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Minister for Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today has said it is important that older people are aware they are especially vulnerable to the particular strain of influenza prevalent in Ireland at the moment and issued a reminder that it is never too late to vaccinate.
  • Female doctors may have an edge

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    When compared to male physicians, the female physicians tended to be younger, were more likely to have had osteopathic training, and treated fewer patients. As for patients, Jha said he hopes the findings are enlightening for those who consider female doctors as less competent than men. Have there been gender differences in the reaction? Patients of female physicians had lower rates of mortality and readmission in all of the conditions examined, although the difference was not always ...
  • Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

    Pregnant Women Should Avoid Zika-Hit Texas Town: CDC

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    At present, of course, CDC guidelines recommend Zika virus testing for women with possible exposure during pregnancy, even if they are asymptomatic. The severity of the threat of Zika on pregnant women and newborns puts Cameron County, where Brownsville is, in a tough position.
  • Long Beach Police Will Step Up Enforcement During Year-End Drive Sober Campaign

    Long Beach Police Will Step Up Enforcement During Year-End Drive Sober Campaign

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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting its " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " campaign for the holiday season. "And while celebrating the holidays, people may be tempted to drive when they are impaired". Arrange for a safe ride home or designate a sober driver before you start the party. Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home.
  • Alan Thicke, Beloved 'Growing Pains' Father, Dies At 69

    Alan Thicke, Beloved 'Growing Pains' Father, Dies At 69

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    Alan Thicke was best known for his acting, especially on the hit sitcom " Growing Pains ", but he was also a producer and writer. Thicke's on-screen wife, Joanna Kerns , said in a statement, "I loved Al". Alan was not only a celebrated actor, but also an accomplished musician. The well-known actor regularly played at Pickwick Ice with his son Carter Thicke and was involved in a pickup game when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed to the ice about 11:30 a.m., witnesses said.
  • Watch Crystal Palace vs. Manchster United online

    Watch Crystal Palace vs. Manchster United online

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    Many people wondered whether he had hurt the knee that kept him out for two months after the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea in October but Mourinho was keen to point out it was the other knee but didn't know how long he would be out for. So I don't think he's anxious about others bringing him to the limelight; he knows that he is having a phenomenal season for us. Now it is the left knee .
  • Shocked Trump Voters Are Calling Planned Parenthood

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    The final rule prevents states from regulating federal funds for organizations that provide family planning services, such as Planned Parenthood . "President Obama has cemented his legacy as a champion for women's health". Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, led more than 100 members of Congress to sign a bipartisan letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell opposing the proposed rule change in late September, said in a statement Wednesday that the she is confident that Trump and his nominee for HHS ...
  • The Walking Dead releases new season 7 key art

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    Then there's Carol and Morgan. He manages to find clothes and scarfs down peanut butter. Oh, and Rick got his special gun back! While it's tough to get a good look at Dwight's boots, we see them in the San Diego Comic-Con trailer and they don't look like they have that tape pattern on them.
  • Best Buy employees buy Wii U for kid

    Best Buy employees buy Wii U for kid

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    Storr said the employees had to hand over the box with the receipt and proof of warranty for the teen to realize it wasn't a joke. "This is something we did for you", the employee told him, smiling, insisting he take the box. The teen's parents were "very welcoming" and have since brought the boy back to the store, he said. Since it was posted on December 7, the video has garnered more than 1 million views.
  • Surgeon General Warns About E-cig Use Among Young Americans

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    Vaping was first pushed as safer for current smokers. For young people, he says, e-cigarette use is strongly linked with the use of other tobacco products. But Victoria Vasconcellos, president of Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association of IL, called Murthy's analysis "shameful", saying it failed to look at the broader landscape of smoking among adolescents.
  • US life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak

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    While life expectancy declined nationally in 2015, it is not known whether it also dropped in MA. While the rates of stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease, suicide, diabetes, and kidney disease all jumped between 1.5 and three percent. "When you see increases in so numerous leading causes of death, it's hard to pinpoint one particular cause as the culprit". Average life expectancy declined for men, falling by more than two months, to 76 years and 3½ months in 2015.
  • More Infants in NYC Reported to Have Zika-Related Birth Defects

    More Infants in NYC Reported to Have Zika-Related Birth Defects

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    Eight other New York City infants tested positive for the virus but have shown no symptoms of related impairment or birth defects, department officials said, adding that all children in the city born to women infected by Zika will be monitored for symptoms for at least a year.
  • Keep Your Home and Family Safe This Christmas in Mount Kisco

    Keep Your Home and Family Safe This Christmas in Mount Kisco

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    It may not be as easy this year if you like to head to a tree farm to pick the flawless tree because more and more tree farms are going out of business. Place the tree in warm water as soon as possible and then use cold water after the initial drink. Permits are good through December 31 and allow you to harvest lodgepole pine, fir and Englemann spruce trees.
  • Wisc. VA dentist may have infected 600 veterans with HIV

    Wisc. VA dentist may have infected 600 veterans with HIV

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    A dentist re-used his own equipment to treat hundreds of patients. The improper cleaning was first pointed out by a dental assistant after she noticed the dentist using personally owned drills, instead of using disposable devices per VA regulations, and disinfecting them with Virex solution, salt, and a wipe, which is an outdated dental practice.
  • Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

    Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

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    It carries none of the drama that Florida did in 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. Fred Woodhams of the Michigan Bureau of Elections says the number grew because of the high number of absentee ballots to be counted.
  • Even low-intensity smokers at increased risk of earlier death

    Even low-intensity smokers at increased risk of earlier death

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    National Cancer Institute (NCI). To get a better picture of the health effects of light smoking, researchers tracked more than 290,000 adults aged 59 to 82, including more than 22,000 current smokers and more than 156,000 former smokers, who completed surveys in 2004 and 2005.
  • Pence downplays significance of Trump's call with Taiwan president

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    Indeed, advisers explicitly warned last month that relations with China were in for a shake-up. Friday's call quickly garnered criticism from many Democrats, as well as some U.S. China regards self-ruling Taiwan as part of its own territory awaiting reunification, and any USA move implying support for independence - even calling Tsai "president", as Trump did in a tweet announcing the call - prompts grave offence in China.
  • Another Houston booster rips 'Judas' Tom Herman

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    However, the Longhorns are transitioning to a new coach after the arrival of Tom Herman, who was hired by the school after it fired Charlie Strong. If South Alabama and Lafayette split their games, meaning only one of the two could lose, then Northern Illinois would take the bid and UL-Monroe would be eliminated from contention.
  • Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

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    In my effort to pursue justice for the African American community, I neglected to scrutinize the words of those such as Khalid Muhammad and Farrakhan who mixed a message of African American empowerment with scapegoating of other communities.
  • When Shah Rukh Khan was in 'Dear Zindagi' state of mind

    When Shah Rukh Khan was in 'Dear Zindagi' state of mind

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    At the end of the first week, The total domestic collection of Dear Zindagi stands at 47 crores. The curiosity buds of the audiences were tickled right after the mesmerising teasers of Dear Zindagi had come out and since then they had been anxiously waiting for the film to hit the silver screens.
  • Apple MacBook Pro 2016 With Touch Bar Available now in India

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    Apple launched the new MacBook Pros late in October and after a month, it has started rolling into Indian shores. So other than Turkey and California for the MacBook Pro models noted above, the other products will be obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe (except for Turkey), Latin America, Japan, and Apple Retail Stores (except in California).