The ‘Safe Supply’ Movement Aims to Curb Drug Deaths Linked to the Opioid Crisis
On a morning Zoom call, a group of Canadian mothers give their full attention to a young man from the Drug User Liberation Front. At 26, Jeremy Kalicum is the age some of their kids would be if they had not died of accidental overdoses. “We’re just sick of it. We’re sick of our friends dying.”Kalicum’s tone is urgent as he walks the moms through a PowerPoint presentation explaining why the Liberation Front, known as DULF, wants to protest on International Overdose Awareness Day and hand out illicit drugs. These wouldn’t be the kind that killed their sons and daughters, he assures them; t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Moakley Tags: Uncategorized feature nationpod photography Source Type: news

Anorexia survivor is finally given the all-clear after gaining 2 stone 
Charlotte Foster, 21, from Workington, saw her weight plummet to 6st 3lbs after she suffered with anorexia during lockdown, which saw her eating only lettuce, carrots and Coke Zero. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweet carrots
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - September 22, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Carrot and spice quick bread
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - September 22, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Unite Us snaps up fellow population health company NowPow
This M&A comes just a month after Unite Us acquired Carrot Health.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Carrot Health acquired by New York-based tech company Unite Us
Unite Us, a New York-based health care technology company, announced Tuesday it acquired Carrot Health for an undisclosed amount. The deal merges Carrot Health, which has the nation's largest consumer and health data set, with Unite Us' software that has the ability to coordinate and predict health care needs. Minneapolis-based Carrot Health uses dozens of data points to determine barriers to good health based on social, b ehavioral, environmental and economic factors. Unite Us works by building… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

Women's health platform Maven Clinic bags $110M in Series D and more digital health fundings
Also: Carrot Fertility raised $75 million, ClosedLoop.ai scooped up $34 million and group emotional support platform Circles announced  it raised $8 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fertility Startup Carrot Raises $75 Million In A Series C Round Led By Tiger Global
The company uses a B2B2C approach to improve accessibility to fertility benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Szkutak, Forbes Staff Tags: Venture Capital /venture-capital Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Unite Us acquires Carrot Health to integrate analytics and SDOH care
Unite Us said the acquisition will help organizations address health inequities and create new care models. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Carrots and sticks can promote vaccination
But incentives are mostly preferable to compulsion in getting people jabbed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Employer Mandates Get More Americans Vaccinated? New York and California Are Finding Out
What to do about the U.S. vaccine uptake rate? Even with what appears to be a slight increase as people try to protect themselves against the more transmissible Delta variant now spreading through many parts of the country, only a pitiful 0.1% or so of Americans are currently getting their first dose every day. That’s a far cry from the urgent scramble that Delta demands, especially given that only about half the country is fully vaccinated—and some places, like Louisiana (36.6%) and Arkansas (36%), are lagging woefully behind. So far, the U.S. vaccination drive has largely relied on carrots—the idea has ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

European Duplicity Undermines Anti-Pandemic Efforts
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 2021 (IPS) Despite facing the world’s worst pandemic of the last century, rich countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have blocked efforts to enable more affordable access to the means to fight the pandemic. Everyone knows access for all to the means for testing, treatment and prevention – including diagnostic tests, therapeutic medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines – is crucial. Anis ChowdhuryEuropean deceit In October 2020, South Africa and India requested the WTO to temporarily suspend relevant provisions...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

How Climate Change Science Has Changed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
In late 2019, expeditioners and guides Hilde Falun and Sunniva Sorby went to Norway’s remote Svalbard archipelago to complete a long-term goal of being the first female team to over winter in the Arctic. But the pair’s planned return home to mainland Norway coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and pretty quickly they found themselves stranded. There had been plans for a ship carrying friends and family to come and collect them as the ice began to melt in March, but travel restrictions got in the way, and they couldn’t come home until September. So instead, they spent the winter and much of sp...
Source: TIME: Science - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jennifer Duggan Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

