Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Engineered bacteria protect honey bee health
Bacteria naturally found in honey bees were engineered to help bees fight infections that that have been destroying colonies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee warfare: Domesticated honey bees spread viruses on plants, driving wild bumblebees to extinction
(Natural News) If you’re buying your honey from domestic apiaries and suppliers, there’s a high chance that you are contributing to the continued eradication of wild bumblebees, according to scientists. According to a group of scientists from the University of Vermont (UVM) and the University of Florida, a spillover of viruses from domesticated honey bees... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Kid's Coughs, Swap The Over-The-Counter Syrups For Honey
For parents desperate to calm a kid's hacking cough, so the whole family can get some sleep, turns out there's evidence that a common kitchen ingredient works better than OTC medicine.(Image credit: Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Selena Simmons-Duffin Source Type: news

Faster than a speeding bullet: Asian hornet invasion spreads to Northern Germany
(Pensoft Publishers) Known to prey on many insects, including honey bees and other beneficiary species, the Asian hornet, which had recently invaded parts of Europe, presents a serious threat to apiculture and even to ecosystems. In their paper, published in the open-access journal Evolutionary Systematics, German scientists share concerns about this fast invader spreading to the north. In early September 2019, a single specimen was collected alive in Hamburg (Germany), representing the northernmost find of the species so far. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

British man with first reported case of coronavirus in U.K. refused drugs, says he beat infection with "hot whisky and honey"
(Natural News) A 25-year-old teacher from the United Kingdom who’s said to be the first known case of coronavirus in Great Britain reportedly beat the disease by swigging a “glass of hot whisky and honey.” Connor Reed, who was diagnosed as having coronavirus in Wuhan, China, roughly two months ago, serves as proof (assuming his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A microbiome silver bullet for honey bees
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paxton, R. J. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Engineered symbionts activate honey bee immunity and limit pathogens
Honey bees are essential pollinators threatened by colony losses linked to the spread of parasites and pathogens. Here, we report a new approach for manipulating bee gene expression and protecting bee health. We engineered a symbiotic bee gut bacterium, Snodgrassella alvi, to induce eukaryotic RNA interference (RNAi) immune responses. We show that engineered S. alvi can stably recolonize bees and produce double-stranded RNA to activate RNAi and repress host gene expression, thereby altering bee physiology, behavior, and growth. We used this approach to improve bee survival after a viral challenge, and we show that engineer...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Leonard, S. P., Powell, J. E., Perutka, J., Geng, P., Heckmann, L. C., Horak, R. D., Davies, B. W., Ellington, A. D., Barrick, J. E., Moran, N. A. Tags: Microbiology, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for strawberries
(University of G ö ttingen) Bees are pollinators of many plants, but their diversity and density is declining. A team led by G ö ttingen investigated their foraging behaviour in agricultural landscapes. They found that honey bees prefer strawberry fields, even if flowering next to oilseed rape fields. Only when oilseed rape was in full bloom were fewer honey bees in the strawberries. Wild bees, on the other hand, consistently chose the strawberry field. Results appeared in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems& Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Insecticides are becoming more toxic to honey bees
(Penn State) Researchers discover that neonicotinoid seed treatments are driving a dramatic increase in insecticide toxicity in U.S. agricultural landscapes, despite evidence that these treatments have little to no benefit in many crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 Reasons to have Manuka honey in your survival stockpile
(Natural News) Manuka honey is a special kind of honey that is only grown in Australia and New Zealand. It comes from the honey made by bees who pollinate from the Leptospermum scoparium, or the manuka bush. Because of its unique nature, manuka honey is more potent than regular honey, and provides more health benefits. These benefits make manuka honey an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common foods can help 'landscape' the jungle of our gut microbiome
(San Diego State University) Foods such as honey, licorice, oregano, and hot sauce have an antimicrobial effect and some of them trigger phage production in our gut. We could use compounds in these foods to control harmful microbes and balance microbial diversity in the gut microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diabetes foods: Can I substitute honey for sugar?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does honey really help with allergies?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TWTW: Healing Honey, Restored Limb Function, Anti-Cancer Anthrax TWTW: Healing Honey, Restored Limb Function, Anti-Cancer Anthrax
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Holland & Barrett Black Friday 2019: Best deals on CBD, B12, fish oil and manuka honey
HOLLAND& BARRETT has launched hundreds of not to be missed deals ahead of Black Friday. Among its deals are some of its most popular supplements, such as half price CBD oil and manuka honey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Keep Alzheimer ’s From Bringing About the Zombie Apocalypse
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer. My father was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He took the diagnosis with the self-deprecating humor he’d spent a lifetime cultivating, constantly cracking jokes about how he would one day turn into a zombie, a walking corpse. We had a good 10 years with him after the diagnosis. Eventually, his jokes came true. Seven years ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jay Newton-Small Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

