Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians ’ Group Says
Eat more fruits and vegetables, don ’ t put plastic containers in the microwave or dishwasher and check recycling codes to reduce exposure to chemicals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Food Hazardous and Toxic Substances Hormones Pregnancy and Childbirth Containers and Packaging Endocrine Gland Bisphenol A (BPA) Children and Childhood Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Food Additives American Academy of Pediatri Source Type: news

Spa doctor: How you can ease your stress with fruit, yoga and yogurt  
Garden therapy courtesy of Son Brull hotel and spa – a 45-minute drive north of Palma airport in Majorca provides the perfect solution to bouts of debilitating stress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This fruit could cause painful swelling
STOMACH bloating causes can include allergy to a particular food, eating too quickly or consuming a product which leads to gas release and causes a bloated stomach. Eating products containing this sweetener could cause stomach bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who eat more than 5-a-day 'less likely to get breast cancer'
Researchers from America's Harvard School of Public Health found that women's risk of getting breast cancer could fall by 11 per cent if they eat more than five portions of fruit and veggies a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who eat more than five-a-day may be less likely to get breast cancer, study reveals
Researchers from America's Harvard School of Public Health found that women's risk of getting breast cancer could fall by 11 per cent if they eat more than five portions of fruit and veggies a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer warning - this is how much fruit and veg you should eat to lower risk
BREAST cancer risk could be lowered by making some diet changes, scientists have revealed. This is how many fruit and vegetables you should eat every day to lower the risk of breast cancer symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Snapshot
Scientists map the fruit fly brain, giving an in-depth look at its neurons. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Using community-based participatory research to develop healthy retail strategies in Native American-owned convenience stores: The THRIVE study
The Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments or " THRIVE " study, implemented between 2013 and 2018, is the first healthy retail intervention study implemented in tribally owned and operated convenience stores. THRIVE aims to increase vegetable and fruit intake among Native Americans living within the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.(Preventive Medicine Reports) (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weird new fruits could hit aisles soon thanks to gene-editing
Supermarkets stocked with peach-flavoured strawberries and seedless tomatoes on horizon, scientists saySmooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say.While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as thegene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to bring about changes far more rapidly and efficiently.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Agriculture Farming Environment Biology GM Source Type: news

A medicinal plant used in Mexican folk remedy shows great potential as an alternative cancer treatment
(Natural News) Yellow oleander has been used by Mexican folk healers to treat various illnesses for many centuries. A new study indicates that the fruit of this indigenous medicinal plant contains bioactive compounds that can treat different kinds of human cancers. Known in scientific circles as either Thevetia peruviana or Cascabela peruviana, yellow oleander goes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fruit fly species can learn each other's dialects
(PLOS) Fruit flies from different species can warn each other when parasitic wasps are near. But according to a new study led by Balint Z. Kacsoh of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, published July 19th in PLOS Genetics, they are more likely to get the message across if the fly species have previously cohabited and learned each other's dialects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The dangerous dark side of flavored water revealed
(Natural News) Flavored sparkling water might be less acidic than sodas and fruit juices, but these drinks might just be as bad for the teeth. According to experts, sales of flavored water showed a significant increase over the years, thanks perhaps to a variety of new flavors — such as strawberry, kiwi, raspberry and watermelon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - 85p ‘top superfood’ could prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also slash your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this “top superfood” fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular culprits of protein aggregation in ALS and FTLD
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers led by prof. Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven) have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could THIS prevent age-related heart failure?
Experiments on fruit flies bred to make more of the protein by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, had healthier hearts and lived for a third longer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this native Mexican plant be the next cancer cure?
(Natural News) A recent study investigated the antiproliferative, apoptotic, and cytotoxic effects of compounds in the fruit of the yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) on human cancer cell lines. It indicated that the methanolic extract of the indigenous Mexican medicinal plant could serve as a safe and natural means of treating various human cancers. The findings... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: £1 ‘powerhouse’ fruit could slash deadly risk - how many should you eat?
HEART attack risk could be reduced by making diet or exercise changes. Adding this “powerhouse” fruit to your breakfast could lower your risk of a deadly myocardial infarction. How many should you be eating every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Drink this tasty fruit juice to raise your blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 1 sufferers need to control blood sugar levels to avoid symptoms including blurred vision and extreme fatigue. This can be done by adding sugary or non-sugary snacks to the diet to raise or lower blood sugar levels. Drink this to raise blood sugar, possibly helping avoid hypoglycaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Drink this fruit juice to raise blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 1 sufferers need to control blood sugar levels to avoid symptoms including blurred vision and extreme fatigue. This can be done by adding sugary or non-sugary snacks to the diet to raise or lower blood sugar levels. Drink this to raise blood sugar, possibly helping avoid hypoglycaemia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year. Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways. Follow these 7 tips for cleaning fruits and vegetables https://go.usa.gov/xU9VY   pic.twitter.com/ldh9OQWMWT
Federal health officials estimate that nearly 48 million people are sickened by food contaminated with harmful germs each year. Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways. Follow these 7 tips for cleaning fruits and vegetables https://go.usa.gov/xU9VY  pic.twitter.com/ldh9OQWMWT (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

