'World's Loneliest Chimp,' Abandoned On A Small Island, Gets Cuddly Teddy Bear
(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Posted by SOS PONSO on Thursday, February 25, 2016 The "world's loneliest chimp" just got a warm and fuzzy gift. Ponso was one of 20 chimps that were dumped on a tiny island off the Ivory Coast by the New York Blood Center, a medical testing company, in the early 1980s, the Humane Society of the United States told The Huffington...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women’s Day: Fe’s Story
Happy International Women’s Day! Jenelle Eli has traveled to the Philippines with the Red Cross multiple times to help with Typhoon Haiyan recovery. She sat down with us to share the story of typhoon survivor Fe Potente. Potente’s home in the Philippines was built by local workers with funds from the American Red Cross. Elevated from the ground, the house will be less prone to flooding and storm surges. The Red Cross has also installed a new latrine for Fe, so her family doesn’t need to walk to a relative’s house in the middle of the night. In the year since Fe moved into her new home, she has planted a ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: International Source Type: news

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly on his year in space: 'Maybe you do go bananas'
The American astronaut tells reporters how he kept his wits during more than 340 days in space and what it’s been like to readjust to Earth’s gravity• Walking experiments: Kelly brothers serve Nasa mission to MarsHimalayan lakes, spacewalks and the presidential primaries helped Scott Kelly keep his wits over 340 days in space, the astronaut told reporters on Friday, days after he landed back on Earth from a record-setting mission.“It seemed like I lived there forever,” Kelly said. The veteran of past missions said that his biggest surprise was simply how long this one felt. “Maybe occasionally you do go bananas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Alan Yuhas Tags: Nasa International Space Station Science Source Type: news

7 Things You Didn't Know Can Help Relieve Stress
Most of us have our go-to activities and habits to cope with stress. Whether they're healthy ones like exercise, or less-than-stellar approaches like smoking, sometimes our coping habits become a bit routine and don't relax us the way they used to. Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary ways to destress: 1. Grounding. Also sometimes referred to as "earthing," it simply means the act of walking barefoot on the ground, or laying on the ground. When was the last time you laid on the ground and looked up at the sky? It's sort of funny that there's even a word for this. Proponents of grounding as an actual therapy believe it af...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21-Day Challenge
My husband, daughter, and I are embarking on a 21-Day Challenge to eat cleanly. My daughter has tried it before -- for my husband and me, this is all new, but we consented to give it a try, all in the name of family harmony. Given my recent podcast with Michael Farrington on nutrition for junior tennis players, I thought I would expand on that theme and share some recipes and menu ideas that you can adapt to suit your family's needs. At the beginning of January, Emma returned to Atlanta for a 3-month stint, testing the local acting waters. She has been living in the Los Angeles area since leaving for college back in 200...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild Blue Yonder Foods Issues Recall for Chappaqua Crunch Granola with Blueberries and Bananas Because of Possible Health Risk
WBY Foods of Marblehead, MA, is recalling its Chappaqua Crunch Simply Granola with Blueberries and Bananas, in 13 ounce packages, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Here's The Answer To That Fruit Math Puzzle That's Driving Everyone Coconuts
It's one of those Facebook posts that's all over the place, and -- like "the dress" or the hidden panda -- everyone seems to have a different take on it.  What is half a coconut plus one apple plus three bananas?  On the surface, it would seem the apple has a value of 10, the bananas a value of four and the coconut a value of two. And if that were the end of the story, the answer would be 2 + 10 + 4 = 16.  But in the final frame, the fruit are slightly different.  There is half a coconut, instead of two halves in the earlier example equation that establishes a value of t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Call to Start School Later
My school system wants to change their 7:17 a.m. high school start time to 8:30 a.m. You'd think the sky was falling. I've been watching my district try to make this change since we moved here 16 years ago. Back then my oldest child was 12. As a medical writer, I was concerned her future high school would start at just after 7 a.m., a time doctors were already saying was incompatible with healthy teen sleep. I was relieved when I read that school leaders knew this research and were planning to pilot a 9 a.m. start time. But that pilot never got off the ground. My daughter and my younger kids all started high school at 7:1...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas could help prevent SKIN CANCER
BLACK spots found on ripe bananas could lead to scientists discovering faster and better methods to detect skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freelee The Banana Girl reveals her New Year's 30-day cleanse
Her diet sees her eat up to 15 bananas and 40 pieces of fruit a day, but YouTube and social media star Adelaide's Freelee The Banana Girl said her extreme diet will change your life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Hidden Superfoods to Eat Healthy in 2016
It's Jan. 2nd, you are serious about your New Year's resolution. In addition to getting in good shape, you start the year off eating healthy. You are doing extremely well until about Jan. 12th. By the second week of the year, you become tired of eating foods that taste like grass or wet cardboard. Due to the consumption of bland foods, your energy level is incredibly low, which results in exhaustion. Why can't we find foods that are healthy and tasty that gives us a boost of energy! I am a foodie, the type that will deliberately go looking for restaurants, even if it is hours away from my home. I'll do anything that wil...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to beat feeling bloated after Christmas from strawberries to avoiding dairy
Eating probiotics aids digestion and improves mood and immunity, while strawberries, bananas and kiwis prevent water retention, says nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Extinction’ Of Bananas Shows Us Why Our Food System Needs Help
Bananas, as we know them, could soon be no more. According to a new report out last month, the popular Cavendish banana is now at risk of extinction thanks to the spread of a new strain of Panama disease, the same lethal fungus that already wiped out the previously dominant banana variety, the Gros Michel, in the 1960s. It is almost impossible to eradicate. The news has implications beyond the banana market. As environmental journalist Simran Sethi argues in a new book, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, what’s happening with bananas is just one of many examples of an international food syst...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Can Now Read a Fly's Mind
This study is the first instance in which scientists have been able to identify individual synapses -- work that will help us understand the functional organization of the human brain. "By day, a tiny bug content to live on our food scraps," said Gallio in a ode to the bug. "By night, the superhero that contributes to saving millions of human lives as one of the key model systems of modern biomedical research." The fly may not mind us, but we would do well to further consider the mind of the fly. MORE FROM INVERSE: What If All the Cats in Detroit Grew to the Size of Lions? Human Knowledge Is the Creation of New Informat...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The World’s Most Popular Banana Could Be Wiped Out
A potent fungus is killing off banana plants and could eventually wipe out much of the fruit around the world, according to a new study. Research published in PLOS Pathogens reveals that a disease strain called Tropical Race 4 has affected banana crops in southeast Asia for decades and in recent years has expanded to the Middle East. Eventually the disease is expected to hit Latin America, where the majority of the world’s bananas are grown. This isn’t the first time a type of banana has faced being killed off. TR4 is a mutation of an earlier pathogen called Panama Disease, which effectively wiped out a sweeter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victor Luckerson Tags: Uncategorized bananas cavendish crops Food fruit panama disease Source Type: news