High blood pressure: The 16p fruit shown to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure needs to be managed well. Otherwise, the risk of premature death is real. One inexpensive, tasty fruit has been proven to lower your blood pressure reading - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chemicals on your fruit and veg aren't as scary as you think
According to data from the Food Standards Agency, a third of us now have serious concerns about the safety of what we eat. Top of that list of concerns are pesticides - used in commercial food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example
(University of Eastern Finland) A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: The 30p fruit that could give your life expectancy a boost
HOW TO live longer: We all know that eating a diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables will help one to live longer. New studies shine a light on a certain fruit that, if consumed daily, will help you to live longer and reduce the risk of certain diseases and cancers. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost, too. The diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, nuts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bayer and BASF ordered to pay $265 million to Missouri peach farmer in dicamba weedkiller lawsuit
(Natural News) A Missouri peach farmer has been awarded $265 million in a crop damage lawsuit after he says Bayer and BASF encouraged farmers to spray a difficult-to-control weedkiller in an irresponsible manner. Bill Bader sued the companies after thousands of his fruit trees were damaged by the herbicide dicamba, which drifted in from cotton... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An apple a day might help keep bothersome menopause symptoms away
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new study suggests that it may also play a role in lessening various menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eliminating viruses in our food with cranberries and citrus fruit
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Fresh produce is a major vehicle for noroviruses, a group of viruses that are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in developed countries. However, the viruses are quite resistant to cold pasteurization treatments such as irradiation, which are used to destroy bacteria, moulds, parasites, and insects. The irradiation process uses gamma rays or X-rays to destroy these viruses but at the dose needed to eliminate them, it can affect the physicochemical properties of fresh produce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sugary Drink Warning Labels in Chile, Tax in UK Bear Fruit Sugary Drink Warning Labels in Chile, Tax in UK Bear Fruit
The positive impact of two different national approaches to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is detailed in two studies — one in Chile and one in the UK.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Following this diet ‘could stave off frailty in older people’
HOW TO live longer: Eating a Mediterranean diet could help older people stave off frailty and keep sharp, according to researchers. They suggested a diet rich in fruit and veg, olive oil and fish boosts bacteria in the gut linked to healthy ageing and reduced bacteria linked to inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eating this diet ‘could stave off frailty in older people’
HOW TO live longer: Eating a Mediterranean diet could help older people stave off frailty and keep sharp, according to researchers. They suggested a diet rich in fruit and veg, olive oil and fish boosts bacteria in the gut linked to healthy ageing and reduced bacteria linked to inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: A handful of this fruit in the morning could lower reading
HIGH blood pressure puts unnecessary strain on your heart and arteries. Dubbed "the silent killer", this dangerous condition needs to be managed well. Which fruit has been shown to help lower blood pressure readings? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why your Valentine might want hot chocolate for that walk on the beach
Drinking cocoa rich in flavonols - plant compounds also found in fruits, vegetables and tea - might make walking easier for some older adults with poor circulation, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The fruit extract proven to aid weight loss
BEST supplements for weight loss: Carrying excess weight is a widespread problem in the UK, with easy access to fast food and sedentary lifestyles largely underpinning the problem. Overhauling your lifestyle may seem overwhelming, but growing evidence suggests taking certain supplements can help to support your weight loss journey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angela Rayner: rebel with a cause
“Angela Rayner, Stockport local government branch and first-time deputy Labour leadership candidate!” said the member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, when she took to the rostrum at the opening of UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Brighton this afternoon to loud cheers. Taking a break from the campaign for the Labour Party deputy leadership, she described how two decades of activism had seen her start out as a care worker in the union’s young members’ group, alongside current UNISON president Josie Bird and junior vice president James Anthony. “My story is your story. I&rs...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Women's Conference angela rayner education Labour Party lifelong learning Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction: Eating this fruit could reduce your risk of impotence say experts
ERECTILE dysfunction is a very common problem, particularly among men over the age of 40, but experts have suggested eating a certain fruit could boost blood flow to the penis and reduce the risk of impotence happening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food for Others
Researchers tested nearly 100 19-month-olds and found that even when they were hungry, many retrieved a piece of fruit dropped by someone they didn't know and offered it to them. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testosterone levels causally affect disease risk
Higher levels raised women ’s type 2 diabetes risk but cut men’s risk; and raised risk of some cancers in women and men Related items fromOnMedica CVD mortality much higher among cancer patients Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How Does Social Media Shape Your Food Choices?
