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Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison,’ Harvard Professor Claims

Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison,’ Harvard Professor Claims Chan School of Public Health called coconut oil " pure poison ". The comment, which has garnered attention from social media users around the world, has brought up an age-old question on food with saturated fat: is it good for us? Coconut oil is 82 percent saturated fat, and this word of warning caused people all over the country to swear off their coconut oil smoothies and stir-fries. [Full Article...]

Rare STI that causes genitals to rot and erupt found in woman

Rare STI that causes genitals to rot and erupt found in woman STD Donovanosis can cause your genitals to rot away. Untreated, the flesh in the groin area starts to eat itself. 'This bacteria is also a risk factor in the transmission of HIV '. Symptoms can appear between one and 12 weeks after exposure to the bacteria. There are also possible complications involved in contracting the disease, which can include permanent genital damage and scarring, loss of... [Full Article...]

Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge Frieden leads a global health initiative called Resolve to Save Lives. A statement was reportedly released on his behalf. Frieden was charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment. In 2003, NY banned smoking in nearly all workplaces, a precedent-setting move that inspired other cities to do the same. In 2009, President Barack Obama's administration picked Frieden to head the CD... [Full Article...]

British women now among top drinkers in the world

Some scientists are now saying none. " Alcohol poses dire ramifications for future population health in the absence of policy action today", Emmanuela Gakidou, professor of global health at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and study co-author, said in a statement . [Full Article...]

The death toll from Ebola in the Congo has increased to 50

The death toll from Ebola in the Congo has increased to 50 Dr. Bathe Ndjoloko Tambwe who is in charge of coordinating the fight against the disease says the free treatment is to "remove the financial barrier that could dissuade the population from going to the health centre". However, an experimental vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck has been administered to 2,179 people in the DRC since August 8, in response to the latest out... [Full Article...]

Test positive for West Nile virus

Test positive for West Nile virus Heightened concerns over possible transmission to humans from both viruses, will continue into mid-October, until cooler temperatures start to significantly slow down both mosquito and virus activity. Horse owners are advised to contact veterinarians for information about equine vaccines. Symptoms include fever, rash, headache, and rarely, more serious side-effects such as meningitis could devel... [Full Article...]

Enzyme could convert any blood to valuable type O, scientists say

Enzyme could convert any blood to valuable type O, scientists say Each of these types can also be positive or negative for another antigen, known as the Rhesus factor. This makes the blood type high in demand, but causes hospitals to frequently have a shortage - until now. Instead of culturing microbe after microbe in a painstaking process, the research team simply extracted DNA from all the microorganisms found in the human gut . [Full Article...]

Open-plan offices put a spring in your step

Open-plan offices put a spring in your step According to the researchers, the more physical activity a person may have at the office, the lower their physiological stress they had during after-work hours. 'This study suggests that, in some cases, design modifications may be employed to overcome the negative health impact features of different types of office workstations, ' the researchers from the University of Arizona, in the U.S., said. [Full Article...]

New measles cases in Europe hit record high

New measles cases in Europe hit record high Seven countries, including France, Georgia, Greece, Italy and Ukraine, have seen more than 1000 infections in children and adults this year alone. The World Health Organization said half the cases in Europe so far this year - about 23,000 - occurred in Ukraine . [Full Article...]

Body of missing Iowa student found, reports say

Body of missing Iowa student found, reports say Authorities said on Tuesday they had charged a man living in the U.S. illegally with murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts , an Iowa college student who disappeared a month ago while jogging in a rural area. Before she went missing, Tibbetts' brother dropped her off at her boyfriend's house so she could dog-sit, HLN reported . During a lengthy interview with authorities, Rivera said he came... [Full Article...]

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death People who get protein and fat from chicken, cheese, pork and beef are more likely to die than people who get their protein and fat from nuts, legumes and vegetables. Moderate consumption of carbohydrates, at 50-55% of daily energy intake, was found to be associated with the lowest risk of mortality. " Too much and too little carbohydrate can be harmful but what counts most is the type of fat, p... [Full Article...]

West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans

West Nile virus can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans Use a mosquito repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient such as DEET while you are outdoors. Of the 351 cities and towns in MA, 162 communities are already considered to be at moderate risk for West Nile virus, officials said. Given the favourable weather conditions this season, the virus may spread to new areas, thus affecting new populations never exposed to the virus before. [Full Article...]

Fitbit Charge 3 preview: Fitbit announces successor to Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 3 preview: Fitbit announces successor to Charge 2 The Charge 3 retails for $149.95, and include features previously only on Fitbit's more expensive Versa and Ionic models. As for its battery life, the Charge 3 is rated to last up to 7 days on a single charge, which is an additional of 2 days of battery life compared to the Charge 2 . [Full Article...]

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison', According To A Harvard Professor

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison', According To A Harvard Professor Karin Michels is the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg and a professor of the department of epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. "We are well and sufficiently supplied", she said, according to a translation of her German address. The American Heart Association in June 2017, released an advisory stating the coc... [Full Article...]

Why you shouldn´t flush your contact lenses down the drain

Why you shouldn´t flush your contact lenses down the drain Microplastics measure under 0.2 inches (5 millimeters) in length - about the size of a sesame seed or smaller - and can wind up in the ocean and Great Lakes, posing a potential threat to aquatic life, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . [Full Article...]

New mobile app maps air quality across the state

New mobile app maps air quality across the state There have been more than 1,122 wildfires on 295,734 acres of state land this year. While Metro Vancouver's air quality saw a brief reprieve on Friday, August 17th, the smoky haze returned the day after. The Wildfire Service said about 550 fires were burning in the province, but there weren't many lightning strikes over the weekend and that gave crews a chance to concentrate on some of the 54 ... [Full Article...]

The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points

The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points This system focuses not only on smartphones and fitness trackers, but on mobile wearable devices too. Google Fit , the tech giant's health and fitness tracking app, has been simplified and streamlined in consultation with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization. [Full Article...]

Baby Boom Hits Arizona Hospital With 16 Nurses Who Are Pregnant

Baby Boom Hits Arizona Hospital With 16 Nurses Who Are Pregnant Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center pose for a group photograph after attending a news conference where they all talked about being pregnant at the same time, with majority due to give birth between October and January, Friday, Aug. [Full Article...]

Police searching homes for drugs after overdoses

Police searching homes for drugs after overdoses Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a historic downtown park near Yale University . No deaths have been reported thus far, but three people remain in critical condition in a local hospital, according to FOX 61 , the local FOX affiliate in Hartford. [Full Article...]

Positive hit for West Nile virus

Positive hit for West Nile virus According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Nile virus is most commonly spread through mosquito bites and symptoms can be flu-like. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. West Nile virus is here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breed... [Full Article...]


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