West Nile virus spreads to more parts of Attica

Health authorities said on Wednesday that from May 31 until August 20 there have been cases reported in at least 39 municipalities, including Kallithea, Egaleo and Piraeus - compared to 10 a year ago. Mosquito abatement districts in the county have d... More..

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Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death

The researchers concluded those with the lowest risk of an early death followed a diet made up of 50-55 percent carbohydrates. As more and more people are concerned with losing weight, the prevalence of the l...More..

West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos

Officials are asking residents to take steps to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes and to eliminate standing water on their property, a breeding ground for the insects, especially with recent rainfall. One year...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Facebook to make MRI scans faster using AI

To realize those benefits, NYU is exploring using technology to reconstruct data generated during fast MRI scans. The image quality makes them especially helpful in spotting soft tissue damage, too. In disclosi...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

E-cigs Can Damage DNA: Vaping May Modify DNA, Boosting Cancer Risk

All e-cigarettes, also known as vape pens or vapes, rely on the same basic design: when a user presses a button or breathes through the tip, a small amount of the nicotine- (or other drug-) laden fluid in a ref...More..

Fitbit Charge 3: price, specs, and release date
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fitbit Charge 3: price, specs, and release date

The tracker is the first from the company to come with an inductive button on side instead of a mechanical one, which also helps make it waterproof. Fitbit has announced that the Charge 3 comes with several n...More..

Charges filed in Tibbetts' disappearance
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Charges filed in Tibbetts' disappearance

An undocumented immigrant, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was later convicted on gun charges related to Steinle's death. The video showed Tibbetts jogging in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn as well as Rive...More..

Ariana Grande reveals details about fiance Pete Davidson's 'really sweet' proposal
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ariana Grande reveals details about fiance Pete Davidson's 'really sweet' proposal

The singer , who was in conversation with Ebro for Beats 1, tore up when the interviewer asked her about working on a new song highlighting the trauma of the blast while trying to comfort to the people still...More..

Low vaccination rates raise fear for measles elimination status
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Low vaccination rates raise fear for measles elimination status

Ukraine has been the hardest hit, with over 23 000 people affected; this accounts for over half of the regional total. "We call on all countries to immediately implement broad, context-appropriate measures to...More..

Contact lenses not environment-friendly
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Contact lenses not environment-friendly

You may flush them down the loo, chuck them in the bin or pop them in the recycling - but as plastic pollution plays heavy on our collective conscious, what is the best way to dispose of our plastic contact ...More..

Following a low-carb diet could shorten your life expectancy
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Following a low-carb diet could shorten your life expectancy

It turns out, is too low (less than 40%) and too high (over 70%) carbohydrate consumption affects life expectancy. Excessive and inadequate intake of carbohydrate is fraught with reduced life expectancy on av...More..

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is a healthier option than choosing butter or margarine, but to improve your health, you're better off trying heart-healthy oils like olive oil, canola oil, or sunflower oil. Another study using da...More..

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

To improve its official Android health and fitness app, Google has redesigned Fit from the ground up. Google has worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and American Heart Association (AHA) to creat...More..

Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and frowning emojis to show what air quality conditions look like in different parts of the state. Huge clouds of choking smoke from the wildfires have prompted air qual...More..

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Researchers said they hope their study will sound a warning to manufacturers of contact lenses , and encourage users to dispose of them properly with other solid waste. That amounts to "about 20 to 23 metric...More..

Drug overdose deaths down in Hawaii, but up across most of US
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Drug overdose deaths down in Hawaii, but up across most of US

The ongoing opioid epidemic gripping the United States continued to fuel the historic number of fatal drug overdoses previous year. The CDC projects some 49,000 people will have died from them in 2017...More..

Resident has first case of West Nile Virus in Wis. for 2018
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Resident has first case of West Nile Virus in Wis. for 2018

The Department of Health Services says a person in Dane County is the first person confirmed infected with the virus in 2018. A majority of human cases in the state occur in August and September. It cannot be t...More..

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

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

No deaths were reported, but at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms. "After 8:00 we ended up with 12 victims in a 40-minute period". Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were...More..

Baby boom at hospital with 16 pregnant nurses in same department
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Baby boom at hospital with 16 pregnant nurses in same department

The nurses, who are due between September and February, will go on maternity leave for 12 weeks. "They're wondering what's in the water", nurse Ashley Atkinsm said, according to the station. "Certain infectio...More..

Second West Nile case confirmed in Calhoun County, statewide total at 23
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Second West Nile case confirmed in Calhoun County, statewide total at 23

West Nile attacks the central nervous system and usually results in mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms at all. Although it is hard to wear long sleeves in weather like Kentucky experienced last week, it is...More..

E-cigarettes 'could be NHS' key weapon against smoking'
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

E-cigarettes 'could be NHS' key weapon against smoking'

The STC says concerns that e-cigarettes could be a gateway to conventional smoking, including for young non-smokers, "have not materialised". If parental influence goes a long way in impacting a child's habit...More..

CDC Estimates A Record Number Of People Died Of Overdoses In 2017
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

CDC Estimates A Record Number Of People Died Of Overdoses In 2017

Last year, 64,000 died of drug overdoses, with 42,000 deaths related to opioids - including prescription pain pills, heroin and fentanyl. The number of lives lost to drug overdoses increased by 9.5% in 2017, ...More..

Measles Outbreak Hits 21 States, Including Texas
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Measles Outbreak Hits 21 States, Including Texas

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Some symptoms are a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that typically starts on th...More..

Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 ‘bodies dropping’ in park - Ireland
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 ‘bodies dropping’ in park - Ireland

Campbell said some of the people who overdosed gave detectives names to investigate. Two other people were arrested, including one New Haven man who police believe was involved, though they haven't confirmed ...More..

Overdose total hits 76 in park near Yale
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Overdose total hits 76 in park near Yale

Numerous cases took place at the New Haven Green, a park near the university where a similar mass overdose took place on July 4. "Two individuals had life-threatening symptoms, and the others had non-life-thr...More..

Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats, Researchers Say

The tests were commissioned by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group after internal FDA emails surfaced previous year showing chemists at the agency were testing wheat, corn , and oat foods for glypho...More..

by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Victims displayed a multitude of symptoms , including "vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure , shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states", according to Rick Fontana, director of the cit...More..

Both high- and low-carb diets can reduce longevity, says study
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Both high- and low-carb diets can reduce longevity, says study

Diets composed of less than 40-percent carbohydrates and diets composed of more than 70-percent carbohydrates were both associated with increased mortality risk. But the researchers recognize that their findi...More..

Surgeons find contact lens stuck in eyelid for 28 years
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Surgeons find contact lens stuck in eyelid for 28 years

Now 42, the woman had visited an ophthalmologist because her eyelid was swollen and drooping, and she could feel something solid under the skin, according to the journal BMJ Case Reports . Of course, the woman...More..

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

The risky disease causes animals, such as dogs, pigs, sheep, goats, and camels, to lose their ability to reproduce. Researchers say they may have discovered the world's oldest known solid cheese in an Egypt...More..