New type of apple is nutritious and lasts in fridge for a year
Growers in Washington State have begun shipping a new variety of apples called Cosmic Crisp to stores across U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards
Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and new varieties may be more vulnerable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jim Robbins Tags: Apples Trees and Shrubs Genetics and Heredity Flowers and Plants Antibiotics Bacteria Cornell University National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation Champlain (NY) Maine your-feed-science Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Italy ’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria
By Eric RegulyROME, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) On a warm Saturday morning in late October, the silver-green leaves of the 200 productive olive trees on a rolling country property in Umbria, in central Italy, sparkled in the brilliant sun. Fausto Venturi, a local farmer who devotes autumn weekends to making olive oil, could not have been happier. The weather was perfect for harvesting the Moraiolo olives. The small, round green fruit is indigenous to Umbria and Tuscany, prized by olive growers for its high yield and among connoisseurs for the oil’s gorgeous emerald-green colour and fruity aroma, with hints of artichokes and herbs....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Eric Reguly Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Trick or truth? The real story behind Halloween candy tampering
As kids around the country prepare to hit their neighbourhood streets for the annual trick-or-treating ritual, we examine how real the threat of poisoned candies, razors in apples and other Halloween treat tampering we've heard about for decades really is in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Try This Healthy Autumn Apple Dessert
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Apples are a superfruit loaded with nutrients and soluble fiber. While warm apple pie is the quintessential American dessert, a few tweaks to the standard recipe can lighten the calorie load. First, switch from pie to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Michigan apples recalled in 8 states due to listeria concerns
McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan and Fuji are among the varieties recalled after test reveals possible contamination (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Michigan produce company is recalling apples in eight states for possible listeria contamination
A Michigan produce company has recalled nearly 2,300 cases of fresh apples that could be contaminated with listeria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol for heart healthy benefits
Move over, apples - new research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep "bad cholesterol" at bay. According to the researchers, bad cholesterol can refer to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled feeding study, the researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL (specifically small, dense LDL particles) and oxidized LDL in adults with overweight or obesity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

It ’s Halloween. Beware Urban Legends (and Cars).
It ’s the risks to costumed little pedestrians that should worry parents, not tainted candy or razor blades in apples. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aaron E. Carroll Tags: Halloween Traffic Accidents and Safety Poisoning and Poisons Hoaxes and Pranks Rumors and Misinformation Parenting Source Type: news

Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis
Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Diverticulosis Diet and Nutrition Fiber (Dietary) Constipation Digestive Tract Colon Source Type: news

Stock up on These Fall Superfoods
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and apples are all amazing fall superfoods and the perfect reason to get cooking. Cheap and versatile, butternut squash is loaded with fiber and vitamin A. For an easy butternut squash... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Apples to apples? Neural correlates of emotion regulation differences between high and low risk adolescents - Perino MT, Guassi Moreira JF, McCormick EM, Telzer EH.
Adolescence has been noted as a period of increased risk taking. The literature on normative neurodevelopment implicates aberrant activation of affective and regulatory regions as key to inhibitory failures. However, many of these studies have not included... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The physics professor who says online extremists act like curdled milk
Hate may be less like a cancer and more like bubbles, says Neil Johnson, who applies physics theory to human behaviorLone wolves. Terrorist cells. Bad apples. Viral infections.The language we use to discuss violent extremism is rife with metaphors from the natural world. As we seek to understand why some humans behave so utterly inhumanely, we rely on comparisons to biology, ecology and medicine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco Tags: Science Race US news Antisemitism Source Type: news

Pesticide widely used in US particularly harmful to bees, study finds
Agriculture has become 48 times more toxic to insects in last 25 years as neonics are used on over 140 different types of cropsAgriculture in the United States has become 48 times more toxic to insects over the last 25 years, largely due to a controversial, widely used class ofpesticides that are particularly harmful to bees, according to a study published on Tuesday.Neonicotinoid pesticides, also known as neonics, are used on more than 140 different types of crops, from apples to rice. Neonics are most persistent in corn and soybeans as the pesticide is used to coat the seeds of these crops.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lauren Aratani in New York Tags: Bees Pesticides Environment Insects Animals Wildlife Farming Agriculture Science Source Type: news