Health Care

Health expert claims 'coconut oil is poison'

Health expert claims 'coconut oil is poison' Coconut oil is about 86% saturated fat , about a third more than butter, which is 52%. Let's take a closer look. "Coconut oil is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum in terms of types of fats ". After the findings emerged, it was gobbled up: could this product, that's easy to integrate into everyday life, function as the Holy Grail of fat burning? This became one of the most commonly ci... [Full Article...]

Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death Lead author of the study, Sara Seidelmann of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, issued a statement on the findings. However, mortality risk has typically not been investigated, the researchers noted . Low-carb diets have always been the go-to for people looking to lose weight. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55 percent of a person's diet, according to th... [Full Article...]

Autopsy on body believed to be Mollie Tibbetts planned for Wednesday

Autopsy on body believed to be Mollie Tibbetts planned for Wednesday He says the higher bond amount would protect the community. Authorities said Tuesday that they received some 4,000 tips about the student's disappearance. The clothes are similar to what Tibbetts was last seen wearing. While Mollie was missing, her striken father Robert, boyfriend and aunt passed out buttons at Iowa State Fair in the hope of generating new leads on her disappearance. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor Some fans even believe that a spoonful of coconut oil can prevent gingivitis and sinusitis, which is why they spend 10 minutes a day gargling with it - a habit known as "oil pulling". "We are well and sufficiently supplied", she said, according to a translation of her German address. "Coconut oil is great for your face and your hair, but maybe not so much eating a bunch of it", said Konken. [Full Article...]

Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses

Google Fit Gets a Big UI Update With Two Health Focuses They are separate from Move Minutes because the higher intensity of the activity results in great heart health benefit. Move Points are awarded for pretty much anything that gets you moving around, whether that's just walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator or taking a walk on a break instead of a sitting down and vegging out. [Full Article...]

Air quality plummets in Metro Vancouver as wildfire smoke blankets South Coast

Air quality plummets in Metro Vancouver as wildfire smoke blankets South Coast There are now over 400 active wildfires in the province, emanating smoke that NASA says can be seen from satellites 1.5 million kilometres away. As of noon Tuesday, a day spent outside in Seattle was like smoking five cigarettes , according to air-quality comparisons made by Berkeley Earth. [Full Article...]

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park The victims suffering from symptoms ranging from nausea, hallucinations, and high blood pressure to shallow breathing, semi-conscious, and unconscious conditions. "Hopefully, today brings a different light", city Office of Emergency Management Director Rick Fontana told The New Haven Register . By late Wednesday night there had been no deaths reported. [Full Article...]

Contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years

Contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years The woman was 14 at the time and thought she had lost the contact lens. The same journal published a report past year on a woman who had 27 contact lenses lodged in her eye , which partly combined to form a "bluish mass". A recent BMJ Case Reportdetailed the 42-year-old woman's horrific experience. Once the shuttlecock injury healed, she seemed to have completely recovered. [Full Article...]

Low-carb diet linked to shorter lifespan

Low-carb diet linked to shorter lifespan These findings were confirmed by a meta-analysis of studies of over 432,000 people from around the world, so the findings seem pretty legit. "While a randomized trial has not been performed to compare the longer-term effects of different types of low-carbohydrate diets , these data suggest that shifting toward a more plant-based consumption" is likely to help prevent major deadly diseases, Solo... [Full Article...]

Case of measles reported in Duval County

Case of measles reported in Duval County Those who are not vaccinated but are exposed to measles should avoid public places, like school and work, for up to 21 days. That's up substantially from the 118 cases reported in 15 states and the District of Columbia in all of 2017. Now, doctors are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated with the measles , mumps and rubella (MMR) shot. However, LDH is disputing the reports of an "out... [Full Article...]

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked To Cancer Found In Some Children’s Breakfast Foods

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked To Cancer Found In Some Children’s Breakfast Foods EWG's Faber is skeptical of EPA's glyphosate limits. Most experts in the field agree saying there's very little evidence that glyphosate causes cancer or any other health problems. The team studied almost 45,000 people who had applied glyphosate as part of their jobs. The groundskeeper's lawyers said he developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after using the weedkiller during his job. [Full Article...]

Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Paramedics were seen sprinting from patient to patient as they began to show symptoms including vomiting, hallucination and unconsciousness. No deaths were reported, and officials said most people recovered quickly. "Even while we were trying to return people to service, they were passing victims on the ground", Alston said. 'Today's emergency is deeply troubling and illustrative of the very rea... [Full Article...]

‘Oldest solid cheese ever found’ discovered in Egyptian jar

‘Oldest solid cheese ever found’ discovered in Egyptian jar It's a disease that spreads to animals to people, typically after eating unpasteurised dairy products . If the researchers' suspicions are confirmed, the 3,200-year-old sample will also provide the world's oldest reported biomolecular evidence of brucellosis . [Full Article...]

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

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say Three overdoses took place on Tuesday night, with dozens of others happening on Wednesday. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid related to marijuana that is frequently laced with other drugs, said Dr. The mass overdose came as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released provisional figures showing 70,689 people died from drug abuse a year ago. [Full Article...]

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

Mayo Clinic tops US News & World Report's list of nation's best hospitals The publisher updated its metrics for this year's rankings, including more of a focus on patient outcomes. Mayo Clinic is first overall in the honor roll and ranks first, second or third in 11 specialties. Rounding out the top five were Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by ... [Full Article...]

NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All

NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All This is, it goes without saying, not a cheap endeavor. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday the move is a first among major US medical schools. Rivera also said the school plans to refund out-of-pocket payments already made for the current year and will return loans taken out by their students. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals The CDC's 2018 midyear measles report appears high in comparison with recent years. Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. The measles vaccine - known as the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - is very effective. Dr. Michael McKenna with St. Vincent Medical Group urged all parents to get their child vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Indiana reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2018

Indiana reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2018 In 2017, there were 38 reported human infections of WNV and 4 WNV-related deaths reported in Orange County. The patients did not travel out of the state before becoming ill. He recommends using bug sprays with Deet, but there are other options like lemon eucalyptus oil that combat West Nile mosquitoes. Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs. [Full Article...]

Boxers or briefs? For sperm count, one is better, study finds

Boxers or briefs? For sperm count, one is better, study finds The team looked at data on 656 men who were seeking treatment at a fertility centre in American between 2000 and 2017, assessing the quality of their semen and asking the men to fill in questionnaires about their lifestyle, which included a question on whether they most frequently wore boxers, bikinis, briefs, or jockeys. [Full Article...]

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men Previous studies based on data from Australia and Sweden have revealed that men and women experience different care if they have a heart attack , while United Kingdom research has shown women are more likely to be misdiagnosed . [Full Article...]


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