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

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

The foods you're most likely to indulge in this Christmas
EXCLUSIVE A scientist from the University of Oxford is warning people not to watch out for mince pies, mulled wine and turkey with cranberry sauce as their complex flavours are 'addictive'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen (E.G. Milk) in Product
Colorado Nut Company of Denver, CO is recalling Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch, Honey Nutty Granola, Peanut Delight, and Frontier Trail Mix, 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 these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rucker ’s Makin’ Batch Candies Issues Food Recall of Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, Dark Chocolate Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Peanuts – Because of Possible Health Risk, Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
Rucker ’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergen run the risk of se rious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illness has been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 1, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Rucker ’ s Makin ’ Batch Candies Issues Food Recall of Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, Dark Chocolate Cranberries and Dark Chocolate Peanuts – Because of Possible Health Risk, Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
Rucker ’ s Makin ’ Batch Candies, Inc. of Bridgeport, IL is voluntarily recalling the specific code dates listed below of The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans, due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergen run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illness has been reported to date. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 1, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Little-known fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research shows that five fruit species native to Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome have bioactive properties as outstanding as those of blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and strawberries. By investigating the presence of anti-aging nutrients that also work at the prevention of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's, the study clears the path for the conservation and promotion of the genus Eugenia, which contains 400 species (some of them endangered) and presents huge potential in food and pharmaceutical industries. (Source: EurekAlert!...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study explores dried cranberries' effect on gut health
(Pollock Communications) Novel investigation evaluates the potential impact of eating dried cranberries on typical indicators of a healthy gut microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Travelers in Pennsylvania Could Hit an 80-Mile Detour This Weekend
(NEW CASTLE, Pa.) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they’ll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. The detour will run from 9 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Monday as crews close the toll road between the New Castle and Cranberry interchanges. That’s being done so crews can demolish and replace a bridge in New Sewickley. New construction techniques are being used to replace the bridge quickly. But the closure also means motorists who try to use that stretch of turnpike will be detoured onto Interstates 376, 80 and 79 to get around it. Motorists are urged to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Travel Source Type: news

Health Canada Grants Fruit d ’Or Cranberry Seed Oils Natural Product Number
The NPN enables Fruit d ’Or’s Cran Naturelle and Cran d’Or cranberry seed oils to make claims as a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, oleic acid, and “maintenance of good health.” (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Prince Tags: Beauty Food & Beverage Regulatory Trends Business Women ' s Health Source Type: news

UTI warning: Three ways to PREVENT a kidney infection that work
UTIs - or urinary tract infections - include infection of the kidneys, and can be prevented with cranberries, keeping hydrated and good toilet hygiene. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberries boost good bacteria in the gut, say scientists
Xyloglucans, the special sugars found in cranberry cell walls, encourage a certain type of probiotic in the gut say Massachusetts experts. But xyloglucans are  indigestible in the fruit itself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food scientists find cranberries may aid the gut microbiome
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Many scientists are paying new attention to prebiotics, that is, molecules we eat but cannot digest, because some may promote the growth and health of beneficial microorganisms in our intestines, says nutritional microbiologist David Sela at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In a new study, he and colleagues report the first evidence that certain beneficial gut bacteria are able to grow when fed a carbohydrate found in cranberries and further, that they exhibit a special nontypical metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Summer fruit gratin
This high-fiber, low-sodium dessert uses a mix of summer stone fruits— nectarines, peaches and apricots. Other fruits work as well, including raspberries, apples or cranberries. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Physicians Can Learn from an Unusual Business Model
Ocean Spray Cranberries is the perfect analog for an independent practice association – a cooperative comprised of independent entities with central operations. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: James Doulgeris Tags: Blog Career Training Practice Models Productivity Source Type: news

