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USDA On Alert For Deadly Strain Of Avian Flu Found In China

A case of avian influenza has been detected in a commercial poultry flock in western Kentucky. The affected premises is under quarantine, and the flock of approximately 22,000 hens was depopulated as a precautionary measure, Dr. Olson says it's good Tennessee state officials have taken the lead to help poultry producers with any HPAI concerns. Don't haul disease home - Clean vehicles and cages.

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More babies in strollers, cribs winding up in ER

Those statistics worry the study's senior author, Dr. Gary Smith, the director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio. Infants got hurt because they fell when they were in one of these nursery products . That led researchers to work with lawmakers and manufacturers to devise tougher safety standards and product revisions - like making the walkers too wide to fit through doorways.

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RIP Omsin, The Coin-Eating Turtle

Nantarika Chansue , a veterinarian surgeon who removed 11 pounds of coins from the turtle's stomach on March 6, according to the Daily Mail . The turtle swallowed 915 coins that tourists threw into the pond. After the initial operation, a gap left in Omsin's stomach caused her intestine to become strangled, blocking blood flow. Her operation had been reportedly crowdfunded though donations by the Thai public, which is now questioning the practice of throwing coins into water bodies for good ...

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CBS Renews The Big Bang Theory for Two More Years

For The Big Bang Theory , where the actors are also entitled to share in the show's profit, their own high salaries effectively undermine the network's ability to deliver a profit on the show. Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are reportedly not yet confirmed to reprise their role for the next seasons of " The Big Bang Theory ". "Every time the big bang theory gets renewed I die a little inside", said a fan.

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Medicos toast tests of new cholesterol drug

More cautious doctors insisted they needed proof that it prevents heart attacks and strokes. However, most of the patients who require the drug can not afford it because it costs a whopping $ 14,523 every year. Due to its steep pricing, most medical insurances do not want to pay for the drug. After a follow-up period of around two years, it showed that the risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary revascularisation was cut by 27%, 21% and 22%, respectively.

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No reports of avian flu in local poultry, but farmers taking precautions

The USDA on March 5 confirmed that one was the United States' first infection of highly pathogenic flu in commercial poultry in a year. In 2014 and 2015, a US avian flu outbreak required the slaughter of 50 million chickens (mostly egg-laying hens) and turkeys.

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Rio state to vaccinate population against yellow fever

While viral transmission of yellow fever has been limited to forest dwelling mosquitoes in jungle areas, these regions are close to major urban centers like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. "The yellow fever outbreak in Brazil is yet another reminder of the dangers posed by mosquito-borne diseases around the world", said Erin Staples, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC .

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Young South Koreans are jubilant over their president's firing

In a televised ruling , acting chief justice Lee Jung-mi said Park's "violation of the country's constitution and law were grave enough to warrant her permanent ouster". Park supporters, gathered near Seoul's Constitutional Court and reportedly numbering in the thousands, were hemmed by a ring of police officers and vehicles.

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History of exercise helps prevent heart disease after breast cancer

To clarify this issue, the researchers analysed consumption of isoflavone by 6,235 women who had breast cancer. Though getting your hair coloured may feel nice for a while but it exposes you to the risk of breast cancer, just like using hormonal contraceptives do, warn researchers.

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High wind warning for Mid-Michigan

Packard says this is the worst power outage Consumers Energy has seen since December 2015. Estimates of power restoration will available sometime on Thursday, DTE said. "We got that restored pretty quickly", Lynch said, adding the BLP had another tree fall across its line near USA 41 South and Main Street in Harvey, which was a reason for most of the outages toward the south end of its system.

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Gboard For Android New Features Include GIF And Emoji Suggestions

Some languages will likely work better than others here, thanks to a big update Google Translate recently received which brought Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT) to more languages across the Translate platform. You'll get access to emoji and GIF suggestions while you type, improved voice typing , more keyboard themes, as well as access to Google Translate. A bit further down the feature list, but still important, is the addition of new themes to customize Gboard and a ...

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Mumps now reported at three separate TDSB schools

What was previously considered a "cluster" is now a confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious mumps disease at suburban Barrington High School, Lake County Health Department officials announced Tuesday. "We've done some thorough cleaning of our facilities, especially over the weekend when no one was in the building, we were cleaning with a bleach based solution and focusing on the high touch areas like door knobs, bathrooms tables and chairs", said Morgan Delack of Barrington School District ...