Fruit fly mating driven by a tweak in specific brain circuit
NIH-funded study suggests that slight changes in a brain ’s wiring can greatly change behavior. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How to safely forage for pokeweed
(Natural News) Nothing says “survival” quite like the pokeweed. The shockingly beautiful plant, with its deep purple berries, is a favorite among unsuspecting children who crush the fruit and smear it on their faces. Unfortunately, pokeweed is one of the deadliest plants to touch and eat. Almost all parts of the weed are poisonous and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy
This study investigated whether preconception dietary intake is associated with reduced fecundity, as measured by a longer time to pregnancy.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Fruit fly mating driven by a tweak in specific brain circuit
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) According to a new National Institutes of Health-funded study, it is not destiny that brings two fruit flies together, but an evolutionary matchmaker of sorts that made tiny adjustments to their brains' mating circuits, so they would be attracted to one another while rejecting advances from other, even closely-related, species. The results, published in Nature, may help explain how a specific female scent triggers completely different responses in different male flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist Ricky Hay reveals how to stop sweating in a heatwave
UK-based nutritionist Rick Hay reveals his secrets to staying sweat-free during hot summer days, and says eating light, refreshing meals and fruits is key to keeping your body cool. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fruit and vegetables could slash asthma risk by up to a THIRD
Researchers from Paris 13 University found men and women who eat a healthy diet are significantly less likely to suffer from the symptoms of asthma, whether they have the condition already or not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables and with less processed food were tied to a 30 percent lower risk of developing asthma symptoms for men, and a 20 percent lower risk for women, researchers have found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist Ricky Hay reveals how to stop sweating in a heatwave
UK-based nutritionist Rick Hay reveals his secrets to staying sweat-free during hot summer days, and says eating light, refreshing meals and fruits is key to keeping your body cool. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating just one orange a day could prevent a common cause of blindness
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fruit and vegetables could slash asthma risk by up to a THIRD
Researchers from Paris 13 University found men and women who eat a healthy diet are significantly less likely to suffer from the symptoms of asthma, whether they have the condition already or not. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The love lives of fruit flies
(Harvard Medical School) New study reveals that a male fruit fly's decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance. The triad affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory signals in the brain to influence decision making. Findings may yield insights about addiction disorders, depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis - 95p essential oil could relieve joint pain and inflammation
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain could be reduced by making changes to your diet plan, it ’s been claimed. This cheap fruit essential oil could help to prevent or relieve painful signs or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy superfood ‘red dates’ from Asia KILL cancer cells in the lab, study finds
EXCLUSIVE Researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, found that compounds in jujube fruits programme lung, breast and prostate cancer cells to kill themselves in the lab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit and veg diet ‘can fight asthma’
EATING a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms by up to a third, a study has found. Consuming more fruit, vegetables and whole grain cereals manages the condition better than diets full of meat, salt and sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Drink this many glasses of fruit juice a day to control blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 is a condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. While it ’s common, if it isn’t managed properly or it’s left untreated it can lead to various health complications. A healthy diet can help manage your blood sugar level, and as part of this you should drink a certain amount of fruit juice a day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy superfood ‘red dates’ from Asia KILL cancer cells in the lab, study finds
EXCLUSIVE Researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, found that compounds in jujube fruits programme lung, breast and prostate cancer cells to kill themselves in the lab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Mediterranean diet could reduce osteoporosis
(University of East Anglia) Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spotted Lanternfly Could Be Worst Invasive Species In 150 Years
International shipping sometimes brings unwanted guests: invasive species. The latest invader, the spotted lanternfly, threatens fruit and hardwoods. It's recently spread to Pennsylvania. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Phillips Source Type: news

A guide to building your own solar dehydrator
(Natural News) You can make your own savory slices of dried fruit at home without needing to pay the grocer a visit. An article in Ask A Prepper brings up how you can construct your very own solar dehydrator with ease. You will need the following materials: Wooden beams that measure 1.5″ x 1.5″ that are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Tips for Cleaning Fruits, Vegetables
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Decentralising HIV Diagnosis Bears Fruits
[The Herald] "We can now easily switch our clients from one drug to another. Once a client walks into our institution, we can quickly check for their viral load count and take necessary intervention immediately," says Leonard Nyakabau, an HIV focal person at Hauna District Hospital in Manicaland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 things that can ruin your summer (and how to avoid the repercussions)
(Natural News) Summer is a great time of the year, one where we can get outdoors more often, enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, get some much needed vitamin D, and take that long awaited vacation. Those things alone are a cause for celebration. However, with any season there are the pros and cons and summer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't throw away strawberry leaves - they can be good for you!
To give your health an extra boost, put the vegetable peeler back in the drawer — for those skins, stalks and scrappy bits we chop off fruit and vegetables are often the healthiest bits of all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Testing Cancer Drugs to Slow Down Aging
Aging is a perfectly natural process, but that doesn’t mean that humans won’t try everything in their power to slow it down. In recent years, researchers who study aging have become intrigued by the idea of slowing the march of time by ridding the body of its population of older cells. In a new study published in Nature Medicine, scientists led by Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic, show that the proportion of older, aging cells in mice is indeed related to aging-related symptoms, from frailty to lower endurance and slower walking speeds. Kirkland and his ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Mini European kiwi berries called Nergi fruit arrive in UK
Nergi fruit will launch in three major supermarkets from September in the UK, including at M&S. They have been grown in Asia for 1,000 years but have only recently come to Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news