Do people believe Covid myths?
Misinformation could be causing real harm in the communityLike viruses, false information spreads through networks. In March 2020, more than a quarter of the top Covid-19 related videos on YouTube contained misleading claims and those had more than 60m views worldwide. The World Health Organization ’s Covid“myth-busters” pagecounters ideas such as the notion that eating garlic protects you against infection. But how many people believe such claims?University of Cambridge researchers found in an online survey that about 15% of UK respondents thought it was more reliable than not that “the coronavirus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Source Type: news

The Gilroy Garlic Festival won't be like past years', because of Covid. Organizers thought it was important to bring it back, anyway.
You won't find food vendors or live music at Gilroy's Christmas Hill Park this year. But the Garlic Festival's organizers thought it was important to go on, even without them. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Troy Wolverton Source Type: news

The Gilroy Garlic Festival won't be like past years', because of Covid. Organizers thought it was important to bring it back, anyway.
You won't find food vendors or live music at Gilroy's Christmas Hill Park this year. But the Garlic Festival's organizers thought it was important to go on, even without them. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Troy Wolverton Source Type: news

AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic
Title: AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of GarlicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Sorting Folklore From Fact on the Health Benefits of Garlic
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Garlic is a food of legends, supposedly capable of providing protection against everything from common colds to heart disease – not to mention vampires and werewolves. But does it really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Here's why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes
(Natural News) Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does the ‘garlic breath test’ work? How does it help prevent the spread of Covid?
THE SPREAD of coronavirus is an important consideration in the wake of lockdown easing across the country, but why is one expert highlighting the importance of the "garlic breath test" and why is it so significant in slowing the spread of Covid? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Garlic a 'cheap' and 'efficient' treatment for alopecia says study
FINDING natural ways to treat hair loss is the primary objective of ongoing research. One of the more surprising discoveries is the "efficient" role garlic extract can play in treating alopecia areata - a common type of hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Garlic-induced face burn - Bhattarai A, Atreya A, Karki B.
We report a case which highlights the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Herbalism in wound care: a case of garlic burn - Lee Hall E, Portera MV, Patel TS.
A 20-year-old Latina patient initially presented with complaints of a diffuse rash. Two punch biopsies were performed, and the patient was counseled on appropriate wound care. She returned two weeks later for suture removal, but in the interim, she had dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

How to live longer: Garlic and ginger can reduce cancer risk to boost longevity
HOW TO live longer: Delicious and healthy meals are the key to a long and disease-free life. By adding certain herbs, a meal will not only enjoy a boost of flavour but can also add a multitude of health gains including extending one's lifespan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic burn injuries- a systematic review of reported cases - Hitl M, Kladar N, Gavari ć N, Srđenović Čonić B, Božin B.
Medicinal plants have many beneficial effects on human health. Garlic (Allium sativum, Alliaceae) is one of the most famous herbal species, used for various diseases and conditions. Unfortunately, garlic is also associated with adverse effects, including c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Garlic gel or juice has shown impressive results in hair regrowth
HAIR loss treatment: Hair loss is a natural part of ageing however some may suffer with the condition far earlier than others. Could garlic be the answer to helping increase hair growth? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic and selenium increase stress resistance in carps, says a RUDN University biologist
(RUDN University) A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High blood pressure treatment: Garlic shown to rival drugs with fewer side effects
HIGH blood pressure is a sleeping giant because it does not produce any symptoms yet it is a precursor to serious health problems. Garlic has been shown to as effective as standard blood-pressure-lowering medications in lowering high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could applying garlic to your scalp activate hair growth? What the research says
BEST hair loss treatment: Research into ways to halt hair loss has turned up some surprising solutions. Garlic extract has been shown to target alopecia areata - hair loss that takes the form of bald patches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic extract application may stimulate hair growth in bald patches of the scalp
BEST hair loss treatment: Research into ways to halt hair loss has turned up some surprising solutions. Garlic extract has been shown to target alopecia areata - hair loss that takes the form of bald patches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart - the cheap capsules to avoid deadly heart disease
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve the health of your heart, as well as to protect against heart disease symptoms and signs. Add these cheap garlic capsules to your diet to lower your risk of high cholesterol. Should you consider speaking to a doctor about coronary heart disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation During the Pandemic
[IPS] Lagos -- 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation in Nigeria During the Pandemic
Credit: Barinedum AGARA/IOM LagosBy Chylian AzuhLAGOS, Aug 26 2020 (IPS) ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation? During the first two weeks of the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, a lot of people were afraid of contracting the virus. They wore gloves, face masks and practised physical distancing as instructed by the World Health Organization (WHO). For some, the conspiracy theories being peddled on social media and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chylian Azuh Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Researchers find link between gut microbiome and cancer treatment outcomes
(City of Hope) City of Hope and TGen have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on FDA-approved immunotherapy regimens. A potential takeaway: Oncologists might encourage patients to eat a high-fiber diet, including fruits and vegetables high in fructo-oligosaccharides such as bananas, dried fruit, onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus and artichokes, as well as grains with resistant starches such as barley or uncooked potato starch. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart - 5p a day capsules to protect against high blood pressure
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve the health of your heart, as well as to protect against high blood pressure symptoms and signs. Add these cheap garlic capsules to your diet to lower your risk of heart problems, including heart attacks and heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saved by the Saxons! The disgusting 10th-century potion that could beat superbugs
Made from cow ’s bile, garlic and onions, Bald’s eyesalve was meant to cure styes, but scientists believe it could deal with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infectionsName:Bald ’s eyesalve.Age: 1,000 years old.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Medical research MRSA and superbugs Science Alternative medicine Life and style Source Type: news

