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The Use of Medical-Grade Honey on Oral Mucositis The Use of Medical-Grade Honey on Oral Mucositis
A medical-grade honey paste may be an effective alternative to standard mouth rinses for the treatment of oral mucositis among pediatric oncology patients.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Healthy Carrot Cake
I designed my healthy carrot cake recipe when I opened The Healthy Chef Café in Avalon Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was a hangout for moms, kids, yogis, supermodels and pro surfers — a place where a variety of people could get nourished and feel great. This cake has over one pound of fresh grated carrot, so it’s packed with goodness and fiber. The large amount of carrots in this recipe also helps to keep the cake moist, which is important due to the longer baking time. When making gluten-free cakes, I find ground almonds make a great replacement for the usual white refined flours that you’ll find...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Woman poisoned after eating hallucinogenic 'mad honey'
Mad honey is a speciality in the Black Sea area of Turkey and has been used for hundreds of years in the belief it can help treat diabetes and sexual dysfunction. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cultural taboos around food are powerful – could vegans change ours?
As campaigns such as Veganuary become more popular could the way westerners categorise what ’s edible start to shift?Yesterday marked the end of “Veganuary”, the campaign to encourage people to try a vegan lifestyle for a month. Year on year the trend has grown. Might those one-month vegans change the habits of the rest of us - by changing what an animal is?Vegans shun all animal-derived products – meat, fish and leather obviously, but also eggs, dairy products, honey and wool. Beers refined using isinglass (derived from fish guts) are out, as would thenew UK £5 and £10 notes, if they co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mary-Ann Ochota Tags: Anthropology Science Veganism Evolution Life and style Source Type: news

Arkansas mom lost right leg due to flesh-eating bacteria
Doctors thought Honey Hufstedler, 49, from Conway, Arkansas, had no hope of surviving and told her family to expect the worst, however, she claims she saw 'an angel' willing her to carry on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian Pharmaceutical Billionaire Couple Was Murdered - Police Canadian Pharmaceutical Billionaire Couple Was Murdered - Police
Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing, Toronto police investigators said on Friday in their first detailed comments on the case since the couple's bodies were found on December 15.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Reach out and feed someone: Automated system finds rapid honey bee communication networks
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) By developing a system that allows automated, in-depth monitoring of the social interactions of honey bees, researchers have now uncovered an unexpected property of the bee social network that may someday help us design more effective human and machine communication systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Gluten-Free Apple Cake That Won ’t Last Long
This cake is inspired by my great aunt who was Polish and an incredible baker. She would mix wholesome cakes by hand with a wooden spoon and churn out babka to feed to our Polish family on a regular basis. I would watch her with excitement and help out in the kitchen, making the most spectacular apple cakes that were packed with apples and scented with a hint of vanilla. This recipe is from my latest cookbook Healthy Baking. I like to use Golden Delicious Apples in this recipe, but you can use any kind you prefer. Chop them into smaller pieces, so they cook quicker when baking. This cake is quite moist, so store in an airt...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes The Healthy Chef weekend recipe Source Type: news

Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Geldmann, J., Gonzalez-Varo, J. P. Tags: Ecology perspective Source Type: news

Honey bees put pressure on wild pollinators
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, J. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Wild Sri Lankan elephants retreat from the sound of disturbed Asian honey bees
(University of Oxford) A new study using playbacks, has for the first time shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts.The study, led by Dr. Lucy King, a Research Associate with the Department of Zoology at Oxford University, showed that Asian elephants responded with alarm to the bee simulations. They also retreated significantly further away and vocalized more in response to the bee sounds compared to controls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half Million Honey Bees
The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees
The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Deaths Of Half A Million Honeybees
The unidentified boys, ages 12 and 13, are accused of ransacking a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.(Image credit: Andy Duback/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Morning Break: The Real Black Death Culprit; All Healthcare is Political; How Sweet is Honey?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The proven health benefits of honey
Honey is touted as a natural healing agent for dozens of conditions, but how much of that is based on fact? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unexpected effect of mad honey poisoning on accessory pathway - Atici A, Emet S, Bilge AK, Adalet K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Natural remedy: Honey found to have comparable effects to antifungal medications, but more affordably and without the side effects
(Natural News) Fungal diseases are a worldwide public health problem. Oftentimes, the treatment for these diseases are antibiotics. However, the use of antifungal medications are not entirely beneficial. The continuous use of antibiotics led to the increase in drug-resistant fungal infections, making them more difficult to treat. In addition, these drugs have side effects on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double threat may WIPE OUT honey bees, scientists warn: Pesticides and dwindling food supplies are killing them off at a record pace
(Natural News) For many years now, scientists have been warning us of the decreasing honey bee population. A new research reveals that honey bees could soon go extinct due to the increased uses of chemical pesticides and the severely low amount of food supplies for these poor creatures. A University of California, San Diego study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Girl cleared her acne with health food store products
Brianna Lopez, from Los Angeles, uses ingredients such as raw honey, cinnamon and turmeric to heal her blemish-covered skin and says she saw results in just one week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines insecticide's effects on honey bees
(Wiley) Neonicotinoid insecticides, including Syngenta's insecticide thiamethoxam, have been used globally on a wide range of crops through seed, soil, and foliage treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other
(Arizona State University) Researchers from Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences have discovered that antibiotic-resistant genes are spread in honey bee gut bacteria so that all strains of bacteria survive, rather than just one gut bacterium acquiring resistance and outcompeting others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canadian Pharmaceuticals Billionaire And Wife Found Dead In Toronto Mansion
Canadian billionaire Bernard " Barry " Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their Toronto home Friday, and police are reportedly investigating their deaths as suspicious. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife, Honey Sherman, found dead in North York home
The two people found dead in the home of a Canadian pharmaceutical executive Friday are confirmed to be Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Jamaican weed stabilizes blood sugar
It was pouring rain. I could barely see as I drove up the winding mountains. But I would not be deterred from my mission. I was on my way to finally meet Jamaica’s last living Maroon healer, Ivey Harris. I finally arrived at her secluded mountain home and she met me with open arms… and an umbrella. After the rain let up, she showed me around her home. Her yard is like an all-natural pharmacy. And she’s a walking herbal encyclopedia. One of my favorites was a Jamaican vine with weird-looking warty green fruit. Most people in the U.S. would call it a weed. Today, I grow it in my backyard here in South F...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Avandia blood sugar diabetes diabetics drug glucose high-carb insulin Source Type: news

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
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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