Medical News Today: Can mangoes protect heart and gut health?
A small-scale study has found that consuming mango regularly might improve cardiovascular health and have a positive effect on gut bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Mangoes helped improve cardiovascular and gut health in women
(Weber Shandwick Chicago) A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangoes a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
A mango a day could help relieve digestive problems
The fruit, which contains both fibre and nutrients called polyphenols, is said to treat constipation and gut inflammation more effectively than an equivalent amount of fibre powder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
San Francisco mulls ban on flavored vaping liquids, menthols
R.J. Reynolds is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to convince San Francisco voters to reject a sales ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and vaping liquids with flavors like cotton candy, mango and cool cucumber (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news
Kenya:As Fruit Trees Fall, a Hunger Threat Looms in Kenya
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kajuki -When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Insect farms gear up to feed soaring global protein demand
LANGLEY, British Columbia (Reuters) - Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminum bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Nigeria:How Mango, Banana, Plantain Cause Terminal Illnesses - Investigation
[Daily Trust] Artificial ripening of fruits with calcium carbide has continued in the country exposing consumers to high risk of developing cancer, kidney and heart diseases, Daily Trust reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Good for far more than just smoothies, mango has a fascinating history
(Natural News) Mango (Mangifera indica), the fruit that is commonly known for making smoothies, not only has a fascinating history but also contains many health benefits. Mango is a tropical tree that is native to India and Myanmar, and has been cultivated since 2,000 BCE. Around 1,000 years ago, it was introduced to Africa, and to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Teens Are ‘Juuling’ At School. Here’s What That Means
The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all. The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive and can be charged in a laptop’s USB port, accounted for 33% of the e-cigarette market as of late 2017, according to Wells Fargo data. And while the product is made for and legally available only to adults older than 21, its “growth appears to be due to growth with the 18 to 24 year old age group,” according to a Wells Fargo report. In many cases, media reports suggest, these devices are being used by kids and teenagers even younger than that — w...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news
Uganda:Hospital Operates Without Incinerator for 30 Years
[Monitor] Nakaseke -As she sits on a mat under a mango tree outside the hospital, 82-year-old Dorotia Nakiwolo wants to have her lunchtime meal as she inhales fresh air but the odour around her is unbearable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
New study 'sheds light' on sun's role in mitigating fungal disease of mango fruit
(American Phytopathological Society) The occurrence of stem end rot (SER) during storage means major losses for mango fruit growers and suppliers. In a recent Phytobiomes journal article, Diskin and colleagues show promising new research that explores sunlight's role in cultivating a beneficial mix of microorganisms that help mitigate SER. The research, discussed through their article titled, 'Microbiome Alterations Are Correlated with Occurrence of Postharvest Stem-End Rot in Mango Fruit,' offers a detailed account of their study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Four simple steps to a lean body
If I told you to eat what you love and cut back on your workouts if you want to lose weight, you might tell me I’m crazy. Diet and fitness “experts” certainly would. But their terrible advice about fitness and nutrition has led to the current obesity epidemic. Nearly 40% of Americans are now obese and nearly 70% are overweight. And the problem is only getting worse. A new study in the prestigious JAMA medical journal reports that more people are giving up on trying to lose weight.1 Researchers asked 27,350 overweight and obese adults whether they had tried to lose weight in the past 12 months. Since 198...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Victoria and Abdul Author on the Movie ’s Unlikely Story: ‘It Sounds Like a Fantasy’
The first time Shrabani Basu heard of Abdul Karim, she was carrying out research for a book about the history of curry in the late 1990s. A few years later, while on holiday with her family, she came across a painting of Karim in Osborne House, a former private home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the U.K.’s Isle of Wight. Basu was immediately struck by the fact that Karim — whom she thought was a servant — had been painted “beautifully, in red and gold,” with a book in his hand. “I knew that Abdul Karim had come from India to England to serve Queen Victoria in 1887, but the portr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized movies victoria and abdul Source Type: news
Mangos could prevent heart disease and diabetes
Funded by the US-based National Mango Board, the 'comprehensive' review also showed benefits for brain, skin and gut health. But critics have hit back at the findings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scientific study review presents health promoting potential of mangoes
(Wild Hive) Research continually unveils new insights about mangoes and their role in the diet for health. According to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature published in the May issue of Food& Function, mangoes and their individual components have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, which may help to reduce risk for chronic disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Mangoes might be the ultimate superfood for diabetes: New science finds they control both blood sugar and blood pressure
(Natural News) Eating mangoes may hold potential in preventing metabolic disorders and diabetes, according to four separate studies presented at the 2017 Experimental Biology Conference. In one of the studies, a team of researchers at the Texas A&M University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science examined how lean and obese individuals absorbed, metabolized, and excreted gallic acid, galloyl glycosides, and gallotannin following mango... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Gambia: Health Minister Visits Health Facilities in Urr
[Daily Observer] The minister of Health and Social Welfare Saffie Lowe-Ceesay and her Senior Management Team as part of their familiarisation tour to the health facilities and regions last Saturday visited Basse District Hospital, Chinese Mango Clinic and the Regional Health Management Team in the Upper River Region (URR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news
NOW Health Group Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™ Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter -- Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product Code E0542, Lot# 2125156. An FDA fol low-up inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier’s facility revealed these lots have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fa...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
NOW Health Group Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions ™ Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions ™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter -- Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product Code E0542, Lot# 2125156. An FDA follow-up inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier ’ s facility revealed these lots have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book
Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible taskI meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It ’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. For one thing, there is the peculiar food he is trying to make me eat at only 10 o’clock: a pie fille d with grey-looking onions, mushrooms and nuts, which tastes powerfully of chilli. For another, there is the fact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Books Cancer Cancer research Russell Brand Culture Health Medical research Source Type: news
New human studies show multiple health benefits from consuming mangos
(Wild Hive) Emerging human studies on mango consumption have found potential health benefits associated with the superfruit including improved blood pressure, blood sugar control, and gut health. The research, conducted by of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Oklahoma State University, was presented during the 2017 Experimental Biology conference in Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?
