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 31, 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

Teal Pumpkins Offer Allergy Safe Halloween Stops
The Food Allergy Research and Education wants to make Halloween inclusive for kids with food allergies, who may feel excluded because many Halloween foods are on their no-no list. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can pumpkin seed extract help relieve the symptoms of enlarged prostate?
(Natural News) Men who are suffering from a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate may find relief from their symptoms with the humble pumpkin seed, according to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. European researchers investigated the effects of a supplement containing pumpkin seed extract on the symptoms of BPH.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blue Halloween buckets raise autism awareness
For some children with autism, trick-or-treating could be overwhelming, but blue pumpkins will let others know they are trying to enjoy the day (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Plants be Thy Medicine – You Are What You Eat
Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health World Food Day Source Type: news

Pumpkin cream cheese dip or spread
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teal Pumpkins Offer Halloween Safe Zone For Kids With Food Allergies
Food allergies can sap some of the fun out of Halloween, as hidden and known allergens in candy spook kids and their parents. The Teal Pumpkin Project organizes an effort to offer children non-food items like glows sticks and bubbles, all while raising awareness of a growing public-health problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristen Gerencher, Contributor Source Type: news

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels after eating
(Natural News) The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels
(Natural News) The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seasonal Drinks With a Lighter Touch
FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 -- With pumpkin spice lattes already hitting coffee shops, it's never too soon to rethink favorite seasonal sips and cut calories without sacrificing flavor. Here are four to try from now until the holidays really begin! Each... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study
Title: AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - September 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Should Parents Worry About Kids Drinking Coffee?
Spend an afternoon hanging out in a Starbucks or Dunkin, and you’ll probably see a handful of teens—and maybe even some younger kids—stopping in for a cup of coffee. A 2017 industry report from the National Coffee Association found that the percentage of Americans aged 13 to 18 who drink coffee every day had risen to 37%, marking a 14-percentage-point increase since 2014. The image of a 13-year-old drinking coffee seems somehow wrong—a child enjoying an adult’s habit. But there’s actually a lot of good in it. Recent studies have found that coffee consumption may lower a person’s ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Caffeine Coffee health kids Source Type: news

Sudan: Dr. Ehsan Finds Pumpkins Can Make Nutritional, Therapeutic Wonders
[SudaNow] For many years now, Dr. Ehsan Mohammad Alhadi has been pondering and researching the nutritional and therapeutic characteristics of the common vegetable 'pumpkin' and has come out with wonders about this plant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

Are Raisins Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Nutrition experts tend to favor a “less is more” approach when it comes to deciding what to eat: choosing whole, minimally processed foods over those with long, unpronounceable ingredient lists. Raisins, otherwise known as dried grapes, fit the bill. “They’re a whole food that’s minimally processed with no added ingredients or preservatives,” says Jenny Friedman, a Philadelphia-based dietitian. But raisins are also relatively high in sugar and calories. So are raisins healthy? Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional profile of raisins. What are the health benefits of r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

What makes eggnog so addictive?
It's the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday dessert options that won't totally submarine your diet
Gingerbread, candy cane, pumpkin spice, eggnog; the flavors of the holiday season are everywhere. But gone are the days when, if you were on a specific nutrition plan, you had to sacrifice the enjoyment of festive flavors. Today — from vegan tarts to Paleo-friendly brownies — if you want to indulge... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Nutmeg exhibits powerful anti-diabetes properties, concludes study
(Natural News) Nutmeg isn’t just for pumpkin spice and eggnogs. In a study, researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica found that the spice — which has a botanical name of Myristica fragrans — can be used to improve blood clotting and even prevent diabetes. Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica looked at the effects of nutmeg in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evil tech giants now operating under Sharia Law
(Natural News) As millions of Americans were enjoying turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie with their friends and family during the recent Thanksgiving holiday, social media giant Twitter was busy axing the accounts of more users who hold “politically incorrect” views, including conservative commentator and reporter Laura Loomer. For the simple “crime” of addressing the truths... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the amount of pumpkin seeds you should eat to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Eating pumpkin seeds could help to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms, as they ’re rich in magnesium. But how many should you be eating every day to avoid diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 60p snack you should eat every day to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Eating pumpkin seeds could help to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms, as they ’re rich in magnesium. But how many should you be eating every day to avoid diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa: Mobile Kitchens a Game Changer for School Nutrition
[SAnews.gov.za] Steamed pumpkin with rice and beef stew was the first meal served from the brand new mobile kitchen to pupils at Tlakukani Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hard cider, with a shot of sugar
(American Chemical Society) Autumn is the season for falling leaves, pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and apple cider. Yet new research indicates that, in addition to alcohol, some hard ciders may contain a hefty dose of added sugar, which may not be disclosed on the label. The researchers report their results in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This West African vegetable can be used to heal an impaired liver
(Natural News) Researchers continue to find alternative medicines in plants. One example is the West African vegetable called fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) which can be used to treat a damaged liver, according to a study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences. The liver is an important body organ because it plays an essential role... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Harrowing Halloween Injuries And How To Avoid Them This Spooky Season
Eggs, pumpkins and face paint? What could possibly go wrong this Halloween? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Butternut squash is a yummy way to boost your vitamin C levels
(Natural News) Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), which belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family of cucurbits or gourds, is also called winter or pumpkin squash. A good source of vitamin C, butternut squash is also rich in carotenoids and minerals. Butternut squash has complex carbohydrates and significant amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium, and riboflavin. The gourd also contains carotenoids like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The delicious, nutritious pumpkin
Pumpkin: Is canned better than fresh?? Fresh foods generally have a higher nutrient content than cooked or canned foods. But in the case of pumpkin, both fresh and canned are packed with nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin A and iron. From pancakes to?soup to pasta sauce to?dessert, pumpkin can be a nutritious, delicious addition to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WATCH: How to do the ultimate festive fall workout
Trainer Josey Greenwell shows you how you can get a full body workout at home using props such as pumpkins and apples. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news