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Research firm IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to decline 0.7 percent in 2018 to 1.455 billion units, with growth likely to resume as 5G devices become available. According to Apple , it conducts an " Apple Heart Study" in a congregation with Standford Medicine where the study began a year ago in November and ended in early September 2018 showing an accuracy rate of 98 percent overall.
  • Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison' in viral talk on nutrition

    Harvard professor calls coconut oil 'pure poison' in viral talk on nutrition

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    Dr Michels' claims follow a move by the American Heart Association (AHA) a year ago to update its guidelines , which recommended that people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. "For someone eating 2,000 calories a day, that's about 11 to 13 grams of saturated fat". Indulging in a bit of coconut oil, of course, won't kill you.
  • Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘move minutes’ and ‘heart points’

    Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘move minutes’ and ‘heart points’

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    Google Fit has been in dire need of a major update for quite a while now, and less than two months before Google's expected fall hardware event where we're anticipating the company's first Pixel Watch, our prayers have been answered . The new Google Fit is also seeing a refresh in its UI, with a big tracker up top with those two metrics, followed by a breakdown of the rest of your health stats, including your history for the past week.
  • BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada

    BC wildfire smoke prompts air quality warnings in Western Canada

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    All athletic practices for Tacoma Public Schools have been moved indoors, a district spokesman said. An Air Quality Alert is in effect for Western Washington until 5 p.m. "Definitely, it's a concern for people, especially those with asthma and other pre-existing conditions where this real poor air quality can definitely cause them to experience symptoms", said Jim Kelly, with the state's health department.
  • New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

    New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

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    The tuition goes up about 2-3% every year depending on operating costs but the scholarship will be able to cover the rise in tuition each year, Rivera said. Another 9 students are already covered in their M.D./PhD programs. That is partly propelled by the fact that almost half of third- and fourth-year students say that their choice in medical specialty is influenced by projected income-or by debt burden.
  • Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

    Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

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    With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long. "There is an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe", Thickett said. It showed that the vaping process itself could damage vital immune system cells, at least under laboratory conditions.
  • CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

    CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

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    In 2014, the USA experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC . The Monroe County Health Department said it was alerted to a case of measles back in January. The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading. Your child can still get measles in the U.S.
  • Two Infected With West Nile Virus In First Cases Of 2018

    Two Infected With West Nile Virus In First Cases Of 2018

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    Adult mosquitoes are trapped and tested to provide an estimate of the number that are infected. Typically, positive test results trigger additional trapping to assess risk. The two individuals were between 60 and 79 years old, officials said. Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide the best protection.
  • West Nile virus claims 2 lives

    West Nile virus claims 2 lives

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    Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms at all, or they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of people that become infected with West Nile Virus do not develop any symptoms.
  • Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

    Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

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    The virus was found in mosquitoes in in 51 of 67 Pennsylvania counties. However, health officials said some severe cases of the virus can also lead to meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death. Recovery may take weeks to months. People older than 50, and those with weakened immune systems or with other medical conditions, are at greater risk for the neuroinvasive illness.
  • HUD Requires Residents to go Smoke Free

    HUD Requires Residents to go Smoke Free

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    The policy was announced two years ago by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, but the agency gave the nation's more than 3,300 local public housing authorities almost two years to begin enforcement. As of Monday, smoking is not allowed inside NYCHA apartments, inside common areas, and within 25 feet of the buildings. The Truth Initiative urged federal housing officials not to use eviction as a punishment, suggesting enforcement include education and smoking cessation options.
  • Mosquitoes Caught In Hartford Test Positive For West Nile

    Mosquitoes Caught In Hartford Test Positive For West Nile

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    Lyon and most surrounding counties remain in a moderate risk while Chase and Morris counties have been elevated from moderate to high risk. City crews also monitor the mosquito population on a weekly basis through the use of mosquito traps to evaluate the effectiveness of larval control, provide early warnings for when adult populations are rising and also test for West Nile Virus.