The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care
Medical research and practice have long assumed a narrow definition of the ‘default’ human, badly compromising the care of anyone outside that category. How can this be fixed?I met Chris in my first month at a small, hard-partying Catholic high school in north-eastern Wisconsin, where kids jammed cigarettes between the fingers of the school ’s lifesize Jesus statue and skipped mass to eat fries at the fast-food joint across the street. Chris and her circle perched somewhere adjacent to the school’s social hierarchy, and she surveyed the adolescent drama and absurdity with cool, heavy-lidded understa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Nordell Tags: Science Health Doctors Medical research Hospitals Women & wellbeing GPs Race Gender Source Type: news
DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia
The man reading is a displaced man in the IDP camp ISP in Bunia. Credit: Elena L. Pasquini By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jul 29 2021 (IPS) He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans. Now he is a leader of the ISP camp on the outskirts of Bun...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elena Pasquini Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news
I ’m Awash In Pandemic-Fueled Gratitude and Taking a Solitary Cross-Country Road Trip
Well hello! A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday for free. And write to me at Susanna@Time.com A Solitary Road Trip and Some Hope For Grace Next week I’m going to pack up my little snoring dog and drive from Brooklyn to Los Angeles all by my vaccinated self. It’s somewhat insane, especially if you know how slowly I drive. But like lots of things we’ve been waiting months to do, the idea of seeing any vista beyond my neighborhood is ridiculously thrilling. I’m awash in pandemic-fueled gratitude. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news
Oatmeal Yes, Eggs No: Gaps Emerge in US Antihunger Push for Children Oatmeal Yes, Eggs No: Gaps Emerge in US Antihunger Push for Children
When the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of US schools a year ago, Congress took action to ensure that low-income families whose children received free meals at school would have money to buy food on their own.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
High cholesterol: Eating more oatmeal, almonds and avocados will help lower levels
HIGH cholesterol can remain dormant for many years with the sufferer being none the wiser to the dangers lurking in his body. By following a diet rich in these three food types you could lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
They ’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?
Sylvain Hugel is one of the world’s foremost experts on crickets of the Indian Ocean Islands. So when he received an email from a fellow entomologist in March 2017 asking for help identifying a species in Madagascar that could be farmed for humans to consume, he thought it was a joke. “I’m working to protect those insects, not eat them,” the French academic responded tartly. But the emails from Brian Fisher, an ant specialist at the California Academy of Sciences, in San Francisco, kept coming. Fisher had been doing fieldwork in Madagascar when he realized that the forests where both he and Hugel c...
Source: TIME: Science - February 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen feature Londontime longform overnight Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news
Irish-Welsh team to investigate oats
(Swansea University) A 2million grant European grant has been awarded to partners in Ireland and Wales, to research the development of oats as a climate-resistant crop and a healthy food product. Demand for oats is increasing as consumers look for healthier foods and vegetarian alternatives. Oat products now include not just traditional porridge and oatcakes but also cereal bars, breads and drinks.The project will investigate new climate-resistant varieties as well as innovative products and procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
‘ Disgraceful ’ : Advocates Want Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show Moved From Former Waltham Mental Facility
WALTHAM (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled children were once abused, neglected and warehoused under deplorable conditions. The Waltham Lions Club drive-thru Greater Boston Holiday Light Show, a fundraiser for the service organization, is planned for the site of the Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center. Calling use of the site “disgraceful,” a coalition of disability rights advocates has asked Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy to pull the club’s perm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Waltham News Source Type: news
Porridge goes 'posh' - but are the new varieties good for you?
Oats provide us with slow-release carbohydrates that give us energy, B vitamins and beta glucan, a type of fibre that keeps 'bad' cholesterol levels in check inside the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can using honey on wounds help with healing?
