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Medicine Denton County health officials report three more flu-related deaths
Author: 0 Denton County health officials report three more flu-related deaths

Three more Mainers died from the flu last week, bringing the seasonal total to 55, according to new data from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Jefferson County Public Schools is among those districts. There have been 17,375 confirmed cases, compared to 57 at this time past year, according to the county.

Medicine High Court Case Doesn't Directly Affect Federal Unions
Author: 0 High Court Case Doesn't Directly Affect Federal Unions

Yet for decades, many states have infringed upon those rights because big labor unions demanded it. The case concerns the constitutionality of union "agency fees"-the requirement that public service employees in some states pay the equivalent of dues even if they opt out of joining a union".

Medicine IL sees low lung cancer response stats
Author: 0 IL sees low lung cancer response stats

Doctors recommend smokers between the ages of 55 and 70 and those who have been smoking for 30 years should be screened for lung cancer. "While we have seen some advancements in lung cancer treatment options and a new method of early detection, the burden of lung cancer is not the same everywhere", said Kathy Drea, vice president of advocacy for the ALA in IL.

Medicine Listeria outbreak traced back to Riverina farm
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The elderly patients come from New South Wales (six), Victoria (one) and Queensland (three). Rockmelons and watermelons have been repeatedly linked to previous cases of listeria , including an outbreak that killed 33 Americans in 2011.

Medicine US Olympic CEO resigns: Scott Blackmun cites health concerns
Author: 0 US Olympic CEO resigns: Scott Blackmun cites health concerns

Despite recently being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Blackmum has been blamed for not doing more to keep young gymnasts safe. Scott Blackmun , former CEO of the U.S. "Under his leadership, USOC has focused almost all its efforts on money and medals while the safety of our athletes has taken a back seat", said attorney John Manly , who represents numerous victims.

Medicine United States preparing to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia - Lavrov
Author: 0 United States preparing to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia - Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergi Lavrov said on Wednesday that Syria has eliminated its chemical weapons stockpiles and placed them under worldwide control, despite "absurd claims" against the Assad government. Article II prohibits non-nuclear states from receiving the weapons. But Lavrov repeated Russia's position on the matter on Wednesday. "In these circumstances, the availability of ready to use tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, the U.S.

Medicine Oregon's Ionescu named Pac-12 Player of the Year
Author: 0 Oregon's Ionescu named Pac-12 Player of the Year

A year later, OR and Ionescu return to Seattle looking to resolve some unfinished business. It was a road win in Boulder for the 27-4 Ducks. Both Oregon and Oregon State, seeded 1 and 3 respectively, play their first games Friday. As it stands now, the Beavers' RPI isn't good enough, but a marquee win (or wins) against teams like Stanford, Oregon, or UCLA would perhaps boost the Beavers' RPI just enough to secure a hosting bid.

Medicine Nonsmokers want time off to make up for co-workers' cigarette breaks
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But a survey done by e-cigarette maker Halo suggests there's a big divide in the workforce over the fairness of allowing some staff members to stand on the street and smoke while others remain at their desk working. Piala also wanted to discourage smoking in a country where it is much commoner and part of the workplace culture then in the U.S. An estimated 36.5 million adults in the USA smoke.

Medicine Big Ten tournament: Empty house? Maybe Thursday's matchups will liven things up
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The predictions were that Ohio State would finish near the bottom of the conference, not one of the top four teams with a double bye. "The games at Madison Square Garden, it's a fantastic place to play". I'm looking forward to seeing if Purdue and Michigan State can continue their dominance, along with seeing how the surprising Ohio State Buckeyes will fare.

Medicine Dade superintendent dramatically rejects mayor's offer to lead city's schools
Author: 0 Dade superintendent dramatically rejects mayor's offer to lead city's schools

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho talks with a school board member after he announced he will turn down the New York City schools chancellor position on Thursday. Several people cracked jokes comparing NY and Miami winters. "I owe them our success", he said. "The very first was to leave my country", said Carvalho, who was born in Portugal.

Medicine 'The Voice' Recap: Season 14 Kicks Off With Epic Blind Auditions
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Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts. The Voice blind auditions continue Monday at 8 p.m. Oh-em-effing-gee, can we take a moment to praise whoever made the decision to add Kelly Clarkson as a coach? Hey, in case you weren't tuned into FOX on September 4, 2002, and can't admit to openly weeping at sight of the then-20-year-old Clarkson winning the inaugural season of American Idol , know this: she is built for ...

Medicine Pres. Trump voices support for certain gun control measures
Author: 0 Pres. Trump voices support for certain gun control measures

He believes gun safety should be taught to children beginning at 5 years old. The president also doubled down Wednesday on his intent to get rid of "bump stocks", saying they will "be gone shortly". Republicans have instead been leaning towards modest legislation created to improve the background system already in place. The 14 students and three adult educators killed were shot with a semi-automatic AR-15-style assault weapon, which the authorities say was purchased legally a year ago by ...

Medicine Browns' Hue Jackson wants Josh Gordon in Cleveland a long time
Author: 0 Browns' Hue Jackson wants Josh Gordon in Cleveland a long time

Who might be interested in dialing him? The Browns traded down in 2014 and 2016, passing on an opportunity to draft Carson Wentz in 2016. "My door is wide open", Dorsey said at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday when asked if he would consider trading one or both picks to acquire more selections.

Medicine Uber offers free rides to storm evacuees in Santa Barbara County
Author: 0 Uber offers free rides to storm evacuees in Santa Barbara County

A mandatory evacuation order was issued Thursday for some fire burned portions of Southern California in anticipation of an upcoming storm with possible flooding and debris flow, officials said. "Community members should check with their neighbors to see if they need help to evacuate". "You should start leaving now", Mr Brown said, adding that sheriff's deputies were being dispatched to areas at the highest risk.

Medicine Panthers cut RB Stewart after 10 seasons
Author: 0 Panthers cut RB Stewart after 10 seasons

Stewart was the team's leading rusher last season, and he racked up nearly 250 yards more than McCaffrey did in his rookie season. Stewart has spent his entire 10-year National Football League career with the Panthers, who drafted him 13 overall in 2008.

Medicine CDC: 1 in 14 USA women smoked while pregnant in 2016
Author: 0 CDC: 1 in 14 USA women smoked while pregnant in 2016

Older women - those ages 30 and older - and those with some college or an associates degree were less likely to smoke in pregnancy than younger and less educated women, the report found. The lowest rates were in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Washington, D.C. -all of them had a less than 5% smoking rate for pregnant women.

Medicine AAA: Gas prices likely to increase in the spring
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A new report says gas prices and temperature share something in common - they'll be going up this spring. Gas prices for the month of February are their highest in four years. USA and Idaho gas prices have been within a nickel of each other for most of the winter and, currently, Idaho ranks 17th for the most expensive pump prices in the country.