Looking to lose weight? Add some cherries to your diet
(Natural News) If you’re looking for a fruit that won’t add to your weight and even help you lose fat, try cherries. Some people may be hesitant to eat cherries when they are trying to lose weight because these fruits are high in calories, containing 97 calories for every cup. However, cherries actually are not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes by Laura Uselding, MD
Laura Uselding, MDE-cigarettes are the MOST COMMON tobacco product used by adolescents. According tothe 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey conducted by the University of Michigan, the prevalence of vaping increased by approximately 1.3 million teens from 2017 to 2018. It found that 37% of 12th graders and 10% of 8th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the last 12 months.  The use of e-cigarettes is likely putting a new generation of teens at risk of nicotine dependence. Here are some important things to know about e-cigarettes: E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid containi...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Want to Live Longer? Science Says to Do These 5 Things
When it comes to staying healthy, most people have the same motivation: living as long and fulfilling a life as possible. And while science has yet to find a true fountain of youth, researchers have identified certain behaviors that can increase longevity. One study, published in the journal Circulation last year, even argued that adhering to just five healthy habits could extend your lifespan by roughly a decade. Here’s what they are, and what research to date says about living your longest life. Eating a healthy diet Diet is strongly linked to longevity. Research has long suggested that following a Mediterranean di...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Longevity Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the 55p fruit to lower your chances of deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best ways to avoid deadly hypertension symptoms and signs is to regularly eat more of this fruit for breakfast. Should you have your blood pressure checked? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: These colourful veg may protect against heart disease and cancer
HOW TO live longer: Eating a balanced diet packed with fruit and vegetables is key to healthy living, but many people tend to eat the same foods and neglect others with vital nutrients. Add these colourful vegetables to your diet, which studies have shown may protect against heart disease and cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The citrus fruit proven to help lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition that causes a person ’s blood glucose level to come too high, and left untreated, serious complications can occur. But eating a healthy diet can help keep blood sugar in check - especially eating a certain citrus fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Eating a certain red fruit could help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a condition that can be difficult to spot, but left untreated, more serious health problems can develop. One of the best ways to keep your reading in check is by eating a healthy diet - in particular eating a certain fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is pineapple good for diabetes?
Pineapple has a higher glycemic index (GI) score than other fruits, but people with diabetes can still include it as part of a healthful diet. In this article, we look at how pineapple affects diabetes and the best ways to eat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Make a list and check it twice: "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables CONTAMINATED with pesticide residue
(Natural News) A healthy diet contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, certain types of produce can also be bad for you. It’s not the produce themselves that are bad, but some fruits and vegetables may contain traces of harmful pesticides that are linked to harmful side effects. Each year, the Environmental Working Group... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-cut melon recalled over link to salmonella outbreak
The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Target and Whole Foods (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indianapolis-Based Company Recalls Melon Products in 16 States After Salmonella Outbreak
(INDIANAPOLIS) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the recall includes cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under various brands or labels at Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target and Whole Foods. The affected states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Health officials ad...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized food recall Indiana onetime Source Type: news

