DR PHILIPPA KAYE reveals everything that can go wrong with your breasts (that isn't cancer)
DR PHILIPPA KAYE: Boobs. Baps, bosoms, jugs… norks. Coconuts, melons, puppies, the twins, the girls. Waps, tatas, cha-chas, knockers, honkers, bongos, bazookas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The flax wilt agent has been sequenced
(St. Petersburg State University) Fusarium wilt is a nasty but common disease affecting economically important crops such as banana, cotton, flax, canola, melons, onions, potato and tomato. The release of the complete genome sequence is a milestone in comparative genomics studies of fungal parasites; it contributes to the global efforts aimed at elimination of plant disease outbreaks by aiding in engineering of new resistant crops varieties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fall precipitation predicts abundance of curly top disease and guides weed management
(American Phytopathological Society) Transmitted by an insect known as the beet leafhopper, curly top disease is a viral disease affecting many crops, including melons, peppers, sugar beets, and tomatoes. Curly top can kill or stunt the plants or result in poorly developed fruit or no fruit at all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biggest source of salmonella outbreaks? It's clucking in U.S. backyards
Raising poultry at home is the leading cause of sickness from salmonella, far exceeding infections from pre-cut melons (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melons Are Powerhouses in Taste, Nutrition
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- If you ' re looking for a tasty way to hydrate in warm weather, a juicy melon is the ticket. Melons are low-calorie, high-water content foods that also provide high doses of certain vitamins, minerals and important... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak From Cut Melons Tops 100 Cases
All cases were linked to the consumption of pre-cut cantaloupe, honeydew or watermelon "packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers under several different brands or labels." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than 100 Cases
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday. The outbreak now includes 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau illness,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Salmonella outbreak linked to precut melons sickens 117 people in 10 states
A salmonella outbreak linked to precut melon has affected 117 people in 10 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-Cut Melons at Kroger, Walmart, Other Stores May Carry Salmonella
SATURDAY, April 13, 2019 -- Pre-cut, packaged melon distributed by major grocery chains across 16 states have been tied to an outbreak of salmonella illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. The outbreak has so far involved 93... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caito Foods, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Fresh Cut Melon Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Carrau, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salm...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study, conducted by Robert Spengler of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, is among the first systematic analyses of medieval agricultural crops in the heart of the ancient Silk Road. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Appears to Be Over
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- A Salmonella outbreak linked to melons and fruit salad mixes appears to be over, say officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of July 24, 2018, 77 people have been sickened across nine states... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Eating bitter melons could lower blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 sufferers often need to lower their blood sugar levels, to ensure they maintain normal levels. Allowing blood sugar levels to remain high, or hyperglycaemia, can result in serious life-threatening conditions including a coma and severe dehydration. Eating this could help sufferers avoid blood sugar spikes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news