Contaminated products: Health Ranger discloses MORE details about the supplements industry
(Natural News) After receiving a lot of questions from consumers about my earlier warning of finding salmonella in a large commodity lot of raw pumpkin seed protein powder, I recorded a follow-up video to explain more. For the record, the summary of what I said is: Somebody is selling contaminated, dangerous pumpkin seed powder contaminated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated vs. CLEAN products: Health Ranger reveals what you need to know about the supplements industry
(Natural News) After receiving a lot of questions from consumers about my earlier warning of finding salmonella in a large commodity lot of raw pumpkin seed protein powder, I recorded a follow-up video to explain more. For the record, the summary of what I said is: Somebody is selling contaminated, dangerous pumpkin seed powder contaminated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ranger issues urgent warning about salmonella in pumpkin seed protein as Kellogg's issues nationwide recall
(Natural News) Pumpkin seed protein being sold across America right this minute is contaminated with salmonella and “crazy high” bacteria counts. We know this because we rejected a large lot of pumpkin seed protein after it failed our microbiology tests and flagged positive for salmonella. We then learned that the entire lot was sold to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replacing wheat flour with pumpkin seeds is a sneaky way to improve your child's diet
(Natural News) Children can be picky eaters – especially when it comes to feeding them with nutritious food. Researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland may have found a delicious and sneaky way to get them to eat healthily: Substituting wheat flour with pumpkin seed flour. The study, published in CyTA – Journal of Food,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Nutmeg's hidden power: Helping the liver
(American Chemical Society) Smelling nutmeg evokes images of fall, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. But the spice has been used for years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat gastrointestinal illnesses. Now one group reports in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research that they have figured out how nutmeg helps other organs, specifically the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime 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

Two women lose their HAIR after eating pumpkin soup
Just weeks after eating the root vegetables, the unnamed women, who are believed to be from France, experienced spontaneous alopecia, which affected their scalps and genitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The peril of pumpkin soup: Two women lose their HAIR after eating the dish and a side of squash!
Just weeks after eating the root vegetables, the unnamed women, who are believed to be from France, experienced spontaneous alopecia, which affected their scalps and genitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Wholesome Carrot, Apple and Oatmeal Muffins
If you crave a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the run, then these wholesome muffins hit the spot in every way. They are packed with fiber and quality ingredients and are the perfect portable meal if you need some quick nourishment. I love to make them when I know I’ve got a busy week in front of me. They last for about five days when stored in the fridge, and marry perfectly with an almond milk latte. The addition of a generous amount of grated carrot and apple helps to keep them delicate and moist, while the walnuts add a crunch and a boost of omega-3s. You don’t need to fuss when making these muffin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Video: Whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Nutritional Yeast
Oregon Food Bank is voluntarily recalling 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast, which was donated to the food bank. No illness has been reported but it was donated at the same time as two other recalled products -- chia and pumpkin seeds. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Pumpkin Seeds Because Of Possible Contamination By Listeria Species
As a result of the ongoing recall of donated chia seeds that began on March 12, 2018, Oregon Food Bank has initiated a voluntary recall of 63,825 pounds of pumpkin seeds received on the same donation. These donated pumpkin seeds have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria species. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Video: Pumpkin spice muffins
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When I cook dinners at home, I often like to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s probably the main reason why I like to double this particular recipe, so I have a grab-and-go healthy meal over the next few days and I don’t have to fuss too much in the kitchen. I love that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based on the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini or asparagus and fresh peas work really well, and then all you have to do is fold through a little quinoa and serve with a generous spoonful of basil pesto. Quinoa can be prepared very quickly, contains protein and is gluten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Unrefined pumpkin seed oil increases antioxidant properties of bakery products
(Natural News) The antioxidant properties of bakery products can be increased by adding unrefined pumpkin seed oil, according to a study published in the journal Agronomy Research. The researchers from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great examined the fatty acid compositions and biologically active components found in vegetable oils such as unrefined rice bran oil, unrefined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