Those participants who believed their social media buddies ate the recommended five daily portions of fruits and vegetables in turn ate one extra serving. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Does Social Media Shape Your Food Choices?
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- For better or worse, your social media friends might be influencing your eating habits, British researchers report. They asked nearly 400 college students to estimate how much fruit, veggies, snacks and sugary drinks their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Scrumptious ways to enjoy an avocado
(Natural News) If you’re looking for the perfect food to kick off your healthy diet, you can never go wrong with the humble avocado. This green fruit is packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals that all contribute to better heart health, weight control and even healthy aging. Best of all, there are many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young people may copy friends' eating habits from social media, study finds
In a study published in the journal Appetite, scientists from Ashton University observed that participants ate an extra portion of fruit and vegetables themselves for every portion their social media peers ate. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fly model offers new approach to unraveling 'difficult' pathogen
(University of California - San Diego) Clostridium difficile, a bacterium known to cause symptoms from diarrhea to life-threatening colon damage, is part of a growing epidemic for the elderly and hospitalized patients. Biologists have now developed models of the common fruit fly to help develop novel therapies to fight the pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds
Researchers in Israel have grown date palm trees from ancient seeds found at the same site as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those trees might soon produce fruit, re-creating the taste of antiquity.(Image credit: Guy Eisner) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Impact of Flavored E-Cigarette Ban Doubted
Youth-friendly flavors such as mint and fruit are targeted by the ban, but menthol and tobacco flavors will still be legal. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Say U.S. Flavored E-Cigarette Products Ban Will Have Little Effect
THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 -- The U.S. ban on certain flavored e-cigarette products that takes effect Thursday will do little to stem teens'use of nicotine, experts say. Youth-friendly flavors such as mint and fruit are targeted by the ban, but menthol... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ban on fruit-, mint-flavored vaping pods takes effect
The ban on flavored replaceable e-cigarette pods and cartridges takes effect Thursday. Whether it helps reduce teen vaping, however, remains to be seen -- they may be switching to disposable vape products. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grilled angel food cake with fruit topping
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grilled fruit with balsamic vinegar syrup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists in Israel grow date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds
Seeds found in Judean desert are male and female, leading to hopes of producing datesA handful of date seeds from fruit that ripened around the time of Jesus have been successfully planted and grown in southern Israel, researchers have revealed.The seeds, dubbed Adam, Jonah, Uriel, Boaz, Judith and Hannah, were among many others discovered at archaeological sites in the Judean desert.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Plants Fruit Israel Agriculture Archaeology Middle East and North Africa Science World news Source Type: news

Flavored e-cigarette pod ban starts Thursday: What it means for vapers
Sales of fruit-, dessert- and mint-flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes will be prohibited beginning Feb. 6. Menthol and tobacco flavors are exempt. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Flavored e-cigarette pod ban starts Thursday: What it means for vapers, kids and parents
Sales of fruit-, dessert- and mint-flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes will be prohibited beginning Feb. 6. Menthol and tobacco flavors are exempt. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Fruit flies respond to rapid changes in the visual environment
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Researchers have discovered a mechanism employed by the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster that broadens our understanding of visual perception. Their results explain why the eye can correctly evaluate contrast, even in suddenly changing light conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A 3D study of a tiny beetle that attacks the fruits of coffee reveals details of its anatomy and secret life that can help fight this pest
(University of Granada) Scientists from the University of Granada, thanks to microtomography techniques, reveal secret, and until now unknown, aspects of tunnel construction strategies, and how to exploit the fruit, in addition to the internal structures of a tiny beetle known as the 'coffee berry borer.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Zealand loggers, U.S. food exporters suffer from China's virus clampdown
The economic impact of China's coronavirus lockdown is being felt across the globe, with exporters, miners and manufacturers of everything from coal and timber to meat and fruit facing delays and potential shipment cancellations. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Living Systematic Review: Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under
In this interview we ask Rebecca Hodder from the National Health and Medical Research Centre Early Career Research Fellow, the University of Newcastle, Australia and Nicole Martin, Managing Editor, Cochrane Heart, University College London, London, UK to tell us more aboutthis Living Systematic Review, which looks at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children under five years old.Why was this review selected to be a Living Systematic Review (LSR) originally, was it in response to a target audience need?Rebecca: The original review was initiated by the author team, who are embedded within the Hunter New England ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer ’s Risk
Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Fruit Vegetables Diet and Nutrition Dementia Source Type: news

Chinese citizens resort to wearing feminine hygiene products, bras, fast food bags and fruit skins as makeshift MASKS against coronavirus as supply shortage worsens (PHOTOS)
(Natural News) Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The extreme scarcity of N95 masks in China has caused local residents to resort to clever, ingenious methods to craft their own face masks. While these images may appear humorous, they actually represent a remarkable level of creative thinking and “bushcraft” skills that technically qualify as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens Find a Big Loophole in the New Flavored Vaping Ban
The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: E-Cigarettes Teenagers and Adolescence Recalls and Bans of Products Nicotine Food and Drug Administration Juul Labs Inc Puff Bar your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Some Antioxidants May Protect Against Alzheimer ’ s, Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) — Alzheimer’s disease affects some six million Americans. A new study published in the journal Neurology finds that certain antioxidants may have a protective effect. They’re called flavonols, and are present in almost all fruits and vegetables, as well as olive oil, tea and wine. Researchers at Rush University in Chicago looked at almost a thousand older adults and found those with the highest flavonol consumption were almost half as likely to develop Alzheimer’s later in life as those who consumed the least. They say as the elderly population grows worldwide, any reduction in the numb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Alzheimer's Disease Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

How to get to sleep: Eat this green fruit to get a good night’s sleep
HOW TO get to sleep: Many people in the UK are all too familiar with the devastating effects brought on by sleep deprivation. Although the situation may seem irresolvable, sleep loss can be remedied by making small lifestyle tweaks, including eating a green fruit before bed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's
Title: Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - January 30, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Fruits, vegetables, tea consumption linked with lower Alzheimer's risk
(Reuters Health) - Elderly people with diets rich in flavonols - a group of antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and tea - may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Adding dried plums to diet can improve nutrient consumption in overweight adults
In this study, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether snacking on dried plums can reduce, even prevent, risk factors for chronic disease in relation to refined carbohydrate snacks. Their findings were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Studies have shown that including carbohydrate- or fructose-rich foods, in particular, fruits, in a person’s diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets Rich in Fruits, Veggies Could Lower Your Odds for Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Older adults who regularly consume a group of antioxidants called flavonols may have a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The compounds exist in many fruits and vegetables, with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Making guacamole for the #BigGame? Wash fruits and veggies before cutting or eating, even if you aren ’ t eating the peel. When knives cut thorough an unwashed peel, germs can spread into produce. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xpF9G   pic.twitter.com/M22wDWg3Ur
Making guacamole for the #BigGame? Wash fruits and veggies before cutting or eating, even if you aren’t eating the peel. When knives cut thorough an unwashed peel, germs can spread into produce. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xpF9G  pic.twitter.com/M22wDWg3Ur (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at foodsafetygov) Source Type: news

Dementia care: Drinking this fruit juice may reduce your risk of developing the condition
DEMENTIA is a progressive neurological condition that impairs the brain's vital cognitive functions. While it is not known how to prevent the condition, the evidence is increasingly drawing a link between consuming certain dietary items and a reduced risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find that molecules in pomegranates have incredible anti-aging benefits
(Natural News) The pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum, is a popular deciduous shrub, thanks to its ruby-red fruit. Considered among the healthiest fruits around, the pomegranate is packed with polyphenols and antioxidants that help deal with a variety of health problems like high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. While previous studies have established that eating a pomegranate could help slow down the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh, organic food at your fingertips: 7 Tips for shopping at a farmers market
(Natural News) A farmers market is a place where farmers sell their produce directly to consumers. Today, farmers markets have expanded to incorporate not only fruits and vegetables, but also a variety of other items like artisan crafts and original art. Some even have local musicians and even theater troupes – making these farmers markets into a grand... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Fruit Fly Infestation Threatens Exports
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Agriculture has expressed serious concern about the spread of the fruit fly, which is posing a serious threat to exports of Mozambican fruit and vegetables. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news