Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker to Sell Alternative to EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Generic Drugmaker To Sell Cheaper Alternative To EpiPen Injectors
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The EpiPen injector is used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems. Sandoz will sell prefilled syringes with the same medicine, the hormone epinephrine, under the name Symjepi. The price will be $250 for two, without insurance. Two generic versions of EpiPen are sold in the U.S. for $300 a pair, including one from Ep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News EpiPen Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods protect the liver?
Some foods and drinks can help protect liver health. These include coffee, oatmeal, grapes, nuts, and fatty fish, among others. Learn more about the foods and drinks that are good for liver health here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the nuts you should AVOID or risk high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You can prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by avoiding this specific type of nut. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts
(American Chemical Society) Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts -- especially in fine chocolates and other delicacies -- testing methods are needed to reliably authenticate the nuts' country of origin. Researchers now report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that NMR analysis could fill the bill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allergen Alert: Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Tree Nuts
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or almonds (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate and Nut Tray because it contains undeclared tree nuts, pecan and cashew. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (Pecan& Cashew) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes?
As part of a balanced diet, almonds and almond milk are good options for people with diabetes. These nuts are rich in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates. They may aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Stunned surgeons remove nuts, bolts and jewellery from a woman's stomach
Identified only as Sangita, medical professionals in Ahmadabad believe the patient suffers with the rare psychological condition acuphagia, which compels people to swallow dangerous items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data outages affect ‘nuts and bolts’ of practices, RCGP Wales says
Data outages affect the‘nuts and bolts’ of GP practices and the IT system in Wales needs to improve to ensure practices can assist their patients, RCGP Wales has said.  In response to a report on the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) published by the Welsh National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, RCGP Wales said the findings should‘kickstart a process that improves digital technology in the Welsh NHS’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Want to avoid the middle-aged spread? Ditch chips and go for nuts
The findings from two separate studies presented at an American Heart Association conference in Chicago add to evidence that nuts can control weight and boost health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Daily serving of nuts may stave off weight gain
Two new studies suggest that a daily serving of nuts helps stave off weight gain in the long run and benefits cardiometabolic health in women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins that can contaminate seeds and nuts, has a multilegged partner in crime: the navel orangeworm caterpillar, which targets some of the same nut and fruit orchards afflicted by the fungus. Scientists report in the Journal of Chemical Ecology that the two pests work in concert to overcome plant defenses and resist pesticides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Here are the healthiest fruits you can eat
(Natural News) Should SHTF, you will need vital nutrients for energy and to improve your immunity from common diseases. Aside from vegetables and nuts, fruits are some of the best natural sources of essential vitamins and minerals. Fruits, however, are not created equal – some are simply more nutritious than others. Here are some of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Vegan diet appears to aid management of type 2 diabetes
A vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, according to a review of research evidence that found munching fruit, veg and nuts was good for both mental and physical health. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Concerns About Sesame Allergies
(CNN) — Sesame could become the newest allergen added to the list of foods required to be named on labels, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced Monday. Eight major food allergens must currently be declared on US labeling using their common names: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. These foods accounted for over 90% of documented serious food allergies in the country when the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which required the clear labeling of ingredients, was passed in 2004. The FDA cites the undeclared presence of allergens as...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Allergies Local TV Sesame Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Peanut allergies have become 'almost epidemic', warns expert
Megan Lee, 15, from Accrington, died from a severe allergic reaction on New Year's Day 2017 after she placed an order with an Indian takeaway despite warning them she was allergic to nuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The perfect snack: Nuts are an excellent addition to any diet
(Natural News) Researchers have found a new healthy snack to any diet. A new study from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) finds that nuts can prevent obesity, as reported by The Daily Mail. The researchers, gathering data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cancer Power Walk - Let's Bring Out the Boys!
[The Herald] The thought of having to roll one's crown jewels between their fingers for a while in testicular cancer self-testing would make someone go, well, nuts . . . excuse the pun. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

These Are the Best High-Fiber Foods, According to Experts
Your body doesn’t like things to be too easy. Challenging it from time to time—with exercise, with the elements, and even with short periods of going without food—is often associated with better health outcomes. The same is true of your gut and the foods it digests. Foods that break down and slip through too quickly (namely, refined starches and sugars) tend to promote overeating, out-of-control blood sugar surges, and other disease-linked side effects. Meanwhile, foods that put up a bit of a fight against digestion are often the best ones for you. That’s certainly true in the case of fiber, which i...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Help Keep You Healthy Into Old Age, Study Says
Certain fats found in seafood may help keep you healthy for years to come, according to a new study published in the BMJ. Higher blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — healthy fats found in foods such as fish, nuts, leafy greens and vegetable and flaxseed oils — were associated with a greater chance of healthy aging, according to the observational research. Omega-3s found in seafood seemed to have the strongest effect, says study co-author Heidi Lai, a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “There had been studies that looked at the relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

How to live longer: Which nuts should you be eating to improve your life expectancy?