Honey with tea, toast, apples and oatmeal – that all sounds normal and delicious. Honey on wounds, though? It may sound a little out of the ordinary, but honey has actually helped wounds heal for thousands of years. While there are plenty of advanced healing tools available today, honey's antibacterial properties and unique pH balance still make it a helpful treatment for certain wounds. Here's what to know about using honey for healing wounds: Honey has powerful healing properties. The type of honey Wound-care professionals typically use medical-grade honey for healing chronic wounds, although Manuka ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - October 7, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Wound care products Source Type: news
Wonder treatments in your own kitchen cupboard that could help you stay healthy
From easing eczema with porridge oats to whitening your teeth with sage and treating sore eyes with fennel - the Mail reveals the other, sometimes very surprising, natural medicines at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Add fruit, veggies and grains to diet to reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%, studies say
Adding about a third of a cup of fruit or vegetables to your daily diet could cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25%, while higher consumptions of whole grains such as brown bread and oatmeal could cut the risk by 29%, according to two new studies published Wednesday in the journal BMJ. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
5 Reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet
(Natural News) Oats (Avena sativa) are a widely consumed whole grain. This versatile breakfast favorite can be enjoyed in a lot of ways, and not just for breakfast. Oats are popular among fitness buffs as an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is responsible for most of the grain’s health benefits. Oats also provide more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
From farm to fork: The women championing agricultural transformation in Africa
By African Development BankJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population. African women are actors along the entire agricultural value chain, as farmers, livestock breeders, food processors, traders, farm workers, entrepreneurs and consumers. Through the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) initiative, millions of African women have gained access to new agricultural te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Women & Economy Source Type: news
High blood pressure: Studies recommend adding to this to your porridge to lower reading
HIGH blood pressure can expose you to serious heart problems so it is important to keep it in check to ward off health risks. Certain dietary items have been to reduce high blood pressure, including a breakfast staple. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
High-Fiber Foods Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Foods high in soluble fiber like oatmeal, nuts and beans were associated with reduced breast cancer incidence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Breast Cancer Diet and Nutrition Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news
Postpartum Anxiety Is an Epidemic Among American Mothers. Why Does It So Often Go Undiagnosed?
As a new mother, I worried about mouse poop in the small cabin where I lived. About fracking chemicals in the water. About glyphosate in the oatmeal. About flame retardants in pajamas. About phthalates in toys. Although it constantly overwhelmed me, I thought my anxiety was normal, even necessary. After all, it was my job to protect my child. When I mentioned my fear at my six-week follow-up appointment after birth—the sole instance of medical care many new moms receive in the entire year -postpartum—the midwife shrugged and chided me that anxious mothers make anxious children. For more than two years, I worrie...
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Menkedick Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Biofortified Crops Improve Farmers ’ Livelihoods in Zimbabwe
By Martha KatsiHARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 27 2020 (IPS) Steven Seremwe, who is 57 years old, was retrenched from his job as an administrator at Lake Shore Missions in 2012. He decided to focus on farming, and he started growing various crops—white maize, sugar beans, and sweet potatoes, among others—for consumption and sale. “I have always loved agriculture but because of work pressures, I was not practicing. But when I got retrenched from work, I decided to follow my heart and started farming,” he said. The problem was that every farming season, even with a bumper harvest, Seremwe`s income was falling ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martha Katsi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
High blood pressure: Sprinkle these three items on your porridge to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure can lead to long-term and potentially fatal health complications if left untreated, but the condition can be easily reversed if measures are taken to lead a healthier lifestyle. Even small tweaks can go a long way to lowering blood pressure, and evidence suggests sprinkling three ingredients on your porridge is a great way to lower your blood pressure at the beginning of the day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
'Porridge and lentil soup' diet aims to curb diabetes in Scotland
A total of 15,980 new diabetes patients were diagnosed in Scotland in 2018 - including 205 under the age of 30. Around 88 per cent of the nation's cases are type 2 (file photo) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Oatmeal Instead of Eggs and Toast Linked to Lowered Stroke Risk Oatmeal Instead of Eggs and Toast Linked to Lowered Stroke Risk
People who eat oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs and white toast may be lowering their risk of stroke as well, a Danish study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Swapping out eggs, white bread for oatmeal linked to lowered stroke risk
(Reuters Health) - People who eat oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs and white toast may be lowering their risk of stroke, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Gluten-free diets: Can people with celiac disease eat oats and oatmeal?
