Harvard professor calls potatoes ‘starch bombs’, says a portion of fries should only contain 6 – Times Now

Dr Eric Rimm, a nutrition professor in Harvard University’s School of Public Health, also described potatoes as ‘starch bombs’&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspThinkstock New Delhi: Deep fried foods – such as French fries – have been linked to many serious health conditions, including heart cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, etc. However, latest comment by a […]

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Ghana: Scale Up HIV Testing – UNAIDS – AllAfrica.com

The World AIDS Day was marked on Saturday to remember the over 35 million people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses and intensify the campaign to save people from dying of a treatable disease. This year marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day under the theme “Know your status”, encouraging everyone to […]

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Do you conceal the truth from your doctor for fear of being judged? – Economic Times

NEW YORK: If you tend to stretch the truth while answering your doctor on questions related to exercise or diet, you have company. Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed to tell the truth or just do not want to be lectured about how bad certain […]

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News – Babies’ nose bacteria may be linked to respiratory infection and asthma risk – OnMedica

Those with narrower range and more Moraxellaceae or Streptococcaceae species took longer to recover Caroline White Monday, 03 December 2018 Babies who have many different bacteria in their noses tend to recover more quickly from their first respiratory virus than those who have a narrower range and more Moraxellaceae or Streptococcaceae species, […]

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Vaping Marijuana Gets You Much Higher Than Smoking It – IFLScience

Inhaling vaporized pot will get you way higher than smoking the same amount of it, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit. To see how smoking marijuana compared to vaporizing it, researchers recruited 17 “healthy” men and women (a relatively small sample size) to either vape or smoke marijuana in the […]

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Worried mum ‘forced to wait 20 hours’ in A&E with poorly 10-month-old baby – Mirror Online

A mum says she was forced to wait more than 20 hours to be seen in A&E despite her 10-month-old baby suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease. Chelsea Clarke also claims a nurse laughed at her when she said daughter Dolcie-Rae was dehydrated. The 21-year-old has hit now out at Basildon Hospital and the […]

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Suicides, overdoses push down US life expectancy – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) – Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. […]

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Inside the quest to solve mystery disease paralyzing kids – Genetic Literacy Project

To parents and the press, the “new” disease that is paralyzing kids is a mystery. Media coverage of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which causes sudden limb weakness and paralysis in children, has given families the impression that health care providers and public health officials are sitting quietly and helplessly. … That just isn’t so. Parents have a […]

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Drug use rising among older people – ITIJ

The Guardian newspaper in the UK has reported that, according to new National Health Service (NHS) statistics, growing numbers of middle-aged and older people are ending up in hospital after experiencing mental health problems after taking drugs. Indeed, the number of people in England aged 45 and above admitted with a drug-related mental and behavioural […]

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