Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees
(North Carolina State University) Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect's immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news

Consumer Health: When does your sore throat need medical attention?
Your throat is sore. It feels scratchy and irritated, and it hurts to swallow. Do you need rest and warm water with honey, or a visit to your health care provider? That depends. The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Brain gene expression patterns predict behavior of individual honey bees
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) An unusual study that involved bar coding and tracking the behavior of thousands of individual honey bees in six queenless bee hives and analyzing gene expression in their brains offers new insights into how gene regulation contributes to social behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China employing "sex-for-secrets" female spies to extort info from British officials, according to security experts
(Natural News) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) may be using undercover female spies to extort top-secret information from British officials, according to security experts. The suspicion has emerged after U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell appears to have had a sexual relationship with suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang. The experts fear that the CCP is also employing such “honey trap” female agents to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Royal Honey contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Royal Honey, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including eBay.com, and possibly in some retail stores. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Does honey offer sweet relief for allergies?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey bees use animal poo to repel giant hornet attacks
Newly discovered strategy in Asian bees repels killer hornets that can massacre whole hivesAsian honey bees paste pellets of animal poo on to their nests to repel attacks by giant killer hornets, scientists have revealed.The attacks can involve dozens of the heavily armoured hornets and lead to the “mass slaughter” of thousands of bees, the researchers said, after which the hornets carry off the bee larvae to feed their own offspring. But in a continuing evolutionary arms race, the bees have developed defence mechanisms such as hissing at them or mobbing the hornets to suffocate them.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Bees Insects Invasive species Animals Science Conservation Wildlife World news Source Type: news

I see you: Honey bees use contagious and honest visual signal to deter attacking hornets
(University of California - San Diego) What do honey bees and deadly hornets have to do with issues surrounding " fake news? " UC San Diego-led research is providing new details about honey bees and their defenses against preying hornets. Using a common iPad, James Nieh and his colleagues conducted the first study that demonstrates that a contagious warning signal counters " fake news " in social insects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Calming your cough with honey
It's cold and flu season, and one symptom of both illnesses is a cough. In some cases you may need to seek medical care for a cough. In other cases, such as when cough is acute, causes a lot of discomfort or interferes with sleep, you may want to consider using cough medicines. Otherwise, self-care [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 5, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Unexpected similarity between honey bee and human social life
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A team of researchers have experimentally measured the social networks of honey bees and how they develop over time. They discovered that there are detailed similarities with the social networks of humans and that these similarities are completely explained by new theoretical modeling, which adapts the tools of statistical physics for biology. The theory, confirmed in experiments, implies that there are individual differences between honey bees, just as there are between humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Food supply 101: How to buy and store honey, the ultimate survival food
(Natural News) Honey is essential survival food. It’s an excellent natural sweetener and antibacterial dressing, and a good source of phenols and other antioxidant compounds. Honey also has various medicinal uses, such as for treating wounds, soothing coughs and nausea and improving sleep quality. An excellent natural preservative, it was even used by the Ancient Egyptians for embalming. Before... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey
(University of Waterloo) A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mouth ulcer: Manuka honey can help to heal the canker sore - here’s how
A MOUTH ulcer can appear inside the cheeks, or roof, of your mouth or on the gums. The troublesome, painful patches can last for weeks, but Manuka honey can speed up the healing process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can eating mangoes reduce women's facial wrinkles?
(University of California - Davis) A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds eating Ataulfo mangoes, also known as honey or Champagne mangoes, may reduce facial wrinkles in older women with fairer skin. But too much mango may increase wrinkles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Is Honey Healthy? How to Make Sure You Don't Get Stung
By Will Pry American Heart Association News THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- As temperatures fall, honey's popularity tends to rise. Whether used as an ingredient in autumn recipes and holiday desserts, added to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New research reports discovery of 5-million-year-old honey badger-like animal
(Taylor& Francis Group) Five million years ago, dangerous carnivores - such as giant wolverines and otters, bears, sabertooth cats, and large hyaenids - prowled the West Coast of South Africa. Today we can confirm that, among them, fearlessly roamed a smaller relative of the living honey badger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can using honey on wounds help with healing?
Honey with tea, toast, apples and oatmeal – that all sounds normal and delicious. Honey on wounds, though? It may sound a little out of the ordinary, but honey has actually helped wounds heal for thousands of years. While there are plenty of advanced healing tools available today, honey's antibacterial properties and unique pH balance still make it a helpful treatment for certain wounds. Here's what to know about using honey for healing wounds: Honey has powerful healing properties. The type of honey Wound-care professionals typically use medical-grade honey for healing chronic wounds, although Manuka ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - October 7, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Wound care products Source Type: news

