as an addiction

Maybe your child or your family member has been more down lately, sad or anxious and relying on video games as a way to cope and find supports. It's worth pointing out that, at least for now, the recent classification of "gaming disorder" is just part of the first draft of the WHO's revision of its International Compendium of Diseases.

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  • Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991
Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991

Among cancer patients and survivors who used paid leave, 80 percent said it helped with finishing treatment , 70 percent said they coped better with symptoms and side effects and 64 percent reported being able to afford treatments, according to an ACS CAN release.

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  • New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi
New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism: PM Modi

The guiding force of this New India, he said, will be "Peace, Unity and Goodwill". Modi said, "Many good wishes to all of you for the new year 2018". "First of all I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for mentioning me in today's " Mann Ki Baat ".

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  • Liverpool's Rhian Brewster calls for action after suffering racist abuse
Liverpool's Rhian Brewster calls for action after suffering racist abuse

The striker - just 17 - recalled at least seven incidents of racist abuse during his career, five of them in the a year ago, including one targeted at Wolves starlet Gibbs-White, who used to attend Thomas Telford school. As Morgan was running away, he [a Spain player] has called him a monkey. "It was a goal-kick and I was getting into position". Th...

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  • Greenville police respond to two armed robberies Thursday
Greenville police respond to two armed robberies Thursday

Officers made contact with the victims who state that they were robbed at gunpoint by two men. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and ran. The clerk told police he was mopping the floor when the suspect entered. He was wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and black trousers.

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  • Alabama issues flu warning as reports increase across the state
Alabama issues flu warning as reports increase across the state

Each year from October to mid-May, Georgia's Department of Public Health tracks flu activity throughout the state and reports the findings in the Georgia Weekly Influenza Report. Because it's a virus, antibiotics will not help, officials say. People at highest risk for severe complications from influenza infection include adults 65 years of age...

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  • Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?
Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?

In other words, receiving the shot will not guarantee you have a flu-free season. On its web site, the department reported that the robust flu "resulted in a lot of people taking time off work and a significant burden on hospitals, with more than twice the number of people with influenza being admitted than is typical".

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  • Study Say Maximum US Pregnant Women Smoking Pot
Study Say Maximum US Pregnant Women Smoking Pot

Meanwhile, pregnant women aged 18 to 24 who smoked weed increased from 9.8% to 19%. Some soon-to-be-moms are turning to marijuana to quell the uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy such as morning sickness. Medical marijuana was legalized in California in 1996, and doctors say some patients use marijuana to self-treat the nausea and vomit...

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  • Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers
Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM, inducts 19 ministers

The incumbent Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was once again sworn in as the Gujarat CM for a fresh term, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who took the oath as deputy CM again. Sources said that senior party leaders met Amit Shah to finalise the names of the ministers in Rupani's cabinet. Those who have withstood...

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  • Winter Weather Advisory for Southeast NY & Northern Fairfield County
Winter Weather Advisory for Southeast NY & Northern Fairfield County

In its outlook, the weather service said light to moderate snow will spread east into Central Illinois late tonight and continue through Sunday , before diminishing or ending during late Sunday afternoon. Our wind will be out of the north at around 10-15mph, so we will have a chilly breeze all day long. The snow Monday likely brings a plowab...

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  • White House denies report that Trump made offensive remarks about immigrants
White House denies report that Trump made offensive remarks about immigrants

The Times report said Kelly and Tillerson tried to respond by saying numerous visas were for short-term travelers, but that as Trump continued, Kelly and Miller "turned their ire" against Tillerson, who threw his arms up and retorted that perhaps he should stop issuing visas altogether.

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  • Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year
Technically, Florida State shouldn't be playing in a bowl game this year

Here's to saying the program will celebrate its second-ever postseason tilt by winning in its first-ever bowl game. "We are continuing preparations for our game between Southern Miss and Florida State", Walk-on's Independence Bowl spokesman Stefan Nolet told The Associated Press in an email.

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  • Green, leafy vegetables 'may slow memory decline'
Green, leafy vegetables 'may slow memory decline'

People who ate leafy veg showed a slower rate of decline on tests of memory or thinking than people who never ate them, the study found. According to the findings of a recent study, consuming green, leafy vegetables just might make your mind 11 years younger and reduce the chances of developing dementia.

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  • City and United granted extra time to explain derby fracas
City and United granted extra time to explain derby fracas

Manchester United remains second in the Premier League following a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Juan Mata supplied a sublime cross, straight on Lukaku's head who headed home in the first half. Just that and nothing more than that. But Anthony Martial missed a glorious chance to find the target, while Marcus Ra...

