• Fitbit Charge 3 United Kingdom release date confirmed as new tracker is unveiled
Fitbit Charge 3 United Kingdom release date confirmed as new tracker is unveiled

Let us know what you think about the Fitbit Charge 3 and if you're pumped for a new fitness tracker . The display is 40% larger and brighter than its predecessor. The device is now water resistant to 50 meters, and Fitbit has added swim tracking accordingly. In addition, it has added the SpO2 sensor found in its smartwatches, allowing for the pote...

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  • Guilt-free coconut oil is actually 'pure poison' Harvard professor claims
Guilt-free coconut oil is actually 'pure poison' Harvard professor claims

Michels, who is also a director at the University of Freiburg, was giving a presentation entitled " Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors " in German when she made the case that the dietary and cosmetic ingredient is completely unhealthy for humans.

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  • People on low-carb diets die younger, says science
People on low-carb diets die younger, says science

In the study, published in The Lancet Public Health , 15,400 people from the USA filled out questionnaires on the food and drink they consumed, along with portion sizes. Sara Seidelmann, clinical and research fellow in cardiovascular medicine from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and leader of the study. In contrast, replacing carbohydrates ...

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  • Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape
Google Fit gets a hearty makeover to help you stay in shape

Exactly how accurate the data will be for your Move Minutes or Heart Points when you're just using your phone is now unclear. Correction: There is no iOS Google Fit app. " Google Fit will automatically detect these activities using your phone or watch sensors - like the accelerometer and Global Positioning System - to estimate the number...

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  • Air quality plummets across B.C. as wildfire smoke blankets province
Air quality plummets across B.C. as wildfire smoke blankets province

As of noon Tuesday, a day spent outside in Seattle was like smoking five cigarettes , according to air-quality comparisons made by Berkeley Earth. The smoky pollution, even in Colorado, came from wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains in the Northwest.

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  • Why you should never flush your contact lenses down the toilet
Why you should never flush your contact lenses down the toilet

Now a research team based in the U.S. has shown for the first time how they can get eaten by fish and other marine life and be returned to us on our plates. 'When the plastic loses some of its structural strength, it will break down physically. "There's been a lot of research done on single-use, lower-value plastics such as straws, silverware and...

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  • Nurses Pregnant at One Hospital | nurse | expectant | pregnant
Nurses Pregnant at One Hospital | nurse | expectant | pregnant

Sixteen nurses at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona have all concurrently gotten pregnant, to the surprise of many. "That's how I finished, knowing that everyone was pregnant". "The 16 nurses are from three different critical care units", said Heather Francis, nursing director for various ICU units at Banner. It was "one after another, after anothe...

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  • Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC
Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC

The new estimate represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent, over the estimate for the previous 12-month period, said a Washington Post report on Thursday. Despite the nationwide increase the CDC's preliminary data also shows that a number of states, including North Dakota and Wyoming, saw their overdose rates fall relative ...

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  • Grand Forks County reports first human West Nile case
Grand Forks County reports first human West Nile case

While the risk of West Nile virus to most people is low, some people with weakened immune systems or the very elderly can get very sick. According to the health department, a horse tested positive for West Nile Virus. Discard or turn over cans, plastic containers and ceramic pots outside your home to avoid accumulating water.  Drill holes in t...

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  • Low Carb Diet may be out of the trend
Low Carb Diet may be out of the trend

If your low-carbohydrate eating pattern sees you replacing a lot of carbohydrate rich foods for a high quantity of animal-based proteins, you may be unknowingly shortening your life span. All participants reported consuming 600 to 4,200 kcal per day for men and 500 to 3,600 kcal for women, with those with particularly high or low caloric intake e...

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  • Lawmakers Want British Vaping Rules Relaxed To Help Smokers Quit
Lawmakers Want British Vaping Rules Relaxed To Help Smokers Quit

Nearly three million people in the United Kingdom use e-cigarettes, roughly 470,000 of whom are using them to help them quit, with tens of thousands doing so successfully each year. "Those with mental ill health are being badly let down and NHS England appear to have failed to give this any priority". This could include prescribing medically lice...

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  • Forgotten contact lens for nearly 30 years was in a woman’s eye
Forgotten contact lens for nearly 30 years was in a woman’s eye

She then lost her contact lens which was never found. In fact, once doctors had to remove a total of 27 soft contact lenses from the eyes of a British woman. Sirjhun Patel and his colleagues from the department of ophthalmology at the University of Dundee, Scotland. It turns out the woman had "blunt trauma to the upper left eyelid" thanks to ...

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  • Seventy-Six People Overdose On Synthetic Marijuana In A Connecticut Park
Seventy-Six People Overdose On Synthetic Marijuana In A Connecticut Park

Parker has been charged with intent to distribute and Melendez was taken into custody for having K2 on him. The victims are being treated for overdoses of the drug K2, a synthetic type of marijuana. 15), according to news reports. Some victims were found unconscious, while others were nauseous or lethargic. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the stat...

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  • New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars
New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars

Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG ), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate, which has been identified as a " probable carcinogen " by the World Health Organi...

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  • Starbucks adds protein-packed, plant-based blended drink
Starbucks adds protein-packed, plant-based blended drink

Made with almond milk, plant-based protein, almond butter, banana date fruit blend, and ice; the Cold Brew is listed as containing 12 grams of plant-based protein. What do you think of the new Cold Brew drinks? The almond brew will have distinct flavors of almond milk and almond butter, and the cacao drink will have coconut milk and ca...

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  • At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut
At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

Responding personnel found individuals suffering from "a multitude of signs and symptoms ranging from vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure , shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states", he said in an email. "It is taking people out very quickly, people having respiratory failure". Sandy Bogucki, EMS medical director in New ...

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  • Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese
Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese

If transmitted to humans, symptoms take the form of a generalized illness that includes aches and pains, appetite loss, headache, weakness, and abdominal pain. The ancient mayor also served as army chief, overseer of the treasury, and royal scribe under Seti I and his son and successor, Ramses II, who lived well over 3,000 years ago.

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  • Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park
Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

Police swarmed a CT park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the gri...

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  • Visit to DRC left me 'more worried' about Ebola — WHO chief
Visit to DRC left me 'more worried' about Ebola — WHO chief

Health officials are hoping mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in 1995, will be effective in this outbreak that so far has 30 confirmed cases, including 14 deaths. "Before I went there I was really anxious because of the different nature of the Ebola outbreak in DRC", Tedros said. The two outbreaks were not related.

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  • Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale
Nearly 80 overdose on synthetic pot in park near Yale

The exact cause of the overdoses has not been confirmed, but officials suspect that synthetic cannabinoids , also called K2 or spice, are the culprit. Officials said Wednesday's response was a tremendous drain on the fire department. Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious. Emergency crews began responding around 8 a.m.to multip...

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