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

How to get rid of visceral fat: Ginger contains zingerone and shogaols to help burn belly
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Certain herbs and spices are said to help increase one's fat burning capacity. Alongside their fat burning capabilities, suppressing the appetite and aiding the bodily process all help to get rid of your belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger closes $100M Series E round, AppliedVR scores $29M and other digital health fundings
Also: Dexcare raises $20 million for healthcare management platform and Heard closes seed funding round.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Business Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do natural diuretics work?
Some herbs and dietary supplements have diuretic properties and may help with sodium and water retention. Examples include dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn and juniper. But proceed with caution before taking any products that have a diuretic effect. Because fluid retention can be caused by a number of medical conditions and some medications, it's important to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ginger advisory board adds former US rep., cybersecurity officer; Hinge Health, Babylon Health update their exec teams; and more digital health hires
Also: Mantra Health appoints medical director; Deep 6 AI creates VP of life sciences role. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Leadership, Operations, Organizational Governance, Business 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

Ginger taps Capsule for same-day mental health medication delivery
Medication delivery is currently available in metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston and Austin.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Ginger helps to fight inflammation which could increase hair growth
HAIR loss treatment: The search for the ultimate treatment to help increase hair growth brings about some whacky and expensive solutions. Could a simple herb help to combat this occurrence? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Ginger tea may hold anti-cancer properties to help boost longevity
HOW TO live longer: Tea infused with ginger contains powerful properties to help lower cholesterol, reduce cancer risk and alleviate pain in joints - all of which could help boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds ginger counters certain autoimmune diseases in mice
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The main bioactive compound of ginger root lowers autoantibody production and helps halt disease progression in mice with antiphospholipid syndrome and lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This article provides a theoretical clarification of the concept "social cohesion" as it relates to health behaviors and outcomes, uncovering the critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of social cohesion and reflecting on its future in health literature.     Read more   View More Research ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

UofL researcher uses fruit for less toxic drug delivery
(University of Louisville) UofL researchers have found a less toxic way to deliver medicines by using the natural lipids in plants, particularly grapefruit and ginger. The resulting intellectual property portfolio consisting of 12 patent families, invented by Huang-Ge Zhang, Ph.D., has been licensed to Boston-based Senda BioSciences, a Flagship Pioneering company. UofL's technology is part of Senda's efforts to develop novel drug delivery platforms to solve the challenges of transfer-ring therapeutics across biological barriers and throughout the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fauci and Biden together: A scientific dictatorship
(Natural News) On September 26, presidential candidate Joe Biden tweeted:  “If I’m elected, I won’t wait to take action on COVID-19. Minutes after the race is called, I’ll call Dr. Fauci and ask him to stay on.”[1] (Article by Peter R. Breggin MD and Ginger Breggin republished from Breggin.com) Biden has taken a strong position... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada Dry Agrees To Pay Out $200K Because Drink Contains No Ginger
A B.C. man alleged he was misled by marketing suggesting the ginger ale had medicinal benefits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada Dry to pay $200K court settlement after B.C. man questions ‘made from real ginger’ slogan
Victor Cardoso claimed he bought the product as ginger had medicinal benefits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 ways your wellness program can help your remote employees
With almost twice as many employees now working at home as in the workplace, chances are your business has had to adapt to the new norms that COVID-19 has introduced. That includes rethinking how your wellness program can support your work family. How employees are feeling It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated stress levels for everyone—just how much may come as more of a shock though. A survey by mental health provider Ginger found that nearly 7 in 10 employees said that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Source Type: news

4 ways your wellness program can help your remote employees
With almost twice as many employees now working at home as in the workplace, chances are your business has had to adapt to the new norms that COVID-19 has introduced. That includes rethinking how your wellness program can support your work family. How employees are feeling It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has elevated stress levels for everyone — just how much may come as more of a shock though. A survey by mental health provider Ginger found that nearly 7 in 10 employees said that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Regence BlueShield Source Type: news

Study on the effect of rosemary and ginger essential oils against Klebsiella pneumoniae
This study aims at investigating the antimicrobial and antibiofilm effect of rosemary and ginger essential oil-based nano-sized formulations on colistin resistant K. pneumonia clinical isolates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2020 Category: Biology 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

Uganda: Coronavirus Scare Forces Museveni to Take Test
[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is on a "ginger treatment" after losing his voice and having a coronavirus scare that saw him seek medical intervention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

