Time to get the flu shot!

The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Most North American public health organizations look to the southern hemisphere to gage their own flu season. The quadrivalent vaccines are created to protect against the already mentioned viruses plus an additional B virus. "We actually aren't really doing anything different this year than we would any other year because we always go into flu season anticipating ... Read More

One teen dead, one wounded in stabbing at Bronx school

One teen dead, one wounded in stabbing at Bronx school

Barnabas Hospital with injuries to the chest, and the other teen was transported to the hospital "in grave condition" with wounds in the arm and torso. The victims, identified by law enforcement sources as Matthew McCree and Ariane Laboy, were stabbed during a third-period history class, at about 10:45 a.m. Read More

Swallowed Playmobil traffic cone 'in man's lung for 40 years'

Swallowed Playmobil traffic cone 'in man's lung for 40 years'

After coming in over a persistent cough that had a troubled him for over a year, a cone-shaped mass was spotted in the man's lungs via X-ray. However surgery to remove it revealed what it really was - a small traffic cone toy which the man had inadvertently inhaled as a seven-year-old boy. Read More

Repeal of women driving ban tests Saudi reform drive

Repeal of women driving ban tests Saudi reform drive

From next year, women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. The shock announcement is part of Saudi Arabia's ambitious reform push aimed at adapting to a post-oil era and improving a global reputation battered by its human rights record. Read More

Madrid has mishandled Catalan independence vote, European Union warns

Madrid has mishandled Catalan independence vote, European Union warns

Spain's Constitutional Court suspended the law calling for the referendum and police have cracked down on preparations for the vote. Shouting "we will vote" and "no pasaran" (Spanish for "they shall not pass"), independence supporters started their gathering on Wednesday morning after police detained 14 Catalan government officials. Read More

Sensex ends flat in cautious trade ahead of Fed's outcome

Sensex ends flat in cautious trade ahead of Fed's outcome

The gauge had shed 21.39 points in the previous session. FII's passive trading approach with capital inflow limited to primary market and debt also might have weighed down the momentum. Reddy's Lab, up 3.33 per cent at Rs 2,313.60; Tata Steel , up 1.64 per cent at Rs 687.65; ITC, up 1.27 per cent at Rs 271.20; Wipro, up 1.07 per cent at Rs 292; and State Bank of India , up 1.03 per cent at Rs 270.55. Read More

How a 'satirical' social media post landed Martin Shkreli in jail

How a 'satirical' social media post landed Martin Shkreli in jail

Shkreli had written on Facebook that he'd happily dole out $5,000 to anyone who plucked out Secretary Clinton's hair during her book tour . Shkreli is awaiting sentencing after he was convicted August 4 on three of eight counts in a securities fraud trial. Read More

US Approves First Gene Therapy for Young Leukemia Patients

US Approves First Gene Therapy for Young Leukemia Patients

The historic action makes the first gene therapy available in the United States. The price may be high for auto T-cell therapy, but it is important to weigh the costs against the potential benefits for patients, Gwen Nichols, MD, chief medical officer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, said in an interview with OncLive. Read More

Kohli, Rohit tons set up India's charge to 375

Kohli, Rohit tons set up India's charge to 375

Malinga has got his one more wicket and reached 300 wickets in his career and placed fifth in the history. Angelo Mathews claimed Rohit's wicket at 104. Kohli raced to his half-century off 38 balls even as their 50 partnership came off 46 balls. Dhoni combined well with Manish Pandey to take India close to the 400-run mark. Read More

Anticipating Hurricane Harvey's Effect on West Nile and Zika

Anticipating Hurricane Harvey's Effect on West Nile and Zika

Residents of Patterson can expect increased spraying for mosquitos from Cajun Mosquito Control after the Louisiana State University Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab confirmed a positive West Nile chicken within the city limits. Dr. Soule said that, although there is no cure for an infection with West Nile virus, and no vaccine is now available, there are ways to prevent it. Read More

Goa CM Parrikar wins in Panaji, counting underway in Bawana, Nandyal & Valpoi

Goa CM Parrikar wins in Panaji, counting underway in Bawana, Nandyal & Valpoi

Predictably, Parrikar is selling the bypoll victory as an "endorsement" of his government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Labour Minister Gopal Rai , who has been heading the party's Delhi unit since the recent MCD poll debacle, attributed the success to the AAP's track record in governance. Read More

CDC: Teen overdose deaths on the rise

CDC: Teen overdose deaths on the rise

Jill Sokolnicki, a counselor at South Community - a behavioral healthcare facility - said: "It is like Russian roulette". New research from the CDC shows the overdose death rate for kids between the ages of 15 and 19 rose in 2015 after years of decline. Read More

Solar eclipse will cut out North American solar power for 90 minutes

We know the eclipse is coming in the afternoon of August 21 , but if you're looking for a more precise time, visit this link to find a tool developed by Xavier Jubier at Eclipse2017.org. Officials at the Kopernik Observatory say it may come closer to our area giving us a higher chance to view it within the totality. "We haven't had an eclipse cross the United States like this in almost 100 years", says CfA spokesperson Tyler Jump. Read More

