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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
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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

Lola Berry and Rosemary Stanton go head to head on the top 10 'superfoods'
Liquorice is now on the growing list of Superfoods, fighting depression and even menopause. Two leading nutritionists give their verdict on whether 10 Superfoods are a help or just hype. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2012 at the age of 37, my world was turned upside down. My particular flavor of cancer was stage 1, grade 3, triple negative infiltrating ductal carcinoma. That's a mouthful, huh? I had my bi-lateral mastectomy performed and one month later I began six months of ACT (Adriamycin, Cytoxan, and Taxol) chemotherapy. While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The herbal remedies that can give you high blood pressure: St John's Wort, arnica, ginseng and liquorice can all cause problems, say experts 
Nikki Chapman, 51, from Ditchling, wasn't too concerned when a routine check-up showed her blood pressure was much higher than usual. A tea blend was the source of her problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liquorice helps in fight against tooth decay
Study finds the root has natural plant chemicals that kill mouth bacteria and prevent the build up of plaque (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dr Dominic Campopiano Chemical Communications Liquorice tooth decay oral cavities Source Type: news

Are Diet Sodas Really a Diet Food?
"I'll have a diet soda with my French fries and double bacon cheeseburger. Oh! And one of those apple things," he added, pointing to a pastry. The guy giving the order then looked at me as I waited my turn to order coffee at the highway restaurant rest stop. "Might as well save some calories, " he laughed as he patted his prominent abdomen. I nodded to him as I asked for my coffee to be sweetened with a packet of the blue non-calorie sweetener. We all seem to do it: eat a high-calorie meal but drink a no-calorie beverage sweetened with something artificial, munch on a bag of potato chips along with a d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural licorice compound helps the body protect skin from sun damage
(NaturalNews) A chemical extracted from licorice root may help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation - without blocking that radiation and interfering with vitamin D synthesis - according to a study conducted by researchers from Beiersdorf... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: 'Liquorice Allsorts cured my cramp'
In his weekly round-up of reader's questions, Dr LeFanu addresses over-zealous concerns about food allergies and strange remedies for cramp (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cures Doctor's diary health advice Liquorice Allsorts James Le Fanu cramp Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: 'Liquorice Allsorts cured my cramp'
In his weekly round-up of reader's questions, Dr LeFanu addresses over-zealous concerns about food allergies and strange remedies for cramp (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cures Doctor's diary health advice Liquorice Allsorts James Le Fanu cramp Source Type: news

Italian boy suffers multiple seizures after overdosing on LIQUORICE
The boy was consuming almost double the recommended amount of glycyrrhizin - liquorice's active ingredient - which caused seizures, say doctors from the University of Bologna, Italy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Licorice manufacturers encouraged to state daily limit of consumption
A recent case study details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice sweets. The boy was admitted to hospital in Bologna, Italy after suffering a 2 minute tonic-clonic seizure. A cluster of another three generalized seizures occurred in the next few hours. The boy also complained of a bad headache and had high blood pressure. Doctors discovered that he had been eating at least 20 licorice sweets each day for the past four months. This resulted in the consumption of 2.88 mg/kg of glycyrrhizic acid (one of the active ingredients of licorice), well above the World Health Organiza...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Licorice manufacturers encouraged to state daily limit of consumption
(Elsevier) A recent case study published in Pediatric Neurology details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice sweets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 27th February 2015
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today - dry eyes and statins, cancer treatment consequences, head nodding, vitamin supplements and liquorice allsorts - a cure for cramp? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gopo James Le Fanu. Dr James online clinic SAD Metformin vitamin D Manuka honey Source Type: news

Licorice extract protects the skin from UV-induced stress
(Wiley) New research published in the Jan. 2015 issue of Experimental Dermatology introduces a new plant-derived agent which protects skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet irradiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Woman’s seizure linked to daily liquorice habit, doctors believe
Patient (56) ended up in hospital with headache, nausea and high blood pressure (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman’s seizure linked to daily liquorice intake, doctors believe
Patient (56) ended up in hospital with headache, nausea and high blood pressure (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea
Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed with a wide variety of herbs and spices -- going herbal will add new flavor to your life. You can reap benefits for both your mind and your body by engaging in the centuries-old tradition of tea drinking. Since the world of herbal tea is so vast, we’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to put together an A-to-Z...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news