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Study finds toxic levels of mercury in women
Dangerous levels of the neurotoxic metal are blamed on fish-rich diets, gold mining and industrial pollution, Swedish safety group Ipen has found. Exposed foetuses can suffer brain damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyes that lie: protective deception of eyespots confirmed
The widespread occurrence of eyespots, from butterflies to fish, has intrigued biologists for years but the mechanism behind their function has, until now, remained unclear. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury
Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich dietsWomen of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children.Thenew study, the largest to date, covered 25 of the countries with the highest risk and found excessive levels of the toxic metal in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya. Women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated. This results from their reliance on eat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Pollution Health Fishing Environment Mining Coal World news Society Source Type: news

All 8 extreme childhood food allergies are also common ingredients in CDC-recommended vaccines... coincidence?
(Natural News) Food allergy awareness posters in elementary schools list the following 8 food products as the most popular food allergies among children. Allergic reactions from exposure, consumption or injection of these foods can be fatal. Those 8 ingredients include peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If your M.D. tells you that your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSIRO breeds spotted handfish to save species from extinction
Fish, which is endemic to Tasmania, was the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangeredScientists have begun a captive breeding program for the spotted handfish, 11 years after it became the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered.Endemic to Tasmania, the spotted handfish or Brachionichthys hirsutus looks like a tadpole in the late stages of development, with a fin atop its head to lure unsuspecting prey and the sour expression of a British bulldog.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Marine life Australia news Science Environment Wildlife Source Type: news

Rising River Threatens Florida Residents Still Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Irma
(MIAMI) — Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days. The new evacuations come as people from Key West to Jacksonville pick up the pieces after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, leaving many still without power and school officials trying to determine when students can return to classes. Hernando County officials said deputies, firefighters and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used boats to get to homes along the river to urge residents to get o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adriana Gomez Licon, Freida Frisaro / AP Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Sustainable recreational fisheries the focus of $1.5 million NSF grant
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) With support from a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant, Christopher Solomon, an aquatic ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, is co-leading a study assessing links among people, lakes, and fish in the Northern Highland Lake District in Wisconsin, a region where fishing holds tremendous value economically, socially, and culturally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SCAW IACUC Wildlife Conference: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, San Diego, CA
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) will present a Wildlife Conference “Meeting the Challenges of IACUC Oversight in Fish and Wildlife Research” on October 30 to November 1, 2017, in San Diego, CA. This 3-day conference is for individuals who work with laboratory animals in research, testing and education. These include IACUC members and administrators, Principal I nvestigators, veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff. (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

It's Like An 'Electric-Fence Sensation,' Says Scientist Who Let An Eel Shock His Arm
A neurobiologist noticed something strange whenever he tried to fish out electric eels in his lab using a net with a metal rim and handle. So he decided to roll up his sleeves and investigate.(Image credit: Kenneth Catania) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Adrian Grenier: Plastic Straws Suck
Celebrities often have odd proclivities. One of mine is single-use plastic straws, which I refuse to use. I know, it sounds like a weird habit — and maybe because of that, not all that shocking for an actor like me to be talking about it. But honestly, I think you should pick it up, too. I would love for you to, well, stop sucking. Let me try to convince you that this is maybe not just a weird hangup. (I know, it’s hard to resist the trolling temptation here.) It’s actually a small act of heroism. We use 500 million plastic straws every day in the U.S. alone, and these single-use plastics are just one of...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Grenier Tags: Uncategorized Environment society Source Type: news

The 11 Best Indie Movies You Might Have Missed This Summer
For every Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 that raked in hundreds of millions at the box office this summer, there were half a dozen indies that dazzled audiences in smaller theaters (and, in some cases, in their living rooms). From A Ghost Story’s lyrical exploration of grief to newcomer Danielle Macdonald’s virtuoso rap performances in Patti Cake$, the best indie movies of the summer of 2017 were, as always, an antidote to superhero fatigue and a trove of wonders to which we’ll no doubt be returning. Here are some of our favorites and where you can watch them now. ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliza Berman Tags: Uncategorized Indie Film movies Source Type: news

