Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:18:34 GMT
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on TuesdayMore >>
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:05:39 GMT
Researchers have identified 45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known to occur in obese adults and hope their findings could someday help combat the global obesity epidemic. "AllowingMore >>
Researchers have identified 45 genetic genetic variants in overweight newborns that are known to occur in obese adults and hope their findings could someday help combat the global obesity epidemic.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:21:05 GMT
Monday night's accident in on Interstate 64 in Gibson County claimed the life of a young girl and injured several of her family members. Fort Branch General Baptist Church Pastor Steve Akins has beenMore >>
The family's pastor has been at the hospital with the family since the accident Monday night. He tells 14 News the physical scars left by this accident are only the beginning of a long, very traumatic recovery.More >>
It's been said that what you don't know can't hurt you, but that's certainly not the case when it comes to the flu. Every year millions of people are either uninformed about the flu or buy into long-held myths about it, and end up suffering needlessly.
Dr. Cunningham says part of the problem is that many people buy into long-held myths about the flu vaccine, and will avoid getting immunized because of them. Here are four of the most common flu myths:
Myth #1 - The flu is only spread by sneezing. "Germs are pretty easy to pass around and flu is really contagious," said Dr. Cunningham. "It's very easy for one child to give it to another child and the next thing you know, they bring it home."
Because of that, experts say it is important to clean your hands often during flu season, and urge children to do the same. "The easiest way to do that is to use hand gels, but make sure they have at least 65 to 95 percent alcohol in it," said Dr. Cunningham. Or, if soap and water are nearby, wash your hands often. "Honestly, the temperature of the water doesn't matter so much as that rinsing motion and get the soap and virus completely off your hands. We tell our kids to sing their ABC's and wash their hands the entire time. That should be enough to get any virus off the surface of their hands."
Myth #2 - You should wait until it's cold outside to get your flu vaccine. "Some people are worried that if you get the shot too soon, it will wear off by the time winter gets here," said Dr. Cunningham. "The truth is, vaccinating people even in August will protect them throughout the entire flu season. This also includes the elderly who typically have been the group people were most worried about."
Myth #3 - Flu vaccines don't protect you from current strains. From the H1N1 scare in 2009 to swine flu to the bird flu, each year, it seems, there is a new strain making headlines. But researchers track the most recent, most dangerous strains, and work to stay one step ahead of it.
"The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pick the strains they think are most likely to circulate in the coming months," said Dr. Cunningham. "Every year there are two A strains that are picked for the vaccine, and one B strain of influenza. So, we're going to be protect against everything that's likely to circulate."
Myth #4 - You can actually catch the flu from the flu vaccine. "This is probably the most common myth out there, but it simply is not true," said Dr. Cunningham. "The vaccine can give you some mild symptoms, you may feel a bit achy and your arm may be a little tender where you get the shot. But that's actually a good thing. It tells you your body is responding appropriately to the vaccine."
"No one should confuse a few slight symptoms with the actual flu," he said. "The vaccine can leave you feeling a bit warm or achy for a day or two, but with true influenza, someone is sick and in bed for a week with high fever. It's just not the same."
It is especially important for children to get the flu vaccine, even in mist form, which works just as well. Because they are around so many people - from peers to teachers, from siblings to adults to grandparents - children are the biggest carriers of the flu, and giving them the vaccine can protect a wide range of people.
"In fact, starting in 1980, Japan required the influenza vaccine for all school-aged children," said Dr. Cunningham. "They wound up vaccinating 80 percent of all students through their program and found that the number of flu deaths were four times lower than previous years, especially among the elderly. So, it is very important to get children vaccinated."
No one can predict how widespread the flu will be from year to year, but it is worth noting that the companies who manufacture the vaccines are apparently bracing for a busy flu season this year. The CDC says nearly 150 million doses will be produced this year, 17 million more than last year.¹
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:25:03 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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