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Why Aren't Some Kids or Their Siblings Getting Vaccinated?

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The retrospective matched cohort study, "Vaccination Patterns in Children After Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and in Their Younger Siblings", included more than 3,700 children with autism spectrum disorders diagnosed by 5 years of age, and almost 500,000 children without ASD born between January 1, 1995 and September 30, 2010; and their respective younger siblings, born between January 1, 1997 and September 30, 2014. Read More »

New study finds flu can increase heart attack risk

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The flu season, which started earlier and was more severe than previous years, slammed emergency rooms and doctors' offices across the Chicago area and nationwide. The knowledge we gain through such scientific research will allow us to determine if we need to change recommendations to vaccine manufacturers for how future season's vaccines should be produced. Read More »

CDC Warns Second Wave of Flu Has Begun

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The CDC says that B-viruses are being reported more frequently than the A-strain, which had been more dominant recently. "We also know that influenza B tends to be more severe for younger children". Remember, it's never too late to get the flu shot. With 35 million Americans sidelined by the flu every year, Kirkland says some people could be hit with a double dose of the virus. Read More »

Smith, Warner and Bancroft sent home over ball-tampering incident

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CA Chief James Sutherland , who had arrived in South Africa on Tuesday, made the announcement as the probe reached a conclusion with team performance head Pat Howard and integrity chief Iain Roy submitting their reports. "The regulations then should be used on players who indulge in deliberate ball-tampering, not when the players scrub the ball to remove the dirt after the ball hits the advertising boards near boundary lines", he said. Read More »

Scientists Say They Discovered a 'New Organ' in the Body

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Scientists say they've discovered a new organ - possibly the human body's largest - and it was hiding in plain sight, according to a new study. Scientists named this layer the interstitium - a network of strong ( collagen ) and flexible (elastin) connective tissue fibers filled with fluids, that acts like a shock absorber to keep tissues from rupturing while organs, muscles, and vessels constantly pump and squeeze throughout the day. Read More »

Prince Toxicology Report Shows Very High Drug Level

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A secret toxicology report shows that late singer Prince did overdose on an extremely potent drug called fentanyl, and the amount detected in his bloodstream was "exceedingly high". Experts say there is no "lethal level" at which fentanyl can kill. "Throughout Prince's residence, including in the laundry room and in Prince's bedroom, investigators discovered controlled substances that 'were not contained in typical prescription pill bottles but rather, were stored in various other ... Read More »

Kidde recalls almost 500000 smoke alarms that could fail

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Those alarms were installed in homes in Vancouver. Out an abundance of caution, the North-Carolina based business is recalling 452,000 smoke alarms in the US and 40,000 in Canada that might fail to detect smoke. If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. If you find a yellow cap, or you are unable to check your smoke alarm, call the Albany Fire Department at 541-917-7700. Read More »

Australia ball-tampering scandal

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Smith, who will miss the fourth and final Test, after being hit with a one-match ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC), has stood down as skipper of Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals. The method, used to make the ball swerve unpredictably in the air, goes against cricket's code of conduct and is considered illegal within the sport. Read More »

School district honors Port Graham teacher with the Golden Apple award

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The school district, in northeastern Pennsylvania's coal country , about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia, said the rocks are meant as a "last-ditch response", along with other security measures against armed intruders. If an intruder enters the building, all occupants will be informed, and teachers will evaluate whether to flee or lockdown in their classrooms. "At this point, we have to get creative, we have to protect our kids first and foremost", parent Dori Bornstein told WNEP-TV. Read More »

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles on 4 Saudi airports

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Saudi Arabia announced that it intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh , its capital, and other major cities, the largest barrage in its three-year war in Yemen. It added that the attacks reflect the Iranian-backed Houthi militias intransigence and its insistence on destabilising the region's security and stability, according to UAE News Agency (WAM). Read More »

Liverpool won't be opponents for Scott Brown's testimonial

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The news was announced on the official Celtic Twitter page and was followed by a report that Brown would donate some of the gate receipts to Liam MIller's family. As it stands, Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Scott Hogan, Glenn Whelan and Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh and Alex Pearce (Derby) and Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough) would take part in the play-offs but Bristol City, Preston and Sheffield United, who between them have six Ireland players involved, are also in the frame. Read More »

Julie Bishop canvasses World Cup boycott

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Australia has long-running sanctions in place against Russian Federation, but it did not prevent the Socceroos from attending last year's FIFA Confederations Cup. "It is right for our governments not to give any help to Putin abusing the World Cup for his own self-glorification". "The Salisbury attack constitutes a grave violation of worldwide law and threatens security and peace in Europe", the statement said. Read More »

Cuomo at Harlem Church: Jews Don't Have 'Rhythm'

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Nixon, who last week declared a run against Cuomo, brought up all her campaign's touch points: She spoke of the recent corruption conviction of longtime Cuomo confidante Joseph Percoco, the impending pay-to-play bribery case involving the Buffalo Billion and other economic development efforts of the Cuomo administration and for what she characterized as Cuomo's coziness with "Trump Republicans" in the state Senate and their alliance with a breakaway group of Senate Democrats. Read More »

ICICI Sec cuts IPO size by 13%

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Parnassus Investments sold 25,000 shares as the company's stock rose 0.06% with the market. The institutional investor held 606,030 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $32.13M, up from 582,347 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Actor says screenplay for Solo remained unchanged under Ron Howard

