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Li-Ion Batteries Ignite HP Recall

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Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products and go to the HP Battery Recall website to see if their battery is affected and to order a free replacement battery if needed. There, you'll find a special HP Battery Validation Utility to download. According to the recall notice, the issues came to light after eight customers reported battery packs overheating or melting. Read More »

Winter flu outbreak hits Hong Kong, with ten reported deaths

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Canada's chief public health officer says it's possible that this year's flu vaccine may have limited effectiveness against a particularly severe strain of influenza A that appears to be dominant throughout Canada. "There are way too many people who are showing up in the workplace and in our schools with symptoms of influenza, and we need to make it easy for those people to take care of themselves and stay home and take appropriate precautions", she said. Read More »

Ibuprofen may increase risk of fertility issues in men, study suggests

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With regard to long-term ibuprofen use, "It is also of concern that men with compensated hypogonadism may eventually progress to overt primary hypogonadism". Researchers even tested ibuprofen on "bits of human testes" collected from organ donors and saw the same result: The drug hampered testosterone output. Read More »

Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears

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Under the state's medical marijuana law enacted in 2014, NY has 1,384 medical practitioners and 40,286 certified patients. Legal experts do not expect a flood of new cases, and people familiar with the job of USA attorney say prosecutors could decide against using already limited resources to seek criminal charges against cannabis companies that abide by state regulations or their customers. Read More »

Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights

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This happened due to a rapid build up of particulate matter owing to foggy conditions, even as Delhiites stepped out in large numbers to mark the first day of the New Year. The low visibility led to the cancellation of one flight and rescheduling of five domestic and seven International flights at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav's Mother and wife to meet him in Pakistan today

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Meanwhile, after a long wait, the wife and the mother of Jadhav will meet him later today. India has also handed over to Pakistan an appeal by Jadhav's mother, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned. India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, who was supposed to accompany Jadhav's mother and wife to Islamabad , will not be allowed to meet him. "Media may kindly be kept at a distance to ensure security of the family members and avoid any harassment to them", he quoted ... Read More »

Flu Season Is Upon Us

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Peak influenza activity in the US usually occurs during December through February, but there can be substantial influenza activity up until the month of May. For children, medical care should be sought if they are unable to eat, have trouble breathing, if there are no tears when crying or if there are significantly fewer wet diapers than normal. Read More »

Mother And Three Children Killed In Early Morning Fire In Sheepshead Bay

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Five firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the fire. Officials said the fire started on the second floor and attic of the house and spread quickly. Eight others, including two boys and six firefighters, were hurt. He is unconscious in the burns unit at Staten Island University Hospital. Three of the family members, the father and two of his children, remain in critical condition. Read More »

Gas Prices Drop 3.3 Cents In Chattanooga

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The Florida average is falling at a rate of a penny per day. "AAA forecasts a record-setting 97.4 million Americans will take a road trip during the final 10 days of the year". The average in Jacksonville was $2.29 on Monday, according to AAA. So far this year, the highest average price in Florida was $2.73 on September 9 and the lowest was $2.13 on July 17. Read More »

Health officials: Flu rampant in NY

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The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. "And, since there is some question that the flu might peak around the holidays, my recommendation is to not wait any longer", said Dr. Daniel Skiest, vice-chair of the Department of Medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Baystate Medical Center, in a statement urging people to get vaccinated. Read More »

Health officials encourage vaccination as peak of flu season begins

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But for this season, scientists perceive a different problem. “According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against influenza virus infection to fully develop in the body, so its best to get vaccinated early, ” said PHD spokeswoman Melanie Collett. Read More »

Only two cricketers invited for Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding

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Last year, they headed to Dehradun which led to many speculations that the couple is secretly engaged. Now why would you ask your family priest to travel with you if not for a very subtle (hint: wedding) family event. "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" co-star Shah Rukh Khan , Aditya Chopra , "Band Baaja Baaraat" director Maneesh Sharma, "PK" co-star Aamir Khan! A source close to Virat Kohli told MenXP, "Not many people have been invited, as it is a really small function". Read More »

Willie Taggart To Coach Florida State, Leaves Oregon After One Season

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The Florida native played high school football for Bradenton Manatee and coached four seasons at USF before moving to Oregon. Willie Taggart as head coach of the Oregon Ducks during a game against Arizona State on September 23, 2017. From there, the Ducks lost four of their next five after an injury to starting quarterback Justin Herbert . Taggart, 41, replaced Mark Helfrich at OR last season and guided the Ducks to a 7-5 record and an upcoming trip to the Las Vegas Bowl to face ... Read More »

CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

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Violence against women and girls is one of the most pressing social issues across the world. These dates are chosen to symbolically link the issue of violence against women with human rights, while emphasizing that abuse of women is a violation of these rights, stated a release. Read More »

USA calls for 'additional steps' to end Yemen blockade

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels shut down all land, sea and air access to Yemen earlier this month after the rebels fired a missile that targeted Riyadh. Aid group Save the Children welcomed the coalition's announcement but said opening the port and airport would be "nowhere near enough to avert a potential starvation in Yemen". Read More »

Oscar Pistorius: South African court doubles sentence

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Prosecutors had argued that the initial six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. Pistorius claimed he shot dead Steenkamp on Valentine's Day after mistaking her for a burglar. Big developments in South Africa this morning. . Pistorius' lawyers have just one avenue open to them if they want to challenge the new sentence handed down by the Supreme Court, and that is to appeal to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa. Read More »

Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

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However, women at risk of bone fractures and those who are pregnant may not derive the same health benefits from coffee, the research revealed. But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, from the faculty of medicine at University of Southampton , said the review could not say if coffee intake had made the difference. Read More »