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Manchester City ease to win over struggling Sunderland

Sterling's pass released Silva from halfway and his perfectly-weighted through ball allowed Sane to out-pace the labouring Billy Jones before beating Pickford with a low angled drive from 12 yards. The Sky Blues return to action Wednesday at home against Stoke and will then look to extend their clean-sheet streak with a FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough.

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Science proves it: People pee in the pool

A scientific study of swimming pools and hot tubs in Canada has found a large pool of about 830,000 litres could contain up to 75 litres of urine . Reportedly, the artificial sweetener was found in high concentrations in every single one of the pools and hot tubs tested.

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Headstones toppled at Brooklyn Jewish cemetery in 4th incident in two weeks

Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia earlier this month, shortly after over 100 headstones were vandalized at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. An NYPD hate-crime task force is investigating whether the incident was intentional. The rash of vandalism and bomb threats have stirred fears of a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States since Donald Trump's election as president in January.

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Shiv Sena declares names of candidates for BMC mayor, deputy mayor's posts

Now it's clear that the BMC mayor will be from the Shiv Sena as BJP has decided not to contest for the mayor's post and respect the BMC election mandate given by Mumbaikars. The move would pave the way for a Shiv Sena mayor to sail through easily at the elections to be held on March 8. THE report on the draft Development Plan (DP) 2014-2034 submitted by the planning committee has become the latest bone of contention between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, with the latter opposing a Metro Rail ...

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Mesa County Health Department sees highest flu activity in 5 years

The county says while children under six months old can not get a flu shot, there are other ways to protect them. Flu can be a serious illness for the elderly, children younger than 5, pregnant women, and people with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease.

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Charlotte Maxeke Hospital roof collapses during construction work

A rescue effort is underway at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital after the floor of the reception area collapsed, News24 reported on Thursday. A portion of the roof of the hospital collapsed on Thursday afternoon. "A spokesman from the Gauteng province Department of Health said: "[We] can confirm that there has been a structural collapse at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital today (2 March, 2017).

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Patrick Boland, an oncologist who treats colorectal cancer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in NY, was not involved with the research but says that, while "provocative", the data are too preliminary to recommend large-scale changes in screening age.

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Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia target of vandalism

Jim McReynolds of the police department's Northeast Detectives Division. People from across the country have reached out in the wake of extensive vandalism at the cemetery. "But the fact that there's so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted", he told the station. "I don't know what would make somebody do this", said Rosenberg.

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Little Tikes recalls toddler swings after reports of injuries

The injuries include abrasions, bruises, cuts, and bumps to the head, according to the commission, as well as two reports of broken arms. The swings were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and the Little Tikes website , along with other nationwide retailers, for approximately $25.

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ADPH investigating after several University of Alabama students come down with mumps

Federal officials said Thursday that they are looking into whether mumps immunity decreases over time and whether there would be benefits to a third dose. On occasion, mumps can cause serious problems like meningitis, brain swelling, and deafness. Mumps is an airborne virus. Those numbers are up from 14 confirmed cases on Wednesday.

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Testosterone therapy benefits elusive, major studies find

All of the men in the United States trials were 65 or older and had moderately low testosterone levels, but with no obvious medical cause. Some studies that mine medical records - including one in Tuesday's JAMA Internal Medicine - have found men taking it have fewer heart problems.

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Bill Looks to Reduce State Income Tax Rate to 3.9%

We wanted to produce legislation that was going to bring income tax relief to the hard-working taxpayers of this state", House Speaker Tom Leonard told reporters. Conservatives who were pushing the tax cut say it should return to 3.9 percent where it was back in 2007. That never happened because Snyder and the GOP-led Legislature in 2011 froze the rate at 4.25 percent while slashing the main business tax, taxing retirement income and making other tax changes.

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Owning a Cat Does Not Cause Mental Illness, Study Finds

The new study looked at almost 5,000 people in the United Kingdom who were born between 1991 and 1992 and followed them until the age of 18. It had previously been thought that owning a cat could cause psychiatric problems, with felines the primary host of the common parasite Toxoplasma Gondii ( T.