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Much of the issue had to do with Lord and Miller's highly-improvisational directorial style. Ah, you probably know the story by now. Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a bit of a rough go of it during its production, from original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller being fired and replaced with Ron Howard to speculation that an acting coach was brought on set to aid Alden Ehrenreich in his performance. Read More »

PDP Says "Sorry" To Nigerians

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The APC Forum of non-National Working Committee (NWC), had however, said that members who took the party to court out of grievance without exhausting its internal mechanism should be disciplined. He condemned the borrowing spree of the APC administration, saying, "from friends and members of this government, we learnt that while in 16 years PDP government was able to borrow N6 trillion and had some projects commissioned for it, in just less than three years, APC regime has borrowed N11 ... Read More »

Dapchi girls reunited with families after Boko Haram ordeal

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The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last Dapchi school girl will be released soon. "The sudden withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints is a clear sign the girl is coming", said Dapchi resident Sanda Masida. This one girl remained a prisoner because she is Christian and refused to convert to Islam. Read More »

Video surfaces of Bancroft pouring sugar into pocket during Ashes

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Bancroft has been charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball and Steven Smith, his captain. has admitted that the tampering, meant to encourage reverse swing, had been planned by senior Australian players. "In virtually all of those Test matches, they reverse-swung the ball in, sometimes, conditions that you wouldn't expect the ball to reverse", he said. Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologises to users with full-page ad

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Facebook said Sunday the information is uploaded to secure servers and comes only from Android users who opt-in to allow it. It simply said Facebook had already put in place measures to protect users' data. The computer servers that store users' photos and other data in the US. The ad is in the form of a letter by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg . "We're now taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again". Read More »

Jets Pull Contract Offer To Ndamukong Suh

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Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 reported Thursday the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams were among the contenders to land the five-time Pro Bowler. Suh remains unsigned despite what was a solid 2017 season. Johnson also said, via Rich Cimini of ESPN, that they made a "pretty big offer " to Suh. Read More »

Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed to face each other in Match Play

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Even so, the Match Play comes at a good time for someone who has been trying to regain his putting touch, trying to keep pace with the leaders, trying to at least contend. They were all square through 14 holes. With each player 2-0-0 entering the showdown, it's assured that the victor will advance to bracket play while the loser will go home. Read More »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to further diversify, enhance ties

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Earlier, on his arrival at the PM House, President Maithripala Sirisena was warmly received by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the entrance. President Sirisena praised the continuous assistance provided by Pakistan to Sri Lanka when the country face disastrous situations and also expressed his appreciation over the assistance provided by the Pakistan government to the security forces by training them, during the war period. Read More »

Mohammed Shami injured in road accident, gets stitches

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Shami, Umesh Kumar and the vehicle driver were all injured in the accident. There was no major injury, but he got stitches on his head, reports said. The Board of Control for Cricket in India withheld his annual contract briefly, and then gave him a Grade B contract once he was cleared of corruption charges by the BCCI's Anti-Corruption head who conducted an investigation. Read More »

New Alzheimer's stats reveal rising number of cases — Focus at Four

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The estimated cost of caring for Americans with Alzheimer's and other dementias is $277 billion this year - and that doesn't include unpaid caregiving. Then, by 2050, there will be 13.8 million American senior citizens with the illness. A new report now comes in front which tells about the worst face of Alzheimer's disease . Read More »

Parkland students inspire, learn from older advocates

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The school had been patrolled by one armed deputy and several unarmed guards before the massacre. "The conversation is going to keep going, and we are not going to let it stop". In their discussion, these 20 or so students have settled on preventing bullying as their solution to preventing violence in their own schools. As they call for change to our nation's gun laws, security will be heavy and traffic tight. Read More »

Anna back in Ramlila Maidan for Lokpal, farmers

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Hazare had embarked on a similar, anti-corruption movement in 2011, which had rattled the then Congress-led UPA government. The protest venue is the same - Ramlila Lila Maidan . Many of us may remember the hunger strike staged by Social Activist by Anna Hazare against the then Central Government to weed out corruption completely from the nation. Read More »

China says ready to defend its interests in trade spat with US

In response, China is reportedly set to impose new a tariffs ranging from 15% to 25% on 128 different USA goods including fresh fruit, wine, modified ethanol, steel pipe, and more . Previous tariffs hit imported aluminum, steel, solar panels and washing machines, raising the prices for domestic consumers and causing the stock market to dip. Read More »

Rick Saccone finally concedes Pennsylvania special election

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But the official vote count, which began Friday, found Lamb adding to his lead, ending Wednesday more than 800 votes ahead of Saccone. "This afternoon, I spoke to Mr. Saccone now will press forward in a second campaign to represent Pennsylvania's newly drawn 14th Congressional District, which spans all of Fayette, Greene and Washington counties and portions of Westmoreland County. Read More »

After threatening veto, Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget

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Trump 'needs to drop his wildly reckless veto threats and sign the bill , Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said. "We wanted to include DACA and include them in this bill.[but] the Democrats would not do it". Fellow Republican Rand Paul, who briefly shut down the government earlier this year by rejecting a bill, agreed Mr Trump "should veto this sad excuse for legislation". Read More »