The origin of off-taste in onions
(American Chemical Society) Chopping onions is usually associated with watery and stinging eyes. But after the onions are diced and the tears are dried, the vegetable pieces can sometimes develop an unpleasant bitter taste. Now, one group reports in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that they have identified previously unknown compounds causing this off-taste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease
Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or "monster," radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease
(American Chemical Society) Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or 'monster,' radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke. The finding could lead to the discovery of similar substances in other vegetables and perhaps lead to new drug treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Testing Cancer Drugs to Slow Down Aging
Aging is a perfectly natural process, but that doesn’t mean that humans won’t try everything in their power to slow it down. In recent years, researchers who study aging have become intrigued by the idea of slowing the march of time by ridding the body of its population of older cells. In a new study published in Nature Medicine, scientists led by Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic, show that the proportion of older, aging cells in mice is indeed related to aging-related symptoms, from frailty to lower endurance and slower walking speeds. Kirkland and his ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vagina or discharge smells like onions: What to do
While a mild vaginal odor is healthy and all vaginas have a different smell, a strong scent of onions may indicate a problem. In this article, we explore the causes of a vagina that smells like onions. These include specific foods, bacterial vaginosis, and poor hygiene. We also cover treatment and prevention methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Salmon Burgers With a Side of Sweet Potato Fries
Salmon burgers are probably one of my favourite meals to make at home. I often serve them with oven roasted sweet potatoes or a salad made from baby romaine lettuce and avocado mayonnaise that’s created by blending avocado with a little lemon, garlic, olive oil, water and sea salt. What I love about this recipe is that any leftovers can be enjoyed the next day. These burgers make a quick and easy, portable meal for lunchboxes, picnics and entertaining. Try them over steamed brown rice with a splash of wheat free tamari or over a massaged kale salad. They keep well in the fridge for up to three days. This recipe is fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Krissy Brady / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you get rid of garlic or onion breath?
Garlic and onions add flavor to an extensive variety of foods and have many health benefits. However, both can cause bad breath, especially when eaten raw. This halitosis can last all day. Here, learn 12 easy ways to prevent or eliminate onion or garlic breath at home. We also discuss the science behind the odor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Communication Is Tough, so Make Sure You Have Onions Communication Is Tough, so Make Sure You Have Onions
A friendly gathering going awry over onion-less soup is a good reminder to practice good communication skills.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Twelve Haggen Stores Voluntarily Recall Select Deli Products in Cooperation with Taylor Farms ’ Onion Recall Due to Possible < em > Salmonella < /em > Contamination
In cooperation with the Taylor Farms recall of diced yellow onions that may be contaminated with Salmonella, 12 Haggen stores are voluntarily recalling deli products that contain raw Taylor Farms brand diced yellow onions. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Stockpiling perishables: How to store fresh fruits and vegetables for the long term
(Natural News) It’ll be a shame if you have to throw out all those tasty berries, healthy fruits, and nutritious vegetables because they’re no longer fresh. That’s why a PreppersWill article covered the basics on preserving these organic produce. First off, remember that certain vegetables can be cured to extend their lifespans. Garlic, onions, potatoes,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop Crying! Tear-Free Onions Are Here
For years, people have been crying about how chopping onions brings on the waterworks. Well, there's finally a tearless onion, but the allium has not quite caught on with the general public yet.(Image credit: Fuse/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tove Danovich Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That ’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System
When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Rosół, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help fight colds. When I ate her soup, I could instantly feel its healing effects and it just made me feel good all over. Chicken soup is simply a protein-rich meat stock, infused with a mirepoix of vegetables such as carrots, onion and leek. After simmering for 1 ½ to 2 hours, you end up with a golden elixir that’s filled with nutrients from the organic chicken meat and vegetables that you’ve used. It can be sipped all day, or made into a more substantial...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