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  • ICRA expects WPI inflation to rise above 4.0% in December
ICRA expects WPI inflation to rise above 4.0% in December

The official WPI for all commodities (Base: 2011-12 = 100) for the month of November 2017 rose by 0.7 per cent to 116.3 from 115.5 for the previous month, according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, ministry of commerce and industry.

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  • Health Officials Say 6000 Flu Hospitalizations Could Have Been Prevented
Health Officials Say 6000 Flu Hospitalizations Could Have Been Prevented

Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian countries had slightly lower but still high rates of flu-associated respiratory deaths. There have been 612 flu-related hospitalizations reported and no pediatric deaths. He predicts the peak of flu season will hit sometime between late December and early March 2018. "Right now we still need to encourage ...

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  • Merriam-Webster Expertly Sums Up 2017 With Its Word Of The Year
Merriam-Webster Expertly Sums Up 2017 With Its Word Of The Year

Feminism is the word of the year , Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday, a fitting one considering women spent 2017 marching around the globe for rights to reproductive health, equal pay and economic security and an environment free from sexual harassment.

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  • Is 'Man Flu' Real? Men Suffer More When Sick, Study Suggests
Is 'Man Flu' Real? Men Suffer More When Sick, Study Suggests

Bad news ladies - apparently the men in your lives are not overreacting when they whinge about coming down with the " man flu ". Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that men suffer from more respiratory illnesses than women because they have less robust immune systems.

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  • First CT flu death of the season confirmed
First CT flu death of the season confirmed

Flu began picking up last month. Shelton noted flu and ILI seem especially prevalent in Northern Virginia now, but she and MSHA officials urged everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu vaccine and using common-sense preventative measures such as hand washing and covering coughs.

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  • Third day of protests hit West Bank, Gaza after US' Jerusalem decision
Third day of protests hit West Bank, Gaza after US' Jerusalem decision

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard sustained a serious wound to his upper body and the attacker was apprehended. Four Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in violence following the USA announcement. Pre-dawn Israeli air strikes on Saturday killed two Palestinian gunmen after militants fired rockets from the enclave into Is...

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  • Health officials: 135 people hospitalized with the flu this season
Health officials: 135 people hospitalized with the flu this season

In 2014, 147 children died of flu - a lot of them from a particular strain, H3N2. Although it is relatively early in this flu season, influenza activity in SC at this point has been higher than normal. The immunization rate for health care employees is about 90 percent, Francis said, and hospitals require vaccines so patients are protected agains...

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  • Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi
Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Uttarakhand, Tremors Felt Across North India Including Delhi

There were no reports of loss of life or property. The hill state, a part of the Himalayan region, falls under a high seismic zone. So far there were no reports of any damage or loss of lives in the natural disaster. Some people shared their experiences on social media. The epicentre of the quake was at 30 km depth, and the tremor is considered...

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  • Final thoughts, score predictions ahead of SEC Championship
Final thoughts, score predictions ahead of SEC Championship

The No. 2 Auburn Tigers and the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs will meet up in Atlanta for the 2017 SEC Championship, with the victor nearly certainly advancing to the College Football Playoff. But, of course, the game is not being played at Jordan-Hare, but at a neutral site - one which might tilt towards the Bulldogs. Managers of Mercedes-Benz ...

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  • England land Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in 2018 World Cup draw
England land Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in 2018 World Cup draw

But who are England most likely to face in today's draw based on 20.000.000 simulation? "Belgium are ranked fifth in the world (rankings) - and are one of the great nations in the world, not only in Europe". "Because we are second seeds, we have to have two games where we will be favourites and we have got to handle that". Southgate pointed t...

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  • Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold
Philippines puts dengue immunization program on hold

Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a news briefing on Friday (Dec 1): "In the light of this new analysis, the Department of Health will place the dengue vaccination programme on hold while reviewed consultations are on the way with experts, key stakeholders, and...the World Health Organisation (WHO)".

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  • New Study Suggests Dogs May Be Smarter than Cats
New Study Suggests Dogs May Be Smarter than Cats

Let the cat vs dog battle rage on. DOGS really are cleverer than cats and have twice as many intelligence brain cells, according to a new study . 'We now have some biology that people can factor into discussions about who is smarter, cats or dogs, ' she said.

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  • Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer
Coffee cuts risk of heart disease and help you live longer

In an editorial also published in the BMJ , Eliseo Guallar of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said people should not start drinking coffee for health reasons. In addition to beneficial associations with liver cancer, all categories of coffee exposure were associated with lower risk for a range of liver outcomes.

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  • Adoption makes a big difference in a child's life
Adoption makes a big difference in a child's life

Life Management Center officials say they often keep in contact with their children years after their adoption. Kids in sport coats and suspenders scurried around a crowded foyer decorated with balloons, while local government and non-profit agencies manned tables advertising resources to new adoptive families as music played over a loudspeaker...

