Extremely rare white Kiwi that inspired books & toys dies in New Zealand after surgery, prompting widespread mourning
Manukura, the first-ever white kiwi to hatch in captivity, was a wildlife ambassador in New Zealand, and her untimely death is described... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plant-inspired alkaloids protect rice, kiwi and citrus from harmful bacteria
(American Chemical Society) Plants get bacterial infections, just as humans do. When food crops and trees are infected, their yield and quality can suffer. Although some compounds have been developed to protect plants, few of them work on a wide variety of crops, and bacteria are developing resistance. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have modified natural plant alkaloids into new compounds that kill bacteria responsible for diseases in rice, kiwi and citrus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
New Zealand ’s Jacinda Ardern Slams Trump For ‘Patently Wrong’ Comments About Their New Coronavirus Outbreak
Ardern and other leading Kiwi politicians poked holes in Trump ’s attempts to play down how hard the U.S. has been hit by COVID-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisette Voytko, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news
WHO conditionally backs Covid-19 vaccine trials that infect people – as it happened
20m Americans lost their jobs in April; Donald Trump says virus will ‘go away without a vaccine’. This blog is now closed, follow our new blog belowCoronavirus live updates1.45amBSTWe are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date with all the latest news on our new global live blog which you can find below.Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases approach 4 million as US unemployment hits 14.7%1.13amBSTNew Zealand’s cabinet will meet on Monday to decide the future of the country’s tough but effective lockdown – though Kiwis have been told not to visit their mums this Mother’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe (now), Molly Blackall Frances Perraudin, Simon Murphy,Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Microbiology Medical research Asia Pacific Americas Africa Middle East and North Africa China Russia Europe Source Type: news
New tool facilitates genetic mapping of polyploid plants
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Available online for free, polyploid mapping system developed in Brazil helps breeders of sugarcane, kiwi, blueberry, sweet potato and forages, among other crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news
DJ tells how he stays positive despite having just months to live with brain cancer
Doctors found a rare form of cancer in the brain of much-loved Kiwi entertainer and marriage celebrant Richard Mills, 51, in October 2017 - surgery for which has left him partially paralysed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New Zealand rugby's community concussion initiative: keeping kiwi communities RugbySmart - Salmon D, Sullivan J, Romanchuk J, Murphy I, Walters S, Whatman C, Clacy A, Keung S, Van Der Vis K.
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Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news
Are avocados and almonds vegan? Here's why some say no
A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans. The answer, at least according to QI, is none of them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ag census reveals first reports of kiwiberry production in the northeast
(University of New Hampshire) For the first time since the USDA began keeping statistics in 1840, farmers from several Northeast states, including New Hampshire, are reporting kiwifruit production operations. The news comes six years after the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire launched a kiwiberry research and breeding program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Why was Brighteon.com threatened with "annihilation" for hosting NZ shooting videos, but Netflix glorifies mass murderers with popular documentaries?
(Natural News) In the wake of New Zealand’s worst mass murder, in which avowed “eco-fascist” and Communist Chinese sympathizer Brenton Tarrant killed 50 worshipers in two Christchurch mosques, the Leftist Kiwi government has responded predictably: by limiting speech and curbing gun rights. In other words, the reaction of the government has been to punish the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Robin Callard obituary
For more than 20 years Robin Callard, who has died of motor neurone disease aged 73, was professor of immunobiology at University College London, attached to the Institute of Child Health (ICH), clinical partner of Great Ormond Street hospital.Born and raised in Hamilton, New Zealand, Robin was the eldest child of Eddie Callard, an entrepreneurial Australian photographer, and Vivienne (nee Wilson), who ran a fashion shop. A fourth generation Kiwi, Vivienne was also a descendant of Joseph Priestley, the eighteenth-century radical polymath and scientist widely credited with the discovery of oxygen.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Michael White Tags: People in science Medical research UCL (University College London) Higher education Source Type: news
8 Ways kiwi fruits keep you healthy
(Natural News) Kiwis are small exotic fruits with a fuzzy brown exterior. Hiding behind this unassuming appearance is a potent superfood packed with a number of vitamins and nutrients. In fact, regularly consuming kiwis might even keep the doctor away just as well as apples can. Here are eight health benefits you can reap from eating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Gene editing could create spicy tomatoes, say researchers
Scientists also looking at altering colour of kiwis and taste of strawberriesSpicy tomatoes could soon be on the menu thanks to the rise of genome-editing technology, say researchers.It is not the first time experts have claimed the techniques could help to precisely and rapidly develop fruits and vegetables with unusual traits: scientists have already been looking at changing the colour of kiwi fruits andtweaking the taste of strawberries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science & drink industry Genetics Farming Source Type: news
Kiwis can safely and naturally ease chronic constipation
(Natural News) The sweet and creamy kiwifruit has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its ability to promote proper digestion. This knowledge encouraged researchers to explore the fruit’s potential as a natural remedy for gastrointestinal problems such as chronic constipation, which affects more than 20 percent of the American population. Constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago, Otago research reveals
(University of Otago) New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
The dangerous dark side of flavored water revealed
