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The news comes as health officials in Halifax County said Wednesday an infant has died of complications from the flu. It's no secret that the flu bug is going around, hitting offices, schools and leaving many feeling under the weather. If you do get the flu, antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza can help if taken very early. Death rates fluctuate annually but have been reported as high as 49,000 in a single year.
  • Going gluten-free might increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure, study finds

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    In 2015, roughly 25 percent of US adults reported consuming gluten-free foods, which means an increase of 67 percent compared to the statistics in 2013. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, as many as 18 million Americans may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, so there's been a huge increase in food and beverage manufacturers trying to appeal to this segment with gluten-free foods.
  • Idaho reports most flu deaths since 2000

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    Nationally, flu is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands or sometimes tens of thousands of deaths every year. The flu vaccine is changed each year based on the best guess at which strains will be the biggest problem.
  • The NYPD Tasered A Pregnant Teenager, Video Footage Shows

    The NYPD Tasered A Pregnant Teenager, Video Footage Shows

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    Rosario was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct, officials said. The argument between the two men that led to the scuffle was over a video game, Rosario said. Still, the NYPD is embracing them, purchasing thousands of new 50,000 volt X26s from Taser and instructing their officers to use them more often-last year the Times noted that restrictions on how many times an officer may repeatedly stun a person have been lifted.
  • Meijer recalling two types of store-brand deli cheese

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    Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento that it supplied the company with a Longhorn Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes. The Sara Lee recall involves 734 cases of cheese distributed in Alabama, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas. We are closely monitoring and gathering information on the national recall.
  • Aetna and Humana Call Off $34 Billion Merger

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    Health insurers Aetna and Humana have called off their $34 billion merger , after a federal judge ruled against the deal in January. Earlier on Tuesday, Aetna announced it is abandoning its planned $37 billion merger with industry rival Humana after the companies decided not to appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocked the acquisition on antitrust grounds.
  • Girl Scout cookies arrive in Milton

    Girl Scout cookies arrive in Milton

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    Girls are also taking donations of Girl Scout cookies for Operation Taste of Home and local community groups. Police said the man walked away without buying any but returned displaying a handgun and demanding the mother hand over the cookie proceeds, the East Bay Times reported .
  • Orange-Hued Alligator Spotted in SC

    Orange-Hued Alligator Spotted in SC

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    Florida is known for gator sightings, but this one is unlike anything we've ever seen before. From USA Today to Fox News , this gator has received media coverage from all over the world. He ate too many Flamin' Hot Cheetos: Those things can easily be addicting, can't they? "He would make for some real pretty boots, though", posted one person.
  • Back Brexit bill, Jeremy Corbyn orders Labour MPs

    Back Brexit bill, Jeremy Corbyn orders Labour MPs

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    The decision means that shadow business secretary and key Corbyn ally Clive Lewis will now nearly certainly resign from Corbyn's team. In a major concession, the Theresa May government on Tuesday said parliament will get to vote on the final Brexit deal reached with Brussels before it is sent to the European Union, throwing up several possibilities at the end of the two-year exit process.
  • Hospital Employees Kick Off American Heart Month By Wearing Red

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    Los Alamitos Medical Center is recognizing American Heart Month by participating in Go Red for Women day, sponsoring the Orange County Go Red for Women luncheon, and by participating in the Heart Walk on March 4th. This event will provide education and resources to assist women in making lifestyle changes that can help prevent their risk of heart disease and stroke.