Heart disease: Dandelion antioxidants lower cholesterol to help reduce your risk
HEART disease is one of the most common causes of death in the UK and across the world but making some diet or lifestyle changes could lower your risk of coronary heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do natural diuretics work?
Some herbs and dietary supplements have diuretic properties and may help with sodium and water retention. Examples include dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn and juniper. But proceed with caution before taking any products that have a diuretic effect. Because fluid retention can be caused by a number of medical conditions and some medications, it's important to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Plantwatch: weeds – appreciating the wild things on our streets
Lockdown may have given us more respect for the wild plants, and the work they do, in our urban areasWeeds have a public image problem – unloved, trodden on, dug up and sprayed with herbicides. But during lockdown, the weeds in towns and cities have given a contact with nature, no matter how humble their roots. These are, after all, wild plants growing under our feet and they deserve respect.A study of native British weeds showed that many were highly valuable flowers for bees and butterflies, producing nectar and pollen and also providing them early in the year. Plants such as dandelion and daisy were good for bees and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Science Plants Environment UK news France Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Dandelion decreases oxidative free radicals to increase hair growth
HAIR loss treatment: To cure the cause of hair loss one needs to go deeper within the scalp to help solve the issue. By using dandelion root, a decrease in both inflammation and oxidative free radical damage occurs thereby increasing hair growth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Child an Orchid, a Tulip or a Dandelion?
Highly sensitive children, like orchids, thrive in the right environment, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Schiffman Tags: Children and Childhood Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Country diary: this first wild rose will not be pigeon-holed
Crook, County Durham: Today ’s sweet briar could be the mongrel offspring of a dog rose – they hybridise so easilySpring, so eagerly anticipated, so riotous, has sashayed into summer. All that remains of crab apple, hawthorn and rowan blossom lies as petal confetti on the pavement. The blackcap in the copse I walk past daily is subdued, its melodious courtship tempered now by the caution of a parent with a brood to protect. Dandelion clocks alongside footpaths have blown away, replaced by frothy cow parsley.For meteorologists, summer begins on 1 June. Astronomically, summer solstice, 20 June, is the magical date. But t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Phil Gates Tags: Wild flowers Summer Genetics Environment Plants Biology Science Source Type: news

'Bee' thankful for the evolution of pollen
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Over 80% of the world's flowering plants must reproduce in order to produce new flowers, according to the US Forest Service. This process involves the transfer of pollen between plants by wind, water or insects called pollinators -- including bumblebees. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri discovered spiny pollen -- from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains -- has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Country diary: the thrush casts its promise of magic into the day
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: The bird ’s song is sharp and yellow as celandines, soft and blue as violets“The sun never sets on the empire of the dandelion,” saidAlfred Crosby, the historian of science and technology, talking about the biological expansion of Europe and the “portmanteau” of plants and animals carried by colonists to establish in new worlds.The vibrant solar voice of the dandelion speaks for the global flow of species but some remain particular and personal. There is a voice inside my head and it ’s not mine. The voice belongs to a song thrush. He began singing at the waxing moon, a couple of days ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Birds Animal behaviour Animals Wildlife Environment Biology Science Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)
Title: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What to Do If You ’ re Feeling Anxious Right Now
You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been bothering you. You need to talk to your boss. Or you’re about to do something else that’s making you nervous. Either way, whatever the activity, task, or situation, the anxiety feels like it’s coursing through your veins. It feels big and overpowering and dramatic. And all you want is for it to go away. Understandably. Because anxiety is very uncomfortable. And who likes to feel uncomfortable? According to...
Source: Psych Central - June 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Career Disorders General Self-Help Stress Work Issues Achievement Anticipatory Anxiety anxiety tips Cbt Courage Managing Stress navigating anxiety self-compassion Stress Relief Source Type: news

Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids
Some kids seem resilient from the start — readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyce says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive.(Image credit: Michael H/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

The Orchid and the Dandelion by W Thomas Boyce review – which are you?
This study by a paediatric health expert considers why children with the greatest potential are also the ones most likely to falterSome people seem to have terrible childhoods and yet manage to thrive despite them. Others grow up in loving homes but suffer from mental and physical health difficulties, even if their siblings do not. Why?Research shows that about 15 to 20 % of children experience well over half of the recorded psychological illnesses. The remaining 75 to 80 % are comparatively healthy. This pattern continues into adulthood, and appears to be true for children around the world.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Phillippa Perry Tags: Science and nature books Society books Culture Psychology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 health benefits of dandelion
While most people consider dandelions to be pesky weeds in the garden, they also offer a variety of health benefits. Learn about the uses and possible side effects of dandelion here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dandelion tea benefits
Dandelion tea offers potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving cholesterol levels, and fighting flu. Most of the research is in vitro or uses animals, so more studies are necessary to confirm its effectiveness in humans. Learn more about the possible health benefits of dandelion tea here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news