Rural women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy IPS World DeskROME, May 26 2017 (IPS)Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 per cent– of employment in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new United Na...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Hope for plant-based contraceptive, study claims
Conclusion This laboratory study aimed to investigate a variety of steroid hormones and plant compounds to look at their effect on sperm activation and ability to fertilise an egg. The researchers confirmed that the hormone progesterone present in the female reproductive tract seems to be needed to activate sperm and make them able to fertilise an egg. The also found that two plant compounds, pristimerin and lupeol, were able to block the sites on the sperm that are activated by progesterone. This means these two compounds could have a potential contraceptive action. But it's far too early to say whether new contraceptiv...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news
Failing Fast: Does It Apply to Health Care?
May 09, 2017When you're developing new ideas or tech, failure isn't such a bad thing. But for health workers, it means something else.I had the good fortune of attending and presenting at the 2017 SwitchPoint conference, organized by Intrahealth International, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. SwitchPoint brings together musicians, innovators, health practitioners, and a wider range of people working in global health and humanitarian response, for a few days of information sharing and soul searching.The event is highly produced (while I was waiting to give my talk, the people upfront radioed backs...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news
Women Basically Ensure The Survival Of Their Communities In Rural Kenya
KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya ― Each morning before the heat rises, Kanze Kahindi sets out from her one-room hut near the village of Changojeni for a six-mile walk to the nearest small river. She returns eight hours later, balancing a yellow 5-gallon jerrycan of water on her head. Her chest and legs ache when she finally deposits the 42-pound container in her home, but there’s barely time to rest. Soon she’ll be cleaning and cooking food for her eight children. While men in communities like Kahindi’s till land and care for livestock, women and girls arguably have the most important responsibility when it comes t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
La Granja INC. Recalls Mango Flavored Ice cream Because of Possible Health Risk
La Granja INC of Doraville Georgia is recalling 4000 units of Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms pain and diarrhea. Long term complications can include severe arthritis. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Improve Your Mood With Turmeric Root (Curcumin)
"Dr. Sears," C.R. asked me, "I know curcumin is good for treating a lot of things, but can it improve someone's mood?" This morning, one of the women on my staff, C.R., came into my office to talk to me about her 15-year-old son. He'd been irritable and moody and sleeping a lot lately. Most mornings, he'd miss the bus to school and then stress about being late. But today, he was up on time with his backpack packed and a smile on his face. C.R. even heard him whistling in the shower! And he was at the bus stop 10 minutes early. C. R. started taking curcumin supplements a few weeks ago. She ha...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Mango Health, Express Scripts announce strategic investment, longterm partnership
Digital health company Mango Health, which makes a gamified app for patient engagement and medication adherence, has announced a strategic investment from — and longterm partnership with — Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States. The amount of the investment was undisclosed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
The new op for a twisted knee that HALVES recovery time
There is now a less invasive operation for a common knee injury, an anterior cruciate ligament tear. Mango Kerr, a loss adjuster from Lanark, became one of the first to the new procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Uganda: S.4 Student Falls to Her Death From Mango Tree
[Monitor] Budaka -Residents of Nakisenyi village, Lyama sub-county in Budaka District were left in shock after an 18-year-old girl fell from a mango tree and died on spot. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2017 Category: African Health 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
13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mouse study shows antibody can soothe raging, nerve-driven poison ivy itch
Scientists have developed a strategy to stop the uncontrollable itch caused by urushiol, the oily sap common to poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak and even mango trees. The team found that by blocking an immune system protein in the skin with an antibody, they could halt the processes that tell the brain the skin is itchy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
How To Protect Your Eyesight
If you’re one of the 40% of Americans who wears glasses or contact lenses for distance viewing, you probably believe your bad vision is genetic. It’s not. But the belief that myopia — or nearsightedness — is hereditary is so prevalent that no one even questions it. If you have trouble seeing faraway objects, you’ll just be given a prescription for glasses. Your eye doctor isn’t interested in finding out the true cause of your poor eyesight. Myopia Epidemic And that’s a shame, because the rates of myopia are rising in epidemic proportions around the world. It’s even worse in ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - September 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Why You Should Watch Out For These 5 Gnarly Chemicals In Your Clothing
