Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases surge past 600,000 as country's death toll passes Italy
South Africa sees record jump in cases; New York urges protesters to get tested; Turkey announces weekend lockdown in 15 cities; US jobless claims pass 42m. Follow the latest updatesBrazil infections pass 600,000 as death toll passes Italy ’sSouth Africa sees record jump in casesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage6.27amBSTBritain ’s test-and-trace systemcould take another four months before it is working properly, the Guardian has learned, raising concerns about how the country might cope with a second wave of coronavirus infections. Tony Prestedge, a banker drafted in to run the NHS...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Interrogator, Therapist, Nurse: What it Takes to be a Coronavirus Contact Tracer
(SALT LAKE CITY) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been and who he’s been around for the past seven days. She gently peppers him with questions, including where he and his wife stopped to buy flowers on a visit to a cemetery. She encourages him to go through his bank statement to see if it reminds him of any store visits he made. Read more: Here’s How Quickly Coronavirus Is Spreading in Your State Midway...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brady Mccombs / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Recipe: Asparagus, tomato and red pepper French bread pizza
Are you craving the taste of a pizza but not the guilt and all the calories?Consider trying this healthy remake of French bread pizza that could turn into your new favorite Friday night treat. It's easy, delicious and approx. 265 calories per slice. Dietitian's note: For a crispier pizza, bake on a pizza stone -- [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Beat the Common Cold
Researchers in Canada and China are testing a powerful immune booster that provides broad-spectrum protection against the common cold and a number of viruses including SARS, Ebola and H1N1. They’re currently running clinical trials to prove its effectiveness against coronavirus. I’m talking about quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that is already available as a supplement. Previous research shows that quercetin’s antiviral capacity works in three ways. Quercetin can: Stop the virus from infecting cells Reduce the reproduction of cells that are already infected And reduce infected cells resistance t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your Body ’s First Responders
B vitamins aren’t glamourous… With the exception of vitamin B12, you may not be familiar with what the other B vitamins do. That can be a problem. B vitamins are critical nutrients for your immune system. And you may think you’re getting enough when you’re not. If you read ingredient labels, you often see B vitamins listed. The packaging may even say, “fortified with B vitamins.” But these are not really vitamins at all. They are “chemical copies” that have no real nutritional value. Today, I’ll show you how B vitamins help you beat infections and how to get the b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lactic acid bacteria present in kimchi cabbage and garlic carry out the fermentation
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) Kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable food, is fermented by lactic acid bacteria derived from raw ingredients, such as kimchi cabbage, garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Lactic acid bacteria produce various metabolites during fermentation in response to the type of ingredients and storage temperature, and the metabolites determine the flavor and quality of kimchi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fall precipitation predicts abundance of curly top disease and guides weed management
(American Phytopathological Society) Transmitted by an insect known as the beet leafhopper, curly top disease is a viral disease affecting many crops, including melons, peppers, sugar beets, and tomatoes. Curly top can kill or stunt the plants or result in poorly developed fruit or no fruit at all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research COVID-19 Survey (GCCR)
Source: Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research (GCCR). Published: 2020. The Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research COVID-19 Survey (GCCR) is about how COVID-19 or other upper respiratory illnesses affect taste, smell, and chemesthesis (e.g., burn of chili peppers). The questionnaire is deployed in 21 languages and data collection is ongoing. The Questionnaire was created by the Global Consortium for Chemosensory Research which has more than>500 members in more than 50 countries. Preliminary testing of these items was conducted by an expert review and other validation efforts (e.g., the comparison of these que...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chili Peppers May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Researchers followed 23,000 people in Italy for eight years and found that those who ate chili peppers at least four times a week had a 40% lower risk of death from heart attack and a more than 50% lower risk of death from stroke, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 18, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chili Peppers May Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Death Risk Eating chili peppers on a regular basis could reduce your risk of death from heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chili Peppers May Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Death Risk
Title: Chili Peppers May Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Death RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can Chili Peppers Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes? What This Study Really Says
This study could prompt a chili reception, but should it? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Eating Chili Peppers Tied to Reduced Risk of Death Eating Chili Peppers Tied to Reduced Risk of Death
But one expert cautioned that it's too soon to start popping capsaicin tablets or dousing food with hot sauce.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Eating Chili Peppers Cuts Risk Of Death From Heart Attack And Stroke, Study Says
(CNN) — That delicious penne all’arrabiata may have benefits that go further than putting a smile on your face, according to a new study. For many years, chili has been hailed for its therapeutic properties, and now researchers have found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Carried out in Italy, where chili is a common ingredient, the study compared the risk of death among 23,000 people, some of whom ate chili and some of whom didn’t. Participants’ health status and eating habits were monitored over eight years, and researchers found that the ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could hot chili peppers reduce mortality risk?
