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Monster Blizzard Pounds US Northeast; 80000 Homes, Offices Without Power

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Blizzard warnings were in place along the coast from North Carolina to ME, with the National Weather Service forecasting winds as high as 115km/h that may bring down tree limbs and knock out power. The airport said later on Twitter that the suspension had been lifted. A massive winter storm has roared down the United States and Canadian east coast, forcing the closure of schools, businesses and the cancellation of thousands of flights. Read More »

Woman Hears Late Grandma's Voice Through Her Waveform Tattoo

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Singer Sakyrah Angelique, or s.o.s, shared a video of her new tattoo on Twitter , explaining that her grandmother passed away her junior year of high school, but left her a voicemail wishing her a happy birthday a month before she passed. "I figured it'd be something permanent that would be across my heart to be more meaningful". Angelique's grandmother left the voicemail, "I love you". Read More »

Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

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The statistics indicated more than a 22-year drop in deaths from the disease. Since then, cancer-related deaths have gone down by more than 26-percent. The 1.7 percent decrease means that almost 2.4 million fewer people died of the disease in that period. The reduction in prostate cancer incidence may be attributed to decreased PSA testing from 2008 to 2013, after concerns about overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Read More »

Phallic fad: Thai men going nuts for penis whitening procedure

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Pioneered around the same time, the service also attracted the attention of men, who started asking for it, so Lelux chose to give men the option to have their private parts whitened as well. "The skin of the private parts is sensitive". The procedure is made up of five sessions and the whole service costs around £480. 'I think it's a good market to enter so we offer the ultimate body treatment to our clients, either men and women, ' Bunthita said. Read More »

Pakistan Rejects US Criticism On Religious Freedom

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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. McMaster added that doing so would be a huge benefit to Pakistan. The Trump administration has been critical of Pakistan for not doing more to combat terrorism and plans to announce stricter actions against it. Read More »

CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce May Be Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

The latest reports state 41 cases of infection in Canada, 17 of whom needed to be hospitalized and one of whom has died, while one individual has also died in the United States. However, the CDC said on its website that "we have not identified a source of the infections, thus is unable to recommend whether USA residents should avoid a particular food". Read More »

Laredo Health Department sees a rise in flu cases

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In its weekly "California Influenza Surveillance Report", the state's Department of Public Health announced at the end of December that the flu bug is "widely circulating in California". "They go through this antigenic change every year, so March is when they decide what's going into the vaccine and we start seeing the cases in September and October". Read More »

There's Another Death from Flu in Oklahoma

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Nine pediatric flu deaths had been reported this season from other states as of December 16, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As flu is a virus, there is no cure; you can only alleviate the effects by getting plenty of sleep and fluids, and taking Ibuprofen to lower your temperature and relieve aches and pain. Read More »

Alcohol leads to tumours by harming DNA

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The study found mice without the enzyme suffered four times as much DNA damage as those with fully functioning ALDH when given alcohol . Professor Ketan Patel , lead author of the study and scientist, part funded by Cancer Research UK, at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology , said: "Some cancers develop due to DNA damage in stem cells". Read More »

Officials say to avoid romaine lettuce amid E. coli concerns

The infections within the USA have occurred in 13 states, including NY. Five people infected with the risky bacteria have been hospitalized, according to Ian Williams, chief of the CDC's Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch. A similar outbreak in Canada was traced to romaine lettuce. The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported on 41 illnesses and say the cases are related to romaine lettuce. Read More »

Rana Daggubati's Haathi Mere Saathi

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With this film, Rana will be paying a tribute to legendary actor Rajesh Khanna and his film of the same name. Rana Daggubati has been very selective about the roles he plays in his films and this has earned him a huge fan base. On the release of the first look of Haathi Meri Saathi , he wrote on Twitter, "Entering the new year with a great new story to tell. Introducing #Bandev from #HaathiMereSaathi ". Read More »

Health Police Say Children Can Only Have Two Biscuits a Day

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According to Public Health England, one in 10 children arrive at school, aged four, overweight, and a third of kids leave primary school obese or overweight. The government health body has advised parents of under-11s to swap out chocolate and crisps for two health snacks, containing no more than 100 calories . Read More »

Dave Chappelle Defends Louis CK Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal

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The comedian also addressed allegations against Weinstein, noting his appearance and adding, "If it was Brad Pitt doing that sh**t, you wouldn't have heard a peep", before moving onto Spacey, who was dropped from House of Cards after he was accused of making sexual advances towards Rent star Anthony Rapp when he was just 14 years old. Read More »

Eric Garner's Daughter, Erica Garner, Has Died

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She was good. She only pursued right, no matter what. "I had the honor of getting to know Erica and I was inspired by the commitment she made working toward a more just world for her children and future generations". "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much". On Twitter, Reverend and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson said he sent "prayers and condolences to the family of warrior of justice, #EricaGarner ". Read More »

South Africa hit by worst drought, Newlands pitch may lack bounce

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Under Kohli, India conquered wins against New Zealand, South Africa , England, Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at home that helped them claim the pole position in the ICC Rankings table. It's not like we'll go there and explore, we're not in that frame of mind. "You want to go back and try to do what we couldn't do the last time around". Read More »

