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Medical News Today: Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?
What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

South Africa:M ānuka Honey - Another Miracle Cure That Isn't
[Daily Maverick] M ānuka honey cures cancer. Of course it does. What self-respecting exotic health food or organic tincture doesn't? It treats high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, eye, ear and sinus infections, and skin wounds and leg ulcers. I don't know if it grants eterna l life, but I don't see why not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Congratulations Dr. Timothy Wall on the 30th anniversary of the founding of Pediatric Health Associates!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From the desk of Rebecca Smeraglinolo, MD    Rebecca Smeraglinolo, MD         WINTERISCOMINGThat statement may evoke any number of feelings or reactions in us – excitement for holidays or snow sports; dread of the cold, dark days; peacefulness or hope of renewal with the coming of a New Year.For a parent, it also means it ’s time to stock up on Kleenex and clean the humidifier; keep track of matc...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Congratulations Dr. Timothy Wall on the 30th anniversary of the founding of Pediatric Health Associates!
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From the desk of Rebecca Smeraglinolo, MD    Rebecca Smeraglinolo, MD         WINTERISCOMINGThat statement may evoke any number of feelings or reactions in us – excitement for holidays or snow sports; dread of the cold, dark days; peacefulness or hope of renewal with the coming of a New Year.For a parent, it also means it ’s time to stock up on Kleenex and clean the humidifier; keep track of matching mittens and boots (I think they’re in on the drive-us-crazy conspiracy to go rogue like the infamous matc...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse
Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen (E.G. Milk) in Product
Colorado Nut Company of Denver, CO is recalling Cashew Cranberry Cherry Jubilee, Oat Bran Nutty Crunch, Honey Nutty Granola, Peanut Delight, and Frontier Trail Mix, because they may contain undeclared Milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Yet another highly effective herb for sore throats: Icelandic moss is full of nutrients and has been used for eons
(Natural News) Sore throat is the dry, scratchy feeling in the throat can be annoyingly painful. Throughout the years, people have come up with natural ways on how to treat it — from using honey and lemon to gargling salt water, and now even moss. A new study reveals that the plant, particularly Icelandic moss,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happy World Vegan Month!
It’s World Vegan Month, and as the PNR’s only vegan, I thought I would take the opportunity to post about this little known celebration.  It has always struck me as odd that World Vegan Month should fall during Thanksgiving, a holiday renown for the consumption of vast amounts of turkey and ham. But then again, the vast majority of Americans are not vegan. What are vegans? MeSH defines them as “persons who avoid consuming animal products or animal-derived substances, such as MEAT; EGGS; or HONEY. Some vegans also refrain from using animals or animal products in any form or for any purpose, such as in...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Health Observances News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

How unhealthy are Honey Nut Cheerios?
Honey Nut Cheerios are beloved as the 'favorite' relatively healthy but sweet cereal, but even after a campaign for lower sugar content, there's still too much honey and not enough oat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box.
America ’ s best-selling breakfast cereal has about nine times as much sugar as normal Cheerios. Sugar, brown sugar and honey are among its top six ingredients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: Cereals Regulation and Deregulation of Industry General Mills Inc Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box
America ’ s best-selling breakfast cereal has about nine times as much sugar as normal Cheerios. Sugar, brown sugar and honey are among its top six ingredients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: Cereals Regulation and Deregulation of Industry General Mills Inc Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

The Guardian view on pesticides: give bees a chance | Editorial
It may be hard to tie the neonicotinoid group of chemicals directly to the global bee decline but they do cause widespread harm. A ban is the right callMichael Gove, the leading Brexiter who ’s now in charge of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is a natural iconoclast, sometimes a valuable characteristic in government. His education revolution left a damaging legacy of unaccountability and underfunding. But in his year as justice secretary, he won fans across the prisons sector for his plans for radical reform. They were subsequently disappointed to find there was little to show for them after h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Pesticides Bees Michael Gove Farming Insects Politics Environment Animals Wildlife Science Agriculture Brexit Article 50 UK news European Union Foreign policy Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almond in Honey Roast Nut Crunch
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Honey Roast Nut Crunch because it contains undeclared almond. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (almonds) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Honey
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Eating THIS 99p sweet treat could prevent neurological conditions
DEMENTIA and neurological diseases could be prevented by eating more honey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predator
(University of California - San Diego) Biologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone of the insect and devised a method of luring males into traps baited with synthesized versions of the pheromones. Vespa velutina has recently spread its presence with invasions in Europe and Korea, posing risks to honey bees, humans and related economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sore throat? Forget honey and lemon – try some MOSS
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic moss, which is similar to the plant that grows throughout Europe, could be a new remedy to ease your pain and rasping voice, according to an array of research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds widespread presence of pesticide in honey
Researchers found the level of contamination from the neonicotinoid group of pesticides highest in North America. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