(Natural News) Flavored sparkling water might be less acidic than sodas and fruit juices, but these drinks might just be as bad for the teeth. According to experts, sales of flavored water showed a significant increase over the years, thanks perhaps to a variety of new flavors — such as strawberry, kiwi, raspberry and watermelon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mini European kiwi berries called Nergi fruit arrive in UK
Nergi fruit will launch in three major supermarkets from September in the UK, including at M&S. They have been grown in Asia for 1,000 years but have only recently come to Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news
The amazing nutritional properties of kiwifruit
(Natural News) The kiwifruit is proving once more that big things come in small packages. The juicy, green-colored fruit is usually only five to eight centimeters long and five to six centimeters wide. But it is big in flavor and nutrition. It is proving to be a superstar when it comes to nutrition. A single... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kiwi berry, the latest superfood: Nutrition information and health benefits
(Natural News) Diets rich in fruits (and vegetables) are considered to be the healthiest. The most common ones, such as bananas, apples and berries, are readily available on the market. However, there is a wide range of fruits out there that are yet to be discovered and investigated for their health benefits. The study below focused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Officials investigate reports of students reacting to kiwi
Rhode Island officials are investigating reports of 34 students who experienced allergic reactions after eating kiwi (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news
School Lunches: What can we do?
From the desk of Kim Gubbins, CPNPWe are three months into the new school year and do school lunches have you stressed, bored and lacking? Are your kids already complaining about the same old same old and wishing they could just eat hot lunch pizza everyday? So, let ’s get inspired and figure out fresh new lunch ideas.I know schools are working harder at feeding our children a healthier lunch, but let me honest, most school cafeterias are serving pizza, burgers and fried chicken patties on a daily basis. And with 17%-20% of children in the United States being obese, I feel that packing lunch is a significantly health...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - November 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Kiwi allergy: What you need to know
What are the signs and symptoms of a kiwi fruit allergy and what are the causes? Learn about kiwi allergies in children and how to avoid a trigger. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news
How the Galapagos cormorant lost its ability to fly
The flightless Galapagos cormorant is one of a diverse array of animals that live on the Galapagos Islands, which piqued Charles Darwin ’s scientific curiosity in the 1830s. He hypothesized that altered evolutionary pressures may have contributed to the loss of the ability to fly in birds like the Galapagos cormorant.In a new study unraveling the cormorant ’s DNA, UCLA scientists discovered genetic changes that transpired during the past 2 million years and contributed to the bird’s inability to fly. Interestingly, when these same genes go awry in humans, they cause bone-development disorders called skele...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Eating two kiwi fruit before bedtime 'helps sleep'
Eating two of the fruits one hour before bedtime helps people nod off quickly, scientists say. It is not understood why, but it could be linked to high antioxidant and serotonin levels in the fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work For Colds?
The Question: Will supplements really prevent a cold or shorten one from lingering? The Answer: Dietary supplements aimed at cold prevention, like Zicam or Emergen-C, sound miraculous in theory. But do they actually help to eliminate that nasty bug? The answer from experts is a resounding “no.” Zicam promises to be a “cold shortening” homeopathic remedy. It is available in a variety of forms, all of which use zinc at the major active ingredient. Emergen-C is a popular dietary supplement made from vitamin C which claims to provide extra support to the immune system. Another va...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Why Dr Michael Mosley started the BBC Sleep Challenge
Can eating two kiwi fruit an hour before bed really help you get enough sleep? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Turns Out Oranges Aren't The Best Source Of Vitamin C, After All
It’s that time of year. The time of year when everyone around us is sick and all us healthy people are popping Emergen-Cs and vitamin C tablets in a desperate attempt to try to remain well. Here’s the thing you should know: despite the commonly held belief, vitamin C doesn’t actually help you fight a cold ― it took 50 years of research to conclude that. But just because it can’t keep you from getting sick, that doesn’t mean you should discard vitamin C altogether. It is a crucial part of a healthy diet. Vitamin C is believed to help us stay healthy against cardiovascular disease, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Antioxidant may help prevent liver disease: Study
Amy WallaceAURORA, Colo., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An antioxidant found in breast milk and kiwi fruit may prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, in laboratory mice, according to a research study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease
A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease, says CU Anschutz researcher
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Girl smiles after operation removed tumour the size of KIWI from her face
Brianna Brewer, from Ohio, was two weeks old when her parents first noticed a tiny 'bruise' on her upper lip. Doctors diagnosed it as a hemangioma - blood vessels under the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Microneedling: How To Get Rid of Wrinkles and Scars
Like the rest of your body, your skin accumulates damage over the years from environmental toxins and bad habits like smoking or a poor diet. You might have visible scars on your face… or skin that’s been left with pits and pocks from childhood chicken pox or acne. If you go to a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist, they’ll likely suggest an invasive and painful procedure with a long recovery. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a facelift if you want to look younger. And you don’t need a chemical peel to get smoother skin. How To Help Restore Your Skin I’ve been helping m...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Women's Health Source Type: news
How did primate brains get so big?
