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  • Last chance to get flu shot before holiday travel

    Last chance to get flu shot before holiday travel

    In Quebec previous year the vaccine was only 37 percent effective against the strain of H3N2 that was infecting people. The lowest percent of people who get a flu shot (around 25%) are in the 18-49 year old age group, which is concerning since that includes the people who are taking care of those most at risk of severe illness such as people under age 5, over 65, pregnant women, and people with other medical conditions.

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  • Rohr: Nigeria-Argentina clash could determine our fate

    Rohr: Nigeria-Argentina clash could determine our fate

    Argentina did not book their spot in Russian Federation until their final qualifier, a 3-1 win at Ecuador on October 10, with captain Lionel Messi scoring a hat trick. Zlatko Dalic from the Croatia Football Federation said: "It could have been better". "I think Croatia is a bigger threat in that group". "This is an incredibly hard group", he said.

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  • Trump to Play Golf With Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

    Trump to Play Golf With Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

    His $6 trillion figure may be a reference to a Wall Street Journal story from earlier this month that reported United States military expenditures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Pakistan as being $5.6 trillion since 2001. 1 golfer. Although Trump has rarely put out his golf plans publicly, his tweet also made clear that he was on a working holiday, noting a call with Turkey and then back to Mar-a-Lago for more talks about bring jobs back to the U.S.

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  • Record-setting Thanksgiving Day

    Record-setting Thanksgiving Day

    And that was apparent on Wednesday, as temperatures soared into the 90's, breaking several local records. Normal temperatures for this time of year are in the low 60s, the weather service said. Forecasters predicted temperatures in the high 80s and mid-90s throughout the Los Angeles area. "So say we cool down to the upper 70s which it looks like is possible in the middle of next week, our average high is around 72", said WIlson.

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  • U.S. slaps tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

    U.S. slaps tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

    In its final determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced most Canadian producers will pay a combined countervailing and anti-dumping rate of 20.83 per cent, down from the 26.75 per cent it declared in the preliminary determinations issued earlier in the year.

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  • Switzerland plunges down global gender ranking

    From 2016 to 2017, China fell one place in the report's gender parity ranking, to No. 100 out of the 144 countries evaluated. For the first time since 2006 , Russian women and men also have the same health expectancy and Russia is also in the top-50 in terms of economic and education ratings.

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  • Kidde recall: 40 million fire extinguishers recalled

    Kidde recall: 40 million fire extinguishers recalled

    The recalled extinguishers were sold at Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon. "If you have a rechargeable fire extinguisher of any age-regardless if it's covered by the recall- and you are not sure if it is in good working order, you should replace it immediately", says Don Huber, director of product safety for Consumer Reports.

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  • Nonprofit Agency Ranks Indiana 23rd In Nation For Hospital Safety

    Developed under the guidance of an expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 USA hospitals. The number of hospitals that receive each letter grade is relatively consistent each year, although the latest report showed the smallest number of hospitals who received an F grade.

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  • White House to declare opioid crisis a public health emergency

    White House to declare opioid crisis a public health emergency

    A national state of emergency would have provided states access to funding from the Federal Disaster Relief Fund, which is used to help manage response and recovery efforts associated with disasters such as hurricanes. The Public Health Emergency Fund at HHS now stands at $57,000, according to an agency spokesperson, and officials said the president's declaration won't yet include a request for Congress to replenish the fund.

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  • German nationalists unconcerned by departure of top figure

    German nationalists unconcerned by departure of top figure

    The showing of Merkel's party was its worst since 1949. This is the first time since World War II that a radical right-wing party i.e. the Alternative for Germany (AfD ) as the third dominant party is entering the parliament. Turnout was 76.2%, almost a five point increase compared to 2013. The surge in support for the AfD is the biggest challenge the country has faced in its post-war history, the Central Council of Jews in Germany said.

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  • Merkel Allies Call For New Party Leader After Worst Election Since 1949

    Merkel Allies Call For New Party Leader After Worst Election Since 1949

    Most political parties in Germany put forward lead candidates in order to better connect with the electorate at election time, although their official status is the same as any other parliamentary candidate. - AP. A grand coalition would leave a vacuum that would be filled by another party, one probably to the left of Labour or the right of National. But the emergence of the Alternative for Germany (AfD ) as an active contender has turned things upside down here in a most unexpected ...

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  • At Georgetown Law, Sessions Says DOJ Will Defend Free Speech On Campuses

    At Georgetown Law, Sessions Says DOJ Will Defend Free Speech On Campuses

    In 2017, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education surveyed 450 colleges and universities across the country and found that 40 percent maintain speech codes that substantially infringe on constitutionally protected speech. Protestors taped their mouths and held signs, with one saying "Sessions is afraid of questions" and another reading "why do you silence dissent but applaud hate speech?" I just don't remember any situation which we've gone to a point where speech is threatened.

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  • Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light-And a $475000 Price Tag

    Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light-And a $475000 Price Tag

    This revised forecast encompasses the expected cross-industry reaction to the approval, and envisions the next stages in the development of cell therapies and the industry. Scientists often refer to this type of gene therapy as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells from patients. The clinical review was coordinated by the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, while CBER conducted all other aspects of review and made the final product approval determination.

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  • Childhood Leukemia Will Finally Have An FDA Approved Treatment

    Childhood Leukemia Will Finally Have An FDA Approved Treatment

    FDA approved on August 30 tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah-Novartis) for the treatment of certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In trials, the therapy achieved remission in 83% of patients. "In the next few years", he said, "I think we're going to see dramatic progress and push the boundaries of what many people thought was possible with these adoptive cell transfer-based treatments".

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  • Marijuana And High Blood Pressure

    Marijuana And High Blood Pressure

    Yankey et al gathered data on individuals ages 20 and older who reported information on their marijuana use from 2005 to 2006 through the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The cardiovascular risk associated with marijuana use may be greater than the cardiovascular risk already established for cigarette smoking , the researchers said.

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