Can ANY face mask really protect you from the coronavirus?
Last week in China, amid nationwide shortages of masks, people began resorting to using bras, plastic bags and grapefruit skins (pictured) over their heads as makeshift protection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As people resort to using bras and grapefruit, can ANY mask really protect you from the coronavirus?
Last week in China, amid nationwide shortages of masks, people began resorting to using bras, plastic bags and grapefruit skins (pictured) over their heads as makeshift protection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Before Grabbing a Grapefruit, Understand Its Power
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Grapefruit looks sweet and friendly, but you might have heard it possesses powers far beyond those of ordinary produce. Some of that reputation is fact, and some is myth. Facts first:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women and girls left with burns and welts on their faces from 'unicorn' sheet masks
Several women and girls across the US have complained of facial burns after using Yes To's Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask, which has since been recalled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes To recalls sheet mask after skin reactions
The skincare brand Yes To voluntarily recalled its Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask following reports of burning, redness and painful skin irritation. Dermatologist Elizabeth Hale joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the dangers of the mask. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?
Lycopene, a red plant pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruits, improved some measures of sperm quality. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sperm Diet and Nutrition Fruit Vegetables Tomatoes Grapefruit Watermelons European Journal of Nutrition Research Infertility Source Type: news

Mother, 47, is left with grapefruit-sized swellings on her stomach by a 'botched' tummy tuck
Deb Thompson, from Liverpool, warns women to thoroughly research clinics before travelling for surgery after she was left distraught by the results of her surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What CBD And Grapefruit Have In Common When It Comes To Drug Interactions: Risks You Should Know
We ’re still in the early stages of CBD research and marketing is predictably outpacing the facts. Here's a brief breakdown of drug-interaction risks you should know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix
Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

May 24 2019 This Week in Cardiology May 24 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Aspirin and ICH, late tPA for stroke, public reporting of outcomes, Impella, grapefruit juice and QT interval, and ICDs for primary prevention are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs and Michael Adno Tags: Citrus Fruits Agriculture and Farming Antibiotics Bacteria Drug Resistance (Microbial) Oranges Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Protection Agency Florida your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials
In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANDREW JACOBS and MICHAEL ADNO Tags: Antibiotics Drug Resistance (Microbial) Oranges Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Agriculture and Farming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Environmental Protection Agency Florida your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Large Quantities of Grapefruit Juice Prolong QT Interval Large Quantities of Grapefruit Juice Prolong QT Interval
Numerous drugs prolong the QT interval, but a new study suggests overconsumption of grapefruit juice can have the same effect, raising the possibility of"proarrhythmic food," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Thousands battling a cardiac condition should cut out GRAPEFRUITS
A new study by Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center has confirmed existing fears that grapefruit juice extends the time it takes for the heart muscle to recharge between beats in long QT syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caution: Grapefruit juice may impose risk on patients with long QT syndrome and should be avoided when taking QT-prolonging drugs
(Elsevier) Grapefruit juice is already listed as a substance to avoid when taking QT-prolonging medications because it increases the toxicity of many drugs. Investigators have now confirmed the QT-prolonging effects of grapefruit juice in a new study and call for a stronger warning to patients who are taking QT-prolonging drugs or who have long QT syndrome because of the potential risk. They report their findings in HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, published by Elsevier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers Use Genetics To Understand Why Many People Love Coffee, Beer
BOSTON (CBS) — Why is it that some people love beer and coffee while others prefer soda? Turns out your preferences for different beverages may be determined by your genes. Researchers at Northwestern University surveyed more than 300,000 people in the United Kingdom about their drink preference. Do they prefer bitter beverages like coffee, tea, grapefruit juice, and liquor or sweet ones like soda and juice? They then examined their genes. They suspected that variations in our taste genes would determine our drink preferences, but what they found is that beverage preference has less to do with taste and more to do wi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Beverages Dr. Mallika Marshall drinking alcohol Source Type: news

Six-month-old boy defies doctors to survive a grapefruit-sized tumour
Harry Morris, now six months old, from Wigan, was diagnosed with a non-cancerous teratoma tumour while he was in the womb and had to have a nine-hour operation after he was born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carer, 49, was devastated to discover her 'miracle baby bump' was two grapefruit-sized tumours 
Josephine Clinton, 49, of Bucknall in Staffordshire, took a hopeful pregnancy test in August 2017 when she became unable to shift her bloated midriff while her arms and legs looked 'like sticks'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Grapefruit Juice Affect My Thyroid Medicine?
