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Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver — Health Ranger
(Natural News) In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Woman drinks three cups of liquorice tea every day
Doctors at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the woman was consuming 'at least nine times above the safe limit' of glycyrrhizin - a compound found in liquorice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns black licorice can cause heart arrythmia
Beware of black licorice this Halloween if you're over 40, the FDA warns. Eating two ounces for two weeks or more can lower potassium levels, leading to heart arrhythmias and high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t overdose on black licorice, FDA warns
The agency warns that the old-fashioned treat has been linked to heart troubles (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't accidentally overdose on black licorice this Halloween, the FDA warns
If Halloween is your excuse for endlessly indulging in candy (and of course it is), go slow on the black licorice. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Don't OD on Black Licorice This Halloween
For people 40 and older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could trigger an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) and other troubles, the agency warned in advance of Halloween. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Black Licorice Warning; Obamacare Questions; Haunted Hospitals
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Black Licorice For Halloween
Black licorice is a bit like Ben Affleck as Batman. People seem to either really love it or hate it. If you love it, take these precautions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

One More Reason Why Black Licorice Is a Halloween Trick (and Not a Treat) (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA is reminding people to keep the black licorice in check. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Warns You Can ‘ Overdose ’ On Black Licorice This Halloween
WASHINGTON (CBS) – Before you go to town on your Halloween candy this year, there’s one treat you should consume with caution. The FDA is sharing a warning about the potential dangers of black licorice. “As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy – or, more precisely, black licorice,” the FDA says. Trick or treat – gearing up for candy consumption? ✓ out this video to learn how eating too much black licorice can be harmful. pic.twitter.com/aaHVdqm505 — U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) October 30, 2017 Black licorice contains glycyrrhizin, which can cause a drop in your body’s p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News black licorice Halloween Source Type: news

Don't OD on Black Licorice This Halloween, FDA Warns
MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 -- Black licorice candy may be more trick than treat for adults, according to a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning. For people 40 and older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?
Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wall Street Journal follows Natural News, covers licorice root molecule that can make alcohol safer to drink
(Natural News) Has someone at the Wall Street Journal been following Natural News? It sure seems like it, as the paper recently published a piece on a topic that the mainstream media usually ignores: The power of nature and the difficulties often encountered by those who want to bring products with natural ingredients to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mainstream media trying to discourage women from using licorice root extract, saying it "interferes" with all the toxic medications they're supposed to swallow
(Natural News) As people become increasingly drawn to natural remedies, pharmaceutical companies are doing all they can to draw them back over to the dark side of conventional medication, and one common tactic is scaring them away from popular herbal remedies. Women who are hoping to find some relief from menopause have long turned to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetes & Hypertension; Licorice Root Warning
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liquorice pills can interfere with other medication
Liquorice pills are said to reduce hot flushes by 80% and reduce bone thinning. But a new Illinois study found they can interfere with the way the liver processes other drugs and may be harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause aid liquorice can  interfere with medications
Liquorice pills are said to reduce hot flushes by 80% and reduce bone thinning. But a new Illinois study found they can interfere with the way the liver processes other drugs and may be harmful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liquorice pills combat menopause but could pose a health risk
WOMEN who take trendy liquorice pills to take some of the misery out of the menopause have been warned they can interfere with other medications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The Link Between Black Licorice And Fetal Health
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    -- 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: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The Link Between Black Licorice And Fetal Health
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.    -- 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 - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Licorice During Pregnancy Tied to Problems in Children
Children whose mothers consumed the most licorice averaged seven points lower on I.Q. tests than those whose mothers ate little or no licorice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Candy Intelligence and Intelligence Tests (IQ) Source Type: news

Morning Break: Sudanese Doc Back in U.S.; Male Contraceptive Gel; Black Licorice Danger
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is licorice intake during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring?
Researchers have associated high licorice intake in pregnancy with the development of poorer memory and ADHD-like behaviors in offspring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Does eating liquorice in pregnancy raise the risk of ADHD?
Conclusion This study provides evidence of some link between how much liquorice a pregnant woman eats and earlier puberty in girls, but not boys. It also shows some association between pregnant women eating liquorice and their children scoring lower for intelligence and being more likely to have ADHD. However, this study has some limitations to consider: Glycyrrhizin is found in other food products, such as chewing gum, sweets, cookies, ice creams, herbal teas, and herbal and traditional medicines, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The amount of these products the women ate was not reported, which means ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Reasons to avoid liquorice while pregnant from Scientists
Scientists from the University of Helsinki are unsure if there is a safe limit of glycyrrhizin - found in liquorice - for pregnant women due to its harmful effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Reveals Pregnant Women Should Avoid Liquorice
Study reveals women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 3, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: news

Pregnant women should avoid liquorice: Study
Amy WallaceFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have found that consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy can impact a developing fetus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women should avoid liquorice
A new study supports food recommendations that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The limit for safe consumption is not known. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A new study confirms: Pregnant women should avoid liquorice
(University of Helsinki) A new Finnish study supports food recommendations for families with children in that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The limit for safe consumption is not known. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal 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

