Flu season expected to be extra bad this year

Flu season is in full swing, but it's not going to be a fun winter for those in the South. Getting your flu shot can also contribute to "herd immunity" - less cases of the flu overall means more protection for the most vulnerable people in the... More..

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'Tragedy King' Dilip Kumar turns 95
by | Monday, December 11, 2017

'Tragedy King' Dilip Kumar turns 95

Also the King Khan tweets on the 95th Birth anniversary of Dilip Sahab, "Here's wishing thespian @ TheDilipKumar avery happy birthday". This year may be an exception (with a get-together with close friends a...More..

I'm A Celebrity victor Georgia Toffolo: I haven't paid my rent
by | Monday, December 11, 2017

I'm A Celebrity victor Georgia Toffolo: I haven't paid my rent

The 23-year-old had been odds-on favourite to win the show, but admitted she was shocked to win. However last week the eliminations started and now just Iain, Toff and Jamie remain ahead of tonight's final. "...More..

Storm Caroline causes school closures and travel disruption on United Kingdom arrival
by | Sunday, December 10, 2017

Storm Caroline causes school closures and travel disruption on United Kingdom arrival

Rail passengers also faced disruption, with trains cancelled after a trampoline blew onto the line in East Renfrewshire and services suspended elsewhere. Conditions will start to turn wet and blustery, especial...More..

Crystal Palace pay penalty in draw with Bournemouth
by | Sunday, December 10, 2017

Crystal Palace pay penalty in draw with Bournemouth

Crystal Palace's James Tomkins gestures towards team mate Christian Benteke following a penalty miss during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Benteke got hold of the ball. "The next time t...More..

California governor: Fires are 'new normal'
by | Sunday, December 10, 2017

California governor: Fires are 'new normal'

Temporary shelters have been set up at Fallbrook High School, Pala Casino, East Valley Community Center in Escondido and Stagecoach Community Park in Carlsbad. San Diego County was quick to proclaim a state o...More..

Weather warnings remain in place with snow set to continue
by | Saturday, December 09, 2017

Weather warnings remain in place with snow set to continue

Up to 20cm of snow may affect some areas of the United Kingdom this weekend, after parts of the country were hit by snow on Friday morning . For Saturday, the Met Office says snow showers will continue to ...More..

Starving polar bear becomes the harrowing face of climate change
by | Saturday, December 09, 2017

Starving polar bear becomes the harrowing face of climate change

Polar bears are suffering as a result of warming temperatures and melting sea ice because they are losing access to the main staple of their diet, seals. Even so, the polar bear's misery would only have been p...More..

Woman has crescent-shaped eye damage from the eclipse
by | Saturday, December 09, 2017

Woman has crescent-shaped eye damage from the eclipse

During the August solar eclipse, people across the country rushed outside wielding eclipse glasses and various homemade devices so they could stare directly into the sun. Injured eyes can often recover in the m...More..

Polish PM's fate uncertain amid talk of a reshuffle
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Polish PM's fate uncertain amid talk of a reshuffle

The replacement comes at the beginning of what is expected to be a broader government reshuffle to prepare the right-wing party for votes due in the next three years. Senior politicians from the ruling Law and ...More..

Poe urges DOH to closely monitor children immunized with Dengvaxia
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Poe urges DOH to closely monitor children immunized with Dengvaxia

A draft report by House of Representatives committee on health, which conducted hearings on the efficacy of the vaccine, reported that "there were 997 adverse events following immunization, 30 of which were con...More..

Zuma to appeal ruling banning him from appointing prosecutions chiefs
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Zuma to appeal ruling banning him from appointing prosecutions chiefs

He didn't comment any more, "out of deference to the court and the judicial system", saying "these grounds will be properly ventilated in the normal course in court proceedings". A full bench of the court ruled...More..

Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu In A Live-Action Pokémon Movie
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu In A Live-Action Pokémon Movie

Just in case you've been living under a rock for the last 20 years, lightning mouse Pikachu is the most famous icon of the Pokémon franchise which has taken the world by storm since it emerged in the 1990s....More..

Abductors of Plateau Chairman Demand N100m Ransom
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Abductors of Plateau Chairman Demand N100m Ransom

PDP Deputy Chairman in Plateau Amos Gombi, who also confirmed the incident, said that Sango and his team were abducted on their way to Abuja. It was learnt that the Plateau PDP chairman and the other victims ...More..

