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Biggest ever flu vaccination programme starts

An extension of the programme to children in school year 3 this year means a further 64,000 can be vaccinated. With nursery and school terms well under way, parents of young children in Gloucestershire are being urged to get their offspring vaccinated against flu. Read More »

WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks

Drawing on lessons from campaigns to fight tobacco use, WHO says imposing or increasing taxes on sugary drinks could help lower consumption of sugars, bringing health benefits and more income for governments such as to pay for health services. Read More »

BJP slams Kejriwal, Chidambaram for seeking proof of army action

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Claiming that Kejriwal "sought proof" on the anti-terror operation, the BJP asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani "propaganda". "Lekin Kejriwalji ye sab nahi dekhte hain aur sawal uthate hain (But Kejriwal does not see all this and raises questions)". "We all know that surgical strikes were conducted". Read More »

Canada gains 67200 jobs in September

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Yet, according to Statistics Canada's recent report , despite the growing number of jobs, the unemployment rate seemed steady at seven percent. The numbers also showed a huge boost in employment last month for Canadians aged 55 years and older, as 56,400 people in that demographic found work, including 37,900 additional positions for women. Read More »

CDC updates Zika guidance for couples trying to conceive

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika is considered endemic in some of these areas, having existed there for years, and some residents may be immune. It's important to note like the map above that there's a difference between the Zika "epidemic" sweeping South and Central America and the Caribbean ― for which officials issued a travel alert ― and the lower-level "endemic" in Southeast Asia, for which officials issued a travel consideration . Read More »

South Africa's Zuma quizzed over rich friends' links to power

Madonsela met Zuma for four hours on Thursday as part of a separate, preliminary investigation into whether the Guptas, an Indian immigrant family with close ties to the president, sought to influence the selection of some Cabinet minister picks, the News24 media outlet reported. Read More »

Knoxville walk to raise money for breast cancer research, patients

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Through various events throughout the week, students may set up information tables and raise money to be donated to Cowboys for Cancer Research. The next breast cancer related event this month will be a bowling fundraiser called Strike Out Cancer St Joe MO which also benefit to Mosaic's Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Read More »

Authorities ID man shot in Connecticut casino garage

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According to NBC Connecticut, a police spokesperson said the person who was shot had an outstanding warrant. It was not clear whether the man, whose name is not being released pending notification of next-of-kin, died from a gunshot or from the fall. Read More »

2 earthquakes hit South Korea; no reports of serious damage

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The country's social media was also flooded with images of shattered storefront windows and people rushing out of buildings and apartments in panic, some with children in arms. Yonhap reported that "Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., which operates the country's nuclear plants, said none of its reactors including those at the Wolsong, Hanul and Gori plants, which are close to the epicenter, were affected by the quake, adding they are still producing electricity". Read More »

Teen dies from brain-eating amoeba in Md

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Maryland health officials say a NY woman died in her home state earlier this month of a rare brain infection contracted while swimming in Cecil County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Naegleriafowleri is commonly found in warm freshwater bodies such as lakes and rivers and in hot springs. Read More »

Trump Foundation donations came from other charities

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BuzzFeed reported that the police foundation has paid an average of $261,777 to Mar-a-Lago "each year on its annual ball, held at Trump's club every year since the charity was founded in 2006". "I understand it went to one of his golf courses", Israel said of the painting. Using a charity's money to buy shit for yourself is what's called "self-dealing", and it's generally prohibited by the IRS. Read More »

Malaysia reports 1st Zika case imported from Singapore

However, Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and has been linked to microcephaly and other birth defects in babies of mothers who had Zika virus while pregnant. "From the first reported case of Zika, we can conclude that it is rather easy to get infected by the virus when visiting places that have outbreaks, including Singapore ". Read More »

County's aerial spraying for mosquitoes kills millions of bees

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South Carolina now has 46 travel-related cases of Zika in the state, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , one of which was sexually transmitted. "I had so many bees down here that you could hear the buzz and feel the energy before you got down here", Stanley said . A county administrator says he's "not pleased that so many bees were killed". Read More »

