Medicine


Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption
- August 25, 2018

According to Prof K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, there is a need for more health literacy campaigns as drunken driving is the major cause of road accidents. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington women here come seventh in the world for the amount they drink every day. Studies about drinking alcohol typically have one thing in common: The result is usually that everything's OK in moderation. (more...)
VERIFY: Is coconut oil bad for you? VERIFY: Is coconut oil bad for you?
- August 25, 2018

Michels says that, due to saturated fat content, coconut oil amounts to " pure poison " and should be anathema to the public health campaigns it now drives. So what about coconut water to rehydrate rather than a sugary sports drink? The evidence supports replacing the saturated fats in your diet with unsaturated fats and completely avoiding trans fats. (more...)
Woman Contracts First Case Of Flesh-Eating STD In UK Woman Contracts First Case Of Flesh-Eating STD In UK
- August 25, 2018

You can contract the disease by simply coming in contact with a bleeding ulcer (but also by having intercourse with an infected person). This is the first incident in which the STD was reported in England, according to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV. (more...)
Her mother was Neanderthal, her father something else entirely Her mother was Neanderthal, her father something else entirely
- August 25, 2018

This handout picture taken on June 14, 2015 and obtained from the University of Oxford/Max Planck Institute on August 22, 2018 shows a bone fragment of "Denisova 11", evidence of interbreeding of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan , found in 2012 by Russian archaeologists at Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. (more...)
Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge
- August 25, 2018

Frieden, who is married with two children, is accused of grabbing the woman's backside on October 20, 2017 after she and another couple got together at his Montague Street apartment in Brooklyn Heights, sources told The Post. -This breaking news story will be updated. It was not immediately clear whether Frieden had an attorney. "In all of my experiences with him, there have never been any concerns or reports of inappropriate conduct", he said. (more...)
Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day
- August 24, 2018

How much alcohol is safe to drink? Alcohol contributes to 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, and there is no safe level of alcohol consumption , researchers say. According to The Guardian , the study is the "largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol". Rather, the findings apply more to people who have one drink a day , most days of the week, Humphreys said. (more...)
Cases of West Nile virus continue to rise in Saginaw County Cases of West Nile virus continue to rise in Saginaw County
- August 23, 2018

Centre for Disease Control, the vast majority of people who contract West Nile will never show symptoms, but the disease is still serious for one in every 150 people infected. Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn . Install screens on windows . Use insect repellent containing DEET. Wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. (more...)
Mosquitoes in 2 Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes in 2 Knox Co. areas test positive for West Nile virus
- August 22, 2018

Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms . Symptoms of an infection develop within two weeks and include headache, fever, neck discomfort, muscle and joint aches, swollen lymph nodes and a rash. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Fix or replace screens that have tears or other openings. (more...)
Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison"
- August 22, 2018

A year following an American Heart Association report showing the health hazards of coconut oil, a professor is has called the oil "poison". Speaking about it, she said, among other things that 'coconut oil is pure poison, ' and it is one of the worst foods one can eat. (more...)
Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane
- August 22, 2018

Due to the poor weather, residents could experience symptoms like increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children and the elderly are advised to avoid all outdoor physical exertion. While it was hazy Monday, Montana's air quality is nowhere near as bad as it was last summer as fires burned around the Seeley Lake area, a valley between the Rocky Mountains and the Mission Mountains. (more...)
Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch
- August 22, 2018

There's also a new journal view in the app that will give an overview of one's activities throughout the day. The two stats combined look a bit like the Apple Watch's activity rings-swapping out a step-count goal for something that functions like a game. (more...)
Contact Lenses Add to Microplastic Pollution in Waterways
- August 21, 2018

In the second and third stage, the researchers found out that contact lenses weaken when mixed together with microbes present in wastewater. Americans flush 2.6 to 2.9 billion contact lenses down the drain every year, according to new research from Arizona State University . (more...)
Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant
- August 20, 2018

Speaking about their new found fortune, the nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix on Friday, August 17, said that they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies. "One after another after another", said nurse Jolene Garrow. The nurses said everyone loves to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy the cravings of pregnancy. (more...)
72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates 72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates
- August 20, 2018

In New Jersey, opioid overdose deaths increased 27 percent. Although the use of prescription painkillers has declined nationwide, analysts say the presence of the deadly opioid fentanyl in the illicit drug supply is the primary cause for the continued surge in deaths. (more...)
Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes
- August 19, 2018

In their report , they suggest e-cigarettes could be allowed on buses and trains and should be available on prescription to help people give up smoking. Martin Dockrell, of Public Health England, added: "There is good evidence that positive messages on pack inserts can help people quit". The committee said the restrictions were "extraordinary" given those suffering from mental health issues smoke "significantly more" than the rest of the population and are nearly 2.5 times more likely to ... (more...)
Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs
- August 19, 2018

There is a way to do a low-carb diet and age well: people who ate small amounts of carbohydrates but more plant-based proteins like veggies, seeds, and nuts were found to be less likely to die and tended to live to a ripe old age. The scientists then compared low-carb diets rich in animal proteins and fats with those that contained lots of plant-based protein and fat. Researchers noted that some of those animal products have been linked to the stimulation of oxidative stress, inflammatory ... (more...)
Crews called to almost 100 overdoses in New Haven in 36 hours Crews called to almost 100 overdoses in New Haven in 36 hours
- August 18, 2018

Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the grip of a public health crisis. Alston said some people were unconscious and in respiratory distress, and others were vomiting. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said the state has pledge to help the Elm City. (more...)
World's 'most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar World's 'most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar
- August 18, 2018

Imagine being so old that the American Chemical Society (ACS) devotes an entire press release to your very existence, describing you as a "solidified whitish mass". "One of these contained a solidified whitish mass, while a canvas fabric which might have covered it or used for its preservation was found in one of the fragments of the jar". (more...)
Weed killer found in oat cereal and granola bars Weed killer found in oat cereal and granola bars
- August 18, 2018

Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG ), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate , which has been identified as a " probable carcinogen " by the World Health Organization in 2015. (more...)
Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76
- August 17, 2018

The majority of people overdosed on suspected synthetic marijuana at the CT city park and another two people nearby fell ill with similar symptoms around 8 a.m. First responders scrambled all day Wednesday to handle almost 80 overdoses caused by what officials believe to be synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called K2. (more...)