• Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch
Google Fit gets a redesign ahead of possible Pixel watch launch

Which is why the new Google Fit is built around two pretty simple activity goals the update bases on recommendations it got from the AHA and WHO about how people can improve their health - those goals are called Move Minutes and Heart Points .

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  • Reduce risk of early death by eating carbohydrates in moderation
Reduce risk of early death by eating carbohydrates in moderation

They analysed the dietary habits of 15,428 adults aged 45 to 64 from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds from four USA communities. They found that 50-year-olds eating a moderate carb diet, with half their energy coming from carbohydrates, had a further life expectancy of 33 years, which was four years longer than those on low-carb diets and one ye...

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  • Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017
Opioid deaths hit record high in 2017

Opioids, which include prescription painkillers along with heroin and other illegal synthetic opioid drugs, contributed 49,068 to the total number of overdose deaths, the report indicates. The lag time between death and when the data are available for analysis is longer for drug overdose deaths compared with other causes of death, the CDC says.

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  • Measles cases growing in IL, other states
Measles cases growing in IL, other states

More than 1 million people have fled Venezuela's chaos, often carrying disease with them. In 2015, a large measles outbreak was linked to visitors to Disneyland. People with the disease can remain contagious for up to four days. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash consisting of flat red spots appears on the hairline and spreads down...

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

The canvas further supports the cheese theory as the fabric type suggests the container was once home to a solid. The testing also showed that the sample contained a bacterium called Brucella melitensis , this bacterium is a deadly disease that spreads from animals to people.

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  • NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

The school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 92 first-year students-another 10 are already covered through M.D./PhD programs-as well as 350 students already partway through the M.D. Medical schools across the USA have attempted to respond to the student debt crisis by increasing their fundraising efforts to recruit competitive applicants, ...

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  • Man arrested after overdoses at CT park
Man arrested after overdoses at CT park

No deaths were reported, but officials on Wednesday said two people had suffered life-threatening symptoms. Alston said it's unclear what was the cause of the overdoses, but officials suspect it may have been synthetic cannabinoids , known as K2, that were likely laced with other substances.

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  • Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven
Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven

But some overdosed again, including one person who was treated for three separate overdoses. Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven , as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the grip of a public health crisis.

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  • Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her
Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her

Several recent scientific papers and publications have documented grieving behavior in whales and dolphins, and scientists working in the Salish Sea have themselves witnessed similar sad sights of mothers carrying deceased calves. Brad Hanson with NOAA said earlier Thursday that if they didn't obtain health samples from J50 soon, opportunitie...

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  • Groups of Mosquitoes & Chickens Infected with West Nile Virus in Butte County
Groups of Mosquitoes & Chickens Infected with West Nile Virus in Butte County

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin. Unfortunately, the West Nile mosquitoes have spread. "With the temperatures we're seeing here, that's not really feasible for a lot of people" she said. While the majority of people infected with WNV have no symptoms, the virus can cause serious symptoms in some people, especially those ...

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  • Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County
Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

The west nile virus is "out of control" right now in Butte County, this is according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. "These factors indicate that the risk for human West Nile virus infections is elevated and will likely remain elevated through the remainder of August".

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  • Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser
Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser

Nunes told the crowd at the fundraiser that he personally had called for Rosenstein's impeachment, but that it had to be delayed in order to keep the Senate on track with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Later, he talks about the midterms and the honest need to keep a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, so...

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  • Priyanka Chopra: Why do we only have to play the sidekick?
Priyanka Chopra: Why do we only have to play the sidekick?

As reported by IANS, Priyanka said, "My entire life, especially my personal life..." E! News quotes her saying : 'Ninety percent of my life is for public consumption, but 10 percent is for me. So in films like Baywatch (2017) and Isn't It Romantic (2019), she plays characters that have nothing to do with her ethnicity as an Indian. "Nobo...

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  • Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male
Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

BOSTON-If you're a woman and having a heart attack (what's called in medical parlance an "acute myocardial infarction" or AMI), do your best to make sure you're treated by a female physician. As the study is observational, it does not provide any strong answer to why male doctors flag behind. Specifically, a study found that patients who were...

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  • Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status
Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

He stated that even in scenarios where breastfeeding was challenged for instance, due to the demise of a mother at birth, effort should be made to seek out an already breastfeeding relative, who could volunteer to feed both her baby and the other baby placed in her care, at the same time through "tandem breastfeeding".

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  • CT Insurance Dept. mulling expansion of 'short-term' plans
CT Insurance Dept. mulling expansion of 'short-term' plans

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued final rules that would allow states like CT to allow the sale of cheaper, skimpier health care plans that were originally intended for short-term use but would now be available for 364 days, or almost 12 months, at a time.

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  • Weld County man hospitalized with West Nile Virus
Weld County man hospitalized with West Nile Virus

Urban areas are more likely to have mosquitoes that carry WNV. Spraying clothes with repellent will give extra protection - seeing as some mosquitoes bite through clothes. Do not forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles. The Department of Public Health and Wellness has also advised...

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  • Don't try to rejuvenate your vagina, FDA warns after scolding companies
Don't try to rejuvenate your vagina, FDA warns after scolding companies

Opening up about this issue, a woman who used the "Thermiva" device from ThermiGen to treat her urinary incontinence said, "I was in so much pain. went to my OBGyn and she then informed me that I had bruising and she looked on the FDA website and told me that the product is not approved from FDA".

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  • Suffolk Mosquito Control continues to find West Nile virus
Suffolk Mosquito Control continues to find West Nile virus

About one in five will develop a fever, while roughly one out of 150 infected develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . As of July 24, 39 cases have been reported across the U.S. "Removing standing water from your property is also a great way to reduce the number of places mosquitoes...

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  • Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated
Dog’s Lick Causes Blood Infection, Man Has Limbs Amputated

Greg Manteufel was infected by Capnocytophaga canimorsus , a bacteria that is found in the salvia of dogs and cats. However, there have only been about 500 cases logged in the USA and Canada since 1976 of the bacteria causing sepsis when no dog bite was found.

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