There Could Be Pesticides in Your Honey
About three-fourths of honey from around the world contains some pesticides, according to a study published in Science Friday. The study found that 75% of honey samples collected from nearly 200 sites across the globe contained at least one of five kinds of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Researchers tested 198 samples of honey from every continent, excluding Antarctica, and found that 45% of the samples contained two or more of the compounds that make up the pesticide and that 10% had at least four or five compounds. “Our results confirm the exposure of bees to neonicotinoids in their food throughout the world,&rd...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food health onetime Source Type: news

Three quarters of honey samples contain pesticide traces
Conclusion As the researchers made clear, the concentrations of neonicotinoid pesticides measured were far below the maximum level allowed in food products. Some previous studies have suggested these levels could harm bees and other pollinators that directly harvest the nectar, but we are not small insects. There's no evidence that the level of pesticides reported in this study would pose any harm to human health. There are two other points to note, if you are concerned: No particular brands or varieties of honey were found to be more at risk than others: it was a global sweep of honey samples. Before singling out honey...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Godly gift for arthritis pain
Big Pharma is at it again… Creating and selling a drug that causes thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year. In 2015, the FDA asked drug makers to strengthen their warning labels. Since then, most have listed their dangerous side effects on the bottle. But one manufacturer thought they didn’t have to warn people about their dangerous drug. They marketed their product as a “unique” breakthrough. They even published studies promising it was “safe for long-term use.” 1 The drug is a 7-year-old arthritis drug called Actemra. It’s made by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Three quarters of honey contains harmful pesticides
One leading British scientist from the University of Sussex warned it was impossible to predict the long term effects of consuming honey containing tiny amounts of the chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve agents in honey
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Connolly, C. N. Tags: Chemistry, Ecology perspective Source Type: news

From bees to honey
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: twis Source Type: news

A worldwide survey of neonicotinoids in honey
Growing evidence for global pollinator decline is causing concern for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services maintenance. Neonicotinoid pesticides have been identified or suspected as a key factor responsible for this decline. We assessed the global exposure of pollinators to neonicotinoids by analyzing 198 honey samples from across the world. We found at least one of five tested compounds (acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid, and thiamethoxam) in 75% of all samples, 45% of samples contained two or more of these compounds, and 10% contained four or five. Our results confirm the exposure of bees t...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mitchell, E. A. D., Mulhauser, B., Mulot, M., Mutabazi, A., Glauser, G., Aebi, A. Tags: Chemistry, Ecology reports Source Type: news

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Curcumin
I've met a lot of people in my travels over the past few decades. I don't remember all of the names and faces, but there are some that I'll remember for the rest of my life… One is an older woman I met while I was studying Ayurvedic medicine in India in the 1990s. I assumed by her appearance that she was in her late 70s. She was active and engaging. I remember thinking she looked great for her age. And then she dropped the bomb… She told me she was 109! I thought she was pulling my leg at first. But when she introduced me to her 75-year-old granddaughter, I knew she wasn't kidding. When I ask...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news

Cheryl Strayed: Someday, a Woman Like Hillary Clinton Will Win
My kids didn’t have school the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election and eventually, near noon, they came into my room to see what was wrong with me. Perhaps they’d come to me at their father’s prompting. Perhaps they’d heard me weeping. They’d never seen me this way before. Inconsolable. “Hillary didn’t lose!” I insisted, as they sat on the bed around me, even as Hillary’s voice drifted into the room — her concession speech, on the radio downstairs, my husband shouting up, “Honey, you should come listen to this!” I would not listen. I w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cheryl Strayed Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Woman claims that RAW HONEY cleared her acne
An anonymous 32-year-old woman shared her photographs documenting the dramatic change in her skin on Reddit - and she claims applying raw honey is what banished her acne. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry skin: Seven home remedies
There are a range of home remedies for dry skin available, including coconut oil and honey. Which ones are effective? We look at the evidence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Beyonc é Had Lady Gaga’s Back When She Needed a Friend
Lady Gaga has been having a rough year, luckily her friends are there to help her through. After cancelling her Brazil tour due to chronic pain, the singer has opened up about her struggle with fibromyalgia, which she also discussed in her Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two. As she continues to raise awareness about her pain and the condition, her friends have been rallying around her. To help Gaga stay cozy and warm, Beyoncé sent her an Ivy Park hoodie. Per modern custom, Gaga posted a selfie wearing the sweatshirt on Instagram as a thank you note to her friend. She noted in the photo’s caption that she...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Beyonce celebrities Lady Gaga Source Type: news

