• Kern County unemployment rate declines in October
Kern County unemployment rate declines in October

The two counties both had unemployment rates of 7 percent, tying for the state's second-highest rate during the month, according to figures released Friday by the S.C. "These are definitely the lowest", Weaver said. Bamberg County's rate was 6.3 percent in September, while Orangeburg County's rate was 6.2 percent.

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  • New families celebrate National Adoption Day at Orange County Courthouse
New families celebrate National Adoption Day at Orange County Courthouse

We're seeing lots and lots of kids, younger and younger, with severe mental health issues. There is still always a need for more families to consider opening their hearts and homes to a child. For the Sherrill family, adopting Grayden - who they've had since he was 10-days-old, falls on the anniversary they adopted their eldest son two years ago.

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  • Civil Rights Leader Reveals He Is Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease
Civil Rights Leader Reveals He Is Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson Sr. revealed Friday that he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Jackson said he first noticed the disease three years ago when he began having great difficulty performing routine tasks and little trips became more of a challenge.

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  • Doctor plans first human head transplant
Doctor plans first human head transplant

Never too far away from making headlines, the controversial neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is back with claims that the world's first head transplant is "imminent", after Chinese scientists successfully carried out the first head transplant on a human corpse.

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  • Two Dead After Being Infected With Legionnaires' Disease, Illness Linked to Disneyland
Two Dead After Being Infected With Legionnaires' Disease, Illness Linked to Disneyland

Last week, Disneyland shut down two cooling towers that contained elevated levels of a bacteria known to cause Legionnaire's. Disneyland was informed of the Anaheim cases on October 27 and after testing found that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria.

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  • FDA raises concerns about use of kratom for opioid addiction
FDA raises concerns about use of kratom for opioid addiction

But it has effects similar to opioids, such as codeine and morphine, and can lead to abuse, addiction, and death. Aside from being marketed online and in largely unregulated supplements as a concentration booster and workout enhancer, kratom is being advertised as a replacement for opioid painkillers .

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  • Chelsea's senior players felt threatened by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, claims Gareth Southgate
Chelsea's senior players felt threatened by Ruben Loftus-Cheek, claims Gareth Southgate

This prevented Chelsea from sending him on loan to gain more experience as it is the club's policy to secure a new contract before doing so. Unfortunately for him, his England debut was not almost as compelling as Loftus-Cheek's though he still worked hard and showed enough decent touches not to look totally out of place.

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  • Lebanese patriarch meets Saudi king, Hariri in Riyadh
Lebanese patriarch meets Saudi king, Hariri in Riyadh

The patriarch and the king "reviewed fraternal relations between the kingdom and Lebanon and confirmed the importance of the role of different religions and cultures in promoting tolerance, renouncing violence, extremism and terrorism", the state-run Saudi Press Agency said .

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  • Bill Gates Wants To Find A Cure For Alzheimer's
Bill Gates Wants To Find A Cure For Alzheimer's

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has set his sights on solving a new problem: Alzheimer's disease. Although Alzheimer's now has no cure, Gates expressed hope that the course of Alzheimer's can be substantially altered if progress is made in five key areas.

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  • Sex rarely makes heart stop, study shows
Sex rarely makes heart stop, study shows

Sumeet Chugh , the lead author of the study and the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, said in a statement. "But mostly I feel it's reassuring data". These new data may help inform discussions between healthcare providers and patients on the safety of sexual activity . Compared with others who had sudden cardiac arrest, peop...

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  • Doctors Want The Public To Get Vaccinated For This Years Flu Season
Doctors Want The Public To Get Vaccinated For This Years Flu Season

Illustration showing the flu virus containing eight gene segments. You can have some side effects after vaccination, but this is not flu illness. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, vaccines are updated annually to keep up with the changing viruses.

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