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

Pomegranate extracts found to fight cancer at EVERY turn
(Natural News) It’s often said that natural foods with the deepest and most vibrant colors are the most nutritious, and it’s easy to think of good examples. From the emerald green leaves of spinach to the cheerful tone of yellow peppers and deep purple of blueberries, the rule serves us well in identifying superfoods. However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Quick quesadillas for an easy dinner solution
If you have a package of whole-wheat tortillas, a cup of cooked chicken or canned beans, and a couple of vegetables in your kitchen, you've got the makings of quick quesadillas. This is a great way to use up leftover zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes or frozen corn. You can also toss in cilantro, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More toxic to humans than high fructose corn syrup, this dirty little secret ingredient is COMMON in U.S. foods (and beverages)
(Natural News) Ever wonder why one third of all Americans get cancer at some point in their lifetime, even though hardly anyone got it a century ago? How about leukemia, do you think it’s hereditary? You would be dead wrong. A common ingredient in soft drinks and most jarred peppers and pickles causes leukemia, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper
(Natural News) Research has found that chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) possesses anti-depressive properties, which makes it a promising treatment for depression. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, aimed to determine the antidepressant potential of methanol fruit extract of chili pepper in mice. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria used three... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity
The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy foods. It can have a useful application for measuring cybersecurity threats. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
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Quinoa stuffed peppers
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Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
A tamale is a popular Mexican dish that includes various fillings, such as chopped meat or vegetables. This high-fiber version is filled with sauteed peppers and corn. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
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Dr Michael Mosley: Greens, peppers and trout... your recipe for healthy eyesight
Dr Mosley: 'As we get older, our eyesight tends to worsen – another of the annoying signs of ageing. But as I’ve recently discovered, what you eat can have a huge impact on how well you see'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Making Mayo's Recipes: Smoked Gouda and vegetable poached egg sandwich
Try this great egg sandwich for breakfast or a brunch this weekend. You can also roast peppers by placing them directly over a gas burner or grill for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy! Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Medical News Today: Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity
A new trial in rodents finds that capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, can lead to long-term weight loss and better metabolic health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Anti-obesity drug derived from chili peppers shows promise in animal trials
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tree shrew tolerance for spicy foods unlocked by researchers
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers accidentally observed tree shrews directly and actively consuming chili peppers, despite the deep geographic isolation between the animal and the food. To understand this tolerance for spicy food, they performed genomic and functional analyses on the tree shrew and its TRPV1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Citrus remoulade with seafood
Try a little citrus in your seafood dip this weekend. Remoulade pairs perfectly with seafood and you can add chipotle peppers, dill, Old Bay seasoning or capers to create different flavors. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Oleoresin capsicum spray and TASERs: a comparison of factors predicting use and effectiveness - Brandl SG, Stroshine MS.
In the last few decades, several less lethal forms of force have been introduced, adopted, and deployed by police agencies. Oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray is now used in nearly every department across the United States; the Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle (T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is THIS the solution to Alzheimer's? Scientists believe the formula boosts memories
Researchers from the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland believe that a combination of nutrients found in trout, broccoli and peppers significantly improves the memories of patients after 18 months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about nightshade allergies
This article looks at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of nightshade allergies and intolerances. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this 53p vegetable three times a week to achieve longevity
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone wants to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple change to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet are peppers - but how often should you eat them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limit your intake of tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants if you have chronic pain; nightshades can contribute to inflammation
(Natural News) If you suffer from chronic pain, limit your consumption of tomatoes, eggplants, and other nightshades. It is believed that this plant group can contribute to inflammation. Nightshades, like tomatoes and eggplants, belong to the Solanaceae family which includes more than 2,000 species. This plant group has cholinesterase inhibiting glycoalkaloids and steroid alkaloids, such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Google's New Voice Bot Sounds, Um, Maybe Too Real
The company touts AI that peppers its conversation with "uh" and "hmm" to imitate the tics of human speech. Many observers took issue with how the bot apparently tricked a human on the phone.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa
This colorful salsa, made with bell peppers and pineapple, is the perfect topping for tortilla chips or grilled fish. And if you're in a rush, use roasted red peppers from a jar instead of roasting your own. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Super-Hot Pepper That Sent A Man To The ER
Carolina Reapers are some of the hottest peppers in the world. So hot, in fact, that for one man, participating in a pepper-eating contestant resulted in a painful, serious "thunderclap headache."(Image credit: Maria Dattola Photography/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Strawberries, Spinach Top List Of Pesticide Contamination
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s springtime and many of us are craving colorful seasonal delights, like for example, a strawberry spinach salad, but strawberries and spinach both top the list when it comes to pesticide contamination. The Environmental Working Group found that one sample of strawberries tested positive for 22 different pesticides and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. Other members of the so-called “dirty dozen” include nectarines, apples, and grapes. Can rinsing your produce with water help get rid of pesticide residues? Yes. So does...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local dirty dozen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pesticides Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

One of the world’s hottest peppers offers insights into headaches
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

One of the world's hottest peppers and a 'thunderclap headache'
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
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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

Super-hot chili pepper lands man in the hospital
In a contest, he ate a "Carolina Reaper," one of the world's hottest chili peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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WATCH: Hot off the press: Can peppers cause headaches?
A man rushed to the hospital after participating in a chili-pepper-eating contest may have triggered a hot medical discovery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hot off the press: Can peppers cause headaches?
In some people, brain arteries may narrow after eating spicy food. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Chili pepper-eating contest lands man in the hospital
In a contest, he ate a "Carolina Reaper," one of the world's hottest chili peppers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiery pepper causes 'thunderclap' headache
(Reuters Health) - Eating super-hot chili peppers can have painful effects that extend beyond a blazing mouth, doctors warn. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Man develops 'thunderclap headaches' after eating one of the world's hottest chili peppers
A 34-year-old man who ate a Carolina Reaper, one of the world's hottest chili peppers, during an eating competition developed dry heaves, severe neck pain and a "thunderclap headaches." The symptoms went on for days, according to a new report in BMJ Case Studies. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
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. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Birds help produce rare wild chili peppers through symbiotic relationships
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Iowa State University revealed that a certain species of birds helps chili peppers grow in the wild. According to the researchers, the data from their study helped them learn more about “a mutualistic, or mutually beneficial, relationship between birds and chili peppers in the Mariana Islands.” Haldre Rogers, an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stuffed quinoa peppers
Stuffed peppers are often made with ground meat. This meatless version is just as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes and zucchini. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Video: Stuffed quinoa peppers
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Video: Roasted red pepper hummus
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Video: Roasted red bell pepper pineapple salsa
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Video: Roasted red pepper pesto
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea opens up about OxyContin use
Flea, 55, the lead bassist for alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, says doctors should bear some of the blame for the opioid crisis in America after he was prescribed OxyContin in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news

Food waste is costing us all: The environmental and financial cost of spoiled food
(Natural News) You wouldn’t suspect bananas, apples, tomatoes, salad, sweet peppers, pears and grapes to be the primary culprits of a costly crime. Yet according to an AlphaGalileo article, a Swedish research team identified those aforementioned fresh produce to comprise nearly half of the food that goes to waste on the shelves of retail stores.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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