How to Keep Alzheimer ’s From Bringing About the Zombie Apocalypse
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer. My father was 58 years old when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He took the diagnosis with the self-deprecating humor he’d spent a lifetime cultivating, constantly cracking jokes about how he would one day turn into a zombie, a walking corpse. We had a good 10 years with him after the diagnosis. Eventually, his jokes came true. Seven years ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jay Newton-Small Tags: Uncategorized Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

What Could Come Between These Two Allies? A $100 Jar of Honey
New Zealand producers, in the face of protests by their Australian counterparts, want to trademark manuka honey, a costly nectar beloved by celebrities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Tarabay Tags: Honey New Zealand Australia Trademarks and Trade Names Maori Johansson, Scarlett Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effect of honey on the healing of tooth extraction wounds in 4- to 9-year-old children
 Year: 2019  | Volume : 22  | Issue : 10  | Page : 1328-1334Objective: The aim of the this study was to evaluate the effect of honey on the healing of tooth extraction wounds in children 4 ‒9 years of age.Subjects and Methods: In the present randomized clinical trial, 51 patients, 4 ‒9 years of age were selected randomly. All the subjects required extraction of one deciduous molar tooth. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups. In group 1, after extraction of the tooth, the dentist used a cotton swab applicator to place a layer of honey on a piece of gauze moist ened wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Not all honey is created equal: Here's how to make sure yours is legit
(Natural News) Honey is one of the most powerful natural remedies available. Aside from adding a touch of sweetness to your food or drink, honey has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. However, you can only reap these benefits if you have the right kind of honey. A lot of honey on grocery store shelves are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweet, sweet relief: Try this recipe for a natural honey spread that can help relieve seasonal allergy symptoms
(Natural News) Along with the changing of the seasons comes a new round of clogged noses and itchy throats. But do not worry. From Dawn Comb’s book, Sweet Recipes, the simple mixture below will help relieve some of the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Best of all, it comes with one of nature’s sweetest delicacies: honey. Honey’s health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand funds manuka honey trademark bid, leaving Australia with sour taste
The New Zealand government is supporting a bid by the country's honey producers to trademark the name "manuka" in China, angering Australian rivals who fear losing out in their joint biggest market for the lucrative product. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sweet and natural: 7 Health benefits of raw honey
(Natural News) Raw honey is a healthier and more natural alternative to regular store-bought honey. Most commercial brands of honey go through extensive processing and pasteurization, which eliminates many of the beneficial nutrients found in raw honey. Processed honey is only a modern invention whereas raw honey has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Safe home remedies for toddler cough
Many cough medicines are not safe for toddlers. However, gentle home remedies such as honey and ivy leaf can help ease a cough. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Man, 55, has his penis 'reconstructed' with Manuka honey
The unnamed 55-year-old, from Roskilde in Denmark, went to his GP when his foreskin became too tight to pull back. Non-cancerous tumours were found on 'all segments of the penis'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than honey: Honeycomb products with powerful natural health benefits
(Natural News) Honeycomb is a waxy substance formed by honey bees to serve as storage for pollen and bee products. It is made of pure beeswax and also houses bee larvae. Honeycomb itself is edible – this series of hexagonal cells can be chewed directly and is a great addition to a person’s diet. While it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick guide to wound care dressings
There are over 6,000 types of wound care dressings available today, according to Wound Source. That's a lot for even medical professionals to keep up with. However, there are various categories of wound dressings designed for specific types of wounds. When you're injured, your doctor will choose the type of dressing that's best suited for the wound, as well as its location and severity. Here's a quick guide to the most common categories of wound dressings: There are several types of wound dressings that promote proper healing. Alginates These dressings are made from brown seaweed or kelp, and sometim...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 27, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Boom in Pot'Concentrates' Could Pose Addiction Risk for Teens
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- Wax. Honey oil. Budder. Shatter. Dabs. Black glass. These are some of the names given to extremely potent marijuana concentrates, and don't be surprised if you overhear your teens mentioning them. A startling number of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Buzz along to the Botanic Garden
What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical Device Manufacturing Trends: Finding Simplicity Amid Complexity
Manufacturing trends for medical applications using pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) can be as diverse as the products the PSAs hold together, whether wearables, wound care solutions, diagnostic instruments, or ostomy devices. Yet there is some common ground. One of the overarching trends can be summed up as follows: The simpler the supply chain, the better. Device manufacturers and their supply chain partners are always looking for ways to leverage manufacturing strategies that are stable, scalable and efficient. Yet at the same time, device performance requirements can be quite complex. It may seem paradoxical, but so...
Source: MDDI - August 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Deepak Prakash Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?
Kids love sweets. Of course, so do many adults. But even those grown-ups with a serious sweet tooth would likely struggle to polish off a big bag of candy, while the average kid would relish that chore. “Even during infancy, newborns have an innate preference for breast milk because of its sweetness,” says Juliana Cohen, an assistant professor of nutrition at Merrimack College in Northern Massachusetts and the Harvard School of Public Health. Cohen says the prevailing theory is that a taste for sugary foods offered early humans an evolutionary advantage: In nature, sweet foods—stuff like fruits or honey&m...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Living in fear but compelled to help: Daughter of murdered billionaire couple goes public
Alexandra Krawczyk, daughter of murdered billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman, fears for her family's safety as police continue to search for the killer. But she's determined to ensure the philanthropic work in which her parents invested millions doesn't falter. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Do the health benefits of honey outweigh the risk to your weight goals?
(Natural News) Cutting down on sugar is known to decrease the risk of diabetes and reduce weight. According to the U.S. dietary guidelines, eating less sugar helps people maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic diseases. But honey, a pantry staple and popular substitute for white sugar, also contains sugars. In fact, it is 69 percent glucose... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burn injuries resulting from methamphetamine and honey oil explosions: a retrospective cohort study - Neeki MM, Dong F, Youssef D, Liu B, Lee C, Burgett-Moreno M, Rippe E, Wong D, Borger R.
This study aims to compare patient outcomes resulting from burn injuries ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

