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A small number of cases have occurred through sexual transmission or by transmission from mother to foetus via the placenta. Up to 2014, Brazil saw no more than 200 cases of microcephaly, however, since the Zika outbreak in 2015, the country has recorded almost 3,000 cases.
  • Couple who claims to have winning Powerball ticket appears on Today Show

    Couple who claims to have winning Powerball ticket appears on Today Show

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    When asked why  John replied: "That's what we have done all of our lives". "Big fancy houses are nice but you've also got to clean them", John Robinson said. At the time of this writing, none of the winners' identities have been released. "If this were a prank done by her son as they claim, I think it's somewhat detestable", Rechnitz told ABC 7 .
  • I'm 100% pregnant, Towie's Gemma Collins tells Big Brother housemate

    I'm 100% pregnant, Towie's Gemma Collins tells Big Brother housemate

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    When Stephanie attempted to defend herself, the 23-year-old shouted back: "You should hang it up, don't leave it in the corner". Emma Willis had spoken out about the rumor and said, "I can't confirm that that is true". Shockingly, after talking to Big Brother , Danniella and Gemma change their minds and decide to remain in the house. Collins explained why they left and launched their temporary escape.
  • Mosquito-borne Zika virus panic grips Latin American countries

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    The sudden rise in  Microcephaly  - Brazil has recorded 3893 cases - has led the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to  tell  pregnant women not to travel to Brazil and 13 other countries in Latin America. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition where a person's immune system attacks part of the nervous system, leaving them temporarily paralyzed. It is suspected that visitors from French Polynesia, where an outbreak occurred in 2014, brought the virus to Brazil during ...
  • Bernie Sanders surges ahead in polls weeks before primary

    Bernie Sanders surges ahead in polls weeks before primary

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    The former first lady, former NY senator and former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, who enjoys a worldwide following, started as a Democratic favorite when she announced her candidature last spring. Lovato follows a string of youth-friendly celebrities to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate. She says this would keep refugees safe from ISIS and the Al-Assad regime.
  • Listeria in Dole Salad Mixes Killed 1, Hospitalized 12 — CDC

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    These kind of products are sold by brands such as Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, The Little Salad Bar, President's choice and Marketside. Customers can identify salads produced at the Springfield facility by the letter "A" in the upper right-hand corner of the package.
  • Trump Maintains Large Lead In New National Poll Of GOP Field

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    Kicking off an Iowa tour right after receiving the endorsement of conservative personality Glenn Beck, the Texas senator said that Trump's proposal was merely a "touchback" program that immediately allows the undocumented back over the border after deportations.
  • Demi Lovato sings for Hillary Clinton at rally that turned sour

    Demi Lovato sings for Hillary Clinton at rally that turned sour

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    Demi Lovato appeared on stage with Hillary Clinton at the University of Iowa yesterday (January 21), performing her track " Confident " in honor of the Democratic presidential candidate, and offering her support. Olivia Miller, a 20-year-old sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri, said she's leaning toward supporting Clinton and called Sanders "overhyped a little bit because I think that some of the issues he has been talking about are too socialist".
  • CDC issues travel alert for 8 more locations over Zika virus

    CDC issues travel alert for 8 more locations over Zika virus

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    Colombia's health ministry has advised women to delay becoming pregnant for six to eight months to avoid possible risks related to the Zika virus . "You can remain paralyzed for weeks", Schaffner said. Worldwide health bodies have said that's not yet scientifically established, but they are on the alert.
  • El Niño: California Reservoirs Rise Dramatically

    El Niño: California Reservoirs Rise Dramatically

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    Lake Oroville's 17-foot rise in 10 days was documented by hourly mapping conducted by the  Department of Water Resources . El Niño brought rain to the region, but the lake has yet to fully recover. "The snow pack is our water bank for California",  said Kevin Wright , the California Department of Water Resources Oroville Field Division's water services supervisor.
  • Patriots vs. Broncos Playoffs

    Patriots vs. Broncos Playoffs

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    This game will be played in Denver , however the weather should not be a factor as both teams are accustomed to playing in the elements. Reasons to cheer for them • The Broncos have a strong following in Utah and Manning is an exemplary pro athlete, even if his marketing presence becomes overwhelming at times.
  • Stock futures higher as oil surges for second day

    Stock futures higher as oil surges for second day

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    Jeffrey Rottinghaus, whose T. Rowe Price mutual fund beat 99 percent of rivals over the past year, also said the US economy may slip into a mild recession. Great Basin Scientific ( NASDAQ : GBSN) rose 56% after the conversion of its remaining series C warrants. "Given how fierce the sell-off has been until now, it will be interesting to see just how far these rallies are allowed to run before sellers see value once again".
  • BABY fed ALMOND milk develops SCURVY

    BABY fed ALMOND milk develops SCURVY

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    At 11 months the parents and doctors realized there was something wrong when the child refused to support his legs and cried when his limbs were manipulated. When doctors tested his vitamin levels, they found he had very low levels of vitamin C, and abnormal levels of zinc, vitamin D and thyroid stimulating hormone.
  • Winter Weather Advisory For This Weekend

    Winter Weather Advisory For This Weekend

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    Snow beginning... Friday afternoon in OH and the West Virginia Panhandle... Friday evening in Pennsylvania. Ice accumulations of less than 1/10th of an inch are expected. Snow showers will continue into Saturday in the Tennessee Valley. The winds, according to the National Weather Service, are expected to be 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour.
  • Washington, Virginia issue

