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Americans are crawling with chlamydia , gonorrhea and syphilis , according to a report that reveals a record-high spike in cases of sexually transmitted disease. The news follows a report earlier this month that an estimated 72,000 Americans had died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to a provisional count by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics-a figure that would mark not only a dismal milestone, but also a almost 7% increase from the year before.
  • Massachusetts Reports 3 Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

    Massachusetts Reports 3 Human Cases Of West Nile Virus

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    They involved a woman in her 70s from Worcester County, a woman in her 60s from Middlesex County and a woman in her 50s from Suffolk County. The State of MI has gone from having no human cases of the West Nile Virus to eight cases and one death.
  • Health experts warn that no amount of alcohol consumption is safe

    Health experts warn that no amount of alcohol consumption is safe

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    The number goes up to 918 when people drink an average of one alcoholic drink per day, and the risk goes up from there for each additional alcoholic drink consumed. The debate over whether moderate alcohol consumption is healthy and how much drinking qualifies as "moderate" is ongoing. Globally, one in three people (32.5 per cent) drink alcohol - equivalent to 2.4 billion people, including 25 per cent women (0.9 billion) and 39 per cent men (1.5 billion).
  • Celebrities Mourn John McCain After His Passing: Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres & More

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    John McCain's family announced the news on Friday about his medical treatment . "Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain ", the vice president said. Like his father and grandfather, John McCain served as US Navy fighter pilot and then as a lawmaker until his death. " Senator John McCain's mark on our country will never fade".
  • Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'; Ayurveda may differ

    Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison'; Ayurveda may differ

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    While giving a lecture at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Karin Michels said positive health claims surrounding coconut oil are "absolute nonsense". Saturated fats are nearly certainly bad in excess. During her talk, Michels says that coconut oil is even more harmful than lard since it exclusively contains saturated fatty acids, which can clog the arteries.
  • Ancient child from Siberia was Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid

    Ancient child from Siberia was Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid

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    An analysis of the woman's genome, continues Gretchen Vogel in Science , indicates her mother was Neanderthal and her father was Denisovan , the mysterious group of ancient humans discovered in the same Siberian cave in 2011. Dr. Slon, Dr. Viola and their colleagues performed six DNA extractions from bone powder collected from the Denisova 11 specimen, produced ten DNA libraries from the extracts, and sequenced her genome.
  • Ex-CDC director Frieden accused of groping woman's buttocks

    Ex-CDC director Frieden accused of groping woman's buttocks

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    In his former job, he led CDC work that is credited with helping to end the Ebola epidemic. He is accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks near Montague and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights in October of past year, sources said. There was no immediate information on an attorney who could comment on his behalf. In the 1990s, he led a tuberculosis control program in NY that lowered the incidence of cases that were resident to multiple drug treatments.
  • Gut enzymes convert donor blood to much needed universal type O

    Gut enzymes convert donor blood to much needed universal type O

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    To figure out which enzymes would be the best candidate, Dr Withers and his colleague at UBC employed a technique called metagenomics , which is the study of genetic material of microbial communities present in environmental samples. "This would decrease the need for those calls because if they had spare A or B or whatever blood around, they could convert that to O and give that to anybody".
  • No safe level of alcohol consumption, global study finds

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    Furthermore, what the study and its attendant press release have not made entirely clear is just what the base or absolute risk was in the first place. For younger people, the three leading causes of death linked to alcohol use were tuberculosis, road injuries and self-harm, according to the study.
  • Physical activity at office reduces stress

    Physical activity at office reduces stress

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    A team of USA researchers said that office environments have previously been linked to workplace-related illness and stress, yet little is known about whether office workstation types influence physical activity or stress. The study was led by the UA Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance, directed by Dr. Esther Sternberg, and the UA Center for Integrative Medicine, in collaboration with Aclima Inc.
  • President Donald Trump Speaks out About Mollie Tibbetts Murder

    President Donald Trump Speaks out About Mollie Tibbetts Murder

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    Rahn said the suspect told investigators he realized he had put the woman in the trunk of his auto and when he took her out, he saw blood on the side of her head, the document says. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in Poweshiek County, Rick Rahn of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation told PEOPLE Tuesday. University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been missing from Brooklyn, Iowa , since July 18, 2018.
  • A Low-Carb Diet May Reduce Four Years of Your Life: Lancet

    A Low-Carb Diet May Reduce Four Years of Your Life: Lancet

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    Dr. Sara Seidelmann, who is a clinical and research fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, led the research. The questionnaire asked about what types of food and drink the participants consumed, in what portions, and with what frequency. Subjects were followed for a median of 25 years.
  • Six West Nile Pools tested positive this past week

    Six West Nile Pools tested positive this past week

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    Officials recommend using insect repellent containing DEET; wearing loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and trousers to reduce exposed skin; limiting time outdoors; and using screens on doors and windows. The virus is spread through bites from infected mosquitoes. The CDFA reminds horse owners to have their animals vaccinated to make sure they are maximizing protection against the disease.
  • A Harvard Prof Warns That Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison’

    A Harvard Prof Warns That Coconut Oil Is ‘Pure Poison’

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    Dr. Karin Michels says coconut oil is "pure poison" in a new YouTube video titled " Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors ", according to the New York Post . When it comes to cooking, experts recommend olive or rapeseed oil as alternatives given they contain more unsaturated fatty acids. In a speech at the prestigious school, she also dismissed other so-called superfoods as unnecessary, because everyday foods give us plenty of nutrition.