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New CDC report claims only 10% of Americans get their daily requirement of fruits and vegetables
(Natural News) We all know that fruits and vegetables are healthy, but are you eating enough of them? Even if you feel like you eat far more of these foods than most people you know, there is still a good chance that you’re failing to hit the recommended minimum. The CDC has just issued a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy diets lower blood pressure more than medication
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found cutting out salt and eating more fruit and vegetables reduces blood pressure levels by 21 mm Hg, with most medications lowering it by 10-15 mm Hg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light Pollution Is Getting Worse Every Year. That ’s Bad For Your Health
Nothing has captured the march of wealth and progress like any society’s ability to light up the night—first with campfires and torches, then with gas lamps, finally with incandescent lights. Franklin Roosevelt’s 1936 Rural Electrification Act was an effort both to bring modernity to the 90% of American farms that lacked electricity and to help jolt the American economy, which was still deep in the Depression. The modern nighttime image of the Korean peninsula as seen from space, with darkness north of the 38th parallel and brilliant light in the vibrant south, powerfully captures the connection between c...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Environment health illumination Light NASA nature NOAA onetime Science Sprawl Source Type: news

Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on these "modifiable" behaviors
New research suggests that exposure to sun, not eating enough fruits and vegetables ​, drinking alcohol, and smoking cause nearly half of all cancer deaths in the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?
It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few U.S. Adults Meet Fruit, Veg Intake Recommendations
12.2 percent of adults meet fruit recommendation and 9.3 percent meet vegetable recommendation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Diabetes - Resisting Junk Food Could Be the Answer
[The Herald] The message simply shows that diet and diabetes cannot be separated. With the rise of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer, calls to eat health foods have been growing. "Policies that increase availability of nutritious and healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables should be promoted," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director at an event to mark this year's World Diabetes Day recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study calculates contribution of risk factors to cancer in the United States
(American Cancer Society) A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables
by Kent Allen, AARP, November 17, 2017|Comments: 0. Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables. Wanwisa Hernandez/Getty Images. For adults the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What is the daily minimum of fruit and veg?
We speak with nutrition experts to break down why the minimum amount is important, and what lower-income families in so-called 'food deserts' can do to maximize their intake of fruit and veg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyond stupid: Florida court declares it's ILLEGAL to grow food in your own front yard
(Natural News) A court in Florida has decided that homeowners do not, in fact, have the right to garden on their own property. While the court says flower gardens and fruit trees are acceptable horticultural pursuits for a front yard, for some reason vegetables are non-negotiable. Leave it to big government to make it illegal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What IS the daily minimum of fruit & veg? We explain
We speak with nutrition experts to break down why the minimum amount is important, and what lower-income families in so-called 'food deserts' can do to maximize their intake of fruit and veg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Americans Like Fruits More Than Veggies, But We Aren't Eating Much of Either Says New CDC Report
A new CDC report tallies a state-by-state comparison of fruit and vegetable consumption, with a breakdown by gender, income, race and age group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Americans Like Fruits More Than Veggies, But We Aren't Eating Much Of Either, Says New CDC Report
A new CDC report tallies a state-by-state comparison of fruit and vegetable consumption, with a breakdown by gender, income, race and age group. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight low-sugar fruits
Eating fruit can help ensure a person gets enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Learn more about which fruits have low sugar contents. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

CDC: 90% Of Americans Need To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables
A CDC study showed how most Americans aren't eating nearly enough fruits and veggies. Summer Sanders as well as other celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Stephen Curry, and Kristen Bell with the FNV Campaign are trying to change that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Fruits And Vegetables: How To Get Kids To Eat More
A new CDC study showed that 90% of adults aren't eating enough fruits and veggies. That's bad for both adults and kids. Here's what FNV is doing to try to change that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Just 10% of Americans eat enough fruit and vegetables
US federal guidelines recommend eating at least two pieces of fruit and three small servings of vegetables - or a large salad - a day. But a CDC report shows just a fraction of people do this. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inner clock: Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary clock
(Bielefeld University) In December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock. The honored academics examined fruit flies to determine the biorhythm. Biochemist Professor Dr. Dorothee Staiger of Bielefeld University has been researching the inner clock of plants for 20 years. Her team has now published a new study in the research journal Genome Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cutting food waste with technology that keeps produce fresh
An EU-funded project developed dry misting systems for fruits and vegetables in transport, storage and supermarket displays that can prolong their shelf life, helping in the fight against food waste. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies
Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount of fruit daily (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits & Veggies
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disparities in State-Specific Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption — United States, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Wants America to Eat Its Fruits and Veggies
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Fruits and vegetables can be delicious and nutritious -- but too many Americans are still passing them by, a new report finds. Just 9 percent of adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent get the recommended amount... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Disparities in State-Specific Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption - United States, 2015
Recent data show adults continue to consume too few fruits and vegetables; overall, 12.2% met fruit intake recommendations and 9.3% met vegetable intake recommendations during 2015. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Researchers find diffusion plays unusual signaling role in drosophila embryos
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have found that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila, or fruit flies. Instead of spreading a molecular signal out, it was found that diffusion, facilitated through a carrier molecule, actually concentrates the signal in one place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why goji berries might be the Holy Grail of health
(Natural News) It’s not too often that you see a food with the nutritional profile of goji berries. Also called wolfberries, goji are the fruits of Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense plants and have been cultivated for over 2000 years in Asia. They are so precious to this culture that they have been nicknamed “red diamonds”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doing the double: Pegasus is crowned PRCA ’s ‘specialist consultancy’ for the second year
Held at London’s Park Lane Hilton (Tuesday 7th November), the PRCA National Awards honour the best of the UK PR and communications industries. Pegasus, an Ashfield Healthcare Communications’ agency, battled it out against five other agencies to win the prestigious award. Judges were impressed with the way Pegasus drives its mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’  right through the business – from award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s most influential health organisations, to staff perks such as flexible working hours, daily fresh fruit and in-office massages. Pegasus Man...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eat more leafy greens and whole grains to lower heart failure risk
Emerging research suggests that a predominantly plant-based diet of dark, leafy greens, beans, fruits, and whole grains may reduce heart failure risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

