This County Tried to Ensure Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations. The State Said No
It takes about eight minutes to try and save a life. Or at least that’s how long it takes a volunteer with a tablet, standing in the parking lot at the T.R. Hoover Community Development center in South Dallas on a bitterly cold February morning. During the pandemic, the small nonprofit situated in the neighborhood that developers in the 1920s dubbed “the Ideal community” has taken on an ever evolving list of roles. It’s a job-search center. It’s a drive-through food pantry. And, of late, T.R. Hoover is an in-person coronavirus vaccine registration site aimed at helping Ideal’s mainly Bla...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

When a Texas County Tried to Ensure Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations, It Didn ’t Go as Planned
It takes about eight minutes to try and save a life. Or at least that’s how long it takes a volunteer with a tablet, standing in the parking lot at the T.R. Hoover Community Development center in South Dallas on a bitterly cold February morning. During the pandemic, the small nonprofit situated in the neighborhood that developers in the 1920s dubbed “the Ideal community” has taken on an ever evolving list of roles. It’s a job-search center. It’s a drive-through food pantry. And, of late, T.R. Hoover is an in-person coronavirus vaccine registration site aimed at helping Ideal’s mainly Bla...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janell Ross/Dallas Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

MLB spring training: Four things to watch as games begin in Florida and Arizona
Baseball is back as spring training games start Sunday in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas citrus crops devastated after historic arctic blast that left millions without power
(Natural News) The historic weather event that ravaged Texas also destroyed much of the state’s citrus crop, we have learned. Though the full impact of the arctic blast that left millions without power for days on end will take several weeks to assess, reports are already indicating that grapefruit and other citrus crops have been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins warning: Grapefruit juice could interact with the treatment - what else to avoid
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help reduce the amount of accumulated cholesterol in your blood. Statins can interact with certain dietary items so caution is advised. A surprising interaction is grapefruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Weight Can You Lose by Eating Grapefruit
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

How to lose visceral fat: Grapefruits contain soluble fibre to help burn belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: To help burn the pesky belly fat many struggle with, diet and exercise is key. Grapefruits are hailed by the health-conscious for their many benefits including helping you to lose visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Insects Ticks (Insects) Pesticides Deet (Insect Repellent) Mosquitoes Chemicals Malaria Grapefruit Lyme Disease Inventions and Patents Foreign Aid Environmental Protection Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Biomedi Source Type: news

From Cedar Trees and Grapefruit Rinds Comes a New Bug Repellent
Title: From Cedar Trees and Grapefruit Rinds Comes a New Bug RepellentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - August 11, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

From Trees and Grapefruit Comes New Bug Repellent
Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs and fleas. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Cedar Trees and Grapefruit Rinds Comes a New Bug Repellent
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Bugs beware: There's a powerful new insect repellent in town. Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs and fleas. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The five: dinosaurs that once roamed the British Isles
Last week scientists discovered the first Stegosaurus footprints in Scotland. Which other prehistoric reptiles lived on these shores?Last week, palaeontologists from the University of Edinburgh announced they havediscovered grapefruit-sized footprints on the Isle of Skye that are believed to have been left by a Stegosaurus. The depressions were found in rocks that were formed from mudflats around 170m years old during the Middle Jurassic, the period when the stegosaurs group of dinosaurs were beginning to evolve and spread out.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oscar Bentley Tags: Dinosaurs Natural England Natural History Museum Science Source Type: news

Stegosaurus footprints found on Isle of Skye
Grapefruit-sized tracks are first evidence that iconic dinosaurs roamed ScotlandGrapefruit-sized depressions found in rocks on the Isle of Skye have revealed that a type of stegosaurus once wandered the landscape, researchers say.The newly discovered tracks form a single line, a few metres long, with a right-left pattern and two different-sized prints – as would be expected for an animal on all fours – with one set larger and triangular-shaped, and the other set smaller and further forwards.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Dinosaurs Fossils Biology Evolution Science Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Woman's 'liver cancer tumor' that was the size of a grapefruit turned out to be a rare parasite
Cassidy Armstrong, 36, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2019 but, after the tumor was removed, it was discovered she actually had a rare parasite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 13, 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