Health officials: 15 deaths, 'high level' of hospitalizations reported from flu

The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reports the state's first pediatric deaths for the 2017-18 flu season. "If you haven't been immunized, there's still a vaccine available, and go ahead and get immunized". "Whatever the strains that are out there, the efficacy of the vaccine is really only ap...

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  • CDC warns of serious E. coli outbreak in lettuce
CDC warns of serious E. coli outbreak in lettuce

Forty-six percent reported eating romaine lettuce the week before they were interviewed. About five to 10 percent of people infected with E. coli , 0157:H7, may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition which affects the blood vessels and can lead to kidney failure and death.

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  • GoPro exits drone market, hints at search for a buyer, partner
GoPro exits drone market, hints at search for a buyer, partner

GoPro has had a hard couple of years, as it faced intense competition and poor performance in the drone market. GoPro said it will exit the business once it sells off its remaining Karma inventory . The company was valued at $3 billion after its 2014 IPO, but has continued to struggle with weak revenues. In particular, the company forecast it...

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  • British Northern Ireland secretary Brokenshire resigns on health grounds
British Northern Ireland secretary Brokenshire resigns on health grounds

It is a year since late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness resigned from the governing coalition at Stormont in protest at the DUP's handling of a botched green energy scheme. "Clearly, my long term health and my family are my priorities and I intend to proceed with surgery at the earliest opportunity", he continued. The British and Irish Go...

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  • Tamil Nadu: High Court asks bus strikers to resume services
Tamil Nadu: High Court asks bus strikers to resume services

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the striking unions to withdraw the strike immediately or face action. Meanwhile, Vijaybhaskar today appealed to striking workers to return to work. He expressed regret over the hardship being caused to people in the wake of the strike. Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a meeting of ministers and se...

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  • LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing
LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing

The drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot is scheduled for 11 p.m. on Friday. Check your Mega Millions ticket, again! With a winning Mega Millions jackpot waiting to be claimed in Florida, the jackpot for that lottery game will reset to $40 million ($25 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday.

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  • Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach
Jon Gruden will replace Jack Del Rio as Raiders head coach

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , Oakland (6-10) will try to lure former Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden out of the broadcast booth to take over. One potential complication with the Raiders is the fact that current coach Jack Del Rio was just awarded a four-year contract extension in February.

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  • Conor McGregor deletes Instagram post revealing his current health scare
Conor McGregor deletes Instagram post revealing his current health scare

The United Kingdom is now copping a full force blast of that atrocious and extremely unsafe influenza strain that swept across Australia this past flu season. While the symptoms of " Aussie Flu " are similar to the regular flu, they are usually more intense, and while the regular flu should run through your system within a week, if your symptoms ...

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  • Without Warning, Trump Fires All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council
Without Warning, Trump Fires All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council

He was appointed to a four-year term in May 2016. For Worlds AIDS Day, the Trump administration did not mention LGBTQ people . Medications have advanced since then, making HIV a much more manageable diagnosis for many Americans. Bush administration appointees to PACHA in order to bring in new voices". Also of note, during the Obama adminis...

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  • Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer waiting for donors
Canadian Blood Services in Red Deer waiting for donors

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments. "What happens this time of year, between Christmas and New Year's especially, is that people are out of their regular routines, off work, travelling and our attendance is much lower than we had hoped".

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  • Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties
Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties

Many chain drug-store retailers have the flu vaccine available. Each year, a flu vaccine is created to target strains of the viruses expected to be most dominant that particular season. Wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes kills many different viruses, including the flu. Myth: You can get sick from the flu shot. . In fact ,...

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  • More pregnant women, especially young ones, are using marijuana
More pregnant women, especially young ones, are using marijuana

The number of women who self-reported using marijuana during their pregnancy rose from 2.4 percent in 2009 to 3.9 percent in 2016, according to a new study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association . Participating women were asked to answer a questionnaire and go through a drug test to see if they tested positive for mar...

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  • Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife and mother in Pakistan
Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife and mother in Pakistan

Couple of FO officials will also be present during the meeting, and it may last for 30 minutes. 'Can you imagine what a mother, who last saw her son two years ago, must have felt when allowed to meet him from across a glass, ' he asked. According to News 18, Jadhav would be meeting his family at the foreign office in Islamabad . Jadhav, 47, wa...

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  • 7-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed by Deputies After Manhunt for Felon
7-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed by Deputies After Manhunt for Felon

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar originally said the victim was 7 years old. The woman, a wanted felon and a suspect in a vehicle theft, had been trying to break into a mobile home on Thursday when deputies caught up to her on the front porch after a several hours manhunt, and opened fire.

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  • Google's Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Executive Chairman
Google's Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Executive Chairman

Schmidt said in a statement that he planned to spend more time "on science and technology issues, and philanthropy", which is more or less what he's been doing anyway since the creation of Alphabet. But it is one of the most significant personnel shifts at the Internet giant since Page took over as chief executive in 2011, and especially because S...

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  • Pak grants visas to Jadhav's mother, wife
Pak grants visas to Jadhav's mother, wife

Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife to visit Islamabad to meet him. "We await further details from India in this regard". However, the International Court of Justice on May 18, 2017, stayed the hanging after India approached it against the death sentence.

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  • House offers short-term funding for children's health insurance
House offers short-term funding for children's health insurance

Thirty-one states are in jeopardy of seeing the funding vanish sooner than expected, according to the report . A separate study by Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families estimated that without the money from Thursday's short-term extension, 25 states would run out of money by the end of January, with 1.9 million children pote...

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  • Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky
Widespread flu activity now reported in Kentucky

Montana's flu season lasts from October through May and typically peaks in January. Increased activity for the flu began earlier this season than usual in Kentucky and is expected to continue for several months. This might mean employers considering more flexible sick-time policies so that employees can stay home without losing wages. These f...

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  • People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say
People with Egg Allergies Shouldn't Worry About the Flu Shot, Guidelines Say

A year ago flu activity didn't reach this level statewide until mid-January, according to the Ohio Department of Health . There have been 39 flu-related hospitalizations so far in Cuyahoga County, 33 in Summit County and 42 in Stark, according to health department statistics .

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  • The flu bug has come early this season
The flu bug has come early this season

So it's still a good time to get a flu shot . The number and percentage of positive tests for influenza B also remains higher for this time of year compared to the same period during the past seven seasons , with five times the number of cumulative detection compared to the same period during the 2014-15, the report adds.

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