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Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Fein after Gerry Adams steps down

A new poll gauging people's opinion on the Gerry Adams' successor-to-be has found that, while some people may be swayed by her leadership, most will not. Earlier, Mr Adams had told the crowd the current political atmosphere in Northern Ireland was "very toxic", adding: "In my view, this is not good for anyone expect a small minority of bigots".

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Two more adults die of flu in Monroe County

OK FluView states reports there have been 1,429 hospitalizations and deaths for influenza-associated reasons. In addition, the very young (0-4 years old) and school age children have been affected. Despite funding cuts and enrollment hurdles, the number of Texans who signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is on pace to match last year's total.

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Australian Open 2018: Women's Day 3 Review

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina revealed she had been dealing with injury issues at the Australian Open after successfully negotiating a tricky second round match against Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday. The pair has never practiced, "because it's like her second women's tournament in her life". She looked out for the count, and was struggling afterwards to work out how she survived 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 against a player ranked 119.

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North, South Korea to march under single 'united' flag at Olympics

Further, North and South Korea will form their first joint Olympic team (that is, a woman's hockey team). The announcement was made following talks between the two sides at the truce village of Panmunjom - near where a North Korean soldier defected across the border in November.

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Wal-Mart launches programme to safely dispose of unused opioids

It can be used on medication in any form, including pills, powders, capsules, liquids, tablets and patches. Existing pharmacy patients can also request a free DisposeRx packet at any time, including at the upcoming Walmart Wellness Day event scheduled for January 20 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

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Car goes airborne, slams into second floor of California office

The police said the Los Angeles County Fire Department utilized a functional forklift and wrecker to take the auto back to the ground. The auto was northbound on French Street at a high speed. The driver admitted to using narcotics and was admitted to a hospital for observation, Santa Ana police said. And the vehicle lodged there as cops and rescuers arrived to extinguish a small fire and help extract one of the occupants, the Orange County Fire Authority noted in a series of tweets.

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OR physicians urge flu patients to call first due to overcrowding

Jernigan said that in 2014-15, the last severe flu season in the United States, that number reached 6% at this point in the flu season. January is the month when the flu season takes its firm hold on MI, with flu symptoms hitting earlier this year than in the past three years, said Danielle Steplowski, epidemiologist for the Genesee County Health Department.

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Coli outbreak in US: Likely source is leafy greens

The CDC said that six of the seven new cases occurred within the time frame of all the other reported incidents, between November 15 and December 8. Exposure to romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of the outbreak, but the cause of contamination has not been determined.

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Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Tarrant County

Stay home until you recover. "There is no magic treatment to improve your symptoms rapidly". The 2017-18 flu season in OH and nationally is looking similar to what was seen during the 2014-15 flu season which at the time was the most severe flu season in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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Just 'trying' 1 cigarette? You could become daily smoker

The study is published in the journal Nicotine And Tobacco Research . The researchers found that more than half of the respondents (60%) had tried a cigarette and 69% of these people went on to smoking daily for some time. We've found that the conversion rate from "first time smoker" to "daily smoker" is surprisingly high, which helps confirm the importance of preventing cigarette experimentation in the first place.

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Study links ibuprofen to infertility

A popular pain medication often popped by men who suffer minors aches and pains related to sports may be linked to infertility, according to a new study . He said that the safety of Ibuprofen has been proven by decades of study and real-world use. The team focused on ibuprofen and its effects on adults as further research.

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SBI may cut minimum balance requirement to Rs 1000 in urban areas

It may be noted that that the SBI garnered through fines was more than lender's net profit of Rs 1,581.55 crore in July-September quarter and almost half of the Rs 3,586 crore profit in April-September period. From April 1, 2017, the bank had reintroduced the monthly average balance (MAB) charges after a gap of five years. This is same to those for metro city SBI customers.

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ESA encourages World Health Organization to reconsider 'Gaming Disorder' classification

As Cinemablend notes, the decision by the World Health Organization to label gaming as a disorder is being taken seriously by those in the community for fear that it would lead to further stigmatization. This would be "a good thing", he said.Gentile has studied gaming disorder since 1999 and "at that time I was trying to show that it wasn't a problem", he said.

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USA cancer death rates are dropping

Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, said in a statement. The statistics indicated more than a 22-year drop in deaths from the disease. The 1.7 percent decrease means that almost 2.4 million fewer people died of the disease in that period. The report also includes the effect of cancer on Hispanic and Asian Americans.

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President Buhari to broadcast to nation on Monday

Earlier report on Saturday had claimed that three dead persons were included in the list. He said the president requested for the submission of 50 names each by the state chapters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2015, which were later compiled by the national secretariat of the party.

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World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness

It's only if the behavior is severe enough "to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning", according to the draft . At that time, people spent 6.3 hours per week playing video games. The WHO charactised a gaming disorder as a "pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" both on or offline.

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James Harrison rumors: Linebacker visits with New England Patriots

The Patriots and Steelers played in one of the best games of the National Football League regular season back in Week 15, with the Pats emerging victorious under some dubious circumstances to swipe the top spot in the AFC. With his best days behind him, Harrison seemed destined to call it a career soon and settle into a long career as a TV personality on a pregame show somewhere.

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BJP's show of strength in Gujarat as Rupani takes oath

Rupani and some one-and-a-half dozen other ministers were administered the oath of office by Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli at a grand ceremony in state capital Gandhinagar, attended by Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh , BJP chief Amit Shah and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states.

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Website says Noles not eligible for bowl game

The Florida State Seminoles have surprisingly only lost one game so far during the 2017-18 season, as they recently fell to the Oklahoma State Cowboys by just one point. The Seminoles rescheduled the game, which had been postponed indefinitely due to Hurricane Irma, to give the players a chance to play their way into the postseason and continue the streak.

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Flu activity in Kentucky now 'widespread'

The number is slightly higher than this time previous year, but influenza activity tends to increase in December. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity. An annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. "It's not too late to get vaccinated, and the vaccine will help not only you, but protect those around you as well".

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Beat glaucoma with TEA

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 3406 USA women aged over 40, researchers found that women who had their ovaries removed and used HRT had a 9% lower risk of developing glaucoma. "However, as this study looked at many dietary factors and is only a snapshot taken at a single time point, further longer term studies in the United Kingdom and other populations are needed, to see if tea drinking really does protect us from glaucoma".

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New Castle County man first flu death of Delaware's 2017-2018 season

Over the last three seasons, there have been 19 pediatric influenza deaths in NY and an average of 11,183 influenza-related hospitalizations each season. Individuals and families without health insurance should check with their county health department to find out if local clinics will be held to provide free or low-priced vaccinations.

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'Man flu' is real, researcher claims

The study examined the rate of hospital admission of men with reported flu and women with reported flu, they found evidence that adult men have a higher risk of hospital admission and higher rates of deaths associated with flu compared with women, regardless of underlying disease.

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North County Again Target For Lake Effect Snow

East of Lake Ontario, with its broader fetch and more favorable wind direction, higher accumulations are in the cards. Snow flurries will cross the region again this evening and overnight as another weak disturbance pushes through the area.

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Connecticut Reports its First Flu-Related Death This Season

This flu season , there have already been five pediatric deaths in the USA due to flu. "This is more typical of what we see most years", Shahab said. "A universal vaccine would use conserved proteins of the virus - so it wouldn't change - or would change very little and then we would have the immunity for a long time", said Dr.