• Google builds AI that can predict heart disease
Google builds AI that can predict heart disease

Given the fact that heart diseases is one of the leading causes of deaths in the world, this algorithm could be a big breakthrough. Google's parent company Alphabet has more than just the search giant under its banner; alongside its weird "X" experimental tech division sits its health science company Verily , which creates all manner of ...

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  • Boko Haram Kills 15 In Borno
Boko Haram Kills 15 In Borno

The injured have been transferred to a hospital for treatment. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the use of suicide bombers in crowded areas is a hallmark of Boko Haram, an armed group waging a violent campaign in the area since 2009.

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  • Cherish those you love every day
Cherish those you love every day

If you're in a relationship, you go on some sort of date and post something cutesy on Instagram. Every time I think about how it feels to get a call like that my ridiculous brain veers back to a odd example - that moment in Passengers where Chris Pratt gets snipped free from the spaceship and floats around in space with no hope of ever finding ...

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  • Missing South Carolina 4-Year-Old Heidi Todd Rescued in Alabama
Missing South Carolina 4-Year-Old Heidi Todd Rescued in Alabama

Oliver said the man, who was identified as 37-year-old Thomas Evans, got out of the vehicle with the child in his arms. Police Chief Rick Oliver praised the efforts of the two railroad workers who alerted him that there was a vehicle parked near the tracks that looked suspicious.

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  • CDC: Flu vaccines just 25% effective against worst strain this year
CDC: Flu vaccines just 25% effective against worst strain this year

Geographic spread of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Alabama. The strain also mutated while the vaccine itself was being developed, rendering the vaccines less effective than a typical flu vaccine. Receiving a vaccination is key to decreasing the rate of infection, thereby giving researchers the time to develop effective antiviral therapies to trea...

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  • Wolf Administration offering free flu vaccine clinics
Wolf Administration offering free flu vaccine clinics

The CDC said the flu vaccine is usually more effective against type B viruses and H1N1 than it is against H3N2. In addition, the vaccine is 42 percent effective against the influenza B viruses, which are also circulating, the researchers said.

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  • Andre Ayew Named In Swansea City's Squad To Face Burnley
Andre Ayew Named In Swansea City's Squad To Face Burnley

Carvalhal has taken 11 points from his first six games as a Premier League manager, with the only defeat being the 2-0 against Tottenham in his first home match. They've won two home matches in that stretch as well, besting the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal when they visited the Liberty. The draw is a big factor and the recommendation is Swan...

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  • Mick Mulvaney denies that he's being considered to replace John Kelly
Mick Mulvaney denies that he's being considered to replace John Kelly

And at this point, it's looking more and more hard to see how he'll survive. Some staffers who were at the meeting left feeling that Kelly had effectively asked them to lie on his behalf. Trump said he was saddened by the charges but pointed out that Porter has denied the accusations. If this were just about the public or just about Trump, Ke...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018 medals table: Latest standings from PyeongChang 2018
Winter Olympics 2018 medals table: Latest standings from PyeongChang 2018

In its first reports about the Games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics. Relations between the two Koreas are apparently improving after North Korea made a decision to join the Pyeongchang Olympics tha...

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  • Koeman named new Netherlands boss
Koeman named new Netherlands boss

Koeman has signed a contract that will put him in charge of Dutch fortunes up to and including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the focus very much on getting there in the first place. Koeman won Euro 88 as a Netherlands player, part of a team that also included Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten. The appointment of the ex-Ne...

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  • Flu Season Remains in Full Swing
Flu Season Remains in Full Swing

According to CNN , there have been 11,965 lab-confirmed flu-related hospitalizations from October 1 to January 20. Things could still level out, but officials said that right now it's not looking good. Children under 6 months of age with flu symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Earlier this year, Queensway Carleton Hospital cancelled ele...

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  • Viva Forever? Ex-Spice Girls meet up amid reunion rumours
Viva Forever? Ex-Spice Girls meet up amid reunion rumours

All of your '90s dreams have come true, friends: The Spice Girls have reunited (At least, for an afternoon). A statement from publicist Jo Milloy on behalf of the group said: "We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the unbelievable times we have spent together".

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  • Groundhog Day: How Accurate is Punxsutawney Phil for Columbia?
Groundhog Day: How Accurate is Punxsutawney Phil for Columbia?

Groundhogs spend the winter months hibernating, then Phil gets plucked out of his slumber to do a morning's worth of work. Sussex County is home, at Space Farms, to weather-predicting groundhog Stonewall Jackson V who comes from a long line of oracular groundhogs- all named Stonewall Jackson.

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  • 10 things to know about the intersection of breast cancer, CVD
10 things to know about the intersection of breast cancer, CVD

But as they got older, many developed serious side effects, called "late effects", from the treatments, including heart problems and second cancers . Certain therapies have been linked to weakened heart muscle, heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. So the study, published in the journal Heart in 2016, suggests that a single chemother...

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  • Cig Vapour Might Be Carcinogenic, Mice Study Suggests
Cig Vapour Might Be Carcinogenic, Mice Study Suggests

The scientists looked for mutations to DNA in animals, as well as human lung, bladder and heart cells, when exposed to e-cigarettes for the equivalent of 10 years. On the one hand, there are doctors and advocates who insist that vaping is a relatively safe, appealing way for smokers to wean themselves off much more unsafe tobacco products.

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  • Jared Lorenzen Tweets At Vince McMahon, Wants In On XFL (TWEET)
Jared Lorenzen Tweets At Vince McMahon, Wants In On XFL (TWEET)

Even after a year of protests, I and everybody I know didn't stop watching football. McMahon said the National Football League controversies had nothing to do with the XFL re-launch and the plan had been in place "for some time". Thanks to the XFL, Singh is the answer to an obscure sports trivia question. We're there to play football. "The XFL ...

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  • Scientists clone monkeys for the first time
Scientists clone monkeys for the first time

The researchers in China say they followed the strict worldwide guidelines for animal research set by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and are aware of the ethical implications of their work. To be clear, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua technically aren't the first primate clones - that honour falls to Tetra , a rhesus macaque born in 1999.

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  • Turpin Case: Officials Reportedly Considering Using Cadaver Dog to Search for Remains
Turpin Case: Officials Reportedly Considering Using Cadaver Dog to Search for Remains

When children were not shackled, they were often locked in rooms. The emaciated condition of the children is in sharp contrast with how the parents looked in court. Earlier this week, Elizabeth revealed how she had no idea her nieces and nephews were being abused because the Turpins cut themselves off from the rest of her family and did not all...

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  • Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi
Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi

A California man is likely adjusting his consistent sushi propensity in the wake of finding a tapeworm that may have entered his body through the crude salmon he adores to such an extent. Fears over the Japanese salmon tapeworm, or Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense , came to light in January 2017 when a team of researchers reported its discovery...

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  • Judges' meeting a positive sign in solving SC crisis
Judges' meeting a positive sign in solving SC crisis

During the meeting, the sources said, Justice Misra and the rebel judges discussed all the outstanding issues, point of contentions and differences. The four dissenting judges - Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph - took up their respective business on the first working day after the January 12 press con...

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  • RIP Cyrille Regis: West Brom Icon Sadly Passes Away Aged 59
RIP Cyrille Regis: West Brom Icon Sadly Passes Away Aged 59

The forward, alongside Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson , formed a trio nicknamed the Three Degrees and played an integral role in the acceptance of black footballers in the English leagues. "They did so much for the game and so much for the cause of black footballers". He made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals during his ...

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  • Dallas County Now Up to 23 Flu-Related Deaths This Season
Dallas County Now Up to 23 Flu-Related Deaths This Season

Bettina Fries, from Stony Brook University Hospital, told WCBS 880's Sophia Hall. The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging anyone in Georgia that has not gotten a flu shot to get one after it says the organization has confirmed four flu-related deaths in the state.

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  • Extending CHIP for 10 years rather than 5 saves $6 billion, CBO
Extending CHIP for 10 years rather than 5 saves $6 billion, CBO

Jones became the 24 co-sponsor of the bill , the Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act of 2017. For Ohio's vulnerable children, that's an upside of sorts, since the program will continue even if CHIP money runs out. CHIP expired September 30, threatening coverage for millions of recipients who would likely otherwise be uninsured....

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  • U.S. announces new travel advisory, asks citizens not to visit Pakistan
U.S. announces new travel advisory, asks citizens not to visit Pakistan

Women have been discouraged from traveling alone as rape is "one of the fastest growing crimes in India". Over ten countries have been designated level 4 countries, including Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran, Syria, and North Korea. The State Department noted that there "are no USA government restrictions" in tourist areas in both those states, includi...