(Natural News) Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine. When people with this disease ingest gluten, this protein triggers an immune response that damages the villi, which are small projections along the small intestine necessary for nutrient absorption. The consequences of gluten consumption for people with celiac disease can be severe, hence they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Aloe vera, apple cider vinegar and more: 12 Natural remedies for poison ivy
(Natural News) According to the American Skin Association, allergic reactions caused by poison ivy and similar plants affect a whopping 50 million people in America annually. If you’re suffering from poison ivy rash, use natural remedies like aloe vera or oatmeal to relieve your condition. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) The leaves, stems, and roots of poison ivy all contain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN 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
Healthy and nutritious: 9 Reasons to eat more oat bran
(Natural News) Oat bran is a piece of an oat grain (Avena sativa), which is harvested and processed to remove the inedible outer part of the grain. This leaves behind the oat groat, which sits below the inedible hull. Oat bran is the outer layer of the oat groat. Oat bran and oatmeal come from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: 12 home remedies for heat rash
Home remedies, such as cold compresses, calamine lotion, and oatmeal baths, can help soothe the symptoms of heat rash. Read on to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
Why America Is Failing To Feed Its Aging
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in the hospital after burning himself while boiling water for oatmeal. The long stay caused the Memphis vet to fall off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels, so he had to rely on others, such as his son, a generous off-duty nurse and a local church to bring him food. “Many times, I’ve felt like I was starving,” he says. “There’s neighbors that...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar & Trudy Lieberman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Aging politics Source Type: news
Scientists warn too much of 'superfood' porridge topping flaxseed 'could cause cyanide poisoning'
Flaxseed contains a naturally occurring compound that can produce cyanide gas as it degrades. Adults could end up ill if they consume just three teaspoons of it in one sitting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Dig in! Archaeologists serve up ancient menus for modern tables
Porridge, loaves and sauces Egyptians and Romans consumed have become today ’s cookbook crazeDuringa 1954 BBC documentary about Tollund Man, the mysterious body of a hanged man discovered in a peat bog in Denmark, the noted archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler ate a reconstruction of the 2,000-year-old ’s last meal. After tasting the porridge of barley, linseed and mustard seeds, he dabbed at his moustache and declared the mystery was solved: Tollund Man had killed himself rather than eat another spoonful.Food reconstruction has come a long way since then. Last week Seamus Blackley, a scientist more famous for cr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Archaeology Food Roman Britain World news Bread UK news Beer Microbiology Science Source Type: news
Which is better, quinoa or oatmeal? Comparison of health benefits, nutrients
(Natural News) Substitutes for white rice are staples of a healthy diet. They come mostly in the form of whole grains, which provide complex carbohydrates like dietary fiber and other nutrients. Classic examples of white rice substitutes are barley, oats, and a nutritious, gluten-free seed called quinoa. Quinoa is considered a superfood that is on par with whole grains in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Here ’s What Eating Processed Foods for Two Weeks Does to Your Body
Ultra-processed foods—the kinds made irresistible by sugar, fat and salt—are ubiquitous in the U.S., making up as much as 60% of the average American diet. But a small, intensive new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that their low price and convenience comes at a cost to health. When people ate a highly processed diet for two weeks, they consumed far more calories and gained more weight and body fat than they did when they ate a less processed diet—even though both diets had the same amounts of nutrients like sugar, fat and sodium. It wasn’t a shock to find ultra-processed foods ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition embargoed study Source Type: news
Council worker, 21, who lived off Ready Brek porridge struck down with SEPSIS
Raffaella Franza, of Brighton, developed a fear of food after choking twice as a child, In September 2018, a sinus infection developed into potentially fatal sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In the Loop: Practice -- and moulage -- makes perfect inside Mayo Clinic's Simulation Centers
Amy Lannen often leaves notes warning her colleagues not to eat the Jell-O, cocoa powder, oatmeal and other foods she keeps on a shelf at work. It's not that she's a snack hoarder. (At least not that we know of.) Lannen's goodies are actually the tools of her trade. Lannen, who works at the J. Wayne [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper? That ’ s Largely A Myth
