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FluMist vaccine ineffective, CDC says

For students who get their flu vaccines at schools across Columbus and Worthington, the nasal spray will not be an option this year.

Columbus Public Health, which offers vaccines at its clinic and at public and private schools in Columbus and Worthington, will not buy FluMist this year after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel recommended against using the vaccine. 397 more words

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Girl with progressive neurological disease benefits from Children’s clinical trial

Maria Graham shuffled through videos on her Facebook page, eventually stopping on one from 2014.

In it, 3-year-old Layla smiled, dashed around the living room and told her mother that she wanted to listen to one of her favorite songs. 586 more words

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State will use Battelle DNA technology at crime lab

LONDON, Ohio — The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation soon will boost its DNA testing abilities, thanks to new technology from Battelle.

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that the bureau is working with Battelle, the Columbus nonprofit research giant, to validate new DNA-sequencing — called Next Generation Sequencing — technology. 476 more words

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Populist Politics

I am wrapping up my internship in Washington, DC, and will head back to New York shortly. There will be more NY stuff soon, but in the meantime, I wrote… 64 more words

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Texting 911 will be option by 2017

Franklin County residents should be able to text 911 for help by the end of the year, city and county officials said.

Under a plan signed last week by members of the 911 planning committee, residents seeking assistance from the Franklin County sheriff’s office, the Columbus Division of Police or the Grove City Police Department will be able to send a text message, said Ramona Patts, support services administrator for the Columbus Public Safety Department. 385 more words

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Fright Flight: Dog shelter crowded with runaways after weekend fireworks

Susan Smith stood in front of a cage at the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center and read off everything she knew about its occupants. 422 more words

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Politically incorrect: Animals rose from the dead and the British left, again

Presidential hopefuls congregated in the Short North on Monday to celebrate what some say makes America great: the Doo Dah Parade.

No, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump weren’t visiting Columbus Monday. 403 more words

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