More reasons to eat pumpkins and other gourds: They contain a compound that prevents the growth of lung cancer cells
(Natural News) Research suggested that cucurbitacin A found in melons, cucumbers, and other cucumis plants possesses anti-cancer properties that prevent lung cancer growth. A team of researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China carried out a study that evaluated the anti-tumor potential of cucurbitacin A on non-small cell lung cancer cells. Scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strangest things: fossils reveal how fungus shaped life on Earth
Fossil fungi from over 400m years ago have altered our understanding of early life on land and climate change over deep timeMuch of the weirdness depicted in the TV show Stranger Things is distinctly fungal. The massive organic underground network, the floating spores, and even the rotting pumpkin fields all capture the “otherness” of fungi: neither plants nor animals, often bizarre-looking, and associated with decay. As weird as they may seem to us, fungi are integral to the story of the evolution of our landscapes and climate.Molecular studies show us that animals and fungi share a more recent common ancestor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Fungi Fossils Science Plants Climate change Biology Evolution Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

What is 'pumpkin spice,'? And why do we crave it?
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack prevention: Eating SIX spoonfuls of pumpkin seeds daily lowers risk
HEART attacks could be more likely in people with low levels of phosphate in their blood, research has revealed. Pumpkin seeds, salmon and brazil nuts could be key to lowering your risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New needle-free vaccines could mean the end of the flu shot
(American Chemical Society) Autumn has arrived, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkin spice aromas are sweeping stores. It's also the season for flu shots. The good news is that the annual jab in the arm designed to protect us from the flu might one day be a thing of the past. An article in Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, describes advances in injection-free vaccination methods that are showing promise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Five Northern California Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Walnuts in Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Five Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California are voluntarily recalling frosted Pumpkin Drop cookies because the products contained tree nut allergens (walnuts) that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 31, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

WATCH: How to do a festive, full-body pumpkin workout
A festive fall exercise fad that uses pumpkins as props to help you get toned in time for Halloween has taken social media by storm this year. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: news

WATCH: Festive pumpkin workout helps get you in shape before Halloween
Barry's Bootcamp instructor Josey Greenwell demonstrates the "pumpkin workout" trend, which uses the seasonal fruit as a prop to help you get toned. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

What your food cravings mean, according to a nutritionist
Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian from Denver, recommends healthy alternatives to food cravings. She suggests substituting chips with roasted pumpkin seeds and sweets with fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Halloween and the Anxious Child: 7 Tips to Reduce Stress
Here comes Halloween. Grocery stores, big box stores, even the local hardware store, are festooned with pumpkins, life sized figures of skeletons and witches and graveyards. It’s all in fun, right? Right. But not for the anxious child. An anxious child already seems to have nerve endings too close to the surface. Generally nervous about new experiences and the unfamiliar, Halloween presents an additional challenge. For some anxious children, Halloween is the monster under the bed writ huge! Things that go “bump in the night” are not at all entertaining. What’s a parent to do? If you have a child und...
Source: Psych Central - October 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Anxiety Children and Teens Family Parenting anxiety. worry Anxious Children Child safety Halloween Safety Plan Source Type: news

Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Canned pumpkin: Better than fresh?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Pumpkin cream cheese dip or spread
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Katie Faragher, CPNPFrom the desk of  Katie Faragher, CPNPHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up:Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider adding reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.Masks can limit or block eyesight.  Consider non-toxic makeup ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

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     From the desks of Katie Faragher and Nithya SunderKatie Faragher, CPNPNithya Sunder, MDHalloween is approaching and children are excitedly talking about their costumes and trick-or-treating plans.  Below are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that will help keep your child safe this Halloween.All Dressed Up: Make sure all costume components and accessories (wigs, capes, etc.) are flame resistant, with colors that are bright and reflective. Make sure shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.Consider a...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Safety Source Type: news

Sorry, pumpkin spice latte. You're not the only way to indulge this holiday season
Pumpkins are for more than carving or scooping out of a can and into a pie crust. The seeds of the bright orange squash, and the spices associated with it, are showing up in handy, pantry-friendly products, lending a festive nutritional punch to everything from nut butters to popcorn.“Pumpkin... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Study warns of pumpkin-colored zombies
(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) Salt marsh research shows that growing abundance of tiny shrimp infected by a microscopic parasite may portend future threats to humankind through disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tom Hanks Will Return as David S. Pumpkins for an Animated Half-Hour SNL Special
David S. Pumpkins is returning for Halloween, and this year he’s getting his very own special. The Tom Hanks character scared and danced his way into people’s hearts when he first appeared in a Saturday Night Live sketch last October. This year, David S. Pumpkins is coming back as a cartoon with his own half-hour show, NBC announced Thursday. Hanks will voice the animated character alongside the skit’s three writers Mikey Day, Bobby Moynihan (who appeared as skeleton back-up dancers in the original skit), and Streeter Seidell. Peter Dinklage will also lend his vocal talents to the special. David S. Pum...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Zorthian Tags: Uncategorized onetime SNL Television Source Type: news

