Medical News Today: Is vitamin E good for your hair?
Many people believe that vitamin E is good for hair health, and several hair products contain this nutrient. However, there is little research to support these claims. We look at whether or not the evidence suggests that vitamin E can benefit hair health. We also discuss sources of vitamin E, including specific foods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Is ‘ Pure Poison, ’ Harvard Professor Claims
GERMANY (CBS Local) – Months after a report from the American Heart Association (AHA) warned against consuming coconut oil, a Harvard professor is blasting the popular product as “pure poison.” Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, made the controversial remarks during a lecture that was posted on YouTube and has been viewed nearly one million times. Michels, who is also a director at the University of Freiburg, was giving a presentation entitled “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors” in German when she made the case that the dietary...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coconut Oil Harvard Local TV saturated fat talkers Source Type: news

The Truth About Bacon
Bacon has been getting a bad rap in the health world. WebMD shows you how to keep bacon in your diet with a few smart tweaks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this 50p herb to your dinner to avoid painful backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, changing your sleep position, or by making changes to your posture. You could also lower the risk of lower back pain symptoms by adding more of this cheap herb to your dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Medical News Today: What is the difference between animal and plant proteins?
To function, the body needs protein. This essential element of the diet exists in both animals and plants. Anyone who wants to ensure that their diet is healthful should understand what animal and plant proteins provide. The distinction may be especially important for athletes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

High blood pressure: What oil should you cook with to help lower your reading?
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition which affects more than one in four adults in the UK, but many won ’t realise they have it. The best way to prevent the condition or control your reading is to eat a heathy diet. When it comes to cooking oils, which one should you opt for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Type 2 diabetes: This one drink at breakfast could help control your blood sugar level
TYPE 2 DIABETES causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications such as a heart attack and kidney problems. A healthy diet will help control blood sugar levels, and a new study has revealed a certain drink for breakfast can be beneficial. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Old Age Is a Curse in India
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Pratima Yadav, Vani S. Kulkarni, and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, Aug 21 2018 (IPS)Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth. Indeed, the government has to deal simultaneously with the rising fiscal burden of NCDs and substantial burden of infectious diseases. As a recen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pratima Yadav, Vani Kulkarni, and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How much protein is too much?
Eating a high protein diet has many advantages for health. There are times, however, when a person may consume more protein than is healthy, especially if they have certain medical conditions. Consuming too much protein may lead to a variety of symptoms. Learn more about how much protein a person should consume here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Rookie vegetarianism and the junk food trap
A variety of inspirations may spark a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle change, the most common being animal welfare, environmental welfare and personal health. But even if health isn't the reason, it's important to maintain good health within any diet. Why not enjoy the benefits of being a vegetarian, even if you're doing it for the cows and the trees? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shock claim: Diet sodas are putting your fertility at risk
(Natural News) Diet sodas and other aerated beverages could be just as detrimental as regular sodas in terms of health risks. Health experts have recently noted that diet sodas and other aerated drinks were associated with reduced fertility in both men and women. According to the experts, the artificial sweetener aspartame disrupts the endocrine system, which in turn... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep - the best exercise to help you fall asleep faster
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. Exercise could also help you to fall asleep fast, but what is the best activity to do if you can ’t sleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn’s disease - 12 food and drinks that could be triggering painful diarrhoea
CROHN ’S disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease , and symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach pains weight loss. Signs of the tummy ache condition could be triggered by eating certain foods - these are the best diet swaps to avoid Crohn’s disease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best breakfast foods for health
Starting the day off right with a healthful breakfast is essential for curbing hunger and boosting metabolism. In this article, learn about the best foods to eat in the morning, including oatmeal, bananas, Greek yogurt, and flaxseed. We look at the evidence behind the health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health Moderation Is Key for Carbohydrates in Long-term Health
Optimal carbohydrate consumption has a U-shaped curve, with both high- and low-carb diets associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How eating mushrooms may improve blood sugar control
A common mushroom can alter gut bacteria and the production of blood sugar, a new study shows. How does this happen, and what are the wider implications? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Nigeria:33 Children Die of Acute Malnutrition in Bama IDP Camp - - MSF
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started emergency nutritional and paediatric activities in Bama, Borno state, in response to a critical humanitarian situation among newly arrived internally displaced people (IDPs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Company-led recall: Nutriflex Omega Special 2500ml
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a company led recall for specific batches of Nutriflex Omega Special 2500ml (B. Braun Medical Ltd), because it has been identi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trilobites: Your Spit Might Help You Learn to Eat Your Greens
When people were repeatedly exposed to bitter compounds in a study, their saliva changed to produce proteins that rendered those flavors more palatable. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA Tags: Research Taste Mouth Diet and Nutrition Senses and Sensation American Chemical Society Running, Cordelia A. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some tips for instant migraine relief?
Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other remedies, such as staying hydrated, can prove helpful for migraines. Learn more about the best natural remedies for migraines here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

