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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

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove 'Onions' From A Guy's Back (Gross)
Dr. Pimple Popper, aka dermatologist Sandra Lee, headlined her Sunday surgery post, “Is This Guy Growing Onions In His Back?!” We thought the internet queen of zit extraction was exaggerating. But nooooo.  Watch Lee remove an epidermoid cyst from a dude’s back and note just how much it resembles an onion!  Lee also noted that it could be garlic, too. Now we’re inexplicably hungry. If you want to skip some small talk and the less eventful part of the surgery, start watching at the 4:00 mark.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subjec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At the Farmers' Fair, Growers Display Foods for a Healthier Tajikistan
March 17, 2017Health workers are reaching beyond their health facilities to educate  communities on the power of food and water.Food and water —can’t live without'em. They are two of the most basic necessities for a healthy life, and yet793 million people around the world remain undernourished and780 million people don ’t have access to clean drinking water.We ’re working to change that.IntraHealth International’sFeed the Future Tajikistan Health and Nutrition Activity (THNA) is helping health workers educate their communities about the power of food and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygie...
Source: IntraHealth International - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Almond Biscotti to "Crack" Nuts: 16 Easy Recipes for Nut Lovers
Nuts are a great way to add flavor, protein and crunch to your cooking. From salads to sweets, these recipes make the very most of nuts. 1. Almond Biscotti Hands-down, my favorite biscotti recipe. Adapted from Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, they are everything good biscotti should be: buttery, lightly sweet and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE 2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artichokes, leeks and onions improve sleep, study finds
They are known to be high in prebiotics, dietary fibers that act as food for good stomach bacteria. University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found they help the brain overcome worry and fear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Agency Warns Against Consuming Raw or Undercooked Meat
MADISON —If you are among the Wisconsin residents who consider raw ground beef sandwiches (known as “Cannibal” or “Tiger Meat” sandwiches) aholiday tradition, the Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind you that consuming raw or undercooked meat can be dangerous to your health. Cannibal or Tiger Meat Sandwiches typically consist of raw ground beef topped with salt, pepper and onions, served on rye bread or crackers. Historically in Wisconsin...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 22, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Authors: redinadcfw Source Type: news

Cuisinart Recalls 8 Million Food Processors Sold Since 1996
Kitchen appliance company Cuisinart is recalling 8 million food processors after some home chefs reported pieces of the metal blade broke off into food and cut them as they ate. Cuisinart has received 69 reports from consumers who found broken blade pieces in processed food, including 30 reports of mouth lacerations, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “The food processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small, metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food,” the report reads. “This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.” T...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Moving Ad For 'Rogue One' Has People In Tears
A new ad from a telecommunications company and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is touching people’s hearts, even those in a galaxy far, far away. Globe Telecom in the Philippines teamed up with “Rogue One” for an ad to encourage people to join the #CreateCourage social media campaign to compete for prizes. In the ad posted on the company’s YouTube channel, a girl wears a Stormtrooper helmet everywhere: on her way to school, during class and at home as she dances with her brother. But it’s the last 20 seconds of the video that has commenters on YouTube asking things li...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Onions and Garlic May Prevent Cancers
Italian researchers found that people whose diets are rich in onions, garlic, and other alliums have a much lower risk of several types of cancer than those who avoid the pungent herbs.11/22/2016 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - November 22, 2016 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

