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Coconut oil is poison Says Harvard Professor

Coconut oil is poison Says Harvard Professor The YouTube video , basically a 50-minute lecture, has nearly a million views. Yet, a nationwide poll in 2016 found at least 70% of Americans believed coconut oil to be healthy - with many seeing it as one of the healthiest oils available. [Full Article...]

Former CDC Chief Frieden Accused of Groping

Former CDC Chief Frieden Accused of Groping Frieden remained in custody on Friday, Muniz said. As New York City health commissioner from 2002 to 2009, he also oversaw some of the city's top outbreaks including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis . In 2003, NY banned smoking in nearly all workplaces, a precedent-setting move that inspired other cities to do the same. As CDC commissioner, he spearheaded efforts to curb the obesity and flu epi... [Full Article...]

Record high measles cases hit Europe

Record high measles cases hit Europe There have been no deaths from measles associated with this outbreak to date. The time between exposure to measles and developing the rash is between seven and 21 days (usually 14 days), and people are infectious from four days before the rash starts until four days after. [Full Article...]

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments in race to contain growing outbreak

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments in race to contain growing outbreak Since last week the health authorities have been administering USA -developed monoclonal antibody based treatment mAb114 on confirmed Ebola patients. The treatments ZMapp , Remdesivir, Favipiravir and Regn3450 - 3471 - 3479 can now can be used on those suffering from Ebola, the health ministry said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Alcohol: One drink a day is one too many, scientists say

A recent analysis of data from almost 700 studies in The Lancet medical journal ( via Bloomberg ) found that there is absolutely no benefit to drinking alcohol as its health risks far outweigh any benefits you might get from it, like winding down after a long day or being able to tolerate people you can't stand for a few hours at a time. [Full Article...]

Jesus Take The Wheel! Coconut Oil Reportedly ‘Pure Poison’

Jesus Take The Wheel! Coconut Oil Reportedly ‘Pure Poison’ Chan School of Public Health , claims that it's more unsafe to consume than lard due to the amount of fatty acids in the product. "This is one of the worst foods you can eat", said the professor. The authors attributed the gulf in perception to the marketing of coconut oil in the popular press. But coconut oil also raises HDL, the "good" cholesterol, especially when replacing carbohydrates in... [Full Article...]

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options Women ages 21 to 29, meanwhile, should continue to get Pap smears every three years, as the prior USPSTF guidelines recommended. "Our work demonstrated that there is now strong evidence for the effectiveness of high-risk HPV testing used alone as a cervical cancer screening test", said study author Joy Melnikow in a statement . [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in Perth and Ottawa mosquitoes

West Nile Virus found in Perth and Ottawa mosquitoes Lincoln County has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus. The virus is spread to humans who are bitten by an infected mosquito. No one has got the virus while in the UK. Dr Jolyon Medlock, PHE's head of medical entomology, told Mail Online: "While we have detected this mosquito species in areas around the Thames Estuary, we have not detected the virus itself". [Full Article...]

UBC researchers report blood breakthrough

UBC researchers report blood breakthrough About 7-8% of the United Kingdom population have type-O Rhesus-negative blood but demand for this special group accounts for about 13% of all hospital requests, according to NHS Blood and Transplant. "With metagenomics , you take all of the organisms from an environment and extract the sum total DNA of those organisms all mixed up together", Withers explains in a statement . [Full Article...]

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

Measles cases hit record high in Europe At least 40 people have died and many thousands infected with the measles virus after an extended outbreak hit Europe. So far this year, there have been more than 1,000 cases of measles in seven European countries - France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Body of missing Iowa student believed found

Body of missing Iowa student believed found Rivera was employed and resided in Poweshiek County for four to seven years, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Richard Rahn said at a press conference in Montezuma on the afternoon of August 21. Beyond that I'm not sure what he was doing. "The video was critical", Rahn said at the press conference. Authorities were awaiting test results to make a positive identi... [Full Article...]

Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span

Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span She also noted that followers of the " cult of low carb " would likely disregard the growing body of evidence linking the diet to health implications. Scott Solomon, senior author on the study, called the research "the most comprehensive study of carbohydrate intake" ever. The second part of the study reinforced these findings and found that replacing carbs with animal proteins in a low-carb d... [Full Article...]

West Nile virus infections spike in southern and central Europe

West Nile virus infections spike in southern and central Europe The risk level for the West Nile virus has been raised to moderate "in every MA city and town", state public health officials announced today. Way to prevent bites includes using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. [Full Article...]

Fitbit Charge 3 release date, price, specs and features

Fitbit Charge 3 release date, price, specs and features At the beginning of 2018, the NPD Group, which also monitors consumer markets, opined that "the biggest mass-market push in wearables could come from the ability for the smartwatch to double as a health and fitness tracking device, while also acting as a wrist-based home automation and IOT controller". [Full Article...]

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

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison', According To A Harvard Professor Coconut oil has had its profile boosted in recent years by health food advocates who claim it is healthier than other forms of fat . A lecture by a Harvard professor calling coconut oil "pure poison" has gone viral on YouTube , nearing 1 million views on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the drain

Why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the drain For this study the team looked at 139 contact lens users to determine how they disposed of their lenses. What is more, contact lenses are different from plastics used in other products, such as polypropylene, found in everything from auto batteries to textiles. [Full Article...]

Too Much Vs. Too Little Carbs, Which One Is Good For You?

Too Much Vs. Too Little Carbs, Which One Is Good For You? The researchers didn't go into this lightly - they studied 15,000 people over 25 years to reach their initial conclusions. They were then followed up for a median of 25 years, during which time, 6,283 people died. In addition to the finding an optimal range associated with a lower risk of early death, the team also calculated how many extra years a moderate-carb diet could provide at certain age... [Full Article...]

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals Users will attain Move Minutes and Heart Points . Technology firms have become increasingly health-conscious in recent years, with fitness tracking apps, wristbands and smartwatches growing in popularity. For activities such as walking or biking, Google says Fit can automatically track your activity. For newbies, the app also includes a coaching function with customized tips on how to earn mo... [Full Article...]

BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada

BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada The air quality is considered unhealthy for everyone for much of King and Pierce counties, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . Forecasters are warning of unhealthy air for parts of the Pacific Northwest as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region. [Full Article...]

Research: The environmental cost of contact lenses

Research: The environmental cost of contact lenses The lenses tend to sink to the bottom of holding tanks at treatment facilities and where microbes only partially break down into small bits and microplastics . Halden assures contact lens users that they should not stop wearing lenses because of this study. They noted that 11 brands of soft contact lenses did not advise their users about proper disposal of the lenses. [Full Article...]


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