7 Science-backed benefits that will make you grab a bowl of pistachios
(Natural News) Did you know that pistachios, which are considered nuts, are actually seeds? When eaten in moderation, pistachios can promote weight loss and even improve your blood glucose levels. Pistachios and their health benefits Pistachios come from the fruits of a desert plant called Pistacia vera. These nutrient-rich green nuts are full of antioxidants, fiber, and protein.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Snail Glue Sutures, Helpful Jet Lag, Viral Cancer Cure The Week That Wasn't: Snail Glue Sutures, Helpful Jet Lag, Viral Cancer Cure
This week's stories include surgical sutures made of snail glue, jet lagged fruit flies, and a potential viral cure for a pediatric cancer.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today Article Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 85p fruit you should eat to lower your cholesterol
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent against deadly high cholesterol, by regularly eating this cheap fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 14p fruit you should eat to avoid high blood pressure
HOW to live longer: Prevent early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent deadly high blood pressure symptoms, by regularly eating this cheap fruit. Are you at risk of hypertension? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat
More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy at work, especially when on night shifts. No free drinking water, poor food-preparation facilities or meals unsuitable for their dietary or religious needs were among other top complaints from more than 300 staff across England. The findings highlight the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health conference NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Vitamins and Supplements Can ’t Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says
Roughly 90% of American adults do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but many are trying to make up for it by popping pills. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 75% of U.S. adults take a dietary supplement of some kind. Multivitamins, many people believe, are a one-step way to get the nutrients they need. But new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that vitamins and supplements may not be enough to keep you healthy. Nutrients consumed via supplements do not improve health and longevity as effectively as those consumed through foods, according to the study. While getting the rig...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Would you feed your kids cancer-causing breakfast foods? Tests reveal many cereals contain the weed killer glyphosate
(Natural News) Although many people tend to worry about pesticides mostly when they’re eating fruit and vegetables, the use of weedkillers like glyphosate is so widespread that it’s popping up everywhere. One place you might not expect to find it is in your breakfast cereal, but tests show that the chemical has even made its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the common ‘healthy’ fruit that could be causing your trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods, or by eating too much in one go. You could lower your chances of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by cutting back on this “healthy” fruit in your diet. Are you at risk of stomach bloating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following a diet that's rich in organic food lowers your cancer risk by 25%, researchers find
(Natural News) Is organic produce just an overpriced gimmick, or can eating more of it have a tangible effect on your family’s health? While it might be tempting to view all fruit and veggies as equally nutritious, the results of a recent study would seem to indicate that there is a distinct difference in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Fruit flies rise to the occasion
Fishing them out of a drink, you may not see the benefit of fruit flies. But they are a vital scientific model, and at Mayo Clinic, they are helping researchers investigate a debilitating chemotherapy side effect: nerve damage called "peripheral neuropathy." "The platinum drugs -- cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin -- are the [most common] drugs used [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

72 People Are Sick With E. Coli. The CDC Isn ’t Sure Why
An E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 72 people in five states — and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t sure of the source. All 72 people were infected with the same strain of E. coli, but the CDC has not been able to determine a common food item, grocery store or restaurant chain that may be to blame, the agency announced Friday. Illnesses have been reported in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Eight people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. The investigation remains ongoing, the statement says. A CDC representative did not immediately respond t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

96 People Are Sick With E. Coli. The CDC Isn ’t Sure Why
An E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 96 people in five states — and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t sure of the source. The sick individuals were infected with the same strain of E. coli, but the CDC has not been able to determine a common food item, grocery store or restaurant chain that may be to blame, the agency announced Tuesday. Illnesses have been reported in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Eleven people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. The investigation remains ongoing, the statement says, and the CDC is not recommending that cons...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide
A global study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet, suggesting that low intake of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes is a major factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Parents being misled over kids' snacks, says child health expert
Snacks said to contain one portion of fruit may not live up to these claims, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The green-coloured fruit that could help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure may not cause any immediate problems in the early stages, but left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications. Eating a healthy balanced diet can help control your reading - in particular eating a green-coloured fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease?
People who ate an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish were less likely to have gingivitis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Gums (Mouth) Vitamin D Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer
The analysis pointed to some eating habits with particularly strong links to higher death rates: diets high in sodium, and those low in whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do muscle and tendon connections last a lifetime?
(University of M ü nster) Muscles are connected to tendons to power animal movements such as running, swimming or flying. During development, these muscle-tendon attachments must be established such that they resist high mechanical forces for the entire life of the animal. An international research team from Marseille (France), M ü nster and Munich (both Germany) shows now in fruit flies how a protein controls mechanical stress on muscle-tendon connections. The study has been published in the journal PLOS Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Poor diet kills more than smoking and hypertension, Bill Gates study reveals
Experts warn the so-called 'Western diet' - heavy in red meat, fats and sugar, and low in fruit and veg - was responsible for one in five deaths globally (10.9 million adults) in 2017, the latest data we have. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths
A study in The Lancet found that in 2017, 11 million premature deaths were linked to diets short on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS Tags: Diet and Nutrition Research Deaths (Fatalities) Salt Food Source Type: news

