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However, as per Dr Karin Michels lecture at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health , coconut oil is 'pure poison '. And coconut oil raises the risk for heart disease. In recent years the coconut oil began to gain popularity. "HDL is called the "good cholesterol" because it helps to keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries, while LDL is called the "bad cholesterol" because it's the main source of cholesterol build-up and blockage in the arteries, which can lead to heart ...
  • Low vaccination rates raise fear for measles elimination status

    Low vaccination rates raise fear for measles elimination status

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    Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Romania has reported 1,357 cases of measles between July 2017 and June 2018. Ukraine alone accounted for over 23,000 of the people affected in Europe. "We would encourage people to ensure they are up to date with their MMR vaccine before travelling to countries with ongoing measles outbreaks, heading to large gatherings such as festivals, or before starting university".
  • Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

    Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

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    Seidelmann, who also led the research, added. Diets low in carbohydrates , for example, the Atkins diet, have become popular, promising reduction of weight and reduce the risk of certain diseases. From age 50, those who followed a low-carb diet had a life expectancy of another 29 years; those who had a high-carb diet lived another 32 years, and those who consumed a moderate level of carbohydrates lived another 33 years, according to the study.
  • Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

    Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

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    There's not a single study showing any significant health benefits to coconut oil consumption; in fact, coconut oil is more risky than lard according to Michels, as it nearly exclusively contains saturated fatty acids - acids that can clog the coronary arteries.
  • Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

    Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

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    Google Fit, while functional hasn't been quite on par with competitors since its launch. Move minutes are created to encourage you to move more and sit less. The update is rolling out to users who already use Google Fit on their Android phone or Wear OS by Google watch over the next several days. Google Fit is the go-to app for fitness enthusiasts on the Android platform: made by Google itself, Fit gives you an overview of your daily activities and stimulates you to move more and ...
  • Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect

    Manitoba affected by BC wildfire smoke, special air quality alert in effect

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    Current air quality levels in Darrington are UNHEALTHY for everyone. The air quality was so bad that everyone, regardless of physical condition or age, will likely be affected, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. All athletic practices for Tacoma Public Schools have been moved indoors, a district spokesman said. The national air monitoring group AirNow released a map Sunday showing conditions in Washington and, directly north of the border, in Canada to be the worst on the ...
  • Are Contact Lenses a New Hazard to Our Sealife?

    Are Contact Lenses a New Hazard to Our Sealife?

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    After being flushed, the lenses float through the wastewater system to sewage treatment plants. Wastewater treatment facilities in the US simply don't do a good enough job of filtering out the tons of contact lenses that are disposed of through the sewer system, according to new research presented Sunday at the American Chemical Society's meeting in Boston.
  • Unexpected baby boom sees 16 nurses at same hospital fall pregnant

    Unexpected baby boom sees 16 nurses at same hospital fall pregnant

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    There's a baby boom coming to a hospital in Arizona, with 16 nurses preparing to give birth over the coming months. "I liked it. I didn't plan it, we had a contract, I didn't know about it?", said Packard. You've got to feel for the other nursing staff who will presumably be run off their feet whilst they all take their 12 weeks of maternity leave, but it's still undoubtedly good news.
  • 72,000 died from drug overdoses in 2017, 42,000 from opioids — CDC

    72,000 died from drug overdoses in 2017, 42,000 from opioids — CDC

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    Although the use of prescription painkillers has declined nationwide, analysts say the presence of the deadly opioid fentanyl in the illicit drug supply is the primary cause for the continued surge in deaths. Once again the highest rates were seen in West Virginia, with 58.7 overdose deaths for every 100,000 residents. The report found that workers in occupations with higher rates of work-related injuries had higher rates of opioid overdose deaths.
  • Government must stop overlooking '95% less harmful' e-cigarettes, say MPs

    Government must stop overlooking '95% less harmful' e-cigarettes, say MPs

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    Nearly three million people in the United Kingdom use e-cigarettes, roughly 470,000 of whom are using them to help them quit, with tens of thousands doing so successfully each year. They also said that the government should provide financial incentives in the form of lower levels of taxation for smokers to swap from cigarettes to less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes.
  • Study shows low-carb diets decrease lifespan

    Study shows low-carb diets decrease lifespan

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    If your low-carbohydrate eating pattern sees you replacing a lot of carbohydrate rich foods for a high quantity of animal-based proteins, you may be unknowingly shortening your life span. The findings show observational associations rather than cause-and-effect and what people ate was based on self-reported data, which might not be accurate.
  • A Contact Lens Was Embedded In Woman’s Eyelid For 28 Years