How to get Dodger dogs, garlic fries and more Dodger Stadium food delivered to some areas
A new Hollywood restaurant will deliver Dodger Dogs and other Dodger Stadium favorites through Postmates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenn Harris Source Type: news

Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality
Treatment for Helicobacter pylori and garlic supplementation are each associated with lowered gastric cancer mortality risk, but garlic's benefits are mainly in individuals who never drank alcohol, a Chinese study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
(Cornell University) A Cornell University-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides, applied in a variety of methods, to understand the best treatment options against the Allium leafminer, a growing threat to onions, garlic and leeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID 19 – Conspiracy or Apocalypse? – Part I
By Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 1 2020 (IPS) As the COVID-19 virus spread rapidly around the globe, so did various theories about what caused the pandemic. According to the standard scientific theory, the virus probably originated in bats and then crossed over to humans, probably via another intermediate host. It then spread rapidly across the globe, piggybacking on the international travel network. While the mainstream scientific theory sufficed for some, a large number of people saw the pandemic as the work of cold-hearted military or industrial strategists. An equally large number of people saw it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine Khan Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

How I Protect My Employees With Bone Broth
Brewing a batch of my immune enhancing broth. Every other Friday, I have a catered lunch delivered to the office… As you might imagine, it’s a Paleo menu. But the favorite part of this tradition isn’t the food… it’s the bottles of bone broth I pass out afterward. I created my own “Immune System Enhancing Broth,” and the entire stock disappears within minutes. Today, I’ll share the recipe so you can make it at home. And I’ll show you just how powerful this ancient brew really is… There’s a reason humans have been harvesting bone marrow for thous...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - 30p vegetable you should avoid at all costs or risk trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating may be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could lower your risk of developing trapped wind pain and tummy aches by avoiding this common vegetable at all costs - do you add garlic to your dinner? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch the L.A. Times Book Club's virtual meet-up with author Fanny Singer and chef Alice Waters
'Always Home' author Fanny Singer worries more about running out of garlic than toilet paper. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donna Wares Source Type: news

