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Seth R. Schwartz, head of the guidelines group, wrote: "There is an inclination for people to want to clean their ears because they believe earwax is an indication of uncleanliness". Mom was right: Cotton swabs , paper clips, auto keys and other cleaning hacks - hey, how about a toothpick! - are total no-no's for dealing with ear boogers.
  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children

    Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children

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    Participants who took 2.4 grams of the capsules during the last three months of their term were 31 percent less likely to have a baby that developed asthma, a potentially life threatening condition that affects one in five young children. Coldwater fish, notably salmon and sardines, are good sources of omega-3 acids. In an accompanying editorial , National Institutes of Health researcher Christopher E.
  • Massachusetts House, Senate pass 6-month delay on recreational marijuana implementation

    Massachusetts House, Senate pass 6-month delay on recreational marijuana implementation

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    While cannabis shops were originally required to wait until January 2018 to legally obtain the requisite licensing to open, the state's House and Senate voted to push that date back six months to July 1 instead. "Luckily, we are in a position where we can learn from the experiences of other states to implement the most responsible recreational marijuana law in the country".
  • Overcaffeinated California Driver Arrested for DUI Finally Exonerated

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    In August 2015, an Alcohol Beverage Control agent pulled over and arrested Schwab for "weaving in and out of traffic nearly causing several collisions" and for believing he was under the influence of a drug. "I believe that we can not proceed without a reasonable doubt on that specific charge", said Abrams. Experts say that caffeine is a drug, but it's not typically associated with impaired driving and might even help with driving.
  • Carson Wentz bought his offensive line the most violent gift of all

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    Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz bought personalized shotguns for his offensive line this Christmas, and now a gun control group says they'll be sending the players gun locks. Rookie guard Isaac Seumalo has never even held a gun before, so he's hoping that Wentz can teach him a thing or two. CeaseFirePA Executive Director Shira Goodman said in a press release that her staff's immediate reaction to the news was to make sure the "gifts were used safely and responsibly".
  • Trump says he's closing foundation, but Democrats want more

    Trump says he's closing foundation, but Democrats want more

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    Other registrants included Trump supporters Tommy Hicks Jr., the eldest son of Dallas billionaire Tom Hicks, and Dallas hedge fund manager Gentry Beach. For instance, Eisen and Painter said Trump could possibly run afoul of the Constitution's " Emoluments Clause ", which effectively bars federal officials from doing business with or taking gifts from foreign governments without congressional approval.
  • Charlie Sheen calls for the death of Donald Trump

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    That tweet was re-tweeted more than 29,000 times and liked more than 54,000 times. The Twitterverse immediately slammed Sheen for his tweet, calling the actor a "scumbag" and a "useless cockroach". "That would balance things out quite nicely". While Sheen may have been joking in his prayer, others are overt in their intentions for Donald Trump .
  • State health commissioner declares flu 'prevalent' in NY

    State health commissioner declares flu 'prevalent' in NY

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    The CDC says preventing health care personnel from contracting influenza and transmitting it to patients is a serious patient safety issue. Cases of the flu have been reported this season in Cortland County, but no new cases show in the latest weekly state report .
  • Israeli Minister Slams Kerry's Upcoming Policy Speech

    Israeli Minister Slams Kerry's Upcoming Policy Speech

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    But Israel refused to do so without a full peace deal with Egypt, prompting United States president Gerald Ford to inform Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin that Washington would conduct a "reassessment" of bilateral ties. of covertly engineering the vote and it has led to a clash between the outgoing and incoming United States administrations. In a shaky start to cooperation between George Bush's administration and that of Israeli premier Yitzhak Shamir, the USA secretary of state very ...
  • Final Test Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Highly Effective

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    Of 5,837 people who received one dose of the vaccine, no Ebola cases occurred 10 or more days after vaccination, which echoed the initial findings. The trial was led together by the World Health Organization (WHO), Guinea's Ministry of Health, Doctors Without Borders and the Norwegian Institute of Public health, with hope that these results will help combat any future outbreaks.
  • Repurpose your old Christmas tree in Helena