Some 100 drugs can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Citrus Fruits Grapefruit Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition OxyContin (Drug) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Former oil worker, 40, with 'hideous' growth says SIX YEAR surgery wait cost him job and girlfriend
Don Wright, from Aberdeen, went to his GP in 2013 about the hemangioma on his neck. The grapefruit-size growth smells, leaks and is covered by a hat every day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia
(Natural News) A recent study made by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan revealed that citrus lovers are less likely to develop age-related cognitive impairment and dementia. In the study, which appeared in the Journal of Nutrition, the team found that older people who eat oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes, among others, can reduce their risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at the weight loss potential of these two food extracts
(Natural News) Looking for natural remedies that can help you lose weight? Try grapefruit and helichrysum extracts. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests that both extracts of grapefruit and helichrysum can aid in weight loss. A lot of research has been done on the potential use of flavonoids for obesity management... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrots or candy bars? Context shapes choice of healthy foods
(Duke University) Pop quiz: Given a choice between indulgent and healthy foods, what will most people pick? The answer may depend on what foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf, suggests new Duke University research. Paradoxically, the nearby presence of an indulgent treat such as Snickers or Oreos can cause more people to opt for a healthy food, such as salmon or grapefruit, said study co-author Scott Huettel. Context, in other words, affects food choices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Citrus fruits can counteract some of the health risks of obesity
(Natural News) Citrus fruits can boost your immunity and even help fight cancer. According to a study, citrus fruits can also be crucial to the prevention of weight-related health problems. The study findings showed that citrus fruits like grapefruits, lemons, limes, and oranges have a type of antioxidant that can help neutralize serious health risks of obesity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Baby Kale, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad
Give your salad a fresh twist with antioxidant-rich kale and a citrus-infused dressing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Is your daily dose of citrus undermining your medications?
Grapefruit: Beware of dangerous medication interactions? Grapefruit and certain other citrus fruits can interfere with several types of prescription medications. Some of these interactions can cause potentially dangerous health problems. And simply taking your medication and eating your grapefruit at different times doesn't prevent the problem. Learn more from?Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Apollo Says Goodbye to Lap-Band as It Reshapes Portfolio
Apollo Endosurgery is selling its surgical product line, which includes the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system to its rival Reshape Medical. In addition, ReShape will deal its intra-gastric balloon line to Austin, TX-based Apollo. The transactions are worth about $17 million. Now Apollo will have the ability to focus all its efforts on growing the clinical adoption of its Endo-bariatric product offerings, which consists of its OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing Systems and the Orbera Intragastric Balloon technologies. The company said it will continue to manufacture the Surgical product line for the San Clemente-based ...
Source: MDDI - December 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Eating citrus fruits can reduce your risk of dementia by almost 15%
(Natural News) More and more people have dementia, a decline in cognitive function common in older adults. Researchers continue to search for natural ways to prevent this condition. Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan suggested that eating citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, every day could help lower the risk of dementia by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you eat grapefruit while taking metformin?
Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking metformin should avoid grapefruit. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Grapefruit can seriously affect your medicine, experts reveal
Grapefruit juice contains a compound which can affect how well the intestines break down as many as 47 per cent of medications, making them more or less potent than they should be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert reveals medications which mean people should avoid grapefruit
Grapefruit juice contains a compound which can affect how well the intestines break down as many as 47 per cent of medications, making them more or less potent than they should be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse with a grapefruit-sized bald patch obsessively pulled out her own hair
Siobhan Kenny, from Downton in Wiltshire, developed the obsessive condition trichotillomania which led her to pull out a huge patch of her own hair which embarrassed her and left her self-conscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Grapefruit May Interact With Medication
-- While grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, it may interact with your medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. The FDA says these types of medication may become an issue when taken with grapefruit juice or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cooking with citrus in season
Put a few extra limes, lemons, oranges, tangerines or grapefruits in your grocery cart during citrus season. Then use these fruits in your cooking.?You can incorporate citrus slices or wedges, fresh-squeezed juice, and zest into a range of recipes. Plus, you can also cook with thawed citrus juice concentrate. Each Thursday, one of the more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Should Fruits and Vegetables Be Washed?
