Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At
The scent of lavender has long been touted to have calming, antianxiety effects, but the biological mechanism behind this phenomenon has been something of a mystery -- until now.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Minocin Flops in Schizophrenia; Lavender Soothes Anxiety
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Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lavender: How it can ease anxiety
THE smell of lavender has been scientifically proven to relax people and could be an effective way to treat anxiety, says research. Numerous studies have confirmed the potent relaxing effects of linalool, a fragrant alcohol found in lavender extracts, but none have looked at how it works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does lavender really help with anxiety?
A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Study: Lavender's smell, not absorption in lunges, relaxes mice
Lavender compound linalool must be smelled and not absorbed in the lungs for its calming effects, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lavender really is relaxing: The fragrant flower may be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs 
Researchers from Kagoshima University, Japan, found that mice show less signs of anxiety when they smell the fragrant flower, which could be used instead of Xanax and Valium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trilobites: Lavender ’ s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Lavender Smells and Odors Anxiety and Stress Mice Research Brain Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Kashiwadani, Hideki Herbs Source Type: news

The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
(Frontiers) A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not just for sleep, lavender oil helps wounds heal faster too
(Natural News) Lavender oil is known for its relaxing effects, however, it is more than just that. Lavender oil can actually be used for treating wounds, according to a study. Researchers at Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences in Japan looked at the effect of lavender oil on various stages of wound healing and its molecular mechanism.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A calmer horse is just a sniff away
(University of Arizona) Research from the University of Arizona shows the calming benefits of lavender aromatherapy for horses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are essential oils safe for babies?
Some people use essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to massage their baby or in a diffuser. In this article, we look at the potential benefits of essential oils for babies, as well as which ones to use and how to use them safely. People should never use essential oils on babies less than 3 months old. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Getting rid of allergies naturally: A look at alternative options for treatment
(Natural News) Is medication always necessary for allergy relief? Not quite. Although some allergies may need medicine to prevent them from worsening, others can do without. Depending on the intensity and level of discomfort brought on by allergies, you could even remedy your allergies at home. Essential oils — Certain essential oils such as lavender, peppermint,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which essential oils help get rid of wrinkles?
There are many lotions and creams that claim to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but some people may prefer a natural alternative. Many essential oils, including sandalwood, lavender, and rosemary, are believed to help. We look at the evidence for 10 essential oils that could help keep the skin looking young. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils for a sore throat: Lemon, peppermint, and more
Essential oils are a popular home remedy for many ailments, but can they soothe a sore throat? In this article, we look at the evidence behind using essential oils, such as lemon, lavender, peppermint, echinacea, and ginger, for a sore throat. Learn how to use them safely and if there are any adverse side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can essential oils treat a UTI?
Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Essential oils may disrupt normal hormonal activity
A new study has suggested that lavender oil and tea tree oil may interfere with normal hormonal activity, predisposing young boys to gynecomastia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Are Essential Oils Safe?
People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe? Some research in the past has linked essential oils to hormone disturbances, with some suggesting a link between the oils and abnormal breast growth in young boys, called prepubertal gynecomastia. Now, a new study suggests that compounds in essential oils — specifically lavender and tea tree oil — may have properties that can disrupt hormones. The suspicions that essential oils may be endocrine disrupters originated from a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medici...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Lavender and tea tree oil could give men 'MOOBS'
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences experts in North Carolina say the public should be aware of the findings and consider all evidence before deciding to use essential oils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Essential Oils Like Lavender And Tea Tree Make Your Breasts Larger?
Have you kept abreast of the news from ENDO 2018? A study showed that 8 compounds found in lavender and tea tree oils may increase the size of male breast tissue. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors
(The Endocrine Society) A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys--called prepubertal gynecomastia--and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Video: Blueberry lavender lemonade
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry lavender lemonade
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of lavender before an operation has been found to reduce anxiety in surgery patients, improving outcomes according to new study
(Natural News) Based on a recent study, one way to address preoperative anxiety among patients in hospitals and other healthcare centers is through lavender aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is “the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants,” and it is a “simple, low-risk and cost-effective method” that can help manage preoperative anxiety. This treatment is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The spray's the thing: how actors use perfumes to get into character
Playing Thatcher? Dab on Bluebell. Got a part in Hairspray? Reach for the Madame Rochas. We lift the lid on how actors use smells – from the finest fragrances to cheap tinned mackerel – to nail a roleBefore I go on stage, says Michael Ball, I ask myself a question: “Do I smell nice for all the ladies and gentlemen?” The actor chooses a signature scent for each of his roles, from bay rum for the vengeful barberSweeney Todd to his mum ’s favourite Madame Rochas forHairspray’s Edna Turnblad.Ball ’s not alone in deploying scent to to get beneath a character’s skin. Anne-Marie Duf...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: David Jays Tags: Theatre Stage Culture Fragrance Fashion Life and style Dance Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson Anne-Marie Duff Nikki Amuka-Bird Health, mind and body Books Psychology Science Oscar Wilde Source Type: news