    Repurpose your old Christmas tree in Helena

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    The various drop off locations close on January 31st. The trees are taken away on Wednesdays between January 11 and February 22. Be sure to strip off all ornaments, Christmas lights and other decorations. Residents who need to get rid of live Christmas trees have the option of bringing them to the DeKalb County landfill or putting them out for collection by Waste Management.
  • Heart Attacks More Prevalent During Christmas And Holidays, Says Study

    Heart Attacks More Prevalent During Christmas And Holidays, Says Study

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    People in the Southern Hemisphere experience summer weather from December until February. They've found the same deadly effect of Christmas down under, where it's the beginning of summer on December 25. This is now the third time the Christmas cardiac death effect has been measured in a different part of the world. More research is needed to see if rich foods served on Christmas contribute to holiday spikes in heart attacks .
  • Gas prices up 17 cents in area counties

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    In Ohio, prices were 47.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and were 35.9 cents higher than a month ago. Oklahoma's gas price average was at almost a four-month high Tuesday, according to a new AAA report. Higher prices in this region mirror trends around the country, where the average price has risen in 28 of the last 30 days, according to AAA. In the Milwaukee area AAA-Wisconsin reports gas is averaging $2.34-a-gallon, an increase of 14-cents over the last week.
  • Jürgen Klopp's Christmas message to Liverpool fans

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    The Potters haven't won any of their last three games, and last won on the road at the end of November, where they beat Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road. "There is no flawless system in world football, but when they go on like this they are the deserved champions, nobody could have a doubt about this", Klopp admitted.
  • Schoolgirl wows audience with her voice

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    Down would have thought Kaylee Rogers' lovely take on the song would soon be watched and shared by people worldwide. "Our music teacher put her in major roles in the school plays, and it took off from there". This is the most handsome thing you will hear this holiday season. Arguably the best version of them all is this one from his Live In London concert film, recorded during a 2008 world tour which saw the legendary musician come out of retirement.
  • Deutsche Bank pays $7.2bn to settle mortgage securities case

    Deutsche Bank pays $7.2bn to settle mortgage securities case

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    A view of Deutsche Bank's corporate headquarters in Frankfurt , Germany. The deals with Deutsche and Credit Suisse bring the penalties meted out by the DoJ over one of the largest financial scandals ever to $58 billion. "The settlements, which focus on activities in 2005 to 2007, revisit an ugly chapter of the global financial crisis, in which banks bundled mortgages from people with shaky credit into bonds whose risks many investors did not understand".
  • Health officials: First flu death of the season recorded in Johnston County

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    A man in his 60s who died Monday was Pierce County's first influenza-related fatality of this season, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. If you got sick, you either got a different strain of flu, or some other illness with flu-like symptoms. IDHW says this season's vaccine has been updated to match viruses now circulating, and protects against four strains of the illness.
  • Irkutsk alcohol poisoning death toll climbs to 71

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    They said that that drink was actually containing a large quantity of poisonous methanol. The product contained methanol, a toxic substance used in antifreeze, investigators said. The cheapest vodkas are priced around $3, while the bath oil costs only 65 cents or so. Putin's plan includes tougher regulations on sales of products that contain more than 25% alcohol, such as perfumes and household cleaning products, as well lower taxes and duties on alcoholic drinks in hopes of reducing ...
  • Laser photodynamic therapy 'transforms' prostate cancer treatment

    Laser photodynamic therapy 'transforms' prostate cancer treatment

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    Senior author Mark Emberton , dean of medical sciences & consultant urologist at University College London in the United Kingdom, said, "These results are excellent news for men with early, localized prostate cancer , offering a treatment that can kill cancer without removing or destroying the prostate".
  • Girl saw gun, friend hushed her up

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    The girl returned with two boys after going out for shopping and one friend was out of the vehicle when she was shot , say reports. One of her friends stepped out of the vehicle. The victim's mother and her friend Yogesh rushed the girl to the hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead. Yogesh, Nitin and the victim's mother rushed to her help.
  • Michigan Attorney General Hands Out Charges In Flint Water Scandal

