Here's why the smell of pumpkin spice moves us, according to science
The appeal of pumpkin spice has a lot to do with how we associate smells and flavors with fall — despite the fact that the flavoring doesn't contain any actual pumpkin. (Image credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Treisman Source Type: news

The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin seed oil found to reduce hypertension risk in postmenopausal women
(Natural News) An international study by researchers from the U.S. and Iran has found that pumpkin seed oil can potentially reduce the risk of hypertension in women. In their study, published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, the team looked at how supplementing with pumpkin seed oil can impact vascular function in postmenopausal women.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are we addicted to pumpkin spice? Perception researchers stress the power of fall scents
This autumn flavor scent often triggers familiar, cozy memories which creates a national nostalgia and desire to reunite with the upcoming season. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Seth Rogen Asks Why Emmy Awards Didn ’t Take More Covid-19 Precautions
Wearing an orange suit, Rogen began in a rather pumpkin spicy manner with, “Let me start by saying there is way too many of us in this little room. What are we doing?” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Hollywood & Entertainment /hollywood-entertainment pharma Source Type: news

Watch Smashing Pumpkins Play “Quiet” For The First Time In 27 Years At Riot Fest
The Smashing Pumpkins headlined Riot Fest 2021 in their Chicago hometown last night. They took the opportunity to dust off a few... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Ragweed Levels Mean Fall Allergy Season Is Near
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- While some may think of scents like cinnamon or pumpkin spice when the season turns to fall, others are breathing in something much less pleasant. Autumn is also allergy season for those sensitive to ragweed. " A spike in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hayrides, pumpkin carving: 12 things for plant lovers to do in L.A. right now
With fall on its way, here are some classes, garden-y Halloween events and other activities to keep gardeners and plant lovers busy. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

Starbucks' new apple crisp macchiato joins pumpkin spice latte on the fall menu
Starbucks is kicking off autumn with the apple crisp macchiato, the latest limited-time addition to its seasonal lineup. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's when the Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Starbucks
Starbucks is bringing back the Pumpkin Spice Latte on Tuesday for those people already craving fall. It marks the earliest return date... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looming threat of phytophthora blight may affect pumpkin pie fillings for Thanksgiving
(Natural News) Phytophthora blight — a vine infection that damages vegetables like peppers, cucumbers, squash and pumpkins — is showing up early this year, and it could threaten the availability of pumpkin pie fillings for Thanksgiving. “After the middle of August, or close to the end of the season in September or so it’s not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists turn food scraps into construction material stronger than concrete
(Natural News) It turns out, scraps from fruits and vegetables make for durable building products. Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo discovered how to turn food waste into robust construction materials that retain their edible nature. Vacuum-dried, pulverized seaweed, cabbage leaves and orange, onion, pumpkin and banana peels were used to make materials that were at least... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best hair loss treatment for men: Pumpkin seed oil boosts hair growth by 40 percent
THE MECHANISMS that cause hair loss are hard to thwart but pumpkin seed oil has been shown to cut through. In one study, the natural solution boosted hair growth by 40 percent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatments: Three natural solutions backed by concrete evidence
TREATING hair loss is an uphill battle with diminishing returns but certain products have been shown to overcome the barriers. Evidence supports the application of pumpkin seed oil, rosemary oil and saw palmetto to combat androgenetic alopecia - a common form of hair loss in both men and women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Of apples and oil pumpkins: News from microbiome research