A GP reveals the best foods to eat to tackle ailments  
In her new book, Eat Well Stay Well, Dr Sarah Brewer reveals people can avoid the flu epidemic sweeping the UK by cooking with onions. Stress can be overcome by ditching caffeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival food staple: 12 household and medicinal uses for the onion
(Natural News) Onions are naturally tasty — add them to any dish, and they would surely make an already scrumptious meal even more flavorful. What’s better is, not only are items of joy to the palate, onions are also blessings to the body due to their many nutritional and medicinal benefits. What are those? Read this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?
Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Is techno-farming going to replace chemical farming? Some farmers are switching from herbicides to robots for their weed problems
(Natural News) Robotic weeders are growing in popularity, an expert said, to support the growth and proliferation of specialty crops, or crops that are not mass-produced, and which include vegetables like broccoli, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. The necessity for the utilization of robotic weeders comes from two issues: one, a lack of herbicides that can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does an onion in the sock work for a cold?
A look at the folk remedy of an onion in the sock for cold and flu treatment. We determine whether it works, and explore the other benefits of onions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

NYT gets trolled for recipe for Brussels sprout sliders
The New York Times posted a years-old recipe for a vegetarian slider dish on Twitter this week. It calls for Brussels sprouts cut in half like a burger bun and filled with onions and marinated tempeh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu prevention diet: Goldie Hawn’s nutritionist says eat THESE foods to boost immunity
FLU symptoms could be prevented by eating a diet rich in onions, turkey and bananas to boost immunity, according to Goldie Hawn ’s wellbeing specialist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does the durian stink? Scientists unravel smelly fruit's DNA
Despite its stomach-churning aroma, the durian is an important tropical fruit crop and knowing more about its DNA may help protect itOnce described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’sdurian fruit leaves no one unmoved – you either adore or abhor it.Popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the spiny, stinky delicacy is banned from public transport and many hotels because of its strong smell.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Fruit Science Food & drink Life and style Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why do onions make you cry?
Cut up an onion, and you?ll likely cry a few tears. It?s the result of a chemical reaction you start with the first slice of your knife ? a reaction that researchers continue to explore. Jen Welper, executive chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says the sting is part of the onion?s survival [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

The 10 Best Flowers to Plant in Fall
This article originally appeared on Sunset.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lennie Larkin / Sunset Tags: Uncategorized Flowers gardening onetime Source Type: news

Recipe: Braised chicken with mushrooms and pearl onions
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Healing Organs With Chip; Tear-Free Onions?
BOSTON (CBS) – Healing organs with a single touch. Scientists in Ohio have developed a “chip” the size of a cufflink, which when touched to the skin with an electrical current injects DNA into skin cells, in less than a second. That genetic material can then reprogram skin cells to become virtually any type of cell in the body. Using the chip in mice, the scientists were able to heal blood vessels in damaged legs and restore brain tissue after a stroke. One goal of the new technology is to help heal the brains of people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. Since it uses the patient’...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do onions make us cry?
Few can escape the wrath of the onion; the chemicals released in self-defense make us well up. Scientists shed light on the enzyme responsible. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

The nitty-gritty behind how onions make you cry
(American Chemical Society) Adding onions to a recipe can make a meal taste rich and savory, but cutting up the onion can be brutal.   Onions release a compound called lachrymatory factor (LF), which makes the eyes sting and water. Scientists know that a certain enzyme causes this irritating compound to form but precisely how it helps LF form in the onion remained an open question. Now, one group reports in ACS Chemical Biology that they have the answer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Red onions found to fight cancer more powerfully than yellow or white onions
(Natural News) Red onions were more effective than yellow or white onions in killing cancer cells, according to a study published in Food Research International. To carry out the study, a team of researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada examined five types of onions of varying colors including Lasalle, Fortress, Safrane, Stanely and Ruby... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Chopping Onions Makes You Cry
Eye doctor explains how they release a noxious gas when cut (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Chopping Onions Makes You Cry
WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 -- Ever wonder why your eyes fill with tears when you chop an onion? One eye doctor pinpoints the culprit. Onions use sulfur in the soil to create amino acid sulfoxides, which are sulfur compounds that readily turn into a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Chopping Onions Makes You Cry
Title: Why Chopping Onions Makes You CryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - July 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Powerful anti-cancer compound in red onions found to "destroy" cancer tumors
(Natural News) A study published in Food Research International revealed that red onions contain powerful antioxidants that effectively kill cancer cells. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, examined five varieties of onions and tested their anti-cancer compounds against lab-grown colon cancer cells. The health experts found that red onions effectively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book
Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible taskI meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It ’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. For one thing, there is the peculiar food he is trying to make me eat at only 10 o’clock: a pie fille d with grey-looking onions, mushrooms and nuts, which tastes powerfully of chilli. For another, there is the fact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Books Cancer Cancer research Russell Brand Culture Health Medical research Source Type: news

