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It's not too late for a flu shot, as cases rise

Daniel Jernigan, influenza chief at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , told The Associated Press. AHS's statistics also indicate influenza has been somewhat more active earlier in the season than previous year. Among the most vulnerable are young children, older adults and people with chronic illness. The CDC says people who get flu shots have a 40 per cent to 60 per cent lower chance of getting seriously ill than the unvaccinated.

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Stokes struggles with bat and ball in Canterbury debut

With his team struggling at five for two, he strode to the crease at the Village Green-type Mainpower Oval in the North Canterbury town of Rangiora to a supportive applause. Meanwhile, England, who have already lost the first Ashes Test against Australia at Gabba, are having a tough time in Australia and are keen on bringing Stokes back in the squad.

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Taylor Swift to open 2018 Australian tour at Perth Stadium

Taylor Swift has explained her 2017 "disappearance" to her fans in a heartfelt poem. LN will produce and promote the newly-added concerts for Swift, who last toured Australasia in November and December 2015 in support of her 1989 album. She played four sold out shows and her Sydney performance at ANZ Stadium was filmed and later released on Apple Music as a 132-minute-long feature.

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Dogs Really May Be Smarter Than Cats, Study Suggests

Researchers at Vanderbilt chose to put the age old debate to the test objectively, studying the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of animals. Dogs, the study found, have about 530 million of these cortical neurons, while cats have around 250 million. Two brains were used to study dogs because the canines vary so greatly in size.

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West Indies 107-1 at tea, trail New Zealand by 279

But just like they did in the first innings, after going from 59-0 to all out for 134, the Windies capitulated as Matt Henry (3-57), Trent Boult (2-87), Colin de Grandhomme (2-40), Neil Wagner (2-102) and Mitchell Santner (1-25) tore through the visitors easily.

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Fun Fact: First text message was sent 25-years-ago

In 1999, seven years after Neil Papworth's first SMS message, texts could finally be exchanged on multiple networks, propelling them into greater popularity than ever before. There was a decline of 25%-40% in texting after networks started charging for SMS, but it soon gained more traction - reaching 2.4 billion active users, 74% of all mobile phone subscribers.

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Thousands gather to protest 'Trump's Monumental Mistake' at Utah State Capitol

The rhythmic pounding of native drums set the tone for the rally against the reduction of land set aside for Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. President Trump is scheduled to visit Utah Monday, and it is anticipated he will announce a decision to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

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Lane Kiffin Has Priceless Response To Idea Of FAU Playing Alabama

The Owls scored on all but two first half possessions en route to a 27-0 halftime lead. Devin Singletary had 26 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns for the Owls, who extended their unbeaten streak to nine games and were undefeated against C-USA opponents this season.

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United States military indefinitely delays ban on cluster bombs

The policy change was met with criticism from human rights groups and members of Congress, including Sens. Several Democrats in the Senate criticized the decision, with Dianne Feinstein (D-California) calling it " unbelievable " while Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) said it was another example of the Pentagon failing to keep promises.

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Salman, Priyanka and 10 others in Variety's list of 500 influential people

It should also mentioned that the list consisting of 500 personalities 362 renowned names from the USA, 20 from China, 28 from the United Kingdom, 16 from France, 15 from Germany, 8 from Italy, 4 from Mexico and 6 from Spain. " Variety 500 ", which compiles the list of the most influential people, takes into account accomplishments over the previous 12 months. The names of those ten actors are as follows Karan Johar , Aditya Chopra , Ekta Kapoor , Punit Goenka, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Kishore ...

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10 offer letters for IIT-Madras students in 1st placement round today

Previous year (2016-17), IIT Madras saw 27 companies making 160 offers on day one. As per Financial Express, with this high package, Microsoft offered to hire three from Roorkee, in addition to that, two offshore offers, and eight domestic offers were made at IIT Guwahati.

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Salmonella outbreak in Oregon, Washington tied to pre-cut fruit

None of Oregon's cases required hospitalization. DOH is suggesting that people not eat pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe purchased on or about October 25 up to December 1 from QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market.