Discussion Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrition and often are eaten raw. However, they can become contaminated during harvest, transportation, production, preparation and storage. Produce accounts for about half of all foodborne illness and about 20% of foodborne deaths. Outbreaks have been associated with all food sources including home gardens, local farms and large scale commercial food operations. Vegetables most associated with illness are leafy green vegetables, herbs and sprouts. Learning Point What are the best ways to keep raw fruits and vegetables safe? “Wash your hands with hot soapy water...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Citrus for brain health as you age: Evidence suggests consumption of oranges, grapefruits, limes and lemons reduces dementia risk by 15 percent
(Natural News) Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and lime are not only delicious, they may also lend a hand in preventing dementia, according to a study. Researchers from Tohoku University discovered that older adults who regularly eat citrus fruits have a lower likelihood of getting dementia, in a study published in the British Journal of Medical Nutrition. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Morning's Dr Chris warns patients not to eat THIS while on medication
This Morning ’s Dr Chris warned the public not to eat grapefruit, or drink grapefruit juice, while taking conventional, prescribed medicine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bolton man says his grapefruit-sized testicle 'exploded'
David Worsley, 59, from Bolton, thought he was 'going to die' when he contracted African salmonella while on holiday in Tunisia in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandfather says his grapefruit-sized testicle 'EXPLODED'
David Worsley, 59, from Bolton, thought he was 'going to die' when he contracted African salmonella while on holiday in Tunisia in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese boy's grapefruit-sized eye tumour is removed
An incredible crowdfunding effort in a rural village in Shandong Province in China has funded Li Zhenglu's operation. Doctors had previously said the child's aggressive growth was 'incurable'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy's grapefruit-sized eye tumour removed after donations
An incredible crowdfunding effort in a rural village in Shandong Province in China has funded Li Zhenglu's operation. Doctors had previously said the child's aggressive growth was 'incurable'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How precision medicine turned Jesus ’ unique tumor into an operable one
On a hot, August day in a Boston park, Jesus Apolinaris Cruz cooled off with a water squirt gun fight with his mother and sister. As he nimbly ran and dodged their aim, he twisted around to sneak shots of water back in their direction.  Peals of laughter rang out from the group as Jesus landed a jet of water on his sister. It’s hard to imagine that just weeks earlier, Jesus, 13, had undergone surgery near his hip to remove an unclassified tumor, so-described because it couldn’t be categorized as any specific kind of cancer. “We had been praying for months that the surgery would go well,” says M...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cancer clinical trials Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Dr. Katherine Janeway Dr. Steven DuBois Experimental Therapeutics Program pediatric cancer precision medicine sarcoma Solid Tumors C Source Type: news

You won ’t believe what happened this morning
When I got to the office this morning, several of my employees were in a state of near-panic… I couldn’t imagine what might have happened… and I was alarmed. Turns out, the coffee maker was on the fritz. Coffee is the “drug” of choice for many of the people on my staff. And they’re not alone… An astounding 80% of Americans use the caffeine in coffee to boost their energy. The buzz helps them wake up every morning and gets their day going. And older adults drink coffee more than anyone else. In fact, in a survey by the National Coffee Association, 20% of people over 64 said they ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Can Next-Gen Obesity Balloon Pump Confidence in Apollo?
Apollo Endosurgery's Orbera365 weight-loss balloon works the same way as the original Orbera device, except it is designed to stay in the patient's stomach for 12 months, twice as long as the previous version. Apollo Endosurgery said it has received CE Mark approval to sell its Orbera365 weight-loss system in Europe, doubling the amount of time the balloon stays inflated in the patient's stomach. The approval comes less than a month after FDA alerted doctors of patient deaths associated with obesity balloons made by Apollo and ReShape Medical. The news deflated Apollo's stock (NASDAQ: APEN), as shares sold o...
Source: MDDI - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pigment Found in Chamomile, Parsley Kills Mesothelioma Cells
A yellowish pigment common to parsley, celery, chamomile tea, oranges and grapefruit may be the latest treatment for mesothelioma cancer, a new study shows. While numerous studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer and antioxidant properties of apigenin (API), the natural pigment found in these plants and vegetables, researchers recently tested it against malignant mesothelioma cells. Doctors at the University of Rome evaluated the anti-tumor activities of API in mice injected with mesothelioma cells. API inhibited malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell survival and activated cell death, known as apoptosis. Mice treated with AP...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 26, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: apigenin benefits apigenin for cancer apigenin for mesothelioma new mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
Title: A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always MixCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 24, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news