Health Care

Coconut oil is pure poison: Harvard professor

To add to the accusations, the professor stated that coconut oil could be worse than lard given the fact that it comes with an overwhelming ratio of the...


State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

Interior Health said that it works closely with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Canadian Blood Services to monitor West Nile virus activity. The provi...


Mississippi's West Nile virus total hits 23 so far this year

While most people may not have symptoms , the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and those with medical conditions can be at a high risk of compli...


Europe urged to vaccinate against 'dramatic' measles spread

Still, the World Health Organization cited Greece as one of seven countries - along with France, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine - that reported mo...


Fitbit "Charge 3" Takes On Apple Watch

The Charge 3 is waterproof to 5ATM meaning you can swim while it detects laps and your pace. The fitness tracker also comes with an "inductive button", inst...


Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison,' Harvard Professor Claims

It speaks of the current nutritional trend of incorporating coconut oil in diet that is purported to reduce weight and also improve brain function. Coconut oi...


Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features

Google has begun rolling out what it says is the biggest update to Google Fit since its launch in 2014, taking the lid off a redesign of the Google Fit ap...


Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

Air across the region is considered very unhealthy for everyone, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . Smoke originated from BC's 600-plus wildfir...


Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment

The researchers reported in a study presented on Sunday at National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston that contact lense...


Sixteen nurses at once pregnant at US hospital

It has been a pregnancy galore at a suburban Arizona hospital in United States (US) where 16 intensive care nurses recently found out that had all taken in, L...


Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of Toronto deaths

Deaths involving natural opiates, including oxycodone and hydrocone seem to have plateaued. Opioids, which include prescription painkillers along with heroin ...


Make E-Cigarettes Available On The NHS, MPs Urge Government

A report by the committee of MPs said the government should support making e-cigarettes more widely used and even consider allowing e-cigarettes on public tra...


Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan'

Diets composed of less than 40-percent carbohydrates and diets composed of more than 70-percent carbohydrates were both associated with increased mortality risk...


Synthetic marijuana causes spike in CT overdoses

K2, or " spice " as it is called on the street, is usually plant material sprayed with psychoactive substances and sold in small, colorful packets. "We are se...


Year-old piece of cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb

Researchers found that a unusual mass they found near a grave in the great ancient city of Alexandria appears to be the world's oldest solid cheese . After dis...


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

More than two thirds of the samples had glyphosate levels above what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety...


More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

After dozens of overdoses occurred, first responders set up a command post at the historic New Haven Green park in downtown. No deaths were reported, and mo...


New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

Rafael Rivera, told the Journal . Citing the risk of "overwhelming" debt, it says every student will qualify regardless of merit or financial need. NYU Schoo...


More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

More than 70 people have overdosed in or around a historic CT park near the Yale University campus after receiving what authorities believe was synthetic marij...


New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

Amidst this controversy, the Birmingham researchers extracted immune cells or alveolar macrophages, from lung tissue samples that were taken from eight non-smok...


Health Matters: West Nile Virus

So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun, Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (8), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and ...


Loyola Ranks Among Top Three Hospitals In State, According to U.S

U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colora...


Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Another 5 people refused medical attention and were not in enough distress to be transported for treatment, he said. Connecticut Public Radio 's Diane Orson ...


CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

The last outbreak happened in 2015 when 188 people were infected. Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications, accord...


Orca back to feeding and frolicking after carrying dead calf

Researchers called the display of grief unprecedented in its length, and people worldwide expressed anguish as they followed the story. Writing on its website...