Boko Haram war: Army removes commander
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Boko Haram war: Army removes commander

Operation Lafiya Dole is at the head of the war against the Boko Haram insurgency. In May, he took over the theatre command from Lucky Irabor who is now coordinating the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)...More..

Health officials: Flu shot may only be 10% effective this season
by | Friday, December 08, 2017

Health officials: Flu shot may only be 10% effective this season

So unless we investigate that, and know exactly what is the cause of death, it is not good to speculate". The announcement follows a week of panic at the Kumasi-based school after a number of students reporte...More..

Trip to Bilbao on the agenda if Ireland reach Euro 2020
by | Thursday, December 07, 2017

Trip to Bilbao on the agenda if Ireland reach Euro 2020

After been selected as one of the host cities in September 2014, it was confirmed that the Aviva Stadium would host two Republic of Ireland games, if qualification was achieved. With a capacity of 52,025, the...More..

Met Office predicts snow for Rotherham
by | Thursday, December 07, 2017

Met Office predicts snow for Rotherham

The wet weather today (Thursday) has been accompanied by temperatures reaching 12°C, but from tomorrow ( Friday , December 8) it will feel much sharper with a maximum temperature of 3°C. Lowest temperatures -...More..

New study indicates cheese is good for you
by | Thursday, December 07, 2017

New study indicates cheese is good for you

It could be that people who eat cheese on a daily basis are healthier overall, or have more disposable income and higher socioeconomic statuses. Until additional studies confirm such findings, it is importa...More..

Your health: Birth control pills still raise breast cancer risk
by | Thursday, December 07, 2017

Your health: Birth control pills still raise breast cancer risk

The study looked at data from 1.8 million women between the ages of 15 and 49 over more than a decade. These results sound scary at first. "Gynecologists just assumed that a lower dose of hormone meant ...More..

Air pollution cuts exercise gains in elders -Scientists
by | Thursday, December 07, 2017

Air pollution cuts exercise gains in elders -Scientists

Previous BHF research has shown that long-term exposure to air pollution leads to inflammation in the blood vessels, including those supplying the heart, and promotes the buildup of fatty plaques in the linin...More..

Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel
by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Osmania University Students Protest After Student Hangs Himself in Hostel

The students had refused to hand over the body of Murali, who, in a suicide note had apologised to his mother for his extreme decision and said he was unable to cope with exams. Students of Osmania University h...More..

by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Babies' brains damaged by pollution, Unicef says

According to a report, 17 million babies around the world are at serious risk of brain and lung damage because of air pollution. Excessive air pollution could put brain development at risk. A UNICEF report rele...More..

Quake of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun
by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Quake of 5.5 magnitude hits Delhi-NCR, Uttarakhand; epicentre East Dehradun

An quake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday. Many people from Delhi, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad took to Twitter just after they felt the natural disaster...More..

by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Woman 'molested' by Ola cab driver in Bengaluru

A similar disgusting shameful incident was reported from Hyderabad where the 26-year-old Uber driver was arrested after the woman passenger on board filed a complaint against the driver. "The police had also ca...More..

Father kidnapped his 4 children, joined polygamous doomsday cult, police say
by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Father kidnapped his 4 children, joined polygamous doomsday cult, police say

The boys were found at the compound earlier Monday. John Coltharp is in jail. Shaffer is a self-proclaimed "prophet". He was arrested last week but had refused to disclose the location of his children...More..

Could be the worst flu season
by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Could be the worst flu season

It's why he and others advise to not dismiss the flu shot. This year, it seems, the scientists may have gotten it wrong, according to the New England Journal of Medicine . For the week ending December 2, there...More..

When does the Champions League round of 16 begin?
by | Wednesday, December 06, 2017

When does the Champions League round of 16 begin?

Roma will qualify with a victory or if Atletico fail to win. Diego Simeone's team, twice a finalist in the last four years, must beat Chelsea away and needs Roma to draw or lose against Azerbaijani team ...More..

FDA issues recall for brand of baby water for mold contamination
by | Tuesday, December 05, 2017

FDA issues recall for brand of baby water for mold contamination

Kroger, the largest grocery store chain in the country, tested the water after receiving customer complaints and found contamination by a species of mold called Talaromyces penicillium . "Drinking water or oth...More..

Health Minister confirms outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa
by | Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Health Minister confirms outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa

He explained that the disease was "a serious‚ but treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium‚ Listeria monocytogenes". Animal products and fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables can be conta...More..