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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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Health officials brace for severe flu season

Health officials brace for severe flu season

However, the problem with flu is that the virus constantly changes. As of November 25, nearly 2,100 lab-confirmed cases had been detected in various parts of the country, of which 84 per cent were influenza A. But while there has been an uptick in cases reported locally, said Sara Mendez, heath education and promotion director for the Brazos County Health Department, it doesn't yet mean the Bryan-College Station area will be hit particularly hard this year. Read More

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Called daily dose of coffee that will save your liver

Called daily dose of coffee that will save your liver

Well, luckily for them, researchers have found out that drinking three to four cups a day may actually be good for you. Drinking as many as seven cups a day was found to be beneficial. Most of the evidence, however, is from observational studies, which can only find probable associations but can't prove cause and effect. Coffee is available to all people drink, so its use can be a simple method of prevention of liver diseases, which often lead to death. Read More

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Four-year-old booked for sexually abusing classmate

Four-year-old booked for sexually abusing classmate

A case of rape under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 21 of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences ( POCSO) Act was filed by the Delhi Police after the girl's mother reported the incident. According to the police, the minor victim was sexually assaulted by her classmate in the school's classroom as well as the bathroom in the absence of staff. Read More

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Your Dog May Keep Your Heart in Good Shape into Old Age

Your Dog May Keep Your Heart in Good Shape into Old Age

In the study by Uppsala University on more than 3.4 million elderly people who lived alone, those who lived with dogs were 33 per cent less likely to die. 'Dogs may be beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk by providing a non-human form of social support and increasing physical activity. "We know that dog owners in general have a higher level of physical activity, which could be one explanation [for] the observed results". Read More

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Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

Patients who experienced sudden cardiac arrest linked to sexual activity had higher rates of ventricular fibrillation - a serious cardiac rhythm disturbance - and tachycardia, a higher-than-normal heart rate. The investigation additionally discovered CPR was performed in just a single third of the cases, regardless of them being seen by an accomplice. Despite another partner being present in all sex-linked SCAs, just one-third of those patients received immediate CPR. Read More

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Michigan State's last-second field goal sinks Penn State's playoff hopes

Michigan State's last-second field goal sinks Penn State's playoff hopes

No team that needs help from other teams to get in the College Football Playoff is promised anything. The Nittany Lions get the win, and in spectacular fashion - they've got a point to prove after all. The offenses were moving easily suddenly, but teams traded interceptions on the next two possessions. Ultimately, not even Mother Nature could save the Nittany Lions from the tail end of a three-game East Division maelstrom. Read More

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Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against Kevin Spacey

Fresh sexual abuse allegations emerge against Kevin Spacey

Spacey , who plays the show's male lead, Frank Underwood - a role that won him a Golden Globe in 2015 - has been at the center of a sexual abuse controversy that erupted in recent weeks. Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos wrote on his Facebook page that he encountered Spacey at the bar of London's Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director from 2004-15, and the actor tried to fondle him against his will. Read More

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College Football Playoff National Championship Game Sites For 2021-2024 Announced

College Football Playoff National Championship Game Sites For 2021-2024 Announced

College Football Playoff officials have awarded the 2023 national championship game to the $2.6-billion stadium that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood. The BCS National Championship Game was played in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl Stadium in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. Los Angeles has a long history of hosting college football national championship games under the old Bowl Championship Series format. Read More

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Fewer hospitals in MI have 'A' grades for safety

Maryland hospitals - which previously had been the only hospitals exempt from public reporting at the national level due to a federal waiver - performed poorly in their first grading, ranking Maryland among the bottom 10 states. "This "A" rating for our hospital from The Leapfrog Group is a confirmation of the steadfast commitment to enhancing patient safety by HSHS St. Anthony's colleagues and medical staff", said Theresa Rutherford, President and CEO of HSHS St. Read More

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What President Trump's Public Health Emergency Declaration Means for the Opioid Crisis

What President Trump's Public Health Emergency Declaration Means for the Opioid Crisis

Trump said his plan would include a requirement that federally employed prescribers be trained in safe practices for opioid prescriptions, and a new federal initiative to develop nonaddictive painkillers, as well as intensified efforts to block shipments of fentanyl, a cheap and extremely potent synthetic opioid manufactured in China, into the United States. Read More

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Regular marijuana users have more sex

Regular marijuana users have more sex

The survey explicitly queries respondents on how many times they have had intercourse with a member of the opposite sex in the past four weeks, and how frequently they have smoked marijuana over the past 12 months. "If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency", he said. The study is the first to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States. Read More

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Local police departments host prescription drug take-back day

Local police departments host prescription drug take-back day

This weekend, local law enforcement is providing three sites in Pulaski County for residents to turn in their unused or unwanted prescription medications so they don't end up in the wrong hands. According to DHEC, the DEA can only accept pills or patches, not accept liquids, needles, or sharps. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Read More

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SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls

SC asks govt to take call on national anthem in cinema halls

The bench responded: "Not singing the national anthem in movie halls is not a sign of being anti-national". The cinema halls are places of entertainment. "Needless to say that the discretion to regulate would also include not to regulate also, if the Centre so wishes", the court said. "Are we [Supreme Court] supposed to enforce all this?" "What stops you from exercising your power". Read More

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In Germany, flying insects are disappearing at a rapid rate

In Germany, flying insects are disappearing at a rapid rate

The long-term study used Malaise traps - a sophisticated kind of insect net which catches a wide variety of insects - set up in 63 German nature protection areas over the course of 27 years. According to Caspar Hallmann (Radboud University), who performed the statistical analyses, "All these areas are protected and a lot of them are managed nature reserves". Read More

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India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a media statement. The report comes as similar attacks occurred in Paktia and Ghazni provinces on Thursday which left more than 69 people killed or injured. Standing at a post overlooking Afghan villages across the border, Zakaria said troops and paramilitary forces had defeated militants by launching several operations in the troubled region, which was a longtime stronghold for al-Qaida and the Taliban, as well as criminal gangs. Read More

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Overreactions from Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin

Overreactions from Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin

What Taylor did was all too familiar for the Cornhuskers . In 2014 Gordon ran for a then-NCAA record 408 yards against the Huskers. Lee added two carries for five yards in the game, as Nebraska managed 110 rushing yards on the night after Patrick O'Brien was sacked for a seven-yard loss on the Huskers' final drive of the game. Read More

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NRL grand final: What you need to know

NRL grand final: What you need to know

Michael Morgan has been the A through to Z factor in attack, but Jake Granville is the player who could really explode in the decider. "This Sunday's grand final will be the first grand final in history where not one New South Wales Origin player will step foot on the field". Read More

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