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The Flu Nearly Reached Epidemic Levels This Season

Hays County Local Health Department Epidemiologist Eric Schneider said flu season is technically September through April. According to Public Health Canada's FluWatch report , influenza activity is spiking in Canada. The Denton County Public Health department offers low-priced immunizations to those who qualify. However, the state does track pediatric deaths. Last week it reported that as of December 30, there have been 13 reported cases of influenza-related intensive care unit admission.

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3 out of 5 who try a cigarette 'become smokers'

The results also didn't show how long these people took up smoking for. New analysis of survey data suggests that almost 61% of people who try their first cigarette become daily smokers , at least temporarily. "Tobacco use starts in childhood for two-thirds of smokers in the United Kingdom, and this study suggests that even trying a cigarette becomes regular use in most cases ", she added.

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Ibuprofen linked to male infertility

This resulted in hypogonadism , which is associated with infertility and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart failure. However, Kristensen emphasises that despite the results of the study , men should not stop taking the drug.

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Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood. The weather cancellations are in addition to seasonal illnesses, such as the flu and hectic holiday schedules that contributed to more than 28,000 fewer donations than what the Red Cross needed in November and December.

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CAT 2017 Results Declared Today

Fun fact: Two years ago also IIMs had announced CAT result on 8th January . Pramod Beri, a native of Phagwara and a final-year student of BCom at Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, has scored the ideal 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) for post-graduate management courses, results of which were declared on Monday.

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Graham Roberts sends message to Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane on Twitter

The chance boosted Wimbledon and the buoyant travelling fans packed into one corner of Wembley, and they continued to frustrate the hosts up until the break, with Long making fine saves from Kane and Lamela. The Premier League side had to wait until midway through the second half to open the scoring, but once the stalemate had been broken, Spurs rode out comfortable 3-0 winners.