This common health condition could be treated by smelling LAVENDER
ANXIETY could be reduced in patients by smelling lavender, research has revealed, and doctors should consider using the shrub to combat the mental condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can lavender aromatherapy reduce anxiety in surgery patients?
(Wiley) Lavender aromatherapy reduced preoperative anxiety in a study of ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why lavender is the most important essential oil to use right now
(Natural News) Due to the current popularity of essential oils and large selection of these plant based extracts, it can become difficult to choose which one to start with that can provide the most benefits. With so many amazing scents and healing properties, it’s easy to get carried away with your essential oil collection. However, if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Boss: Fifth Third's Kevin Lavender is a always looking for deals – and a good pair of shoes
Kevin Lavender has co-founded a health care company, he's been the state's chief bank regulator and he's banked clients both big and small. This family man and military brat now leads Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp's large corporate and specialized industries banking team, overseeing more than 100 employees worldwide — all from his home base in Nashville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

The Boss: Fifth Third's Kevin Lavender is a always looking for deals – and a good pair of shoes
Kevin Lavender has co-founded a health care company, he's been the state's chief bank regulator and he's banked clients both big and small. This family man and military brat now leads Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp's large corporate and specialized industries banking team, overseeing more than 100 employees worldwide — all from his home base in Nashville. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

Goop is selling vampire repellent to calm children down
Drop your vaginal jade eggs. The $30 'spray-able elixir'  sold on Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness site contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goop is selling VAMPIRE REPELLENT
Drop your vaginal jade eggs. The $30 'spray-able elixir'  sold on Gwyneth Paltrow's wellness site contains ruby, rosemary, juniper, lavender, and reiki charged with crystals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lavender: Health benefits and uses
Lavender is an herb that is used in skin and beauty products but packs a wealth of health benefits, including action against fungi, wounds, and anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Challenges and strategies of sexual minority youth research in Southwest Virginia - Lavender-Stott ES, Grafsky EL, Nguyen HN, Haugen E, Steelman SM.
A research team that works on scholarship related to sexual minority issues has been conducting research and recruiting participants since the fall of 2012. In the years since the team was formed, there has been a variety of challenges with recruitment, ap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Herbal first aid kit: Allergy tea, lavender oil and more
THESE home-made remedies are helpful to have on hand when ailments strike. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artist Realizes Only Appropriate Use Of Trump Tweets Is Plant Food
President Donald Trump’s tweets might be polluting the natural environment that is your mind, but they’re finding greater purpose somewhere: specifically, in a subterranean lavender field in New York City. Austrian artist Martin Roth, now based in NYC, is the mad gardener behind an idyllic new art exhibition, which happens to be powered in part by Trump’s 140-character declarations. Nestled inside the Austrian Cultural Forum of Midtown Manhattan, it consists of 200 lavender shrubs that are nurtured by grow lights whose power corresponds with the activities of several social media accounts. That’s ri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This is why you're seeing more purple at the supermarket
If you've been seeing more purple foods in grocery stores — lavender-hued cauliflower, amethyst-colored carrots — that's not a coincidence. National retailer Whole Foods Market has described purple anything, indicative of a high level of antioxidants, as one of the key nutrition trends of 2017.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

