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I Took the First FDA-Approved Migraine Prevention Treatment. It Transformed My Life
On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraine headaches. Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly, self-administered injection that blocks a molecule involved in migraine attacks. Over the course of three clinical trials, the drug was successful at reducing the frequency of migraines for chronic sufferers. It is expected to be available in as soon as a week and will cost $575 per month, though out-of-pocket costs will vary depending on insurance. This is the story of Susan Giordano, 58, whose chronic migraines have nearly ceased after taking a monthly s...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Giordano Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Caffeine protects the lungs by strengthening minute tissue structures
(Natural News) There are some things that – by virtue of logic – just don’t go together: Raking leaves and a windy day, for instance. Chocolate and dogs also fit the bill, and even caffeine and babies. However, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology could very well change our thoughts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimum shade for cocoa
(ETH Zurich) As chocolate becomes ever more popular, demand for cocoa keeps rising. For production to keep up, agricultural practices have to become more sustainable. ETH researchers tested what shade trees can contribute to solving this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The best way to boost the health benefits of cocoa beans lies in how you roast them
(Natural News) Several studies have already determined that chocolate offers various health benefits, but according to researchers from Penn State University (PSU), roasting cocoa beans for a specific length of time and at a certain temperature can both “preserve and even boost the potency of some bioactive and antioxidant compounds while protecting desired sensory aspects... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more dark chocolate to resolve irregular heartbeats
(Natural News) Chocolate lovers, rejoice: A study published in the journal Heart has found that eating moderate amounts of chocolate can reduce the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), a life-threatening form of irregular heartbeat. Scientists at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, together with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Aalborg University, and the Danish Cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies for Mother ’s Day
This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe is super easy to make. My secret is to use good-quality dark eating chocolate. The 70 – 80% cocoa type such as Lindt, which is not too sweet. Using quality ingredients will create the most delicious cookie, and will be perfect with your next pot of tea or to dunk into a glass of icy cold almond milk. You don’t need any special equipment to make this recipe, just a bowl for mixing the ingredients with your hands. I always double or triple the recipe because they don’t last long in my home. This recipe is from my cookbook Purely Delicious. WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'
(Penn State) Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet protects your liver
(Natural News) If you want a healthy liver and gut, an article on EurekAlert! recommended taking up a Mediterranean-style diet. A study on American and Turkish patients with liver cirrhosis showed that eating fermented milk products and vegetables – plus moderate amounts of chocolate, coffee, and tea – could reduce the chances of serious complications that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebuilding the Amazon forest with chocolate: How cocoa could be the key to making South America green again
(Natural News) For decades, Brazilian ranchers have been part of the wide-scale destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Now, they – and chocolate – could be the keys to make South America green again. According to a Reuters report, many ranchers are planting cocoa trees with the support of environmentalists who believe cocoa plantations can serve as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The fertility diet: Foods to eat and skip if you want to get pregnant
New research has shown that certain foods could be helpful in boosting fertility in women - including salmon and spinach - and even helping increase semen quality in men, such as dark chocolate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Morning's Dr Chris reveals eating this popular snack may be your key to happiness
DR CHRIS appeared on This Morning to offer health advice, and one suggestion he made which is sure to be popular was a dietary one. The health professional advised eating chocolate to boost mood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensual sweet seduction: Why chocolate is good for your heart, brain, and mood
(Natural News) People from all over the world collectively consume more than three million tons of cocoa beans a year, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. Chocolate comes from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree, whose name means “food of the gods” in Greek, an apt name for the most popular sweet treat in the world. Theobroma cacao is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jamie Oliver does not ban junk food in his home
The celebrity chef says snacks like biscuits and chocolate are a "treat" in his house. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jamie Oliver: 'I don’t ban junk food at home'
The celebrity chef says snacks like biscuits and chocolate are a "treat" in his house. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dark chocolate may boost vision
Researchers have set their sights on dark chocolate as a potential vision booster, after finding that the delicious treat may improve eyesight. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Here's why we're willing to pay more for unhealthy foods we crave, according to science
(Natural News) According to a study, we don’t usually mind paying for unhealthy foods, especially when we’re craving for some chocolates or chips. Results from neuroscience research have determined that we’ll pay more for bigger portions of the food that we crave. The research, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark Chocolate Shown To Improve Vision, Study Finds
Results of a small study found that consuming dark chocolate may boost the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Findings from the small, randomized trial were published in JAMA Ophthalmology yesterday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Forget Carrots, Eat Dark Chocolate Instead
Results of a small study found that consuming dark chocolate may boost the sharpness and clarity of your vision. Findings from the small, randomized trial were published in JAMA Ophthalmology yesterday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Dark Chocolate May Boost Brain Function, Immunity, And Mood
Two small studies may provide more evidence for dark chocolate ’s health benefits. And at reasonable doses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Dark Chocolate Can Improve Contrast Sensitivity, Visual Acuity
