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Norovirus Norovirus is a genus of genetically diverse single-stranded RNA, non-enveloped viruses in the Caliciviridae family.[1] The known viruses in the genus are all considered to be the variant strains of a single species called Norwalk virus. The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water, by person-to-person contact,[2] and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces.[3] Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages.[4] Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste. Winter vomiting bug is a common term for noroviruses in the UK, because the virus tends to cause vomiting and to spread more easily in winter, when people tend to spend more time indoors and near to each other.[5] The genus name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, the only species of the genus. Diagnosis[edit] Virology[edit] History[edit]

Home 7 Degrees of Wiki Stripes - Independent U.S. military news from Iraq, Afghanistan and bases worldwide NYTimes The Daily Egyptian | SIU Carbondale News The Internets Il Mattino - Home Page The Ninja Platform | Ninja Blocks Sarah Palin's fall from media stardom Howard Kurtz: Four years ago, Sarah Palin's name electrified the mediaFox has dropped Palin as a commentator; she no longer generates buzz, he says Palin failed to occupy a major role in news commentary at Fox, Kurtz saysKurtz: Palin has talked about broadening audience for her views Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download. (CNN) -- There was a time, as she emerged from the rubble of the 2008 campaign, when Sarah Palin was the hottest cultural figure in America. People loved her. People hated her. Howard Kurtz Little wonder that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes rushed to sign her as a million-dollar-a-year contributor and built a modern studio for Palin in her Wasilla home. By the time word trickled out Friday that Palin's contract would not be renewed, the reaction was a collective shrug. News: Palin speaks out after leaving Fox 2012: Palin pokes fun at self on 'Today'

Does Apple have an innovation problem? Analysts blamed flat profits for the steep slide in Apple’s stock price last week. But what’s ailing the iconic tech company is not a profitability problem. It’s an innovation problem. And, perhaps, an expectations problem. Nearly three years have passed since Apple last revolutionized the world of consumer electronics, with the release of the iPad. Under his successor, chief executive Tim Cook, the company has done many things right. This progress helps explain the stock surge that made Apple the nation’s most highly valued company, with a peak market capitalization of more than $600 billion in September, prompting one Financial Times reporter to calculate that the company was worth more than the value of all of the publicly listed companies in Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain combined. Perhaps some slide was inevitable, and no one should be surprised that Exxon Mobil reclaimed the top spot in terms of market capitalization last week. So what’s next?

Kent Brockman Apple Analyst Thinks The Stock Is A Steal At This Price | Daily Ticker Apple analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets made headlines last year when he jacked his price target for the stock up to $1,111. That target was the highest on Wall Street. And its numerical symmetry gave it a "cartoon" quality that had people chattering about it. Like a lot of other Apple bulls, White has had to temper his optimism this year in the face of Apple's new reality--the stock is doing nearly 40% from the September peak and now trades below $450. So, why does White think Apple's stock is going to double in the next 12 months? And what has to happen for that to happen? First, White thinks Apple will decide to give more of its massive $135 billion cash pile back to shareholders, in the form of increased dividends and share buybacks. Next, White thinks Apple will release a bunch of new products over the next year: A new iPad, a bunch of new iPhones, and, eventually, an Apple TV. Lastly, and importantly, White points out that Apple's stock seems cheap.

Did Jennifer Lawrence's Dress Rip At The SAG Awards? (VIDEO, PHOTOS) We were totally psyched when Jennifer Lawrence won a SAG Award for "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. But we drew in a breath when she headed towards the stage, getting her lovely Dior Couture dress stuck on someone's chair. Then, when Lawrence stepped onto the stairs holding her dress, the skirt seemed to separate around mid-thigh, revealing several inches of leg (0:50). Seconds later, when she stood on stage accepting her award, the dress seemed to be intact. Cue the tweets and speculation: did Jennifer Lawrence's dress just rip? Not exactly. Or so it would appear. Below, check out footage of the incident (and a GIF of it here) as well as photos. UPDATE: A spokesperson from Dior told the Daily Mail, "The dress is made of different levels of tulle and satin and that is what viewers saw when Jennifer lifted her dress slightly. See more red carpet glam from the SAG Awards: Loading Slideshow