Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper? That ’ s Largely A Myth
(CNN) — Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the mid-1990s, a meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies on sugar’s effects in children. The research, published in the medical journal JAMA, concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children. “However, a sm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Health CNN Sugar Source Type: news

Pleasant smells may curb cigarette cravings
(Reuters Health) - Smokers may find cigarettes easier to resist when they smell things they enjoy like peppermint or chocolate, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Smelling pleasant odours such as chocolate may reduce your cravings for another cigarette
Smokers were asked to rate the urge to light a cigarette while sniffing smells in a study by University of Pittsburgh. Researchers believe it could be an effective way to quit the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In New York, confusion reigns in the emerging CBD edibles business
New York state officials told food growers and processors in mid-December that they had the state's blessing to produce and sell tea and chocolates laced with CBD, the cannabis derivative reputed to ease anxiety and other ills without marijuana's high. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The chocolate school, a short story for promoting science
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) 'Tina breaks into a run, steps around a puddle, goes up two steps, says hello to the caretaker and goes into the tastiest place in the world: the Chocolate School.' This is the beginning of the short scientific story the chocolate school, whose protagonist, Tina, has nine classes with different researchers, who talk to her about science and chocolate. The story is intended to promote interest in science among young readers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Go for the original: Cacao offers more health benefits than regular chocolate
(Natural News) Chocolate is considered a delicious and nutritious snack, given that it is made from raw cacao, where most of its health benefits come from. Raw cacao, unlike processed cocoa powder and regular chocolate bars, is not exposed to high temperatures, which remove many of its unique health benefits. Here are more reasons why... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is the Saturated Fat in Chocolate as Bad as the Fat in Meat?
Chocolate contains a healthier blend of fats than meats do. But don ’ t go overboard. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Chocolate Cocoa Oils and Fats Meat Heart Diet and Nutrition Memory Source Type: news

Eating dark chocolate every day improves your blood pressure in just a MONTH
A study by the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, found that 90 per cent cocoa chocolate improves our pulse rate and artery flexibility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 best foods to boost your brain health
(Natural News) Like the body, the brain needs fuel, which can be obtained from brain-healthy foods. Here are some foods that can give your brain a boost: Cacao: Eating chocolates — the real ones, made from cacao — is good for your brain, thanks to powerful compounds called flavonols. These compounds act as antioxidants and help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash in Arizona
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Two Marine pilots have died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in southwestern Arizona, U.S. Marine Corps officials said Sunday. The AH-1Z Viper crashed Saturday night while the pilots were conducting a training mission as part of a weapons and tactical instructor course, according to the Marine Corps. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Capt. Gabriel Adibe, a Marine Corps spokesman, said the helicopter crashed on the vast Marine Corps Air Station Yuma training grounds but no additional information was immediately available. The names of the pilots who died have not been rel...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