How to Wish Somebody a Happy Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and lasts for two full days after tonight. It also marks the start of the Jewish holiday season and includes a number of festive traditions. Here is what you need to know about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. When is Rosh Hashanah and what time does it start? Rosh Hashanah 2017 starts at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 20 and will last through the end of the evening of Friday, Sept. 22. The first full day of Rosh Hashanah is this Thursday. What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah celebrates the start of the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized hoidays onetime Source Type: news

What Flight Attendants Wish They Could Tell Passengers
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Gillett / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized Aviation bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Having the confidence to help
It’s a long way from Kenya to a primary school in the East Midlands, but for teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia it’s a journey that has reaped benefits for her and many around her. In a traditional terrace house in Leicester, her front room has a shrine to gods and figures from Hindu, Christian and Buddhist religious traditions, together with shelves of books that range from Oliver Twist through The Colour Purple to a collection of Italian recipes. And for our chat, Somali-style coffee with honey and ginger accompanies Jaffa Cakes. It’s all evidence of how in Hasmita’s life cultures cross-pollinate...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning East Midlands learning reps stars in our schools teaching assistants UNISON Learning Rep Source Type: news

Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestimated
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Just under 60 percent of the German population view undesirable substances in food as a high or very high health risk. The most well-known of these substances, which are scientifically denoted as contaminants, are mercury compounds and dioxins. In contrast, only around 13 percent of respondents have heard of the natural contaminants pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey or tea - and only roughly one in three of those who have heard of PAs believe these substances pose a significant health risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study confirms Bayer's neonic pesticides are destroying honeybee pollinators... yet the EPA does nothing
(Natural News) A new study affirmed that neonicotinoid pesticides — also known as “neonics” which are chemically related to nicotine — harm both honey bees and wild bees, as reported by BBC. Researchers found that the chemical exposure decreased the survival of honey bee hives during winter, while bumblebees and solitary bees produced fewer queens.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad honey poisoning: a review - Gami R, Dhakal P.
Mad honey, which is different from normal commercial honey, is contaminated with grayanotoxins and causes intoxication. It is used as an alternative therapy for hypertension, peptic ulcer disease and is also being used more commonly for its aphrodisiac eff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Second-degree burns after the application of a mustard-and-honey body wrap - Rita Gaiser M, K öhl H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Have flowers devised the ultimate weapon of distraction?
(University of Portsmouth) Nectar, the high-energy 'honey' produced by flowers, might be a brilliant distraction technique to help protect a flower's reproductive parts, according to new research.Rather than merely providing a 'come-on' to bees and other insects to attract them to pollinate the flower, nectar could be playing a much more subtle and entrancing role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Forget ‘the environment’: we need new words to convey life’s wonders | George Monbiot
Language is crucial to how we perceive the natural world. Help me to find better ways of describing nature and our relationships with it so we can better defend itIf Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomit, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them.Related:The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscapeContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Environment Language Animals Wildlife Science World news Source Type: news

Asian hornet to colonize UK within 2 decades without action
(University of Warwick) The yellow legged or Asian hornet -- a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects -- could rapidly colonize the UK unless its spread is combated, according to new research by the universities of Warwick and Newcastle, working with the National Bee Unit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ten reasons to call the pediatrician about a cough
Every child gets a cough from time to time; there’s really no escaping them. It’s completely normal for children to catch several colds a year, especially if they are in daycare or go to school, and common allergies can cause a cough too. Most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. Most of the time, some rest, plenty of fluids, honey (for children over a year old) and some patience and TLC do the trick. But sometimes, it’s important to call the doctor. Here’s when you should worry about a cough: 1. Your child is having trouble breathing. Signs of this include: Breathing quickly “Suc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness Claire McCarthy MD cough Source Type: news

Technology tracks 'bee talk' to help improve honey bee health
(Simon Fraser University) A Simon Fraser University researcher has devised a new bee monitoring system to better understand what more than 20,000 honeybees housed in hives in a local field are 'saying' to each other -- looking for clues about their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you really use honey and cinnamon for weight loss?
Honey and cinnamon are often touted as natural weight loss solutions. How effective are they and what evidence is there to support their use? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Symbiosis: Butter for my honey
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Textbooks tell us that, in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses, the host plant supplies its fungal symbionts solely with sugars, in return for inorganic nutrients. New findings by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers now show that lipids are also on the menu. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat Less Sugar
-- Too much sugar makes you gain weight and can harm your health. And you have to be especially careful about how much sugar you eat if you have diabetes. The American Heart Association advises: Not adding table sugar, syrup or honey to cereal,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kingdom Honey for Her Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Kingdom Honey for Her, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Royal Honey VIP Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient
FDA advises consumers not to purchase or use Royal Honey VIP, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news