How Climate Change Science Has Changed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
In late 2019, expeditioners and guides Hilde Falun and Sunniva Sorby went to Norway’s remote Svalbard archipelago to complete a long-term goal of being the first female team to over winter in the Arctic. But the pair’s planned return home to mainland Norway coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and pretty quickly they found themselves stranded. There had been plans for a ship carrying friends and family to come and collect them as the ice began to melt in March, but travel restrictions got in the way, and they couldn’t come home until September. So instead, they spent the winter and much of sp...
Source: TIME: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Duggan Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Only Way for the U.S. to Reach Herd Immunity Is With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
To encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine and reach herd immunity, U.S. government leaders and their corporate partners are now dangling many carrots to hesitant Americans. Free childcare, free car rides, even free beer has been offered. But new evidence is emerging in places like Ohio where, after state health authorities set up a lottery offering millions of dollars to people who got the jab, vaccination rates flatlined after an initial bump. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] According to our analysis of Ipsos polling, such incentives won’t persuade about a quarter of American adults. And accord...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clifford A. Young and Justin Gest Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

FDA clears Carrot's smoking cessation sensor to be used without doctor oversight
The sensor was designed to be used in conjunction with a corresponding app.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why suggesting mandatory Covid vaccines is an ethical minefield | Melinda Mills
It ’s not only the UK’s public sector that is mulling compulsory jabs. Often the carrot can be more powerful than the stickLast week we learned of a government consultation expected to announcemandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for care home staff, and possibly NHS staff too. This sparked debate as to the ethics and legality of such a move, not to mention the strain it could put on an already beleaguered workforce. A number of stakeholders opposed the move, from NHS providers to the British Medical Association. But it is not just the healthcare sector that is weighing up such considerations: arecent survey in the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melinda Mills Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Work & careers World news Source Type: news

Bill Gates uses farmland as an investment outlet buying up potato, carrot and onion farms
Gates does not appear to count his farming investments as the nation’s largest farmland owner as part of his broader strategy to save... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Health Care Heroes: Carrot Health CEO harnesses power of data to improve health care for all
Kurt Waltenbaugh is founder and CEO of Carrot Health, a software company he launched in 2014 that analyzes consumer health care data. He believes that data can and should be used to eliminate the barriers keeping people from leading healthier lives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mollee Francisco Source Type: news

Biden: Speak softly and carry a big carrot
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CDC ’s New Mask Guidance May Be Motivating People to Get Vaccinated—But Not for the Reason You Might Think
As demand for vaccinations drops in the U.S., states are turning to increasingly dramatic measures—Dinner with the governor! Multi-million-dollar lotteries!—to convince people to get their shots. But perhaps the boldest incentive yet has come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which said on May 13 that fully vaccinated people can go maskless, inside and out. The CDC is essentially dangling a carrot: if you get your shot, you can have your regular life back. Lots of experts have questioned whether that strategy will work, and some argue it will backfire. After all, the policy is almo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Casinos place big bet on vaccinations as Las Vegas prepares for June 1 reopening and nation’s first large convention
Resorts drive up employee vaccination rates by using carrots, such as Dave Chappelle tickets and spa vouchers, as well as sticks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