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Smartphone addiction linked to chemical imbalance in young brains

Dr. Seo explained that young people who were addicted had considerably higher scores in anxiety , depression , insomnia severity as well as impulsivity. In other studies, GABA has been shown to be involved in regulating certain brain functions including anxiety. Today's teens are spending too much time on their phones instead of interacting with others.

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Hold Me Responsible For Maina's Reinstatement - PermSec, Interior Ministry

Adeosun said. "If there was any payment of salary to Maina, there should be payslips and an account the payments were made. Let evidence be provided". Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Interior, Mr. Abubakar Magaji , has taken responsibility for the obvious administrative oversights in the conveyance of the controversial letter of reinstatement and apologised for the shortcomings.

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New Jersey Ballet to present 'Nutcracker'

This year, the tradition of seeing " The Nutcracker " will be a little different for the Staben family, as three Staben sisters - Jennika, Kiersty and Jacqueline - will dance in the show, which features Santa Barbara, California's State Street Ballet, local dancers and the Spokane Symphony.

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Sanofi faces safety issues with dengue vaccine, will reel back usage

The Philippines on Friday put on hold its dengue immunisation programme, the world's first, after new findings by the vaccine manufacturer that severe cases of dengue can occur in the longer term among those vaccinated without prior infection.

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NatWest announces it will close a Portsmouth branch

Between May 17 and June 27, 2018 the branches in Beccles, Thetford, Gorleston, Holt, Hunstanton and North Walsham will close following a decision by parent company RBS to shut 197 NatWest outlets nationally. A spokesperson said that the group is "committed to ensuring our customers and communities are able to continue accessing high quality banking services", according toSky News, while noting its mobile branches and Post Office contract.

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DMX Pleads Guilty to One Count of Tax Evasion, Facing Jail Time

The 46-year-old Yonkers native arrived at his plea hearing in Lower Manhattan this afternoon 20 minutes late. However, it was reported that he violated bond and was placed on house arrest after failing drug tests. This is far from DMX's first conviction. The amount of taxes DMX owed for the years in question is $1.7 million. "He faced his responsibility, and he stood to it", said Simmons' lawyer, Murray Richman.

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Malcolm Jenkins to end national anthem protests

The NFL, according to reports , has been aiming to squelch the national anthem protest movement, which began when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat and then took a knee a year ago. Reid, who knelt beside Colin Kaepernick last season, additionally told ESPN: "Malcolm continues to have conversations on his own with the National Football League, and the Players Coalition is his organization".

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Health Officials Urge You To Get Your Flu Shot

Last year, only nine were hospitalized over the same period. "Recently, a lot of kids have been getting sick more than the adults, actually, because you got the kids in and out of school, the germs, everybody playing around and stuff, coughing", Egypt Galloway said.

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Rick Pitino files lawsuit against University of Louisville Athletics Association

The former Louisville head basketball coach was sacked after it was discovered the university was involved in a pay-for-play scandal that rocked the college basketball scene. The school has announced that Bowen can transfer if he chooses. Pence went on to state that Pitino "did everything reasonably possible to maximize his diligent supervision of assistant coaches and staff", though adding that diligent supervision "is not a guarantee of compliance".

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Woods solid in return to tournament golf

Woods' back problems over recent years have been well documented, but the 14-time major champion is returning to the PGA Tour after a fourth surgery last April. Woods made the turn at 1 under after making bogey at No. 9. His every swing this week, on the practice range and in the pro-am leading up the start of the tournament, has been diagnosed by the media onlookers, and the rekindled interest by golf fans is evident in the type of coverage he will see.

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More than half of American kids could be obese by age 35

Non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics were more likely to be obese than whites and those disparities were already present at age 2, the researchers report online November 29 in The New England Journal of Medicine . At the age of five years, this risk falls however to 10%. In this particular group, children two years of age have more than an 80% chance of being obese at 35 years of age.