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  • E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected
E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected

Public health agencies in both the United States and Canada are informing consumers that there are no concerns about consuming any particular food, while they continue their investigations into what caused this E. Of 13 interviewed, all 13 said they ate leafy greens . General Manager Dale Huss looks over a field of romaine lettuce with drip lin...

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  • GoPro Quits Drone Market & Cuts Jobs
GoPro Quits Drone Market & Cuts Jobs

Various news sources started reporting that the sports camera manufacturer had hired JP Morgan to assist with a sale process. "If there are opportunities for us to scale awareness of GoPro globally by being part of a bigger company, that's something that we would entertain", CEO Nick Woodman told CNBC Monday morning.

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  • Gas prices steady, poised for seasonal decline
Gas prices steady, poised for seasonal decline

The New York state average is $2.64, up 2 cents from last week. In Massachusetts, it's still 19 cents higher than at this time past year, when prices were averaging $2.29. AAA Northeast said gas prices are up two cents in Rhode Island and up five cents in MA. "Of course, this forecast could change dramatically if there are unexpected shifts in fuel...

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  • Red Cross urgently needs blood donations
Red Cross urgently needs blood donations

LifeShare is asking people to give blood in the coming days and weeks. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their health history the day they donate using Donor Pass at donateblood.centralbloodbank.org/DonorPass.aspx. It is often used for premature infants and trauma patients. Their shelf life is very short - only five days - while whole ...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind marijuana policy

Today Sessions said he'd be ditching policies from the Obama administration that set up some basic rules for marijuana use in legalized states. And it said it won't speculate about federal decisions. Gardner said he only found out via Twitter that Sessions was changing the policy. The change, he said, removes "clarity and consistency" for an indu...

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  • Tamil Nadu bus strike enters Day 3, no respite for passengers
Tamil Nadu bus strike enters Day 3, no respite for passengers

Ten trade unions had announced launching the indefinite strike yesterday after their talks with the government over a key demand on a "factor" determining wage structure failed. "Recourse to lighting strikes or flash strikes without notice leads to the consequences of denying the citizens of their right to free movement and is clearly illegal and a...

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  • Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots
Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

It's unclear when the new millionaire will come forward. The Pasco County player is the only victor of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the Florida Lotterys history. Both the Mega Millions ($450 million) and Powerball ($570 million) jackpots continue to rise ahead of their upcoming drawings. The next Mega Millions drawing Tuesday wil...

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  • Eastern US Braces For Extreme Cold, Snow As Winter Storm Approaches
Eastern US Braces For Extreme Cold, Snow As Winter Storm Approaches

If the storm continues to develop as scientists expect it will, it's worth the impending doom weather experts are warning of. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines bombogenesis as occurring when a mid-latitude storm that experiences at least a 24 millibar drop in air pressure within a 24-hour period.

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  • Russia: US Call for UN Meeting on Iran
Russia: US Call for UN Meeting on Iran "Destructive"

A total of 21 people have died and hundreds have been arrested since December 28 as protests over economic woes turned against the Iranian regime, with attacks on government buildings and police stations. For a new agenda item to be discussed at the Security Council, at least nine of the 15 council members must support holding the meeting. "The...

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  • United States puts Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations
United States puts Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday that many people in the world are being unduly indicted, persecuted and jailed for exercising their religious freedom. "These designations are aimed at improving the respect for religious freedom in these countries", the department said in a statement. The country has a dominantly Muslim no...

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  • Flu virus spreading in NY, prompting public-health alert
Flu virus spreading in NY, prompting public-health alert

In Australia, hospital admissions for influenza were more than double what is reported in a normal season, according to officials there. "So, that's a bit of concern", she says. Australian flu is the name given to flu subtype influenza A (H3N2). We're right in the middle of flu season and if you've ever had it, you know how sick you can get.

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  • Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan
Top Hollywood women launch anti-harassment plan

A legal defense fund , backed by $13 million in donations, to help less privileged women-like janitors, nurses and workers at farms, factories, restaurants and hotels-protect themselves from sexual misconduct and the fallout from reporting it.

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  • Delhi fogged up on New Year Day, flights, trains disrupted
Delhi fogged up on New Year Day, flights, trains disrupted

Majority of the flights to New Delhi and other areas were delayed by about three hours from Hyderabad . Visibility at the airport fell to as low as 50 metres on the morning of New Year's Eve, with flight schedules going haywire. Visibility improved to 2,000 metres later in the day and operations were restored to normal. The runway visual range...

