Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

Ban on trans fats linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes

People in a number of New York counties suffered fewer heart attacks and strokes after local authorities imposed bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods, a new survey revealed.

Artificial trans fats are also known as trans fatty acids, which are produced in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils in order to make them more solid. These fats increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke by boosting bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lower good cholesterol levels (HDL).

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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus selling like hot cakes

Samsung has claimed that its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are selling like hot cakes, suggesting that consumers have moved on from the taint related to the recall of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets.

Samsung said that both of its new flagship phones have garnered a record number of pre-orders. As per the company’s claims, both handsets have already eclipsed the sales of their unfortunate predecessors.

Without revealing exact numbers, the South Korean manufacturer said that the early figures for preorders for the two devices showed a “double digit” growth.

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Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Hawaiian health officials worried over increasing brain-invading parasite infections

Health officials in the Hawaiian island of Maui have warned members of the public that infections stemming from a parasitic worm that invades the human brain are on the rise.

In the past three months, at least half a dozen cases of disease of rat lungworm caused by parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis have been confirmed in Maui. Many more cases of the infection are currently under investigation.

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April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

April’s baby is kicking, just not coming out: zoo officials say

For millions of animal lovers, day begins and ends with a check on April the giraffe as the pregnant creature is showing no sign of going into active labor well after she was initially expected to give birth.

Veterinarian at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., said in a new statement that April and her baby are healthy. However, they also expressed concern that it is not coming out.

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