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Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’

Michels, who serves as chair of Harvard's Department of Epidemiology , called the product "pure poison" as she explained that its saturated fat content is a serious threat to cardiovascular health...

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HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say

HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say

New cervical cancer screening recommendations out Tuesday have started to make old-fashioned Pap smears a thing of the past for women over 30. But the advice from the US Preventive Services Task ...

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Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor

Karin Michels , an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in a now viral YouTube video of a 50-minute lecture in German that coconut oil is far from h...

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Gut bacteria provide key to making universal blood

Gut bacteria provide key to making universal blood

This ability has been known about for some time. Withers, however, said that the enzymes his team discovered could eventually be used in the clinic. The team will now test the enzymes on a larger sc...

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Open plan offices could make workers fitter

Open plan offices could make workers fitter

They concluded: "Given the importance of physical activity to health, the fact that office workstation type may influence how much people move at work should not be overlooked in the health field". Th...

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Maple Leaf Extract Might Be The Secret To A Wrinkle-Free Skin

Maple Leaf Extract Might Be The Secret To A Wrinkle-Free Skin

These Native American people became very apt at turning sap into maple sugar, maple syrup, and taffy candy, but also incorporated maple bark and leaves into their traditional medicine. "You could imag...

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Majority of opioid overdose deaths relate to pharmaceutical opioids

The number of people who died in SC after overdosing on opioids increased again in 2017, marking the third year of a steadily increasing death toll, according to a statement from S.C.'s Opioid Emergen...

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State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

IH and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control say the risk of infection from handling birds is very low. To report suspected cases of human WNV, call the DPH Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology a...

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Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span

Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span

The researchers concluded those with the lowest risk of an early death followed a diet made up of 50-55 percent carbohydrates . That's compared with those who follow either very high or very low ca...

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Six West Nile Pools tested positive this past week

Six West Nile Pools tested positive this past week

Last week, Fort Bend County Road and Bridge was notified of one sample of trapped mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Californians can also do their part to prevent the diseas...

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Fitbit's Charge 3 borrows smartwatch-like features for fitness enthusiasts

Fitbit's Charge 3 borrows smartwatch-like features for fitness enthusiasts

At first, the Charge 3's black-and-white display doesn't seem much larger than the one found on the Charge 2, but the bezels aren't as obscene, and the display itself, in my limited experience with it...

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Illegal Alien Charged With Murder After Mollie Tibbetts' Body Found

Illegal Alien Charged With Murder After Mollie Tibbetts' Body Found

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it lodged a federal immigration detainer for Rivera after he was arrested on the murder charge. Iowa does not have the death penalty; first degree mur...

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Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

It also concluded that chains of measles transmission continued for more than 12 months in some countries that were no longer endemic for the disease, reverting the country's status back to endemic. S...

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Why you shouldn't be flushing your contact lenses

Why you shouldn't be flushing your contact lenses

It estimates 14 billion lenses are thrown away each year in the United States, which can then degrade into microplastics and be absorbed into the environment. The team concluded that each year, th...

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Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Carbohydrates - one of the main causes of recruitment extra kilos, it is not surprising that seeking the ideal body, people often abandon their consumption. For the purposes of the study, people on a...

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Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

Which is why a recent lecture by Karin Michels , the director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumor Epidemiology at the University in Freiburg, Germany, has the interweb up in arms. There's not...

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Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape

Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape

Those are Move Minutes and Heart Points . They are separate from Move Minutes because the higher intensity of the activity results in great heart health benefit. 'It takes just 30 minutes of bris...

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Meteorologists: Increase in air quality alerts linked to climate change

Meteorologists: Increase in air quality alerts linked to climate change

Many monitoring stations in B.C. are reporting AQHI health risk levels in the high to very high range, with some modest improvement expected in the next few days over the interior, but worse condition...

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Flushing contact lenses is bad for ocean

Flushing contact lenses is bad for ocean

Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them? Well, now contact lens manufacturers don't include any information on the packaging about how to d...

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Baby boom at hospital in Arizona with 16 pregnant ICU nurses

Baby boom at hospital in Arizona with 16 pregnant ICU nurses

I was like, 'Oh, well, I didn't plan this. "They're wondering what's in the water", ICU nurse Ashley Atkins quipped. Garrow remarked that as their pregnancies have progressed, patients in the hosp...