(Graz University of Technology) The extent to which the composition of the microbiome of apples and oil pumpkins depends on the geographical location and what insights can be derived from this for breeding, health and shelf life of the fruits is shown in two recent publications by researchers at TU Graz. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Pumpkin seed oil shown to block the mechanism that drives hair loss
HAIR loss is commonly caused by the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to thwart this mechanism and promote hair growth in men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome sequenced for pesky pumpkin pathogen
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Pumpkin growers dread the tiny tan scabs that form on their fruit, each lesion a telltale sign of bacterial spot disease. The specks don't just mar the fruit's flesh, they provide entry points for rot-inducing fungus and other pathogens that can destroy pumpkins and other cucurbits from the inside out. Either way, farmers pay the price, with marketable yields reduced by as much as 90%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Pumpkin seed oil reverses male pattern baldness says study
HAIR loss can seem deterministic but you can interrupt and even reverse it. Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to halt and reverse the mechanisms that underpin male pattern baldness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pesticide imidacloprid threatens future for key pollinator
(University of Guelph) An insecticide used to control pest infestations on squash and pumpkins significantly hinders the reproduction of ground-nesting bees -- valuable pollinators for many food crops, new research has revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Best supplements for hair growth: Pumpkin seed oil increases hair growth by 30 percent
BEST supplements for hair growth: One should temper expectations when browsing hair loss treatments because the research is scarce. However, a significant study backs taking pumpkin seed oil supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Pumpkin seed oil promotes hair growth by blocking hormone behind it
BEST hair loss treatment: Herbal remedies are increasingly recognised as credible treatments for hair loss. Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to target DHT - a key contributor to hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Pumpkin seed oil has a positive anabolic effect to increase hair grow
HAIR loss treatment: Pumpkin seed oil, whether taken as a supplement or applied directly on the scalp with the oil, is said to be an effective treatment in helping to increase hair growth. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billy Corgan on the time he visited Eddie Van Halen ’s studio: “It was like a religious experience”
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has opened up about the time he saw legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen play in his studio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cucurbit downy mildew pathogen has two genetically distinct host-adapted clades
(American Phytopathological Society) North Carolina State University plant pathologists determined that the causal pathogen, Pseudoperonospora cubensis, has two genetically distinct host-adapted clades and also found that wild cucurbits can serve as reservoirs for this pathogen. Clade 1 isolates more frequently infect squash, pumpkin, and watermelon while clade 2 impacted cucumber and cantaloupe. They also found that evidence of recombination in clade 1 isolates but not clade 2 isolates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Pandemic Election Has The Two Presidential Campaigns Living In Different Universes
Donald Trump rallied in a town that canceled its beloved pumpkin festival because of the coronavirus. The biggest crowd Kamala Harris... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin picking warning: Study finds certain pumpkins could cause hair loss
PUMPKIN season is upon us, and while the winter squash has made appearances at Halloween and Thanksgiving for many years, demand for edible varieties has reached record levels. But a study warns of the dangers of picking a certain type of pumpkin - it could lead to food poisoning and hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off October With Pumpkin-Picking 'Sun Daze'
Jennifer Lopez jumped right into fall fun this weekend, enjoying an October outing with her family. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Trick-or-Treat Safely on Halloween
You can still safely celebrate the ghoulish season, but trick-or-treating and other celebrations may have to be modified to protect against coronavirus infection. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Halloween Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Costumes Holidays and Special Occasions Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Masks Candy Ghosts Haunted Houses Pumpkins Source Type: news

