Half of women trying for a baby drink alcohol, don't exercise enough and don't eat their five-a-day
Research has found 'troubling trends' in the lifestyles of UK-based women who want to conceive while continuing to smoke, drink and not eat enough fruit and vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Two fruits that can be a ‘dangerous mix’ if you’re taking statins
THE BENEFITS of taking statins overwhelmingly outweigh the risks posed by potential side effects, research suggests. Yet, the cholesterol-lowering drugs can interact with certain foods, making side effects more likely. According to the American Heart Association , two fruits can be a "dangerous mix" if you're taking statins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Light Flash' Treatment Might Help Slow Alzheimer's
TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 -- While efforts to develop Alzheimer's medications have so far borne little fruit, new research highlights the therapeutic promise of two non-drug tools: light and sound. According to a pair of small new studies, exposing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The simple cooking mistake that could be causing your levels to rise
HIGH cholesterol can be altered by choosing to follow a diet rich in unsaturated fats, fruits and vegetables. Choosing to cook your own meals is another way to keep levels healthy particularly if you avoid a certain mistake. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple Step Gets More School Kids Eating Their Veggies
MONDAY, July 26, 2021 -- Give kids just a little more time if you want them to eat better. New research suggests that longer school lunch breaks could boost their intake of fruits and veggies. " It makes sense that you might eat the part of the meal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet
By Barbara WellsROME, Jul 26 2021 (IPS) Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive. Barbara WellsInstead of bringing relief, this year’s rains were accompanied by warm temperatures that created the ideal conditions for infestations of fall armyworm, which destroys mainly maize, one of the main food crops of sub-Saharan Africa. Drought and famine are not stra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barbara Wells Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Re Source Type: news

Juicy past of favorite Okinawan fruit revealed
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) A genetic analysis of fruit in the mandarin family has unraveled a complex journey from the mountainous region of southern China to the markets of Okinawa, says researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sore loser' Trump reaps fruits of election lies in Arizona
Ex-President Donald Trump's big lie came full circle on Saturday as he traveled to Arizona to dangerously seize on the false fruits of a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: The fruit juice that gives you a threefold risk of developing arthritis
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The role diet plays in the development of rheumatoid arthritis is the subject of ongoing research. A review into the current literature found a particular fruit juice can hike your risk of the chronic condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program
The premise is simple: A health care provider or a health insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a community-based sponsoring organization. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

UMD Develops a DASH-Plus community-based hypertension management program for older adults
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland was awarded funding to develop, test, and deliver an integrated hypertension management program for older adults. The program takes the existing DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and tailors it to those aged 55 and older through a virtual education program this summer, with an in-person program coming soon. The DASH-Plus intervention incorporates diet, simple chair exercises, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and blood pressure self-monitoring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: The popular fruit that raises blood sugar levels - 'take care'
TYPE 2 diabetes only presents grave health risks if you let blood sugar levels run riot. It can be hard to avoid some of the worst culprits, however, because even healthy items can cause a marked rise in blood sugar levels. According to GP Dr Sarah Brewer, a popular dried fruit can cause blood sugar levels to rise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: 35p breakfast fruit to avoid high blood pressure symptoms
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some changes to your daily diet. This is the cheap breakfast fruit you should eat to avoid deadly hypertension symptoms. Could you be at risk of high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian farmers report MASSIVE crop damage from heatwave
(Natural News) Canadian farmers in different provinces reported massive damage to their crops as a result of a heatwave in the country. The heatwave caused many areas to record searing temperatures in late June 2021. Aside from damaging crops, it also caused the deaths of many people and triggered wildfires across the region. Fruit growers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids eat more fruit and vegetables with longer seated lunch time
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When kids sit down to eat lunch at school, fruits and vegetables may not be their first choice. But with more time at the lunch table, they are more likely to pick up those healthy foods. If we want to improve children's nutrition and health, ensuring longer school lunch breaks can help achieve those goals, according to research from the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three best breakfast fruit to avoid arthritis symptoms and joint pain
ARTHRITIS symptoms can include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement, but making a few changes to your daily diet could lower your risk of arthritis pain. These are the three best breakfast fruit to avoid arthritis symptoms and joint pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning to Love G.M.O.s
Overblown fears have turned the public against genetically modified food. But the potential benefits have never been greater. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Kahn Tags: Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Fruit Biotechnology and Bioengineering Organic Foods and Products Agriculture and Farming Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Tips on adding more vegetables and fruits to your diet
Some planning, budgeting and creative steps will make it easier for you to include these nutritious foods to all types of meals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Meltzer Warren Source Type: news

