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Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'Happy' About Boston University's New CTE Findings

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'Happy' About Boston University's New CTE Findings

Compared to the brains of similarly-aged athletes who didn't experience head trauma, all four showed brain changes "including leaky blood vessels and abnormal buildups of the protein tau", which is associated with CTE, reports CNN . "The continued focus on concussion and symptomatic recovery does not address the fundamental danger these activities pose to human health". Lee Goldstein with Boston University's School of Medicine. Read More

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Florida casino shuttle boat bursts into flames; 1 reportedly dead

Florida casino shuttle boat bursts into flames; 1 reportedly dead

Pasco County Fire Rescue official Shawn Whited said passengers on board the vessel jumped to get away from the fire and swam the chilly waters to shore, while some were rescued by other boats. All passengers and crew members have been accounted for. Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio told The Associated Press the shuttle boat's crew detected engine problems and made a decision to turn back. Read More

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Taylor Swift's "End Game" video is a jet-set party

Taylor Swift never met a hidden reference she didn't love, and true to form, her new video for " End Game " off Reputation is full of very pointed - or shall we say slithering - references. Taylor Swift has released the music video for " End Game ". "Big reputation , big reputation /Ooh you and me we got big reputations , ah/And you heard about me, ooh/I got some big enemies", she offers. Read More

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi Rebels Shoot Down Saudi Warplane Over Sanaa

He said the new funding will go toward the most vulnerable people in 27 districts at risk of starvation, and to other areas where conflict has recently escalated. The Saudi-led coalition began its military campaign in Yemen almost three years ago in an attempt to propel ousted President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi back to power and to prevent Houthi rebels from taking control of the country. Read More

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4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

4 powerlifters killed, world champion Saksham Yadav injured in Delhi vehicle crash

The private vehicle carrying the six athletes crashed with a road divider, after its driver lost control over the steering, on the road and turned turtle near Alipur village around 4:00am. "They were celebrating Rohit's birthday on Saturday and had gone to Karnal (in Haryana)", the officer said. The possibility of drunken driving has also not been ruled out. Read More

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CDC digs for more clues in multistate E coli outbreak

In the US, the infections have been confirmed in 13 states - California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington. In the United States, the Center for Disease Control is investigating the issue, but has not yet issued a general warning. People in 13 states, including NY and CT, have been infected. Read More

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Too Much Gaming Could Lead to Mental Health Disorder

Too Much Gaming Could Lead to Mental Health Disorder

According to ABC , the update is not meant to suggest that anyone who plays video games is harboring a mental-health disorder. Tne of the World Health Organization's (WHO) says excessive video gaming is a mental health disorder. Gamers believe that video gaming is akin to hobbies or professions. Public health experts also use the ICD to track the number of deaths and diseases. Read More

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Fifth flu season death in San Diego region reported

Fifth flu season death in San Diego region reported

The 2016-2017 Montana flu season saw 56 deaths and more than 800 hospitalizations. The state numbers are especially higher during the current flu season, with 92 flu-associated hospitalizations during the week of December 2 and 257 total flu hospitalizations since the start of the flu season, compared to past year at this time when there were 19 flu-associated hospitalizations and only 83 for the season. Read More

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Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and sign Colin Kaepernick

Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and sign Colin Kaepernick

The 81-year-old, who is a former National Football League player, has been a majority owner of the Charlotte-based team since it began playing in the National Football League as an expansion franchise in 1995. "Let's make history ", Diddy wrote. Richardson is on the only former National Football League player to own a franchise. Workplace misconduct has led to the pending sale of the Panthers. Read More

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Deaths feared as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

Deaths feared as train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

Amtrak Cascades train 501 was taking its inaugural run down a new route today outside of Tacoma, Washington . "Something went very, very wrong and there are some questions we will demand to be answered", said Rep. The train was reportedly travelling at more than 80 miles per hour when it derailed. US President Donald Trump tweeted that the incident shows "more than ever" why his infrastructure plan "must be approved quickly". Read More

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This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective as others

This year's flu vaccine may not be as effective as others

This year, there have been no severe cases or related deaths , Corson said. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, can impact anyone, but serious complications can occur for people 65 and older, those with certain chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, and in pregnant women and young children, according to the CDC. Read More

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Carson Wentz has torn ACL, done for season

