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Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus - KING5.com
21 Aug 2018 at 4:41pm

KING5.com

Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus
KING5.com
SPOKANE, Wash. ? Two Spokane County mosquitoes sample tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Spokane Regional Health District officials. Officials said there have not yet been any cases identified in humans, birds or horses, but early to ...
Massachusetts Health Officials Raise West Nile Risk LevelNECN
Massachusetts raises risk level for West Nile virusNew York Daily News
Residents Warned To Take Extra Precau...

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform a Blood Cell's Type - Live Science
21 Aug 2018 at 12:35pm

Live Science

Gut Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform a Blood Cell's Type
Live Science
The key to changing blood types may be in the gut. Enzymes made by bacteria in the human digestive tract can strip the sugars that determine blood type from the surface of red blood cells in the lab, a new study finds. That's important, because those ...
Gut bug enzyme turns blood into type-OBBC News
In the Quest for Universal Blood, Go With Your GutSmithsonian
Gut Enzyme Can Turn Types A, B Blood to Type OWebMD
Phys.Org...

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' according to Harvard professor - Atlanta Journa...
21 Aug 2018 at 12:20pm

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' according to Harvard professor
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Do you often use coconut oil when cooking? Beware, because the ingredient could be harmful to your health, according to a new report. RELATED: The sudden collapse of coconut oil, 2015's favorite superfood. Karin Michels of Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison,' Harvard Professor ClaimsCBS Denver
Harvard professor slams coconut oil as 'pure poison'New York ...

Consumer baby monitors may get vital signs wrong - Fox News
21 Aug 2018 at 11:47am

PEOPLE.com

Consumer baby monitors may get vital signs wrong
Fox News
Two popular monitors that promise to keep parents informed about their babies' vital signs scored poorly in a test comparing them with actual hospital quality monitors, researchers say. The commercially available monitors, which are not approved by the ...
Researchers Warn Parents About Using Monitors to Prevent SIDS Following StudyPEOPLE.com
Are High-Tech Baby Monitors Worth It? Even Safe?WebMD
Consumer Baby Hypoxemia Monitors Un...

New cervical cancer guidelines start making Pap smears obsolete - NBCNews.com
21 Aug 2018 at 8:50am

NBCNews.com

New cervical cancer guidelines start making Pap smears obsolete
NBCNews.com
New cervical cancer screening recommendations out Tuesday have started to make old-fashioned Pap smears a thing of the past for women over 30. Most women may opt for the human papillomavirus test, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ...
For Cervical Cancer Screening, Women Over 30 Can Now Choose The HPV Test OnlyNPR
New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to KnowLive Science
New cerv...

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