Licorice contains powerful breast cancer-killing properties
(NaturalNews) It seems as though people either love it or hate it, but one thing is for sure: licorice is a powerhouse of immune-boosting and cancer-fighting nutrition that, when used properly, has been shown to help minimize one's risk of developing "The Big C," and specifically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Illinois finds that you should not eat licorice if you're trying for a baby
The findings by the University of Illinois call into question the validity of marketing campaigns that urge women to drink licorice tea to combat estrogen deficiency during menopause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Licorice may lower sex hormone production, reduce fertility
A preliminary study found that a compound in licorice called isoliquiritigenin reduced the production of sex hormones in ovarian follicles of mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Licorice compound interferes with sex hormones in mouse ovary, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the first study to examine the effects of this chemical on the ovary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Licorice compound interferes with sex hormones in ovary, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. This is the first study to examine the effects of this chemical on the ovary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists decode the genome of Chinese licorice
A group of scientists has decoded the genome of Glycyrrhiza uralensis, or Chinese licorice, a plant that is important for its use in Chinese medicine and as a natural sweetener. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists decode the genome of Chinese licorice
(RIKEN) In research published in The Plant Journal, a group of scientists led by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have decoded the genome of Glycyrrhiza uralensis, or Chinese licorice, a plant that is important for its use in Chinese medicine and as a natural sweetener. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 3, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biocompatible fibers to use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease
A biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber has now been created from hydrogel -- an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. The fiber, which is as bendable as a rope of licorice, may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers create stretchy, biocompatible optical fibers
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers from MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a biocompatible and highly stretchable optical fiber made from hydrogel -- an elastic, rubbery material composed mostly of water. The fiber, which is as bendable as a rope of licorice, may one day be implanted in the body to deliver therapeutic pulses of light or light up at the first sign of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

One Question To Transform Your Relationship With Food
This is a very simple, yet very profound idea - and it's one that, if asked consistently has the potential to transform your relationship with food, and indeed yourself! What if you were to ask yourself this one question, each time you ate something. What might happen as a result? Here's the question: Do I need nourishment or nurturing? So simple and so powerful, don't you think? The thing is food solves one problem: the need for nourishment. But it is often used to nurture ourselves as well. It stands in for the hug we ache for; the understanding we wish for; the love we're missing; the rest we very much need; the s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than Intention
The work for cancer prevention requires more than intention; it requires effort. The work we do is not cutting edge. However, it is thoughtful and requires hard focused work. So much of the way we operate in this world is about responding to suffering, and we can either do something after the fact, or work to prevent it. Personally, when I see people suffering it haunts me. Those images will live in my head and my heart. Prevention is our response to cancer; it's not everyone's, but it is for our organization, Less Cancer. For me, it's all about preventing the unspeakable suffering that cancer brings. And it's a win-win...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Libido
By Hallie Levine Here today, gone tomorrow--your libido can be puzzling, to say the least. But that ebb and flow is completely natural, says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago: "All women go through periods when they feel especially frisky, as well as times when they just seem to have lost their mojo." Read on to learn about the many reasons your libido may come and go, and how to find it when you miss it. Curious about aphrodisiacs? We've got those too, from strawberries to Savasana. RELATED: 9 Things Every Woman Must Know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charlie, the Kangaroo Hero
For many military veterans, the support of therapy animals can be life-changing. For residents at a Salt Lake City veterans home, the same holds true. Though where one may be accustomed to seeing a dog or cat fill such a role, at the William E. Christoffersen Salt Lake City Veterans Home a rather unusual animal is getting the job done. Charlie, a one-year-old baby red kangaroo is providing love and support to dozens of delighted residents. The impact of therapy animals is well known, but Charlie the therapy kangaroo brings an entirely different dimension to this wonderful time-tested concept. The veterans love having ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jordan Scott Tags: SAF kangaroo Red Cross hero Red Cross Utah therapy therapy animal veterans vets Source Type: news

Cough syrup recalled because it has morphine
A California-based company is voluntarily recalling cough syrup because it contains morphine, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The agency announced that Master Herbs, Inc. distributed 100ml bottles of Licorice Cough Liquid with the opioi... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Master Herbs, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Licorice Coughing Liquid Due to the Presence of Morphine
Pomona, CA, Master Herbs, Inc. is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS of Licorice Coughing Liquid, cough syrup in 100 ml bottles to the consumer level. This product has been found to contain morphine, which is an opioid, and it is not declared on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 21, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Licorice Coughing Liquid OTC Cough Syrup by Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group: CDER Alert - Contains Unidentified Morphine
Effects of morphine can include, but are not limited to, severe allergic reactions, respiratory depression, and death. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - January 16, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The 10 best stress-busting foods revealed and the good news is that chocolate's on the list
Stress can make us crave junk food and increase our levels of fat-promoting stress hormones, says nutritionist Charlotte Watts. But foods such as berries, nuts, liquorice and kale have been proven to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Out Your New Notebooks and Pencils. It's Time to Eat Smart. 12 Things You Need to Stop Eating Right Now
It's that back-to-school, back-to-work time of year when we buy new notebooks and pencils and want a fresh start. For me, that means putting away the hamburgers, hot dogs and black raspberry ice cream I allowed myself to eat all summer, and getting back to the business of eating right. It was hard to deprive myself during my treatment over the last eight months for Stage I breast cancer. During chemotherapy, when everything tasted like wet cement, I turned to eating sugary cereals and licorice candy when they were the only things that tasted good. OK, watermelon also remained delicious, but when you are holding the "...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news