• Coconut oil is pure poison, says professor
Coconut oil is pure poison, says professor

Many may disagree with Dr Michels claims, but nutritionists say that there's no proof to back the fact that coconut oil is a healthy food. The speech, delivered in German, has now been watched almost a million times on YouTube . But in Kerala, the birth place of Ayurveda, coconut oil is widely used and it's called "the healthiest oil on earth"...

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  • Scientists: Bacteria from the intestines will help to create a universal blood
Scientists: Bacteria from the intestines will help to create a universal blood

But researcher Stephen Withers , who is presenting his findings at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Boston, said the gut enzymes represented the most promising treatment so far. "Antigens can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body, so transfusion patients should receive either their own blood type , or ty...

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  • Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in B.C.
Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in B.C.

It's working with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Canadian Blood Services to monitor virus activity, including screening the blood supply and reporting human and animal cases. Centre for Disease Control says. Prevent mosquito breeding around your home . Stagnant backyard pools can be a big source of mosquitoes and should be maintained r...

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  • Open office seating more healthy than private set-ups
Open office seating more healthy than private set-ups

That greater physical activity at the office was related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers said. Older office workers were more likely to have higher stress levels. The office staff were required to fill in hourly questionnaires sent to them on their smartphones to gauge how they were feeling. H...

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  • Europe's rise in measles kills at least 37 people
Europe's rise in measles kills at least 37 people

In the first six months of 2018 there were more than 41,000 cases. Holidaymakers are being reminded to ensure they are vaccinated against measles after European cases soared to an eight-year high. "Anyone who missed out on their MMR vaccine in the past or are unsure if they had two doses should contact their GP practice to catch-up". To prevent l...

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  • Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span
Low-carb diets linked to shorter life span

But replacing carbohydrates with vegetable proteins and fats for example, vegetables and nuts, showed a reduced risk of mortality. Low carb diets were defined as carbs contributing less than 40% of the individual's energy intake, while high carb diets were those where carbohydrates accounted for more than 70% of energy consumption.

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  • West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos
West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos

It is important to note that 80 percent of people infected with WNV will show no symptoms at all, and only 1 in 150 people infected with WNV will develop severe symptoms. "That's why we are taking this step today so together we can help keep people from getting sick". Use a repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient ( DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluami...

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  • Fitbit unveils Dollars 150 'Charge 3' tracker with touchscreen display
Fitbit unveils Dollars 150 'Charge 3' tracker with touchscreen display

Fitbit has also held firm on its stance that the Charge line doesn't need built-in Global Positioning System, with the Charge 3 needing to connect to your phone to get accurate route tracking (and therefore distance and pace stats) when running or cycling.

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  • Degree murder charge filed against undocumented immigrant in Mollie Tibbetts’ death
Degree murder charge filed against undocumented immigrant in Mollie Tibbetts’ death

It was then he realized he had put the woman in the trunk of his auto and when he went to the trunk, he "noticed blood on the side of her head", according to the affidavit. The local sheriff has called a news conference for 5 p.m. Tuesday. The next thing he remembers is being at an intersection in rural Poweshiek County and driving to a cornfie...

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  • Contact lenses down the drain may cause pollution
Contact lenses down the drain may cause pollution

That's probably not a good idea, new research suggests. Add millions of used contact lenses to the plastic waste that's finding its way into oceans and lakes. First off, they're transparent - making them exceedingly hard to track in wastewater. Further, the plastics used in contact lenses are different from other plastic waste.

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  • Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’
Meat-heavy low-carb diets can ‘shorten lifespan’

The results were also combined with seven other studies on carbohydrate intake among people in North American, European and Asian countries, which revealed similar trends in life expectancy. All participants reported consuming 600 to 4,200 kcal per day for men and 500 to 3,600 kcal for women, with those with particularly high or low caloric inta...

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  • Eating coconut oil a bad idea?
Eating coconut oil a bad idea?

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. This goes against the common belief that coconut oil is good for your health, as it's previously been hailed as a "superfood" that can be used in the kitchen as ...

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  • Google announce the all new Google Fit
Google announce the all new Google Fit

The new features are called " Move Minutes " and " Heart Points ". Google Fit is not a new feature in itself, but the company behind the health and fitness platform has made a decision to give it a pretty big update that also brings new features.

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  • Air quality alert issued for parts of Minnesota until Tuesday
Air quality alert issued for parts of Minnesota until Tuesday

The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and frowning emojis to show what air quality conditions look like in different parts of the state. Dr. Trevor Corneil, chief medical officer for Interior Health, the Okanagan's provincial health-care co-ordinator, said Sunday even professional triathletes could struggle if particulate entered their lungs and ...

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  • Study show contact lenses not environment-friendly
Study show contact lenses not environment-friendly

Next up on the environment agenda is contact lenses - and why you shouldn't flush them down the toilet. The researchers also tested how lenses fared when treated with microorganisms that are used at wastewater treatment facilities to break down biological waste.

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  • ICU nurses simultaneously pregnant at Mesa hospital
ICU nurses simultaneously pregnant at Mesa hospital

The pregnant nurses work in the intensive care unit of the Banner Desert Medical Center in Arizona . Another pregnant nurse Jolene Garrow was grateful to her colleagues for steeping in to do jobs pregnant women can not do. "Also, chemotherapy rugs can be very toxic to the fetus". The nurses said their colleagues will in no time throw a group b...

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  • Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC
Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC

A recent report from MA indicates the downward trend in drug deaths in that state may continue. Beyond that the month-to-month data brings some potentially good news: nationwide, deaths involving opioids have plateaued and even fallen slightly in recent months, from an estimated high of 49,552 deaths in the 12-month period ending in September 201...

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  • Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley
Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley

Most of the infected birds have been found in the central part of the state. Experts advise that you avoid mosquito bites by using repellents and removing any areas with standing water after it rains.  Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water on your property. Make sure to drill holes at th...

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  • Low-carb diet linked to increased risk of early death
Low-carb diet linked to increased risk of early death

Diets where you either get less than 40% of your energy from carbs or more than 70% of your energy or calories from carbs was associated with the greatest risk of death. Despite these limitations, a U-shaped link between diet and health outcomes seems logical, because "essential nutrients should be consumed above a minimal level to avoid defici...

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  • Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?
Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?

According to the report , around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom are now using e-cigarettes, with an estimated 470,000 using them as an aid to stop smoking . "Those with mental ill health are being badly let down and NHS England appear to have failed to give this any priority". E-cigarettes or "vapes" still contain nicotine but they d...

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