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And the proportion of outpatient visits for flu-like illness during the same period dipped to 6.5 percent, from 11.9 percent. While the flu season has been severe, it was not a pandemic, he said. "The FDA is warning consumers to be alert, and try and steer clear of fraudulent flu products, which may be found online or in retail stores". After the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the stats for the 2017-2018 influenza season, in which there were a reported 97 ...
  • Ready to do Narco test of Karti Chidambaram: Guj Govt

    Ready to do Narco test of Karti Chidambaram: Guj Govt

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    According to DNA report, Mehta also submitted a sealed envelope to the court and refrained from reading the material aloud. The matter will be taken up on March 9. The agency however said the presence of the accused was needed in order to serve some important and specific purposes connected with the completion of investigation in the case.
  • Mexico vows USA steel tariff retaliation

    Mexico vows USA steel tariff retaliation

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    Meanwhile, German Deputy Economy Minister Matthias Machnig also warned against premature reactions to Mr Trump's threat to impose a 25% tariff on vehicle imports. "Unlike these proposed USA duties, our three tracks of work are in line with our obligations in the (World Trade Organization) WTO". Instead, EU officials argue that the U.S.
  • Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened

    Jump In Overdoses Shows Opioid Epidemic Has Worsened

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    Pennsylvania saw an 81 percent increase in hospital emergency department cases involving opioid overdoses in the 12 months leading up to last September. "People who have had an overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in the ED is an opportunity for action", the report said. A spokesperson says 115 people die each day across the country from opioid overdoses.
  • Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC

    Officials say 16 more flu deaths reported in SC

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    On Monday, the Division of Public Health announced five more deaths for the 2017-218 flu season, bringing the total to 28-which ties the highest flu-related death total since they have been tracked, recorded in 2014-2015. Health officials say that's the highest number since they began keeping records in 2004. Locally, officials haven't found this flu season to be much different from past flu seasons.
  • 'Sex and the City' star considers run against New York's Cuomo

    'Sex and the City' star considers run against New York's Cuomo

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    Nixon has been working with two consultants with Mayor de Blasio's political team - Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers , the station reported. Cuomo and de Blasio, both Democrats, have been politically estranged for years. "In this business", Mr. Cuomo said with a laugh, "you can't let these things bother you". Nixon, 51, is close with de Blasio and his wife. Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is contemplating a primary challenge to the Democratic governor, while former Hudson Valley Sen.
  • 23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test

    23andMe gets FDA approval for BRCA cancer risk DNA test

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    The three gene mutations are most common in people of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent, but are not the most common BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations in the general population. The FDA also cautioned against using the results to make treatment decisions, such as anti-hormone therapies or the surgical removal of the breast or ovaries.
  • Four 49ers takeaways from National Football League combine workouts Monday

    Four 49ers takeaways from National Football League combine workouts Monday

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    Averett, Brown and Neal were among the 10 defensive backs who played football at Alabama high schools and colleges who were at the combine this year. Instead, he was relegated to his longtime position and drafted by the Broncos with the final pick of the seventh round previous year. He had a 4th round grade entering the combine and a 4.38 40-yard dash and impressive workouts might vault him into top-100 consideration.
  • Canada's Trudeau calls Trump about steel tariffs

    Canada's Trudeau calls Trump about steel tariffs

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    Trump appears to be using the tariffs as leverage with Canada and Mexico in the NAFTA talks . For many years, NAFTA has been a disaster, we are renegotiating NAFTA as I said I would, and if we don't make a deal I'll terminate NAFTA. "In spite of [our] hard work, we have not made the progress that many had hoped in this round". He did not give examples. Leading Republicans turned up the pressure on Mr Trump, with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan leading the charge.
  • CDC report: Hospital visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent nationwide

    CDC report: Hospital visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent nationwide

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    In New Hanover County, EMS with New Hanover Regional Medical Center responded to 529 opioid overdoses in 2017 and 535 opioid overdoses in 2016, according to information provided today by the hospital. "It's kind of like pointing to a burning building and saying, 'Oh, there's a fire there". "There's been a lot of talk from Congress and from the administration and a recognition that we need to do something about this problem.
  • Hyderabad: Man chops off son's wrist for watching movies on phone

    Hyderabad: Man chops off son's wrist for watching movies on phone

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    An angry Abdul Qayyum, a butcher by profession, used his knife to chop off Khalid's right-hand. After attacking his son, Qayyum surrendered to the police. The next day, the two got into a heated argument over the issue. The housemates who woke up on hearing the loud screams of Khaled rushed him to Good Life's Hospital for treatment.
  • Chinese space lab might fall back to Earth this month

    Chinese space lab might fall back to Earth this month

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    That's somewhat reassuring, but it's still problematic that a developed nation managed to completely lose control over an eight-ton space station. When will Tiangong-1 crash on Earth? The European Space Agency (ESA) says it estimates that a Chinese spacecraft will fall back into Earth's atmosphere sometime between March 29 and April 9.
  • Vettel stays top amid more McLaren problems

    Vettel stays top amid more McLaren problems

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    Grinding all morning like his colleagues, Red Bulls' Max Verstappen equalled his rivals' lap count but ended just 0.253s off Vettel's best time. Elsewhere, it was business as usual for Mercedes with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton enjoying another productive on split-shift duties.
  • Short Term Outlook For The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG)

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    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its holdings in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group by 19.7% during the 3rd quarter. Hudson Technologies Inc now has $261.07 million valuation. Affinity Investment Advisors Llc sold 6,232 shares as Pnc Financial Services Group (PNC)'s stock declined 6.38%. Gabelli Funds Llc increased Flowserve Corp Com (NYSE:FLS) stake by 157,100 shares to 1.55 million valued at $66.10 million in 2017Q3.
  • Haley: Israel is 'bullied' by the UN

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    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, decried the phrase "pro-Israel, pro-peace" - a motto closely associated with J Street - as "blasphemous". The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "represents a fundamental shift, a sea change in the way American relates to its closest ally in the Middle East, Israel", he said.