    A Contact Lens Was Embedded In Woman’s Eyelid For 28 Years

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    Doctors removed a cyst and found a hardened contact lens inside. The doctors noticed her eyelid drooped a bit. Doctors said the hard lens drifted into the woman's upper eyelid and remained there. If you wear contacts, just.check you eyes every now and then. I repeat: A WHOLE CONTACT LENS. While the patient has recovered since the surgical procedure, it is not known why she could not feel the sensation of the lens trapped in her eye for so long.
  • Dozens OD on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut

    Dozens OD on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut

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    Investigators say he had 32 bags of the drug K2 in his home. Dr Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, said the drug was laced with fentanyl, but police have yet to confirm this. Chief Campbell also said during the press conference that they did not arrest victims because they did not find drugs on them. Toxicology tests remained pending.
  • Weed-killing chemical found in popular breakfast foods

    Weed-killing chemical found in popular breakfast foods

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    The tests were commissioned by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group after internal FDA emails surfaced a year ago showing chemists at the agency were testing wheat, corn , and oat foods for glyphosate and had found "a fair amount in all of them", but had not yet released those results to the public.
  • White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

    White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

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    The sample also showed Brucella melitensis , a bacterium that leads to the potentially deadly disease brucellosis - also called Mediterranean fever - and typically transmitted via unpasteurized dairy products . Drifting sands had made sure the cheese remained undiscovered. The cheese was found wrapped with canvas inside a broken jar. 'The constituting material was a dairy product obtained by mixing sheep or goat and cow milk'.
  • Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76

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    Police arrested 37-year-old Felix Melendez in connection to at least some of the overdoses in the park. "After 8:00 [a.m. Wednesday] we ended up with 12 victims in a 40-minute period". Drug overdoses are at epidemic proportions around the nation. 'However higher concentrations of it in the emergency room proved effective'. But city officials said initial testing found no opioids in the K2 it tested.
  • UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report

    UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report

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    The University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn both tied for fourth-place among top IL hospitals. U.S. News compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. It is ranked No. 1 in MI and No. 1 in the metro Detroit area. The top hospital for children in the state was Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, which received national rankings in eight pediatric specialties.
  • New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

    New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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    On Thursday, NYU made a stunning announcement: All of the renowned institution's medical students will be awarded full tuition scholarships. The move is a first among major USA medical schools, reports The Wall Street Journal . "We don't want this debt to hang over their heads and persuade them from pursuing careers of passion", Rivera told ABC News. NYU raised more than $450 million of the roughly $600 million it estimates it will need to fund the tuition package in perpetuity , ...
  • New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

    New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

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    Therefore, the study's researchers have warned people to do away with the perception that e-cigarettes are safer. In an accompanying podcast, Professor Thickett said the tobacco giants, who have bought up numerous e-cigarette companies, have an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe.
  • Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

    Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

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    Numerous cases took place at the New Haven Green, a park near the university where a similar mass overdose took place on July 4. "Throughout the day [Wednesday] it was extremely busy, we had six or seven people at the same time, kind of put a little bit of stress, not only on emergency services personnel, EMS personnel, but throughout the entire city", said Rick Fontana, New Haven Office of Emergency Operations.
  • Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

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    Wednesday morning, officials said. The Courant said authorities had determined that patients had smoked the synthetic cannabinoid K-2 laced with fentanyl. First responders went through a lot of the life-saving anti-overdose drug Narcan. "However higher concentrations of it in the emergency room proved effective".
  • One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

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    Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious. "We literally had people running around the Green providing treatment", said Rick Fontana, the city's emergency operations director, according to The Associated Press. "He says one of the victims still had some of the drug, which has been sent off to a lab for testing". Gov. Dannel Malloy said Wednesday that the state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were assisting New Haven with ...
  • CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

    CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

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    Doctors say a failure to get a measles vaccination could mean serious health issues. The CDC says measles is still common in many parts of the world and travelers with measles continue to bring the disease to the US. The illness begins with a high fever, red eyes, cough, runny nose, and is followed by a red, raised body rash starting on the head and face that then spreads to the rest of the body.
  • After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

    After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

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    They hoped to capture the calf once Tahlequah finally let go, and discover why it had died - as almost all the babies in this pod seemed to. The mother was preventing the body from sinking to the ocean floor. "What exactly she's feeling we'll never know". Haulena said when cetaceans give birth, the mothers will typically "slipstream" behind the calf and push it toward the surface, ensuring it will get air.