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Paint Pumpkins With Daughter True: Pics
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson had a happy family day with daughter True as they painted pumpkins together on Saturday, October... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

True Thompson Gets Crafty Painting Pumpkins with Parents Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
It's officially Halloween time in the Kardashian house, and True is painting pumpkins. See her adorable craft session with her parents... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fending Off Asthma Attacks During a Pandemic
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Falling leaves, pumpkins and apples are signs of fall. And so is asthma. Asthma attacks tend to increase in early autumn. During the coronavirus pandemic, it's especially important for people with the disease to know how to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most Halloween events are canceled. But some pumpkin patches are open for business
Most events are canceled for Halloween due to the coronavirus. But you can still pick your own pumpkin at these pumpkin patches. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

5 Health benefits of muskmelon, a sweet superfood that's rich in vitamin C
(Natural News) Muskmelon is a sweet and nutritious fruit with a variety of culinary uses and health benefits. It belongs to the gourd family and is related to other fruits that are often confused as vegetables, such as squash, pumpkin and zucchini. There are several varieties of muskmelon. There are netted types like cantaloupe and smooth-skinned types like honeydew and casaba melon.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire-extinguishing characteristics and flame retardant mechanism of polylactide foams: influence of tricresyl phosphate combined with natural flame retardant - Suparanon T, Phetwarotai W.
Extrusion and compression molding techniques were used to process polylactide (PLA) foams using a mixture blowing agent. Tricresyl phosphate (TCP) and natural flame retardants (NFR) from pumpkin (PK) and soybean (SB) were added to rigid PLA foams and the f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Eating nutrient-rich pumpkin seeds can help boost your heart health
(Natural News) Pumpkins are an important part of the holiday season. From pumpkin pies to pumpkin spice lattes, a proper holiday meal is not complete without this bright orange fruit. Unfortunately, pumpkin seeds tend to be discarded. For one thing, the tiny seeds don’t offer as much “meat” as the thick and vibrant pulp. But despite... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bumblebees' aversion to pumpkin pollen may help plants thrive
(Cornell University) Cornell University researchers have found that squash and pumpkin pollen have physical, nutritional and chemical defense qualities that are harmful to bumblebees. The results of their recent study suggest that deterring bumblebees from collecting and eating pollen may provide an evolutionary benefit to cucurbit plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bumblebees aversion to pumpkin pollen may help plants thrive
(Cornell University) Cornell University researchers have found that squash and pumpkin pollen have physical, nutritional and chemical defense qualities that are harmful to bumblebees. The results of their recent study suggest that deterring bumblebees from collecting and eating pollen may provide an evolutionary benefit to cucurbit plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Looking at the effects of pumpkin seed extract on men with benign prostatic hyperplasia
In this study, researchers from Austria, Germany and Switzerland investigated the effects of a proprietary oil-free hydroethanolic pumpkin seed extract on the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. The majority of men are affected by symptomatic BPH from a certain age. Extracts from medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater: the Dark Triad, attitudes towards doping, and cheating behavior among athletes - Nicholls AR, Madigan DJ, Duncan L, Hallward L, Lazuras L, Bingham K, Fairs LRW.
We examined the relationships between the Dark Triad personality traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy), attitudes towards doping, and cheating behavior among athletes. One-hundred and sixty-four athletes completed a completed a matrix solv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Don't wait for Thanksgiving to eat pumpkin seeds: Enjoy their anti-cancer properties and other health benefits year-round
(Natural News) During Halloween or Thanksgiving, pumpkins are everywhere. They are used to make pies or jack-o’-lanterns, but the seeds are often thrown away. Pumpkins have been known to offer health benefits, but their seeds are just as nutritious and are even shown to have anti-cancer properties. So, don’t wait for a special occasion to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Halloween is a dangerous holiday in America from peak car accidents to pumpkin carving injuries
Safety experts discuss with DailyMail.com how to keep your kids safe during the Halloween from preventing pumpkin carving injuries to being aware of candy potentially laced with marijuana. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paint pumpkins rather than carving them with dangerous knives
Parents have been warned against giving their children knives to carve out pumpkins or use naked flames because of the possibility of fire or severe cutting injuries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try This Easy Pumpkin Dessert for Halloween
THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- Pumpkin-flavored drinks and desserts are everywhere this time of year, often adding unwanted calories with surprisingly little real pumpkin. But you don't have to miss out on pumpkin's nutrients -- vitamin A along with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Making Mayo Recipes: Whole wheat pumpkin pancakes
Your next brunch or sleepover party calls for healthy, hearty whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes. This recipe uses fat-free greek yogurt and if you want to prepare the batter ahead of time, keep the dry and wet ingredients separate until ready to cook. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Inviting stigma or squashing it? Use of blue pumpkins for trick-or-treaters with autism debated
Pumpkins, specifically blue ones, have become the subject of a divisive battle between Autism Canada and organizations and parents who are adopting the practice for their children to use trick-or-treating on Halloween.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Family Focus: Halloween Safety Tips
BOSTON (CBS) – With less than a week to go until Halloween, Dr. Mallika Marshall shared a few tips on how to keep your little ghouls and goblins safe as they hit the streets to collect their loot. Costume Safety: Bright and reflective Avoid tripping hazards with strings, long fabric Avoid masks which limit visibility Flame resistant materials Trick or Treating: Have enough parents on hand Bring flashlights Make route and return home plan for older kids Well-lit streets Use sidewalk Be careful crossing the street Being a Good Trick or Treating Neighbor: Well-lit walkway Remove wet leaves or snow Secure pets Rem...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Family Focus Halloween Halloween Safety Trick Or Treat Source Type: news

Family Focus: Halloween Safety Tips From Costumes To Candy To Your Home
BOSTON (CBS) – With less than a week to go until Halloween, Dr. Mallika Marshall shared a few tips on how to keep your little ghouls and goblins safe as they hit the streets to collect their loot. Costume Safety: Bright and reflective Avoid tripping hazards with strings, long fabric Avoid masks which limit visibility Flame resistant materials Trick or Treating: Have enough parents on hand Bring flashlights Make route and return home plan for older kids Well-lit streets Use sidewalk Be careful crossing the street Being a Good Trick or Treating Neighbor: Well-lit walkway Remove wet leaves or snow Secure pets Rem...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Family Focus Halloween Halloween Safety Trick Or Treat Source Type: news

AHA News: 5 Scary Health Facts to Spook You This Halloween
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Spooky, scream-inducing characters whose health has clearly taken a turn for the worse– skeletons and ghosts, for example– are as much a part of Halloween fun as pumpkins... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news