Here ’s How Psychologists Actually Analyze Your Dreams
Because it’s not as simple as a fish means this and a filing cabinet means that. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s How Psychologists Actually Analyze Your Dreams
Because it’s not as simple as a fish means this and a filing cabinet means that. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Handedness' in scale-eating fish: Nature and nurture
(Nagoya University) Lateralized behaviors are thought to be strengthened during development; however, little is known about how they are acquired during development. In the scale-eating cichlid model, Nagoya University-based researchers demonstrated the attack side preference of juveniles was developed with scale-eating experience, regardless of age. They also found that kinetics of attack behavior is superior on one side by nature. Therefore, they concluded that the fish learn to use the naturally dominant side through experience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Startups Are Finally Trying to Disrupt Food  Stamps
1. Startups are finally trying to disrupt food stamps. By Tonya Riley in Wired 2. These fishermen are partnering with chefs to create a market for sustainable but under-loved fish. By Meg Wilcox in Civil Eats 3. Here’s how one company is trying to make lives better for garment workers around the world. By Erika Fry in Fortune 4. Starting school a couple hours later could save the U.S. economy billions. By the RAND Corporation 5. A cancer diagnosis should be enough to defer student loan payments. By Samantha Watson in STAT News The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Education fish Five Best Ideas Food stamps Innovation working conditions Source Type: news

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes
(American Chemical Society) From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine fisheries. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the world
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their paper, appearing online Sept. 11 in Nature Climate Change, used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy
A new study suggests that an intake of omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - may improve the biodiversity of the gut microbiota. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Why a $1,000 iPhone Isn ’t as Crazy as It Sounds
It’s iPhone day, the annual non-holiday where smartphone addicts cozy up to Apple’s keynote to find out what the touchscreen fairies are bringing good little fanboys and girls. If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting with especially bated breath, because your handset is several years old, loses power faster than an overthrown dictator and inexplicably smells like fish tacos. In other words, it’s upgrade time, baby, and we all deserve the latest and greatest. This time around, however, Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone will probably be more expensive than in years past. In addition to trumpet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Patrick Pullen Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone iPhone 2017 iPhone 8 Tech in Real Life Source Type: news

Farming fish
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Steephead parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos) are picky eaters. In the central Pacific, however, they appear to have taken matters into their own hands -- er, fins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why The Omega-3s In Walnuts Are Not The Same As The Ones In Fish And Algae
Too many articles suggest omega-3s are all the same. They're not. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Fish boost for pregnant women: Eating oily fish could protect babies against schizophrenia
PREGNANT women who eat plenty of fish protect their babies against developing schizophrenia later in life, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Lakes fish found heavily contaminated with antidepressant drug chemicals
(Natural News) A new study has found alarmingly high concentrations of human antidepressants in several species of fish in the Niagara River, an important conduit connecting Lake Erie with Lake Ontario. The researchers discovered the presence of antidepressants and their metabolites in brain tissue in fish such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, rock bass, white... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reef fish found to be surprisingly resilient to ocean acidification caused by carbon dioxide (climate change)
(Natural News) Ocean acidification is a phenomenon that has been associated with increased dangers for species of fish, such as leaving them unable to flee from predators and enemies. This chemical reaction is the product of boosted carbon dioxide uptake from the atmosphere and results in seawater undergoing fundamental changes to its chemistry. However, a team... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux
Patients who ate fish, vegetables and whole grains reported a greater reduction in symptoms than those on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the study by New York Medical College found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Individuality drives collective behavior of schooling fish
(University of Konstanz) New research sheds light on how 'animal personalities' -- inter-individual differences in animal behavior -- can drive the collective behavior and functioning of animal groups such as schools of fish, including their cohesion, leadership, movement dynamics, and group performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Acute kidney injury due to fish gallbladder ingestion: a case report from Cambodia - Sovann K.
We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with a 3-day history of watery stool, generalized abdominal pain, repeated vomiting, and decreased urine output following the consumption of fish gallbladder for self-treatment of acne. She was admitted and receive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High meat intake increases diabetes risk, study shows
A Singaporean study shows that red meat and poultry can increase diabetes risk, but fish and shellfish can reduce that risk. Heme iron also plays a role. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Eat fish while pregnant to protect kids from schizophrenia
In trials on mice, scientists found mice deprived of omega-3 fatty acids displayed signs of the mental health disorder as adults. Japanese experts found the same for a lack of omega-6. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants Found In The Great Lakes And Fish
A recently published study found high concentrations of antidepressant ingredients and their byproducts in the brains of fish from the Niagara River. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Goldfish manufacture alcohol in their own cells to lower their biological freezing temperature in frigid waters
(Natural News) Goldfish fill their bodies with alcohol to survive for days (even months) in oxygen-free frozen water.  Evolutionary physiologists say that they have now discovered the mechanism in which the fish — and their wild relatives, the crucian carp — are able to live in an environment where most vertebrate animals would die within... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Entrepreneurs Emerge as Backbone of Bangladesh ’s Rural Economy
Shahndah Rani. Credit: ShahiduzzamanBy ShahiduzzamanBanaripara (Barisal), Sep 4 2017 (IPS)She was born in the early 1950’s to an ultra-poor family in Kundihar, a remote village of Banaripara of Barisal division in Bangladesh. She was a beautiful baby and her father named her ‘Shahndah Rani’ which means ‘Queen of Evenings’. But in reality her life was far from that of a queen. Born into acute poverty, there were days when she went without any food. Rani’s parents could not afford any schooling and gave her away in marriage at age 16 to relieve some of the pressures on them. She was marrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Trade & Investment Women & Economy Source Type: news