As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Style will focus the month of September on simple ways to educate yourself on becoming a better consumer. Fast fashion is wildly enticing. A super-cute skirt for $20? A graphic tee for $10? Yes, yes, we will crack into our paychecks for these. But, as with anything, what’s the true cost? And what is this stuff we love actually made of? Turns out, some really gross stuff. Now, you may be thinking: “So what? My clothes are made of weird chemicals. What does that matter to me?” Chemicals can permeate your skin, which is constantly elim...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Mangoes help fight obesity and diabetes, according to research
EATING mangoes can ward off obesity and diabetes, research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mango and the microbiota: Potential role of this superfruit in maintaining gut health
(Wild Hive) Research published in the Journal of Nutrition has for the first time, documented the potential effects of mango consumption on gut microbiota of mice. When samples were compared from the beginning to the end of the study period, mango supplementation was found to prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria often induced by a high-fat diet. This is an important finding as specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may play a role in obesity and obesity-related complications, such as type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 7, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Could this fruit solve an impending chocolate crisis?
Chocolate lovers, your beloved snack may have just been saved by another sweet treat: mangoes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Disturbing Secret Behind The World’s Most Expensive Coffee
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. It’s the world’s most expensive coffee, and it’s made from poop. Or rather, it’s made from coffee beans that are partially digested and then pooped out by the civet, a catlike creature. A cup of kopi luwak, as it’s known, can sell for as much as $80 in the United States. Found in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the civet has a long tail like a monkey, face markings like a raccoon, and stripes or spots on its body. It plays an important role in the food chain, eating insects and small reptiles in addition to fruits lik...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Something to Think About: Telling sweet from sour
How to deal with difficult people. Dear friend, I have had a very long love affair with mangoes. Yet I can ’t always tell the sweet ones from the sour. Color isn’t always a good guide. Some mangoes are perfectly ripe when green; others turn yellow, orange, or red by the time their mealy starches turn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin
We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves. To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that. Some of our biggest beauty concerns have to do with appearance of aging skin - wrinkles, discoloration, adult acne, and sagging skin. There are many factors that can determine how well ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Bali Natural Herbs and Their Uses
It’s here, and it’s beautiful! The first printing of my newest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise, just arrived. I haven’t felt this proud since I opened my Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. The vibrant colors and authentic photography set this book apart. How can a book measure up to an entire wellness clinic, you ask? Well, it’s the end result of a lifelong challenge I’ve given myself… to bring ancient healing knowledge to people like you all over the world. As modern medicine continues to make “advances,” I cringe as more and more knowledge is left by the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 26, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news
UCLA psychiatrist composes opera to tell hope-filled story about schizophrenia
On the face of it, the nightmarish struggles of a young woman diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia may seem to be unlikely material for musical theater, let alone an opera. But for UCLA psychiatrist and occasional opera composer Dr. Kenneth Wells, it was the perfect inspiration for his second opera, “The Center Cannot Hold,” which opens tonight at the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, with additional performances July 10 and 16. Joseph Mango/UCLA Dr. Kenneth Wells and Elyn Saks watch a dress rehearsal of Wells' opera about her struggles with schizophrenia. She served as co-librettist. “The Center Cannot Ho...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
What Is Fentanyl? The Facts About the Opioid That Caused Prince's Death
By Alison Mango Amid all the speculation and controversy, the death of legendary artist Prince has been officially ruled an accidental opioid overdose. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Minnesota released an autopsy report yesterday listing the cause of his death as an accident, and citing fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid painkiller approved for treating very severe pain. While it's in the same class as more commonly prescribed opioids (such as oxycodone), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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
Malawi’s Drought Leaves Millions High and Dry
Felistas Ngoma, 72, from Nkhamenya in the Kasungu District of Malawi, prepares nsima in her kitchen. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, May 27 2016 (IPS)It’s Saturday, market day at the popular Bvumbwe market in Thyolo district. About 40 kilometers away in Chiradzulu district, a vegetable vendor and mother of five, Esnart Nthawa, 35, has woken up at three a.m. to prepare for the journey to the market.The day before, she went about her village buying tomatoes and okra from farmers, which she has safely packed in her dengu (woven basket). Now she’s just waiting for a hired bicycl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natura Source Type: news