How many calories are in YOUR favourite Easter egg?
The Royal Society for Public Health - based in London - warns the prominent displays of chocolate eggs in every shop are an ‘unnecessary temptation’ in a nation beset by obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theo Chocolate Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 3oz Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bars
Theo Chocolate of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling 3oz Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate bars (UPC 8 74492 00325 8) because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 28, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes
(Iowa State University) We all have a remedy -- a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate -- for lifting our spirits when we're in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa State University researchers suggests wishing others well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Should you swap classic hummus for peri-peri or chocolate? We rank the best and worst versions
Apparently, 41 per cent of Brits have hummus in the fridge. And there are ever more sophisticated versions of hummus available, but not all are equal nutritionally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate
(University of G ö ttingen) More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers view positively. Nevertheless, the sales figures of these products often remain low, even though they offer advantages for the environment or for society. A team of scientists from the University of G ö ttingen investigated what factors influence consumers' purchasing intentions. The results were published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, an international scientific publication which covers environmental and sustainable research and practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You Asked: Should I Try ‘Mindful Eating?’
Grab a raisin—just one raisin—and put it on a plate. Now, sit down and examine the raisin. Smell it. Roll it between your fingers. When you feel you’ve fully appreciated its raisin-ness, pop it into your mouth, and consider its taste and texture as you slowly chew and swallow it. You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion that’s increasingly being scientifically studied for its potential health benefits. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests that regularly eating dark chocolate may provide several health benefits. Learn more about these benefits here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors
Physical inactivity is a common factor in lifestyle diseases - and one that is often linked to the excessive consumption of fatty and/or sugary foods. The opposite scenario of excessive physical activity at the expense of caloric intake can also be harmful, as cases of anorexia nervosa illustrate. These data therefore point to the crucial need to research the neurobiological processes that control the respective motivations for exercise and food intake. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Go for a run or eat chocolate: A choice dictated by the cannabinoid receptors
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) A study by Inserm and CNRS researchers published on March 7, 2019 in JCI Insight reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors back TV junk food advertising ban
Government consultation sets out plans to ban unhealthy food advertising before 9pm Related items fromOnMedica Childhood obesity plan Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 GPs should lead on weight management advice to children Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Chocolate bars and cakes could shrink under new sugar guidelines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An Easy, Fun, Heart Healthy Workout Any Medic Can Do
As EMS providers, we try to do a good job caring for patients who are experiencing heart problems, but how often do we think about our own hearts, or our overall health for that matter? Life is busy—it's easy to get caught up in everyday tasks, but it’s important to find the time to think of ways to be heart healthy.  You can start by eating a heart healthy diet, which includes walnuts, whole grains, salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, dark chocolate and berries to name a few. Another way we can keep our heart strong is through cardiovascular exercise. You don’t have to be a marathon runner and cove...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sandy Roth, EMT-P Tags: Training Top Story Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cocoa butter is a creamy vegan alternative to regular butter
(Natural News) Cocoa butter is most commonly used for making chocolate. It is the fat extracted from cocoa beans. This means that it is vegan and dairy-free, making it much healthier than regular butter. Cocoa butter offers a myriad of health benefits. Cocoa butter is good for the heart. Research has shown that plant-derived saturated fats are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Custom-made Probiotic Chocolates on Streptococcus mutans, Plaque pH, Salivary pH and Buffering Capacity in Children - A Randomised Controlled Trial
Conclusion: Chocolates can serve as a vehicle for delivering probiotics with the added advantage of making them tooth-friendly. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery could reduce heart disease risk in diabetics
Diabetics 70% less likely to develop dangerous heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Early age type 1 diabetes linked to shorter life expectancy than later age diagnosis Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes Chocolate could prevent some CVD events Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK Less than half of patients accept NHS Health Check (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Fatigue can plague many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). But a small new study suggests a soothing cup of hot cocoa may bring some relief. Like dark chocolate, cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which are abundant in fruit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your health concerns in his weekly column. Today, he addresses the bizarre connection between chocolate and sneezing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should you make room for mushrooms in your coffee, chocolate or energy bar?
Reishi, boletus, cordyceps and lion ’s mane may sound like something you would take to clear up a patch of eczema – but now the fungi are appearing in snacksMy barista hands over a cup filled with grey-tinged milk and a few tiny pieces of fungus bobbing around in it. “Enjoy,” he says with a beaming smile. Enjoy might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but it might be time to get onboard as, over the past year or so, adding a handful of mushrooms to your hot drink, chocolate or energy bar has become an increasingly normal thing for people to do.Reishi, boletus, cordyceps and lion ’s m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tim Jonze Tags: Food Fungi Biology Science Snacks Chocolate Coffee Source Type: news