A study finds that those who regularly eat hot chilis have a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who eat chilis rarely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack and stroke, study says
For many years, chili has been hailed for its therapeutic properties, and now researchers have found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating chili peppers four times a week 'cuts your risk of suffering a heart attack by 40%'
Researchers examined the diets of nearly 23,000 people who live in Italy. Regular consumption of chili reduced the risk of an early death, even though some chili lovers rarely ate fruits or vegetables. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capsaicin and lung cancer: Can a natural compound from chili peppers prevent metastasis?
(Natural News) Chili peppers are often used to give dishes a spicy kick – but they are more than that. Researchers from the Marshall University in West Virginia discovered that the natural compound that gives chili peppers their “heat” called capsaicin could be used against lung cancer. Lung cancer is a type of cancer that typically spreads to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How chili peppers can slow down the progression of lung cancer
(Natural News) Did you know that chili peppers could potentially offer a natural solution to cancer? Researchers from the Marshall University – Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine found that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can stop lung cancer metastasis dead on its tracks. The search for lung cancer treatment is important as this type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cracked wheat chili
Try this quick, zesty vegetarian chili packed with bell peppers, bulgur wheat, beans, tomatoes and spices. The bulgur wheat looks like ground beef and adds a lot of fiber. As a result, this healthy vegetarian chili looks a lot like traditional chili. Each week, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports
Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prepper medicine: Cayenne pepper boosts metabolism, kills bacteria and even stops bleeding
(Natural News) You can always grow your own medicinal herbs or source them from the wild. But if you could only have one medicinal herb in your survival bag, it should probably be cayenne pepper. Cayenne peppers are a type of chili pepper that belongs to the nightshade family of flowering plants. Originally grown in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chilis Not So Hot for the Brain After All? Chilis Not So Hot for the Brain After All?
Contrary to previous findings that chili may enhance cognitive function, new research suggests consuming more than 50 g/day of hot chili peppers is linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Salsa's a Zesty Alternative to Sauces
TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 -- Looking for a fresh way to top your burger, seafood and other proteins? Use hot peppers to create a zesty alternative to mayo or butter-based sauces. Homemade pepper-based salsas are a healthy and flavorful way to liven up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compound in non-pungent peppers found to protect the liver, improve blood sugar, and reduce weight gain
(Natural News) Spicy peppers are known to aid in weight loss. However, not everyone can tolerate their taste. Fortunately, there is a milder and more palatable alternative: dihydrocapsiate supplements. Dihydrocapsiate is a compound that belongs to the capsinoid family. It is structurally related to the compound capsaicin but is present in non-pungent peppers. Dihydrocapsiate not only... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2019 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 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 in time for you to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted red pepper pesto
Traditional pesto is made with basil and pine nuts, but you can experiment with many variations. This one's a winner! 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 in time for you to try over the weekend. You also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Citrus remoulade with seafood
Try a little citrus in your seafood dip this holiday 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 -- [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Barley risotto with asparagus
This is a great side dish and best with seasonable vegetables. Try summer squash, butternut squash, carrots or peppers. 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 in time for you to try over the weekend. You also can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 27, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

MORE food recalls: Norovirus-infected frozen berries and listeria-infected red peppers
According to the CDC, food can be contaminated with norovirus if it is touched by someone with poop or vomit on their hands. Listeria is a type of bacteria that can get in food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Small/miniature sweet and hot peppers, such as snack peppers, are a rapidly growing class of specialty peppers. As with grapes and watermelons and certain other fruits, low seed count is an important attribute for consumer acceptance of small-fruited specialty peppers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Turn Up the Heat With Healthy Hot Chili Peppers
MONDAY, May 27, 2019 -- Red or green, sweet or hot, peppers are a great source of vitamins A, C, E and many of the B vitamins, plus minerals like calcium, iron and potassium. These and other nutrients are jammed into a low-calorie " package " that's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best 10 foods to boost metabolism
Chili peppers, protein sources, and green vegetables are among the best foods for boosting metabolism. In this article, we provide a list of the best metabolism boosting foods and other tips to increase metabolic rate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Researchers Say Give Them A Reason