Can a Pumpkin-Shaped Molecule Bring a Different Ending to "Breaking Bad"?
Speed, uppers, chalk, glass, crystal, or whatever you prefer to call them, can be instantly detected from biological fluids with a new portable kit that costs as little as $50. Scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), have devised the first methamphetamine and amphetamine sensor that can detect minute concentrations of these drugs from a single drop of urine in real-time. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can a pumpkin-shaped molecule bring a different ending to 'Breaking Bad'?
(Institute for Basic Science) A cheap, sensitive, real-time meth and amphetamine drug detector wristband connected to a smartphone app could become the new alcohol breathalyzer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel ’s Takes a New Stand Against Pumpkin Spice Pizza
Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza. While earlier in the week, Kimmel promised his audience that he would “go back to talking about the Kardashians!” after fighting against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host once again used his monologue to preach about an evil he saw in the world, namely, pumpkin spice pizza. “Is nothing sacred?” complained Kimmel. The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live Late Night Comedy pumpkin spice Television Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel ’s Takes a New Stand Against the Threat of Pumpkin Spice Pizza
Now that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is off the table, Jimmy Kimmel has found his new moral stance—pumpkin spice pizza. While earlier in the week, Kimmel promised his audience that he would “go back to talking about the Kardashians!” after fighting against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host once again used his monologue to preach about an evil he saw in the world, namely, pumpkin spice pizza. “Is nothing sacred?” complained Kimmel. The pizza in question comes from Villa Italian Kitchen, the people who brought the world...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live Late Night Comedy pumpkin spice Television Source Type: news

These Are The Best Places to Travel in October
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Olander / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Truck Full of Pumpkins Catches on Fire and Explodes on Florida Highway
(SAN ANTONIO, Fla.) — In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins blocked traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins struck a guard rail on southbound Interstate 75 near Tampa early Friday, sparking a fire. The truck then exploded, spilling the burning pumpkins onto the highway. The 44-year-old woman who was driving the truck wasn’t injured in the crash. Gaskins says traffic on the interstate’s southbound lanes was backed up for several miles. He says the roadway will have to be repaved...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs deaf to their own mating calls
Pumpkin toadlet frogs are only known case of an animal that continues to make a communication signal even after the target audience has lost the ability to hear itHumans trying to chat each other up in a noisy nightclub may find verbal communication futile. But it appears even more pointless forpumpkin toadlets after scientists discovered that females have lost the ability to hear the sound of male mating calls.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Amphibians Animal behaviour Wildlife Zoology Environment Science Biology World news Source Type: news

Here ’s the Story of How David S. Pumpkins Became Your Halloween Hero
David S. Pumpkins is one of the great unsung heroes of our time. Besides becoming a notorious Halloween icon after being brought to life by Tom Hanks on an episode of Saturday Night Live, David S. Pumpkins also became a popular Halloween costume and a hypeman in a memorable SNL rap video starring Kenan Thompson. However, it turns out that Hanks’ beloved turn as the spooky character almost didn’t happen. According to a story told by SNL alum Bobby Moynihan on Late Night With Seth Meyers, who wrote the sketch with Mikey Day, Hanks wasn’t sure if the sketch was going to work and even went so far as to sugges...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized Bobby Moynihan Chris Hemsworth David S. Pumpkins Late Night Television Saturday Night Live SNL Tom Hanks Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins
Friday may officially mark the first day of Fall, but retailers have been getting into the spirit of the season for weeks: pumpkin-flavored items started hitting shelves in August, and some Starbucks locations have been selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Sept. 1. The array of pumpkin-flavored items seems to get more surprising by the year, from pumpkin-flavored wine to pet food. And people are eating it up: Nielsen says sales of pumpkin-flavored items have reached a new high, bringing in $414 million in the U.S. between the end of July 2016 and the end of July 2017 — up from $286 million over that same period of time...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news