Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of bio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists explore Atlantis Massif in the Atlantic Ocean to find out how creatures survive on alien water worlds
(Natural News) Deep in the middle of the Northern Atlantic Ocean lies an underwater mountain that, at its highest, rises to be nearly 2,300 feet below the surface. This mountain, known as the Atlantis Massif, after the fabled city that sunk into the ocean, is filled with underwater chimneys that spew minerals and hot water into the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Scrumptious ways to enjoy an avocado
(Natural News) If you’re looking for the perfect food to kick off your healthy diet, you can never go wrong with the humble avocado. This green fruit is packed with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals that all contribute to better heart health, weight control and even healthy aging. Best of all, there are many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Moves Closer to Standardized Testing for Asbestos in Talc
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved closer on Tuesday to formulating standardized testing of talc-based products for the presence of toxic asbestos fibers. Experts from eight different federal agencies explained earlier recommendations at a day-long hearing. The session also featured input from 25 members of the public, which included industry representatives, consumer advocates and testing experts. “Standards are needed,” said Dr. Paul Howard, FDA Office of Regulatory Science, during his presentation. “They just don’t exist at this time.” Dr. Linda Katz, director of the FDA Office of ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Should you be worried that food isn't as good for you as it used to be?
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Across the board, vitamin deficiencies are rare. But, interestingly, it's minerals that, according to the best scientific data, millions of Britons aren't getting enough of today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A dead supercontinent is partly responsible for the ocean sinking into the Earth's mantle, explain researchers
(Natural News) Every day, hundreds of millions of gallons of water drain from the oceans into the Earth’s mantle, and geologists think that a dead supercontinent may be to blame. Dubbed the “deep water cycle” or the “geologic water cycle,” this phenomenon occurs when water gets soaked up by minerals within the earth’s mantle through a process called subduction.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: 7 Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream After Use, But Don ’ t Abandon Sun Protection
(CNN) — After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. “What is most alarming about these findings is that chemicals are absorbing into the body in significant amounts and the ingredients have not been fully tested for safety,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group, or EWG, a consumer organization which advocates for sunscreen safety. “...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Sunscreen Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Standardized Talc Testing for Asbestos
A team of experts from eight different federal agencies has presented the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with preliminary recommendations to standardize the testing of talc for the presence of asbestos and other potentially harmful mineral products. The recommendations, some of which reject long-held talc industry positions, are designed to end the discrepancies in analysis of whether talc products are contaminated with cancer-causing substances. Preliminary recommendations will be part of the FDA’s public meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss and obtain scientific information on testing for asbestos in talc-based products...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Health Tip: Nuts and Heart Health
-- Regular nut consumption can lower the risk of heart disease by up to 14 percent, says the American College of Cardiology. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. The group reminds people that a complete heart-healthy diet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A dead supercontinent is partly responsible for the ocean sinking into the Earth's mantle, explain researchers
(Natural News) Every day, hundreds of millions of gallons of water drain from the oceans into the Earth’s mantle, and geologists think that a dead supercontinent may be to blame. Dubbed the “deep water cycle” or the “geologic water cycle,” this phenomenon occurs when water gets soaked up by minerals within the earth’s mantle through a process called... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep ocean minerals and trace elements can help boost high-intensity running capacity
(Natural News) It turns out that there’s still a lot more to the ocean than just being a source of food. A recent study suggests that it is also a potential source of natural health-improving supplements. In their study, which was published in the journal Marine Drugs, a team of researchers from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New deep-sea mining operation of rare earth minerals will be catastrophic for our oceans
(Natural News) The next great frontier in resource extraction is located deep beneath the waters of our world’s great oceans. But experts warn that the reckless dredging of our delicate, underwater ecosystems could be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back, environmentally speaking. In an in-depth piece he wrote for The Atlantic, Wil S.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in broccoli sprouts can help fight gastritis and stomach ulcers: Study
(Natural News) Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) by itself is already chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, this humble vegetable — a member of the cabbage family and a staple in many American households — is so nutrient-dense, it actually provides a little bit of almost every nutrient your body needs. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for type 2 diabetes: Three supplements proven to lower your blood sugar
BEST supplements for type 2 diabetes: If a person ’s diet is unable to provide the sufficient vitamin and minerals needed, supplements may be able to help. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics are more likely to use supplements than those without the disease. The questions lies, which three supplements are the best for type 2 diabetics? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
(University of Sussex) The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sustainable minerals and metals for a low-carbon future
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sovacool, B. K., Ali, S. H., Bazilian, M., Radley, B., Nemery, B., Okatz, J., Mulvaney, D. Tags: Science and Policy, Sociology p-forum Source Type: news