👉 My cat has just the one ginger arm. People make jokes but shes perfect and beautiful to me. via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Let’s Just Make It Home.’ The Unwritten Rules Blacks Learn To Navigate Racism in America
Speak in short sentences. Be clear. Direct but not rude. Stay calm, even if you’re shaking inside. Never put your hands in your pockets. Make sure people can always see your hands. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Listen to their directions. Darnell Hill, a pastor and a mental health caseworker, offers Black teenagers these emotional and physical coping strategies every time a Black person is fatally shot by a police officer. That’s when parents’ worries about their sons and daughters intensify. “They’re hurting,” Hill says. “They’re looking for answers.” Hill, who is A...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Anthony / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

AYUSH ministry wants states to promote manufacturing of herbal formulation to boost immunity
The formulation made of herbs tulsi (basil leaves), Dalchini (cinnamon bark ), Sunthi (dry ginger powder) and krishna marich (black pepper) will be manufactured and sold in generic name ‘Ayush Kwath' or ‘Ayush Kudineer' or ‘Ayush Joshanda', according to a letter written by the ministry to all the States/UTs and ASU drug manufacturers on April 24. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Apollo-led group of companies to help govt with Covid care
The group, which also includes Biocon, Oyo Hotels, Lemon Tree Hotels, Ginger Hotels, Zomato, SBI, HUL and Deutsche Bank, has identified about 80,000 hotel rooms across the country that can be converted into isolation rooms with medical supervision based on need. It is also pooling CSR funds to help patients with financial issues. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The health benefits of Cubeb Pepper, an exotic medicinal spice that's naturally rich in hinokinin, a powerful phytonutrient for enhancing immunity
(Natural News) When you hear about all of the incredible health benefits of herbs like turmeric and ginger, it makes you wonder whether the cure to many of the seemingly insurmountable illnesses facing mankind could be growing in a jungle somewhere on our planet, just waiting to be discovered. And right now, there’s one exotic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study confirms value of family meals
This study showed that more frequent family meals were associated with better dietary outcomes and family functioning outcomes. While Americans celebrate the month of March as National Nutrition Month, these findings underscore the myriad benefits advanced by family meals advocates over the past few years and punctuate the official launch of the Family Meals Movement. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ginger acquires fellow digital mental health company LiveBetter's tech
LiveBetter also announced its plans to tranfer into a nonprofit.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A step-by-step guide to making homemade tinctures
(Natural News) Plants are known to be potent sources of medicine – they contain health-giving nutrients that help promote and support overall wellness. They can be taken in different ways as well. Some plants, such as ginger (Zingiber officinale) and chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), are often made into teas to help solve problems such as indigestion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botanical drug is shown to help patients with head and neck cancers
In this study, UCLA researchers found that when APG-157 is taken through oral mucosal absorption, patients have high levels of curcumin circulating in their blood and absorbed by cancer tissues.METHODUCLA researchers conducted the study of APG-157 comparing 12 people who had oral and oropharyngeal cancer with a control group of 13 people who did not have cancer. The reason both the people with cancer and without cancer were part of the study was to show that the drug was not toxic to either people with cancer or those without cancer.The medication was given each hour for three hours and was delivered as a lozenge that slow...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ginger-marinated grilled portobello mushrooms
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waxflower plants found to have potential antimicrobial properties
(Natural News) Etlingera is a genus of tropical plants that belong to the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. These plants have short inflorescence shoots and fruits that ripen underground. Etlingera plants are known perennials that produce circlets of flowers with bright red petal-like structures. According to researchers from Noakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh, the essential oils derived from these Etlingera... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural antibiotic: Research looks at potential of ginger against superbugs
(Natural News) Ginger is a well-known spice often used in Asian cuisine, especially in Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking. Also known by its scientific name Zingiber officinale, ginger belongs to the same family as other medicinal spices like cardamom and turmeric. In traditional medicine, the root of the ginger plant is used to alleviate digestive problems, relieve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As effective as drugs but without the side effects, ginger is powerful medicine for migraines
(Natural News) Migraines are more than just headaches. They cause a recurring, severe throbbing pain, typically on one side of the head. It is so severe that it interrupts the patient’s ability to do his daily tasks. Of an estimated one billion people experiencing migraines, many of them use painkiller drugs, which come with harmful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid issues? Try this fiber-rich carrot, ginger and pear soup to boost your gut health
(Natural News) The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located low on the front of your neck. This gland is mainly responsible for the body’s metabolism. If it is not working properly, people can experience symptoms that range from chronic fatigue to constipation and depression. Today, nearly 25 million Americans suffer from a thyroid problem.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Many take anticoagulants and OTC supplements, which poses risk
FINDINGSNearly 98% percent of people prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants such as apixaban also used  over-the-counter products. Of those, 33% took at least one such product that, in combination with the anticoagulants, could cause dangerous internal bleeding. People taking these medications largely lacked knowledge of some potentially serious interactions.BACKGROUNDDirect-acting oral anticoagulants are the drug of choice for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, which occurs most frequently in older patients. Apixaban is one of the most frequently prescribed. However, most people prescribed ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ginger: Prevent and treat common diseases with this powerful natural medicine
(Natural News) Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is an herb that belongs to the same family as turmeric and cardamom. Aside from being a common cooking spice, ginger is also a powerful medicinal herb. Here are five diseases that ginger can help treat and prevent. Stroke Ginger can be beneficial for people who experienced a stroke... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should drink more ginger turmeric tea: Facts, benefits
(Natural News) Ginger and turmeric are known as great herbal remedies on their own, but they make an even more impressive remedy when combined to make tea. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that is used throughout the world as a fragrant and flavorful spice and as an herbal remedy. On the other hand, turmeric (Curcuma longa) is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diets: Nutritional Considerations for Children & Teens
Dr. Ginger Kash on Vegetarian DietsVirginia Kash, MDVegetarian diets are becoming more popular, even among children and teens.  In general, eating a vegetarian diet is eating a plant-based diet and, therefore, avoiding or eliminating meat and meat products.There are different types of vegetarian diets:Semi-vegetarian: Meat occasionally is included in the diet, usually just fish and chicken, but no red meat.Pescatarian:  Fish and shellfish are included in the diet but no meats or poultry. Variations are a “pescatarian-vegetarian” which included milk and eggs or “pescatarian-vegan” whic...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - September 27, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