Red onions could beat cancer by DESTROYING tumour cells
EATING plenty of red onions could prevent cancer, according to new research. A compound which gives the vegetable its distinctive colour destroys tumour cells, say scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating red onions may help to fight cancer
Study author Abdulmonem Murayyan, a PhD student based at the University of Guelph, said: 'We found onions are excellent at killing cancer cells.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals
The next time you walk down the produce aisle of your grocery store, you may want to reach for red onions if you are looking to fight off cancer. In the first study to examine how effective Ontario-grown onions are at killing cancer cells, U of G researchers have found that not all onions are created equal. Engineering professor Suresh Neethirajan and PhD student Abdulmonem Murayyan tested five onion types grown in Ontario and discovered the Ruby Ring onion variety came out on top. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals
(University of Guelph) A University of Guelph study is the first to reveal that Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions. This is because of the onions' high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic way to extract quercetin from onions making it more suitable for consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The ‘Low-FODMAP Diet’ Can Help Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Laura Manning, MPH, RD, CDN Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Abdominal pain and a swollen belly, gas, constipation, or diarrhea—these symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect one in seven American adults. A common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, IBS is a long-term but not life-threatening condition. Still, it can interfere with many aspects of daily life, and is one of the top reasons for missing work. There is no specific test for IBS, so gastroenterologists typically diagnose it only after testing for and ruling out all other GI problems. We do n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 disease-fighting foods to incorporate into your eating habits
(Natural News) Protect your body from the inside by eating healthy. The good news is you don’t have to search far and wide or spend hundreds of dollars to acquire foods that curb illness; just look around your kitchen. Below are seven disease-fighting foods you can find at home. Garlic and onions – Forget the not-so-pleasant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freak snowfall destroys 100 MILLION pounds of onions in Idaho and Oregon
(Natural News) Onions have been a food staple for over 4,000 years, and with good reason: They’re delicious! The National Onion Association reports that there are fewer than 1,000 onion farmers in the U.S., and they cultivate around 125,000 acres of onions each year. Considering the fact that the average American eats around 20 pounds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 12 things you should NEVER let your dog eat  
As well as chocolate, all forms of onion will make your pet ill including dried/dehydrated, raw and cooked onions, says London-based Emma Hammett, who set-up First Aid for Pets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Tiny Tweaks That Help You Live Longer
Who needs a crystal ball? Recent research suggests we can predict the future just by looking at our telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA, which are indicators of longevity. The shorter our telomeres, the more vulnerable our chromosomes and the higher our risk of fatal cancer or cardiovascular disease—and of dying younger in general. Telomeres usually shorten during cell division, which happens throughout our lives—and this process can be accelerated by everyday factors like stress and poor eating and sleeping habits. Fortunately, we can take steps to protect and maintain telomeres. It’s as easy a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Munch those worries away and stop menopause stress
Nutritionist Chloe Brotheridge says comfort food could be making your anxiety worse. Prebiotic foods like garlic, onions and avocado help to reduce stress, as well as food high in Omega 3. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news