Baking biscuits
Susan was reflective cutting the perfect snowflake biscuits. Sometimes all it took was a sprinkle of magic and sugar dusting to wash away the cares of the day. Slotting the trays into the oven she leaned back against the marble coffee in hand, watching as they turned from cream to golden. She wondered how Paul would react when she told him. Hopefully, hearing the news over a plate of his favourite biscuits would make it easier. The timer pinged, ten minutes and all done! Her inner creative sprang into action. Mixing icing sugar and colours in glorious, Christmassy shades reflecting the snow outside. The doorbell rang, Paul...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction friday fiction Source Type: news

Public Notification: Helmi ’s Honey VIP contains hidden drug ingredient
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 8, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Rule compliance and desire lines in Barcelona's cycling network - Lind A, Honey-Ros és J, Corbera E.
A major challenge in the development of new cycling infrastructure is the design of intersections that are safe, appropriately used, and inclusive. In this paper we study how cyclists interact with existing street design at intersections in Barcelona. We o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Diabetes Equates the Rich and the Poor
Diabetes test, Mauritius. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPSBy Bruno KappaNAIROBI, Nov 12 2021 (IPS) Although for different reasons, diabetes appears to be one of the few cases that put rich and poor societies at equal footing. In either case, diabetes is caused by wrong, dangerous to health nutritional habits. In fact, people in industrialised countries tend to consume the so-called “junk food”, while in poor nations diabetes is caused by malnutrition and undernourishment. And it is a seriously worrying health problem. In fact, globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes as of 2014, compared to 108...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bruno Kappa Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Boy, five, suffers life-threatening allergic reaction after eating trendy artisanal honey
Tests revealed he wasn't allergic to salmon or shop-bought honey, but instead was having a reaction to higher pollen levels in the fancier alternative. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Masked Singer ’ Reveals Identity of the Beach Ball: Here Are the Stars Under the Mask
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched “The Masked Singer” Season 6, Episode 8, “Giving Thanks,” which aired November 3 on Fox. Honey Boo Boo, we hardly knew you. Reality TV mothe… #honeybooboo #realitytvmothe #themaskedsinger (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision making within and outside standard operating procedures: paradoxical use of operational discretion in firefighters - Butler PC, Bowers A, Smith AP, Cohen-Hatton SR, Honey RC.
OBJECTIVE: To understand how firefighters' use of rules (i.e., standard operating procedures [SOPs]) and deliberative decision making (i.e., operational discretion [OD]) interacts with acute stress. BACKGROUND: Current operational guidance for UK f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Are we eating ourselves to extinction?
It ’s not just animals that are at risk of dying out, the world’s crops are in rapid decline. Here’s why it matters what is on your plateIn eastern Turkey, in a golden field overshadowed by grey mountains, I reached out and touched an endangered species. Its ancestors had evolved over millions of years and migrated here long ago. It had been indispensable to life in the villages across this plateau, but its time was running out. “Just a few fields left,” the farmer said. “Extinction will come easily.” This endangered species wasn’t a rare bird or an elusive wild animal, it was food, a type of wheat: a less ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Saladino Tags: Science and nature books Conservation Farming Food Environment Agriculture Agriculture and forestry Plants Source Type: news

Mad honey poisoning case series presenting with ECG findings including atrioventricular complete block and symptomatic hypotension - Islamoglu MS, Dokur M, Talibli K, Borku Uysal B, Ozdemir E.
Plants belonging to the Ericaceae family, which grow endemically in some parts of the world, contain grayanotoxin, which causes fatal bradyarrhythmia and circulatory collapse. Mad honey, which comes from plants with grayanotoxin, has various uses, namely, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

First Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 found in Whatcom County
Entomologists will now work to eradicate the nest found in Blaine, Wash. Asian giant hornets are an invasive species that prey on honey bees. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Frozen Honey Challenge Is Spreading On TikTok, Here Are The Risks
Oh, honey. This new frozen honey trend on social media may seem sweet but "bee" careful. (Source: Healthcare News)
Source: Healthcare News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Food & Drink /food-drink pharma Source Type: news

Wally Funk Is Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezos ’s Rocket. Here’s Why That Matters
There’s a good reason for all the fuss about Wally Funk this week. On July 20, Funk, 82—an aviator, the first female air-safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the first female inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)—will climb aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft and fly a suborbital arc more than 100 km (62 mi.) up, becoming the oldest person ever to go to space. The flight comes courtesy of Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, who is accompanying Funk and two other passengers on the first crewed flight of his company’s spacecraft. Bezos tapp...
Source: TIME: Science - July 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Anaphylaxis Caused by Artisanal Honey in a Child Anaphylaxis Caused by Artisanal Honey in a Child
This case of anaphylaxis in a 5-year-old boy highlights the potentially serious consequences of honey allergy, especially in patients sensitized to weed pollens.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Using genomics to save the bees
(University of G ö ttingen) The international Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Grant recognizes research proposals that will increase the sustainability, productivity, and nutritional density of agriculturally important crop and livestock species. Professor Bertram Brenig, from Goettingen University is the 2021 winner for his research proposal about the Western Honey Bee. Despite being one of the most important pollinators, honey bees currently face multiple challenges and population decline. This research will use genomics to understand vulnerabilities impacting the Western Honey Bee. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Public Notification: X Rated Honey For Men contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use X Rated Honey For Men, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including, 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 - July 9, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news