There are more than 115 phytochemical components in ginger – no wonder it's considered a top superfood
(Natural News) It wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that Hippocrates was referring to ginger (Zingiber officinale) in his famous quote about letting food be your medicine and your medicine your food: It’s a spice that is heavily used around the world, both as a dietary condiment and a medicinal plant. It’s a member of the Zingiberaceae family,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The brain-boosting benefits of high-quality olive oil
(Natural News) The Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways to eat for a healthier and longer life, thanks to its primary component, olive oil. People living in the Mediterranean region are some of the healthiest and long-lived people in the world. Olive oil provides many health benefits, but its benefits to brain health are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you
A new study may have found the 'sweet spot' of carb intake. The researchers point out that both too much and too little carbohydrate may harm health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder Healthier
Title: Health Tip: Keep Your Bladder HealthierCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 20, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women
(University of Michigan) Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admissions in England: a geographical analysis
Conclusion This study provides a detailed, large-scale picture of the relationship between the shape of the alcohol market in local areas and the levels of alcohol-related hospital admissions in those areas.  It suggests that there is a relationship, and that it is marked especially where there is a high density of any on-trade outlets or licensed convenience stores.  It suggests that this relationship is largely the same for men and women, and applies is a similar fashion irrespective of the relative affluence of a given area. It also suggests that while alcohol outlet density is already high across England, inc...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 19, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - five diet swaps to prevent high blood sugar symptoms
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some small diet changes or swaps. Prevent signs of high blood sugar by adding these fruit and vegetables to your daily meal plan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this 35p ‘superfood’ to your breakfast routine to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be caused by having bad posture, sleeping in an awkward position, or by a minor injury. Adding this cheap fruit to your daily breakfast diet cold help to get rid of lower back pain symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 1p a cup ‘superdrink’ that could prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by drinking this cheap “superdrink” every day, it’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: A look into low carb versus high carb diets
A new study finds carbohydrates in moderation is the healthiest way to go. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Researchers emphasize the importance of nutrition in preventing dementia
(Natural News) Nutrition experts have long stressed the role of essential nutrients in preventing deadly disease, an article on Nutra Ingredients USA stated. Some of them are now arguing for the recognition of other nutrients like curcumin and lutein that amend the symptoms of non-lethal yet serious diseases, such as the various forms of dementia.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diets associated with lower life expectancy, study suggests
Many people have embraced low carbohydrate diets to lose weight, but they may be putting their long-term health at risk by eating too much animal protein and fat. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Back pain - the best way to reduce lower backache while you’re at home
BACK pain could be prevented by making some diet changes, swapping your sleep position, or even by improving your posture. If you ’ve suddenly come down with lower back pain symptoms, this is what you can do to reduce the ache while you’re at home. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the ingredients in your exercise and athletic performance supplements
(Natural News) Dietary supplements are often recommended by nutritionists to improve your fitness or shed excess pounds. However, their ingredients might not deliver on their promises, either because they don’t work or they’re meant for a different level of performance. So a federal research center released summaries about the ingredients used by supplements. The National... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - the 49p vegetable you should eat everyday to prevent trapped wind
STOMACH bloating can be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, as well as drinking fizzy drinks. But you could get rid of a swollen belly or trapped wind pain by eating more of one cheap vegetable in particular. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic results in unique molecular and network changes in the amygdala that facilitate fear responses - Molosh AI, Dustrude ET, Lukkes JL, Fitz SD, Caliman IF, Abreu ARR, Dietrich AD, Truitt WA, Ver Donck L, Ceusters M, Kent JM, Johnson PL, Shekhar A.
Recurrent panic attacks (PAs) are a common feature of panic disorder (PD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several distinct brain regions are involved in the regulation of panic responses, such as perifornical hypothalamus (PeF), periaqueductal g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding cravings: Food preferences are linked to dietary needs; dopamine may play a role in what you choose to eat, research suggests
(Natural News) For the first time ever, researchers are understanding a nutrient-specific hunger mechanism in living organisms. Specifically, a team from John Hopkins University has pinpointed the neurons responsible for protein cravings in fruit flies – neurons that the team was able to turn on and off. As part of their study, the researchers deprived fruit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: Healthful diet tied to lower risk
An Australian multicenter study found that those who ate more vegetables, fish, and other healthful foods had a lower risk of MS than those who ate less. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink coffee while breastfeeding?
While many people avoid caffeine during pregnancy, they may wonder if it is safe to drink coffee again while breastfeeding. For most people, it is safe to consume a moderate amount of coffee while breastfeeding. In this article, we look at the risks and benefits of caffeine consumption for people who are breastfeeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

