Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

During a median follow-up of 25 years, 6,283 people died. Previous randomised trials have shown low carbohydrate diets are beneficial for short-term weight loss and improve cardiometabolic risk. But it wasn't all bad news for people who stick t... More..

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Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

Business Insider reported that Karin Michels , who among other things is a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, put a almost one-hour German lecture on YouTube about the dangers of coco...More..

Google Fit reboot revealed, update now
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Google Fit reboot revealed, update now

In fact, the data shared from those apps will now contribute towards your Move Minutes and Heart Points . "We've worked with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to understand t...More..

Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

As seen on the images below, the index for Vancouver has unhealthy levels in nearly all areas. "You can't hold as much air in your lungs, that's the natural part of the aging process, but it means the smoke m...More..

by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Contact lenses down the drain may cause pollution

The research was presented on Sunday at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting in Boston. The inspiration for this work came from personal experience. They are often made with a combination of pol...More..

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of Toronto deaths
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of Toronto deaths

The largest surges, percentage-wise, were in the southeastern state of North Carolina, up 22.5 percent, and the midwest farm state of Nebraska, up 33.3 percent. Overall in the United States, fatal drug overdose...More..

Baby boom at Arizona hospital: 16 nurses pregnant
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Baby boom at Arizona hospital: 16 nurses pregnant

A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant. Rochelle Sherman, who is just over a month away from giving birth, said: "I do...More..

Man arrested after overdoses at Connecticut park
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Man arrested after overdoses at Connecticut park

CBS said the victims, covering a range of ages, experienced "a multitude of signs and symptoms [including] vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure , shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious stat...More..

2 more human cases of West Nile virus confirmed
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

2 more human cases of West Nile virus confirmed

The mosquito most common for transmitting West Nile virus is the Culex tarsalis . Of those, 12 were identified when their blood was screened after donating.  Use insect repellants according to the manufacture...More..

Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes

Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is estimated to be 95 percent less harmful than smoking conventional ones, according to the British parliament's science and technology committee, which sees big health benefi...More..

Doctors Urging Parents To Vaccinate Kids As Measles Spreads Across Country
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Doctors Urging Parents To Vaccinate Kids As Measles Spreads Across Country

The number is likely to surpass the 118 reported measles cases from 15 states in 2017. Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control said 107 people from 21 states have reportedly contracted the mea...More..

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Felix Melendez, 37, was charged with drug crimes during the investigation, but Campbell said it hadn't been determined whether he was connected to the overdoses. Authorities say they are unsure as to where the ...More..

Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

No deaths were reported, but at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms. Police have arrested a man who they say may have passed out free samples of synthetic marijuana. A public defender said the...More..

Google Releases ‘Go Edition’ of Android 9 Pie
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Google Releases ‘Go Edition’ of Android 9 Pie

The "lightweight app review process" is equipped with eight criteria that is combined as "functionality", and followed by "visual design and user interaction". Additionally, Google would make "conversational"...More..

Starbucks releases plant-based cold brew options
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Starbucks releases plant-based cold brew options

Starbucks baristas craft the beverage by blending Starbucks Cold Brew with Coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. The drinks carry between 10 to 12 grams of protein a...More..

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

Oat-based foods are a healthy source of fiber and nutrients for children and adults, and oat consumption is linked to health benefits such as lowered cholesterol and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Wh...More..

by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

19 more overdoses reported in New Haven Thursday

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. Paramedics and police officers assist a man who has just been administered a dose of Narcan for an apparent opioid overdos...More..

Woman makes disturbing discovery 28 years after losing contact lens
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Woman makes disturbing discovery 28 years after losing contact lens

An MRI revealed a tiny cyst just above her eye, which doctors removed. And while the cyst amassed to a pea-shaped lump beneath her left brow, according to CNN , the woman showed no signs of the scratchy pain...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder

He also performed the procedure inside his home, which was designed "in a very provisional and precarious way" for the surgery, the BBC reported. He's not the only one charged, either: Police say that his ...More..

FDA approves first generic EpiPen competitor
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

FDA approves first generic EpiPen competitor

Gottlieb, appointed by President Donald Trump a year ago, has said the administration wants to make lowering drug prices a priority , though he's said recently prices may need to be increased for certain dr...More..

Study finds moderate carbohydrate diets may be ideal for long-term health
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Study finds moderate carbohydrate diets may be ideal for long-term health

Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with low-carb and high-carb diets, researchers reported. Eating carbs in moderat...More..

Katie Stubblefield, 21, is youngest in America to have face transplant
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Katie Stubblefield, 21, is youngest in America to have face transplant

In a world that seems increasingly obsessed with image, National Geographic has today unveiled an exclusive and powerful new story , over two years in the making, that asks the question: 'Are we our faces?' ...More..

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

If transmitted to humans, symptoms take the form of a generalized illness that includes aches and pains, appetite loss, headache, weakness, and abdominal pain. The tomb is located south of Cairo in Saqqara ,...More..

Scientists said the new dangers of electronic cigarettes
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Scientists said the new dangers of electronic cigarettes

It found that the vapour caused inflammation and impaired the activity of alveolar macrophages cells, which remove dust particles, bacteria and allergens. These protective cells are fundamental to the immune ...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Arrest after dozens overdose in CT park

Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green , a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University , and officials said they expected the overdose total to increase. Lt. Ernest Jones,...More..

Congo tests experimental Ebola treatment as deadly outbreak grows
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Congo tests experimental Ebola treatment as deadly outbreak grows

The rebels sent the local population fleeing, Kibwana said. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today supports the promotion of good hygiene practices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) t...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Famed Dr. Bumbum charged with murder of patient

Ms Calixto had travelled 2,000km from her home in Cuiaba to see the surgeon. Furtado brought the 46-year-old to a hospital, but it was too late. Her doctor has been charged with murder. Furtado was on the run f...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

Three overdoses took place on Tuesday night, with dozens of others happening on Wednesday. Police believe all the overdoses are from K-2, also known as synthetic marijuana. The response from emergency respond...More..

Mayo Clinic tops US News & World Report's list of nation's best hospitals
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic tops US News & World Report's list of nation's best hospitals

Those specialties include 28th in cancer, 26th in cardiology and heart surgery, 16th in ear, nose and throat and 18th in neurology and neurosurgery. Mayo Clinic was also ranked the No. The best children's h...More..

This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition

This is, it goes without saying, not a cheap endeavor. The U.S. News and World Report ranked NYU the third best medical school in the nation. "This is going to be a huge game-changer for us, for our stu...More..