• Gut bacteria could transform blood groups into universal type
Gut bacteria could transform blood groups into universal type

Stripping these blood types of their antigens before a transfusion could turn all blood types into universal donors, but researchers have yet to find enzymes safe and efficient enough to do the job. "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 th...

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  • Body found in search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts
Body found in search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts

The suspect on Tuesday led authorities to a body officials believe is that of Tibbetts, 20, said Rick Rahn, special agent in charge at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. He would receive a mandatory life sentence if convicted. The remote area where the body of missing Iowa university student Mollie Tibbetts was found Tuesday.

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  • Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you
Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you

However, new research points out that both too much carbohydrate and too little in our diet may be a cause for concern. "However, our data indicate that animals of a diet low in carbohydrates can lead to a reduction in total life expectancy, so they should not be encouraged", she says.

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

Use a mosquito repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient such as DEET while you are outdoors. But mosquitoes would need to bite infected animals to transmit the disease to humans, so Public Health England says the risk remains low. Given the favourable weather conditions this season, the virus may spread to new areas, thus affecting new popul...

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  • Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative
Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

Shelten Yuen, VP of Research at Fitbit said "Fitbit continues to harness its data to give users actionable insights into their health and wellness". Fitbit also announced a new line of accessories for the device, including classic bands, sports bands, woven bands, and Horween leather bands. While the standard Fitbit Charge 3 costs Rs 14,999 in In...

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  • 'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor
'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor

The American Heart Association advises against high consumption of saturated fats due to their association with cardiovascular disease - still the leading global cause of death at 17.3 million per year. In the USA, coconut oil sales appear to have peaked in 2015 at $229m, according the market research firm Spins . Increasing the amount of ...

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  • Diet moderate in carbs could be key to longer life
Diet moderate in carbs could be key to longer life

The results were concluded by a meta-analysis of studies on carbohydrate intake of people from over 20 countries. These findings come from studying the data of more than 15,400 people from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), which collected a range of medial, social, and demographic data from 45-64 year olds in four USA commun...

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  • Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings
Google Fit Updated With Activity Rings

Well, two new focuses. Google says it turned to both the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization to develop two activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points . "These things don't get translated very well". There will also be recommendations sprinkled through the app to keep you on target. People can also manually tell the...

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  • Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled
Spokane air quality in the 'very unhealthy' range; 'Tuxedo Junction' concert cancelled

Thick wildfire smoke has socked in the Puget Sound area, and air quality is going to get worse before it gets better, according to KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott. "Elite athletes will face difficulties breathing, some early exhaustion, and in extreme cases if they're also dehydrated, they may experience confusion from difficulty breathing the a...

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  • Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park
Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

The first overdoses were reported Tuesday evening at the New Haven Green park, near the campus of Yale University, but more victims later came from across the city, Police Chief Anthony Campbell said. The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American...

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  • Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?
Could relaxing rules on e-cigarettes save lives?

Vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking and the two should not be treated as the same, according to a report by the Science and Technology Committee (STC). Former health minister Norman Lamb - the committee chairman - wants the Government to consider allowing more freedom to advertise e-cigarettes. Speaking on Tuesday, Hazel said: "Thi...

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both Vermont and MA had fewer deaths in that time period. In addition, the rate of opioid-related deaths in the farming, fishing, and forestry occupations was more than five times the average rate for MA workers, despite the small number of workers in these fields.

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  • Woman makes disturbing discovery 28 years after losing contact lens
Woman makes disturbing discovery 28 years after losing contact lens

After an MRI scan, doctors were able to see a lump had formed under the woman's eyelid. The doctors operated on the cyst and found inside a contact lens. The eyelid showed no signs of trauma, however, when the tumor is incised, inside I found a hard contact lens. Her more recent problems subsided after the wayward lens was removed.

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  • Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study
Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study

The researchers found that, from age 50, average life expectancy was 83 years for those with moderate carbohydrate intake (50-55 per cent of daily calories ), which was four years longer than those with very low carbohydrate consumption (less than 40 per cent of calories) who lived an average of 79 years.

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  • Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported
Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

The majority of the cases reported to the CDC were people who were unvaccinated . According to CDC, there have already been 107 cases reported this year. Now, doctors are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated with the measles , mumps and rubella (MMR) shot. Herd immunity is achieved when at least 95 percent of the total population of a ...

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  • Google is working on a health and fitness assistant called ‘Google Coach’
Google is working on a health and fitness assistant called ‘Google Coach’

Android 9 Pie (Go Edition ) will also come with a dashboard similar to the one of the original Android 9 Pie interface which will help users monitor the data and time they've spent on a particular app and restrict usage accordingly. Alphabet Inc's Google has launched a spinoff of its Android operating system for home appliances and other machines...

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  • Is Struggling With A Rash Of K2 Overdoses
Is Struggling With A Rash Of K2 Overdoses

New Haven Police have arrested three people in connection with the case, and the investigation is now ongoing, New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell said in a press conference. Officials expect that more will come in as people who saved the K2 for later use take the drug. Two former addicts said nearly any drug can be sprayed on K2, or even dri...

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  • Cheerios and other breakfast cereals found to contain weed-killing chemical
Cheerios and other breakfast cereals found to contain weed-killing chemical

The report claimed to have found glyphosate in products like Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Nature Valley Granola Bars and Quaker's Old Fashioned Oats. A California jury on August 10 found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the compa...

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  • I Tried Starbucks' Vegan, Protein-Packed Blended Cold Brew Drinks
I Tried Starbucks' Vegan, Protein-Packed Blended Cold Brew Drinks

Two new Starbucks drinks blend coffee with an extra boost of protein. The protein blended cold brew is made with slow-steeped Starbucks cold brew, alternative milk and plant-based proteins for a non-dairy beverage that's a good source of protein and keeps you going throughout the day, according to the release.

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  • But it's probably filled with a deadly disease
But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

If the preliminary analysis is confirmed, the sample would represent the earliest reported biomolecular evidence of the disease, the researchers noted. Older samples discovered elsewhere were "more attributable to natural fermented milk like yogurt or kefir". "Other groups have done a lot of work with extracting lipid residues, fat residues, from...

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