Coconut oil is poison says Harvard professor

Dr. Michaels claims that coconut oil is even worse than lard (fat rendered from hog fat). The professor kept on calling the oil posion at least three times in her entire lecture and since then the video of her talk has gone viral. More..

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Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species

The common ancestor of Neanderthals and Denisovans split from the ancestor of modern homo sapiens over 744,000 years ago. She had everything to remain anonymous forever. As Neanderthal populations sprea...More..

Former CDC Chief Frieden Accused of Groping
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Former CDC Chief Frieden Accused of Groping

He was arrested on charges of forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment of a 55-year-old woman in upmarket Brooklyn Heights. Though they knew each other, they were not believed to have an intimate relati...More..

Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria

Then, it will likely be implemented in blood banks so that they have the option of stripping out the blood type identifier and making these units a universal blood type when necessary. Mucins provide sugar ...More..

by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

No amount of alcohol is safe, warns new global study

The new research was based on a review of almost 700 existing studies on global drinking prevalence and almost 600 studies on alcohol and health, and found that alcohol was the seventh leading risk factor for...More..

Coconut oil 'pure poison' says Harvard professor
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Coconut oil 'pure poison' says Harvard professor

Karin Michels' recent declaration that coconut oil is " pure poison ". Numerous health claims surrounding coconut oil rely on animal studies or research not meant to test the stuff as a part of the human d...More..

West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK

Canadian Blood Services hasn't identified the virus in its screening program, either. "As we begin to see additional cases of West Nile Virus in humans, it is critically important that Delawareans take preven...More..

Staff in open plan offices are fitter and less stressed
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Staff in open plan offices are fitter and less stressed

When it came to stress, measured by heart monitors, open-plan workers had lower levels than those in cubicles. According to a 2015 report published by the U.S. And workers in open plan seating experienced lower...More..

Immigrant charged with murder in death of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Immigrant charged with murder in death of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

Almost five weeks after Tibbets was reported missing, her remains were believed to have been found Tuesday morning , dumped in a corn field in Guernsey, Iowa , about 15 minutes by vehicle from Brooklyn, I...More..

A Low-Carb Diet May Reduce Four Years of Your Life: Lancet
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A Low-Carb Diet May Reduce Four Years of Your Life: Lancet

According to the study authors, "many" randomised controlled trials of low carbohydrate diets suggest beneficial weight loss and improvements in cardiometabolic risk. The Keto diet and the Paleo diet are popula...More..

Mosquito tested positive for West Nile Virus at Langley Air Force Base
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mosquito tested positive for West Nile Virus at Langley Air Force Base

Officials recommend using insect repellent containing DEET; wearing loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and trousers to reduce exposed skin; limiting time outdoors; and using screens on doors and windows. The ...More..

Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150

Just as we reported last week , Fitbit Charge 3 improves on the previous fitness tracker in the fact that it now features a touchscreen display. Like the Fitbit Versa , the Fitbit Charge 3 also has deepe...More..

Health expert claims 'coconut oil is poison'
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Health expert claims 'coconut oil is poison'

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 a component of any meal. "We are well and suffi...More..

Plastic contact lenses 'could be served up in the food we eat'
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Plastic contact lenses 'could be served up in the food we eat'

And daily disposables, rather than the ones that people wear for a week or more, are one of the fastest-growing parts of the contact-lens market and more convenient and safe. Moreover, the plastics used in cont...More..

Brigham and Women's Researchers Find Moderate Carb Intake Is Best
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Brigham and Women's Researchers Find Moderate Carb Intake Is Best

Seidelmann and colleagues poured over the medical histories of almost 15,500 men and women who were 45-64 when they enrolled - between 1987 and 1989 - in a health survey spread across four locations in the Unit...More..

Meteorologists: Increase in air quality alerts linked to climate change
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Meteorologists: Increase in air quality alerts linked to climate change

Massive clouds of choking smoke from the wildfires has prompted air quality advisories for much of Western Canada and also forced the cancellations of two triathlons in B.C.'s Okanagan region on Sunday . T...More..

Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features

Exactly how accurate the data will be for your Move Minutes or Heart Points when you're just using your phone is now unclear. The new Google Fit showcases Google's new Material Theme UI with lots of whi...More..

Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017

The provisional number of deaths is calculated using confirmed reports of death, then adjusting to account for delays in reporting and autopsy results. The lag time between death and when the data are availab...More..

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

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

I was like, 'Oh, well, I didn't plan this. "I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group", said nurse Rochelle Sherman, who is now eight months pregnant. The...More..

Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses

Police Chief Anthony Campbell was quick to warn that, even with the arrests, there could potentially be more in circulation and cautioned people not to use it. "I just don't understand why you would keep purcha...More..

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

2 more human cases of West Nile virus confirmed

Raul Pino. Most of the infected birds have been found in the central part of the state. Residents are urged to take precautions against West Nile virus by using mosquito repellent, by eliminating standing wat...More..

Calling all pasta lovers: Low carb diets could actually shorten your lifespan
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Calling all pasta lovers: Low carb diets could actually shorten your lifespan

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. People on low-carb...More..

Norfolk MP says vaping is key in battle against smoking
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Norfolk MP says vaping is key in battle against smoking

E-cigarettes should be licensed as medicines to allow doctors to prescribe them as stop-smoking aids, the report recommended . According to a report by MPs, e-cigarettes are too often overlooked by the NH...More..

Contact lens embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Contact lens embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

The woman did tell the doctors that her left eyelid had been droopy for a long time but that it hadn't been a cause for concern, according to the report. When she took the hit in the eye , she lost her con...More..

Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing. Out of 1,000 people who contract the virus, two to three will die from it. One in four people in the US who get m...More..

Dozens of K2 overdoses rock CT city
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dozens of K2 overdoses rock CT city

Most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green - a downtown park near Yale University - throughout the day Wednesday, according to officials. The patients were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital and St. ...More..

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

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

Both the Quaker Oats Company and General Mills , the maker of Cheerios, disagree with the EWG report's results, defending their products as safe to consume. Monsanto, which said it will appeal against the ve...More..

Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages

Plus, this ingredient keeps the overall calorie count lower (around 270 calories for a grande size). It then gets blitzed in a blender along with peanut butter, "Banana Date Fruit Blend" and ice for a rich mout...More..

by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale

Ernest Jones said. Hawk said some people got better with the help of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug, while others didn't. Fire Chief John Alston said, "People are self-medicating for several diffe...More..

World's Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb Contains Potentially Deadly Bacteria
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

World's Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb Contains Potentially Deadly Bacteria

Identifying B. melitensis represents the first biomolecular evidence of the disease from the Pharaonic Period. Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egyp...More..