Poor Diets Are Linked to 20% of All Deaths Worldwide, Study Says. But These Foods Could Help
If people around the world cleaned up their eating habits, it could potentially prevent one in five deaths globally, according to a new research review published in The Lancet. And the key to eating more healthfully isn’t depriving yourself, the research suggests — it’s adding more healthy foods. The sweeping review — which analyzed nearly 20 years of dietary data from 195 countries, alongside epidemiological studies about nutrition-related health risks and benefits — estimates that poor diets killed 11 million people around the world in 2017, mostly by contributing to cardiovascular disease a...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Mother in desperate need of a kidney transplant claims FRUIT-only diet helps her live a normal life
Polina Petruk, 33, from London, was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in 2007. She has five per cent kidney function, but claims her energy levels astound doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists stunned to find jet lag protected fruit flies from Alzheimer's
'It seems counter-intuitive, but we showed a little bit of stress is good,' Dr Ravi Allada at Northwestern University said after publishing the surprising study on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda
UCLA Extension ’s Ochan Otim is a chemist who specializes in developing methods for quantifying and assessing the health risk associated with organic and metal contaminants in the environment. For the last few years, Otim, who grew up in Uganda, has been driven to use his expertise to try to help solve a dangero us mystery in his country of birth.Why were so many people having health problems and even dying because of alcohol consumption?The two-decade civil war in Uganda beginning in the late 1980s ravaged the country with violence, abductions, concentration camps and  starvation. The inhumane conditions and ab...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Women Die From Heart Attacks More Often Than Men. Here ’s Why — and What Doctors Are Doing About It
Lilly Rocha was 37 years old in 2008 when she began having strange symptoms. When people asked her questions, she knew the answers but couldn’t articulate them. A tingling sensation on her left breast became painful. She thought she might have breast cancer, but her doctor assured her she was just experiencing stress from her demanding job. Her symptoms continued to get worse, and doctors continued to dismiss her. Three months later, at work, she became seriously ill. Luckily, her boss recognized the symptoms—chest and jaw pain and numbness in her left hand—and drove her to the nearest emergency room, whe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Sadick Tags: Uncategorized heart health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one fruit you should avoid or risk high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by cutting back on the amount of this fruit in your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI Program Can Predict Premature Death
As MD+DI has previously reported, artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly significant role in medical devices. Now, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests that AI could be used to predict premature death. The findings could have major implications for preventative healthcare, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham. The team of healthcare data scientists and doctors have developed and tested a system of computer-based machine learning algorithms to predict the risk of early death due to chronic disease in a large middle-aged population, the university reported. The ...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: One tasty fruit you can enjoy that won’t cause blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by cutting down on foods that are high in sugar. Even though fruit contains natural sugars, health experts still advise including it as part of a balanced diet, but there is one fruit which may actually help to prevent high blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoy These Sweet Strawberry Treats Without Guilt
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- Berries are nature's natural sweetener and they come loaded with benefits. Fiber, vitamins and antioxidants sweeten the deal. Fresh strawberries are a plentiful spring and summer fruit, so load up on them at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Eat more of this zesty fruit to soothe bloated stomach pain
STOMACH bloating is an annoying and uncomfortable problem experienced by many people. Difficulty with digestion is usually the cause, but it can be soothed by consuming foods and drinks which promote digestion, such as this zesty fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSF grant supports development of robotic frost protection in orchards
(Penn State) A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, and ground-based robots could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State researchers, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet and brain health: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
If you knew changing your diet today could make your brain healthier, would you? Research suggests the Mediterranean diet could be the key. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Maria Vassilaki, a Mayo Clinic epidemiology researcher, explains how a Mediterranean diet full of fruits and vegetables, fish, healthy oils like olive oil, and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a healthful source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Research suggests that substances in the fruit and plant may have a variety of health benefits. Cooked, unripe jackfruit is a popular meat substitute among vegetarians and vegans. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Tax on sugary drinks recommended by health organizations
To decrease obesity among young people, major health organizations have called on communities around the U.S. to tax soda, fruit drinks and other sugary beverages. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything You Need to Know About Gut Health
It’s hardly news that the gastrointestinal tract is important to human health: It transports food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into absorbable nutrients and stored energy, and shuttles waste back out of the body. If you don’t properly nourish yourself, you don’t live. It’s that simple. But in recent years, scientists have discovered that the GI system has an even bigger, more complex job than previously appreciated. It’s been linked to numerous aspects of health that have seemingly nothing to do with digestion, from immunity to emotional stress to chronic illnesses, including can...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

How to live longer - the fruit you should eat every day to avoid high blood pressure
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy, and prevent high blood pressure symptoms, by adding this cheap fruit to your daily dinner routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados Are Being Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns
A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recall Source Type: news

Eating more fruits and vegetables can protect against systemic inflammation, according to study
(Natural News) Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. A new study suggests people to eat more fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids as they can help protect against chronic inflammation. For the study, researchers from the U.S. looked at the link between different doses of carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetable intake, plasma carotenoids,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news