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Experts conclude there's no 'safe' level of alcohol consumption after global study

It was the top cause for early death and disability among 15- to 49-year-olds, accounting for one in 10 deaths. A global alcohol league table showed they drink around 30g of alcohol a day - or three standard drinks. Not surprisingly due to their large populations, China, India and Russian Federation led the world in the total number of alcohol-related deaths in men and women. [Full Article...]

Smoky skies, bad air from wildfires cover Northwest

Smoky skies, bad air from wildfires cover Northwest Air quality statements have been issued for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as well as northwestern Ontario. Officials recommend staying inside with windows closed and air conditioners set to recirculate. The haze will worsen late Sunday and on Monday but sun should return on Tuesday . The poor air quality can be especially risky for people with preexisting heart conditions. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor According to Michels , coconut oil is more risky than lard because it nearly exclusively contains saturated fatty acids, the kind that can clog the coronary arteries. But experts can't seem to agree on how much saturated fat people should consume in a healthy diet, or if it should be avoided altogether. A study conducted previous year shows that over 80 percent of fats in coconut oil are s... [Full Article...]

NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students

NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students Tuition had been set at about $55,000 for the coming year. "This is going to be a huge game-changer for us, for our students and for our patients", Dr. The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that more than eight in 10 graduating students bear a debt burden in excess of $100,000, with a median debt of $192,000. [Full Article...]

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States More than 100 people and residents of nearly two dozen states have contracted measles so far this year, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday. Most of the people who got measles had not been vaccinated, the CDC said. "However, they are more likely to have a milder illness, and are also less likely to spread the disease to other people". [Full Article...]

How wearing boxers can help men become dads

How wearing boxers can help men become dads This proven link between temperature and fertility is often the linchpin of pro-boxer arguments presented during debates with briefs wearers. Researchers at Havard University found that men who wore boxers had a 25 per cent higher sperm concentration and a 17 per cent greater sperm count than men wearing different forms of underwear , reports New Scientist . [Full Article...]

Health department says mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Kentucky

Health department says mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Kentucky The first batch of mosquitoes with the virus was detected three weeks later in the season compared to 2017, according to Callanan. The West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, according to health officials. [Full Article...]

1.4 million people die from the ailment annually

1.4 million people die from the ailment annually Hepatitis A is a viral disease of the liver and is spread from person to person by the "fecal-oral" route, often by inadequate handwashing after using the toilet or changing diapers. "If left untreated, hepatitis C can cause scarring of the liver, which slows down blood flow that's crucial for liver function". Past themes included "Get tested" and "This is hepatitis". [Full Article...]

The Dutch experiment has led to the death of 11 infants

The Dutch experiment has led to the death of 11 infants Half of the 183 mothers in the trial had been treated with SIL, while the other half were treated with a placebo. "All the women concerned are accompanied to the extent possible by the doctors involved in the study". Pills of the drug Viagra (L) made by Pfizer , are shown in this file photo in NY. Spokeswoman Dervila Keane wrote in an email Tuesday that the research is "an investigator initiate... [Full Article...]

National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up

National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up To celebrate, some restaurant chains will be offering special deals. Snag a $1 hot dog from Sonic all day! Get a free hot dog July 18 with DogHaus app download . Biggest fans: New Yorkers (surprise!) purchase $101 billion hot dogs each year, which is the most of any state. Ballpark history: Hot dogs are the MVP at Major League Baseball parks and became standard fare in 1983. [Full Article...]

Trump administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage

Trump administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage Having a risk adjustment program factors into these calculations. It also said last year's cuts had minimal impact, as year-over-year enrollment dipped slightly, to 11.8 million from 12.2 million, and that navigators enrolled less than 1 percent of HealthCare.gov customers overall. [Full Article...]

Trump denies United States opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

Trump denies United States opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution Breast milk is linked to lower risks for children for everything from neurological development problems to diabetes. Now, this is a complicated issue that my childless man brain is simply not qualified to opine on, so here is Republican #NeverTrump operative Liz Mair to explain why access to formula is important. [Full Article...]

Democrat hopes fade as senators welcome Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Democrat hopes fade as senators welcome Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh If these poll numbers hold, Republicans would lose two seats and gain three more, a net increase of one seat, giving the GOP a 52-48 majority in the Senate (including the two independent senators who caucus with the Democrats ). "They're all saying, don't do that, you don't do that, you shouldn't do that", he told Maria Bartiromo. To complicate the math further, with the midterms looming, som... [Full Article...]

Trump to unveil Supreme Court pick for the ages

Trump to unveil Supreme Court pick for the ages Trump's sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry also sits on the 3rd Circuit and reportedly backed Hardiman for the seat Gorsuch eventually filled. Trump previous year appointed Neil Gorsuch , who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by ... [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time For those who have long argued that cannabis offers medical benefits, the FDA approval represents a milestone, "a recognition that the plant is a rich source of compounds which have potential therapeutic activity", Justin Gover, chief executive of GW Pharmaceuticals , the London-based company that developed the drug , said in an interview last week. [Full Article...]

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite Soon after the lump's latest migration, the 32-year-old woman went to an eye doctor, who also observed a "superficial moving oblong nodule at the left upper eyelid" - in other words, a lump - according to a new report of the case, published today (June 20) in The New England Journal of Medicine . [Full Article...]

ESA Issues Statement On WHO "Gaming Disorder" Diagnosis

ESA Issues Statement On WHO World Health Organization officials say statistics, mainly from East and South Asian countries, show only a very small two to three percent of people are addicted to Gaming . Anthony Bean, a licensed psychologist and executive director at the non-profit health clinic The Telos Project, told CNN that labeling gaming disorder as a diagnosable condition was "premature". [Full Article...]

Five things you should know about the Prime Minister's NHS funding pledge

Five things you should know about the Prime Minister's NHS funding pledge May wrote in the Mail on Sunday that paying smaller contributions to the European Union budget after Brexit would free up money to spend on the NHS, while Downing Street claimed on Twitter that the commitment would be funded by a " Brexit dividend ". [Full Article...]

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I was hooked on self-pleasure at 17'

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I was hooked on self-pleasure at 17' Willow simply likens the experience to walking in on something she shouldn't have. "It's like, when Mommy's meditating, don't get into her business". 'One thing I have learned in life over the years is that mental health's something that we should practice every day, not just when issues arise. What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, ... [Full Article...]

The Latest Salmonella Outbreak Is Being Traced Back to Precut Melons

The Latest Salmonella Outbreak Is Being Traced Back to Precut Melons The reported cases were in IL (6), in (11), MI (32), Missouri (10) and OH (1). The CDC said that Caito Foods LLC recalled a selection of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, a fruit medley on June 8. In a tweet posted on Sunday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb urged consumers in the eight affected states to check the "fridge and freezer for recalled pre-cut melon linked to Salmonella outbreak... [Full Article...]


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