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This year, the flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest, killing at least 37 children and 90 adults in the United States from influenza symptoms. Individuals within the community can get a flu shot at local pharmacies. Antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, prescribed by a health care provider, should be used as early as possible in people who have flu-like illness.
  • Amtrak crash leaves 2 dead

    Amtrak crash leaves 2 dead

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    Sumwalt said the passenger train hurtled down a side track near Cayce (CAYsee) around 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a stop 10 miles (16 kilometers) north in Columbia because a switch had been locked in place, diverting it from the main line. McMaster says 116 of the injured have been transported to local hospitals, and officials confirm everyone has been removed from the trains. US President Donald Trump was getting regular updates on the crash while at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Trump's evangelical advisor thinks the flu season is fake

    Trump's evangelical advisor thinks the flu season is fake

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    As reported by U.S. media, Copeland and her family have expressed skepticism and / or competition over vaccines and medicines in the past. I'm asking you Lord with your supernatural power, to heal them now from the top of their head to the soles of their feet, flu I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus, ' she began.
  • NY lawmakers: Mandate new packaging for toxic laundry pods

    NY lawmakers: Mandate new packaging for toxic laundry pods

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    The letter and legislation comes amid a flurry of incidents stemming from viral internet videos dubbed the " Tide Pod Challenge ", in which people are encouraged to bite into Tide Pods. They've introduced a Bill which would force detergent packets to have child resistant packaging, clear labels and a less colourful design. Not all legislators are on board, though.
  • Natural complement kratom comprises opioids, United States regulator says

    Natural complement kratom comprises opioids, United States regulator says

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    Now, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has gone a step further by releasing what the agency says is strong evidence that kratom compounds are themselves opioids. In many of those cases, kratom was used along with other drugs, making it hard for authorities to determine the actual cause of death. USA health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the centre of a national addiction ...
  • Alabama sues Purdue Pharma

    Alabama sues Purdue Pharma

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    OxyContin is a prescription painkiller made by Purdue Pharma. Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Tuesday morning that Alabama has filed a lawsuit against a major opioid manufacturer. Alabama joins a number of US cities and states suing opioid manufacturers. Increasingly, some attorneys general have made a decision to file lawsuits outside of the probe against the companies under scrutiny.
  • Dow Jones futures fall by 600 points after massive Monday sell-off

    Dow Jones futures fall by 600 points after massive Monday sell-off

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    The S.&P. fell 8.81 percent that day in 2008. The S&P 500 is up almost 292 percent since bottoming in early 2009. Global markets followed suit, with Japan's Nikkei 225 closing 4.7% lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 5.1%. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 1.51 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe shed 2.96 percent. The Dow and S&P 500 notched all-time highs as well as sharp gains for January.
  • Not amongst top 25, but improved rankings

    Not amongst top 25, but improved rankings

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    While IISc and IIT-Bombay dropped by two places to 29 and 44, IIT-Madras fell from the 41st position in 2017 to 103rd place in 2018. IISc became India's top ranking institute. In the latest results, the university has improved its performance in nearly all areas of the ranking, namely in teaching, research, citation impact and knowledge transfer.
  • Cancer breakthrough? Stanford researchers say new vaccine eliminates tumors in mice

    Cancer breakthrough? Stanford researchers say new vaccine eliminates tumors in mice

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    Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine injected a cancer vaccine in 90 mice, and a lot of them were cured. He said: "When we use these two agents together, we see the elimination of tumours all over the body". "We're attacking specific targets without having to identify exactly what proteins the T cells are recognsing". Researchers believe that the vaccine would serve as a rapid and relatively affordable form of cancer therapy.
  • 17 activists in Super Bowl protest cited, let go

    17 activists in Super Bowl protest cited, let go

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    The halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake averaged 106 million viewers, NBC said. Overall league ratings were down for the second year in a row, falling just shy of 10 percent for the regular season. This was good news for advertisers, who could count on eyeballs throughout the game, and particularly for Tide, which aired four brilliant commercials across four quarters and easily won the night with the best campaign.
  • Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies

    Barbados to host first day-night Test in West Indies

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    The first two games of the Sri Lanka tour will be hosted by Trinidad and St Lucia. The third and final Test match of the series will be a day-night battle under lights with the pink-ball from June 23 to June 27 at Kensington Oval, in Barbados.
  • Woman sticks fork into 3-inch lizard while eating salad

    Woman sticks fork into 3-inch lizard while eating salad

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    The lizard, in the salad in question. She cleaned and broke apart the romaine hearts, which were distributed by a California company, she said, before dumping them into a large bowl with a few other ingredients. "The first time and only time I've ever bought a bag of prepackaged lettuce, this happens". Carr, whose newborn son is breastfeeding, is concerned about salmonella and E.
  • Dental Students Took Selfie With Severed Heads

    Dental Students Took Selfie With Severed Heads

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    The selfie was taken in June at the Yale School of Medicine during a surgical workshop and shared in a private group chat. "That person, who demanded anonymity because of potential harm to their career, said the person who took the selfie would not give the AP permission to publish it for fear of being expelled".
  • Pharmac to widen access to HIV drug

    Pharmac to widen access to HIV drug

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    Florida leads the country in new HIV cases. Truvada was registered for PrEP in August 2017, and Pharmac has worked closely with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation to support them in preparing a funding application for PrEP, which was reviewed by Pharmac's clinical advisers and given a high priority for funding in November 2017, Ms Fitt said.
  • Early Diagnosis, Treatment for Cancer Saves Many Lives

    Early Diagnosis, Treatment for Cancer Saves Many Lives

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    He spoke on the commemoration of the 2018 World Cancer Day, with the theme: "We can". Amano, at an event commemorating World Cancer Day in Abuja, called for continued efforts to ensure greater access to vital cancer services to prevent millions of people from cancer deaths annually.