Traumatic brain injury caused by Brazil-nut fruit in the Amazon: a case series - Ideta MML, Oliveira LM, de Castro GL, Santos MAL, Sim ões ELJ, Gonçalves DB, de Amorim RLO.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents one of the leading public health problems and a significant cause of neurological damage. Unintentional causes of TBI are the most frequent. However, fruit falling over the head causing TBI is extremely r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brazil nuts are RADIOACTIVE: How dangerous is the radiation in Brazil nuts?
BRAZIL nuts are a common feature of many recipes in the UK and other countries, with many people happily chewing on the sweet treat every day. However, many people are unaware the nuts are radioactive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?
Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nut in Limited Quantities of Ben & Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar Bulk and Chunky Monkey Pint
Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Ben& Jerry ’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben& Jerry ’s Chunky Monkey pints, which may inadvertently contain tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts that are not declared in the ingredient list or allergy information list. Both affected products include a “Contains Walnuts” and a “May contain other tree nuts” label on the bac k of the pack. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these undeclared tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products. (Source: Food a...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Top 5 foods for hair growth
Diet and nutrition can have a big effect on hair, skin, and nail health. In this article, we look at the best foods for hair growth, including eggs, fatty fish, and Brazil nuts, and why their nutrients help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some foods to ease your anxiety?
Food plays a vital role in nutrition and keeping the mind in its healthiest state. People respond in a variety of ways to different foods, but there are some foods that are known to reduce anxiety. These include eggs, brazil nuts, fatty-fish, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Learn more about anxiety-reducing foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Heart attack prevention: Eating SIX spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds daily lowers risk
HEART attacks could be more likely in people with low levels of phosphate in their blood, research has revealed. Pumpkin seeds, salmon and brazil nuts could be key to lowering your risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These synthetic drugs have a history ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Sources of aflatoxin found for Brazil nuts
Analysis of contamination sources has implications for control strategies and international standards for mycotoxin. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors
Clif Bar& Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF ® BUILDER ' S ® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar& Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. (Source: Food...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dust to dust, boulders to boulders
An experiment shows how particles of varying sizes sort themselves out on the surface of a small asteroidBack in 2005 a small asteroid, known as 25143 Itokawa, was visited by the unmanned Japanese spacecraft,Hayabusa. Close up images of the asteroid – which measures approximately 540m by 250m – revealed that the “lowlands” were covered by dust and centimetre-sized small pebbles, whilst the “highlands” were made up from larger boulders (5 to 40m diameter). But how did this segregation come about?Initially researchers thought that the size sorting on Itokawa was most likely due to theBrazil Nut Effect, whereby sm...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kate Ravilious Tags: Science Asteroids Geology Space UK news Source Type: news