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  • Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season
Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season

Platelets are also collected but this poses a hard challenge because such donations only have a shelf life of seven days, notes the Canadian Blood Services. About 30 percent of the supply goes to cancer patients in the region, and one in seven entering the hospital need blood. He said the Red Deer blood donor clinic is closed on New Year's Day be...

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  • More pregnant women, especially young ones, are using marijuana
More pregnant women, especially young ones, are using marijuana

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding should avoid the drug because the effects of marijuana on unborn and newborn children are not well known.

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  • In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror
In Christmas message, queen honors cities hit by terror

London suffered two deadly attacks, while 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing. She returned for the traditional service after having missed it previous year due to a lingering cold. "But I know his support and unique sense of humor will remain as strong as ever, as we ...

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  • Jadhav's family to meet him shortly
Jadhav's family to meet him shortly

In another tweet on Dec 23, he had said, " India informs that the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav will arrive by commercial flight on 25 Dec and leave the same day". TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family in the city. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

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  • Damian Green resigns from Cabinet position
Damian Green resigns from Cabinet position

He went on: "From the outset, I have been clear that I did not download or view pornography on my Parliamentary computers". "Thousands" of legal pornographic images were found on a computer during a police raid in 2008, a retired Scotland Yard detective has said previously.

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  • Jonghyun's SHINee bandmates lay him to rest in funeral service
Jonghyun's SHINee bandmates lay him to rest in funeral service

SHINee singer Kim Jong-hyun, known mononymously as Jonghyun , was laid to rest early Thursday (December 21) in Seoul. The local news outlet featured footage of K-pop band BTS on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, zooming in on frontman RM's face, during a report on the death of fellow K-pop artist Kim Jong-hyun.

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  • The Reporter Two-Way: CHIP funding
The Reporter Two-Way: CHIP funding

According to a new analysis by the Georgetown Center for Children and Families , half of all state CHIP programs will have to shut down by the end of next month. Alabama has one of the broadest eligibility levels - 317 percent of the poverty level , or $78,000 for a family of four. If CHIP is not renewed, an emergency move will place them on ...

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  • Unusually high flu activity expected to worsen, ND health department says
Unusually high flu activity expected to worsen, ND health department says

The district reported that flu shots a year ago reduced the chance that a child would end up in the doctor's office by 60 percent and said that all healthcare facilities should enforce their policies regarding healthcare workers' influenza vaccinations and masking.

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  • Trump Admin Prohibiting CDC From Using Words 'Transgender,' 'Fetus' And 'Diversity'
Trump Admin Prohibiting CDC From Using Words 'Transgender,' 'Fetus' And 'Diversity'

The banned words are " diversity ", "fetus ", " transgender ", " vulnerable ", " entitlement ", " science-based " and "evidence-based", according to The Washington Post , CNN , and multiple other media sites. As news of the word ban spreads at the CDC, the analyst expects growing backlash. Other CDC officials confirmed the existence of a list o...

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  • Flu Widespread in New York This Season: Health Dept.
Flu Widespread in New York This Season: Health Dept.

Having a global estimate is useful, she said, but it masks considerable variation among countries, and the country-specific estimates in the new study are valuable, because they can be used by policymakers. "The Australia data is interesting, but we don't know yet how well it applies to us", said Dr. Michael Parry, director of infectious diseases...

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  • Josh McCown broke his hand
Josh McCown broke his hand

Regardless, Anderson should still continue being a force to reckon with and have another strong game against the Broncos . McCown's injury played a major part in the Jets' struggle to move the ball, but Denver looked truly stifling against everyone NY put on the field.

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  • Early flu season could leave more North Dakotans sick
Early flu season could leave more North Dakotans sick

Although it is relatively early in this flu season, influenza activity in SC at this point has been higher than normal. A typical case can last close to a week; serious complications include dehydration and pneumonia. Children, especially those with underlying health conditions, are at higher risk of severe outcomes from influnza infection. Fl...

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  • Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show
Cheese Is Good For You Again, Studies Show

Cheese is undoubtedly one of our favorite foods. Now, cheese-lovers can sleep well knowing that their midnight snack or post-night-out cheese fry indulgence is actually good for them. But don't stock up on the Cheddar just yet; both studies have their own limitations. However, it is hard to conclude whether these associations had any influence ...

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