What to expect in the next 36 hours: Record-breaking cold

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High temperatures have been in the 20s most of this week with wind chills in the single digits. We will start the New Year just like we finished it. Temperatures Sunday afternoon will either hold steady or drop through the 30s. This kind of cold can take a toll on your body and with the wind chill, it'll feel even colder. Read More »

The new year is rung in from Australia to the Middle East

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Thousands of people lined the streets near Seoul's City Hall for a traditional bell-tolling ceremony, followed by an impressive fireworks display to usher in the new year. 31, 2017. In Japan crowds headed towards Tokyo to celebrate the start of 2018 by releasing hundreds of white balloons into the night sky. In the Turkish city of Istanbul, meanwhile, dozens of people gathered outside a nightclub to remember the victims of an attack during New Year's celebrations 12 months ago. Read More »

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Stake Lessened by Doyle Wealth Management

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The stock decreased 1.19% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $99.45. About 748,584 shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since December 31, 2016 and is downtrending. 10,321 are owned by Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability Corporation. Moreover, Millennium has 0% invested in SL Green Realty Corp. Five analysts have provided estimates for AbbVie's earnings. Read More »

Myanmar Drops Charges, Frees TRT Journalists

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Lau was met by his wife and about 50 friends in an emotional reunion. "I'm so happy to be home, I just want to praise God because he made it all possible", Lau told The Straits Times . A police officer told Reuters on Tuesday he had been ordered to drop the charges because the four had not meant to damage national security and to improve Myanmar's relations with the journalists' home countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Read More »

British American Tobacco plc (NYSE:BTI)

Chicago Equity Partners Llc who had been investing in Home Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $321.80M market cap company. The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Sunday, September 17. Robert W. Baird upgraded BorgWarner Inc. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, May 25 report. Read More »

Buhari Fails to Constitute SEC Board in new Appointments

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A statement issued by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF ), Mr Boss Mustapha , stated that, "President Buhari considered the approval for the constitution of the boards as well as the appointments, very necessary, so as to provide a proper governance and oversight structure for government agencies and parastatals". Read More »

Flu season in full swing across the nation

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Nick Phin, of Public Health England, told the Sun : 'Flu activity, as measured by a number of different systems, has continued to increase in the last week or two. Additionally, everyone should keep in mind to thoroughly wash their hands throughout the day, avoid touching their face area and other orifices without reason, and to stay warm in colder weather to prevent the virus from replicating more quickly. Read More »

Cardi B's Fiance Offset Takes Action Against Alleged Pregnant Mistress

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Notorious rap mistress Celina Powell dropped bombshell on Instagram earlier today, after she shared a picture of a recent sonogram on Instagram with her followers, claiming that the father of her unborn child is Migos rapper Offset . "At the end of the day, I'm still going to go thru this pregnancy by myself", she tweeted . 'You know, karma's got a sister named darma, you know what I'm saying? Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Read More »

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

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Nineteen percent of women 18 to 24, and 22 percent of teen moms screened positive for marijuana at eight weeks gestation. While the increase is not sharp, as recreational marijuana use has been legalised in eight U.S. There is a growing concern over the increasing number of women using marijuana during pregnancy. "We know some women say they use it to help with their vomiting and nausea, but we also know it's just being used more", Goler said. Read More »

CHP: 'Tis the season to drive sober

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Meanwhile, CHP will begin its annual maximum enforcement period for New Year's on Friday, and it will run until Monday. In short, "drive high, get a DUI". The California Highway Patrol is also spreading the message that impaired driving means more than just being drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been a dramatic increase in deadly crashes that involved drivers that tested positive for the presence of an impairing drugs other than alcohol. Read More »

3 more North Carolina flu deaths raise season's toll to 12

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While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, they are most common during the fall and winter, according to the CDC. Cold and flu season has yet to peak, according to medical experts, but Kansas City is already feeling sick and exhausted. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday issued an alert of increased influenza (flu) activity across the state. Read More »

Swansea give Carvalhal the promotion to EPL that eluded him

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He has inherited a side five points from safety after only one win in 12 Premier League games, and a swift upturn in results are needed if Swansea are to be playing top-flight football for an eighth successive season next term. Carvalhal has agreed a deal until the end of the season and met his players for the first time yesterday. He had been out of work for three years when he was handed his first job in England in 2015 by Sheffield Wednesday . Read More »

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Insider Trading and Ownership Analysis

Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Johnson & Johnson were purchased and 37,142 shares were sold. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) has risen 12.54% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, November 13. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rating on Monday, October 9. Atlantic Securities initiated Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Friday, December 18 with "Neutral" rating. Read More »

Selena Gomez's Family Drama Isn't Because of Bieber

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Although Selena still reportedly has family issues she's dealing with, the insider explained that she's leaning on Justin Bieber for support and he doesn't want to cause anymore trouble. "When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's eve, Selena wants to be with her man, wherever that may be, so she can feel his arms wrapped around her and get a sweet kiss from him as 2018 begins", adds the source. Read More »

Voters' remorse for Franken: 50% in Minnesota poll wish he'd stay put

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It appears that Minnesota voters are particularly upset with the process that led to Franken's resignation. Paul Wellstone _ who got a few shout-outs in Franken's speech Thursday. Franken will remain in office until January 2, and will be replaced by Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith until a special election in November 2018. Read More »

Do You Own MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) Shares?