Watermelon-cranberry agua fresca
Agua frescas are popular fruit drinks served in Mexico. You can easily make them at home with pureed watermelon, cranberry juice and lime juice. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fry ’s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread
Fry ’s Food Stores has recalled Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared pecans and tree nuts. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fry ’ s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread
Fry ’ s Food Stores has recalled Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared pecans and tree nuts. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Brad Pitt Joins Lineup Of Hollywood’s Leading Men Now Living In Recovery
First Iron Man, then Batman, and now – Tyler Durden? In a recent interview with GQ, leading man Brad Pitt announced that he had quit drinking and was now living a sober life. His honesty is an inspiration to the many people living with substance use disorder. The first time I saw Pitt on screen, he was playing Floyd, a long-haired, couch-surfing stoner in True Romance. Surrounded by smoke in every one of his scenes, Floyd was a burnout. He smoked a page of an important letter; he was immune to the threats of the mafia. Along with everyone else in the theater, I laughed when he yelled at his roommate to bring home bee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberry Juice Prevents Urinary Tract Infection
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nassau Candy Distributors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in H.E.B Brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate
Nassau Candy Distributors of Hicksville, NY, is voluntarily recalling 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate because they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have allergies to Almonds 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 11, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Environmental Groups Take Trump EPA To Court To Force Ban Of Brain-Draining Pesticide
WASHINGTON — Three environmental organizations have asked a federal appeals court to force the Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely used pesticide linked to brain damage in children. A motion filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of two other organizations challenges EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision last week to reject the scientific findings of his own agency and allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide used on fruits, vegetables and nuts, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The groups asked the court to require EPA to ban the pesticide within 30 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senator Demands More Info About EPA Chief’s Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has requested all documents related to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to go against the scientific recommendation of his own agency and refuse to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. In a Friday letter to Pruitt, Carper, a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said he is “troubled” by the agency chief’s order to allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used si...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Senator Demands More Info About EPA Chief’s Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has requested all documents related to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to go against the scientific recommendation of his own agency and refuse to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. In a Friday letter to Pruitt, Carper, a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said he is “troubled” by the agency chief’s order to allow chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used si...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety
WASHINGTON — Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used on crops from broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The EPA proposed in November 2015 under the Obama administration to permanently ban the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to hu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Chief's Refusal To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide Shows Profit Trumps Public Safety
WASHINGTON — Defying the recommendation of his own agency’s scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that’s been linked to learning disabilities in children. Pruitt’s order, signed late Wednesday, allows chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide that’s been used on crops from broccoli to cranberries since the 1960s, to remain on the market for agricultural use. The EPA proposed in November 2015 under the Obama administration to permanently ban the chemical on food crops, citing potential risks to hu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rustic apple-cranberry tart
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Rustic apple-cranberry tart
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered
WASHINGTON — The rusty patched bumble bee, one of America’s most important pollinators, has finally landed on the endangered species list. It becomes the first bumble bee — and the first of any bee species in the contiguous United States — to receive federal protections. “The Trump administration reversed course and listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species just in the nick of time,” Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement Tuesday. “Federal protections may be the only thing standing between the bumb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

From Almond Biscotti to "Crack" Nuts: 16 Easy Recipes for Nut Lovers
Nuts are a great way to add flavor, protein and crunch to your cooking. From salads to sweets, these recipes make the very most of nuts. 1. Almond Biscotti Hands-down, my favorite biscotti recipe. Adapted from Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, they are everything good biscotti should be: buttery, lightly sweet and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE 2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prodigo raises $5M, investing in staff, product development
Prodigo Solutions has raised$5 million from investors and has earmarked the capital for growth, confirmed Joseph Mayernik, executive chairman. The Cranberry-based integrated supply chain company, created by UPMC in 2008, enables hospitals to control spending on supplies through contract automation. Alliance Healthcare, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based private equity firm, invested $12.5 million in Prodigo in July 2014 for a 51 percent stake in the company. Alliance’s stake has increased, Mayernik said,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cranberry pecan rice pilaf
It only takes a few minutes to turn a side dish of plain rice into cranberry pecan rice pilaf. Reinvent brown rice with the simple addition of cranberries, pecans, fresh thyme and sauteed celery.?Once you get the hang of this formula to bulk up rice, change the nuts and dried fruit to suit your taste. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cranberry Township physical therapy business files for Chapter 11
Revolution Physical Therapy, a Cranberry Township-based business also with locations in Wexford and Warrendale, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Revolution, owned by physical therapist Dr. Lyneil Mitchell, initially opened its Cranberry Township location in 2011, and has since opened two other Pittsburgh-area locations, offering physical and aquatic therapy, nutrition, sports performance and fitness services. Revolution filed for Chapter 11 on Feb. 1, listing six creditors on its matrix and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Cranberry Township physical therapy business files for Chapter 11
Revolution Physical Therapy, a Cranberry Township-based business also with locations in Wexford and Warrendale, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Revolution, owned by physical therapist Dr. Lyneil Mitchell, initially opened its Cranberry Township location in 2011, and has since opened two other Pittsburgh-area locations, offering physical and aquatic therapy, nutrition, sports performance and fitness services. Revolution filed for Chapter 11 on Feb. 1, listing six creditors on its matrix and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news