• State and hospitals holding vaccination events as flu season starts
State and hospitals holding vaccination events as flu season starts

Getting back into the flu shot specifically, there's already plenty of skepticism surrounding this one form of vaccination alone. New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that while influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel in the United States remained higher than the national average for ...

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  • Mental Health at work beyond Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health at work beyond Mental Health Awareness Week

One in four people in the United Kingdom suffer from this illness and I really hope this campaign will continue to extend the conversation about how important good mental health is, and how urgently we need the government to pour money into mental health resources - the county's crying out for it.

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  • Raising awareness and combating stigma
Raising awareness and combating stigma

Debbie Adwent, operations manager for St John Ambulance, said: "We believe these results reflect the experiences of the wider workforce and urge employers to take the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce seriously". They also lay out the numbers, writing that 800,000 will die by suicide this year - making it an issue that transcends geogr...

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  • UN Nikki Haley resigns, Trump accepts
UN Nikki Haley resigns, Trump accepts

Yet, in the wake of her resignation, two sources familiar with Haley's relationship with Trump told CNN that she had lost clout with the President in recent months. At the UN , Haley helped spearhead the Trump administration's efforts to combat what it alleged to be anti-American and anti-Israel actions by the global body.

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  • Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Bone Health, According To Huge Study

The conclusion follows one of the largest reviews ever of vitamin D . Furthermore, the study found no differences in the effects of higher versus lower doses of vitamin D . Most included women aged over the age of 65 (77% of trials) who lived in the community and who received daily doses of more than 800 International Units per day (68% of trials...

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  • Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota
Tipsy birds flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota

Young birds may be particularly susceptible to drunkenness because their livers have not grown large enough to handle the unintentional imbibing. Gilbert Police Department in Minnesota has urged residents to be careful after numerous locals had close encounters with the tipsy animals.

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  • Wear pink and help cancer research says MP for Hemel Hempstead
Wear pink and help cancer research says MP for Hemel Hempstead

St. Vincent Anderson Women's Center has added breast MRI - magnetic resonance imaging - technology to its comprehensive program for diagnosing and treating breast cancer . Founded in 2009, In the Pink's mission is to offer cancer patients the products they need all under one roof, educate people and alleviate fear as they endure cancer treatment.

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  • NJ Surfer Dies From Rare,
NJ Surfer Dies From Rare, "Brain-Eating Amoeba"

Fabrizio Stabile, 29, fell ill after visiting the pool at BSR Cable Park in Waco in September. Stabile's headache, fever, confusion, and brain swelling all pointed to some type of bacterial meningitis - a severe and often life-threatening inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain.

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  • Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function
Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function

Moreover, only 18 percent met the physical activity recommendation, 37 percent remained within the screen time limits, and half were getting enough sleep . It might not come as a surprise that researchers found almost two out of every three US kids spend more than two hours a day looking at devices. The research suggests that screen time cou...

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  • Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing
Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

A New Jersey man died after contracting a "brain-eating" amoeba called Naegleria fowleri , according to news reports. Stabile died the following day. BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. says it will also continue to comply with requests related to the investigation of Fabrizio Stabile's death.

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  • Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine
Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine

The researchers will share a prize of 9 million Swedish kronor (just over $1 million). "In parallel, Tasuku Honjo discovered a protein on immune cells and, after careful exploration of its function, eventually revealed that it also operates as a brake, but with a different mechanism of action".

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  • As a teen, Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in Maryland
As a teen, Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in Maryland

Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school. "I liked beer, I still like beer, but I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone". The issue took on steam after Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge - who Ford alleges was in the room when Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her - ...

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  • Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates
Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates

Inflammation can affect blood vessels to the heart and the brain and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in the two to four weeks following recovery from the disease, he said. Officials recommend anyone older than 6 months get a flu shot. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. Last year, 180 children died from the flu.

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  • Amazon's Alexa Goes Down Across The UK and Europe
Amazon's Alexa Goes Down Across The UK and Europe

As an introductory offer, Amazon is also including a Philip Hue light bulb free of charge, which should get your smart home setup off to a bright start. Amazon also states that Skype compatibility will arrive soon on the new model. The virtual assistant designed by the technology company to play music, make calls, answer questions and control ...

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  • Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC
Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC

Dr. William Schaffner, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, said that those who get flu after receiving vaccine are less likely to require hospitalization and they're less likely to die. Dr. Sarah McIntire said more patients have had more questions earlier than usual this year. Looking ahead to the coming winter m...

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  • Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems
Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems

Children who failed to meet all three criteria performed worse on thinking, language, and memory tests than kids that met the recommendations, according to the study. The strongest link was between meeting... "Evidence suggests that good sleep and physical activity are associated with improved academic performance, while physical activity is...

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  • Dept. of Human Services: Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus
Dept. of Human Services: Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus

Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. "The massive amounts of rain we have seen over the last several days are causing mosquito populations to multiply and we know that West Nile infected mosquitoes are present throughout the community", said Dr.

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  • Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault
Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

Democrats have been calling for such an investigation, though Republicans and the White House have insisted it's unnecessary. Judge Kavanaugh, who President Trump wants to appoint to the Supreme Court, is facing multiple historic accusations of sexual abuse.

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  • The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

Despite her reported help in assuaging Republican senators who may be on the fence, Mitchell's performance in the hearing was panned by pundits on both sides of the aisle. Each of the 11 Republicans approved setting the vote. High among them is Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's promise to hold a vote on Kavanaugh, up or down.

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  • In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'
In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'

However, not all are convinced that "WW" is a victor. But not all are convinced that "WW" is a victor, and that it may instead confuse potential customers tripping over a double-letter tongue-twister. Its app, for example, will offer tips and meditation and give out rewards for tracking meals and exercise. Monday's announcement included news of a v...

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