Health


The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim

Chan School of Public Health - Dr Karin Michels called the oil pure poison and one of the worst foods a person can possibly eat. Coconut oil contains high amount of saturated form of fatty acids that tend to clog your coronary arteries which is why coconut just might not be the super food you thought it was.


Incredible discovery of cave girl whose parents were different species

Incredible discovery of cave girl whose parents were different species

New analysis of a bone fragment from a Siberian cave has suggested that two very distinct groups of humans did in fact interbreed - and a couple of times. The fingertip was the first of a string of notable archaeological discoveries to be found within the cave. The cave near Mongolia where the bone was found contains some remains attributed to Neanderthals as well as Denisovans.


USA public health expert charged with harassment

USA public health expert charged with harassment

As head of the country's main public health agency, Frieden played a prominent role in helping respond to the outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa in 2014 and Zika fever that began in Brazil in 2015. "In all of my experiences with him, there have never been any concerns or reports of inappropriate conduct", he said. "I have known and worked closely with Dr.



No amount of alcohol is good for your health

Some scientists are now saying none. "Previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some conditions, but we found that the combined health risks associated with alcohol increase with any amount of alcohol", lead author Dr.


Mosquitoes in Perth found to be infected with West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Perth found to be infected with West Nile virus

Interior Health said "this is the first evidence of West Nile virus activity in the province this year". Greece's Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) is expected to release its latest report this week. Install screens on windows . "Paying attention to like dusk and dawn, which is when they're out the most", Skuza said. This is the time of day mosquitoes that can carry the virus are most active.


West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos

West Nile Virus found in Salem mosquitos

The risk level for the West Nile virus has been raised to moderate "in every MA city and town", state public health officials announced today. Dr Medlock added: 'The majority of people infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms but those that do will experience a mild, flu like illness and rash lasting up to six days.