#MyRadGirlfriend No. 76: How to nail it in radiology
Sometimes radiologists can get a bit jaded about their work. Just call it a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods protect the liver?
Some foods and drinks can help protect liver health. These include coffee, oatmeal, grapes, nuts, and fatty fish, among others. Learn more about the foods and drinks that are good for liver health here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The joy and practical wisdom of running
I am not a runner. I nearly failed high school gym because I walked the required cross-country course run. I didn't run for exercise at all until age 27, when my now-wife (two-time marathoner, lifelong fan of "Chariots of Fire") and I started dating. I've done it sporadically since, usually running to coffee shops where the pie I enjoy undoes the work it took to get to it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The five surprising reasons you aren ’t losing weight 
London-based nutritionist Rick Hay recommends people ditch coffee for green tea, slow down their high-intensity workouts and limit the salt as the indulgent festive season approaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Coffee May Protect Brain Health: A New Study Suggests The Benefits Aren't Just From Caffeine
Research continues linking coffee consumption to improved brain health, and now it appears that caffeine may not be the only reason for the benefits -- another compound could play an even more central role in protecting brain tissue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Drinking tea or coffee during pregnancy REDUCES baby size
Even women who drink less than the 'safe' cutoff of 200mg caffeine - about two mugs of instant coffee - are more at risk of having low-birth weight newborns, according to a study by University College Dublin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African plant found to naturally manage cholesterol levels - study
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Cameroon discussed how the coffee senna (Senna occidentalis; formerly Cassia occidentalis Linn), a weed common in many parts of Africa, can be used to prevent atherosclerosis, one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to fetus
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who consume caffeine - whether it's from coffee or tea - have smaller babies than those who abstain from the stimulant during pregnancy, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

11 Things We ’ d Really Like to Know: Honestly, Some Questions Are Better Left Unanswered
Cat-poop coffee. Time travel. Alien messages. We should leave some mysteries alone. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENNIS OVERBYE Tags: Science and Technology Medicine and Health Space and Astronomy Time Source Type: news

GPs are prescribing activities such as bingo to 'frequent visitors'
Instead of giving out pills, GPs are referring ‘frequent attenders’ to activities including gardening, bingo, boxing and free coffee mornings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better than coffee? Yerba mate is an herbal tea that keeps your mind strong AND helps you lose weight
(Natural News) These days, a lot of people swear by the health benefits of yerba mate: The South American herb that’s giving coffee a run for its money, thanks to its ability to stimulate the mind without the nasty crashing and jittery effects. The findings of a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food adds another benefit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Funny Psychology Of Why We Love The Taste Of Coffee
People who are more sensitive to the bitterness of coffee drink more of it, not less. There's a good psychological explanation as to why. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, Medical Students, News, Source Type: news

Do you prefer tea or coffee? The answer is in your genes
Research has shown bitterness alerts humans to poisoning. That's why scientists from Northwestern and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute were intrigued by coffee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink. The sensitivity is caused by a genetic variant. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee or tea? The answer might be in your genes
Choice of drink linked to how we perceive bitterness of substances, researchers sayDo you prefer coffee or tea? The answer to that question might in part be down to your genes, research suggests.Scientists say a genetic predisposition to perceiving the bitterness of particular substances appears to nudge us towards one beverage or the other.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Coffee Tea Biology Source Type: news

Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better
A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.(Image credit: Dimitri Otis/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 -- Coffee's bitter taste shouldn't be a selling point. But a genetic variant explains why so many people love the brew, a new study suggests. Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect people from harmful... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How One Digital Health Company is Outsmarting Diabetes
There’s no doubt it will take a lot to curve the growing number of diabetes cases worldwide. But in order to deal with such a widespread problem, healthcare professionals will have to think outside of the box. One  digital health startup is actually taking an unorthodox approach toward diabetes. Israeli- based Sweetch is using principles from mobile gaming, the healthcare industry, and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a solution that can give patients insight on behaviors that can lead to diabetes. The solution is an App, said Yossi Bahagon, MD, who co-founded Sweetch along with Dana Ch...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Drinking coffee may lower type-2 diabetes risk
A review, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting, suggests that drinking three or four cups of coffee a day may lower the risk of type-2 diabetes. Mirror (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drinking three cups of coffee a day slashes your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a quarter
Researchers trawled through 30 studies, which involved nearly 1.2million people, to make the conclusion. They presented their findings at a conference in Berlin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Too Much Caffeine May Stress the Heart
In moderate doses caffeine has mainly positive effects for most people. But it increases production of cortisol, which can lead to health problems including anxiety, weight gain and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Caffeine Coffee Cortisol (Hormone) Heart Blood Pressure Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

