Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Eliminating viruses in our food with cranberries and citrus fruit
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Fresh produce is a major vehicle for noroviruses, a group of viruses that are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in developed countries. However, the viruses are quite resistant to cold pasteurization treatments such as irradiation, which are used to destroy bacteria, moulds, parasites, and insects. The irradiation process uses gamma rays or X-rays to destroy these viruses but at the dose needed to eliminate them, it can affect the physicochemical properties of fresh produce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Naturally occurring plant carbohydrate in cranberries could help prevent UTI
(Natural News) Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are popular fruits commonly associated with Thanksgiving. They are small, red-colored, and packed with essential nutrients and health benefits. One of the many things cranberries are known for is their ability to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). Nearly every human study that investigated this has confirmed that drinking cranberry juice helps stop UTI from recurring. But contrary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruby-red wonders: Six amazing health benefits of cranberries
(Natural News) Cranberries are a popular Thanksgiving food that you should start eating more often. They are superfoods that provide amazing health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting circulation and preventing antibiotic resistance. Cranberries are fruits that come from an evergreen shrub of the same name. They provide a host of nutrients, such as manganese, copper and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cranberry extract can help stop antibiotic resistance
(Natural News) If you enjoyed cranberries this Thanksgiving, you might have thought about how good it tastes or debated with relatives about whether the jellied variety is better than the traditional sauce. One thought that probably didn’t enter your mind was how much it can do for your health. Sure, most people know that cranberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Got Chronic Heartburn? Easy Does It During the Thanksgiving Feast
THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 -- The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you should proceed with caution, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Don ’t Wash Raw Turkey Before Cooking on Thanksgiving, Food Experts Warn
(NEW YORK) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to stop rinsing off raw poultry. “If your mother did it and your grandmother did it, and suddenly the (government) says not to wash your turkey, you may take some time to adjust,” said Drusilla Banks, who teaches food sanitation for the University ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CANDICE CHOI / AP Tags: Uncategorized Food Holidays onetime Source Type: news

UPMC to expand services in North Hills
Health system increases capabilities at UPMC Passavant, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complexing and UPMC Cranberry among others. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Washing The Thanksgiving Turkey Could Spread Germs, Food Safety Experts Warn
NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food safety experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. Germs that sicken people can come from all sorts of foods, but a lot of the advice around the country’s biggest eating holiday focuses on how turkeys should be handled. Food safety experts say raw turkeys shouldn’t be washed since that can spread harmful bacteria. Cooking should kill any germs. But bacteria can still spread in other ways, so washing and sanitizing hands and surfaces are s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Food Safety Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Healthy leftover ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas foods
CNN Health's Jacqueline Howard offers tips on how to store and repurpose holiday leftovers, including cranberries and sweet potatoes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cranberry orange muffins
These cranberry orange muffins would make a nice breakfast treat this weekend. Use Greek yogurt to reduce or replace shortening, oil or butter. This cuts fat and makes muffins extra moist and tender. 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 [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cranberry spritzer
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberries are a great addition to the diets of pregnant women, thanks to antibacterial properties
(Natural News) Expectant mothers may find cranberries a beneficial addition to their diet to help protect against health complications associated with pregnancy. In a pilot study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers from the University of California investigated the tolerability and effectiveness of a supplement containing cranberry extracts in addressing asymptomatic bacteriuria or ASB. They reported... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedy for arthritis pain? Women who drink cranberry juice experience reduced joint pain
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than two million people in the U.S. and approximately 400,000 in the United Kingdom. Rheumatoid arthritis is known as an autoimmune condition, whereas the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation and joint pain. The inflammatory condition typically affects females and can be felt in the hands, feet,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic-resistance crisis
New research finds that a cranberry extract enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic resistance crisis
New research finds that a cranberry extract enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria
(McGill University) The global spread of antibiotic resistance is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections. Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, we are on the cusp of returning to a pre-antibiotic era in which minor infections can once again become deadly. Therefore, countering the fall in antibiotic efficacy by improving the effectiveness of currently available antibiotics is a crucial goal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AUA Releases First Uncomplicated Recurrent UTI Guideline AUA Releases First Uncomplicated Recurrent UTI Guideline
Antibiotic stewardship is a strong theme of the guideline issued by the American Urological Association (AUA). Cranberry gets a conditional recommendation for nonantibiotic prophylaxis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Cranberry oligosaccharides might help prevent UTIs