Korean researchers find that moxa can effectively treat overactive bladder
(Natural News) Moxibustion is an age-old external treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the burning of dried herbs like mugwort or wormwood on top of an acupuncture needle or over a layer of ginger or salt placed on the skin. Based on a bibliometric analysis on studies conducted from 1954 to 2007 in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for sore muscles?
Essential oils that can help with sore muscles include eucalyptus, lavender, and ginger. Learn more about the best essential oils for sore muscles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

The Risks of Home Remedies for Pregnancy Problems
Just because herbal remedies are natural doesn't mean they’re safe for you and your baby. A review finds concerning side effects from ones like ginger, almond oil, and raspberry leaf. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Energize your day with ginger and pears (or combine them into a delicious smoothie)
(Natural News) Unlike milkshakes, which are full of various chemicals and added sugar, healthy smoothies made with fresh ingredients offer many benefits. For example, this pear, ginger, and citrus smoothie can boost your energy levels and promote gut health. The nutritional profile of pears Sweet, juicy pears aren’t just delicious. They are also full of nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual behavioral health startup Ginger scores $35M in new funding
WP Global Partners led the round with participation from City Light Capital, Nimble Ventures, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Khosla Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures  and Kapor Capital.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Oldest parasite DNA yet recorded found in prehistoric puma poo
Coprolite reveals felines in southern Andes had roundworm 17,000 years ago, long before humans got thereThe compact, gnarled and knobbly specimen looks like a root of ginger. In fact, it ’s 17,000-year-old puma poo, and it contains the oldest parasite DNA yet recorded.The team of researchers behind the discovery say the finding not only confirms that the felines were prowling around the Andes towards the end of the last ice age, but reveals that they were infested with roundworm long before humans and their animals turned up.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Fossils Genetics Argentina Biology Americas World news Source Type: news

Mother, 22, was diagnosed with deadly pressure building in her brain after a trip to Specsavers
Megan Turner, 22, (right) was diagnosed with intracranial hypertension after the optometrist Emma Ginger (left) noticed her optic nerve was swollen during a check-up in Specsavers, Exeter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five healthy reasons why ginger should be part of your meals
(Natural News) Ginger is a herbaceous plant that’s native to Asia. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine as a treatment for various ailments. In Indonesia, people use ginger to address rheumatism and fatigue, while in Burma, ginger is mixed with other herbs to treat the common flu. As food, ginger is a wonderful ingredient to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news