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There is no safe level of alcohol intake, study warns

There is no safe level of alcohol intake, study warns If consumers have questions regarding alcohol and health , they should discuss the potential risks and benefits of consuming alcohol with their physician, the Distilled Spirits Council stated. The researchers noted some benefits of alcohol but still maintained that the side effects are far worse. They're often self-reported, which relies on people recalling their drinking habits , which is subje... [Full Article...]

Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus

Tests confirm Oxford man has West Nile Virus Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers and other items around your home that could hold water. Officials said a horse that was stabled in Hampshire County also contracted West Nile Virus and had to be euthanized. The two people killed by the virus - an infection typically spread by mosquitoes - were 85 and 75 years old and had been dealing with other unidentified illnesses,... [Full Article...]

Story about man urinating on 5-year-old girl was fabricated

Story about man urinating on 5-year-old girl was fabricated Police on Wednesday night arrested a man for urinating on a 5-year-old black girl in an alley in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He added that detectives are working on getting them to a professional interviewer at a child advocacy center, where they can also undergo counseling. [Full Article...]

Northland, large swath of Minnesota under air quality alert

Northland, large swath of Minnesota under air quality alert While he can't say if the current air quality is the worst ever seen in the region, Ries says the current levels are among the worst recorded with modern equipment. The agency recommends everyone stay indoors as much as possible. If you do not have an air conditioner, consider finding a public place with clean, air-conditioned indoor air like a public library or a community center. [Full Article...]

Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species

Ancient DNA reveals tryst between extinct human species The Neanderthals and Denisovans were "sister groups" and our closest extinct human relatives. To determine from which hominin group Denisova 11 originated, they compared the proportions of DNA fragments that match derived genetic variants from the genome of "Altai Neanderthal" and a Denisovan genome ( Denisova 3 ), both determined from bones discovered in Denisova Cave , as well as from a ... [Full Article...]

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' According To Harvard Scientist

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' According To Harvard Scientist The YouTube video , basically a 50-minute lecture, has nearly a million views. "But the reality is when you look at what coconut oil is made of , 80 percent of it is saturated fat and that's similar to butter which is about 60 percent saturated fat or beef fat which is about 40 percent", CBS News medical contributor Dr. [Full Article...]

Rare case of 'flesh-eating' STD reported in England

Rare case of 'flesh-eating' STD reported in England According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , donovanosis (Granuloma Inguinale) is spread through sexual intercourse or by coming in contact with an infected person's ulcer. The British Association for Sexual Health says there have been no prior cases of this disease reported in the UK. Donovanosis is treatable with antibiotics, which usually need to be taken for several week... [Full Article...]

The death toll from Ebola in the Congo has increased to 50

The death toll from Ebola in the Congo has increased to 50 The green-lit experimental treatments are in addition to the use of a drug called mAb114, developed by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Congolese health authorities began administering to Ebola patients last week. [Full Article...]


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