Go with the flow: how period clothing went mainstream
Period underwear is branching out into leak-proof exercise clothes, swimsuits, sleepwear – even blankets. Is this finally the end of tampons and pads?I suppose everyone who has ever got their period has the same nightmare, though for most of us, it ’s come true. Mine happened a couple of years ago while reporting at a festival on New York’s Governors Island. It was August, hot and sticky, and I was wearing a white linen dress and thin cotton underwear. I was interviewing people all day. Later, a woman came up to me. I thought she wanted to speak about the festival. It turned out she had something else on her mind.“...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Marisa Meltzer Tags: Menstruation Women Life and style Society Psychology Retail industry Business UK news World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Watch: Nicole Kidman Is Lucille Ball in Trailer for Amazon's Being the Ricardos
Nicole Kidman stomps some grapes as the irrepressible Lucy Ricardo in the first trailer for Amazon Studios’ movie about TV’s iconic I... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wildfire smoke ruins taste of some wines
Grapes exposed to smoke absorb chemicals that can alter — and sometimes taint — the taste and smell of resultant wines. Researchers are trying to figure how to solve this issue. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jyoti Madhusoodana Source Type: news

Alcohol-free wine is just as good for your heart as the real thing, study finds
The link between wine and lower risk of heart disease is due to the antioxidants found in grapes, rather than the tipple having health benefits, researchers at Anglia Ruskin University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For France, American Vines Still Mean Sour Grapes
French authorities have tried to outlaw hardy American hybrids for 87 years. But climate change and the natural wine movement are giving... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ‘Overview Effect’ Forever Changes Some Astronauts’ Attitudes Towards Earth—But You Don’t Need to Go to Space to Experience It
The best way to appreciate the planet fully is to leave the planet entirely. To inhabit a world is to get awfully used to it. The sky is up there—big as ever. The ground is down there—solid as ever. The ocean is over that way. Canada is up the other way. There are happy places—Paris, Bora Bora. There are parts of the world—North Korea, Afghanistan—where people suffer tremendously. Our own place in all of that determines who we become. We’re like wine grapes; we have a terroir, a home soil that flavors us and changes us, and once we’ve become one thing it’s hard to become&mdas...
Source: TIME: Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Grape consumption may protect against UV damage to skin
(Romano& Associates, LLC) A recent human study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) skin damage. Study subjects showed increased resistance to sunburn and a reduction in markers of UV damage at the cellular level. Natural components found in grapes known as polyphenols are thought to be responsible for these beneficial effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Back pain: Grapes contain an anti-inflammatory which helps to reduce pain
BACK pain can happen at any time and will negatively affect a person's life sometimes even detrimentally. Studies and experts advise eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods including grapes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets rich in tea, berries and apples could lower blood pressure – study
Effect of greater flavan-3-ol intake is bigger in people with hypertension, research findsDiets rich in tea, berries and apples could lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents ’ eating habits.Foods and drinks such as tea, apples, grapes, red wine, and cocoa contain flavan-3-ols, which are naturally occurring compounds found in plants known to be associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Medical research Health Science Society Source Type: news

Detecting soil-surface ozone early can help prevent damage to grapes and apples
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) Farmers and fruit growers report that climate change is leading to increased ozone concentrations on the soil surface in their fields and orchards, which can cause irreversible plant damage, reduce crop yields and threaten the food supply. Trisha Andrew and colleagues at UMass Amherst, writing in Science Advances, show that her lab's method of vapor-depositing conducting polymer " tattoos " on plant leaves can accurately detect and measure such ozone damage, even at low exposure levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Roaming Through Lanzarote ’s Otherworldly Vineyards
The desolate  beauty of the winemaking tradition on Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is evidence of human resilience in the face of adversity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: M ónica R. Goya Tags: Grapes Wines Islands Travel and Vacations Volcanoes Drought Canary Islands Shakespeare, William Europe Source Type: news

Uncovering the genetic basis of hermaphroditism in grapes, the trait that allowed domestication
(University of California - Davis) Plant experts at UC Davis have defined the genetic basis of sex determination in grapevines, one of the oldest and most valuable crops worldwide. In new research Dario Cantu and M é lanie Massonnet propose a novel model of sex evolution before and during grapevine domestication nearly 8,000 years ago. Their work could have broad application in breeding grapes and other plant species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Back pain - the best fruit to protect your spine and prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms bar regularly eating red grapes, it's been claimed. Do you eat the best fruits for protecting against inflammation? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UBC researchers develop strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide -- in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure.A recent study by a team of UBC Okanagan researchers has led to the development of a preventative strategy for protecting grapes from volatile phenols -- flavored compounds present in smoke that may be absorbed into ripening grapes and subsequently impact wine flavor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dried Fruit, Oats and Coffee: Answers to Your Sugar Questions
Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge prompted a number of questions about cutting added sugar from our daily diet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Sugar Fruit Diet and Nutrition Eggs Food Labeling and Labels (Product) Dairy Products Digestive Tract Milk Bakeries and Baked Products Grain Citrus Fruits Bananas Grapes Source Type: news