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 27, 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

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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 27, 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 31, 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 5, 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 - November 1, 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

Herbs for reducing inflammation naturally
(Natural News) The human body protects itself against infections and wounds via a bodily function called inflammation. However, various conditions can cause this condition to remain elevated, which can lead to tissue damage. Thankfully, herbal remedies like ginger and turmeric can naturally reduce inflammation. There are different non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can help minimize inflammation in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Reasons to eat more ginger
(Natural News) Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a popular ingredient that’s used for savory dishes or desserts like gingerbread cookies. It’s also widely used in medicine for its abundance of health benefits. Here are seven more reasons to add ginger to your daily diet. Ginger root: One-stop shop for your nutrition needs A cup of freshly chopped... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the physicochemical composition of the essential oil of galangal
(Natural News) Researchers from India investigated the physicochemical composition of the essential oil of Kaempferia galanga L., commonly known as aromatic ginger. Their findings appeared in the Journal of Essential Oil Research. K. galanga L., known by other names such as Kacholam and Kencur, is a medicinal plant of India that is widely used in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why some health enthusiasts are drinking ginger
You may use it to add spice to a meal or steeped in a hot tea, but ginger has become a growing area of interest when it comes to health benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger: A Flavorful and Healing Root
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Zesty ginger is more than just a great way to dress up your favorite recipes. It contains a potent immunity booster -- its active compound gingerol is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compound. Ginger is also a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study exonerates refined grains
This study illustrates that current dietary recommendations to reduce refined grain consumption conflict with the substantial body of published scientific evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Oregon mom criticizes hospital after staff sent her baby home who later died from a rare infection
Ginger McCall, from Salem, Oregon, said her seven-week-old daughter, Evianna, developed bacterial meningitis from Group B strep bacteria. She died two days after the first symptoms began. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Morning Routine: Ginger Zee writes what she's thankful for every morning
Ginger Zee shares how she stays focused every day and shares her morning routine. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: My Morning Routine: Ginger Zee writes what she's thankful for in the shower
Ginger Zee shares what motivates her every day before "Good Morning America." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Africa: Why You Should Make Ginger a Staple in Your Diet
[Observer] For women, there is perhaps no other all-round therapeutic food than ginger. What else can work out a formula to contain a heavy menstruation period (pre-pregnancy), and then work on pregnancy morning sickness? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of DG ™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

'GMA' January Challenge: Ginger Zee shares results of a month of strength training
Zee explains why she is OK with not meeting the goal she set. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Ginger Zee shares what happened after a month of strength training
Zee explains why she is OK with not meeting the goal she set. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Ginger found to be effective against many different types of cancer
(Natural News) Like its close relative turmeric, ginger is also a very powerful superfood. It has a wide range of health benefits, from treating nausea to alleviating pain. Recently, ginger has also been shown to prevent different types of cancer by causing cancer cells to undergo apoptosis, or cell death. Numerous studies have looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birdseed Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Cashews in Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric & Ginger
BIRDSEED FOOD CO. of Bend, OR is recalling Craft Granola Goldenola Turmeric& Ginger that was sold between the dates of 10/03/18 - 02/07/19, because it contains undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which herbs help reduce inflammation?
Herbs that help reduce inflammation include turmeric and ginger. Green tea is also beneficial. Learn more about the best herbs to help reduce inflammation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Literature Magazine Issue Source Type: news