The VicHealth Indicators population survey: methodology, prevalence of behavioural risk factors, and use in local policy - Wright A, Shill J, Honey N, Jorm AF, Bolam B.
BACKGROUND: The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is an Australian state-based government agency with a remit to promote health by targeting physical activity, diet, mental wellbeing, tobacco use and alcohol consumption. Population health d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Efficient pollen identification
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analysing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and requires considerable expertise. Scientists have now developed a method that allows them to efficiently automate the process of pollen analysis. Their study has been published in the specialist journal New Phytologist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The higher, the better: Altitude key to mapping mesquite, bluestem growth
(Texas Tech University) The research conducted by a team from Texas Tech University utilized UAV flights to collect data and display how honey mesquite and yellow bluestem spread, potentially giving landowners a way to control the species population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can a £1,300 pot of manuka honey REALLY heal you?
While some of the manuka honey brands claimed to contain high levels of MGO, researchers found that none destroyed bacteria and had few health-boosting chemical compounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey May Ease Coughs and Other Respiratory Symptoms
A review of studies confirms an old home remedy: honey for colds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Respiratory Diseases Coughs Colds Honey Source Type: news

Bee Healthy: Honey May Beat Cold Meds Against Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

Bee Healthy: Honey May Beat Cold Meds Against Cough
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 -- There may be no cure for the common cold, but a spoonful of honey might make it less miserable, a new research review concludes. Parents have long used honey to soothe kids'sore throats and cough -- probably because their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

👉 Honey I got the stuff via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 has led to an increase in demand for immunity-boosting Ayurveda products
Several old and new companies have latched on. Baidyanath Group logged a three-fold jump in sales of chyawanprash as well as honey and giloy satva products since April. Dabur has seen a seven-fold growth in demand for chyawanprash. Its giloy capsules and honey bottles are also being sold in sizeable quantities. Auric Beverages, a startup that makes ayurvedic health drinks, has seen a three-fold surge in demand for its products. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey Beats Usual Care for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Improvement observed in symptoms of URTI, especially for cough frequency and cough severity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study: Honey May Be Better At Treating Coughs, Colds Than Over-The-Counter Medicines
(CNN) — Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found. Researchers said honey was more effective in relieving the symptoms of cold and flu-like illnesses than the usual commercial remedies, and could provide a safer, cheaper and more readily available alternative to antibiotics. They encouraged doctors to consider recommending it to patients in place of prescribing antibiotics, which can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance when overused. Honey has long been used as a home remedy for coughs, but its effectiveness in treating common illnesse...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Honey may be better at treating coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines
Honey may be a better treatment for coughs and colds than over-the-counter medicines, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey Beats Usual Care for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 -- For upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), honey seems superior to usual care, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 18 in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Hibatullah Abuelgasim, from Oxford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Honey 'beats antibiotics' for curing colds: Study shows it's more effective than medication
Experts at Oxford University found that honey reduced the frequency of coughs by 36 per cent, and cut the severity of coughs by 44 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, study claims
Research suggests honey also more effective than many over-the-counter medicinesHoney may be better than conventional treatments for coughs, blocked noses and sore throats, researchers have said. The substance is cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side-effects.Doctors can recommend it as a suitable alternative to antibiotics, which are often prescribed for such infections, even though they are not effective, scientists from the University of Oxford said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Science Pharmaceuticals industry Health Antibiotics UK news Source Type: news

