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Medicine New Research Highlights Strengths & Weaknesses of the Flu Shot
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While it's unclear what the implications of what's going on in Australia are for the Northern Hemisphere, medical professionals here in Iowa still express a high degree of confidence in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. But that doesn't mean you should forgo the shot. So far, there have been 612 influenza-related hospitalizations reported this season, and no reports of pediatric deaths from influenza.

Medicine Pima County flu cases 7x what they were this time a year ago
Author: 0 Pima County flu cases 7x what they were this time a year ago

This flu season is beginning earlier than the previous couple of years, which had unusually late starts. As health officials rushed to contain the outbreak, the CDC admitted that the 2014 flu vaccine did not protect well against H3N2 - it had just seven percent chance of protection.

Medicine Rep. Trent Franks to resign from Congress after asking staffers about surrogacy
Author: 0 Rep. Trent Franks to resign from Congress after asking staffers about surrogacy

Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, told CNN that the accuser - a former aide whom she did not name - said that she was asked to look over a contract to carry Franks' child. Ryan told Franks he should resign , and said he would refer the matter to the House Ethics Committee, his statement said. The exact reason for Franks's resignation is unknown, but the congressman indicated he would later release a statement explaining his decision.

Medicine Uttar Pradesh, Delhi top crime list in 2016: NCRB
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Maharashtra is also second only to Delhi in cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, with 4,815 incidents past year. Out of the 23,117 persons who were rescued during the year, children made 61.3% of the victims (including victims of 2015). Delhi city accounted for 38.8% of total IPC crime reported in the cities followed by Bengaluru (8.9%) and Mumbai (7.7%).

Medicine Top Democrats Who Skipped WH Meeting Are 'All Talk, No Action'
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Two committee Republicans had said they were considering voting against the measure, but were reportedly persuaded after meeting Trump, who is said to want the bill on his desk before year's end. Schumer and Pelosi were swift to jump on Trump's tweet in their response. The list of issues is longer than immigration, the border wall and health care.

Medicine Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic Wary Of Nigeria Threat — FIFA WC
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Incidentally, both teams experienced harrowing openers against top teams as they failed to make the knockout stage four years ago in Brazil. With much of the world cheering on, Iceland's magical spell shattered after they received a 5-2 thumping from tournament hosts France.

Medicine Piala introduces paid leave for non-smokers
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Although the USA has had its own problems with people not taking enough time off from work, Americans aren't smoking as much as they used to. Piala, a Tokyo-based online commerce consulting and marketing company, chose to kick-start the programme after an employee complained about the time lost work by smoking colleagues.

Medicine Smoking Weed Leads To More Sex, Study Claims
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That means that routine cannabis use could add up to 20 more sexual encounters per year, said Eisenberg. "For example, women who reported no marijuana use during the past 12 months reported having sex six times on average during the past four weeks compared with 7.1 times for women who reported daily use", Sun and Eisenberg wrote.

Medicine USA to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave formal notification of the U.S. withdrawal on the grounds of "continuing anti-Israel bias" and "mounting arrears". This seemed unusual because UNESCO is such an inoffensive-seeming organization: Its most prominent function is designating and protecting official worldwide landmarks, called World Heritage Sites - places like The Alamo and the Great Barrier Reef.

Medicine Verdict On Ban On Women's Entry In Sabarimala Temple Today
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The Constitution Bench will deal with questions whether this practice amounted to discrimination against the women. Women's rights activists and lawyers from Kerala had challenged a Sabarimala temple rule which restricts the entry of women in their reproductive phase on the ostensible grounds that the deity was a bachelor.

Author: 0 North Korea Targeted US Electric Power Companies

The exercise showed the "strong ability of the alliance against the North Korean nuclear missile threat", the South Korean air force said. Ri has previously called Trump "President Evil" and his comments are likely to fuel an escalating war of words between the U.S.

Medicine BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales
Author: 0 BYU lifts decades-long ban on caffeinated soft drink sales

The university announced the decision in a FAQ posted to their website , saying there has been a recent uptick in requests for caffeinated soda . In general, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a complicated - and often misunderstood - relationship with caffeine.

Author: 0 Manchester City, Watford aim to top table, Liverpool face northwest rivals Burnley

The clash takes place at Vicarage Road , kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (GMT). Incredibly, Sergio Aguero is only owned by 11% of the game, which is a bit insane considering his goal scoring record since arriving at Manchester City . "We need him and hopefully he'll score a lot more goals". We can win at home, away - it doesn't matter where. The skipper's Premier League season has been limited to two brief substitute appearances and he will be desperate to get his first start and prove ...

Medicine Kim Kardashian was Taylor Swift's biggest fan, apparently
Author: 0 Kim Kardashian was Taylor Swift's biggest fan, apparently

Considering the relentless, personal and often extremely sexist coverage of Taylor Swift throughout her career, maybe she's right. Earlier this month, as Swift prepared to release the first single off her sixth studio album, another insider spoke to Hollywood Life and revealed that the singer has been doing her best to juggle her relationship with her busy professional life.

Medicine First positive case of West Nile reported in Waterloo region
Author: 0 First positive case of West Nile reported in Waterloo region

WNV is transmitted through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. Mosquitoes are the creatures more often infected with West Nile. During 2002, the state documented its first human infections and 52 cases were reported that year. However, the health unit confirms the virus was found in mosquitoes located within a trap in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Medicine Terminally-ill Charlie to spend final days in a hospice, court hears
Author: 0 Terminally-ill Charlie to spend final days in a hospice, court hears

Mr Justice Francis gave the parents and GOSH until noon today to reach agreement. His parents would like up to a week to say goodbye to their little boy but his medics say death should come within a few hours. It was previously determined Charlie will be moved to a hospice and taken off life support "shortly after" if no agreement was met. "I became involved in Charlie's case when I was contacted by his parents, and I subsequently agreed to speak with his doctors to discuss whether an ...

Medicine Public health has tips on how to avoid virus spread by mosquitoes
Author: 0 Public health has tips on how to avoid virus spread by mosquitoes

In 2016 the first human case of West Nile virus was reported June 6. IL saw 155 in 2016, including six deaths. Four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. "It's just a matter of when they're going to find it in most of the counties in IN, so it comes down to personal protection and trying to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds".

Medicine Tropical Storm Don forms east of Windward Islands
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Because Don is "compact", its intensity can change significantly, Hurricane Center forecasters said. Even in its weakened state, Don is expected to dump heavy rain on the Windward Islands when it crosses later tonight, increasing the risk of risky mudslides.

Medicine The Jaguar E-Pace has barrel rolled into the record books
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Don't be fooled by the name, it's not an electric vehicle. In 2015 Jaguar introduced the F-PACE sports auto at the Niederrad Racecourse in Germany, by attempting the world's Largest loop the loop in a vehicle ever. Jaguar says flourishes such as the muscular haunches are inspired directly by the F-Type, while other external characteristics include chrome side fender vents, 3D effect on the grille mesh, tailpipes integrated into the rear valance, tail lights created to look like a chicane ...

Medicine Meningitis Vax Works -- for Gonorrhea
Author: 0 Meningitis Vax Works -- for Gonorrhea

As Petousis-Harris mentions, scientists are not entirely sure why a vaccine intended for meningitis also works against a sexually transmitted infection. It may be possible to eliminate many gonorrhoea infections using a vaccine with only moderate protection. Gonorrhea is still treatable in the U.S., said Bowen, though resistance to the current antibiotics may develop.

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