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Green Gig: Get Paid to Eat Avocados

It seems like too good to be true, but it's not a stunt. Scientists want to pay people to eat avocados for six months. Loma Linda University has teamed up with Penn State University, Tufts University and the University of California Los Angeles to answer a big question: Can someone reduce the visceral adipose fat - that's the risky kind of fat - in their abdomen by eating one avocado a day ... [Full Article...]

Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function

Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function Over the course of several years, more than 25,000 people hailing from 162 different counties in China were studied. "The effect was more pronounced among men than women - and worst among the elderly", it added. A trio of researchers from Beijing Normal University, Yale University and Peking University has found a link between air pollution and human cognitive decline. [Full Article...]

Record number of STDs diagnosed in U.S. past year

Record number of STDs diagnosed in U.S. past year While primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses went up by 76 percent, chlamydia remained the most commonly reported to the CDC with almost half of the new cases occurring in females ages 15-to-24. In the past year, cases of primary and secondary syphilis grew more than 10%. Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis soared to new record highs in the United St... [Full Article...]

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’ She said, "I can only warn you urgently about coconut oil ". Coconut oil contains a whole lot of saturated fat . The video has almost a million views on YouTube. The bottom line is that while there is limited research about coconut oil's impact on the body-whether good or bad. The danger of high cholesterol have been proven. [Full Article...]

Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida

Andrew Gillum's Stunning Victory Sets Up an Epic Governor's Race in Florida He was the only leading Democrat in his primary to endorse "Medicare-for-all" single-payer health care, a top progressive agenda item and the policy most famously championed by Vermont's independent Sen. Gillum framed himself as the truly progressive candidate who could break Florida Democrats' five-cycle losing streak of losing the governor's office. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump breaks silence on US Sen. John McCain

President Donald Trump breaks silence on US Sen. John McCain Bush and Barack Obama, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger and former senator Joe Lieberman, one of McCain's closest friends in the Senate, Davis said. "Don't look to me to replace this man", Graham said. After public pressure, Trump said in a statement on Monday that the flag would return to half-staff and announced that Vice President Mike Pence will speak at McCain's funeral. [Full Article...]

McConnell stalls effort to name Senate building after McCain

McConnell stalls effort to name Senate building after McCain My prayers for Cindy and the attractive McCain family", he posted with a picture of the two of them standing in Washington, D.C. "I haven't had the chance to talk to his family about it", said Sen. Americans never quit, we never surrender, we never hide from history. Trump campaigned on a promise to build a wall across the US border with Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it. [Full Article...]

Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain

Read President Trump’s statement on John McCain When Trump signed into a military spending bill named after McCain earlier this month, he declined to mention the senator in his remarks. Trump's reluctance to participate in the national remembrance was awkward and uncomfortable, even by the standards of a leader who acknowledges he doesn't act like a typical president. [Full Article...]

President Trump will not attend John McCain’s funeral, family spokesman says

President Trump will not attend John McCain’s funeral, family spokesman says The late USA senator John McCain has taken a parting shot at President Donald Trump in his farewell letter to the nation, denouncing "tribal rivalries" and imploring citizens to focus on what unites. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first a... [Full Article...]

Washington says goodbye to a giant in the Senate

He did, however, ask that Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies. "It's tough. I am going to miss him", Flake said . On Saturday, his grave was marked where he had written he wanted to be buried - next to his best friend from his Naval Academy days, Admiral Chuck Larson. [Full Article...]

First human case of West Nile virus confirmed

First human case of West Nile virus confirmed Officials say a Worcester County woman in her 70s and a Suffolk County woman in her 50s were hospitalized and later discharged. Although mosquitoes are active throughout the summer, West Nile virus typically doesn't begin to appear until late summer, said Nicholas Rupp, department spokesman. [Full Article...]

Ebola cases in DR Congo jump to 103

Ebola cases in DR Congo jump to 103 Several civilians have been murdered by the militia. Aid workers, priests and government officials are held hostage in the area, he said. Health workers have been particularly affected by the latest outbreak , accounting for 12 of the 75 cases that have been confirmed so far. [Full Article...]

No safe level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

No safe level of alcohol consumption, global study finds Contrary to what some previous studies have found, "the kind of person who drinks every week, but never drinks much, is in fact not better off than somebody who doesn't drink", according to the new study , Humphreys told Live Science. The TV host, 51, said a doctor warned him he could not keep drinking 100 units a week. But industry group Alcohol Information Partnership has dismissed the clai... [Full Article...]

Senator John McCain Remembered for Courage, Service, Patriotism

The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain is a former Navy pilot. He served four years in the House before Arizona voters elected him to the Senate in 1986 to replace Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential nominee revered by conservatives. [Full Article...]

Obamas on McCain's death: 'We are all in his debt'

Obamas on McCain's death: 'We are all in his debt' Senate". McCain was the son of an admiral and grew up on naval bases both in the United States and around the world. John McCain was one of them. Charles Keating Jr. John McCain a "giant", an "icon" and an "American hero ". Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called McCain "an American hero" who always put his country before himself. [Full Article...]

There's No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption, Global Study Finds

There's No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption, Global Study Finds The report, published Thursday in medical journal The Lancet , analyzed global alcohol consumption and disease risk using data for 195 worldwide locations from 1990 to 2016. According to Max Griswold , the lead of the study, previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some conditions, but this study has found that the combined health risks associated with alcohol increase... [Full Article...]

‘Flesh-eating’ STD diagnosed in England for the first time

‘Flesh-eating’ STD diagnosed in England for the first time But it's common in some tropical areas, including parts of India, Papua New Guinea, the Caribbean, central Australia and southern Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . In rare cases, donovanosis has been spread through oral sex , with sores appearing on the lips, gums, cheeks and in the throat. And without treatment, the ulcers increase in size and other bacteri... [Full Article...]

Man cleared after accusation of urinating on child

Man cleared after accusation of urinating on child The suspect is behind bars and facing felony charges. Police were called around 20 minutes after the incident occurred. Another five-year-old and two seven-year-old children witnessed the crime, police said. NAACP Grand Rapids Chapter President Cle Jackson calls for the harshest charges possible against Dean, including criminal sexual conduct, in response to Dean accused of urinating on a ch... [Full Article...]

Ancient remains show early human interbreeding

Ancient remains show early human interbreeding The cave where the bone was found, located in the Siberian Altai Mountains near the border with Mongolia, contains the fossilized remains of both the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. This shows that there must have been quite a high population turnover among the Neanderthals and that some may even have migrated vast distances, from one end of the continent to the other during the last 80,000 years... [Full Article...]

Eating coconut oil a bad idea?

Eating coconut oil a bad idea? She added that coconut oil is actually more unhealthy than traditional lard. 2015's favourite superfood has been slammed by a Harvard Medical Professor saying, "even lard is better" than the " pure poison ". These days, the oil, which is extracted from the meat of the fruit, is an ingredient in many products we use and consume daily, including cooking sprays, cosmetics, shampoos, body lotion... [Full Article...]


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