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HSE encourages at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine

But the flu is around all year, Epperson explained. These components have been updated from last year's vaccine to better match the strains being seen. The flu vaccine should give a good degree of protection against these strains this winter but the virus can also mutate, making the impact unpredictable.

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Myths about the efficacy of the flu shot must be dispelled

Abby Fisher, financial health coordinator at the Health Education Resource Center and graduate student studying counseling, said getting vaccinated is essential in preventing the flu and encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity provided.

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United States vaping-related deaths rise to 29

As of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) had confirmed 26 deaths across 21 states, including three fatalities each in Alabama and California. Individual states have reported a total of 27 deaths: three in California; two each from Georgia, Kansas and OR; and one each from Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan , Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas , Utah and Virginia.

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Nyeri County to offer free breast cancer checks for 30 days

Raymond Handling Solutions (RHSI) and Handling Systems, each a Raymond Sales and Service Center, will hold the sixth annual Pink Pallet Jack Project online auction in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from October 17 through 27. Although the disease is far more pervasive among women, approximately 500 men also will die from breast cancer this year. "Survival rates for breast cancer continue to improve, likely secondary to improved individualized systemic treatments for breast cancer, ...

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Mental health awareness in Pakistan

The goal is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained professionals to address shortages of mental health services in high-need schools and to provide supports that encompass social and emotional learning, mental wellness, resilience, and positive connections between students and adults.

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Nevada fighting to keep 'zombie deer' from entering state

Although it's possible the disease could spread to humans, according to experts , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been no cases reported of humans contracting it. They said one worrisome scenario is hunters dumping parts from an infected animal, which could lead to ravens or other scavengers spreading the disease.