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 -- Compared with milk chocolate, consumption of dark chocolate is associated with higher contrast sensitivity and visual acuity within two hours, according to a study published online April 26 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jeff C.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall wages war on WHSmith in BBC series
WHSmith, which stocks the chef's recipe books, sells around 900 chocolate bars every 45 seconds in the UK, prompting Hugh to argue that it should be doing more to tackle the obesity crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How dark chocolate could boost brain health, immunity
If ever you needed an excuse to eat chocolate, this is it. Researchers shed light on how dark chocolate can offer benefits for brain health and immunity. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision
Title: A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your VisionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - April 27, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision
The observed change in vision was small, but significant. However, the study authors stressed that it's too early for ophthalmologists to recommend chocolate as medicine for the eyes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast Vision Boost from Dark Chocolate
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial adds to evidence suggesting benefit to flavonoids (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dark chocolate may give your brain a boost, studies suggest
Here's a reason not to feel so guilty about your afternoon chocolate fix. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Dark chocolate improves your eye sight
Indulging in a bar of dark chocolate was found to increase blood flow and improve vision significantly more than milk chocolate in a study published Thursday by optometrists in San Antonio, Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research suggests. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Studies: Dark chocolate can lower stress and inflammation, improve memory
Consuming dark chocolate has several benefits to brain function, including reducing stress levels and inflammation and improving mood, memory and immunity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark chocolate health benefits: Sweet treat can BOOST brain power
A DAILY bite of dark chocolate is not only good for your health but boosts brain power too, research revealed today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The darkest chocolate bars on the market are best for your health
While many wince at bars with more than 70 percent cacao, the team at  Loma Linda University in California found such a high concentration helps boost the brain and heart by reducing inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Does dark chocolate make you smarter?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that says dark chocolate may improve brain health. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
(Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center) Findings from two Loma Linda University Health studies being presented today at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Muller Corner yoghurts contain more sugar than a chocolate bar
NHS guidelines say British children aged between four and six should have no more than five cubes of sugar, or 20g, while seven-to-10-year-olds should have no more than six cubes, or 24g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn up your happiness dial with these simple tips: From sleeping more to eating chocolate, easy ways you can be happy NOW
(Natural News) Being happy isn’t always easy. Just like all other emotions, happiness can come and go at any given moment. But making it come to you is a whole lot easier than it seems. There are many ways to boost your happiness, and these are some of the ones that you can indulge in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Smart And Doable Ways To Eat Less Sugar
If you enjoy fizzy drinks on the reg or love to snack on mint chocolate chip ice cream for an afternoon pick-me-up, you might want to stop and rethink your eating habits, ASAP. Here are five simple tips to slash your sugar intake and get in shape at the same time. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Noma Nazish, Contributor Source Type: news

Mexican woman mocked over moles has embraced her birthmarks
Lorena Bolanos, 24, from Mexico, was branded a 'chocolate chip cookie' by cruel bullies because she was born covered in birthmarks, and has now stripped down to promote body positivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman mocked over moles has embraced her birthmarks after years of hiding her skin  
Lorena Bolanos, 24, from Mexico, was branded a 'chocolate chip cookie' by cruel bullies because she was born covered in birthmarks, and has now stripped down to promote body positivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reading Willy Wonka in the era of anti-thinking - Miller IS.
Whether encountered as a movie or novel, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a childhood staple of postwar Anglophone culture. Originally published in 1964, Dahl's story of "Willie Wonka" is a morality tale for our times addressed by the pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mediterranean-style diet improves gut microbial diversity and reduces hospitalization
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) ILC 2018: Diets rich in vegetables, fermented milk products, tea, coffee and chocolate may improve outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

High blood pressure - this is the reason you should be eating more chocolate
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include chest pain, difficulty breathing and severe headaches. You could lower your hypertension risk by adding more chocolate to your diet. These are the top health benefits of eating the sweet treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Stewart ’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “Chocolate” lid. People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’ s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
Stewart ’ s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart ’ s pint Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream because they may have been packaged incorrectly with a “ Chocolate ” lid.   People who have an allergy to peanuts 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 - April 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chocolate really does melt the heart of loved ones, say researchers
Chocolate stimulates the same hormones as love-making, according to a new TV series from the New York City-based Food Network (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge-eating mice reveal obesity clues
(Center for Genomic Regulation) Mice fed on a high-fat or chocolate-based diet show abnormal feeding behaviors such as snacking, bingeing and disrupted eating patterns, according to new research from scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain. The findings of two studies published back-to-back in the journal Addiction Biology help to explain the behavioral triggers leading to obesity and point towards new ideas for preventing weight gain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital retailers sell fewer calories after NHS crackdown
WH Smith announced it sold 1.1 million less normal-sized chocolate bars since last April - and removed a further 275,000 family-sized ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news