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How Slovenia is helping its ‘baby dragons’
The eyeless subterranean salamanders that live in the watery depths of Postojna Cave are under threat – but there’s hope in sightPostojna Cave in Slovenia is one of Europe ’s longest cave networks and one of the world’s most spectacular subterranean tourist sites. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year to gaze at its wonders: its huge stalactites and stalagmites, its curtains of coloured rock and bridges that have been carved out of the local limes tone by the river Pivka over millions of years.Given such glories, it is not surprising that few tourists take note of the two concrete h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Endangered species Conservation Science Biology Animals Wildlife Environment Slovenia Europe World news Source Type: news

Minnesota man burned squeezing limes in the sun
The condition is like a sunburn mixed with poison ivy, said a skin expert (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orange a day cuts the risk of dementia by a quarter
Daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter, a new study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When It's Not A Sunburn But A Sun Allergy
As it gets warmer and people start spending more time outside, I have more and more patients coming into my office and complaining of a “sun allergy.” A sun allergy is really a layman’s term, which refers to a number of conditions when a rash occurs on skin that has been exposed to the sun. These are also referred to as photosensitive disorders or photodermatoses, and can be broadly categorized into the following medical terms: idiopathic photodermatoses, exogenous photodermatoses, photoexacerbated dermatoses, genetic photodermatoses, and metabolic photodermatoses. Sounds complicated, right?  A...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune cells derived from specialised progenitors
(University of Bonn) Dendritic cells are gatekeepers of Immunity. Up to now dendritic cell subtypes were thought to develop from one common progenitor. Now, in a joint effort, researchers from A*STAR Singapore Immunology Network, LIMES-Institute and cluster of excellence ImmunoSensation from University of Bonn and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases were able to show with single cell resolution that this important component of the human immune system develops from specialized progenitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tomatoes, Limes and Sex-Selective Abortions
Credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2017 (IPS)When Bimla Chandrasekharan saw that women who gave birth to baby girls were being sent out of the house by their angry husbands and mothers-in-law she realised a basic biology lesson was needed.“We start educating them on this XY chromosome,” Chandrasekharan who is Founder and Director of Indian women’s rights organisation EKTA told IPS. “(But) we don’t say XY chromosome, we do it with tomatoes and limes. ‘Tomato tomato’ it becomes a girl, ‘tomato lim...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Femicide India Patriarchal Societies UN Wo Source Type: news

Farmers Supported Trump. His Proposals Have Them Thinking Again
When President Donald Trump was elected last fall, it was with an apparent majority of the nation’s farmers behind him. But now, three weeks since Trump’s inauguration, some of those farmers appear to be having second thoughts. Dairy farmers and fruit and vegetable growers, both of whom rely heavily on an immigrant workforce to harvest their goods, are expressing fears that Trump’s promise to up immigration enforcement and build a border wall with Mexico could eliminate much of its workforce. Commodity farmers are also concerned that a 20-percent import tax on Mexican goods ― an idea the Trump admi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Fat and Mangoes - AARP
14 hours ago ... American consumption of vegetable oil, avocados and limes has skyrocketed in the past 40 years. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Guards of the human immune system unraveled
(University of Bonn) Dendritic cells represent an important component of the immune system: they recognize and engulf invaders, which subsequently triggers a pathogen-specific immune response. Scientists of the University Hospital Erlangen of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-N ü rnberg and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn gained substantial knowledge of human dendritic cells, which might contribute to the development of immune therapies in the future. The results were recently published in the journal Science Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

As autumn leaves fall, subversion is in the air
Wenlock EdgeI listen for owls and smell the wet leaves that awaken some wordless feeling like a very misty memoryThis has been one of the most vivid autumns I can remember. Days of clear skies and bright sunlight have been plenty this year, and apart from some fog there have yet to be many washouts or frosts. This warm, sunny, weather has been wonderful in the trees, and the furnace colours of oak, birch and beech, the buttery sycamores and field maples, lemony ash and golden syrup limes, have been spectacular. But surely this happens every year, more or less?Every year thedeciduous trees change colour before falling. Ever...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Paul Evans Tags: Autumn Rural affairs Environment UK news Trees and forests Plants Fungi Biology Science Source Type: news