Lactic acid bacteria present in kimchi cabbage and garlic carry out the fermentation
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) Kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable food, is fermented by lactic acid bacteria derived from raw ingredients, such as kimchi cabbage, garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Lactic acid bacteria produce various metabolites during fermentation in response to the type of ingredients and storage temperature, and the metabolites determine the flavor and quality of kimchi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Growing hope in a good enough garden
A garlic bulb, found almost desiccated during a vacuuming, is pushing greenery toward the sky. The cilantro, though, has been wholly devoured by snails. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valerie Gribben Source Type: news

Study reveals that shrimp contain a cocktail of drugs and pesticides
(Natural News) Picture this: A delicious bowl of shrimp, smothered in garlic butter, resting delicately on a bed of steaming white rice. Sound good? You bet! Now, picture that same shrimp packed full of cocaine, pharmaceutical drugs and toxic pesticides. You’re probably not quite as keen to dig into that tasty bowl of food anymore,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies that support immunity and may help prevent the spread of coronavirus
(Natural News) Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people in several countries around the globe, and governments and institutions are scrambling to delay and contain its spread. But they seem to be forgetting one thing: The possibility that there are natural remedies that can support immunity and help prevent coronavirus, such as garlic or vitamin C. Studying... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus myths and misinformation, debunked
No, the new coronavirus wasn't made in a lab and eating garlic won't prevent you from getting infected. Here's the reality on some of the bizarre claims. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Debunking Myths And Misinformation
(CNN) — As the novel coronavirus — and panic about the coronavirus — continues to spread around the world, so too are bogus claims, conspiracy theories and misinformation about the disease. There’s so much inaccurate information floating around out there that the World Health Organization is calling it an “infodemic.” In perhaps the clearest sign of the times, WHO has joined TikTok to help set the record straight. Read: Coronavirus – What You Should And Shouldn’t Do The myths exist both on the fringes of the internet and in more mainstream outlets. And while social media...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'
Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Garlic can protect against heart tissue damage caused by reoxygenation
(Natural News) Garlic has been used for medicine since ancient times. Hippocrates, dubbed the “father of Western medicine,” was said to have prescribed garlic to his patients to address a variety of conditions. Today, garlic is known not only for its pungent flavor but also for its medicinal properties, which include anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering (anti-hyperlipidemic), antioxidant, and anticancer, among... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onions and Garlic May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Title: Onions and Garlic May Reduce Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eat these 15 foods to boost your kidney health
(Natural News) The kidneys are small, bean-shaped organs that serve the body in many ways. To improve your kidney health, eat fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, cucumbers, and garlic. Your kidneys have several important functions: They help eliminate waste and excess water from the body They maintain salt and mineral balance They balance red... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Eating Garlic and Onions Protect Against Breast Cancer?
Previous studies have found evidence onion and garlic may help prevent prostate, lung, and gastric cancers, but there was previously no definite association found between these foods and breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Eating onions and garlic every day 'reduces a woman's risk of breast cancer by 67%'
Scientists from the University of Buffalo found Puerto Rican women who ate more than one serving of the onion- and garlic-based condiment sofrito a day were less likely to develop breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer
The first population-based study of its kind examines the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Study finds onion and garlic consumption may reduce breast cancer risk
Onions and garlic are key ingredients in sofrito, a condiment that's a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine. They may also be a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer. That's according to the findings of a study led by University at Buffalo and University of Puerto Rico researchers. It's the first population-based study to examine the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer in Puerto Rico. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Roasted potatoes with garlic and herbs
Potatoes are a good source of potassium and vitamins C and B-6. The skins also provide fiber. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munching on onions and garlic can reduce colorectal cancer risk, according to study
(Natural News) Allium vegetables, along with cruciferous vegetables, are known for their cancer-fighting abilities. Commonly used alliums in the kitchen include garlic, onions, leeks, spring onions, shallots, and chives. Due to their powerful biological activities, scientists continue to study these vegetables in the hopes of getting a better understanding of how they work. In a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

H. Pylori Treatment May Reduce Gastric Cancer Incidence, Death
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation are associated with a reduced risk for gastric cancer mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in The BMJ. Wen-Qing Li,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China's First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
Owner Huang Yu dug up his deceased cat to give its cells to the pet-cloning company Sinogene. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news