What Bipolar II Disorder Really Looks & Feels Like
Bipolar II disorder is a less severe version of bipolar I disorder. That’s likely an assumption you’ve already come across. Maybe you read it in an article. Maybe you heard it from someone else, maybe even a mental health professional. Author Julie Kraft has heard bipolar II called “bipolar light” and “diet bipolar.” This is a common belief, because mania is a defining feature of bipolar I disorder. And mania has devastating consequences. Empty bank accounts. Soaring debt. Lost jobs. Broken relationships. Divorce. Car accidents and injuries. But bipolar II isn’t less severe than b...
Source: Psych Central - November 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Personal Stories Self-Help Stigma Treatment being healthy with bipolar Bipolar 2 Bipolar II disorder Depression Hypomania Hypomanic Episode Major Depressive Episode managing bipolar II disorder Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you?
The term "alternative medicine" can mean different things to different people....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job #MyRadGirlfriend No. 70: Listen to your heart (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers Say Dark Roast Coffee May Help Protect Brain From Disease
BOSTON (CBS)- There is more good news for coffee lovers. If you like the taste of dark roast, it may have an added benefit. Canadian researchers say a compound in dark roast may protect your brain from disease. Previous studies have shown a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease but why coffee may be protective has not been completely confirmed. Credit: ThinkStock So researchers studied three types: light roast, dark roast, and decaf dark roast. They found that dark roast coffee, both decaf and regular, contains higher levels of a compound called ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coffee Dark Roast Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch health. dr. mallika marshall Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. 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 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Green coffee can aid your weight loss goals
(Natural News) If you’re fond of drinking coffee, you might want to consider switching to green coffee, especially if you want to lose some weight. According to Rick Hay, the Nutritional Director of Healthista, green coffee is a better alternative to regular coffee because it can also promote weight loss. What is green coffee? If you’re... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark roast coffee might reduce risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
New research suggests that coffee can protect your brain — and the roast matters. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How coffee protects the brain
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How coffee protects the brain
New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A cup of coffee every morning could ward of dementia and Parkinson's, study claims
It is not a cure or clear-cut prevention for either disease by any means, but researchers at Canada's Krembil Brain Institute say it won't hurt to add a cup to your daily routine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking coffee may reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
(University Health Network) A new study out of the Krembil Brain Institute, part of the Krembil Research Institute, suggests drinking coffee may protect you against developing both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Costa Coffee stores BAN under 16s from buying caffeinated drinks
Costa Coffee stores around the UK are allowed to choose whether or not they decide to serve caffeine to under-16s, the company has revealed – the new rule is thought to have started in summer. (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

Health Tip: When Kids Drink Coffee
-- Caffeine is a stimulant that is found naturally in some foods and is added to others. It can trigger a fast heartbeat, headache, digestive problems, high blood pressure, moodiness and insomnia, the National Safety Council says. Children may wind... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Kids Drink Coffee
Title: Health Tip: When Kids Drink CoffeeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics 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

Hot coffee is BETTER for you than cold brew: It has higher levels of antioxidants
The paper by Philadelphia University, published on Tuesday, is the first ever to analyze the widely touted health benefits of the cold brew market, which grew 580 percent between 2011 and 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What coffee and radiology billing have in common
Just as a good cup of coffee needs to have the proper ratio of water to coffee,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is there a fox in your billing henhouse? 5 tips to get a grip on your radiology practice's metrics Is your RVU strategy leaving money on the table? Who should do your radiology billing? How to get a good deal in payor contract negotiations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hot brew coffee has higher levels of antioxidants than cold brew
(Thomas Jefferson University) Comparing the properties of cold- and hot-brew coffee, researchers found similar acidity in both, but higher antioxidant levels in hot coffee. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

98point6 Uses AI to Help Redefine Primary Care
98point6 is on a mission to make primary care more efficient with the use of artificial intelligence. The Seattle, WA-based company said it raised $50 million in a series C round, bringing the total amount raised to $86.1 since the company’s inception in 2015. The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs was an anchor investor in the Series C round, which was further supported by existing investors. The funding will enable 98point6 to scale and fulfill strong commercial demand of its text-based primary care service, grow its product and physician teams, expand the capabilities of the platform, and conti...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

A plant from the coffee family, India madder, found to improve white blood cell count
(Natural News) A study titled “Evaluation of the anti-mycobacterial, anti-oxidative and anti-proliferative activities of Rubia cordifolia ethanolic leaf extract sub-fractions in human lymphocytes and neutrophils,” which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, showed that India madder has properties that can improve the function of the immune system by boosting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New CBD cafe offers customers a shot of cannabis in their coffee
Bogarts CBD Coffee House in Swansea, Wales is using CBD shots in their coffee. It's one of a number of businesses following the uprising - and completely legal - trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can coffee really sober you up?
You're out late at night and you've had one too many drinks. You're feeling a bit inebriated, and you're wondering if a cup of coffee can help. Many of us have been there. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

High blood pressure: Drinking THIS many cups of coffee can cause high blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be caused by various factors, some of which are related to lifestyle habits. Drinking coffee is one common part of a daily routine which can raise blood pressure levels, but how many cups of the popular beverage can lead to hypertension? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why coffee is an essential prepper item - even if you're not a regular coffee drinker
(Natural News) Did you know that coffee can save you even when SHTF? In fact, it is one of the best essential prepper items. Here are some reasons why you should stock up on coffee: (h/t to ThePrepperJournal.com.) Coffee can be used for barter: Coffee is one of the oldest commodities in the world. Today, it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Amazon Did This Week
Your weekly Planet Amazon round-up is here...this week was all about Sears, defence contracts, a new Kindle, fake reviews and... Shark Tank??! Grab a coffee...it was a bumpy week for Amazon. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Armstrong, Contributor Source Type: news