UCLA biologist works to create a new field, merging the sciences and architecture
How do spaces affect us, and animals? UCLA biologist Noa Pinter-Wollman had the idea that we can learn from the way animals use space, and, with several colleagues from the U.S., England and France, she is launching an effort to create a new field of study. Her goals are ambitious.Does she hope her research will lead to better homes, better offices and better communities?“Of course,” said Pinter-Wollman, an expert on ants, spiders and how environments influence collective behavior. “Who doesn’t? I want to know how collective behaviors emerge; what causes them, and how they can be improved.”It ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash
This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married together with vegetables and a few glasses of full-bodied red wine. I’ve used carrot puree to thicken the Bourguignon sauce towards the end of cooking, which is a lovely way of thickening sauces without using refined white flours. Don’t overcook your cauliflower. Make sure to chop the ingredients finely before cooking and keep an eye on the cooking time. Blend it when hot, which will result in a creamy, white mash that tastes wonderful. This recipe is from my cookbo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime weekend recipe Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

Your Natural Sleep Trigger
Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? You’re not alone. Sleeping a solid 7 to 9 hours every night should be the most natural thing in the world. But insomnia has become an epidemic. And modern medicine does very little to help you restore natural rest. Big Pharma’s answer is to knock you out with drugs. That’s not the same as sleep. “Sleep aids” like Ambien, Lunesta, and others cause dizziness, headache, depression and anxiety. They can lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss and hallucinations. Some people report sleep-walking, and even unconscious sleep-eating or sleep-dr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Source Type: news

A cause of severe chemical burn: topical application of herbal medicines - Karacor-Altuntas Z, Ince B, Dadaci M, Altuntas M.
We report a 73-year-old male patient with progressive chemical burn on his lower extremities following topical application of a mixture of the oils derived from Rosmarinus officinalis, Brassica nigra alba and Laurus nobilis. It should be kept in mind that ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Bone Broth Is The Morning Drink That Will Start Your Day Off Right
You may be hearing growing talk about bone broth lately -- actress Shailene Woodley recently revealed she's been a huge fan -- and, according to health and wellness experts, there's good reason for it. Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue of Well + Good agree that it's definitely time to make room in your diet for this healthy, beneficial drink. Bone broth, Gelula and Brue explain in the above video from #OWNSHOW, is essentially slow-cooked soup made using the bones of anything from beef to chicken. "Bone broth has so many benefits," Brue says. "They're filled with calcium [and] magnesium, which is said to be gre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

So Simple, So Tasty, So Healthy: Sofrito
Onions, garlic and tomatoes cooked in olive oil—this doesn't exactly sound like a super-food recipe, right? And yet, Spanish researchers have found that this preparation ("sofrito"), which forms the basis of many Mediterranean dishes, contains more than 40 compounds that can help lower our risk of heart disease and cancer. Tasty *and* healthy—does it get any better?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - January 7, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Conner Middelmann-Whitney Tags: Diet Health bay leaf beta carotene bioactive compounds chemistry researchers chopped onion food chemistry lung cancer marvelous flavors mass spectrometry mother and grandmother polyphenols prostate cancer resolution mass risk Source Type: news