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Study finds repeated hits to the head can cause CTE, without concussions

Study finds repeated hits to the head can cause CTE, without concussions

The study's finding is important because efforts to protect athletes focus on preventing concussions rather than repeated hits to the head , says Christopher Nowinski, co-director of BU's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center . Medical experts later said his condition was the most severe case of CTE ever discovered in someone his age and would have affected his decision-making, judgment and cognitive abilities. Read More

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7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

7 more flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

As of January 6, Oakland County has more than 950 reported flu cases since October 1, 2017. MORE: Surge in flu cases keeping SoCal hospitals busy Wooten also emphasized that it's not too late to get vaccinated. The number for those in the oldest category (85 and older) almost doubled within this last week, from 66 cases to 121 reported cases of the flu. Visit www.tulsa-health.org for more information about the flu, including flu vaccination clinic locations and hours of operation, and ... Read More

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''Shithole' Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

''Shithole' Projected onto Trump Hotel in Washington DC

In the past, the artist has also displayed "emoluments welcome" and "pay Trump bribes here" on the very same D.C. hotel. On September 24, 2017, Bell posted a video of "Trump is a bomb threat" projected on the hotel. In December, employees at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were told to avoid using seven words, which Bell then projected onto Trump Hotel in protest. Read More

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She Escaped Flaming Boat, Went Home, Then Died

She Escaped Flaming Boat, Went Home, Then Died

Then to escape the fire, passengers and crew jumped into the waters and clambered to shore there. The 42-year-old woman died from her injuries after being taken to the hospital on Sunday, a news report said . The captain and crew are also known to have made it out safely. The hospital staff reported her death to the Sheriffs Office at about 1 a.m. Monday. Read More

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Is China halting US Treasury purchases?

Is China halting US Treasury purchases?

Inflation pressures have the capacity to prompt the Federal Reserve to drive the U.S. base rate higher, which would mean market interest rates ( bond yields ) also have to move higher. There may be bond market tremors right now but no quake. The dollar had slumped as the Bank of Japan's move to trim its purchases of long-dated government bonds (JGB) this week reverberated across currency markets. Read More

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Just 'trying' out a cigarette can make you a daily smoker

Just 'trying' out a cigarette can make you a daily smoker

Caught unawares by the drive launched by the Delhi Police, many people who were smoking casually at market places , bus stands, metro stations in South Delhi had to shell out Rs 200 for smoking in a public place. He points out that the conversion rate from "first time smoker " to "daily smoker" is very high, and thus, the study confirms the importance of preventing cigarette experimentation in the first place. Read More

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4-year-old OH boy dies from the flu

4-year-old OH boy dies from the flu

The Brant Community Healthcare System received funding in November for an additional 32 temporary beds at The Willett in Paris to deal with flu season, which will free up beds at BGH if there is an increase in admissions due to flu. "Last year, Mohave County experienced a similar spike in activity as this same time, and it did end up being our peak activity". The first Swine Flu death this month was reported on January 4. Read More

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Ibuprofen may increase risk of fertility issues in men, study suggests

Ibuprofen may increase risk of fertility issues in men, study suggests

The experimental group received ibuprofen twice a day for a total of six weeks and was tested for hormone levels at two and six weeks. Researchers tested testicles from prostate cancer donors and cultured testes cells, which revealed that ibuprofen can affect hormones, suppressing production of testosterone through transcriptional repression, leading to compensated hypogonadism . Read More

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Artillery shelling kills 10 Houthi rebels in southern Yemen

Artillery shelling kills 10 Houthi rebels in southern Yemen

Two pilots from the aircraft ejected before it hit the ground. Saudi officials don't appear to want to admit to a shoot-down, however, and rather say that the plane crashed on its own do to some as-yet-unspecified "technical fault". Over 12,000 Yemenis, including thousands of women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign. Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, have previously aimed missiles at Saudi Arabia . Read More

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Donald Trump singing India's tune, says Pakistan

Donald Trump singing India's tune, says Pakistan

On Tuesday, Pakistan officials summoned us ambassador David Hale to explain the USA position on Trump's tweet , a rare diplomatic move. President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. Last month, Russian Consul General in Karachi Dr Aleksandr Khozin had said Pakistan and Russian relations were getting stronger and both the countries shared views on peace in the region. Read More

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Record Breakers Man City Stopped By Crystal Palace

Record Breakers Man City Stopped By Crystal Palace

The Premier League leaders have a home clash with Watford on Tuesday. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is unsure when David Silva will return after admitting the Spaniard is unavailable for "personal reasons". However, their winning streak was halted at 18 by the resolute Palace. Milivojevic was presented with the chance to seal a memorable victory for Roy Hodgson's relegation-threatened side when Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Raheem Sterling in the 90th minute. Read More

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3 flu-related deaths confirmed in Kentucky county