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A handful of these nuts a day can slow down the ageing process
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the ways proven to increase life expectancy, but what exactly should you be eating? Nuts have been found to improve heart health and prevent serious conditions like type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. So which ones should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Avocados and nuts can raise GOOD cholesterol and help prevent a heart attack
HEART attacks can be prevented by making certain lifestyle changes, including eating a healthier diet. While saturated fat increases bad cholesterol in the body and therefore the risk of having a heart attack, eating small amounts of unsaturated fat can do the opposite by raising good cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Best nuts to include in your diet to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, but if the condition is left untreated, serious problems can occur One way to lower your reading or prevent the condition from developing in the first place is by eating a healthy, balanced diet - in particular nuts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack risk SLASHED by eating just ONE handful of nuts a day
HEART attacks are a very serious medical emergency and can be life-threatening. They can be caused by a blockage of the blood supply to the heart, which can happen when cholesterol is too high. Eating a handful of nuts a day could help keep cholesterol levels down and lower the risk of having a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall of Limited Amounts of Nuts & Vanilla Protein Plant Shake
Forager Project is recalling three dates of Nuts and Vanilla – Organic Plant Protein Shake because the product contains almond flour which is not declared on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Heart attack: How many nuts should you eat a day to avoid the life-threatening state?
HEART attacks are considered a serious medical emergency as they can have fatal consequences. One way to prevent the condition is through diet - more specifically, eating a certain amount of nuts a day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: How many nuts should you eat to avoid the life-threatening state?
HEART attacks are considered a serious medical emergency as they can have fatal consequences. One way to prevent the condition is through diet - more specifically eating a certain amount of nuts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ridiculously easy guide to planting your own peanuts
(Natural News) If you like snacking on peanuts, you can grow some in your yard or even in a large pot. It may come as a surprise, but peanuts aren’t really nuts. Originating from South America, it’s technically a legume, and is related to peas and beans. Peanuts take about 120 days to mature. Peanuts can grow even in light spring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at anacardic acid as a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer
(Natural News) The fruit and seeds of the cashew tree are known to provide many beneficial nutrients and products. Kentucky-based researchers have recently found another positive property, this time related to cancer. They reported that anacardic acid from cashew nuts could help mitigate the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer. A highly aggressive form of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements
For years, Alicia Silverstone didn ’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Struggling to sleep? Stop cutting out food groups
Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King's College London, says fish with bones, meat, dairy, nuts and bananas are all good things to eat in the evening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods are high in arginine?
Many foods contain arginine, including nuts, seeds, meats, and legumes. Learn about high-arginine foods and the health effects of this amino acid here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds
A Mediterranean diet -- rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and fish -- could help lower a person's risk of depression, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'
An expert urges more research to confirm a possible link between fruit, veg, nuts and grains and mood. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macadamia nuts recalled over E. coli concerns
Health officials peg well water as source of potential contamination of macademia snacks sold by Hawaii retailers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sources of omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients. Oily fish, seeds, and nuts are among the best sources. In this article, we take a look at 15 omega-3-rich foods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge — And Even More Risk
This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Bailey / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High-fiber foods for a healthful diet
Fiber is an essential nutrient for boosting heart and gut health, and yet hardly anyone includes enough of it in their daily diet. In this article, we explain some of the best high-fiber foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet could lower stroke risk, especially for women: Study
The diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Low-Carb Dieters Might Benefit From More Vegetables, Nuts
BOSTON (CBS) – Many people turn to low-carb diets to shed pounds but recent data suggests eliminating carbs from your diet could pose long-term health risks. Now a recent study published in The Lancet suggests that incorporating a lot of vegetables into a low-carb diet could offset those risks. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed more than 15,000 adults over 25 years. They found those who ate about half of their calories from carbohydrates had the lowest risk of premature death. But among those who followed a low-carb diet, favoring animal-based proteins and fat like beef, pork, chicken and ch...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Diet Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
You can find the shelled green nuts everywhere, from airport kiosks to health food stores. But are pistachios as healthy as they’re cracked up to be? Here’s what the experts say. What are the nutrition facts of pistachios? Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Compared to other nuts, they are also high in carotenoids, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of chronic disease and improves heart health, says registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick. You can also eat a lot of them in just one...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Mediterranean-style diet may lower women's stroke risk
(University of East Anglia) Following a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce stroke risk in women over 40 but not in men -- according to new research led by the University of East Anglia.A new report, published today in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, reveals that a diet high in fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts and beans, and lower in meat and dairy, reduces stroke risk among white adults who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news