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Every November and December, things ramp up on the flu front and despite our best efforts, it is easy to catch whatever flu happens to be circulating through the population. "If you have symptoms of the flu it's better to miss some of the holiday fun than to risk infecting others - especially those people who are at higher risk of serious complications".
  • PDP Reps stage walkout over colleague's defection

    PDP Reps stage walkout over colleague's defection

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    In the letter, Igbokwe cited prior irreconcilable differences among factions of the PDP spanning from his Ward, Constituency up to the national level upon which basis he stopped being a card-carrying member, noting that he resigned his membership since January, 2017.
  • Blood donors urgently needed in Charlottetown

    Blood donors urgently needed in Charlottetown

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    Jon Latham, NHS Blood and Transplant said: "The recent poor weather has resulted in us having less O negative and B negative blood than is required for patients going into Christmas". Five weeks later, she gave birth prematurely to her son, who also needed blood transfusions to survive. "The holiday period always presents challenges for us as we work to ensure we have enough blood and blood products to meet patients' needs", says Rick Prinzen from Canadian Blood Services.
  • First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

    First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

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    Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Voretigene Neparvovec (Luxturna, Spark Therapeutics ), an innovative one-time gene therapy treatment used to improve vision in patients with established genetic vision loss due to Leber congenital amaurosis or retinitis pigmentosa, both inherited retinal diseases (IRD ).
  • The FDA Is Cracking Down on Homeopathic Remedies

    The FDA Is Cracking Down on Homeopathic Remedies

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    Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner, issued a statement revealing a new, risk-based approach to regulating such products in order to prevent the public from buying and taking unsafe products, NPR reports . In 2009, the FDA ordered Zicam to stop marketing three homeopathic zinc nasal products. The drug regulator alleges that it continues to come across homeopathic drugs that are manufactured with active ingredients that can potentially create health risks.
  • People allergic to eggs, safe to get flu vaccine

    People allergic to eggs, safe to get flu vaccine

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    Last year, the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics both relaxed their flu shot guidelines for patients with egg allergies. We all know we're supposed to get a flu shot every year, but for people with egg allergies, it hasn't been that easy.
  • Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Stake Raised by Frontier Wealth Management LLC

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    With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 12. (NYSE:PM) rating on Friday, October 20. The rating was initiated by Williams Capital Group on Monday, August 29 with "Hold".
  • Press focuses on new army commanders to fight insurgents, fear of blackout

    Press focuses on new army commanders to fight insurgents, fear of blackout

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    Spokeswoman Jane Howard confirmed that the attack took place during the weekend. Nicholas, who paid assessment visits to military formations within and around Maiduguri, said the Nigerian troops need to be highly and morally professionals in the discharge of their responsibility of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east, failure of which will draw criticism across the globe.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stake Increased by Fisher Asset Management LLC

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    Credit Suisse Group reissued their buy rating on shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD ) in a report issued on Thursday, December 7th. It has underperformed by 38.50% the S&P500. Bankunited Inc (NYSE:BKU) was reduced too. Oppenheimer & Co Inc reported 253,187 shares. Wheatland Advisors has invested 1.94% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc .
  • Nigerian army confirms Boko Haram attack on WFP's convoy, denies civilian deaths

    Nigerian army confirms Boko Haram attack on WFP's convoy, denies civilian deaths

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    The World Food Programme (WFP) an agency of the United Nations had on Sunday confirmed an attack on its food convoy which was taking food to Internally Displaced Persons in Ngala, Borno State on Saturday, December 16. "WFP is working with the authorities to determine the whereabouts of the trucks,"Adedeji said". -Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, also denied the killings of civilians during the attack.
  • Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) a Semiconductor- Memory Chips Company

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    Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd bought 120,642 shares as the company's stock rose 19.14% with the market. A total of 58.6 Billion shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 38.17 Million shares. (NASDAQ:MU). Piedmont Advisors Ltd reported 287,892 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.11% or 292,189 shares in its portfolio.
  • Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread

    Health experts urge flu vaccinations to prevent infection, spread

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    Once you get the flu vaccine, it takes about two weeks for it to be fully effective, and until then you're still at risk for getting the flu. Sneezing, coughing and nose blowing are the sounds of the season; flu season that is. It has been feared that this year's winter flu will be particularly bad. Millions fall victim to the flu and according to the CDC thousands die yearly from flu-related causes.
  • Hardik Patel: EVM Tampering In Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad

    Hardik Patel: EVM Tampering In Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad

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    Congress candidate of Mehsana constituency Jivabhai Patel, who is pitted against Deputy CM Nitin Patel, had claimed that three EVMs used in the second phase of elections on December 14 were found to be connected with Bluetooth. On Saturday, Patel had also questioned Supreme Court's decision to reject Congress' plea, seeking cross-verification of Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trails with votes cast with Electronic Voting Machines and asked why they were used in the Gujarat elections.
  • Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

    Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

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    But as word of Honey and Barry Sherman's deaths spread, neighbors, family members and people who had been touched by the billionaire couple's philanthropy found themselves poring over the final weeks of the Shermans' lives - trying to figure out why investigators had described their deaths with the word " suspicious ".
  • Two dead and 17 injured after balcony collapse at Christmas party

    Two dead and 17 injured after balcony collapse at Christmas party

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    The collapse is believed to have happened during a Tupperware Christmas party, when at around 10:30pm up to 30 people gathered on the timber balcony to take a photo , and the boards beneath their feet gave way. 'This is a very tragic incident for those involved and our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this time, ' Paul Holman, Ambulance Victoria's state health commander, said.
  • Deadline for linking Aadhaar with services extended

    Deadline for linking Aadhaar with services extended

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    There's only temporary relief in the deadline extended to March 31, 2018 to link Aadhaar with various services, including mobile connections, that will be another very big exercise given the number of SIM cards in use. Several petitioners challenging the validity of Aadhaar had claimed it violated privacy rights. The Supreme Court said that with regard to the linking of PAN cards with Aadhaar, its earlier order passed on June 9 this year would remain in force.