All carrot, 'no stick' in Biden's affordable housing plan
The housing component of the president's massive infrastructure proposal envisions communities voluntarily changing regulations to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrot Health using voting records, home data to gauge health
The secret to good health? Get enough sleep, eat well — and maybe vote regularly, according to Carrot Health, a Minneapolis firm that's working to better understand what are often called the social determinants of health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Program That Provided Care —and Community
Xiomara was already having labor pains when she presented herself to U.S. Border Patrol officials to make a claim for asylum. She had fled gang violence in El Salvador six months earlier, working under the table in Mexico to afford bus tickets for her and her three young children to make it to the border. When she finally arrived, nine months pregnant and feeling contractions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered to take her to a hospital. But she had heard about family separations and was worried about losing her kids if she were hospitalized, so instead she was sent back to the streets of Ciudad Juárez...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Immigration Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Israel turns to carrots, and maybe some sticks, to persuade COVID-19 vaccine holdouts
Israel boasts the world's fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with half the population inoculated. Reaching the other half presents challenges. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dina Kraft Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic Ancestry Tied to Lung Cancer Mutations in Latin Americans
THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2020 -- Lung cancer samples from individuals with native American ancestry have increased mutations in the EGFR gene, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Cancer Discovery. Jian Carrot-Zhang, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Officer may be sacked for 'sticking 7p carrot barcode on Krispy Kreme doughnuts box'
The alleged incident took place at a Tesco Extra supermarket while the police officer was on duty and in uniform. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boris Johnson offers Manchester tens of millions of pounds extra support to go into Tier 3 lockdown
Adopting a 'carrot and stick' approach, the Government yesterday criticised Labour mayor Andy Burnham in public while offering him additional financial aid in private. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under the microscope: Best-selling author Lynda La Plante, 77, takes our health quiz 
Lynda La Plante, 77, keeps fit by walking her cockapoo and climbing the stairs in her three-storey house. She enjoys a 'proper cooked lunch' with broccoli and carrots and snacks on fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions
(Universit ä t Bayreuth) The consumption of raw carrots triggers allergic reactions in many people. Contrary to popular belief, cooked carrots can also have this effect. This was recently discovered by a research team at the University of Bayreuth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fauci Warns Coronavirus Could Disrupt Life Well Into New Year
China has been using its prospects for developing a vaccine as a diplomatic carrot. The pandemic has exacerbated the worldwide threat of hunger and malnutrition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch-up: Carrots, sticks and superspreaders
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Carrot Fertility secures $24M Series B, launches virtual options
The fertility employee benefits provider is bringing fertility care into the home, so people can begin family planning sooner rather than later. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Carrot Fertility secures $24M Series B, launches virtual options
San Francisco fertility benefits provider Carrot Fertility has secured a $24 million Series B financing round and launched a virtual pharmacy with a money-back guarantee. The company will use the new capital, announced Tuesday and led by U.S. Venture Partners, in part to hire software engineers in the U.S. and internationally. The company, which employees more 50 people, currently has a dozen openings. Since Covid, a lot has changed at Carrot. The startup launche d a new virtual health pharmacy,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Carrots, sticks, and insurgent targeting of civilians - Asal V, Phillips BJ, Rethemeyer RK, Simonelli C, Young JK.
How do conciliatory and coercive counterinsurgency tactics affect militant group violence against civilians? Scholars of civil war increasingly seek to understand intentional civilian targeting, often referred to as terrorism. Extant research emphasizes gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news

AI goes underground: root crop growth predicted with drone imagery
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Root crops like cassava, carrots and potatoes are notoriously good at hiding disease, or deficiencies which might affect their growth. While leaves may look green and healthy, farmers can face nasty surprises when they go to harvest their crop. New research using machine learning and to help predict root growth and health with aboveground imagery was published June 14 in Plant Methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carrot soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrot cake
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Cooking More at Home? Diverse Food Cultures Can Expand Heart-Healthy Menu
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- For many in the United States, dinner means a large portion of meat and two sides, usually a starch and a vegetable. Think steak, potatoes and peas, or chicken, carrots and rice. " That's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Llama antibodies could help fight coronavirus, study finds
Researchers hope llama antibodies could help protect humans who have not been infectedCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesThe solution to the coronavirus may have been staring us in the face this whole time, lazily chewing on a carrot. All we need, it seems, is llamas.A study published last week in the journalCell found that antibodies in llamas ’ blood could offer a defense against the coronavirus. In addition to larger antibodies like ours, llamas have small ones that can sneak into spaces on viral proteins that are too tiny for human antibodies, helping them to fend off th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Cantor in Oakland Tags: Animals Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science US news Belgium Source Type: news

How I Protect My Employees With Bone Broth
Brewing a batch of my immune enhancing broth. Every other Friday, I have a catered lunch delivered to the office… As you might imagine, it’s a Paleo menu. But the favorite part of this tradition isn’t the food… it’s the bottles of bone broth I pass out afterward. I created my own “Immune System Enhancing Broth,” and the entire stock disappears within minutes. Today, I’ll share the recipe so you can make it at home. And I’ll show you just how powerful this ancient brew really is… There’s a reason humans have been harvesting bone marrow for thous...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

27,525 pounds of carrots a day: How L.A. schools are feeding the masses
Coronavirus: While food banks struggle, L.A.'s schools are feeding the hungry (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Standing Too Close. Not Covering Coughs. If Someone Is Violating Social Distancing Rules, What Do You Do?
Deciding when to comment on someone’s behavior in society’s shared spaces has always been complicated. If someone doesn’t pick up after their dog, do you point it out? If someone cuts you off on the highway, do you yell out your window? What about that smoker on the corner—do you tell them cigarettes are bad for you? What if the smoker is a pregnant woman? The line between righteous and self-righteous is hard to discern in the best of times, and now there’s a pandemic. New rules about physical distancing and personal hygiene mean new questions about what to do when someone isn’t followin...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news