Virtual brains reconstructed from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help resolve one of the most intriguing evolutionary mysteries: how modern primates developed large brains. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
How did primate brains get so big?
(University of Florida) Virtual brains reconstructed from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help resolve one of the most intriguing evolutionary mysteries: how modern primates developed large brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 11, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
When Food Is Your Best Friend
This article was originally published on AnnesHealthyKitchen blog. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cancer Miracle at UCLA as Pope Francis Inspires Greater Love of Mary
It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 "Year of Faith" when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mother Mary with prayers and a bouquet of roses. I feel inspired to share my Marian experience with others who may need gifts of grace with renewed faith, hope and love. I completely understand skepticism of miracles but sometimes it can be the only rational explanation. I respect and love people of all religions or no religion. But coming upon this personal anniversary at a time when there is much pain and despair in the world inspires the need for added physical and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Get the Scoop on Kiwifruit: 8 Delightful Tidbits for Fruit Lovers
Who knew: Not all kiwifruit is fuzzy on the outside, plus more surprising facts. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - July 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Scritchfield Source Type: news
The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier
From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier." This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known as dead skin cells) and a lipid bilayer that holds those cells together. This lipid bilayer works to envelop the corneocytes, keeping water and nutrients inside the skin and harmful bacteria and irritants out. These days, there are a handful of products out there, from sunscreens to face mists, which will claim to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eye Strain Caused by Digital Screens
I’ve noticed a frightening trend occurring around the world. Instances of eye problems are increasing with rapid numbers. Problems like myopia – once thought to be genetic – are going up exponentially with each passing year. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. You may not see a change in your vision until the disease has become advanced. Are Eye Problems Genetic? We have to look at the bigger picture here… eye problems aren’t always genetic, and there are changes in our environment that are having a negative impact on our eyesight. Serious Eye Problems That Affects Your Vision One area ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Better Treatments To Reverse Congestive Heart Failure
Take it easy… stay in bed. That’s what most doctors tell patients with congestive heart failure. I can’t think of worse advice. What’s Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure (CHF) means your heart can’t pump enough blood for your body’s needs. Blood builds up behind the heart. Fluids accumulate in the lungs and make you weak, tired and short of breath. Less blood flowing to your brain makes you dizzy and confused. Vital organs like your lungs, brain and kidneys begin to shut down. What Happens When You Have CHF? A heart with CHF is severely deconditioned. When your hea...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Antibiotics Side Effects on the Mitochondria
Science is just beginning to understand how important your mitochondria are to warding off the diseases of aging. And, as usual, mainstream medicine is lagging way behind. Along with your telomeres, the cellular time keepers at the ends of your chromosomes, your mitochondria are another key component of the anti-aging equation. You see, these tiny organelles in your cells are the power plants that turn fuel into energy for your body. Healthy mitochondria keep you young and energetic. Research shows that damaged mitochondria can lead to: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s d...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news
Cancer patient 'caught' kiwi allergy after receiving a bone marrow transplant
Technical University of Munich scientists revealed a 46-year-old man contracted a kiwi allergy through a bone marrow transplant from his sister - who has had a lifelong kiwi allergy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Nigeria: Genital Assisted Device Will Reduce Deaths of Mothers - Experts
[Vanguard] Respite recently came on the way of pregnant mothers as a team of Nigerian medical doctors based in the Republic of Ireland introduced a hand-held vaginal assisted device to major public hospitals across the country. The device known as KIWI, produced by Clinical Innovation, United States of America is used to assist women who have difficulty delivering their babies. The device which is simple, light and mother and child friendly is said to work on the principle of vacuum delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 4, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news