(CNN) — Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the mid-1990s, a meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies on sugar’s effects in children. The research, published in the medical journal JAMA, concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children. “However, a sm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Health CNN Sugar Source Type: news
Forget adding blueberries to your porridge, now scientist say you should fork out for chokeberries
Chokeberries, also known as aronia berries, are high in antioxidants. Polish scientists tested their ability to be heated in porridge in a study and found they are packed with vitamins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Holy fudge: soft foods helped humans form 'f' and 'v' sounds – study
Diet of porridge and gruel shaped human faces, which diversified English languageThe texts of the 16th century were first to record the F-word for posterity. It appeared in William Dunbar ’s poem A Brash of Wowing in 1503 and later, thanks to an angry monk, in a notescrawled in the margin of a 1528 copy of De Officiis, Cicero ’s moral manifesto.But according to researchers, the English language might never have enjoyed a richness of F-words had it not been for early farmers and the food processing they favoured. Dairy products and other soft foods, such as gruel, porridge, soup and stews, helped shape our faces...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Anthropology Linguistics World news Food Evolution Biology Source Type: news
Eczema: The remedy to prevent dry and itchy skin at home - and all you need is porridge
ECZEMA could be treated with creams, moisturisers and ointments. But how can you get rid of the dry skin condition at home? This is an easy and natural remedy to prevent the itchy and sore signs of eczema - and all you need is some porridge. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?
Unhealthful food types include some breads, bottled smoothies, instant oatmeal, and trail mix. Learn more about the most surprisingly unhealthful foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Is Breakfast Really Good For You? Here ’s What the Science Says
You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you’ve also probably heard that it’s fine to skip. A new research review published in The BMJ only adds to the debate: It analyzed 13 breakfast studies and found that eating a morning meal was not a reliable way to lose weight, and that skipping breakfast likely does not lead to weight gain. So should you say goodbye to your eggs and toast? Here’s what the science says about breakfast. Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? The weight-loss question has been central to the breakfast debate for years, in part because several h...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of oatmeal?
Oatmeal is a popular breakfast food because it is high in protein and dietary fiber. In this article, learn about the benefits of oatmeal and how to make it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Making Mayo's Recipes: Overnight refrigerator oatmeal
Do this easy pre-made breakfast tonight to pack and go tomorrow. Just place ingredients for overnight refrigerator oatmeal in a mason jar, and you'll have breakfast ready in the morning. Loaded with calcium, protein and fiber, these jars keep in the fridge up to 2 days. Try unsweetened almond or soy milk for a dairy-free [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries 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
Getting leptin levels 'just right' may provide cardiovascular protection
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Like that famous bowl of porridge, when leptin levels are 'just right' they help protect our cardiovascular health, scientists say.This satiety hormone, made primarily by fat cells, is best known for telling our brains we are full. In obesity, leptin levels are high but the brain becomes resistant to its message and the cardiovascular system instead comes under attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public 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
Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news
Goldilocks principle in biology -- fine-tuning the 'just right' signal load
(Aarhus University) In 'Goldilock and the Three Bears', Goldilock finds that only one bowl of porridge has the " just right " temperature, and in the same way within biology, you can find the 'just right' conditions -- called the Goldilocks principle. This a research team has done by demonstrating that in order to get the 'just right' amount of signalling for symbiosis in the roots of legumes, a specific enzyme called chitinase (CHIT5) must be present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'
The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Uganda:HIV-Positive Children to Take Soluble ARVs
[Monitor] Kampala -Parents will soon find it easier to give antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to children below 10 years as scientists have started developing the drug that can be soluble in porridge and other liquids. This is planned to encourage good adherence and viral load suppression. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news