3 flu-related deaths confirmed in Kentucky county

The goal is "to manage/screen an influx of walk-in flu patients today", the hospital said in a statement to KNSD Thursday. "Usually in other years we see Influenza B towards the end of the flu season, generally in February". It's very important that antiviral drugs are used early to treat hospitalized patients, people with severe flu illness, and people who are at higher risk for flu complications based on their age or underlying medical conditions. Read More

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Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area

The previous record was 44ins that fell in Morgantown in March 1958. State police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are also urging motorists to avoid travel, citing poor visibility and deteriorating conditions. Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for all of North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as swaths of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana. Read More

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Russia Ready to Be Mediator between US, North Korea

Russia Ready to Be Mediator between US, North Korea

Moscow's foreign ministry added that Lavrov highlighted that it's unacceptable to exacerbate tensions with Washington's aggressive rhetoric toward Pyongyang and increasing military preparations around the Korean peninsula. Lavrov pointed out contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump have recently become quite intense, covering a wide range of bilateral and worldwide topics. Read More

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Ex-smoker? If so, an apple-tomato diet might fix your lungs

Ex-smoker? If so, an apple-tomato diet might fix your lungs

When a person smokes, their lung capacity gradually shrinks; this study suggests that tomatoes and fruits might actually help to restore lung damage caused by smoking . "The findings support the need for dietary recommendations, especially for people [with a history of smoking] at risk of developing respiratory diseases such as COPD [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease]", Garcia-Larsen said in a Hopkins news release. Read More

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This is what Modi gifted Anushka, Virat on their wedding

This is what Modi gifted Anushka, Virat on their wedding

After a dreamlike wedding in Tuscany, Italy and a short honeymoon in Finland Virushka returned to India on Tuesday, 19 December. Watch how Virat Kohli burned the dance floor on his own wedding reception . We hope people will see Anushka in something different and fresh at the Mumbai reception , which will be held on December 26. Kohli has been in sensational form since the beginning of 2016 when he smashed two hundreds in the five-match ODI series against Australia before turning ... Read More

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State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread

State Health Officials Say Flu Widespread

We are entering the peak of flu season much earlier this year, so if you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, please get one. During the week of December 3, Mountain States and Wellmont hospitals recorded 54 positive flu cases. The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend an annual flu vaccine for all people ages six months and older. Stay home when you are sick. Read More

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Experts alarmed by reported word ban at CDC

Experts alarmed by reported word ban at CDC

She spoke on condition of anonymity, according to the Associated Press. Their work is rooted in evidence-based and science-based approaches that are foundational to society's advancement. Diversity took a dive in 2018, to two mentions, compared with 10 in Obama's last budget; the only remaining references were to CDC's Office of Women's Health and the Diversity Management Program and geographic diversity. Read More

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Lowest gas prices in Shelby County

Lowest gas prices in Shelby County

The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice market was $2.35 on Sunday, down 4 cents from last week and 13 cents from a month ago, though they remain 5 cents above past year, AAA reported Monday. The national average is projected to be $2.39 a gallon on Christmas Day, which is slightly above prices in the past years ($2.28 in 2016, $2 in 2015 and $2.38 in 2014). Read More

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Trump calls for infrastructure investment after fatal Amtrak crash in Dupont

Trump calls for infrastructure investment after fatal Amtrak crash in Dupont

But she cautioned that several of the roughly 100 people taken to area hospitals were in critical condition. Traffic cameras showed a carriage dangling off the bridge onto the highway, blocking the busy road. Emergency crews respond to the scene of a train derailment in Washington state, December 18, 2017 . Image: The train came off the rail bridge over the I-5 highway. Read More

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Trump administration bans CDC from using these 7 words

In other words, the agency charged with protecting Americans from epidemics and safeguarding the health of the public must now formally avoid saying anything even slightly politically inconvenient to Republicans if it wants funding. Others, outside the agency, are already responding with their own choice words. HHS spokesman Matt Lloyd told the Post that the department "will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans ". Read More

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Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month

Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month

The Utah Jazz announced center Rudy Gobert (knee) will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Teammate Derrick Favors appeared to roll over the back of Gobert's leg, causing the injury. Upon his return, our models project Gobert for averages of 14.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 2.1 blocks over 32.5 minutes per game. Jonas Jerebko likely will move into the starting lineup to fill the opening left by Gobert. Read More

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Shots fired at Penn State's Beaver campus

Shots fired at Penn State's Beaver campus

The shooting was reported at 3:38 p.m.at the school's food services building, which is adjacent to the student union and includes a kitchen and area for students to sit and eat. CBS Pittsburgh reports that the woman was shot dead by her vehicle. CBS Pittsburgh said several ambulances arrived on scene after some 15 shots were fired. Read More

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CDC warns too few people have got the flu shot this year

CDC warns too few people have got the flu shot this year

This may be why so many people got the flu despite getting immunized. Members of these populations suffer from compromised immune systems , meaning their bodies can't fight off flu viruses as effectively. Despite this rigorous research, the flu virus is nasty and changes constantly. Sanofi, through its recent acquisition of Protein Sciences, markets the Flublok family, the only recombinant-based flu shots approved in the U.S. Read More

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