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On the other hand, people were quick to point out their disdain for the concept. The increase in popularity of these videos - the American Association of Poison Control Centers says they received 39 phone calls regarding ingestion of the detergent packs in the first 15 days of 2018 - prompted the association to issue a warning on January 16.
  • Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

    Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

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    And that's prompting people to buy more tickets rather than just one. Tickets in California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas also matched five numbers. The next Mega Millions drawing Tuesday will be worth $40 million. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million. Numbers will be drawn Saturday night for the seventh-largest jackpot in USA history - $570 million before taxes.
  • Officials report 7 more flu deaths in NC; 20 for the season

    Officials report 7 more flu deaths in NC; 20 for the season

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    About 2,500 laboratory-confirmed cases were reported the week of Christmas, bringing the number by the end of 2017 to almost 8,000, according to an Arizona Department of Health Services report. The predominant strain picked up in lab tests so far is a strain of influenza A known as H3N2. The most important thing to remember for local residents, particularly if you are in a high-risk group such as aging adults or pregnant women, is that it's not too late to get a flu shot, health officials ...
  • Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina

    Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina

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    In cases of those with flu-like symptoms, the department says they have over 10,000 unconfirmed cases. The child was between ages of 5 and 17. Nationally, there have been 12 pediatric deaths from the flu. DHHS, per its privacy policy, declined to provide the gender, hometown and county of the victim. Since September 1st, more than 600 people have been hospitalized in Oklahoma with the flu and 13 have died.
  • Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job

    Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job

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    Reports indicate that Oakland is willing to grant Gruden an ownership stake if he becomes their next head coach. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Gruden is calling his final game of the season on Saturday, when the Titans and Chiefs meet in the wild-card round. Jack Del Rio was sacked by the Raiders immediately after their Week 17 loss.
  • Trump Administration Fires White House HIV Council Members With No Warning

    Trump Administration Fires White House HIV Council Members With No Warning

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    The terminations were effective immediately, the paper reported , citing epidemiologist Patrick Sullivan. Maldonado added, "So much of my advocacy and policy references surrounded vulnerable populations, addressing issuing of diverse communities, specifically looking at the impacts of the LGBT community, namely, the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS to people of color, gay men, transgender women and a lot of those key vulnerable populations are not being prioritized in this ...
  • Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season

    Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season

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    Canadian Blood Services will open its clinic at Eau Claire Market on New Year's Day, allowing the refugees to give blood and help with what is often a slow time for blood donations over the Christmas holidays. "It can be tough during the holiday season to take an hour to give life but donors must continue to answer the call for blood, especially during the weeks of December 25 and January 1", Prinzen added.
  • Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?

    Flu Season is Coming, Are You Ready?

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    According to a news release from the DPH, flu season typically lasts until May and its peak times are usually the first months of the new year. In the 2014-15 flu season, which resulted in a recent high of 97 fatalities, there were around 600 cases and no fatalities at this point.
  • Marijuana Use By Pregnant Women On The Rise

    Marijuana Use By Pregnant Women On The Rise

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    Meanwhile the use of marijuana among pregnant women between the ages of 18 and 24 in California jumped from 9.8 percent to 19 percent. Young-Wolff noted in her email that the study itself did not investigate reasons for the rise in marijuana use among pregnant women.
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad

    Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad

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    In addition to the Indian envoy, a couple of FO officials will also be present during the meeting, which is expected to last around 30 minutes. Before the meeting, the security check of the family was performed. On the question why a glass wall was put between them during the meeting, he said it was done "for security reasons". The video message played by the Foreign Office during a press conference after Jadhav's meeting with his family was recorded before their meeting, officials said.
  • Year-old Texas boy killed in deputy-involved shooting

    Year-old Texas boy killed in deputy-involved shooting

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    She had no apparent connection to the child or his family, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar . The incident started on Thursday around 11 a.m. "They shot several shots each at the suspect". They inevitably started shooting at the lady, who was struck a few times and killed while she remained on the patio of a trailer, experts said.
  • Eric Schmidt relinquinshes Alphabet executive chairman position to become merely

    Eric Schmidt relinquinshes Alphabet executive chairman position to become merely "technical director"

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    Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet , praised the now-former Executive Chairman by saying the following. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition", he said in the statement . Eric Schmidt , speaks during a press conference ahead of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match in Seoul, South Korea. Schmidt joked he provided the " adult supervision " to the Google team.
  • Children's Health Program Funding In Jeopardy

    Children's Health Program Funding In Jeopardy

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    Federal funding for the so-called CHIP program ran out in September, and while there have been promises to restore it, a final deal has not emerged from Congress. According to the nonprofit health research organization the Kaiser Family Foundation , CHIP has helped cut the share of uninsured US children from 14 percent to five percent over two decades.
  • 5th Person Dies in San Diego County's Flu Season

    5th Person Dies in San Diego County's Flu Season

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    Since August, there have there have been 709 cases of the flu reported. The Department of Public Health and El Paso Fire Department held a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Feb. The flu can be spread from person to person when an infected person talks, sneezes or coughs. The report stated that children 6-8 years old getting vaccinated for the first time, or who have previously only received one dose of vaccine in the past, should get two doses this season.
  • New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

    New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

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    The practice parameter update makes a strong recommendation indicating that individuals with an egg allergy , regardless of how severe those allergies are, should receive the flu vaccine . "We have been seeing an increase since the fall in those numbers, but they've been stable in the last couple of weeks", said Laura Bourns, a public health physician.