Arizona voters cast ballots in primary election

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Remember , this state has closed primaries, which means independents and voters without a party affiliation won't be able to vote in partisan races, like the U.S. Last week during early voting 11,162 people went to the polls. Florida has almost 12.4 million registered voters and may surpass the voter turnout from the 2012 primary election. Read More »

Roche Gets FDA Nod for Emergency Use of Zika Virus Test

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In March, the FDA approved one of the company's blood tests for detecting Zika under an Investigational New Drug Application protocol that seeks to begin collecting and testing blood samples, according to Yahoo News . About 2,200 Zika cases have been reported in the continental US and more than 13,000 in Puerto Rico, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Louisiana Zika cases up to 26

Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said the advisory was put out because "there is still much uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of Zika virus transmission". "There's a sheet that lists all the areas where Zika has been prevalent, transmitted by mosquitoes and those areas are off-limits for donating blood, if you have been there in the last 28 days", Lambert said. Read More »

Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town

Turkey earlier launched a military operation to free the Syrian town, with at least 20 tanks crossing into Syria in the early hours of Wednesday. In recent days, Turkey increased security measures on its border with Syria, deploying tanks and armored personnel carriers. Read More »

Jana Kramer Separates From Husband Mike Caussin After He Enters Rehab

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Caussin's Twitter page still has the header photo of a kiss the two shared on their wedding day. Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin have separated, according to a new report, and Caussin has entered into rehab. "We look forward to sharing our lives together". "He is fantastic on diaper duty", she said. Jana admits that she had her struggles as a first-time mom. Read More »

Teen Survives Brain-Eating Amoeba

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Naegleria fowleri , a microscopic, single-cell amoeba, is found in the brackish waters of freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. Out of 138 people that have been infected by an amoeba, only four survived, and three of them took Impevido. Sheila Black, laboratory coordinator, earned kudos from doctors for first spotting the amoeba in a sample of DeLeon's spinal fluid. "I had to tell them, "tell him everything you want to tell your child because I don't know from the time I put him to sleep to ... Read More »

Did Prince Overdose on Mislabeled Fentanyl Pills? New Report

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Prince did not have a prescription for fentanyl , a synthetic opioid that has been described as 100 times more powerful than morphine , the source said . At least one of the pills, however, tested positive for fentanyl, lidocaine, and U-4770, according to one of the officials on the investigation. In recent years, fentanyl has been responsible for a surge in overdose deaths in some parts of the US. Read More »

Civilians Flee as Syrian Military, Kurds Clash Over Key City

Captain Jeff Davis, the Pentagon spokesman, said the coalition aircraft reached the area around the city as the two Syrian SU-24s were leaving. USA forces then contacted Russia, which has been bombing parts of Syria for almost a year in support of President Bashar al-Assad, but Russian military officials said the planes were Syrian. Read More »

Kingston crowds to gather for Hip show

The quintessentially Canadian band is holding what could possibly be their final concert in their home town of Kingston, Ont., tonight. Many consider this to be the final show for the Hip as lead singer Gord Downie faces terminal brain cancer . Read More »

Afghan district falls to Taliban

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Kabul officials said that lack of ammunition and limited reinforcement were few factors which resulted in failure against Taliban fighters. Zabiullah Mujahi, a purported Taliban spokesman, twitted that Taliban also seized weapons and security forces' vehicles after capturing security checkpoints following Saturday's clashes. Read More »

Sign with message about students' forgotten lunch goes viral

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It concludes by saying, "Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence". "It was the beginning of the school year and we wanted to underscore the policy to our new parents". "We're trying to make sure kids don't go to the default switch of calling mom or dad to fix it", says Straessle. Straessle, who has five children of his own that range in age from 20 to 9, said that the guideline has a secondary goal to teach the importance of "soft failures". Read More »

McDonald's Pulls Activity Bands From Happy Meals

Terri Hickey, a McDonald's representative, told the Daily News in an email that they are "voluntarily removing" the trackers from US and Canadian stores. A statement issued by McDonalds states they have been discontinued "after receiving limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band". Read More »