    Michigan Attorney General Hands Out Charges In Flint Water Scandal

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    August 14: A federal emergency declaration over Flint's lead-tainted water crisis ends, but state officials say work continues to fix the drinking water system and provide services to city residents. Officials say that each charge can carry a prison term of up to 20 years and may include fines. Two weeks after having been told of the outbreak, Ambrose called Flint's water "safe by all.
  • BC overdoses hit new record at end of November

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    At a press conference in Victoria, B.C.'s chief coroner, Lisa LaPointe , warned there are already signs the situation beyond November could continue to get worse. Health Minister Terry Lake issued an emergency order December 9 to open the new supervised sites without permission from the federal government. From 2000 to 2010, the number of fatal overdoses in B.C.
  • Heimlich, Jewish doctor who devised maneuver to save choking victims, dies

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    Heimlich, who the technique he developed was named for, died from complications from a heart attack he suffered on Monday, according to the reports, which Reuters could not immediately confirm. In the 1980s and 1990s he was an advocate of malaria therapy, the deliberate infection of a person with benign malaria in order to defeat diseases such as cancer, disease and AIDS, saying the high fever associated with malaria would stimulate the body's immune system.
  • Horses killed in large barn fire in Lexington

    Horses killed in large barn fire in Lexington

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    The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Reed and six other employees rushed into the wooden barn as the fire raged. The horses, owned by 15 different individuals, were not insured, Reed said, but the barn was covered, although any eventual settlement likely won't cover the cost of a replacement building.
  • 'Terrible tragedy': 41 Russians die of alcohol poisoning after drinking bath lotion

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    Poisonings caused by surrogate alcohol - including window cleaner and perfume - are a regular occurrence in Russian Federation, but the scale of overdose deaths in Irkutsk is unprecedented. Police said they had found the workshop where the bath oil, called Hawthorn, was being produced alongside bootleg vodka. Household products are seen by some as a cheap alternative to alcohol across the former Soviet Union.
  • NES Classic Edition Restocking at Best Buy Next Week

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    Now that it knows the demand for the NES Classic Edition, it'll likely rev up production accordingly. Though it's been almost impossible to find a NES Classic Edition at retail price, eBay sellers now offer plenty of them, though majority are priced anywhere from $120 up to $200.
  • Evernote reverses privacy policy that allows employees to read users' notes

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    Initially, changes were slated to roll out in January, specifically those that would allow "employees to exercise oversight of machine learning technologies applied to account content ... Instead, the company says it will be rewriting the policy "in the coming months", and promises to consult with users over the process. In a statement from the CEO , Evernote states that their new machine-learning algorithm will be used to automate some of the most common functions of the service, ...
  • Zika babies born with birth defects

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    That being said, the CDC suggests that pregnant women should avoid visiting Brownsville, widespread or not. Among women infected in the first trimester, 11 percent had fetuses or infants with birth defects, which is consistent with previous estimates, Honein noted.
  • Twitter launches in-app live video

    Twitter launches in-app live video

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    Twitter has come up with the ability to create live videos through its updated Android and iOS apps with the help of Periscope, which it had acquired past year. Twitter says that live video will roll out to all users on Twitter's Android and iOS apps in the coming days. For now, users can receive live video notifications for specific Twitter handles by following that user on Twitter .
  • 'potentially life-threatening conditions,' including cold, winds, and snow expected Thursday night

    'potentially life-threatening conditions,' including cold, winds, and snow expected Thursday night

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    As the storm moves east, freezing rain is possible across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast by Friday night, according to the weather service. The snow will become heavy at times tonight. A lake effect snow warning has just been issued for Central New York, with 6 to 10 inches of snow possible over the next few hours. The forecast calls for temperatures to warm above freezing on Sunday , with a mix of snow and rain possible.
  • Jill Stein's Recount Bid Is Over

    Jill Stein's Recount Bid Is Over

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    A federal court halted Michigan's recount after three days and another federal judge also did not allow for a recount in Pennsylvania. In a statement on Monday, Ms Stein thanked the state's election employees for working to complete the recount by the Tuesday deadline mandated by the federal government to resolve any election disputes.