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has become a scourge affecting all levels of human society – morals, behaviour, human interaction, economy and politics. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on our way of being and its impact will remain huge and all-encompassing. It is not only affecting our globally shared existence, it is also changing what has been called ”the little life”, i.e. our own way of thinking and being, our personal life situation and the one of those close to us; people we love and depend upon – our friends and family. COVID-19 has so far mainly contaminated human...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Honey: An effective cough remedy?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead released in Notre Dame Cathedral fire detected in Parisian honey
(University of British Columbia) Elevated levels of lead have been found in samples of honey from hives downwind of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, collected three months after the April 2019 blaze. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hallucinogenic Himalayan honey: the next poison? - Due ñas-Laita A, Pérez-Castrillón JL, Dueñas-Ruiz A.
In 2019, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition published a note informing about the commercialization in Spain, via the internet, of rhododendron honey from the Himalayas (sacred honey from Nepal). Approximately the price in origin (Nepal) is $ ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Science sweetens native honey health claims
(University of Queensland) Examination of honey from five different stingless bee species across Neotropical and Indo-Australian regions has enabled for the first time the identification of the unusual disaccharide trehalulose as a major component representing between 13 and 44 g per 100 g of each of these honeys. The previously unrecognised abundance of trehalulose in stingless bee honeys is concrete evidence that supports some of the reported health attributes of this product. This is the first identification of trehalulose as a major component within a food commodity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Saudi honey found to be a potent antibacterial against drug-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Honey collected from different parts of the world have demonstrated powerful antibacterial properties in multiple studies. They have also proven themselves useful in reducing inflammation, accelerating wound debridement, and promoting other processes that lead to faster wound healing. Various kinds of honey have been tested on different types of wounds, such as infected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Positivity Rates Appear to Be Spiking in Many States That Reopened Bars
Michael Neff sensed what was about to happen. It was late March, and Texas had surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. He braced as governor Greg Abbott announced that many businesses—including gyms, restaurants and bars—would be prohibited from serving customers indoors. The Cottonmouth Club, his Houston cocktail bar, would have to close. “We were resigned to the fact that we might not make it,” Neff says of his business. “We took a day to be really, really depressed and I locked myself in the bar and didn’t answer the phone.” Since then, Neff has tried to bring the Cottonmou...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Researchers often study the genomes of individual organisms to try to tease out the relationship between genes and behavior. A new study of Africanized honey bees reveals, however, that the genetic inheritance of individual bees has little influence on their propensity for aggression. Instead, the genomic traits of the hive as a whole are strongly associated with how fiercely its soldiers attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colony-level genetics predict gentle behavior in Puerto Rican honey bees
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Puerto Rico's population of African-European hybrid honey bees (AHB) are famously known for being much gentler than their continental counterparts. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues have found that this reduced defending of the nest is determined by colony-level genetics as opposed to individual bee's DNA, according to a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Honey crusted chicken
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - July 2, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the sweet treat you should avoid or risk trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating may be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could lower your risk of developing trapped wind pain and tummy aches by avoiding this common breakfast sweet treat. How often do you eat honey? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM Recalled
MONDAY, June 22, 2020 -- Two lots of Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough have been recalled because they have incorrect dosing cups that could put children at risk for an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 22, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Children's Robitussin Honey Cough And Chest Congestion DM Recalled Two lots of Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Helping honey bees make it through winter with early cold storage
(US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service) Putting honey bees into early indoor cold storage in October rather than November increases their chances of surviving the winter and the colonies emerge readier to pollinate almonds, according to a new Agricultural Research Service (ARS) website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kids Robitussin and Dimetapp cough syrups recalled over dosing fears
Two lots of Children's Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp Cold and Cough were shipped with dosing cups that are missing marks for 10mL. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children ’ s Robitussin And Dimetapp Cough Medicines Recalled For Potential Overdose Risks
(CNN) — Parents take note: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled three lots of its children’s cough syrups — Children’s Robitussin Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and Children’s Dimetapp Cold and Cough — due to the products having incorrect dosing cups in their packaging. That means parents might accidentally overdose a child by putting too much syrup in the cup. Symptoms of overdose of either product may include impaired coordination, elevated blood pressure, dizziness, seizure, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hallucinations, among ot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News CNN Cough Syrup Recall Source Type: news

GSK Consumer Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Children's Robitussin ® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and Children's Dimetapp ® Cold and Cough Due to Dosing Cups Missing Some Graduation Markings
GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling to the retail level two lots (listed below) of Children ’s Robitussin® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children’s Dimetapp® Cold and Cough, due to the inclusion of incorrect dosing cups. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news