How insects have twice the amount of protein
Insects contain more than twice as much protein per 100g as meat and fish, a fascinating graphic that uses data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella concerns prompt recall of fish batter mix
A nationwide recall is in place for Shore Lunch brand fish breading/batter mix due to possible salmonella contamination. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Countries Pledge To Recover Dwindling Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population
The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding.(Image credit: Leisa Tyler/LightRocket/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare Leschin-Hoar Source Type: news

Coral Reef Fish Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Study Finds
Ocean acidification can cause reckless behavior in coral reef fish. But researchers say that coral reef environments have large chemical variations daily, which can offer recovery time for fish. (Image credit: Alejandro Usobiaga/Scientific Reports) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Episode 7 of the Podcast ‘Countdown:’ The Strange Case of the Drowning Astronaut
There are a lot of things to like about walking in space—except for the fact that you can’t scratch your nose. A spacesuit, after all, is really more of a space vehicle, with its own sealed environmental system that must remain sealed if it’s going to keep you alive. You could no more open your helmet to relieve an itch or clear a fogged visor than you could open the window of your spacecraft itself. That’s generally a tolerable thing—until one day in July of 2013 when it became a terrifying thing. It was on that day that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano stepped outside the International Space...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Countdown drowning. NASA international space station Luca parmitano onetime Podcast space 2017 Source Type: news

New research delivers hope for reef fish living in a high CO2 world
(ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies) New research examining the possible impacts of ocean acidification provides fresh hope for the survival of reef fish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region
(University at Buffalo) Researchers have detected high concentrations of these drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of 10 fish species found in the Niagara River. This vital conduit connects two of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, via Niagara Falls. The discovery of antidepressants in aquatic life in the river raises serious environmental concerns, says lead scientist Diana Aga, a professor of chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yet another study finds that daily fish oil supplements protect the brain by balancing hormones like estrogen
(Natural News) A recent study published in Scientific Reports revealed that fish oil supplements may boost estrogen levels in the brain, thereby reducing the frequency and duration of seizures. As part of research, a team of health experts assessed how three groups of mice models would react on a diet that included various types of oil.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes
(American Chemical Society) From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine fisheries. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplements proven to be powerful medicine by drastically reducing CXCL-10 inflammation factors across the body
(Natural News) It won’t come as a surprise to most people that Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in fatty fish are good for your health, but a new study revealing just how these important acids fight inflammation shows they might be even more beneficial than believed. It turns out they work their magic by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Galapagos, Now Headed To Prison
The dead sharks, mostly endangered hammerheads, were part of a 300-ton haul of fish found on a Chinese boat off the Galapagos Islands. An Ecuadorean judge fined and jailed the crew up to four years.(Image credit: AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Fishermen Caught With 6,600 Sharks In Gal ápagos, Now Headed To Prison
The dead sharks, mostly endangered hammerheads, were part of a 300-ton haul of fish found on a Chinese boat off the Galapagos Islands. An Ecuadorean judge fined and jailed the crew up to four years.(Image credit: Galapagos National Park via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Scientists map genomic atlas of your inner fish gut
(Duke University) Duke scientists have discovered a network of genes and genetic regulatory elements in the lining of the gut that has been conserved from fishes to humans. Many of these genes are linked to human illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, and obesity. The findings support the use of zebrafish for studying how ancient genetic information -- distilled over 420 million years of evolution -- controls the development and dysfunction of the intestine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fish and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news