If We Celebrated Thanksgiving in July, Would We Gain Less Weight?
Weight gain season has started: first Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally the Christmas/New Year holidays. The trick-or-treat candy has been barely put away (in our stomachs) when the recipes for Thanksgiving dinner are pulled from the drawers, or torn out of the November magazines. Even those among us who rarely cook begin to fantasize about a perfectly cooked turkey, moist dressing, gooey sweet potato casserole (will last year's marshmallows still be edible?) and pies...How many pies should we bake? Surely not just one. What will our guests think? And as the days grow colder, wetter, windier, and darker, we fantasi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound found in onions has anti-ovarian cancer effects
(NaturalNews) A chemical naturally occurring in onions may be able to suppress the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells, and perhaps even initiate cancer cell death, according to a study conducted by researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan, and published in the journal Scientific... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Onion compound suppresses ovarian cancer cell proliferation
The list of onions' health benefits has a new addition, after researchers have discovered that an onion compound has anti-ovarian cancer effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Anti-cancer effects found in natural compound derived from onions
(Kumamoto University) Research coming out of Kumamoto University, Japan has found that a natural compound isolated from onions has several anti-cancer properties. The compound prevented the proliferation of pro-tumor myeloid cells in both in vivo and in vitro experiments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Wedza Women Fight Malnutrition
[The Herald] Until last year, the primary crop in villages within and across Wedza District in the province of Mashonaland East was maize. But now, farmers, especially women in the district, grow other crops such as potatoes, onions, beans, carrots and tomatoes thanks to nutritious gardens introduced and supported by Women and Land in Zimbabwe."Most people used to grow only maize, but we are now producing nutritious crops like potatoes, beans and tomatoes thanks to nutritious gardens introduced by Women and Land in Zim (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 Things You Should Know Before Trying an Elimination Diet
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Suspect you might have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy, but aren't sure which is the culprit? You might be considering trying an elimination diet. This short-term eating plan has gained popularity recently as a way to identify potential food issues, including allergies, intolerances, and triggers of irksome symptoms--from bloating, joint pain, and fatigue to skin issues like eczema. While there's no one-size-fits-all protocol, an elimination diet typically involves two phases. In the first, several foods are eliminated for at least four weeks, sometimes eight. Then, those foods are added back, o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Home Remedies Your Doctor Wishes You'd Stop Using
By: Brittany Risher Heading for the kitchen rather than the doctor's office may save time and money, but in some cases, you may only make matters worse. Learn which DIY treatments you should avoid. The first signs of common ailments such as a cold, headache, or tummy trouble may have you sooner playing doctor rather than going to see one. It's fast, simple, cheap, and kind of fun to fix your own flare ups without the help of a pricey, too busy, and often disengaged doctor who generally has only 13 to 16 minutes for you, according to the new Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016. "It's a good thing that people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU suffer from bad breath? It could be because of THIS
SOME BRUSH their teeth after every meal, others carry mints around and many avoid onions all together. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regalo Bakery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Bakery Products
Regalo Bakery is recalling the following products due to undeclared Eggs, Wheat, Milk, Soy, and Artificial Food Coloring: " Spanish Rolls " , " Manju Blackbeans(Hopia Monggo) " , Manju Onions(Hopia Baboy) " , " Balintawak " , and " Taro Bread " . " Kababayan " contains no egg, but contains wheat, soy, and artificial food colorings. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 2, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hawaii Governor Issues Emergency Proclamation Ahead of Hurricanes
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals. The National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning as the storm dubbed Madeline churned west Tuesday toward the island, urging residents to rush through preparations to protect themselves and their property and expect hurricane conditions within the next 36 hours. Peggy Beckett, a retiree and beekeeper, stopped at a Hilo supermarket to pick up some onions bagels, cheese, cold cuts and salad to add to her canne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

9 Types of Food You Should Never Feed Your Dog
Macadamia nuts, onions and grapes make the list. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joan Salge Blake Source Type: news

Kendrick Farris, The Only Male U.S. Weightlifter In The Olympics, Is Totally Vegan
One might wonder how a competitive weightlifter gets his daily fill of protein. But Kendrick Yahcob Farris isn’t just any weightlifter ― he’s the only U.S. male weightlifter competing in the Rio Olympics, and he’s also been vegan since 2014. So how does he get all the protein he needs to lift as much as 800 pounds? “I just research the foods I’m eating,” he told HuffPost, and “try to be efficient. How much protein is in this avocado?” Cutting the meat out of his diet hasn’t held him back. Farris won the gold medal at the past two Pan American Championships&n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Healthy Is Your Salad?
By Stacy SimonSalad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it. Dressing, cheese, and bacon add calories and fat that can sabotage your healthy eating plans. Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy without sacrificing flavor.Choose a variety of fresh, colorful vegetables at their peak flavor, like dark green kale, red bell peppers, orange carrots, and red onions.Skip fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, nuts, and seeds. If you must indulge, use only a little.Use less salad dressing. In restaurants, ask for the dressing on ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture for Drought-Stricken Madagascar
As a result of farmers embracing Climate Smart Agriculture, some fields are still green and alive even as drought rages in the south of Madagascar. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahAMBOASARY, Madagascar, Aug 4 2016 (IPS)Mirantsoa Faniry Rakotomalala is different from most farmers in the Greater South of Madagascar, who are devastated after losing an estimated 80 percent of their crops during the recent May/June harvesting season to the ongoing drought here, said to be the most severe in 35 years.She lives in Tsarampioke village in Berenty, Amboasary district in the Anosy region, which is one of the three most a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Cooperatives Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources Population Po Source Type: news

Is Chocolate A Health Food?
Conclusions are based on extracted antioxidant compounds called flavonoids that occur naturally in cocoa beans, but may not be found in the processed chocolate that you are eating. Flavonoids are a group of bioactive compounds associated with many health benefits. Flavonoids are common in many plant-based foods. Strawberries, blueberries, tea, apples and onions are excellent sources. The flavonoid content of cocoa beans depends on the type of cocoa plant, the soil in which the crops grow, and the way the beans are processed. High temperatures used to make chocolate can destroy flavonoids. Chocolate is made from processi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac Disease To Have A Wheat Sensitivity
People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat products, skipping pasta and bread.  But a new study by scientists at Columbia University may explain why certain grain products can cause intestinal discomfort in some people, even if they don’t have a widely-recognized medical condition. It may also present doctors with a new way to test for this non-celiac wheat sensitivity, which for now has no diagnostic measure and must be assessed clinically, according to a person’s symptoms. Not everyone who feels ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Your Underweight Child Gain Safely
-- If your kids are underweight, it doesn't mean you should fill them with junk food to put on extra pounds. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends: Serving guacamole made with fresh avocados, tomato and onions. Or add avocados to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news