Carson Wentz has torn ACL, done for season

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles is hit by Mark Barron #26 of the Los Angeles Rams during the third quarter of the game. Pederson insisted that Foles has earned, and would receive, the same autonomy over the offense that Wentz enjoyed, but that's clearly coach-speak and can't possibly be true. Read More

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Some Doctors Concerned Flu Vaccine May Only Reduce Risk By 10 Percent

Some Doctors Concerned Flu Vaccine May Only Reduce Risk By 10 Percent

Matthew Maurer, Epidemiologist, says there are many various strains of the flu virus. A year ago in Canada and the US, the vaccine was found to be only 35 per cent effective in preventing cases of H3N2 influenza, she said. Already, more than half of New York's counties - including Nassau and Suffolk - have had cases of the infection confirmed by Wadsworth Center, the state Department of Health's laboratory in Albany. Read More

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Northlake Mall lets special needs children meet Santa during closed hours

Northlake Mall lets special needs children meet Santa during closed hours

The goal of the gathering was to ease sensory triggers and create a more welcoming environment for children with special needs. And families say it works. The report says it's unknown who took the full Santa Claus suit and an extra hat from a back room at the mall. We are just aware of all of those sensory overloads, so there is not that pressure of stand in the line, be quiet, and don't touch anything. Read More

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Up to seven coffees a day can stop an early death

Up to seven coffees a day can stop an early death

Coffee drinkers also appeared to have lower risks for heart disease. Researchers collected evidence from over 200 studies on coffee consumption and health and published the findings in the Journal. For other adults, moderate caffeine intake equates to 400mg or less per day - or three to four cups - but coffee isn't the only drink (or food) to bear in mind. Read More

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Dogs May Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

Dogs May Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

Those in multi-person households also had a lower risk of mortality if they owned a dog , and hunting breed dogs specifically helped to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease . And while it's important to note the results aren't causal (no one with a heart condition was included in this study, for example), it's the latest in a pretty tall stack of studies about the benefits of owning a dog. Read More

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Lonzo Ball bails on his Lakers teammates during fight

Lonzo Ball bails on his Lakers teammates during fight

The Purple and Gold have lost five of their last six games after starting the season an encouraging 5-5, and they now rank 28th in the National Basketball Association with an offensive rating of 97.7. "We understand that those were two games that we definitely should have won", Ulis said. Truth be told, Ball and the Lakers have bigger things to worry about. Read More

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China conducted the world's first head transplant

China conducted the world's first head transplant

Like when he claimed to have successfully transplanted a monkey's head past year. "But the surgery was successful", The Telegraph quoted him as saying. While it's being called a head transplant, it's technically a body transplant, where the recipient with a functioning brain will have his head transplanted to a donor's body who has been declared brain dead, USA Today reported . Read More

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Sex can rarely trigger Cardiac Arrest: Recent Report

Sex can rarely trigger Cardiac Arrest: Recent Report

The researchers then identified which cases were connected to sex, which they classified as an event that occurred within an hour of the sex itself. "I'm a little surprised at the really tiny number", said study senior researcher Dr. Some potential sexual partners might promise heart-stopping sex if you slip between the sheets with them, but a new study shows that's probably not going to happen. Read More

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Penn State vs. Michigan State 2017 live stream

Penn State vs. Michigan State 2017 live stream

Penn State's forecast remains gloomy. The game, which began at noon , went into a weather at 1:15 p.m., midway through the second quarter, and didn't resume until 4:38 p.m. After eight plays, the Nittany Lions were faced with a decision. Penn State head coach James Franklin was then seeing running around the field and rounding up some of his players to keep them from exiting Spartan Stadium. Read More

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Maryland Falters in State's First Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

The five states with the lowest percentage of A-grade hospitals are Washington, D.C., North Dakota, Delaware, Maryland and NY. "All seven Rhode Island hospitals included in the report received an A. St. Catherine Hospital was one of only 832 hospitals out of 2,639 hospitals in the USA, and only one of 18 in IN, to receive an "A" for its commitment to meeting the highest patient safety standards in the country. Read More

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Trump to declare opioid epidemic as a Public Health Emergency

Trump to declare opioid epidemic as a Public Health Emergency

The decision to declare the epidemic a public health emergency was due to the nature of the crisis, New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld Davis told The Daily podcast . The public health crisis declaration removes some red tape and allows some federal grants to be more easily directed toward opioid treatment. So Trump's declaration guarantees that opioid funding will become another major agenda item for the end-of-the-year omnibus bill, said at various times to include: ... Read More

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