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High fiber diet and whole grains may reduce risk of chronic diseases

High fiber diet and whole grains may reduce risk of chronic diseases Speaking about the study, co-author Jim Mann, professor of human nutrition and medicine at the University of Otago said, "The health benefits of dietary fibre appear to be even greater than we thought previously". The study was commissioned by the World Health Organisation which is looking at the development of new recommendations for optimal daily fibre intake. [Full Article...]

Jillian Michaels slams Jenna Jameson-endorsed keto diet

Many, including Jenna Jameson , have touted the diet as a great weight-loss plan, but Michaels doesn't agree. The keto diet is created to force your body into a fat-burning ketogenic state. I promise you, balanced diet. Don't ask Jillian Michaels to participate in the keto diet. 'Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, ' she ... [Full Article...]

U.S. flu season poised to be milder than last year's

U.S. flu season poised to be milder than last year's Vaccines also work better against it, said the CDC's Dr. Alicia Fry. "If (this strain) continues to be the predominant virus, that is what we'd expect", Fry said. Roughly 70,000 to 80,000 have been hospitalized. Death estimates for adults who contracted the flu are not yet available, but as of late December , the CDC said that about 6% of deaths nationwide were due to influenza or pneumonia. [Full Article...]

Shocking spike in women dying from drug overdoses since 1999, CDC says

Shocking spike in women dying from drug overdoses since 1999, CDC says From 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate among women 30 to 64 years old climbed more than 260%, according to the report published Thursday. The researchers also found that the average age of overdose death among women increased by 2.8 years, from 43.5 years in 1999 to 46.3 years in 2017. [Full Article...]

Drug-resistant Pseudomonas infections linked to surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico — Travel warning

Drug-resistant Pseudomonas infections linked to surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico — Travel warning Almost half of the infected patients had undergone surgery at Grand View Hospital in Tijuana; the rest had undergone surgeries at other hospitals and clinics in the area. Travel medicine specialists can provide you with the guidance, vaccines, and medicines you may need for your travel. According to its latest survey of providers, about 72% of the patients who used medical tourism traveled for c... [Full Article...]

Medieval woman’s art career revealed by blue stains on teeth

Medieval woman’s art career revealed by blue stains on teeth But how did the blue paint get into the woman's teeth? An archaeologist accidentally stumbles upon a blue pigment, specifically called ultramarine, deep within the tartar of a medieval nun , which sheds light on the possible contribution of women on ancient religious manuscript writing. [Full Article...]

Dental floss contains toxic chemicals, Study Says

Dental floss contains toxic chemicals, Study Says Silent Spring's Katie Boronow, the lead author of the study , said that "this is the first study to show that using dental floss containing PFAS is associated with a higher body burden of toxic chemicals". To further understand the results, the researchers tested 18 dental flosses (including three Glide products) for the presence of fluorine - a marker of PFAS - using a technique called par... [Full Article...]

HRT tablets increase risk of blood clots in women

Taking HRT pills to cope with the menopause doubles the risk of unsafe blood clots, research has found. "However, the study should reassure women that blood clots are an uncommon complication of HRT, regardless of the preparation". Patches, creams and gels had no raised risk of clotting. Dr Yana Vinogradova, of the University's School of Medicine, undertook the research. The team also included P... [Full Article...]


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