Bartenders beware: Limes and sun a dangerous combo
A compound found in limes, lemons and other foods can lead to blistering burns in the sun (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"It's A Scandal" -Daryl Hall on Doctors Denying Chronic Lyme
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fine-tuning for intestinal immune cells
(University of Bonn) An international team of researchers under the leadership of the LIMES Institute and the excellence cluster ImmunoSensation of the University of Bonn unraveled a new regulatory mechanism how food components and environmental factors influence the immune system. Various substances present in the intestines can bind to an important controller, the Ah receptor. This system is in turn regulated by the Ah receptor repressor and as a result, it influences the degree of the immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Take the Lyme Disease Challenge: Make My Birthday Wish Come True
Although I have a background in writing about health and mental illness, I had never done so from a personal point of view until last fall when I began to discuss Lyme disease here. Within hours of the first article's publication, I had received a dozen emails, tweets and Facebook messages from Lyme patients, researchers, advocates and others. Within a couple of days, at least a hundred people had contacted me. I never expected such a reaction--but the reason I decided to write about Lyme is that when I was in diagnostic hell, I had no idea where to look for information, or even what to look for. (Yes, I ended a sentence ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers reveal GM fruits with added 'superfood' protein
Researchers from the University of Florida have created a purple-pulped version of the citrus fruit, by genetically engineering limes with similar factors to grape skin and blood orange pulp. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Limes: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information
Find out all about limes, including nutritional information, their potential health benefits and simple ways to incorporate more of them into your diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

In The Marshall Islands, Traditional Agriculture And Healthy Eating Are A Climate Change Strategy
LAURA VILLAGE, Marshall Islands -- Holding in his hand a bunch of what he called mountain apples, Steve Lepton grinned like a kid with a new toy. “Oh, it’s good,” he said. “Yesterday I didn’t find any fruit on this one. Wow, this is great. They’re getting red.” The delicate little fruit is crunchy like an apple and sweet. It’s a popular snack in the Marshall Islands, Lepton told The WorldPost, but kids pickle it with salt and Kool-Aid, which defeats the purpose of eating fruit in the first place.  As the Global Climate and Health Alliance made clear with an announcement ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

In The Marshall Islands, Traditional Agriculture And Healthy Eating Are A Climate Change Strategy
LAURA VILLAGE, Marshall Islands -- Holding in his hand a bunch of what he called mountain apples, Steve Lepton grinned like a kid with a new toy. “Oh, it’s good,” he said. “Yesterday I didn’t find any fruit on this one. Wow, this is great. They’re getting red.” The delicate little fruit is crunchy like an apple and sweet. It’s a popular snack in the Marshall Islands, Lepton told The WorldPost, but kids pickle it with salt and Kool-Aid, which defeats the purpose of eating fruit in the first place.  As the Global Climate and Health Alliance made clear with an announcement ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Where are We Going? Limes Research in Germany and in Israel
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) A conference to be held by the Department of Ancient Studies of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz on Oct. 26-27, 2015 will illustrate how ancient security issues have maintained their topicality. Using the example of the Roman military frontier known as the Limes, archaeologists from Germany and Israel will examine the challenges facing the research of Roman military facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Archaeologists discover 'Roman Village' in Gernsheim
During their first Gernsheim dig last year, archaeologists suspected that a small Roman settlement must have also existed there in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman village, built in part on the foundations of the fort after the soldiers left. This probably occurred around 120 AD. At the time the cohort (about 500 soldiers) was transferred from the Rhine to the Limes, and a period of peace lasting until about 260 AD began for the Roman village (which was part of the Roman province of Germania Superior) with the "Pax Romana". (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Supporting community health, one bag of produce at a time
Deb Dickerson patiently waits at Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot for the bi-weekly delivery from Fair Foods, a non-profit that distributes surplus fresh fruits and vegetables at various locations around Boston. It’s raining and the truck is running a little late but Deb, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Director of Family, Youth and Community Programs, stays hopeful as always. When the truck arrives, Deb throws open the front doors of the health center and greets the truck with open arms. A first peek inside the crates reveals red and yellow tomatoes on the vine, fresh apples,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 2, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: All posts Healthful eating Martha Eliot Health Center nutrition primary care Source Type: news