US beekeepers lost over 40% of colonies last year, highest winter losses ever recorded
(University of Maryland) Beekeepers across the United States lost 40.7% of their honey bee colonies from April 2018 to April 2019, according to preliminary results of the latest annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Maryland-led nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership. The survey results indicate winter losses of 37.7%, which is the highest winter loss reported since the survey began 13 years ago and 8.9 percentage points higher than the survey average. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators -- particularly native southeastern blueberry bees -- although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.This is especially true for commercial rabbiteye blueberry producers in Mississippi and Louisiana. With sufficient pollinators, they have been able to increase the percentage of flowers setting fruit from 10-30% to 70% or more. A mature rabbiteye blueberry bush can produce as much as 15 pounds of berries. (Sou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between veganism and vegetarianism?
Vegetarians and vegans do not eat meat and fish. While many vegetarians choose to consume eggs and dairy products, vegans do not consume these animal byproducts. Strict vegans also avoid other products that come from animals, such as honey, leather goods, wool, silk, and tallow. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What you need to know about glyphosate, the cancer-linked chemical found in Cheerios
New tests reveal popular cereals and snacks could have potentially dangerous levels of the same chemical found in weed killer called glyphosate and some reports say it may cause cancer. Of the 21 General Mills products examined by the Environmental Working Group, the highest levels of glyphosate were found in Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, which had more than five times what the advocacy group considers a safe level. Original Cheerios had more than four-and-a-half times what the group believes is a safe level. The products are considered safe under EPA standards. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to disc...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 21 cereals contain cancer-linked weed-killing chemical, study reveals
A new Environmental Working Group study found up to five times the permitted levels of glysophate in popular cereal products, including Honey Nut Cheerios and Nature Valley bars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's How Much Plastic You Eat Each Year
New research estimates the amount of plastic particles entering your body from beer, honey, bottled water and more. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections
(Swansea University) Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Honey is 'just as effective as treating cold sores as anti-viral creams'
The trial of 952 participants was led by researchers at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ). The volunteers used either an anti-viral cream or honey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USA LESS Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of LEOPARD Miracle Honey Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Strawberry tree honey inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer lines
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. The authors hope that these promising results and the anti-tumour potential of this food will be confirmed in in vivo models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Understanding the power of honey through its proteins
(American Chemical Society) Honey is a culinary staple that can be found in kitchens around the world. Humans have used honey throughout history, and its long shelf life and medicinal properties make it a unique, multipurpose natural product. Although it seems that a lot is known about the sweet substance, surprisingly little is known about its proteins. Now, researchers report in ACS' Journal of Natural Products new data on honey proteins that could lead to new medicinal applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not just for eating: The 5 health benefits of manuka honey superfood
(Natural News) Honey is a popular superfood because it’s nutritious and it also offers various health benefits. But did you know that manuka honey, which is native to New Zealand, also has many unique health benefits and uses? What is manuka honey? According to Will Cole, a functional medicine expert, manuka honey has a higher... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The buzz about bumble bees isn't good
(Michigan State University) While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on bumble bee population and distributions across Michigan in the past century. The bad news is that these results are dramatically low, and they mirror what's happening across the Americas, Europe and Asia, too. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neonics hinder bees' ability to fend off deadly mites, U of G study reveals
(University of Guelph) A University of Guelph study is the first to uncover the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees' ability to groom and rid themselves of deadly mites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media
A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news