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First human case of West Nile Virus this year reported in Wisconsin

The chances of a person contracting WNV are low and most people infected with West Nile virus will not have any symptoms. Symptoms include fever, rashes and headaches, but complications could also include meningitis. Health officials advise people use repellents, wear long sleeves and trousers after dusk, remove standing water outside homes, clean gutters and keep grass and weeds trimmed short to reduce risk of exposure.

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Steer clear of coconut oil says Harvard Professor

Michels made her comments in a recent lecture entitled " Coconut oil and other nutritional errors " at the University of Freiburg, where she holds a second academic position as director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology.

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Washington smoke not a strong risk to healthy adults

Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky, blotting out mountains and city skylines, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. Northwest residents should avoid vacuuming for up to a week as they wait for the wildfire smoke that has again descended over the lowlands to clear.

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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.