Arugula may be bitter, but it offers amazing health benefits
(Natural News) Did you know that one in 10 American adults does not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables? This does not even consider the children yet. Eating green leafy vegetables is an excellent way to get your much-needed vitamins and minerals. Take arugula, a low-calorie, nutrient-packed leafy green. Despite its bitter taste,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal Transformation of Cobalt-Bearing Minerals and Metal Bioprocessing Applications
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Meteorite-loving microorganism
(University of Vienna) The archaeon Metallosphaera sedula can uptake and process extraterrestrial material. This is shown by an international team led by astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic, who examines microbial fingerprints on meteorite materials. The researchers also conclude that M. sedula colonizes meteorite minerals faster than those of terrestrial origin. The results appear in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reverse dental problems by improving your diet
(Natural News) Do you know that you can reverse dental problems by just changing your diet? What you eat is crucial to your dental health. Some foods cause cavities, while others fight them. Your teeth are constantly being remineralized and demineralized. Remineralization occurs when your teeth take up minerals and nutrients from the outside to keep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IV hydration spa Vida-Flo sues former franchisees for 'brazen conspiracy'
Founded in 2012, Vida-Flo provides IV hydration with vitamins and minerals that it claims improves hangovers, increases athletic performance and provides other physical benefits. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

IV hydration spa Vida-Flo sues former franchisees for 'brazen conspiracy'
Founded in 2012, Vida-Flo provides IV hydration with vitamins and minerals that it claims improves hangovers, increases athletic performance and provides other physical benefits. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 19, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Rushed Tests of Asbestos in Baby Powder
A new report reveals Johnson & Johnson rushed the test results of its iconic baby powder to show it was free of asbestos contamination. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that two independent laboratories found no evidence of asbestos in the same recalled lot of baby powder used in the U.S Food and Drug Administration report last month. But evidence shows the quick turnaround on the tests may have impacted results. One of those laboratories, commissioned by J&J after the FDA report, initially found asbestos in the talc sample, but quickly recanted. It told J&J the sample had been contaminated by the air...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A bit of healthy fat in your green smoothie goes a long way: Why you need fat-soluble vitamins in a balanced diet
(Natural News) Making positive lifestyle changes includes improving your eating habits and avoiding processed, sugary junk food. But did you know that you need to add healthy fats to salads and smoothies to improve your vitamin absorption? It’s time to stop demonizing fat Fresh plant-based foods are full of vitamins and minerals. However, fat-free salads or smoothies aren’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What vision do we have for the deep sea?
(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) The ocean hosts an inconceivable wealth of marine life, most of which remains unknown. International plans to mine minerals from the deep seafloor threaten this biodiversity hotspot. States are currently seeking to develop a legal framework for deep seabed mining. An international team of researchers from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies has published a study warning against a rush to exploit deep seafloor resources and calling for coordinated efforts to develop alternative approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why Modern-Day Foragers Want You to Eat Weeds for Dinner
Illustration by Natalya Balnova for TIME Thistles, a kind of flowering plant often covered in angry-looking prickles, are probably not an ingredient in any of your go-to recipes. But Katrina Blair wants you to try eating them anyway. “I love to take the root, fresh or dry, and blend them into a chai,” she says. She also recommends combining the greens with lemons, apples and water for a refreshing lemonade — just be sure to strain out the spikes, she warns. Blair, 50, is the founder of Turtle Lake Refuge, a Durango, Colorado-based nonprofit that advocates for, among other things, foraging and eating weed...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