    Washington, Virginia issue "state of emergency" ahead of possible blizzard

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    With up to 2 feet or snow forecast for parts of Virginia, schools closings are piling up by the hour. Snow continues to fall and cover these roads after they are plowed. VDOT said it has about 2,500 crews and more than 13,000 pieces of equipment at the ready. More than 3,000 flights have been canceled and Amtrak has modified its schedule in anticipation of blizzard conditions - snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds - are expected over areas that include Virginia, prompting the ...
  • Mississippi River reopens after 22-barge breakaway south of New Orleans

    Mississippi River reopens after 22-barge breakaway south of New Orleans

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    The Mississippi's waters were above flood stage and rising in Vicksburg as of Wednesday. The Jan. 15 collision broke loose six barges, which were later secured. The Captain of the Port has issued a waterway restriction from mile marker 363 near Natchez, MS north to mile marker 438 near Vicksburg, MS. The restriction is for towboats pushing barges to not transit under the bridges.
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Are

    Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Are "Getting Along"

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    He's family", she told DeGeneres. Kourtney and Scott sparked claims they could have reunited as they have been seen looking close on several occasions recently. Kourtney , 36, has been throwing herself into working out following their split and she recently spoke about how the gym was helping her to cope .
  • Zika virus should change pregnant women's travel plans, CDC says

    Zika virus should change pregnant women's travel plans, CDC says

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    For those that do, Zika illness usually involves fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes - which usually last no more than a week. That's the advice issued January 15 by the U.S. The New York Times reports that the virus is not closely related to others that cause microcephaly, such as rubella. Normally, about 150 cases of the birth defects are reported in Brazil each year.
  • Putin probably approved Litvinenko murder - inquiry

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    She announced that the British government was imposing asset freezes against Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovturn, the two men suspected by the Owen inquiry of poisoning Litvinenko. But Mr Owen cited several reasons why the Russian state would have wanted Mr Litvinenko dead. Litvinenko, who had become a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died after he was poisoned with polonium-210, an isotope that is deadly even if ingested in tiny quantities.
  • MI resident dead from listeria outbreak — CDC

    MI resident dead from listeria outbreak — CDC

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    The agency said  that the illnesses were in Michigan, New York, Indiana,  Massachusetts ,  New Jersey , and Pennsylvania. Packaged salads produced at Dole's Springfield facility were sold under various brand names including Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, President's Choice, and the company's namesake.
  • Disney recalls Darth Vader and anniversary onesies

    Disney recalls Darth Vader and anniversary onesies

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    According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission , there have been no reported injuries with the bodysuit. About 10,000 one-piece bodysuits in two styles have been recalled; both are 100 percent cotton and feature three-snap button closures.
  • State of emergency declared in U.S. east coast

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    Uccellini said all the elements have come together to create a blizzard with brutally high  winds , risky inland flooding, white-out conditions and even the possibility of thunder  snow , when lightning strikes through a snowstorm. Schools and government offices were closed, thousands of flights were cancelled and food and supplies flew off store shelves as millions of people stocked up.
  • Private funeral planned for David Bowie

    Private funeral planned for David Bowie

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    We take a look at the David Bowie's career in numbers - from world tours to numbers of platinum-selling albums. They went on to note that while they are appreciative of the upcoming tribute concerts scheduled in Bowie's honor, they stressed that they have not had any role in organizing them and have not endorsed them.
  • David Bowie's family announce private funeral ceremony

    David Bowie's family announce private funeral ceremony

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    He also said that those people ended up working with him on this hugely successful album 'Tumbleweeds, ' the source said". The Vevo record was previously held by Adele's "Hello" which saw 36 million views during its release in October 2015.
  • Zika Virus In Colombia: Country Reports 13531 Cases

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    Vice-minister of public health Eduardo Espinoza urged women to put off pregnancy until 2018 to avoid the risk of passing on the Zika virus to their children. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are the primary vectors for dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika viruses. In Brazil, which is combatting a large outbreak, there has been a significant increase in cases of a birth defect linked to Zika.
  • The Jonas Brothers Joke about Winter Storm 'Jonas' Coming

    The Jonas Brothers Joke about Winter Storm 'Jonas' Coming

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    The bigger problem for Westford will likely be strong winds. The northern part of this region, which includes New Jersey where Rutgers is located, is expected to have the precipitation combined with cold temperatures to create blizzard-like conditions.
  • El Salvador advises women to delay pregnancies due to virus

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    The Aedes mosquito is most likely to spread the virus, and is found in tropical climates including Florida. Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, are also advised to defer travel to Brazil until the actual cause of the surfacing of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus in that country was determined.
  • Are beards good for your health?

    Are beards good for your health?

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    It seems that the primary concern is whether or not beards are sanitary, and there's some truth to the belief that they harbor germs and bacteria-in fact, a recent study in New Mexico found traces of enteric bacteria, usually found in feces, in "randomly sampled" beards.
  • All 400K birds at IN farms with bird flu killed

    All 400K birds at IN farms with bird flu killed

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    The new strain found in the United States, like these previous viruses, is considered highly pathogenic, meaning it is especially deadly to poultry . In addition, avian influenza does not present a food safety risk. "Nor does it change our resolve to eliminate this virus wherever we find it". Since Saturday, there have been no new cases in the Dubois County avian flu outbreak.