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Will you get the flu shot?

Last year, a similar vaccine was 43 percent effective against the H3N2 virus and 48 percent effective overall, according to the CDC . Although it is relatively early in this flu season, influenza activity in SC at this point has been higher tha...

This year's flu vaccine might only be 10% effective against predominant strain

The flu season usually peaks in late January or February, sometimes as late as March, but this year, some predictions warn that cases of flu could soar right around the winter holiday season. "By getting the vaccine you're not only protecting you...

Rakitic Looking Forward To Facing Messi At World Cup

The Franco-German spoke at length about his expectations at Russian Federation 2018 after the draw was staged in Moscow today. Seyi Dada-Martins, a multimedia consultant, also said: "It is a very dicey group we have been drawn into, but I'm confi...

Coffee May Carry Health Benefits, Scientists Say

It also found that women at increased risk of fracture should possibly be excluded. In fact, the largest benefit was for diseases of the liver, including cirrhosis . And pregnant women are at greater risk of losing their baby if they drink too much ...

Trump is hitting the links with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

Trump and Tiger Woods at the PGA golf tournament in Doral, Florida, in 2013. Currently, Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.is slated to hold the 2022 PGA Championship. Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing too much dur...

Bill Clinton accused by 4 different women of sexual harassment

In addition, the anonymous official also claimed that Hillary Clinton is angry with her husband for being involved in another scandal and was tempted to hire a team of detectives to find dirt on the women until her husband's attorneys convinced her...

Health officials urge flu vaccine

Director of Nursing Karen Brown says it's hard to predict the severity of each flu season. People can get the flu shot at doctors' offices, pharmacies, walk-in clinics, and VCH flu and travel clinics. For the week ending October 14-the second week ...

Drug take back set for Saturday

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAP) is working with the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide the community with a place to dispose of unneeded prescription medication. The program has led to the collection of more than 4.1 million po...

Trump releases petition for anthem standing: 'show patriotism'

The Trump campaign team earlier this month offered supporters an "I STAND FOR THE FLAG" sticker in exchange for contributions of at least $5 to the committee, and Trump himself has frequently tweeted on the subject. Goodell said he understood the c...

Floating Ocean Wind Turbines Could Power The Entire World, Researchers Say

The study found that such a very big wind farm could capitalize on low-pressure systems throughout the winter which more efficiently combine the upper atmospheric winds with the surface level winds, producing greater yields in wind farm power gen...

Copy-Trump blames San Juan mayor, Democrats over Puerto Rico response

Almost all of Puerto Rico has been left without power and running water after Maria ravaged the island, leaving at least 16 people dead. I recommend that today and tomorrow we use the general theme of supporting the governor and standing with the...

Central Florida leaders working to create reception center for displaced Puerto Ricans

Russel Honore, highly lauded for commanding the military response after another big storm, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said the military deployments to Puerto Rico should have begun at least four days earlier. On Wednesday, Trump suggested again t...

Energy and gene editing could be sticking points for German coalition

Shouting slogans such as "All Berlin hates the AfD!" and " Nazi pigs!", the demonstrators gathered outside a building in Germany's capital where the anti-immigrant party's leaders were celebrating winning an estimated 13.1 percent of the votes i...

AG Sessions: Boise State among colleges creating 'a shelter for fragile egos'

He announced the Justice Department would submit a statement of interest in a campus free speech lawsuit and said he anticipated more such moves soon. Sessions spoke to an invitation-only crowd at Georgetown University's law school. The Foundat...

China and Russian Federation begin naval drills near North Korea

Washington's rhetoric about military options for dealing with North Korea reached a new phase as U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters Monday that one military option wouldn't put Seoul at grave risk. Many experts say it's only a ma...

National Football League team values rise, Dallas Cowboys worth $4.8B

The Dallas Cowboys captured the top spot for the 11th straight year, with a value of $4.8 billion, up 14%, according to Forbes . The other team in Los Angeles, the Chargers, received a small lift with their move to Los Angeles, going from $2.08 b...

United Nations appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300000

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 300,000 Rohyingya refugees have fled Myanmar as tensions continue to rise in the country. Myanmar's government has blame...

Rohingyas, infra on PM's agenda for talks with Suu

Around 40,000 Rohingyas are said to be staying illegally in India. "We have to take care of innocent citizens as our resources are not as adequate as required, but we try our best and make ensure that every citizen is entitled to the protection o...

Southgate praises England for not panicking

Gareth Southgate praised his players for remaining patient and showing "real courage" after sections of England's travelling support turned on the team before they left it late to overwhelm Malta 4-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Friday.

Recently unearthed video reveals Kim Kardashian was a major Taylor Swift fan

But then again, she tends to begin each new album campaign with a curveball track, so I'll be judging whether the old Taylor is "dead" or not after her next song is released. " She is so excited for many of her friends to meet Joe", a source revea...

USA approves first gene therapy for cancer

Carl June pioneered the therapy at Penn. While promising, CAR-T treatments won't be like other drugs that win FDA approval, which can quickly wind up on pharmacy shelves and hospitals. Beyond the cost of the procedure, patients would need to pay f...

Second confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the area

Since the home addresses of the two residents diagnosed with West Nile Fever are not near each other, mosquito control spraying will not be immediately scheduled. During 2002, the state documented its first human infections and 52 cases were reported...

Google's New Tool Could Help Screen People for Depression

The clinically validated PHQ-9 questionnaire will assess an individual's likely level of depression and the need for an in-person evaluation. This panel gives information regarding clinical depression and has a button which says " Check if you're...

Study Links Marijuana Use to Hypertension-Related Death

According to Barbara A Yankey, the lead author and a PhD student in the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, various steps had been taken in the U.S towards the legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana and as a result, t...