Avocados are REAL superfoods with plenty of health benefits
(Natural News) The avocado is a versatile superfood packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals that help support the body. It can be eaten on its own, as a garnish, or even as a dip in your favorite Mexican restaurant. Nowadays, the avocado has become a popular health food due to the variety of health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rice can protect against obesity – if you're eating the right kind
(Natural News) Rice is a staple food in many Asian countries and is usually consumed as part of every major meal. Not only is rice an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, but it is also loaded with fiber that supports digestive health. In a study presented early this year at the European Congress on Obesity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for joints: Three supplements proven to relieve painful joints
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to help boost vitamins and minerals, aid sleep and improve energy. They could also be used to help with joint pain. Which three have been proven best? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major Retailers Pull J & J Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos
Major retailers have stopped selling the 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder after last week’s announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in one of the containers. Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral and known carcinogen, is the primary cause of malignant mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. Walmart, CVS Pharmacy and Rite Aid were among the many retailers that have pulled the product from shelves as part of the voluntary recall. “We always put customer safety first and foremost,” Chris Savarese, Rite Aid...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 25, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about passing a kidney stone
Kidney stones are an accumulation of chemicals or minerals that form in the kidney or ureter. They can cause pain and discomfort. Read on to find out how long it takes to pass a kidney stone and how to speed up the process. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Batch of a Baby Powder After Trace Asbestos Found in Bottle
Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled a single batch of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online. The recalled lot consists of 33,000 bottles which were distributed last year. J&J said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found minuscule amounts of asbestos in one bottle during routine testing and notified the company on Thursday. J&J said it immediately began investigating with the FDA. “The FDA’s testing on prior occasions, and as recently as last month, found no asbestos,” said spokesman Ernie Knewitz. J&J said ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LINDA A. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

J & J Recalls Baby Powder After FDA Finds Asbestos
Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall on Friday of an estimated 33,000 bottles of its iconic baby powder after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in a bottle purchased recently from an online retailer. The company also said that it was working closely with federal authorities to determine the validity of the test results and the integrity of the tested sample. FDA testing indicated sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination, defined as no greater than 0.00002%, according to the announcement. Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral and known carcinogen, is the ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma
This study was the first large case series to identify contaminated cosmetic talc as the cause of mesothelioma and the first to use background controls dictated by no known asbestos exposure. It emphasizes the continued risk from common cosmetic products once thought to be safe for all. “I would tell people that there is no regulation for talc, and that if there is a safer alternative, than I would advise them to do that,” Moline said. “I would not recommend people use talcum powder.” The post Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Service...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

A New Study Suggests Tainted Talcum Powder Can Cause a Rare Cancer. Here ’s How That Could Play Out in the Courtroom
A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects tissues lining internal organs. This isn’t only an important scientific discovery—it could also give new ammunition to plaintiffs in the thousands of cases brought against brands selling talcum-powder-based products alleged to cause cancer, like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. “It’s very, very hard, in general, to prove exactly what cau...
Source: TIME: Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environmental Health HealthSummit19 Research toxins Source Type: news

