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Women Die In Flooded Van Driven By South Carolina Deputies

Women Die In Flooded Van Driven By South Carolina Deputies

They were going down Highway 76 when the floodwaters began to rise near the Little Pee Dee River, which is a branch of the Lumber River. No official forecast has been given on when the rivers might ...

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Multiple People Killed In Shooting At Rite Aid Distribution Center In Maryland

Multiple People Killed In Shooting At Rite Aid Distribution Center In Maryland

Several people were shot on Thursday in Perryman, Maryland, and residents were asked to avoid the area, according to authorities . An unidentified assailant opened fire Thursday at a warehouse comp...

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Health Department offering stronger flu shots

Health Department offering stronger flu shots

It's especially important for people 65 and older ( 50 and older is recommended by the CDC ) to get the flu shot, since their ability to fight the virus is lower. Influenza season runs from October to...

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FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday. In April the agency launched a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, created to address some of the known public health risks, such as flavors, that contribute to adolescent...

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Emotional farewell begins for US Senator John McCain

Emotional farewell begins for US Senator John McCain

John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington, August 27, 2018. McCain's memorial services will take place over five days in three different cities. That's the time...

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Colyer orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor McCain

Colyer orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor McCain

The absence of a formal communique from the White House has raised eyebrows and was all the more conspicuous after Vice President Mike Pence along with most of the cabinet, Press Secretary Sarah S...

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John McCain, senator and war hero, dies at 81

John McCain, senator and war hero, dies at 81

No further details were immediately provided. McCain's wife, Cindy, wrote on Twitter "my heart is broken". McCain's daughter, Megan, said in a statement that now that her father had passed,"th...

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MA: State Raises West Nile Virus Risk Level

MA: State Raises West Nile Virus Risk Level

Symptoms include fever, rashes and headaches, but complications could also include meningitis. The infected mosquitoes were collected in the town last week. Officials asked residents to remove any s...

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Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

Once you've recorded a certain amount of information, the intention is Google Fit will start to give you tips on where you can fit exercise into your day or how you can increase your heart rate at c...

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First human cases of West Nile virus reported

First human cases of West Nile virus reported

Mosquito activity peaks at dusk and again at dawn. Because of patient privacy rights under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), no additional identifying informatio...

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Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

Nunes announced previous year that he would step aside from his own committee's investigation into Russian interference after the House Ethics Committee said it was examining allegations that he "may ...

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West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States

West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States

The agency didn't release any specific details on the case, but said the virus has been confirmed in mosquitoes throughout the county. Fairfax County health officials said they've seen a "large incr...

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After 11 babies die, Dutch halt Viagra pregnancy study

After 11 babies die, Dutch halt Viagra pregnancy study

Now that it's no longer under patent , the drug is being explored by research companies as a wonder drug for a range of other conditions. Another 90 pregnant women were given a placebo. Kiwi research...

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Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

Trump administration cuts grants to help people get Obamacare

Insurers are already saying the decision will force them to set their premiums even higher in 2019 to make up for this uncertainty, which is likely to price more people out of the market. There is a h...

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US Disputes Report That It Opposed Breastfeeding Resolution

US Disputes Report That It Opposed Breastfeeding Resolution

Department of Health and Human Services in 2008, and still available online, government officials listed multiple benefits for employers that support breastfeeding mothers and their partners. They r...

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words

Judge Brett Kavanaugh: In His Own Words

Wade and make abortion illegal and take away preexisting conditions and that's what he's got", Sen. "He is a brilliant jurist, with a clear and effective writing style, universally regarded as on...

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Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

There will be a parade, live music, food and games. Indian Head fireworks will commence at 9:10 p.m.at Village Green Park. Admission is free, and fireworks are at dusk. Fireworks will take place a...

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U.S. charges 601 people in major health care fraud takedown

U.S. charges 601 people in major health care fraud takedown

In the Southern District of Florida, 124 people were charged with offenses relating to their participation in various fraud schemes involving more than $337 million in false billings for services incl...

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US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

The move marks several firsts. The good marijuana news for GWPH is that the organization is giving its approval to Epidiolex . Indiana's Attorney General is praising the FDA for approving...

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Parasitic guest made itself at home in woman's face

Parasitic guest made itself at home in woman's face

Five days later, the lump had moved to above her left eye. The woman first noticed the parasite under her eye. According to the New England Journal of Medicine , she told doctors the nodules appe...

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Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

But this doesn't bother the spiritual head of the biggest ashram or retreat in Rishikesh, the Indian city on the banks of the holy Ganges river considered the world yoga capital. The theme for Intern...

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Theresa may speech: PM claims taxpayers will fund £20billion NHS boost

Theresa may speech: PM claims taxpayers will fund £20billion NHS boost

The infamous "We send the European Union £350 million a week: let's fund our NHS instead" slogan plastered on a big red coach by the Leave campaign has always been proven misleading. The NHS budget in...

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Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

The latest version of the ICD was released on Monday to include the condition - which is characterised by "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour which may be online or offline". Hon...

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GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

Back when Republicans were trying to come up with a way to repeal the Affordable Care Act , they quickly realized that while most Americans had only a vague sense of what was in the law, there were...

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How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

Between 1999 and 2016, suicide increased across 49 states, with 25 of those seeing an increase by nearly a third, the CDC's Vital Signs report shows. MA legislators passed a "red flag" gun bill ...

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