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods? Researchers at Washington State University and Florida State University say it may be as simple as giving them a reason. Parents often say, “Eat your spinach or else,” or “You can’t leave the table until you drink your milk.” But how often does that work? Not often, so researchers wanted to see whether explaining the benefits of healthy foods could make a difference. They studied a group of 3- to 5-year-olds for six weeks and offered them two of their least favorite of the following healthy foods: green peppers, tomato...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Uncategorized Children's Health Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Vegetarian chili
This meatless chili gets its kick from Fresno peppers. If you can't find them, jalapeno peppers are a good substitute. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - April 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lung Cancer Source Type: news

New Study Says Eating Chili Peppers Could Slow Lung Cancer Progression
BOSTON (CBS) — Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women but researchers at Marshall University found that a compound in spicy foods could help slow the spread of lung cancer. The compound is called capsaicin and gives chili peppers their heat, but it’s currently used in creams or patches to treat chronic pain. And now researchers are studying its potential anti-cancer properties. In a series of experiments, researchers found that capsaicin can inhibit the growth and proliferation of lung cancer cells and when mice were fed capsaicin they had smaller areas of metastatic cells in their lu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Lung Cancer Source Type: news

Spicy food could offer hope in tackling cancer
Researchers at Marshall University, West Virginia, examined the effects of capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, on three types of cancer cell in the laboratory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spicy compound from chili peppers slows lung cancer progression
(Experimental Biology) Findings from a new study show that the compound responsible for chili peppers' heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process called metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Natural pain relief: Capsicum, lavender and peppermint essential oils can help relieve fibromyalgia pain
(Natural News) Essential oils are known to effectively alleviate pain and increase the energy produced by the cells in the tissues. Given these beneficial effects, researchers believe that the oils drawn from capsicum, lavender, and peppermint could be potential therapies for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is indicated by chronic pain, constant fatigue, and sharp changes in mood. There are only a handful of treatments that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticancer food: Jalapeños strip away the defenses of cancer cells
(Natural News) The chemical that gives jalapeños and other hot peppers their burn may have powerful anticancer effects, research continues to show. While research has shown that the chemical capsaicin is effective at shrinking tumors in a variety of cancer types, some of the most detailed research has been performed on prostate cancer. In this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Eat greens... and baby will too!
A new study found that pregnant women who ate a diet rich in green vegetables such as leafy greens, green peppers, peas and Brussels sprouts had babies who enjoyed them too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Save money by growing peppers year round inside your house
(Natural News) Organic peppers are wonderful, colorful vegetables that can add a zest to any meal, whether they are stuffed and baked, grilled, smothered onto enchiladas, tossed into salads or simply enjoyed as a raw snack. The taste of a pepper, depending on the type and size, varies from mild and sweet to spicy, burning hot — challenging and delighting the taste... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prepper secret: Cayenne pepper offers a natural way to improve blood circulation in your feet
(Natural News) Cayenne peppers (Capsicum annuum) have an impressive nutrient profile and they are often used to flavor various dishes. But did you know that preppers also use cayenne peppers to make an herbal salve that can help keep their feet warm? (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Keeping your feet warm is crucial to long-term foot health. But... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why diabetics should eat more chili peppers, according to scientists
(Natural News) Chili peppers (Capsicum annuum) are used across the globe as an ingredient for spicy foods. Their hot pungent taste is attributed to a compound called capsaicin. However, there’s so much more to this compound than the kick that it gives to food. Researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Shadan College of Pharmacy, and Geethanjali College of Pharmacy in India... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spice up your life with paprika, and experience a bevy of health benefits
(Natural News) Make your life a little less boring by using some paprika. This spice is produced from different varieties of Capsicum annuum peppers, including hot red chili peppers and sweet bell peppers. It is perfect for people who want just the right amount of spice since paprika is not as hot as crushed cayenne and jalapeno peppers.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cayenne peppers are medicinal powerhouses that deserve a spot in your emergency medical kit
(Natural News) Add some spice to your emergency medical kit with cayenne peppers. This small but highly nutritious superfood packs a punch against various health problems. Some examples of its health benefits include the following: Stopping a stuffy nose — Cayenne peppers are effective against nasal congestion due to the common colds, flu, and allergies. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating chili regularly may make you live longer
(Natural News) Everyone should try to add some chili peppers into his or her diet. Not only does the spice turn an ordinary or even boring meal into a literally mouthwatering treat, but consuming a large amount of the spice could help you live a healthier and longer life. The fruit of the Capsicum genus is a very popular spice... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news