How to Spice Up Everyday Oatmeal
MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 -- Want to add pizzazz to your morning bowl of oats? Here's how to spice things up and boost the nutrition. Oats are rich in important minerals like manganese, which plays a role in controlling blood sugar. They also happen to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bill Gates Makes Hopeful Predictions for Global Health
Bill Gates told an audience at the University of Cambridge on Monday that global malnutrition will be solved and malaria will be virtually eliminated by 2040 if world leaders choose to fund scientific innovation. Speaking at the Cambridge Union in England, the Microsoft co-founder said: “I’m lucky that my work gives me a view of all the amazing discoveries in the works right now. That’s why I’m able to predict the future.” Gates was named the 2019 recipient of the Professor Hawking Fellowship, founded by the Cambridge Union Society in 2017 in honor of Stephen Hawking’s contribution to t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Housecall: Are whole grains part of your healthy diet?
THIS WEEK'S TOP TOPICSWhole grains: Hearty options for a healthy dietAll types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates, as well as some key vitamins and minerals. Whole grains are healthiest, and eating a variety can make your meals and snacks more interesting. If you're like most people, though, you're not getting enough whole [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Electricity in unlikely places: Rock surfaces throughout the planet may act as natural solar panels
(Natural News) Rocks might not strike you as a potential source of clean and renewable energy, much less a substitute for solar panels. But Chinese researchers found that some stones sport metallic coats that naturally convert sunlight into electricity via the same process as photosynthetic organisms. The coating contains iron and manganese, two minerals used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unified prebiotically plausible synthesis of pyrimidine and purine RNA ribonucleotides
We report the synthesis of the pyrimidine nucleosides from small molecules and ribose, driven solely by wet-dry cycles. In the presence of phosphate-containing minerals, 5'-mono- and diphosphates also form selectively in one-pot reactions. The pathway is compatible with purine synthesis, allowing the concurrent formation of all Watson-Crick bases. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Becker, S., Feldmann, J., Wiedemann, S., Okamura, H., Schneider, C., Iwan, K., Crisp, A., Rossa, M., Amatov, T., Carell, T. Tags: Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?
This study led to expert speculation that the average wine drinker may eat healthier than the average beer drinker. If true, that could explain away many of the health advantages associated with wine. More recent research that controlled for diet and other lifestyle variables concluded that drinking moderate amounts of beer—usually defined as one per day for women and two for men—offers the same heart-health benefits as a like amount of wine. Meanwhile, studies have found that cheese and some other sources of saturated fat and cholesterol may not actually raise a person’s risk for heart disease and prema...
Source: TIME: Health - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

How Slow Moving Asbestos Regulations Compromise Health
By Sarah WolvertonWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 24 2019 (IPS) Last year, the United States introduced a new asbestos rule that was received both positively and negatively and Canada banned the mineral altogether. Countries like the U.K. and Australia continue to struggle with the health implications of historic asbestos use, despite both having bans for several years. In contrast, nations like Russia and Vietnam continue to manufacture and use the mineral frequently.  Asbestos is a substance that was used throughout history as an additive in many products to provide heat and fire resistance. It fell out of favor around the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sarah Wolverton Tags: Development & Aid Environment Headlines Health Source Type: news

The digestive benefits of celery (quick salad recipe included)
(Natural News) A popular low-calorie food, celery is a crunchy vegetable with many nutritional benefits. For one, celery helps boost digestive health. It’s also a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The nutritional profile of celery A single celery stalk only has 1o calories, but the vegetable is full of important antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager went BLIND after eating only chips, crisps and chocolate since he was two
Harvey Dyer, from Gloucester, is completely blind in his left eye and nearly sightless in his right after he spent more than a decade without enough vitamins and minerals in his diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Struggling to Get Back Into a Workout Routine? These 5 Strategies Could Help
Between work commitments, family obligations and social events, it may seem daunting — and downright impossible — to add anything else to your plate. As a result, people tend to sacrifice the one thing they might enjoy doing the least — exercise. Perhaps it started with a busy week, and then one week turned into two and then before you knew it, you hadn’t visited the gym in a series of months. Whatever the culprit, there are ways to pull yourself out of a workout rut and create a lasting routine. Here, health and wellness experts provide five strategies that will get you back on track. Find your ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Leasca Tags: Uncategorized Exercise fitness Workout Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Cells Slowed by Grape-Seed Extracts
Extracts from two Italian grape varieties showed distinct anti-cancer activity in three different mesothelioma cell lines, according to a recent multicenter study in Naples, Italy. The in-vitro findings strongly suggest potential of a novel, nonconventional mesothelioma treatment advancement in the future for this aggressive, difficult-to-treat cancer. Previous laboratory studies have shown a negative impact of grape-seed extracts on breast, colon and skin cancer cells, but this was the first using multiple human mesothelioma cell lines. “Our study on mesothelioma seems very promising, but it is a preliminary analysi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Iodine is a crucial trace mineral that's necessary for optimal health
(Natural News) Iodine is one of nature’s most important trace minerals for human health, but it’s also one of the most frequently overlooked. Though iodine deficiency was once rare in North America, where we typically enjoy a wealth of healthy foods, it’s now a growing problem across the planet. Today, up to one-third of the world’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news