Orange juice and grapefruit linked to melanoma skin cancer
Conclusion This study aimed to assess the association between psoralens found in citrus fruit and melanoma risk. A link was observed between orange juice, fresh grapefruit and overall citrus consumption, with grapefruit causing the highest level of increased risk. The researchers say this is because there are higher levels of psoralens in grapefruits than other citrus fruits. The strengths of this study are its prospective design, large sample size and long-term follow-up. However, the sample was composed of US health professionals, who may have very different diet and lifestyle habits from most US citizens, which limit...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Source Type: news

Man making margaritas gets second-degree burns after rare reaction to the LIMES
A Florida man suffered a bizarre chemical reaction to limes so severe while making margaritas over Memorial Day weekend that he was rushed to the hospital with second degree burns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man making margaritas gets serious burns from limes
Little-known chemical reaction of lime juice and sunlight can cause serious injury (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitness Trainer Tricks to Get Fit
I am often asked for my trainer tricks or what I do to get and stay fit. People ask what I do when the munchies strike, how often I work out, and if I ever indulge in adult beverages! The answer is YES, I do, but I live by the 80/20 rule. (Actually, I'm closer to the 90/10 rule.) I stick to healthy habits 90 percent of the time and allow for some indulgence 10 percent of the time. Here are some of the things I do regularly to stay fit. Breakfast: For breakfast, I typically make a green smoothie with frozen banana and pineapple, almond milk, coconut extract, kale and spinach. I just stuff all of the ingredients in the blen...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunburns strike twice
(University of Bonn) Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University Hospital and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn has now discovered that sunburns contribute not only through direct alteration of pigment cell genomes but also indirectly through inflammatory processes in the surrounding tissue. The results are now being published in 'Nature.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 26, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HDL finding may lead to molecular approach for treating inflammation
High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as "good cholesterol", protects against dangerous deposits in the arteries. An important function of HDL is its anti-inflammatory properties. An international research team at the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University Hospital of Bonn and the LIMES Institute at the University of Bonn has identified a central switch by which HDL controls the inflammatory response. The results are presented in the current issue of Nature Immunology. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

How 'good cholesterol' stops inflammation
(University of Bonn) High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as "good cholesterol," protects against dangerous deposits in the arteries. An important function of HDL is its anti-inflammatory properties. An international research team at the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University Hospital of Bonn and the LIMES Institute at the University of Bonn has identified a central switch by which HDL controls the inflammatory response. The results are presented in the current issue of "Nature Immunology." (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to balance the flavours in your cooking
Sweet, salt, bitter, sour and umami – is getting taste right an art or a science?Heinz is not the market leader in tomato ketchups for nothing. In his exhaustive New Yorker essay on why no other make can compete for the ketchup crown, Malcolm Gladwell concludes that Heinz's secret lies in its perfect balance of the five basic tastes: sweet, salt, bitter, sour and umami. Granted, branding is influential, but you don't shift 650m bottles each year unless it tastes good. There's no doubt that a perfect balance of tastes is essential in achieving ultimate deliciousness.It can be galling when you follow a new recipe to th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Food & drink Life and style Science Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Vitamin C
(HealthCastle.com) Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn't store it. It is found in high amounts in many fruits and vegetables. Scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency) was first discovered in British sailors who were not consuming many foods that contained Vitamin C. From then on they carried Vitamin C–packed limes on their voyages.  Recommended Intakes The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for Vitamin C are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - October 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Fruit how to: Lemon-lime fruit dip
Want a new way to enjoy fresh fruit? Make your . . . (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plantwatch: Britain's native lime tree
Warm sunshine brought out masses of wildflowers this summer, including many rarities such as the lesser butterfly orchid. Lime trees also did well in the heat – they need hot summers to flower and set seeds. Unfortunately, limes have a bad reputation for the sticky mess they drop on cars parked underneath them in streets, but the culprit is actually a foreign species of lime, and the sticky stuff is honeydew made by masses of aphids feeding on the leaves.The native British lime, though, is one of our most ancient plants, dating back to the end of the last ice age, but is at its most northerly limits in the UK because...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: The Guardian Trees and forests Features Plants Environment Science Source Type: news