• American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations
American Red Cross makes urgent request for blood and platelet donations

This comes after a slow November and December with "seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday schedules collectively contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed". Platelets are primarily used in the treatment of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Blood donors should bring photo ID. O-negative, the universal bl...

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  • What does Sessions' policy mean for the future of marijuana?
What does Sessions' policy mean for the future of marijuana?

Sessions called the policy "unnecessary", stating that marijuana remains "a risky drug" under federal law and that marijuana activity is "a serious crime". "This is an industry that Oregonians have chosen - and one I will do everything in my legal authority to protect", Rosenblum said. Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado said on Twitter t...

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  • Kane scores twice as Tottenham beat AFC Wimbledon
Kane scores twice as Tottenham beat AFC Wimbledon

They had a few chances which they could have scored from. Jan Vertonghen added his side's third. The English-striker has 24 goals in all competitions this season and he is averaging a goal every 91 minutes. Forest, which is 14th in the second-tier League Championship, last played in the Premier League in 1999. Before that, the pattern of the game...

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  • Killed, National-Level Powerlifter Hurt In Road Accident
Killed, National-Level Powerlifter Hurt In Road Accident

The car's speed and the dense fog may have been a factor that led to the accident, police officials said. In a shocking incident that took place in New Delhi, four powerlifters were killed when their vehicle met with an accident near the Singhu border in outer Delhi's Alipur area on Sunday morning.

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  • Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce - Here's Why
Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce - Here's Why

In the US, infections have occurred in 13 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. Thorough cooking usually kills foodborne bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella, but lettuce is not usually cooked. Remember that romaine may al...

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  • Myanmar stays on United States list of nations accused of violating religious freedom
Myanmar stays on United States list of nations accused of violating religious freedom

News of persecution against them often come either in the form of someone being punished under the country's especially harsh blasphemy laws, or women and girls being forced into inter-religious marriages. The move against Pakistan came amid a period of heightened tensions between the two nations, after U.S. president Donald Trump said that Wash...

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  • Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada
Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada

In the past two months, at least 58 people have fallen ill from a single strain of E. coli that's be found across Canada and in 13 USA states. Romaine lettuce was identified as the source of the outbreak in Canada and CDC officials are interviewing those sickened to determine the source of the illness in the U.S.

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  • Officials report 7 more flu deaths in NC; 20 for the season
Officials report 7 more flu deaths in NC; 20 for the season

In addition to the two child deaths, 10 elderly people have died along with six ranging in age from 50 to 64 and two from ages 25 to 49. According to the Florida Department of Health, Lee Health has reported 330 confirmed flu cases in the past three days.

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  • Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina
Flu deaths rise to seven in North Carolina

In cases of those with flu-like symptoms, the department says they have over 10,000 unconfirmed cases. In recent years, Forsyth and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers, Cone Hospital and High Point Regional have put in visitor restrictions at the same time, such as February 24 to April 18 for the 2016-17 season.

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  • Booze can raise risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists say
Booze can raise risk of cancer by damaging DNA, scientists say

The researchers found that acetaldehyde snaps the DNA of stem cells, permanently altering the genetic code and triggering cancer. The researchers gave ethanol to genetically modified mice and found that alcohol causes cancer by scrambling DNA in cells.

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  • National E. coli outbreak has some Island businesses taking extra precautions
National E. coli outbreak has some Island businesses taking extra precautions

The CDC last reported on the outbreak on December 28, NBC News reports . Health officials say the illnesses were reported in Canada and 13 states including New York, California, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. James Rogers, PhD, the group's director of food safety, said that although the source hasn't been identified, a greater degree of caution ...

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  • Do you have a 'gaming disorder' as classified by WHO?
Do you have a 'gaming disorder' as classified by WHO?

According to the report, it's when "increasing priority [is] given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities" that gaming becomes a mental health threat. I mean, do you know anyone who's as addicted to games as much as alcohol, drugs and the like? Are you anxious that you might suffer from...

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  • The world is going to run out of chocolate
The world is going to run out of chocolate

Given these very specific conditions, more than half of the world's chocolate is grown in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. Business Insider adds that thanks to the fact that cacao plants are restricted to "a narrow strip of rainforested land roughly 20 degrees north and south of the equator, where temperature, rain, and humidity all stay relatively...

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  • New Years twins born in different years
New Years twins born in different years

The Delano's Hospital said Joaquin was the county's last baby of 2017 and Aitana was the first of 2018. These babies actually came early. Her son, Joaquan, was born just before midnight. "The whole family feels humbled and blessed and excited", the spokesman said. It was therefore quite a shock when she went into labour on New Year's Eve.

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  • Stoke City Midfielder Charlie Adam Defends Manager Mark Hughes
Stoke City Midfielder Charlie Adam Defends Manager Mark Hughes

The players are frustrated, disappointed, but that's a effect of the high standards that I've set here. "We need to do something about it, and that is what we will endeavour to do. "I would still have done the same decisions, given the same circumstances again". "Everyone's saying that I gambled but I used the players that I had, what was I goi...

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  • NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round New Year's Day Edition
NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round New Year's Day Edition

The Giants (3-13) will pick second, giving new General Manager Dave Gettleman the opportunity to draft their eventual heir to Eli Manning as well. Free agency will have a lot to do with how the Colts go about the draft and they will have among the most money in the offseason. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are at No.

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  • Massive shake-up as Buhari appoints 209 Federal board chairs, 1258 members
Massive shake-up as Buhari appoints 209 Federal board chairs, 1258 members

The President asked all state chapters of the APC to forward 50 names for appointments to the SGF through the national headquarters of the party. One of the explanations for the names of the dead on the list is that it was compiled long ago.

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  • CDC: Widespread Flu Cases Reported in 36 States
CDC: Widespread Flu Cases Reported in 36 States

The Week 51 report included three flu-related pediatric deaths and 8.7 confirmed hospitalizations per 100,000 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a sharp increase of influenza activity last week. And, if you are sick or may have the flu, "Stay home" and avoid going to work, running errands and eating out, she said....

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  • Donald Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council
Donald Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS advisory council

Its most recent meeting took place in August, Sullivan said, and by November, an archived version of PACHA's website shows the group was down to 10 members and two staff. In September, Trump signed an executive order that renewed PACHA along with 31 other presidential bodies for an additional year. She also defended Mr Trump's decision to dismiss...

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  • More women in California are using marijuana during pregnancy, study finds
More women in California are using marijuana during pregnancy, study finds

SAN FRANCISCO-The number of California women who used marijuana while pregnant increased substantially between 2009 and 2016, a new study shows. There are insufficient data to evaluate the effects of marijuana use on infants during lactation and breastfeeding, and in the absence of such data, marijuana use is discouraged.

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