Manulife Finl Corp now has $41.61B valuation. The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -4.31% and sits 0.18% higher versus its 50 days moving average. In recent trading day MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG ) stock showed the move of -0.07% with the closing price of $14.54. Ameriprise Financial holds 0% or 128,560 shares. Read More »

Flu claims 12 lives in state; cases reported in 70 counties

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Health experts advise people who have not gotten the vaccine to go ahead and do so. The death, which occurred last week, highlights the seriousness of the illness, said state Epidemiologist Dr. Some county health directors decline to confirm flu-related deaths, per DHHS direction. The state has already seen 129 laboratory-confirmed flu cases, up from 91 this time a year ago. Read More »

Investor are paying more for Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)

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About 2.02M shares traded. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ( NYSE : ETE ) has risen 42.68% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. Energy Transfer Equity had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 3.84%. 35 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Harvest Fund Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 45.68 million shares. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. Read More »

More pregnant women smoking pot

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Among this youngest group, use of pot during pregnancy rose from 12.5 percent in 2009 to almost 22 percent by 2016. "Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug during pregnancy, and its use is increasing", the study said. Pregnant women or women contemplating pregnancy should be encouraged to discontinue use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in favor of an alternative therapy for which there are better pregnancy-specific safety data. Read More »

Blood shortage triggers renewed calls for donors over holiday season

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More people are being encouraged to register as blood donors in 2018. Harry Dulai, managing director of Surya Foods, which is based in Harwich, said: "We are delighted to be supporting NHS Blood and Transplant to help raise awareness of this important issue through our popular Laila rice brand". Read More »

Kidnapping victim thrown off bridge survives

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A kidnapping victim was thrown off an interstate bridge moments after witnessing a deadly shooting in Arkansas. He faces charges of capital murder, attempted capital murder, aggravated residential burglary and kidnapping. Gilliam is now being held in jail on $1 million bond. According to the sheriff's office, Gilliam and an-other black man allegedly entered the house and began shooting at people inside. Read More »

Broncos declare Paxton Lynch the starter for finale with Chiefs

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At this point, however, it's hard to have much faith in Lynch to lead the charge for the Broncos, as he's been very below average through two seasons. "But we need guys pushing other players, and that's the quarterback's role". It's simple, guys-we want to see him play. "I haven't seen it". "I don't know who was engaged and who wasn't engaged. Read More »

Too much gaming could be labeled as mental health condition

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And some video games can improve hand-eye coordination, enhance problem-solving abilities, relieve stress and connect people, Bavelier added. The pattern of impulsive gaming behavior may occur either online or offline and symptoms must be present for at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be initiated. Read More »

Flu Season Expected to Peak after the Holidays

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For more information regarding the flu and vaccine, contact the Rowan County Health Center at 784-8954. Fact: Each year, the seasonal influenza vaccine includes the strains that researchers found will be most prevalent throughout the season. Read More »

Pregnant Women Increasingly Using Marijuana

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Given that both the percentage of people reporting using marijuana and those whose urine tests showed they'd used it increased, more people may be using it in the general, non-pregnant population and marijuana use may be more accepted and normalized than ever before-again, at least in California. Read More »

Trump Says It's Time To Get Back To Work

PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau and former pro golfer Dana Quigley, according to the White House. He is now spending the winter holidays with his family at his nearby Mar-a-Lago resort and is scheduled to return to Washington DC in January. Read More »

Lorton teen charged with murder of Reston couple

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Police say the 17-year-old shot himself after shooting the couple and is in life-threatening condition at a hospital. She once found messages on her daughter's mobile that were sent by a Twitter account believed to be operated by the neo-Nazo boyfriend. Read More »

How to Navigate Your Holiday Gift Returns

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Bargain Mom and Supper Shopper Jenna Urban said, "Look online". Electronics are often an exception to the 180-day rule, so be sure to review Macy's policy before waiting too long to return an item. Did you receive an onslaught of socks for Christmas this year, even though you shared your Amazon wish list with your loved ones months ago, to avoid this exact dilemma? First, make sure you check the company's return policy and deadline for returns. Read More »

Gift cards are great - when you do not forget to use them

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Gift card exchanges tend to offer lower resale values immediately after the holidays, warns Romanelli. "But if the card was purchased illegitimately with a stolen credit card, for instance, once the person whose card was stolen realizes they have unauthorized charges, they'll instruct the credit card company and any gift cards will be cancelled", Ho says. Read More »

Cold, snow, bitter wind expected throughout the rest of the week

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According to the National Weather Service wind chills in our area are expected to range from 15 below to 25 below zero. The advisory is in effect from midnight Tuesday to noon Wednesday. In Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Jackson county wind chill values could get 20 below! Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. Highest temperatures will be in the teens Christmas Day and single-digits Tuesday, while tonight's low temperatures will drop below zero area-wide for the first time this winter. Read More »