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NY-based Listeria Outbreak Kills Two

These soft, raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide mostly in the Norheastern and Mid-Atlantic states and in California, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Symptoms appear a few days or up to a few weeks after eating the contaminated food. Those symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, and diarrhea.

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Yellow fever outbreak could spread across the border to the US

Those outbreaks have been limited to places where there aren't enough people or virus-spreading mosquitoes to fuel a rapid run-up in transmission. Because they may be unfamiliar with the disease, doctors have received warning about the virus.

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Seventh Phase of UP Elections Begins Across 40 Constituencies

Three Naxal-affected districts of Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli, along with the five Assembly segments under Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, will be in prime focus. Tight security has been put in place in these seven districts. The BJP and BSP have once again fielded the most number of candidates with criminal cases.

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Colorectal screenings even more important in our region

In addition, the RCDC and its partners have taken the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the "80% by 2018" initiative, led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by the ACS and CDC).

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Uttar Pradesh witnesses voter turnout of 60.03 percent till 5 pm

The politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, where elections are being held in seven phases, has already witnessed polling on February 11 (73 seats), Feb 15 (67 seats), Feb 19 (69 seats), February 23 (52 seats), February 27 (52 seats) and March 4 (49 seats).

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Hardik Pandya left out of remaining Tests, India retain same squad

The responsibility of opening the batting still rests with Murali Vijay who is set to comeback into the playing XI after missing the last outing due to an injury. The series between the top two teams in the world is finely poised at 1-1, with Australia taking a dominating victory in Pune and India hitting back hard in Bengaluru.

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How exercise stops the ageing process

They looked at 36 men and 36 women from two age groups - young volunteers aged 18 to 30, and older volunteers aged 65 to 80. "These things we are seeing can not be done by any medicine", said Nair in a statement, noting that HIIT in particularly is "highly effective" in reversing many age-related bodily changes.

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Ubisoft's Steep Free to Play This Weekend

In the case of Steep , it's a 25GB download, which is relatively small considering we're used to seeing games with downloads regularly north of 50GB. One more platform is still due to receive a port of Steep: the Nintendo Switch. In Steep , players drop in to the Alps and Alaska and ski, snowboard, wingsuit and paraglide through the game's massive open world playground, filled with exhilarating challenges and breathtaking views.

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No say in Dalai Lama's travel plans within India: MEA

We view him as a revered, religious figure and is treated as such by the government and people of India. China's ruling Communist Party has long depicted the Dalai Lama as a risky separatist and frequently objects when he meets with global political leaders and entertainment figures, seeing those events as suggesting he is a world leader himself.

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Ten Percent of US Seniors Now Living With Alzheimer's

But there's also an assumption that we should just expect to get Alzheimer's disease as we get older. "And the costs are now completely out of control", added Fargo, with the total annual cost for Alzheimer's and dementia care in excess of a quarter trillion dollars.

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State lawmakers brace for financial impacts from ACA repeal bill

It's not clear if that expansion will continue if ACA is scrapped. From an October 2015 Commonwealth Fund Report comparing the USA with 13 other rich countries, the data indicates higher spending in the US happens because of excessive use of medical technology and higher health care prices, while there were LESS doctor visits, hospital admissions or spending on social services.

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CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) chosen Epic as EHR system

HM Payson & Co. raised its position in CVS Health Corp by 1.1% in the second quarter. Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. On the other hand, in the September 2017 quarter the company recorded a net $44.62B revenue with earnings per share of $1.59. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $1.53 EPS.

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Indian doctors confirm 'world's heaviest woman' has lost 100kg

According to the hospital, she is now on oral fluids and accepting them well. "We are working on to correct all her associated medical problems so she gets fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible". They are also awaiting Ms Ahmed's genetic test results to understand if a genetic disorder might be responsible for obesity. "Once she is stable, she will return to her hometown and her weight loss progress will be tracked by the team of doctors".

