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Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge

Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge Per AP, police have been conducting an investigation since the woman reported the crime, and now have Frieden in custody awaiting a court appearance on Friday. "He was arrested for forcible touching, for sexual abuse and harassment, for touching her buttocks without permission", a NY police spokeswoman said. [Full Article...]

Record Measles Outbreak in European Union Causes Dozens of Deaths

Record Measles Outbreak in European Union Causes Dozens of Deaths The lowest was 5273 in 2016. The MMR vaccine can prevent it. Do we need to increase access? The organisation said the transmission of the disease has occurred in hospitals and homes in Dublin due to 'poor vaccine uptake, ' and has urged the public to vaccinate themselves against the virus. [Full Article...]

Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak

Congo approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak The experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment is being used for the first time as the deadly virus continues to spread. "My ministry in collaboration with World Health Organization are doing everything to ensure that all people crossing different entry points do not bring infections in the country", she maintained. [Full Article...]

Whatever Amount of Alcohol You're Drinking Is Too Much, Says New Research

However, researchers are saying that to actually be truly healthy, going teetotal is the only way. Some 512 researchers analyzed more than 1,000 studies and concluded that the safest level of alcohol consumption is zero, the Washington Post reports. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor

Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor Coconut oil contains more than 80% saturated fat-more than twice the amount found in lard . "This is one of the worst foods you can eat", said the professor. Yes. Coconut oil contains fatty acids with known health benefits. In the U.S., coconut oil sales appear to have peaked in 2015 at $229 million, according to the market research firm Spins. [Full Article...]

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options The task force concluded "with high certainty" that the benefits of screening women ages 21 to 29 every 3 years with cytology alone ( Pap test) "substantially outweigh the harms". "There are three good options for screening for cervical cancer in women 30 to 65". "I do not find that the longer interval is confusing to women - many, in fact, are relieved that they don't have to undergo this proc... [Full Article...]

Is coconut oil poisonous?

Coconut oil may be a staple for many health-conscious people, but a Harvard professor's recent statements may make you rethink your use of the product. "We know that diets high in saturated fat are associated with increased non-HDL cholesterol in the blood, and high cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke". [Full Article...]

Scientists discover how to CONVERT types A and B into type O

Scientists discover how to CONVERT types A and B into type O Whereas, other donated blood types can only be used on people who share the same type. "So I could imagine that what could happen is it could be added to blood when it's donated and just left sitting there to do its conversion while this stuff is being stored". [Full Article...]

West Nile virus spreads to more parts of Attica

West Nile virus spreads to more parts of Attica Two dead ravens in Kimberley, B.C., have tested positive for West Nile virus. Health officials have documented the first confirmed cases of West Nile virus to reach B.C. However, you should not use bare hands to handle wild birds. West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus. Horse owners are advised to contact veterinarians for information about equine vaccines. [Full Article...]

Workers with open office seating are less stressed

Workers with open office seating are less stressed They wore stress and activity sensors around the clock for three workdays and two nights. "Objective measurements using wearable sensors can inform policies and practices that affect the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of office workers worldwide", says lead author Casey Lindberg, a research associate at the Institute on Place, Wellbeing, and Performance. [Full Article...]

Europe measles cases up to 10 yr high (3) - English

Europe measles cases up to 10 yr high (3) - English Holidaymakers are being reminded to ensure they are vaccinated against measles after European cases soared to an eight-year high. But Ukraine has been the hardest hit, with more than 23,000 people affected. "Vaccines work. If measles is to be eliminated, we must continue to further our understanding of the underlying reasons for non-vaccination and to address them with effective evidence-based i... [Full Article...]

Man in the USA illegally charged with murder in Tibbetts' death

Man in the USA illegally charged with murder in Tibbetts' death Investigators say they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. Investigators identified Rivera after his vehicle was found on surveillance footage in the same area where Tibbetts was last seen running. Tibbetts, a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa , had been missing since July 18. "I'm going to call the police.' And then, she took off running and he, in turn, chased her down"... [Full Article...]

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death But replacing carbohydrates with vegetable proteins and fats for example, vegetables and nuts, showed a reduced risk of mortality. Low-carbohydrate, high-animal product diets are likely to cause inflammation, biological ageing, and oxidative stress, the researchers said, adding that such diets are linked to a shorter lifespan and " should be discouraged ". [Full Article...]

CITY OF AURORA: West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Aurora

CITY OF AURORA: West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Aurora Base officials recommend residents use insect repellent and protect children from mosquito bites. It is only the second time that public health officials have raised the risk level statewide. There are now no vaccines to prevent, nor medication to treat West Nile virus in humans. Residents are also being urged to check screens on windows and doors at their homes for holes that mosquitoes can g... [Full Article...]

Fitbit introduces Charge 3, landing in SA in October for R2 599

Fitbit introduces Charge 3, landing in SA in October for R2 599 The Charge 3 retails for $149.95, and include features previously only on Fitbit's more expensive Versa and Ionic models. Fitbit also claims the Gorilla Glass display is almost 40 per cent larger and brighter than that found on its predecessor, and now offers support for grayscale colours. [Full Article...]

Harvard professor slams coconut oil, says, ‘It’s pure poison’

Harvard professor slams coconut oil, says, ‘It’s pure poison’ During a German lecture last month by professor Karin Michels of the department of epidemiology, Michels said coconut oil was "pure poison," Business Insider reports. Diets high in saturated fat are known to be linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and high cholesterol. "MCTs are metabolized differently in the body and may have some thermogenic (that is mild fat burning) benefi... [Full Article...]

Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop

Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop According to the study, those lenses later ended up contributing to pollution in oceans, lakes, and rivers. The lenses tend to sink to the bottom of holding tanks at treatment facilities and where microbes only partially break down into small bits and microplastics . [Full Article...]

Moderate carb intake is good for health — Essential Science

Moderate carb intake is good for health — Essential Science Although carbohydrates are technically not an essential nutrient (unlike protein and fats), a certain amount is probably required to meet short-term energy demands during physical activity and to maintain fat and protein intakes within their respective sweet spots. [Full Article...]

Google’s Fit Redesign Turns Activity Tracking Into a Game

Google’s Fit Redesign Turns Activity Tracking Into a Game Technology firms have become increasingly health-conscious in recent years, with fitness tracking apps, wristbands and smartwatches growing in popularity. Fitness could feature prominently on a Google smartwatch, which is rumored for this fall alongside a major Qualcomm wearable chip update . Google Fit is the go-to app for fitness enthusiasts on the Android platform: made by Google itself,... [Full Article...]

Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air

Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air Almost all air quality in Washington was listed as unhealthy or worse on Monday, with the Pacific coast the only exception. The smoke from wildfires across northern parts of Washington state and southern British Columbia has lowered visibility to between one and three miles in some areas and is leading to dangerously unhealthy air quality across the region. [Full Article...]


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