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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

What Are Risk Factors for Latex Allergy?
Discussion Latex comes from the Hevea brasiliensis plants. There are multiple potentially allergenic polypeptides within the plant’s fluid called Heb b 1-13. True sensitizers are Heb b 1, 5 and 6. Heb b 8 and 12 are cross-reacting proteins. The type of the latex product and how it is prepared makes a difference in exposure to the latex allergens. Certain extruded latex products such as catheters and rubber stoppers have higher concentrations of true sensitizer allergens. Products made from molds such as gloves have higher concentrations of potential allergens than latex made in sheets such as such as dental dams. Use...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AA USA Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites and Colors in AA Brand Dried Kiwi and Dried Mango
AA USA Trading Inc. of South River, NJ is recalling is recalling both dried kiwi and dried mango products packaged under the AA brand in 8-ounce plastic bags, because they may contain undeclared sulfites and colors. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites or food colors 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 - January 25, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Bees aren't the be all and end all for crop pollination, study suggests
Farmers who used pesticides that spared bees but sacrificed killed other insects might be ignoring important sources of crop pollination, according to an Australian-led international scientific study. A plant ecologist said many crops -- including mangoes, custard apples, kiwi fruit, coffee and canola -- depended on non-bee insect pollinators such as flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, ants, and thrips. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Naturally Brimming Brain Power With PQQ
A recent discovery sheds new light on how our cells make energy, and how we can influence that process to slow aging, and give you more energy throughout your day. This nutrient — called pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ — has the potential to become an anti-aging powerhouse, and I’m already using it with my own patients to improve daily energy levels. You see, PQQ is the first nutrient ever discovered that multiplies the number of mitochondria in your cells. Mitochondria are the “power plants” in your cells that generate all of the energy you use to get through your day. As you get older, mito...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Marcelo Oliveira Tags: Brain Health energy mitochondria PQQ pyrroloquinoline-quinine super-nutrients Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Last Catholic Priest In The Antarctic Is Told He's 'Not Needed Anymore'
Every southern summer for the past 57 years, Catholic priests from New Zealand have packed their warmest clothes and travelled some 4,000km (2,500 miles) south, to the frozen wastelands of the Antarctic. New Zealand's Catholic Church has had an annual invitation from the US National Science Foundation to spend their summer months at the Chapel of the Snows at the remote US McMurdo Station on Ross Island, serving the spiritual needs of the scientists and researchers based there. But a combination of cost-cutting and a fall in demand means that, this year, the Americans have decided the last Kiwi priest has said Mass on the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Super Nutrient’s Liver Surprise
I was one of the first doctors to talk about the incredible benefits of the super-nutrient pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ for short. I was also one of the first doctors to recommend it to patients. Now I recommend this essential nutrient and powerful antioxidant to almost everyone who comes to see me at my wellness clinic. Researchers have only just recently begun to understand the many important roles of PQQ on the body’s cellular processes. Not only does it possess extraordinary energy-giving qualities and have the power to ease nerve pain and battle Alzheimer’s, it has the potential to become the world&rsq...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 10, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Cancer CoQ10 Source Type: news

Do Genetics Explain the (Sometimes Seen) Relationship Between Television Viewing and Antisocial Behavior?
Whether exposure to television violence contributes to antisocial behavior has been an issue of significant controversy for almost five decades. Some studies find evidence for effects, other studies don't, and there is much debate among scholars regarding the meaningfulness and quality of the studies on both sides. Some scholars have been willing to argue that as much as half of all homicides in the US might be eliminated if childhood exposure to violent television (and other media) were reduced. This debate has also been the source of some "scientific urban legends" such as the old claim, repeated by the America...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Most Promising Cancer-Fighter In Years
For a while now, I’ve been recommending a powerful antioxidant with the unpronounceable name, pyrroloquinoline quinine – or PQQ for short. And although I recommend this compound to almost everyone who comes to see me at my wellness clinic in South Florida because of its energy-giving qualities, I’ve also observed its extraordinary power to fight cancer. For years, I’ve seen PQQ work wonders with my older patients, because it keeps you feeling young by giving your cells extra energy. PQQ was first discovered back in 1979 by a team of Japanese scientists, who knew little about the substance, except th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging antioxidants Cancer energy Source Type: news

Shelter Uses DNA Tests To Spur Adoptions Of Unique Breeds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter of the dogs taken in by one California animal shelter look like Chihuahuas. So how do you make a pet stand out when it's similar to so many other dogs at the shelter? Check the DNA. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA in Burlingame, a 30-minute drive south of San Francisco, began free DNA tests under the slogan "Who's Your Daddy?" Scott Delucchi, the shelter's senior vice president, came up with the idea to speed up adoptions of Chihuahua-centric dogs. Because pets become part of the family, the $50 tests allow owners to find out the background of their pooches a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Steps to Detoxify Your Kitchen
Your body is not the only thing that needs a good detox once in a while.  When I mention detoxification, you probably think about something your body does to lose weight, support your liver, and generally feel and look better. Strange as it sounds, your kitchen could also use a good detox! Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness. A healthy kitchen provides the foundation for a healthy you. If you make your kitchen a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the yellowhammer bird became a Kiwi: From hero to villain in 15 years
Yellowhammers are small, colorful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, but instead became pests themselves. A new study uses newspapers and documents from the 19th century to reconstruct the history of how the yellowhammer went from hero to villain in New Zealand in just 15 years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How the Yellowhammer became a Kiwi -- from hero to villain in 15 years
(Pensoft Publishers) Yellowhammers are small, colorful and apparently innocuous birds, but they were once considered to be enemies by farmers in New Zealand. Yellowhammers were introduced there to help fight insect crop pests, but instead became pests themselves. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota, uses newspapers and documents from the 19th century to reconstruct the history of how the yellowhammer went from hero to villain in New Zealand in just 15 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lose Weight Eat More Fiber!
Happy New Year to you and your family and loved ones. Are you all talking about your New Year’s resolutions? Weight loss seems to be on the top of everyone’s list. One of the most-asked questions I get at my wellness center is from patients wanting to know easy ways to keep those extra few pounds from sneaking up on them during the year. The first thing I tell them to do always catches people off guard: You can stop fat fast by eating “slow” moving fiber. Foods with fiber lengthen the time it takes your stomach to empty after a meal. This slows down the release and absorption of sugar in your blood...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Nutrition Weight Loss Source Type: news