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Are dogs smarter than cats? Science says yes

Neurons are associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior - or intelligence. On the other hand, large carnivoran species have high hunting costs and unreliable feeding patterns, which, given the high metabolic cost of brain neurons, might put them at risk of metabolic constraints regarding how many brain neurons they can afford, especially in the cerebral cortex.

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Ferguson drafted into Test squad to face Windies

He's played six limited over matches for New Zealand but is yet to make his Test debut. They are not flattering but he did impress in the final test last summer, the decider against South Africa in Hamilton last March. They will also have to cope without the injured BJ Watling and Tim Southee, who is on paternity leave. West Indies would face a very different challenge than the one they faced on relatively slower pitches of Zimbabwe.

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Joseph: Paxton Lynch out 2 to 4 weeks with high ankle sprain

The fight was a continuation of a dispute that started last season when Talib ripped Crabtree's chain off during the season finale. The Broncos are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. "I don't know the exact play, but I know that I got hit". Then, in an odd scene, Talib had to leave the field through the Raiders sideline after his ejection.

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Nitish Kumar to ban Padmavati in Bihar until Bhansali clarifies his stand

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to people holding official positions making adverse comments about the Hindi film Padmavati , saying these breached the principle of rule of law.The court also said people in the position of responsibility should not comment on the film as it may prejudice the censor board.

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Oregon State Beavers hire Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith as new coach

He was on Oregon State's 2000 team that went 11-1 and defeated Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl under coach Dennis Erickson. Smith played at Oregon State from 1998 through 2001 before serving as a graduate assistant with the program in 2002 and 2003.

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Health minister Nadda hails WHO's Malaria report

In 2016, governments of endemic countries provided US$ 800 million, representing 31% of total funding. Six percent of the world's new cases of malaria and seven percent deaths caused by the mosquito-borne infectious disease were reported from India as 216 million people in 91 countries were infected in 2016, the World Health Organisation said in a report on Wednesday.

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New Study Links Obesity to Cancers

The team assumed a 10-year lag between risk factor exposure and cancer diagnosis, so used 2002 data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration and 2012 GLOBOCAN cancer incidence data from the 175 countries for which both were available. Of 14,067,894 reported cancer cases in 2012, 280,100 (2%) were attributed to diabetes alone, 544,300 (3.9%) were attributed to a high BMI alone, and 792,600 (5.6%) were attributed to both.

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Paytm Payments Bank inaugurated today; here's a look at its key features

Defending the Ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday took a dig at the previous UPA government and asked why it did not take action against loan defaulters. Last month the government said it will recapitalise state-owned lenders with Rs 2.11 lakh crore over the next two years. Paytm ka ATM refers to any merchant and corner stores which have been turned into cash withdrawal points and use Aadhaar as the base, such as ...

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Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton

Some prominent Ghanaian, including former President Jerry John Rawlings, said black Africans were all equal under the regime of the former Libyan leader Brother Muamar Al Gaddafi and called for an immediate stoppage to inhuman treatment of African migrants in Libya .

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Research shows samples from alleged 'yetis' are likely from bears

One sample studied by the team consisted of a preserved scrap of skin from the hand or paw of a Yeti , which turned out to be from an Asian black bear . Just as the okapi , discovered in 1901, was reportedly fabled as an "African unicorn", for instance, or remains of Australia's megafauna could have given rise to Aboriginal myths such as the Giant Devil Dingo.

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Pick-me-up as Viagra to be sold over the counter

Over the past 5 years, investigators from MHRA have seized more than £50 million of unlicensed and counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines. NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck said: "We welcome the MHRA's decision to make sildenafil available behind the counter at pharmacies, after a consultation".

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CDC: HIV Being Diagnosed Sooner After Infection

A little over 50 percent of those who do not know they are infected live in southern states, according to CDC. Among high risk individuals, many reported not being tested in the prior year, including 29 percent of gay and bisexual men, 42 percent of people who inject drugs and 59 percent of heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV .