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

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
SUNDAY, July 23, 2017 -- If you like grapefruit juice, you need to be aware that it can affect the way some medications work, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or an irregular heart rhythm. That's the message from the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine 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 - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citrus Fruit Could Lower Your Risk of Dementia by 23% - AARP
2 days ago ... Increasing your daily intake of citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit could lower your risk of dementia and help your memory. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Orange a day cuts the risk of dementia by a quarter
Daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter, a new study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Dangers Of Climate Change Are Real In This New Comic Anthology
In the past decade or so, a subgenre of dystopian fiction has emerged to confront our changing planet: climate fiction, or “cli-fi.” In stories like Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, or Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 and Claire Vaye Watkins’ Gold Fame Citrus, characters confront floods, droughts and other environmental catastrophes. But, as a recent post on the Smithsonian blog points out, these stories are swiftly becoming not just future possibilities, but present realities. In an interview with HuffPost, VanderMeer noted that, “the solutions a fic...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Makes A Migraine 1000x Worse Than A Headache
This is dedicated to anyone who has ever thought I was a baby because I can’t handle a headache and anyone who has said: “take some Tylenol”. But it’s also a big thank you to those of you who have helped me feel better when I have a migraine, those who make sure I avoid my triggers, and those who have understood that I am really sick. It starts as a small feeling but I know what’s coming. I try to calm myself down; I don’t want to give it the power to consume me. But I slowly break and the pain comes on. I take the one pill that seems to work before I get too nauseous. Heat floods over m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering?  The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.”  Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarah Cocchiara's baby was a cancerous tumor
Sarah Cocchiara, 31, from New York, assumed she was expecting a second child when a pregnancy test showed up positive, but when she went for an ultrasound, doctors found a grapefruit-sized tumor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The newest weight-loss procedure
Dr. Ramesh Luther first did weight-loss procedures involving balloons at Buffalo ’s VA Medical Center in the 1980s. The concept is that a balloon, about the size of a grapefruit, is inserted into someone’s stomach and triggers a condition called gastroparesis. In layman’s terms, that means limiting the stomach’s ability to empty itself and, ultimately, making the patien t less hungry. Those procedures went well, but the product was eventually pulled off the market because the ballons were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

The newest weight-loss procedure
Dr. Ramesh Luther first did weight-loss procedures involving balloons at Buffalo ’s VA Medical Center in the 1980s. The concept is that a balloon, about the size of a grapefruit, is inserted into someone’s stomach and triggers a condition called gastroparesis. In layman’s terms, that means limiting the stomach’s ability to empty itself and, ultimately, making the patien t less hungry. Those procedures went well, but the product was eventually pulled off the market because the ballons were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Girl, 12, beams after 6lb tumor was removed from her mouth
Janet Sylva, 12, from The Gambia had a tumor growing inside her mouth for more than three years. It had grown to the size of a grapefruit, but doctors successfully removed it and she is now recovering. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fasting And The Furious
I have yet to see any installments of the long-running Fast and Furious movie franchise, although my son and I recently agreed we probably should. There is, however, a much longer franchise that I’ve been watching closely throughout my career: the fad and folly franchise, devoted not to fast cars, but fast weight loss and promises of high-octane health, achieved magically and without effort.The variations on the theme of quick-fix solutions for excess adiposity or deficient vitality are nearly as endless as they are inevitably useless, or nearly so.  If any had worked, why would we need the next one? I...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news