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Flu Declared 'Prevalent' In New York

The announcement means that health-care workers who are not vaccinated against the flu must now wear surgical masks in areas where patients are present, the Health Department said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots annually for everyone at least 6 months old. The flu vaccine is especially beneficial to children, the elderly, people with underlying chronic disease, such as heart disease, and women during and after pregnancy, he added.

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Man faces DUI charge, but only had caffeine in his system

Nearly 18 months later, Schwab is preparing to go to trial. An agent of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was concerned as the driver almost collided with her. “I have not been provided with any evidence to support a theory of prosecution for a substance other than caffeine at this time, ” she said. "Nor I have received any statements, reports, etc documenting any ongoing investigation since the [toxicology report] dated 18 November 2015".

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Scientists have discovered a successful ebola vaccine

The Ebola vaccine trial was led by the World Health Organization , the Guinean Health Ministry, Norway's Institute of Public Health and other institutions. A vaccine, however, can protect them. "That might be better suited to immunise health workers in advance of an outbreak", Kieny said. "So you are one step quicker than the transmission of the disease".

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Gas prices starting to level off

But the aggressive run-up in gas prices we've seen in December will likely stall out early next year, he said. The New York State average is $2.47 per gallon, up 4 cents from last week. The Dearborn-based auto club says Tuesday that the lowest average price was about $2.33 per gallon in the Benton Harbor area in southwestern MI. There are an estimated 93.6 million Americans hitting the road from just before Christmas to after New Year's Day, according to AAA .

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'Please Save My Life,' Indian Priest Appeals From Captivity In Yemen

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has said that the Indian government would spare no effort to secure the release of abducted Kerala priest Fr Tom Uzhunnalil. MEA says rescue efforts on, govt in touch with Yemen. Addressing President of India and Prime Minister he said: "I am very sad that nothing has been done seriously in his regard".

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Jennifer Lopez and Drake are reportedly dating

A report by Page Six claims that Lopez actually dropped out of the event in order to spend time with Drake on New Year's Eve. They are not just making sweet music together, it seems like they are also dancing to the same romantic tune. "@champagnepapi #lovehim #jlovegas #ALLIHAVE". Love is in the air this holiday season for the two artists. Earlier this week, J.Lo turned down a $1 million New Year's Eve gig at Miami's E11EVEN nightclub for what her rep described as "personal and family ...