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The Peterson Health staff has the following pieces of advice, saying the flu can knock you off your feet; but knowing how to pamper oneself can help you feel better faster. "And definitely don't send your kids to school if they have any symptoms at all", Grant said. Brown said flu vaccinations at the health department are trending down, but with so many pharmacies and urgent care centers in the area offering shots, she believes the total number of people getting vaccinated is about normal.
  • Blood pressure guidelines tougher, more people to be diagnosed

    Blood pressure guidelines tougher, more people to be diagnosed

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    The new standard means almost half (46 per cent) of the U.S. population will be defined as having high blood pressure. "We know that high blood pressure is one of the major causes of heart attack and strokes", said Dr. Fabregas said. It's also known as a " silent killer " because often there are no symptoms. But the drugs have side effects and the new guidelines emphasize lifestyle changes including weight loss, diet and exercise as the first tool for combating hypertension.
  • Fidget Spinners Sold At Target Contain Lead

    Fidget Spinners Sold At Target Contain Lead

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    MASSPIRG said the Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ) will not hold these fidget spinners to federal lead standards applicable to toys because they only consider a fidget spinner a toy if it is labeled for 12 or under. Target also appears to have made the "brass" fidget spinner unavailable online , though they were apparently still on store shelves as of Friday. The manufacturer of the specific model, Bulls-I-Toy, wrote in a statement: "There are no mandatory CPSC requirements for ...
  • New research: A drink a day increases cancer risk

    New research: A drink a day increases cancer risk

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    Breast and colon cancers are among the biggest cancer-related killers in the country, claiming almost 95,000 American lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC ). To reduce the risks, the statement includes several recommendations. The society also level charges against alcohol companies for "pinkwashing", or "exploiting the color pink or pink ribbons to show commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer given the evidence that alcohol consumption is linked to ...
  • Company will give non-smoking employees 6 extra days off

    Company will give non-smoking employees 6 extra days off

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    Piala, a Tokyo-based online commerce consulting and marketing company, chose to kick-start the programme after an employee complained about the time lost work by smoking colleagues. Overall, smoking is still quite prevalent in Japan, with nearly 20 percent of over-20-year-olds saying they smoke. The decrease in American smokers is due in part to health initiatives and laws banning smoking in certain areas, major retailers no longer selling cigarettes and anti-smoking TV advertisements .
  • Worst flu season blamed on 'cheap vaccine'

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    They know, too, they're caring for people who are especially vulnerable to contracting the flu. Iowa Department of Public Health officials say the state has seen a low number of influenza cases. It's true that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine fluctuates from year to year and that it's less effective than other vaccines because flu viruses rapidly evolve.
  • Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Cancellation of Whitefish Contract

    Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Cancellation of Whitefish Contract

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    Rossello said that at least $8 million has been paid to Whitefish so far, but "there can not be any kind of distraction that alters the commitment to restore electrical power as soon as possible in Puerto Rico". Federal regulators say they have picked one of their own to do the job. The White House and FEMA, the federal disaster management agency, said on Friday they had nothing to do with hiring Whitefish Energy to restore power in the US commonwealth.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Plane Dented En Route to Chicago

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Team Plane Dented En Route to Chicago

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    Teammate Carmelo Anthony , who took to Instagram to post a similar question, "What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?" Everyone is safe though. The Thunder plays the Bulls on Saturday night. A spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Thunder told The Oklahoman newspaper that all of its players, staff and coaches were safe.
  • Do marijuana users have more sex?

    Do marijuana users have more sex?

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    Marijuana is legal for medical or recreational adult use in 29 states and the District of Columbia, said spokesman Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project. "This would have helped control for any distorted perceptions of sex related to marijuana use". "It can have a different impact on different people", said Joseph Palamar , an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University, who is not connected with the current study told CNN.
  • Simple new blood test could identify genes linked to breast cancer risk

    Simple new blood test could identify genes linked to breast cancer risk

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    By comparing the genes of those diagnosed with the condition with those who had no history of breast cancer, the researchers were able to identify 65 variations of genes that contributed to the disease's development. "Scientists are not in competition against each other", said professor Peter Kraft of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. However, not all cancer cells carry this receptor - these are known as oestrogen-receptor negative.
  • Top Marawi siege leaders killed in clashes

    Top Marawi siege leaders killed in clashes

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    Maute and three of his siblings, who also have been reportedly killed in the Marawi clashes, belonged to an IS-aligned militant alliance in Southeast Asia which Hapilon headed. The battle for Marawi began on May 23, when the military launched an operation targeting Hapilon on the island of Mindanao, where Marawi is located.
  • State Officials Urge Residents to Get Flu Shot

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    The flu , also called influenza, is a disease cause by the influenza virus . They are sending out letters to healthcare workers across England urging them to get vaccinated as soon as possible, to reduce the risk of them passing on the flu virus to vulnerable patients, especially older people and those with breathing problems such as asthma, pneumonia and emphysema.
  • Breast cancer gene tests to be made available to high-risk groups

    Breast cancer gene tests to be made available to high-risk groups

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    Among the surveyed women, 62 percent underwent lumpectomy to remove their tumors, 16 percent had unilateral mastectomy (8 percent with reconstruction), and 23 percent had bilateral mastectomy (19 percent with reconstruction). When women got chemotherapy, they were 30 percent more likely to miss at least a month of work than when they didn't receive these drugs, the study found.
  • JD Martinez takes Clayton Kershaw deep

    JD Martinez takes Clayton Kershaw deep

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    But the left-hander threw 34 pitches over 2 1/3 innings in relief Wednesday during Arizona's wild-card win over Colorado, so it will be interesting to see how fresh he looks. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Friday's win that neither injury has been an issue recently, despite the increase in long balls Kershaw has allowed.
  • Ferndale mom jailed for refusing to vaccinate son

    Ferndale mom jailed for refusing to vaccinate son

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    Rebecca Bredow didn't think her child needed vaccinations , but a circuit judge said otherwise, and the MI mother was sentenced to seven days jail time for her anti-immunization stance. Last week, the court ordered Bredow to bring the boy's vaccinations up to date according to the recommended schedule and said she had one week to comply.
  • IEA hails new era in solar PV

    IEA hails new era in solar PV

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    In 2016, it expanded renewable capacity by 24 GW, which was 44 per cent higher than in 2015 and more than the European Union for the first time. The IEA added that Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) and wind together represent 90 per cent of India's capacity growth as auctions yielded some of the world's lowest prices for both technologies.
  • Wenger says 'humility' his biggest lesson in 21 years at Arsenal

    Wenger says 'humility' his biggest lesson in 21 years at Arsenal

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    But Iwobi added a second goal barely 10 minutes into the second half when he finished off a slick passing move on the counter-attack. Sunday also marked the 21st anniversary of Wenger's appointment as manager but the 67-year-old, who has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, said he was initially unaware of the milestone.
  • Dinesh Chandimal century boosts Sri Lanka against Pakistan

    Dinesh Chandimal century boosts Sri Lanka against Pakistan

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    Fantastic spell from leg-spinner Yasir shah put Pakistan in commanding position to win first Test against Sri Lanka on Monday in Abu Dhabi . Pakistan were 67 for 5 at Tea and with skipper Sarfraz Ahmad and Haris Sohail still at the crease, there was some hope still in the Test for the hosts.