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Credit Suisse Group AG Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Chevron Co. (CVX)

Vetr now has $104.16 target price on the stock. A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. upgraded Chevron Corp.to a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.80, for a total value of $5,031,000.00. Bollard Group LLC now owns 93,846 shares of the company's stock worth $9,659,000 after buying an additional 3,932 shares during the last quarter.

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1 in 4 US Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

Activity limitations from arthritis increased by 20 percent since 2002, the report found. The report found that prevalence of arthritis among adults with preexisting conditions, such as heart disease and obesity, is high. The joint disease is commonly treated with narcotic pain medication in the form of opioids, though due to the adverse side effects linked with these drugs, the CDC has highlighted the benefits of other treatment options.

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Shiv Sena activists threaten couples at Kochi's Marine Drive

He said police remained as a mute spectator when Shiv Sena activists attacked the people. Calling the incident a shame for Kerala, the Chief Minister said the attackers would be charged and punished. "The campaign takes a cue from the reports of a rise in sexual assault cases against women", an unidentified Shiv Sena leader told The Hindu . The arrested were identified as T.R.

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Obesity main cause of kidney failure

This is because symptoms often don't materialise until the disease is in its more severe stages. When your kidneys are damaged, your organs stop functioning as they should. Encouraging people to undergo regular health checkups through systematic screening of all patients who are living with health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.Kidney problems destroy crucial kidney functions.

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Renault India launches new Kwid Climber starting at Rs 4.30 lakhs

Riding high on the strong demand of its hatchback Kwid, Indian arm of the French carmaker Renault launched the Renault Kwid Climber at a price tag of Rs 4.30 lakh for the manual variant and Rs 4.60 lakh for the AMT variant. The gear lever gets a dual-tone grey and orange treatment, while the steering wheel gets a "Climber" insignia on the lower spoke. Dimensionally, the Renault KWID Climber is to measure 3679mm in length, 1579mm in width, 1471mm in height along with wheelbase of 2422mm and ...

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Shell, CNR to buy Canadian unit from Marathon Oil

Marathon Oil said the Canadian oil sands deal is expected to close in mid-2017, while the Permian Basin deal will close in the second quarter of 2017. Separately, Canadian Natural and Shell will jointly buy Marathon's 20 per cent share of the Athabasca Oil Sands project for a total of US$2.5 billion cash.

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Govt proud of slain terrorist Saifullah's father: Rajnath

Singh recalled the statement of Sartaj that "I don't want to see or accept even the dead body of my son.One who could not be true to his nation, cannot be his son". The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow owing to the demise of a few sitting MPs. It was adjourned for the day without transacting any business as a mark of respect to the memory of its sitting member Haji Abdul Salam who died on February 28.

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Pak rejects Indian claims of cross-border terrorist infiltration: ISPR

India's military operations commander spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday morning to convey concern over the movement of terrorists along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control in Baroh area of Bhimber sector on Wednesday night, injuring one woman, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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Patrick Stewart would end his X-Men retirement for a Legion appearance

But, how can you turn down Professor X himself, right? Stewart in particular is open to the idea of returning for a Deadpool sequel, but perhaps more pressingly, now says he'd be willing to drop by FX's Legion . The question is, does Legion work better without the burden of having to connect into the so-called pretzel timeline of X-Men? "And I thought, well, if Hugh Jackman can wipe away a tear at the Berlin Film Festival, then so can I".

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COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: SIUE's Harvey adds regional honors

After running the 3000 her first two trips to nationals, Borofski is seeded sixth in the one mile run and will compete in the second of two preliminary sections on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Caiazzi collected the honors for the 800-meter run with her personal-best time of 2:16.34, while Fernandes did so in the 400-meters (57.13) and Lastra for the 3000-meter run (10:04.55) as well as for the DMR.

