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Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

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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Your low-carb diet could be shortening your life

For example, based on the findings, the researchers estimated that from age 50, people who consumed a moderate-carb diet would have a life expectancy that was about four years longer than those who consumed a very low-carb diet (with an average life expectancy of 83 years for moderate-carb eaters versus 79 years for very low-carb eaters).

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CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC

More than 40,000 people died last from opioid overdoses previous year, and almost 30,000 people died from overdoses of synthetic opioids, like fentanyl. Drug overdose deaths in the United States reached 72,000 in 2017, hitting a record high and surpassing the highest annual death totals from HIV, vehicle crashes and guns, according to latest provisional estimates released by the U.S.

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Texas among states facing measles outbreak

The largest outbreak of measles in recent years occurred in 2014, when 667 cases of measles were reported across 27 states, according to the CDC . A majority of the people who got measles weren't vaccinated. Measles is an airborne illness, spreads via coughs and sneezes. Children with measles must be kept out out school to limit the spread of the virus.

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‘Oldest solid cheese ever found’ discovered in Egyptian jar

In one of the broken jars, researchers found a "solidified, whitish" mass, wrapped in a piece of canvas, researchers said. The team used unconventional scientific techniques to identify it as the remains of a solid cheese made from cow milk and sheep or goat milk.

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This top 10 U.S. medical school offering free tuition

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, which this year amounts to $55,018. The result is a shortage of primary care physicians and researchers, per the WSJ . Those range from around $27,000 to $29,000 per year, according to the medical school. The move follows NYU's decision in 2013 to offer an accelerated three-year curriculum for its MD degree program, which also helps in cutting tuition costs.