Trump blasts Hillary Clinton for questioning legitimacy of election result

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Here is President Trump's tweet and the heated reactions. She adds: "I think that we should just leave that behind us and whoever they want to blame for anything, they're going to have to find somebody else". Trump has always denied allegations made by several women to the New York Times before the election, and around the time of the release of infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape. Read More »

Emerson sweetens bid for Rockwell Automation to $29 billion

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The Q.i. Value of Rockwell Automation Inc. The VC1 of Rockwell Automation Inc. Glg Partners Lp, which manages about $27.28B and $1.81B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in C&J Energy Svcs Inc New by 48,641 shares to 223,514 shares, valued at $7.66 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Read More »

Kim Kardashian reads Kanye West's 'Mean Tweets'

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The 37-year-old reality star and her husband Kanye West are now expecting their third child, whom they will have via a surrogate, after Kim was advised against getting pregnant due to suffering complications whilst carrying their four-year-old daughter North and 23-month-old son Saint. Read More »

Zimmer announces Case Keenum will start vs. Rams

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Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 1,039 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Todd Gurley has 35 receptions. The Vikings are 7-2, now holding a two-game lead over Detroit and Green Bay in the NFC North. He'll face an aggressive Rams defense that has generated the ninth-most pressure on opposing quarterbacks in the NFL this season , according to Football Outsiders, and he'll look to cut down on his turnovers after throwing five interceptions in the past four games, ... Read More »

High lead levels found in fidget spinners

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USA Today said the company could not provide an estimate on how numerous popular fidget spinner toys it will have to remove from stores. The group continues to test other spinners from other retailers as part of its annual holiday toy testing project. Read More »

Why sleep deprivation is worse than a hangover

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The scientists zeroed in on the temporal lobe , which regulates visual perception and memory. "We discovered that starving the body of sleep also robs neurons of the ability to function properly", said senior author Dr. This means that the ability of the neurons to process information and convert visual perception into their consciousness is greatly impaired by sleep deprivation . Read More »

Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega Set For "Wrestle Kingdom" 12

Jericho issued the challenge Sunday at NJPW's Power Struggle pay-per-view event through a video where the wrestling icon called out Omega who is now NJPW's United States Champion. That or WWE has approved this match, which seems unlikely with NJPW's well publicized goals of going global in the next couple of years. Furthermore, Chris Jericho talked about his upcoming cruise on Killing the Town recently and it may shed some light on why he's working with New Japan/Ring of Honor. Read More »

Buhari hosts Tinubu in Aso Rock

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The National Executive Council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) on Tuesday delayed a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari after some party members urged the NEC to resolve on an automatic ticket for the president to fly the party's flag at the 2019 general elections. Read More »

New SGF, Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal's cousin, says Junaid Mohammed

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Saraki recalled that the travails of Lawal emanated from the senate when it commenced probe into the involvement of the former SGF in the alleged grass cutting scandal in the North East. The lawmaker also urged President Buhari to rejig his government machinery in order for the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to achieve desired results and deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians as promised them within the remaining time of its tenure. Read More »

Hospital safety scores released

The report called out Oregon , Rhode Island, Hawaii , Wisconsin and Idaho for improvements since the inception of the Hospital Safety Grade five years ago. About a third of hospitals overall earned an "A" from Leapfrog: 832 of the 2,632 hospitals rated this fall. Maryland was included in the state rankings for the first time, as prior to this most recent report it was exempt from reporting several safety measures on a national level. Read More »

WWE Releases One Of Its Most Underrated Wrestlers In Emma

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The former NXT star's last TV appearance came on Monday night when she lost to Asuka , which was a rematch from their bout at WWE TLC. It's sad to see Emma go because they tried re-casting her a bunch of times but could never get the storytelling right for someone who I personally think is a pretty good performer. Read More »

US Oil and Gas Rig Count Falls As Brent Breaks $60

Current OPEC compliance with production cut plans remains above their historical average, and it usually takes between two to three quarters for inventories to normalize after the cuts. Meanwhile, analysts and investors are looking ahead to monthly USA supply and demand data, out on Tuesday. We're also seeing record exports at close to 2 million barrels a day, helped by the widening Brent-WTI spread. Read More »

U-17 WC: Ramos will watch Spain play in final

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Mali also had a goal that appeared legitimate denied as it was not signalled "in" by the assistant referee. In the third minute, Spain's Sergio Gomez missed from within 10 yards after a cross from Abel Ruiz in the right flank reached the No.10 unmarked. Read More »

If it's fall, it's time for your flu shot

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The Brant County Health Unit is urging residents to get their free flu shots as the influenza season is about to start. According to the weekly FluView report , local influenza activity was reported by five states - California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and SC - up from two states the previous week, while the US Virgin Islands and 38 states reported sporadic influenza activity. Read More »

Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana in the United States

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After rising by 10 points (29 percent) between 2001 and 2009, the percentage of Americans who say pot should be legal rose by 20 points (45 percent) between 2009 and 2017. Advocates in MI are expected to qualify an initiative for the ballot next year that would regulate marijuana for adults, and at least 18 states are expected to have legalization bills introduced during their 2018 legislative sessions. Read More »

E-cigarettes banned in NY everywhere tobacco is

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Seventy percent of municipalities in NY have already prohibited the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces. "This new law not only protects public health by restricting the use of e-cigarettes and the public's exposure to smoke-cigarette emissions", said Jeff Seyler, the executive vice president of American Lung Association's Northeast region, but also children, for whom the products are "just another tool reeling them into a unsafe and often lifetime of addiction to nicotine". Read More »