Health Highlights: Dec. 7, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Whole Grain-Rules for School Lunches Rolled Back by Trump Administration Foods made mostly of refined grains and low-fat chocolate milk will once... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Expands Recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate Product Due to Undeclared Milk
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA expands a recall on Ultra Dark Chocolate product because it 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hiland Dairy Announces Voluntary Recall of Hiland Dairy Half-Gallon Whole Chocolate Milk
Hiland Dairy is announcing a voluntary recall of half-gallon premium whole milk chocolate that is produced at the Kansas City, Missouri facility, over concerns the products may contain eggnog that could affect those individuals that have sensitivity to egg allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are You a Victim of 'Clean Plate' Syndrome?
In recent experiments, scientists repeatedly found that a single item left on the plate exerted a much stronger end-of-meal pull than multiple items, whether it be chocolate-covered almonds, cookies or pizza. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts
(American Chemical Society) Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts -- especially in fine chocolates and other delicacies -- testing methods are needed to reliably authenticate the nuts' country of origin. Researchers now report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that NMR analysis could fill the bill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delicious preventive medicine: Dark chocolate proven to enhance cognitive function and prevent Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Eating dark chocolate is a delicious way to boost your cognitive function and prevent Alzheimer’s disease later in life. A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements found that consumption of dark chocolate can improve cognitive function and address obesity-related problems. For the study, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upcoming Training Opportunities: December 2018
Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers a variety of online classes to learn about new resources and programs, and develop your professional skills. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our December 2018 offerings and register today! Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing par...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Researchers: Dark chocolate enhances cognitive function
(Natural News) Research has shown that dark chocolate can enhance cognitive function. The study, which was published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, looked at the effect of consumption of dark chocolate on monosodium glutamate-treated obese mice. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in India orally gave obese mice a dose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the original types of kitchen-cupboard staples like vanilla, chamomile, cacao and cinnamon, wild relatives of crops like coffee, and non-cultivated plants used by bees to make honey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate and Nut Tray because it contains undeclared tree nuts, pecan and cashew. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (Pecan& Cashew) 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 - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chukar Cherries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7.5 Oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries Pouches
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier 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 - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Swap these popular lunch foods for these tasty but healthier alternatives
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by eating a healthy diet and cutting down on certain foods. It can be hard sometimes to get out of the habit of eating certain lunchtime favourites like a club sandwich or chocolate bar, but these food swaps can help you still enjoy tasty food while helping control blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freakshakes contain "grotesque" levels of sugar, say campaigners
It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain "grotesque levels" of sugar. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recall of Bittersweet & Feve Chocolate Bars Due to High Levels of Milk Allergens
Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is issuing an immediate recall for bars with the following lot codes and best buy dates: (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Dark chocolate is good for your heart
(Natural News) Chocolates are a guilty pleasure for many people around the world, but there’s nothing to feel bad about if you’re eating the right kind. Milk chocolate is the type that most people eat, but it is dark chocolate that is better for your health. The latter contains less sugar and is rich in beneficial nutrients, which is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food author reveals her 17 stress-relieving snacks to eat at your desk
Charlotte Watts is the co-author of Good Mood Food and nutritional therapist in London. She explains how we often crave crisps, cake, biscuits and chocolate when it all gets too much. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compost made from cocoa pod waste better than inorganic fertilizers in improving soil quality
(Natural News) Most people know that chocolates come from the cocoa tree; however, only the seeds of the tree are used, with most industries discarding the husks that house these seeds. However, a study published in the OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences may breathe new life into these husks, thanks to rot fungi – which can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eating chocolate combined with a 6p a day supplement can lengthen life
HOW TO live longer is a question many people want to know the answer to as they get older, and a new study has suggested eating chocolate combined with zinc could improve longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating chocolate and drinking tea or coffee 'could help you live longer'
Researchers from the University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Germany, found that indulging in the popular treats while taking zinc activates a compound that slows down the ageing process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. A team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivanovi-Burmazovi from the Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU), together with researchers from the USA, have discovered that zinc can activate an organic molecule, helping to protect against oxidative stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Scientific Reason Why You Can ’t Stop Eating Halloween Candy
A bowl of Halloween candy is enough to frighten any healthy eater. After just one piece, it can feel impossible to stop—until you get a stomachache. You might assume that sugar is the sole reason that Halloween candy is so hard to resist. After all, it can activate reward circuits in the brain that also light up in response to drugs like cocaine, and it is possible to build up a tolerance to and dependence on sugar. But Halloween candy’s hold on you goes beyond sugar alone. “You can just keep unwrapping and popping those little suckers,” says Rachele Pojednic, an assistant professor of nutrition at ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition halloween 2018 healthytime Source Type: news

Halloween: Keep A Close Eye on the Treats, Pets
At Halloween, all kinds of tasty treats may tempt your pooch. But for his safety, and your peace of mind, keep the chocolate and other snacks in a confined, elevated space, like a pantry. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almonds are good for your heart, brain, AND stomach
(Natural News) Almonds can be added to almost anything, including ice cream, pastries, and chocolates. The versatility of this superfood is not just limited to the foods that it can be added in, it’s also versatile when it comes to the health benefits it can provide. Eating almonds is beneficial for heart, brain, and stomach health and function.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years
Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts sayThe key ingredient of chocolate was being used in South America centuries before it was exploited by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, according to new research.The cacao tree, and in particular the drinks made from its dried seeds, has long been linked to the Maya and other ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica – a heritage embraced by chocolate companies that produce goods with monikers likeMaya Gold.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Biology Science Chocolate Ecuador Americas World news Food Source Type: news

Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Allergens in Chocolate Bars
Maribel ’ s Sweets Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling its 2.82oz MarieBelle Japanese Matcha Japanese Green Tea and White Chocolate Bar, container code 101619, Cacao Market by MarieBelle Rosemary Truffle Salt 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, and the Cacao Market by MarieBelle Orange Peels 60% Dark Chocolate Bar, all container codes, because they may contain undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil shows that flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds can replace cocoa powder in a mixture of milk and coffee used to make cappuccino. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shirley ’ s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in " Chocolate Whoopie Pie "
Shirley ’ s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of " Chocolate Whoopie Pie " because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Shirley ’s Cookie Company In. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in " Chocolate Whoopie Pie "
Shirley ’s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16 ounce packages of " Chocolate Whoopie Pie " because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Eat these types of chocolate to avoid blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by cutting down on foods known to raise blood sugar levels. But for those with a sweet tooth, it can be hard to avoid sweet treats. To satisfy your sweet cravings, eat these types of chocolate to prevent blood sugar spikes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Chocolate Labrador Retrievers Have Shorter Lifespans Than Yellow Or Black Labs
Skin and ear infections were also more prevalent in chocolate Labs, researchers said. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins. Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues
(University of Sydney) New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for men with low libidos
Kisspeptin is called the 'kiss hormone' because it was discovered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is named after Hershey's Chocolate Kisses sweet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samara Polytech University created healthy candies with original fillings
(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) Today, not only Polytech scientists are engaged in making sweets by hand. However, many sellers of handmade chocolate products cheat using ready-made chocolate. It is usually not very high quality, contains not cocoa butter, but a large amount of vegetable fat and thickeners. Very rarely, in such sweets there is praline nut, usually manufacturers prefer cheaper fruit and berry fillings: marmalade and jams. These products can not be attributed to the premium class. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eat more chocolate and drink more green tea: Polyphenols found to help prevent obesity
(Natural News) Polyphenols are a group of micronutrients that naturally occur in plants. Cocoa, coffee, green tea, and garcinia are some foods that are rich in polyphenols. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, these plant foods were revealed to help fight obesity. Obesity is the abnormal or excessive buildup... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark chocolate is good for your brain; it makes you happy AND smarter
(Natural News) Good news for chocolate lovers: dark chocolate is not only good for your brain, but it also makes you happy, according to an article published on the website BeBrainFit.com. Chocolate is enjoyed by the whole world. In America alone, people consume three billion pounds of it each year. It is rare to find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evening Eating —“Are You a ‘Light’ Eater?”
The following is an excerpt from Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food by Arlene B. Englander. (Copyright © 2018. Published by Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved.) Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight or keep weight off realizes that evening can be the make or break time of day in terms of permanent success. Consider this. In my community there currently is a radio-based advertising campaign touting the effectiveness of a weight loss formula that I will refer to as the Weight Loss Answer. This liquid, taken at bedtime, is to be consumed on an empty stomach. The purchaser is told no...
Source: Psych Central - October 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arlene B. Englander, LCSW, MBA Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Personal Stories calorie counting Eating Habits Source Type: news

Why does food look more appealing when we're fasting? New research looks at how our body controls our appetite
(Natural News) Anyone who’s ever gone on a diet knows that how delicious a piece of chocolate cake looks is directly proportionate to how long it’s been since you allowed yourself to have a slice. If not for that universal truth we’d all be slim and healthy, right? It almost feels like the second we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Working Cow Homemade, Inc. Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream, Inc. of St. Petersburg, FL is conducting a voluntary recall of No Sugar Added Vanilla and No Sugar Added Chocolate ice cream manufactured in three-gallon tubs during the month of May 2018. The recall is being conducted due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocy...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Yum! Insect food as a luxury brand might lure Westerners
Locust souffl é. Mealworm chocolate truffles. Caterpillar lasagna. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New vegan milks, yogurts and more: You won't miss the dairy
Those who switch to a plant-based diet may miss the pleasures of dairy beverages -- creamy chocolate milks, fruity drinkable yogurts and even energy-boosting protein shakes that typically contain milk and whey proteins.But as more people incorporate plant-based foods, brands are coming up with... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Purus Labs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in MyoWhey
Purus Labs, Inc of Plano, Texas is recalling MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch, because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. This only effects products with Lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

WATCH: It's a good day for beer, wine and chocolate lovers
How chocolate, wine and beer could make you live longer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugarChildren ’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity, tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sugar Food Health & wellbeing Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Bellona Brand Hazelnut Wafers Due to Improperly Declared Wheat Allergen
Lidl US has voluntarily recalled all Bellona brand “Milk Chocolate Flavored Coated Wafer with Hazelnut Crème Filling and White Chocolate Flavor” confections as a precautionary measure because the allergen statement does not include wheat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

You CAN indulge in beer, wine and chocolate and still live a long life!
Researcher from Warsaw University found that when eaten alongside plenty of fruits and veg, the three treats reduce a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 20 per cent and cancer by 13 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news