The healthy holiday guide for families
Holiday gatherings are for family, friends and … food. No matter which holidays you celebrate, they’re sure to include delicious treats — some healthy, most not. It may seem nearly impossible to always practice healthy eating habits, but there are some things you and your kids can do to stay on course this holiday season. Plan ahead Prepare healthy items for parties at home and for potlucks, bring your kids’ favorite vegetable dish or search online for “holiday vegetable and fruit platters.” There are lots of fun recipe ideas on Google and Pinterest, like a turkey-themed platter of ve...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Amanda Rauf, Abigail Seibert and Sharon Weston Tags: Health & Wellness Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

New study 'sheds light' on sun's role in mitigating fungal disease of mango fruit
(American Phytopathological Society) The occurrence of stem end rot (SER) during storage means major losses for mango fruit growers and suppliers. In a recent Phytobiomes journal article, Diskin and colleagues show promising new research that explores sunlight's role in cultivating a beneficial mix of microorganisms that help mitigate SER. The research, discussed through their article titled, 'Microbiome Alterations Are Correlated with Occurrence of Postharvest Stem-End Rot in Mango Fruit,' offers a detailed account of their study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between heat exposure, vigilance, and balance performance in summer tree fruit harvesters - Spector JT, Krenz J, Calkins M, Ryan D, Carmona J, Pan M, Zemke A, Sampson PD.
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate potential mediators of the relationship between heat exposure and traumatic injuries in outdoor agricultural workers. METHODS: Linear mixed models were used to estimate associations between maximum work-shift Wet B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Uncovering a reversible master switch for development
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a paper published in Genes& Development, BWH principal investigator Mitzi Kuroda, PhD, and her team identified a reversible 'master switch' on most developmental genes. The team unearthed this biological insight through studies in the fruit fly -- a powerful model organism for studying how human genes are organized and function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk
A comprehensive French analysis finds a diet high in total antioxidants may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes; fruits, vegetables, tea, and moderate consumption of wine were the main contributors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Loughborough study: kids glued to TV likely to avoid fruit
EXCLUSIVE: Two thirds of youngsters surveyed reported not eating enough of their greens and spending more than two hours viewing TV, Loughborough University researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables?
Some pesticides are actually designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it from pests (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Fruit Vegetables Hazardous and Toxic Substances Pesticides Apples Cucumbers Cantaloupes Sustainable Living Agriculture and Farming Source Type: news

Diabetes news: Fruit, vegetables and TEA could slash your risk by a QUARTER
EATING plenty of fruit and vegetables and drinking tea - along with the odd glass of red wine - slashes the risk of developing diabetes by more than a quarter, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Low protein diet at an early age doubles lifespan
Fruit flies – which share more than two thirds of humans genes – live twice as long when given minimal protein when young, found a study by the Francis Crick Institute in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A low-protein diet at a young age may help you live longer
Fruit flies – which share more than two thirds of humans genes – live twice as long when given minimal protein when young, found a study by the Francis Crick Institute in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marketing Strategies to Encourage Rural Residents of High-Obesity Counties to Buy Fruits and Vegetables in Grocery Stores
Obesity rates in Appalachia are among the highest in the United States, and knowledge of upstream approaches to decrease prevalence among this vulnerable population is limited. The primary aim of this study was to examine the association between healthy, diet-based, social marketing interventions in grocery stores and frequency of fruit and vegetable intake. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low protein diet in early life increases lifespan in fruit flies
(The Francis Crick Institute) Fruit flies raised on a low protein diet early in life can live over twice as long as their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer prevention diet: THIS is what ONE portion of your five a day actually looks like
CANCER risk could be reduced by consuming enough fruit and vegetables in your diet. But what does one serving of your five a day really look like? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A neural algorithm for a fundamental computing problem
Similarity search—for example, identifying similar images in a database or similar documents on the web—is a fundamental computing problem faced by large-scale information retrieval systems. We discovered that the fruit fly olfactory circuit solves this problem with a variant of a computer science algorithm (called locality-sensitive hashing). The fly circuit assigns similar neural activity patterns to similar odors, so that behaviors learned from one odor can be applied when a similar odor is experienced. The fly algorithm, however, uses three computational strategies that depart from traditional approaches. T...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dasgupta, S., Stevens, C. F., Navlakha, S. Tags: Computers, Mathematics, Engineering reports Source Type: news

Health Tip: Choosing Smarter Foods
-- If you have diabetes, it's important to make every food decision count. The American Diabetes Association identifies these " superfoods " that offer plenty of potential health benefits: Beans Dark-green leafy vegetables Citrus fruit Sweet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Fruit and veggie food safety
Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.?One hundred twenty-eight thousand?are hospitalized. Approximately 3,000 people die. "I have been seeing a lot of stomach viruses, gastroenteritis, a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Q & amp;A: How to Prepare for an AI-Driven Future
For years the role of robotics and artificial intelligence within the realm of medtech has been hyped as the future of innovation and device development. Now that technological advances are beginning to catch up to our imagination, how will advanced robotic and AI technologies begin to reshape the medtech landscape?  Srihari Yamanoor With advances in machine learning and robotic design, artificial intelligence is poised to have a dramatic impact on the medical device field. With innovative opportunities on both the diagnostic and therapeutic sides of medicine, AI technologies could be the key that unlocks...
Source: MDDI - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Assembly and Automation Digital Health Source Type: news