• Twins born in different years as first New Year's babies arrive

    Twins born in different years as first New Year's babies arrive

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    The uniquely timed birth was even a first for the long-time doctor who helped deliver the twins. A set of twins born minutes apart Sunday night still have birthdays in different years. The twins, Joaquin and Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros were both due to arrive January 27, 2018. Neither day, nor month, and not the year either, for sure! "It was definitely a surprise!" A California mom ended 2017 by welcoming one bundle of joy and then kicked off 2018 by giving birth to his twin sister.
  • As flu epidemic spreads, 11 deaths reported in San Diego County, Calif.

    As flu epidemic spreads, 11 deaths reported in San Diego County, Calif.

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    Anissa Davis, Long Beach city health officer, in a statement. Five people this season, all adults, and two aged 81 and 98, died of seasonal flu complications in Dallas County, Texas, the county's health services office said on Thursday. Only about 38.6 percent of all people 6 months and older were vaccinated by early November, according to the CDC, but data from previous seasons show that more than half of all children become vaccinated by the end of the season.
  • Gaming Addiction To Become Officially Recognized By World Health Organization

    Gaming Addiction To Become Officially Recognized By World Health Organization

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    Chris Ferguson, a psychologist who studies the effects of consistent game-playing. The psychology of games The psychological community has been debating whether gaming is addictive enough to be described as a disorder for some time. In its Beta draft of International Classification of Diseases for 2018, entry 6D11, or 'gaming disorder,' is attracting plenty of attention. Research also shows that gaming can quicken decision making.
  • Christmas Brings Snow, Strong Winds to New England

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    The National Weather Service's office in Cleveland said the storm brought 34 inches of snow to Erie on Christmas Day, which is a new all-time daily snowfall record for the city. We should thank a low-pressure system from the Plains states for our White Christmas, according to the National Weather Service . The polar air is set to continue Wednesday morning with wind chills approaching minus-10 degrees in Chicago and near zero in Boston.
  • Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma clicked at Mumbai airport amid huge cheers!Watch videos

    Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma clicked at Mumbai airport amid huge cheers!Watch videos

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    Take a closer look at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's travel style here. It was like a typical Punjabi wedding reception . Ace-designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has designed all Virushka wedding outfits, was also present. "All I can say is thank you Anushka!" He wore a black textured silk signature bandhgala with the house buttons in 18k gold and a white silk kurta with hand-woven brocade churidaar.
  • Flu Cases on Rise In State, County

    Flu Cases on Rise In State, County

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    These restrictions are in place much earlier this flu season due to the rapid increase of influenza across the region, which matches the state and national trend. Persons who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice about the need for a medical evaluation or treatment with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity.
  • Word ban, comment blackout seen as 'disturbing pattern'

    Word ban, comment blackout seen as 'disturbing pattern'

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    The Washington Post report Friday quoted a CDC budget analyst as saying that a senior official at the CDC's Office of Financial Services informed a meeting of CDC budget officials Thursday, December 14, that the Trump administration was banning the use of seven words from official budget documents.
  • Lower Gas Prices For Holiday Travelers

    Lower Gas Prices For Holiday Travelers

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    After falling for five straight weeks, prices are finally lower than they were in late August when Harvey stormed through the Gulf of Mexico to Texas, shutting down more than one dozen refineries along the coast. "However, the strong supply of gasoline should help stave off any gas price hikes that would otherwise be caused by such a surge in demand". Gas prices had fallen almost 14 cents in the last month, but were more 9 cents higher than a year ago.
  • Health officials say flu now widespread in CT

    Health officials say flu now widespread in CT

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    This is because the vaccine does not contain enough egg protein (ovalbumin) to trigger an allergic reaction, even among those with the most severe egg allergy . During the 2015-2016 flu season, an estimated 308,232 people were hospitalized in the United States because of the flu, Kelso and his colleagues noted.
  • 'At least six people killed' after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

    'At least six people killed' after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

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    Amtrak reported in a statement that 78 passengers and five crew members were aboard the train when it crashed. Some motorists were injured but none died, police said. "They were breathing but not conscious", he said. It's believed the passenger train was going at least 128 km/h. She said people driving by also were stopping to help.
  • 2 dead in shooting at Penn State Beaver campus in W. Pennsylvania

    2 dead in shooting at Penn State Beaver campus in W. Pennsylvania

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    Pennsylvania State Police said an employee of the university was shot and killed by her estranged husband before he killed himself in a campus parking lot, a local CBS affiliate reported . The Penn State Beaver campus in Monaca was placed on lockdown after the man shot his ex near her vehicle just before 4 p.m., State Troopers told KDKA.
  • The Flu Shot Is Not Just About You

    The Flu Shot Is Not Just About You

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    And that would mean the peak will be sometime before February. Health officials like Maggie Hall, with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, say that could be an early indication of a more severe influenza season early next year.
  • Queen Biopic Finds New Director After Bryan Singer's Firing