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  • CT Doctor Goes Over New Blood Pressure Guidelines
CT Doctor Goes Over New Blood Pressure Guidelines

The findings mean that an additional 14% of US adults, or about 30 million people, will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure, bringing the total number to 100 million people living with the condition in the U.S. FOX Business reached out to some of the top pharma companies named above but did not immediately receive a comment on how the new gui...

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  • Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity
Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity

The patients who did were more likely to be male, middle-aged, black and have a history of cardiovascular disease, according to the ACC. "People will ask their doctors if sex increases their risk of sudden death, and we've never had the answer before because there never was a study", Dr.

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  • Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease cases
Disneyland shuts down 2 cooling towers after Legionnaires' disease cases

Health officials said 10 people were hospitalized, and one person "with additional health issues" died but was not among those who visited Disneyland. "We have proactively shared this information with OCHCA and given our actions, they have indicated there is no longer any known risk associated with our facilities".

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  • Delhi government postpones odd-even scheme over exemptions
Delhi government postpones odd-even scheme over exemptions

The National Green Tribunal ( NGT ) on Friday stayed the implementation of Delhi government's Odd-Even vehicle rationing scheme for five days starting from November 13, and said it may stay its implementation. It further added that it was not "feasible" to arrange such a large number of buses "at this stage". While the Delhi government couns...

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  • Today's Brokerage Rating: Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)
Today's Brokerage Rating: Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY)

It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500. According to data from Finviz's Research, The price target set for the stock is $60.68 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock. Now, since Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is heavily affected by something outside of their control, potentially, you want to ensure Bristol-Myers...

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  • Nurse serenades dying patient with her favorite song
Nurse serenades dying patient with her favorite song

She wrote, "Words can not describe the appreciation and love we feel for nurse Olivia, who mom calls her angel!" A video of a nurse singing to a patient in a hospital bed has now gone viral on Facebook . "God bless you Olivia!" Neufelder is touched by the response to the video and said it's been a life-changing experience. "I pray this story...

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"Arsenic in 80% of infant formula", finds study by Clean Label Project

The study was conducted with over 500 baby products from stores and the results are: arsenic 65%, lead 36%, cadmium 58%, and acrylamide 10%. While most samples contained only trace amounts of the toxins, some exceeded the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations by up to six times.

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  • Trump hits out at Clinton Russia claims
Trump hits out at Clinton Russia claims

The deal began in the spring of 2016, when the firm was approached by Fusion GPS, the political research firm behind the dossier, and lasted until right before Election Day, according to the person. "I have no idea what Fusion or Steele were paid but if even a shred of that dossier ends up helping (Justice Department special counsel Robert) Mueller...

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  • 72 major genetic risk factors for breast cancer identified in new study
72 major genetic risk factors for breast cancer identified in new study

The inherited component of breast cancer risk is due to a combination of rare variants in genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 that confer a high risk of the disease, and many commoner genetic variants that each confer only a small risk. The findings are published today in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics . Others, known as oestrogen-recepto...

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  • These are the countries with the most pollution-related deaths
These are the countries with the most pollution-related deaths

Here are the countries with the highest number of pollution-related death tolls a percent of all deaths. Air pollution was found to have had the biggest impact on people across the world, with dirty air accounting for around 6.5 million premature deaths in 2015.

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  • Hyderabad T20I abandoned due to rain, series ends 1-1
Hyderabad T20I abandoned due to rain, series ends 1-1

The match has been called off with the umpires deeming the damp ground beyond fix in time for a five-overs-a-side match. This is the second time the Men in Blue shared a T20 series with Australia . After the match was delayed, the ground at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was inspected three times but despite all efforts from the groudsta...

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  • Trump warns 'disgusting' press after nuclear policy report
Trump warns 'disgusting' press after nuclear policy report

Trump said he believed the report of Tillerson's insult was "fake news" but nevertheless challenged Tillerson to an IQ test during an interview with Forbes published earlier this week. The president was reacting to an NBC News report that he pushed senior aides for a major expansion of the USA nuclear arsenal. "I want to have absolutely, ...

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  • Justin Turner's lifts Los Angeles Dodgers to Game 1 win vs
Justin Turner's lifts Los Angeles Dodgers to Game 1 win vs

Friday night's Game 1 of the National League Division series offered more proof that there is no more dominant starter in baseball right now. The action continues with Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday, Oct. You can't go wrong with either pitcher in this spot, and while I like the Dodgers to win this series, the value is going to be on the Arizona D...

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