National Food Strategy Independent Review
The Strategy makes a number of recommendations, including introduction of a Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax, extension to eligibility for free school meals, expansion of the Healthy Start scheme, and trial of a scheme that would allow GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bats in Tel Aviv enjoy the rich variety and abundance of food the city has to offer
(Tel-Aviv University) Researchers have found that when fruit bats forage in the city (Tel Aviv), they are much more exploratory and enjoy the diversity of urban life, visiting a variety of fruit trees every night and tasting as wide a variety of foods as possible. In contrast, rural bats living in Beit Guvrin focus on only one or two fruit trees every night. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: The £1 'effective' fruit juice to avoid hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure diet and food swaps could help to lower your risk of deadly hypertension symptoms and spikes. One of the best ways to protect against high blood pressure is to drink more cherry fruit juice, as it's "one of the most effective" natural remedies for hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three fruits to avoid or risk triggering painful joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS is a general term for a range of conditions affecting the joints. According to the health body Physicians Committee, certain fruits can be "pain triggers" for arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs could prescribe fruit and vegetables under National Food Strategy proposals
GPs could be asked to prescribe fruit and vegetables as well as 'food-related education and social support' under plans set out in a report commissioned by the government. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prescribing Source Type: news

Seasonal fruit palette
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who eat three fruit or vegetables a day 40% less likely to fall severely ill with Covid
Professor Tim Spector said results showed there was 'no need to go vegan' but eating a healthy diet could 'improve your immune system' and 'potentially reduce your risk from Covid'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hijacked immune activator promotes growth and spread of colorectal cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Through a complex, self-reinforcing feedback mechanism, colorectal cancer cells make room for their own expansion by driving surrounding healthy intestinal cells to death - while simultaneously fueling their own growth. This feedback loop is driven by an activator of the innate immune system. Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg discovered this mechanism in the intestinal tissue of fruit flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Q & A: UN Food Systems Summit Opportunity for the World to Unite on Healthy, Fair & Sustainable Food Systems
Food systems, from farm to fork to disposal, account for 21-37% of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Fresh produce at a supermarket. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended every sphere of life, the world was lagging on a goal to end hunger by 2030. According to the United Nations, more than 820 million people had already been categorised as food insecure, meaning they lacked access to reliable and sufficient amounts of affordable, healthy food. The impact of measures to contain the virus, land degradation, climate change and the global extreme poverty rat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news

< em > QuickStats < /em > : Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Consumed Vegetables on a Given Day, by Race and Hispanic Origin - United States, 2015-2018
This report describes the percentage of adults who consumed vegetables on a given day by race and Hispanic origin. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Healthy Eating MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: One fruit you need to be careful of when you have aching joints
ARTHRITIS affects more than 10 million people in the UK - now that's a lot of sore joints. Aching ankles, feet, wrists, and fingers may need the support of medication to ease the pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

City Heat is Worse if You ’re Not Rich or White. The World’s First Heat Officer Wants to Change That
Jane Gilbert knows she doesn’t get the worst of the sticky heat and humidity that stifles Miami each summer. She lives in Morningside, a coastal suburb of historically preserved art deco and Mediterranean-style single-family homes. Abundant trees shade the streets and a bay breeze cools residents when they leave their air conditioned cars and homes. “I live in a place of privilege and it’s a beautiful area,” says Gilbert, 58, over Zoom in early June, shortly after beginning her job as the world’s first chief heat officer, in Miami Dade county. “But you don’t have to go far to see t...
Source: TIME: Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Source Type: news

Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods
(University of Johannesburg) Wild fruits from Southern Africa show good potential to supplement diets with the building blocks of protein. Researchers from the University of Johannesburg studied 14 species. Two of the fruits contain several essential amino acids. All exceed the RDA for lysine. People can only obtain lysine from their food or supplements. Healthy development in children requires lysine. Maintaining a robust immune function also needs it, especially against viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: A fruit to burn belly fat due to flavanol & fibre content
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat can be far simpler than many may realise. In fact, it could be as simple as eating this one particular fruit daily due to its high flavanol and fibre content. The fruit is also synonymous with lower blood sugar and reduces insulin resistance which helps speed up the belly fat loss process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Small daily servings of a red fruit promotes longevity finds new study
SERIOUS cardiovascular events, such as having a heart attack, pose a grave threat to longevity. However, a new study has found consuming small servings of strawberries every day can help counter the precursors to serious cardiovascular events. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penetrating right ventricular injury by suicide attempt: report of a case - Uchiyama H, Tachibana K, Naraoka S.
Penetrating heart injury is rare in Japan. A 35-year-old man stabbed himself with a fruit knife that was about 10 cm in length on the left precordium in an attempt to commit suicide and was transferred to our hospital. His vital signs were stable, and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Color and flavor -- pigments play a role in creating tasty tomatoes
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from University of Tsukuba and University of Florida have found that pigments controlling the color of tomatoes also play a role in determining their flavor. By analyzing the pigment profiles of 157 different tomato varieties, the team showed that fruit with high chlorophyll levels had a higher sugar content, and that the carotenoid, prolycopene, is associated with an abundance of aroma compounds. Understanding how growing conditions influence pigment profiles could improve the flavor of tomatoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS pay campaign: all eyes on the PM for June ’ s #2DaysFor2k
With the Pay Review Body’s recommendation on NHS pay already likely to be on the Prime Minister’s desk at Number 10, the decision on what the announcement will be rests solely with him. From the 23-25 June, UNISON health members, branches and regions all over the country got out and about campaigning for what was likely to be the last ‘2 days for 2k’. Here are some of the best bits from around the UK: Northern Ireland With a 1% pay rise mooted earlier this year, Northern Ireland got creative to get the government to change its tune. The Pay Rise Song, by Emer Maguire, urges the PM to “be a go-...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Article health nhs pay NHS pay rise One Team2K Source Type: news

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables
A food safety specialist offers tips on helping to keep your food safe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Egan Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Content Type: Service Hygiene and Cleanliness Fruit Vegetables Microbiology Water Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Source Type: news

Fruit flies lose their virginity lightly - and then become choosy
(University of Groningen) Mate choice is important for females, who often invest much more energy in offspring than males. However, being too selective is a bad idea, as they might end up not mating at all. Biologists have wondered for a long time how females optimize their chances. Scientists at the University of Groningen have discovered that mating induces a behavioural change in female flies that makes them more choosy than when they are virgins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study shows effectiveness of suppressing female fruit flies
(North Carolina State University) Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea
(Natural News) Keeping your immune system robust is key to staying healthy and avoiding infections. Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you can strengthen your immune system by drinking herbal teas. Many herbs help fight disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses. They also offer other health benefits, thanks to their abundance of bioactive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The snack to avoid to slash your risk of heart disease and early death
LONG life expectancy could be achieved by avoiding starchy snacks, a new study has found. Conversely, eating fruits, vegetables or dairy at specific meals is associated with a reduced risk of death. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meal and Snack Patterns Linked to Mortality Risks
Fruit - snack after breakfast linked to lower all - cause, cancer mortality risks; starchy snacks linked to higher all - cause, CVD mortality risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study suggests scientists may need to rethink which genes control aging
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) National Institutes of Health researchers fed fruit flies antibiotics and monitored the lifetime activity of hundreds of genes that scientists have traditionally thought control aging. To their surprise, the antibiotics not only extended the lives of the flies but also dramatically changed the activity of many of these genes. Their results suggested that only about 30% of the genes traditionally associated with aging set an animal's internal clock while the rest reflect the body's response to bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smart sunscreens to keep you safe this summer: Are these new products better than the big brands?
Root + Fruit Bright Start is made with vitamin C, gardenia Florida fruit extract and 'antioxidant vitamin E, nourishing almond oil and aloe vera, scented with a stimulating blend of six essential oils'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes diet: The £1 fruit to lower your risk of high blood sugar symptoms - Dr Sara
DIABETES diet swaps could help to protect against high blood sugar symptoms, but it can be difficult to know which foods to stock up on - and which ones to cut back on. ITV This Morning's Dr Sara Kayat has revealed her recommendation for the best fruit to avoid type 2 diabetes signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolution -- two routes to the same destination
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Fruit flies have found at least two solutions to the problem of sorting their sex chromosomes: a matter of life and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tug-of-war receptors for sour taste in fruit flies sheds light on human taste biology
(Monell Chemical Senses Center) His team, including authors Tingwei Mi, John Mack, and Christopher Lee from the Monell Center and University of Pennsylvania, found that flies use two distinct types of gustatory (taste) receptor neurons (GRNs), which are analogous to taste receptor cells in mammals, to discriminate slightly from highly sour foods. One group of GRNs are maximally activated by low acidity, while the other group displayed its best responses to high acidity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating fiber before colorectal cancer surgery reduces complication risk, study says
People who include fiber from fruits, vegetables and other sources in their diets before colorectal cancer surgery can lower risk for complications after the procedure, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Best fruits to include in your diet to help reduce hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure is a condition whereby the foods one chooses can either help or hinder one's readings. According to studies eating these fruits could help lower your readings and reduce hypertension risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news