    Queen Biopic Finds New Director After Bryan Singer's Firing

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    Rumor has it that there are only two weeks of shooting left before production is complete and the movie can go in post-production. Officials at 20th Century Fox fired Bryan Singer as director of the Freddie Mercury biopic " Bohemian Rhapsody " on Monday after he failed to show up for work on multiple occasions.
  • Flu comes earlier and harder this year

    Flu comes earlier and harder this year

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    And because most people who show flu symptoms don't go to the doctor and get tested, state epidemiologist Alfred DeMaria cautioned those numbers represent only a small portion of actual cases. The flu season is declared under-way once we have reached an above-average number of people with influenza symptoms (i.e. more than 2. 2 percent of people).
  • Santa Claus Spreads Love To Those With Special Needs

    Santa Claus Spreads Love To Those With Special Needs

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    Woodard says this is the first year the mall has had the event on their property and they plan to do it again next year. "Having a special needs child, we don't really get out with him a whole lot, especially this time of year". "He's the one who is diagnosed with autism.", Kelley Ogletree said. This was the second year that the Belisles have attended Silent Santa. "He doesn't like crowds and he needs a little bit calmer", said Flannery.
  • U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

    U.S. gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

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    I have no animosity towards anyone. Larry Nassar admitted abusing seven girls - three of whom were under the age of 13 - at his home and at a clinic in MI. This was a man that we trusted, and he's admitting that what he did was wrong and evil. Nasser is also facing civil suits from more than 125 women and girls.
  • Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

    Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

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    So even if scientists found out that drinking it was bad for your health, most coffee-drinkers wouldn't pay any attention. They caution pregnant women and women at high risk of fractures should limit their coffee consumption. However, the authors caution that most existing studies on the benefits of coffee are "of lower quality", as they are merely observational and do not explain causality.
  • Massive new orders show dog owners live longer

    Massive new orders show dog owners live longer

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    Researchers looked at 3.4 million Swedes aged 40-80 who went to hospital and who didn't have any previous heart disease. Man's best friend could also be man's best health secret. All were free of heart disease at the beginning of the study. While researchers say there's still more to investigate, benefits are thought to also come in part from increased immunity thanks to dogs bringing dirt into the home from outdoors.
  • Hillary Clinton Gave This Absurd Reason For Why She Shouldn't Be Investigated

    Hillary Clinton Gave This Absurd Reason For Why She Shouldn't Be Investigated

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    Hillary Clinton responded to news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate Republican allegations leveled against her and other Democrats. "She did not. A committee of nine evaluated the sale, the president approved the sale, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others had to offer permits, and none of the uranium was exported for use by the U.S.to Russian Federation".
  • FDA Approves Schizophrenia Medication With Digital Ingestion Sensor

    FDA Approves Schizophrenia Medication With Digital Ingestion Sensor

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    Monday's FDA approval for Abilify MyCite is for treatment of schizophrenia , bipolar disorder and as an add-on treatment for depression in adults. Proteus has been working on the pill tracking system for many years and the sensor used in Abilify MyCite was first cleared for use by the FDA in 2012.
  • Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity

    Sexual activity rarely a heart-stopping activity

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    Dr. Sumeet Chugh , senior author of the study and a professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, told CNN that the large number of people helped strengthen the legitimacy of the study's findings. They found that of all the cases of cardiac arrest, only 34 cases, or 0.7%, were connected to sex. Many men with heart disease fear that having sex could kill them, but new research shows the danger is slight.
  • Even Light Drinking May Raise Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

    Even Light Drinking May Raise Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

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    Drinking in general, as well as problem drinking and heavy drinking, are increasing in the US and affect every segment of society, including older adults, women, ethnic and racial minorities, as well as the poor. The more you drink, the higher your risk, leading the American Society Of Clinical Oncology to recommend cutting back on booze. "The story of alcohol has been quite consistent and has been peeled away like an onion over time, and we're continuing to learn more about the mechanisms ...
  • Penn State, Michigan State resume game after weather delay

    Penn State, Michigan State resume game after weather delay

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    Meanwhile, more than 11,000 BWL customers are without power in East Lansing. The win means Michigan State , now 7-2 and 5-1 in Big Ten play, controls its own destiny in the Big Ten East with a trip to Ohio State on the horizon. The Ohio State Buckeyes losing to the Iowa Hawkeyes in blowout fashion allowed the Spartans to assume command once again. That doesn't exactly lend to any sort of bragging rights among such a crowded - and high-ranked - conference, but with four games left ...
  • Survey ranks Douglas, Paulding hospitals among tops for patient safety

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    By making the Hospital Safety Grades public, we've galvanized major changes in these states and many communities". Based on that data, Leapfrog measures 27 aspects of patient health and safety. Maryland had previously been the only state unable to be graded due to an exemption from reporting key safety metrics at the national level. Fifty-nine hospitals have earned an "A" ranking in each of the safety grades since its inception.