(American Chemical Society) Many people have heard that drinking cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Although clinical trials of this popular folk remedy have produced mixed results, some studies have shown that drinking cranberry juice can keep bacteria that cause UTIs from sticking to cells lining the urinary tract. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Natural Products have identified cranberry oligosaccharides in the urine of cranberry-fed pigs that could be responsible for this activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Eating a handful of dark-colored berries can help prevent tooth decay
(Natural News) Berries are widely known as one of the best cancer-fighting foods, but did you know that they can also prevent tooth decay? A study published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences suggested that eating a handful of dark-colored berries, such as cranberries and blueberries, provide a protective effect against tooth decay. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Cranberries offer an excellent way to boost your health, say nutrition researchers
(Natural News) If you are often having problems with your urinary system, you should consider eating cranberries on a regular basis. The fruit contains phytochemicals that can prevent harmful bacteria from causing urinary tract infection. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (Rutgers NJAES) researcher Amy Howell explained that cranberries occupies an important place in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberry juice may help to relieve pain for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
A study by researchers from the University of Londrina, Brazil, tracked 41 women with rheumatoid arthritis for 90 days. Those who drank cranberry juice reported fewer swollen joints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa has profound healing properties, beating even acai and blueberries
(Natural News) Have you ever suddenly felt better after drinking a nice, warm cup of cocoa? That good feeling isn’t all in your head, and it isn’t just because cocoa is delicious. Cocoa powder possesses profound healing qualities that surpass even those of renowned superfruits, such as acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, and pomegranates. It is the main ingredient... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scheri named president of General Medical Associates
The General Medical Associates Inc. announced Monday that Dr. Tad Daniel Scheri would serve as the organization's new president. Scheri is succeeding Dr. Louis W. Heyl, who helped to found the group 23 years ago and has served as its president since then. GMA is the largest independent primary care physicians group in the Greater North hills, with 11 offices stretching from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township. “I’m excite d for this opportunity to continue providing the community leadership and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Scheri named president of General Medical Associates
The General Medical Associates Inc. announced Monday that Dr. Tad Daniel Scheri would serve as the organization's new president. Scheri is succeeding Dr. Louis W. Heyl, who helped to found the group 23 years ago and has served as its president since then. GMA is the largest independent primary care physicians group in the Greater North hills, with 11 offices stretching from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township. “I’m excite d for this opportunity to continue providing the community leadership and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much-higher rates of the most common type of esophageal cancer in this population, a new study finds. It suggests a possible target for prevention strategies, which preliminary work suggests could involve flavonoids derived from cranberries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake to the ISS
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. SpaceX launched the holiday shipment on a Falcon 9 rocket, which pierced the clear, chilly sky. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atlantic Ocean instead. A SpaceX commentator called it a “bummer,” but noted it was secondary to the main mission of getting the Dragon capsule to orbit. It was the first missed landing at Cape Canaveral. “What ...
Source: TIME: Science - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

AHA: Be Thankful for Cranberries' Health Benefits All Year Long
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the fruit's popularity seems to plummet the other 364 days of the year. That's a shame, nutrition experts say, because... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Nish Vartanian with MSA Safety
He became CEO of the Cranberry Township-based safety company in 2018. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Cranberry extract prevents Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Cranberry juice, which is full of antioxidants, demonstrates various health benefits and it is often used to prevent age-related brain decline. According to a study, cranberry extract (CBE) may even help treat Alzheimer’s disease. A natural part of life, aging is often linked to the accumulation of damages “at the molecular, cellular, and organ levels.” Damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stewart ’s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Cranberry Apple Refresher
Saratoga Springs, NY - Stewart ’s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart’s Shops brand Cranberry Apple Refresher 16 fluid oz. because the product may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Approximately 2,300 u nits of affected product were distributed in upstate New York and Southern Vermont. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stewart ’ s Shops Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Cranberry Apple Refresher
Saratoga Springs, NY - Stewart ’ s Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart ’ s Shops brand Cranberry Apple Refresher 16 fluid oz. because the product may contain undeclared milk.   People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Approximately 2,300 units of affected product were distributed in upstate New York and Southern Vermont. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Everything you need to know about UTIs
Northwestern University gynecologist Dr Lauren Streicher explains why some women get UTIs after sex and what to do about it. Hint: Cranberry juice and a pre-sex pee won't help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?
Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person ’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include potential interactions with medications and acid reflux. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of cranberry juice here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Water may be key to understanding sweetness
(American Chemical Society) A cranberry, honey or a candy bar - which tastes the sweetest? These foods contain sugars that humans can perceive differently. A cranberry seems tart, whereas a candy bar can be excessively sweet, and honey is somewhere in the middle. Now, in a study in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers have shown that the perception of sweetness depends on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video: Cranberry orange muffins
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Why you keep getting cystitis, how to treat it successfully
Women's health experts Nina Brochmann and Ellen St økken Dahl explain why cranberry juice is futile and Ibuprofen may slow recovery, and what you can do to prevent it or ease the pain of cystitis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drink cranberry juice to decrease your risk of UTI by half
(Natural News) Cranberries aren’t just used for salads and baked goods. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has indicated that drinking cranberry juice regularly could reduce urinary tract infection (UTI) instances in women that previously had the condition. The study also indicated that this could reduce the need for antibiotics worldwide. In the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'No evidence' that cranberry juice helps to treat urinary infections
Knocking back cartons of cranberry juice to tackle urinary infections is fruitless, according to new health guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections
There is no overwhelming evidence that it will help, says the health body NICE in new draft guidelines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE bids to reduce antibiotic use for urinary tract infections
Primary care nurses are being urged to ask about the severity and regularity of urinary tract symptoms before they prescribe antibiotics, under latest draft guidance, which also advises against cranberry juice. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Does Taxing Soda Actually Stop People from Drinking It?
A new study suggests that people may drink significantly less soda when it costs more. The findings support a public health strategy—the so-called “soda tax,” or a sugary drink tax that raises the price of sugar-sweetened beverages—that has grown more popular in recent years. In the study, researchers analyzed the effects of Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax implemented in January 2017—one of the steepest in the U.S. at $0.015 per ounce, which was estimated to increase the cost of sugary drinks by as much as 20%. Researchers from Drexel University in Philadelphia looked at the short-term i...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Ambulance, Tanker Crash in Va., Injuries Reported
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Several injuries have been reported after an ambulance and a tanker truck were involved in a crash in Stafford County, Virginia. The crash was reported just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. Images from the scene show the ambulance on its side. One patient and three emergency crew members onboard the ambulance were hospitalized. Two crew members were transported for evaluation. The original patient and another crew member had more severe injuries. The driver of the truck refused treatment. Authorities say the truck was carrying cranberry juice. FOX 5's Erin Como says Warrenton Road at Hartwood Road...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FOX5DC Tags: News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Herbal Supplements May Be Dangerous When You Take Certain Prescription Drugs
A number of common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications, according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. These interactions can make drugs less effective—and may even be dangerous or deadly. Doctors know that herbs can affect medication regimens, wrote the researchers, from the South African Medical Research Council, in their new paper. But because people often don’t disclose to their healthcare providers what over-the-counter drugs and supplements they’re taking, it’s difficult for scienti...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized are herbal supplements safe are supplements safe drug interactions drug side effects green tea healthytime herbal drugs medicine onetime supplement safety warfarin Source Type: news

DR ELLIE: Cranberry juice won't fix cystitis   
Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice, dietary changes or passing urine before or after sex will not help ease recurrent cystitis. writes Dr Ellie in this week's Mail on Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news