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Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC

Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC

The CDC's numbers for 2017 are just an estimate, not a final count. Nationwide there were 48,612 opioid overdose deaths in 2017, according to the CDC's estimate. That decrease is second only to Wyom...

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Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Authorities say at least 76 people fell ill, some becoming unconscious and others vomiting, many of them dropping to the ground across the park. New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell said at a F...

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York County reports first human West Nile virus case of 2018

York County reports first human West Nile virus case of 2018

Although the numbers of those infected are not alarming, the fact is that West Nile Virus is still present in the state and can be a deadly threat. "Simple things like emptying containers with stand...

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Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study

Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study

Although previous randomized trials have shown low carbohydrate diets are beneficial for short-term weight loss and improve cardiometabolic risk, this study shows that low-carb dieting may shorten l...

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Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday. Mr Lamb said medically licensed e-cigarettes "would mak...

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Contact lens lost in woman's eye for 28 years

Contact lens lost in woman's eye for 28 years

According to the medical journal BMJ Case Reports , the patient went to the doctor after she discovered a pea-sized lump below her left eyebrow. She had visited her eye doctor for painful swelli...

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Android 9 Pie launched for entry-level phones

Android 9 Pie launched for entry-level phones

Google Coach, which is also allegedly known internally as Project Wooden, will greatly improve the way fitness tracking and data works on Wear OS and Android . Meanwhile, the Android Police repor...

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Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

As of Thursday afternoon, emergency crews had responded to more than 90 overdose cases in two days, most from a park in downtown New Haven near Yale University . about possible overdoses at the park....

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Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know

Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know

Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG ), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths...

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Starbucks unveils two protein packed vegan Cold Brew options

Starbucks unveils two protein packed vegan Cold Brew options

Starbucks Cold Brew continues to be a favorite since joining the cold coffee menu in 2015 and Starbucks continues to innovate on this platform with additions like Nitro DRAFT Cold Brew, Cold Foam Cold...

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Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Although there were no deaths, two individuals were considered to be in serious, life-threatening condition. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital , told t...

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But it may be filled with a deadly disease

But it may be filled with a deadly disease

And, in a study published by the journal Analytical Chemistry this week, they have been pretty clear that this gunk was cheese . The cheese was discovered from the tomb of Ptahmes , mayor of...

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Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

He said state health officials delivered 50 doses of naxolone to the city to help replenish its supply. Mayor Toni Harp said plans were being finalized for Jim Carroll, President Trump's nominee f...

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Ebola may be spreading undetected in Congo’s conflict zones

Ebola may be spreading undetected in Congo’s conflict zones

So far, Congo's health ministry has said 48 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in this outbreak, 21 of them confirmed as Ebola . Five patients have been given the treatment, said the Wo...

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More than a dozen people overdose near Yale

More than a dozen people overdose near Yale

He says one of the victims still had some of the drug, which was sent off to a lab for testing. Fire Department first responders were handling so many calls that they were experiencing "compassionat...

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NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

New York University says it will cover tuition for all of its medical students - regardless of their financial situation, The Wall Street Journal reports . "This is going to be a huge game-changer ...

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Alphabet Invests $375M In Oscar, Gains A 10% Stake 08/14/2018

Alphabet Invests $375M In Oscar, Gains A 10% Stake 08/14/2018

Its recent $375mn investment from Alphabet will see Oscar Health further enable the business to expand its reach into Medicare Advantage in 2020, forming close ties with organisations such as the ...

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76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

The first overdoses were reported near Yale University on Tuesday night. Fire, police, and EMS personnel have said they will continue to staff a command post on the New Haven Green in case of furthe...

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The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

UC Davis is the highest-ranking local hospital on the state list of best hospitals , where it came in at No. 5, the same position it held a year ago. John Muir Health's Concord medical center is lis...

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FDA approves first consumer app for contraceptive use

FDA approves first consumer app for contraceptive use

The algorithm identifies and displays "green" or "red" days, green for not fertile and red for fertile. Natural Cycles uses this information to create a log to flag fertile days. The Company conduct...

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