Overlake Capital, Kiwi Crate and Voxeet take honors at Keiretsu Expo
Demo Fall wasn't the only place startups were pitching to a large group of investors in Silicon Valley on Thursday. More than 500 angels heard investment pitches from a dozen businesses at Keiretsu Forum's expo at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. "I could talk about the growth of Keiretsu and strength of our platform but I think the reason we attracted so many interesting opportunities and so many angels is that it is an excellent time to invest and there is a lot of liquidity in the marketplace,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Overlake Capital, Kiwi Crate and Voxeet take honors at Keiretsu Expo
Demo Fall wasn't the only place startups were pitching to a large group of investors in Silicon Valley on Thursday. More than 500 angels heard investment pitches from a dozen businesses at Keiretsu Forum's expo at Microsoft's Mountain View campus. "I could talk about the growth of Keiretsu and strength of our platform but I think the reason we attracted so many interesting opportunities and so many angels is that it is an excellent time to invest and there is a lot of liquidity in the marketplace,"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Staying Healthy With a Crazy Busy Lifestyle
If you're like most small business owners and solo-preneurs, you love the freedom of being on your own. But I know, from my own experience, that it takes a lot of hard work, filled with long hours, self-imposed anxiety, and often a relentless business travel schedule. That crazy, non-stop business lifestyle may be eating you alive. And it's no wonder. There's little time for exercise, eating right, de-stressing, and generally concentrating on health and well being. The good news is that earning a living doesn't have to cost you your health. Especially if you make time for yourself. You are what you eat Drinking coffee ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals. A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to financial constraints or physical disabilities. Depression, loss of appetite and forgetfulness can also lead to a decreased intake of food. Furthermore, certain medical conditions and medications can increase nutritional needs or decrease the body's ability to absorb nutrients as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Words Can Kill in the Vaccine Fight
Chances are you wouldn’t sit down to a plate of sautéed thymus glands, to say nothing of a poached patagonian tooth fish; and the odds are you’d be reluctant to tuck into a monkey peach too. But sweetbreads, Chilean sea bass and kiwifruit? They’re a different matter—except they’re not. All of those scrumptious foods once went by those less scrumptious names—but few people went near them until there was something pleasant to call them. Words have that kind of power. That’s true in advertising, in politics and in business too. And it’s true when it comes to vaccines as w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers Autism controversy hashtag Ronan Farrow vaccines Source Type: news

hay fever's giving you hell, try laying off the kiwi fruit!
Britain is facing one of the worst hay fever seasons for years. Already GPs are reporting a surge in patients with symptoms. So how can you best protect yourself? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient DNA ends Australia's claim to kiwi origins
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following new research showing the kiwi’s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought. Instead, the diminutive kiwi is most closely related to the extinct Madagascan elephant bird -- a 2-3 meter tall, 275 kg giant. And surprisingly, the study concluded, both of these flightless birds once flew. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Kiwi, New Zealand’s National Bird, Isn’t From Australia After All
The kiwi, a bird endemic to New Zealand, was long believed to be an Australian import. However, new research published Thursday in the journal Science found that the kiwi’s origins aren’t so simple. Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA discovered that the kiwi is not closely related to Australia’s Emu as previously thought. Rather, its closest relative is the Madagascan elephant bird. DNA extracted from the bones of two elephant birds at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, revealed a genetic connection between the elephant bird and the kiwi despite ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized animals kiwi New Zealand Source Type: news

Scientists reveal new picture in the evolution of flightless birds
Because of their far-flung geography and colorful examples including the African ostrich, Australian emu, New Zealand kiwi and long lost giants such as the New Zealand moa, researchers have examined a fascinating part in the story of the avian tree of life: flightless birds, or ratites. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'I've almost died 80 TIMES': Woman, 40, has 23 allergies and risks death every time she leaves her house
Karen Brammer, from Shefford, in Bedfordshire, is allergic to wasp stings, kiwi fruit, latex and numerous drugs, including penicillin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to donate blood for newbies and needle-haters
Background: I’ve been working at the American Red Cross for nine months and 15 days, and during those nine months and 15 days, I’ve adamantly told myself I’m going to give blood. Yet I haven’t because I, like so many others, prefer not to be poked in the arm with a needle. This serious, full-blown, irrational, paranoid fear of needles is exemplified in the two experiences with shots below. 1. The immunization shot. This shot was no big deal, I barely felt a pinch. Afterwards, while my mom was chatting with the nurse, I was trying to get her attention. She kept consistently nudging me away thinking I...
Source: Red Cross Chat - January 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hillary Stroud Tags: Blood donation hydrate needles red cross scared Source Type: news