We took a scientific look at the high-fat keto diet and trendy Whole 30 diet. Only one is doctor-recommended. – Business Insider
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We took a scientific look at the high-fat keto diet and trendy Whole 30 diet. Only one is doctor-recommended. – Business Insider

When people are in a hurry to lose weight, they often turn to fad diets that limit entire food groups. Studies suggest the tactic can help dieters shave off extra pounds in the short-term. But then it backfires, sending people back where they began on the scale or locked in a vicious cycle of gaining…

E-cigarette company Juul is now doing health research, but the findings from its first study are limited – Business Insider
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E-cigarette company Juul is now doing health research, but the findings from its first study are limited – Business Insider

On Saturday, for the first time in its roughly two-year history, e-cigarette company Juul presented some data from a clinical trial of its devices. The company has a reputation for aggressively marketing its dessert-flavored nicotine products to teens, some of whom, research suggests, may now be at a higher risk of using regular cigarettes. But…

More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely – WebMD
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More Severe Flu Strain Starts to Spread Widely – WebMD

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans aren’t out of the woods yet, as the flu season continues to spread across the country, health officials reported Friday. One major shift that’s occurred is in the viruses that are circulating. At the start of the flu season, the predominant strain…

Opioids claiming more African-American lives as overdoses spread – AOL
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Opioids claiming more African-American lives as overdoses spread – AOL

For much of its horrific history, the faces of deadly opioid epidemic which have ravaged the Rust Belt and killed more than 350,000 Americans since 1999 were largely white.That is rapidly changing as the plague spreads to the big cities on the East Coast, according to a new study by a quartet of researchers led…

Ask Amy: To protect the herd, nurse urges all to immunize – The Washington Post
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Ask Amy: To protect the herd, nurse urges all to immunize – The Washington Post

Dear Readers: I’ve stepped away from the Ask Amy column for two weeks to work on a new writing project. I hope you enjoy these edited “best of” columns in my absence. All of these questions and answers were first published 10 years ago. Today’s topic: wellness. Dear Amy: As a public health nurse and…

The US Has a Higher Overdose Death Rate Than Any Other Wealthy Nation – Gizmodo
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The US Has a Higher Overdose Death Rate Than Any Other Wealthy Nation – Gizmodo

Photo: Tom Pennington / Stringer (Getty Images)The U.S. is in the middle of a devastating drug overdose crisis, one led by opioid-related deaths. But new research out of the University of Southern California highlights just how historically awful the situation really is. It found that the drug overdose mortality in America has shot clear past…

Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation – The Verge
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Pinterest has a perfect response to harmful misinformation – The Verge

Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you next week. Since the reckoning over social networks began in 2016, a popular genre of content has emerged that I like to call Hey, These Search Results Are Bad. This genre of story comprises three…

Mumps identified on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville – 4029tv
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Mumps identified on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville – 4029tv

Mumps identified on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville Three confirmed and one suspected cases of the mumps have been identified at the University of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville over the past few weeks. Three confirmed and one suspected cases of the mumps have been identified on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville,…

Eating a high-fat diet in your 20s and 30s makes you likely to get heart disease and diabetes later – Daily Mail
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Eating a high-fat diet in your 20s and 30s makes you likely to get heart disease and diabetes later – Daily Mail

Eating a high-fat diet in your 20s and 30s heightens the risk of ill-health later on – and not just because of weight gain.According to researchers at Qingdao University, China, fatty foods cause a reduction in, and mutation of, so-called ‘good’ bacteria in the gut.Specifically, an unhealthy diet modifies microbiomes – which break down food…

Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston
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Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season – WCVB Boston

Health officials confirm third pediatric flu death of season Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT FROM THE FLU? WE SPOKE WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS THIS AFTERNOON. >> I JUST GOT DONE TALKING TO A DOCTOR HERE. HE SAYS CHILDREN ARE VULNERABLE AND SOMETIMES THERE ARE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS. THE FACT IS, THE FLU CAN KILL YOU AND…