'Right' Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer
Researchers who followed more than 15,000 people in the United States for a median of 25 years found that moderate consumption of carbohydrates (50 to 55 percent of calories) was associated with the lowest risk of early death. The better-known low-carb and high-carb diets were associated with higher risk of early death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

Pregnant women who eat broccoli sprouts may reduce child's risk of breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say adding broccoli sprouts to the diets of expecting mothers could be a 'key factor' in slashing the risk of the killer disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients' strict dietary regimes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety AHA Advisory Recommends Healthy Eating, Not Just Variety
The advice to'eat a variety of foods'is outdated because studies show a more varied diet often included more unhealthy foods and was not linked with a healthier weight, an AHA advisory reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who eat broccoli sprouts may reduce their child's risk of breast cancer  
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say adding broccoli sprouts to the diets of expecting mothers could be a 'key factor' in slashing the risk of the killer disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conspiracy Theories And Dubious Health Advice, Courtesy Of Alex Jones
Conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones has just been banned from multiple media platforms for his hate speech. He also runs a highly profitable side business selling dietary supplements. I took a look at a couple of his more outrageous claims about them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Just how clean are your kitchen towels? New research suggests that they may be a possible vector for food poisoning
(Natural News) Kitchen towels may seem harmless, but a new study suggests that they may be housing pathogens that could potentially cause food poisoning. The findings of the study suggest that factors such as hygienic practices, type of diet, and family size and composition, to name a few, may impact and even promote the growth... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating the Potential Impact of Changing Alcohol Product Labels
Conclusion Changes to the design and content of alcohol labels could help drinkers make more informed choices in relation to alcohol and health. However, this study suggests that consumers pay little attention to health information as currently found on labels. This includes warnings about drinking while pregnant and ‘drink responsibly’ messaging. Such information is typically placed in small font on the reverse of labels (Royal Society for Public Health, 2018)[8] but consumers are more likely to look at information if it is prominently displayed on the front of a product rather than the back or side (Spink, J....
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 17, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business
Credit: IPSBy Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS)The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it’s like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)’s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.The results are both bad and somewhat good. Of the food samples tested, some 32 per cent were positive for GM markers. That’s bad. What’s even worse is that we found GM in in...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunita Narain Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: The best yoga poses to get rid of trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating could be caused by certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. But you could help to get rid of trapped wind pain or a tummy ache by doing these yoga pose exercises. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news