Tax-free weekend offers relief for back-to-school shoppers

Tax-free weekend offers relief for back-to-school shoppers

For three days, Oklahoma shoppers pay no sales tax on shoes and clothing less than $100 dollars, which some think helps low-income families save on back-to-school shopping. The 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott . Because of that, Boehnke disputes the non-partisan Legislative Services Commission's estimates that OH will lose $14.7 million dollars in tax revenue this weekend. Read More

Hamburg Mayor Calls for Swifter Deportations Following Attack

Hamburg Mayor Calls for Swifter Deportations Following Attack

Voss said. German news website Spiegel Online has named the man as Ahmad A, reporting that he had contact with the Islamist scene in Hamburg . He added that while there could have been an Islamist motive for the attack, the suspect also suffered from psychological problems. Read More

'Let us take our Charlie home to die'

At the heart of the controversy is Charlie Gard , a young infant in the United Kingdom who suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease (mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome). Under British law, children have rights independent of their parents, and it is usual for courts to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the treatment of a child - such as cases where a parent's religious beliefs prohibit blood transfusions. Read More

Bakersfield Firefighters Bring Nearly Dead Dog Back to Life

Bakersfield Firefighters Bring Nearly Dead Dog Back to Life

Firefighters came to the rescue and tried to revive the dog, as his owner looked on. It worked. According to the fire department's Facebook post , they "revived the pet using a specialized animal oxygen mask and high flow oxygen". After searching inside, firefighters pulled Jack from the house and laid him in the front garden. "I thought Jack was going to die", department spokesperson John Frando told the Associated Press. Read More

United States survive, but Bruce Arena not pleased with effort vs. El Salvador

United States survive, but Bruce Arena not pleased with effort vs. El Salvador

We didn't deal with the physicality. The Americans have won the biannual regional championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean five times since 1991, with their most recent title in 2013. "I'm sure Concacaf will do what they're supposed to do", Howard said. "I just tried to keep it simple, but the first pass back to Tim [Howard] was not very good at all". Read More

Does health care vote delay help or hurt its chances?

The original Senate bill proposed spending $2 billion to address the opioid epidemic - a drop in the bucket when it comes to addressing a crisis that is ravaging communities and ripping the heart out of our country. The Fix's Aaron Blake has documented how Republicans don't feel strongly about this health-care bill as it plods its way through Congress: A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that just 18 percent of Republicans strongly approved of it, while 11 percent disapproved strongly. Read More

Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

Army Vets Last Wish: Call or Text Me

Doctors told Hernandez and his wife Ernestine that there is nothing more they can do except to try to make his final days more comfortable, and a big part of that comfort is to see that he's happy. "Ernestine said his low spirits "broke my heart", adding, "[Lee's] speech is not very well, so many people didn't take much interest or want to talk with him". Read More

'No single sentence which points out corruption committed by Nawaz Sharif'

'No single sentence which points out corruption committed by Nawaz Sharif'

But Pakistan "does not need and can not afford the distraction of an incumbent Prime Minister fighting corruption charges in the courts". The JIT , which included experts from civilian and military intelligence agencies, summoned and questioned Sharif and his children about their family assets and contacted governments overseas before finalizing the report. Read More

Burhan Wani's martyrdom infused new spirit in Kashmir freedom movement: Nawaz Sharif

Burhan Wani's martyrdom infused new spirit in Kashmir freedom movement: Nawaz Sharif

Burhan Wani , a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group best known for appearing on social media in military fatigues to urge young people to join the fight against Indian forces, was killed in southern Kashmir on July 8 a year ago. Read More

End-of-life prescription drugs taken by 111 Californians previous year

End-of-life prescription drugs taken by 111 Californians previous year

Of the 111 people who chose to use the law, 75.6 percent were between 60 and 89 years old, according to the CDPH, and 58.6 percent of those who took advantage of the law were diagnosed with terminal cancer. Doctors did not report the results of the remaining 59 prescriptions. Twenty-one more patients died before they could take the drugs. State officials warn that people should be cautious in drawing hasty conclusions from this report, as it only covers six months of data. Read More

Kiwi America's Cup domination - What can ORACLE TEAM USA do about it?

Kiwi America's Cup domination - What can ORACLE TEAM USA do about it?

Because of the weird scoring system, Team NZ only leads 1-0 in the best of 13 series, but will need eight wins to take the cup. Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand survived two heartstopping moments to win the first two races of the 35th America's Cup against Jimmy Spithill and two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA on the Great Sound on Saturday. Read More

AirAsia World Champions for Ninth Time at Skytrax

AirAsia World Champions for Ninth Time at Skytrax

The airline won the Best Staff Service Award as part of the highly acclaimed global awards held at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. AirAsia was named the world's best low-priced airline, while Garuda Indonesia can officially claim the world's top cabin crew . Read More