15 Tactics to Cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression
You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like grocery shopping can suddenly become overwhelming. If you are a person who suffers from anxiety, insomnia or depression, chances are that one of those statements, or maybe all three, resonate with you. Living and dealing with any of these conditions is not something everyone can understand, as they take a drastic toll on your love, work and social life. Not being able to calm yourself down, get yourself to fall asleep or force yourself to face the day ahead of you are dra...
Source: Psych Central - April 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kate Durocher Tags: Anxiety Depression Mindfulness Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Sleep Caffeine Chronic Insomnia Circadian rhythm Hypnosis overwhelm sleep disorder worry Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant’s Jet Lag Survival Guide
The summer I turned 19, having dropped out of college amid some personal upheaval, I decided to apply to be a flight attendant. I wanted to get out into the world, meet interesting people, and gaze at the ocean from the other side.  I quickly realized being a flight attendant is a very difficult and physically taxing job. I started working at JMC Airlines, a now-shuttered short-haul carrier. In a regular shift, I would travel through 2 to 3 time zones and experience two takeoffs and two landings, traveling from my home in the U.K. to European destinations as varied as Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Salzb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Flight Attendant’s Jet Lag Survival Guide
The summer I turned 19, having dropped out of college amid some personal upheaval, I decided to apply to be a flight attendant. I wanted to get out into the world, meet interesting people, and gaze at the ocean from the other side.  I quickly realized being a flight attendant is a very difficult and physically taxing job. I started working at JMC Airlines, a now-shuttered short-haul carrier. In a regular shift, I would travel through 2 to 3 time zones and experience two takeoffs and two landings, traveling from my home in the U.K. to European destinations as varied as Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Salzb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Therapist's Tips For Making Your Own Self-Care Box
I jokingly like to describe myself as a “self-care evangelist.” Self-care isn’t selfish, rather it is a necessary. Additionally, it is difficult to effectively help others, if you are not taking good care of yourself. There is a reason why flight attendants ask that you “put on your own oxygen mask first, before assisting others.” As a therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, I often speak with my clients about the benefits of regular self-care practices. One idea that I love to introduce is the idea of a “self-care box,” ideally which appeals to the different senses. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Smell Porn: Get A Big Whiff Of The Future
Think porn already stinks? It’s just got a lot bit smellier thanks to the miracle of virtual reality. Adult entertainment company CamSoda is introducing a gas mask designed to enhance its online sex shows by allowing users to smell scents chosen by the performers. People who purchase its “OhRoma” technology will get the mask as well two canisters that fit into it. With the help of an app, the mask pairs with Bluetooth on a user’s smartphone. Users can then watch a cam performer in virtual reality and experience the odors they’ve chosen from their own personal “scent profile.” ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lifestyle Guru Hey Fran Hey Shares 5 Self-Care Tips To Adopt In 2017
Self-care guru and social media personality Francheska Medina, who popularly goes by HeyFranHey, stopped by The Huffington Post Black Voices’ bi-weekly talk show “BV Breakdown” on Thursday to give some timely advice on how to cater to your mental and emotional health.  Fran is also a co-host of the podcast “The Friendzone” where she frequently explores issues of mental health and provides helpful ways to practice self-care. Black Voices’ Senior Editor Lilly Workneh and Associate Editor Taryn Finley, who co-hosted Thursday’s episode of the “BV Breakdown,&rd...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Life Better in 2017
Fresh year, fresh start right? Even if you have been slacking on your brand new resolutions this week, there is still plenty of time to get back on track. If you're like most people, your yearly goals are focused on things that will help make your life better. The list of things that can improve your life is long and varied, and while some items like eating healthier and exercising more are obvious, other ideas aren't. For a different perspective on things that can make your life better this year, check out this list. Learning a New Skill Just because you aren't in school anymore doesn't mean you can't learn new skills...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between emotion regulation difficulties, eating disorder symptoms, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide attempts in a heterogeneous eating disorder sample - Pisetsky EM, Haynos AF, Lavender JM, Crow SJ, Peterson CB.
This study examined the associations between specific dimensions of emotion dysregulation and eating disorder (ED) symptoms and behaviors, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and suicide attempts in a heterogeneous ED sample. METHODS: Part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids? Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids?
Although there is no definitive proof that lavender and tea tree oils act as endocrine disruptors, studies suggest a possible link.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agave Dream Recalls Several Flavors Of Ice Creams In Pint Size Containers Because Of Possible Health Risk
Agave Dream of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Sourc...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 10, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Election Self-Care Detox
For the past umpteen months, we have all been inundated with dramatic news of one of the most heated and unusual elections in our lifetime. Between baseball + politics, my entire Facebook feed has little room for those beautiful life updates that were the old normal. Nervous tension involving every aspect of 2016 presidential election from disgust to passion has consumed our minds and hearts. Casual conversation at the market, gym, with Uber drivers or dinner quickly turn to to the topic of Hillary versus Trump versus moving out of the country. None of us have been able to escape the heated intensity and fear unless we ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news