Stress, chocolate, sunlight: What's good and bad for your skin
Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it's healthy. As an academic dermatologist I frequently hear misleading "facts" that seem to be stubbornly enduring. Here are some of the most commonly shared myths that can be cleared up immediately, and some truths you can rely on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meijer Recalls Mint Meijer Brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies Due to an Undeclared Soy Allergen
Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of its Meijer brand Ultimate Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies because soy it is not properly declared on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 22, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Can Eating Dessert Be Good for Your Diet?
The case against dessert seems open and shut. The sugar that makes treats so sweet has been linked to weight gain and chronic diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to cancer; many desserts also have an abundance of saturated fats, which potentially harm the heart, and plenty of empty calories. But some studies are suggesting that having dessert every once in a while — the real, indulgent kind, not the cut-up fresh-fruit kind — may actually be a useful tool for eating more healthfully, when it’s used strategically. It turns out that picking dessert first — instead of after a meal, like most of us do ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “Jacques” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar
Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC of Brooklyn, New York is recalling its 2.2 lbs. (1kg), “Jacques” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar, because it contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in “ Jacques ” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar
Jacques Torres Manufacturing LLC of Brooklyn, New York is recalling its 2.2 lbs. (1kg), “ Jacques ” Big Daddy Dark Chocolate Bar, because it contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Violent films could make you FAT: Stress makes your body crave crisps and chocolate for comfort
Participants in a New York study had higher levels of stress, nerves and exhaustion after a scary film and therefore ate around two more items of food compared to rom-com viewers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soft chocolate cake
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Expands Recall Of Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries Pouches Due To Undeclared Milk
February 18, 2019, Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Ultra Dark Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 19, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Get Over a Food Intolerance?
Foods most often associated with intolerances were chocolate, food additives, citrus fruits, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs and nuts. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Chinese Food (Cuisine) Allergies Asthma Headaches Milk Monosodium Glutamate Food Additives Source Type: news

Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated'
"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Why dark chocolate is better for your health
People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year - over 11 pounds per person. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Love this chocolate cake
If you're celebrating with a special valentine this week, you might want to try this chocolate cake recipe. Cocoa powder, hot coffee and fat-free yogurt are just some of the ingredients. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Chocolate, wine and your heart
It's Valentine's Day. Time to spoil your sweetheart with guilty pleasures. But, according to Mayo Clinic experts, a few of those guilty pleasures in moderation might be good for you. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Ian Roth takes a closer look at why some of the chocolates in that candy box and that glass of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

On Valentine's Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health
Give your Valentine a box of (healthier) chocolates. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mom says not taking kids to hospital after they ate cannabis-infused chocolate bar was a 'lapse in judgment'
A Brandon, Man., mom whose two children were taken to hospital after eating part of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar says she would have handled the situation differently had she known the outcome. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Mom admits lapse in not taking kids who ate cannabis-infused chocolate to hospital
A Brandon, Man., mom whose two children were taken to hospital after eating part of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar says she would have handled the situation differently had she known the outcome. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Mom admits lapse in not taking kids who ate pot-infused chocolate to hospital earlier
A Brandon, Man., mom whose two children were taken to hospital long after eating part of a cannabis-infused chocolate bar says she would have handled the situation differently had she known the outcome. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it's a safe bet that Valentine's Day accounts for a decent percentage of that total. While a heart-shaped box of chocolates may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The chocolate cake you CAN eat even if you have diabetes
TYPE 2 diabetes: If you have diabetes but are partial to a slice of cake or two, you may find it hard to resist indulging at a birthday party or celebration. But by choosing the right kind of ingredients, it is possible to still enjoy a slice of cake without causing huge spikes in blood sugar, such as this type of chocolate cake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The chocolate cake you CAN eat and avoid blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes: If you have diabetes but are partial to a slice of cake or two, you may find it hard to resist indulging at a birthday party or celebration. But by choosing the right kind of ingredients, it is possible to still enjoy a slice of cake without causing huge spikes in blood sugar, such as this type of chocolate cake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight wrinkles the fun way: Scientists discover the antioxidants in red wine and chocolate rejuvenate old cells
(Natural News) Your skin also ages as you get older. Luckily, researchers have found a new way to fight skin aging. The study, conducted by researchers from Exeter University and supported by scientists at Brighton University, reveals that drinking red wine and eating dark chocolate help in fighting skin aging and wrinkles. In the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Love chocolate? Three best types of chocolate to avoid blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes patients are advised to limit their sugar intake in order to control the condition, but for people with a sweet tooth this is no easy feat. If you have diabetes but love chocolate, there are certain types that are less likely to cause blood sugar spikes than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news