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Women's March Organizers Call for 'A Day Without a Woman'

Women are asked to take the day off from both paid and unpaid work, if they can. Mei Mei Street Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be donating some proceeds to Planned Parenthood and Casa Verde in Boston is donating 100% of profits from their charity tap line to Planned Parenthood.

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Analysts Take: Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) Projected Earnings & Price Targets

The volatility in the previous week has experienced by 1.64% and observed of 1.94% in the previous month.82.20% ownership is held by institutional investors while insiders hold ownership of 0.30%. The stock appeared $46.72 above its 52-week highs and is down -0.15% for the last five trades. Finally, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 2.33 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong ...

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Watch Actor Faizon Love Beat Down an Airport Worker

The incident happened near the valet booth in baggage claim. He was coming back to his home in Columbus. Love was charged with misdemeanor assault and booked into the Franklin County Jail. When the valet tried to get up the actor pushed him down. Love told NBC4's Dan Pearlman he didn't remember parts of the altercation. "Watch your mouth boy", Love said.

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Cavaliers: Andrew Bogut out for remainder of season after leg fracture

His tibia has been set and is undergoing non-surgical treatment. According to the team, Bogut is expected to make a full recovery prior to next season. He will not play Thursday. However, that is unlikely to happen during the Cavaliers' upcoming road trip, which will begin Thursday in Detroit. Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue, who stayed home to rest on Monday, missed practice as he deals with an inner ear issue.

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Trooper Involved in Crash Near Lindon

Gurney's vehicle was totaled in the crash, as was the SUV. Gurney was taken to Utah Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. UHP officials said Monday that Gurney was critically injured in the crash, though his injuries were not life-threatening, and he's expected to be released from the hospital by Wednesday.

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Grass Fires Burn Through Texas Panhandle

He says she died of smoke inhalation. About 150 homes in Potter County were threatened by fire while 200 were threatened and two burned in Lipscomb and Ochiltree counties. The Texas A&M Forest Service identified three seperate fires that were burning as of Tuesday afternoon. At last check, the fire was listed as being 65 percent contained, but that the fire's activity was reported as "low" by the Forest Service.

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House "repeal and replace" legislation gets Medicaid right

FreedomWorks Campaign Director Noah Wall said , "Conservatives can block the bill in House and Senate if they stick together", and he is confident House leadership will make some concessions before the bill makes it to the president's desk.

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More US adults overweight, but fewer trying to lose it, says study

The team found that black women had the highest obesity prevalence, and they also saw the largest reduction in weight loss attempts, reducing from 66 percent in 1988-1994 to 55 percent in 2009-2014. The report looked at responses from three different time periods: 1988-1994, 1999-2004 and 2009-2014. One limitation of the analysis is that it relied on self-reported data from the participants, rather than information from medical records.

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Lawmakers considering new cigarette tax

Tobacco smoke is composed of as many as 4,000 active compounds, most of which are toxic and potentially damaging to the eyes. "The figures also highlight that most users are seeking to improve their health, with the most common reason for use being as an aid to quit smoking", it says.

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Lane County Jobless Rate For January 4.4 Percent

The number of workers unemployed in OH in January was 287,000, up 3,000 from 284,000 in December. Employment was up more than 10-thousand jobs in January compared to the same time a year ago. In Fulton County, it was 6.1 percent in January, up from 4.6 percent in December and 5.8 percent a year earlier. This is the lowest it's been since the state started tracking it in 1990.

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Case of mumps suspected at CPS elementary school

Vinita Dubey told CBC Toronto on Tuesday. The announcement of the two new cases comes the day after TDSB confirmed that one of its students was hit with a case of mumps. Symptoms include fever, swelling of salivary glands, a loss of appetite, headaches and tiredness. Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus.

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Texas Senators Hear Testimony on the 'Bathroom Bill'

Straus, a moderate Republican now in his fifth term leading the House, attempted to illustrate his point by noting that the House Public Education Committee was getting ready to tackle the thorny topic of making adjustments to the school finance system while the Appropriations Committee continued work the state budget.