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Takes Place All Weekend

The legislation calls for sales tax breaks on back-to-school clothing and school supplies . Any type of clothing or footwear that is designed for human wear and has a sales price of less that $100 is exempt. And while local sales taxes are colle...

US FDA announces goal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

The FDA's decision also extends the timeline for applications for new e-cigarette clearance by the FDA to August 8, 2022, giving e-cigarette companies more time to keep their products on the market before the agency tackles the process of final rev...

Charlie Gard's parents drop request to bring terminally-ill infant home

Its lawyer, Katie Gollop, said Charlie had suffered "irreversible neurological damage" and the treatment would have been "futile". He has remained at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London ever since. Mr Armstrong said the hospital had not visited ...

Pet dog resuscitated by California firefighters

First responders used a specialized animal oxygen mask to revive him. In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefighter Matt Smith is shown carrying the almost lifeless Shih Tzu from th...

Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez bitten in USMNT Gold Cup victory

Altidore said after the match that his girlfriend was mad at both he and Romero over what transpired on the field. "But like I said, you just have to move on as quick as possible and look onto the next [game]". Midfield spacing and connection was an ...

Up in Smoke: Nevada Declares State of Emergency Over Weed Shortage

Before recreational sales began July 1 , most dispensaries selling medical marijuana were authorized to serve as their own middleman and the bulk of them started stockpiling supplies months ago in an anticipation of high demand. The state's tax comm...

Trump Again Slams Comey Over 'Illegal' Leaks of Classified Info

Trump tweeted after retweeting his favorite morning echo chamber, Fox & Friends, which in turn was discussing (and misrepresenting) a report in The Hill newspaper that Comey's private memos about his meetings with Trump contained classified inform...

Critical Blood Shortage Prompts American Red Cross' Emergency Call For Donors

Summer months are among the most challenging for blood donation centers with schools and colleges out for the summer and many regular donors taking vacation. Donation appointments are encouraged to reduce possible wait times at blood donation sites. ...

Chicago, Feds Create 'Strike Force' To Curb Gun Violence

After he mentioned Chicago's violence in February, Eddie Johnson - the city's police superintendent - said he hoped the Trump administration would "finally respond" to local requests for more help. Attorney General Jeff Sessions , speaking Friday on...

Four straight wins put Kiwis in charge of America's Cup

The 35th AmericasCup Match presented by #LouisVuitton in Bermuda is now underway. Team New Zealands day did not go without incident, as they almost blew considerable leads in both races. That break, and Oracle's ability to keep innovating proved th...

Russian fighter jet flies within five feet of American spy plane

NATO's F-16 approached Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu's plane until it was intercepted by a Russian fighter jet. A U.S. official said Tuesday that the Russian aircraft came within five feet of a wing tip for a U.S. Shoigu added ...

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National Football League team values rise, Dallas Cowboys worth $4.8B

The Dallas Cowboys captured the top spot for the 11th straight year, with a value of $4.8 billion, up 14%, according to Forbes . The other team in Los Angeles, the Chargers, re...

United Nations appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300000

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 300,000 Rohyingya refugees have fled Myanmar as te...

Rohingyas, infra on PM's agenda for talks with Suu

Around 40,000 Rohingyas are said to be staying illegally in India. "We have to take care of innocent citizens as our resources are not as adequate as required, but we try our b...

Southgate praises England for not panicking

Gareth Southgate praised his players for remaining patient and showing "real courage" after sections of England's travelling support turned on the team before they left it late ...

Recently unearthed video reveals Kim Kardashian was a major Taylor Swift fan

But then again, she tends to begin each new album campaign with a curveball track, so I'll be judging whether the old Taylor is "dead" or not after her next song is released. " S...

Second confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the area

Since the home addresses of the two residents diagnosed with West Nile Fever are not near each other, mosquito control spraying will not be immediately scheduled. During 2002, the ...

USA approves first gene therapy for cancer

Carl June pioneered the therapy at Penn. While promising, CAR-T treatments won't be like other drugs that win FDA approval, which can quickly wind up on pharmacy shelves and hos...

Google's New Tool Could Help Screen People for Depression

The clinically validated PHQ-9 questionnaire will assess an individual's likely level of depression and the need for an in-person evaluation. This panel gives information regardi...

Study Links Marijuana Use to Hypertension-Related Death

According to Barbara A Yankey, the lead author and a PhD student in the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, various steps had been taken in the U.S towards ...

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Takes Place All Weekend

The legislation calls for sales tax breaks on back-to-school clothing and school supplies . Any type of clothing or footwear that is designed for human wear and has a sales pr...

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US FDA announces goal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

US FDA announces goal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

The FDA's decision also extends the timeline for applications for new e-cigarette clearance by the FDA to August 8, 2022, giving e-cigarette companies more time to keep their pr...

Charlie Gard's parents drop request to bring terminally-ill infant home

Its lawyer, Katie Gollop, said Charlie had suffered "irreversible neurological damage" and the treatment would have been "futile". He has remained at Great Ormond Street Hospital ...

Pet dog resuscitated by California firefighters

Pet dog resuscitated by California firefighters

First responders used a specialized animal oxygen mask to revive him. In a video posted to the Bakersfield Fire Department's website that has been widely shared online, firefig...

Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez bitten in USMNT Gold Cup victory

Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez bitten in USMNT Gold Cup victory

Altidore said after the match that his girlfriend was mad at both he and Romero over what transpired on the field. "But like I said, you just have to move on as quick as possible a...

Up in Smoke: Nevada Declares State of Emergency Over Weed Shortage

Up in Smoke: Nevada Declares State of Emergency Over Weed Shortage

Before recreational sales began July 1 , most dispensaries selling medical marijuana were authorized to serve as their own middleman and the bulk of them started stockpiling suppl...