8 Remedies for Minor Pet Emergencies
1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways - everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, to running outdoors over sharp rocks. Solution: Styptic powder. If you don't have styptic powder on hand, for minor bleeding grab either cornstarch or flour from your kitchen, pour some into a small bowl, and dip the injured paw into the powder to stop the bleeding. 2. Problem: Bee sting. Most bee stings occur on a paw or the face. Not only are bee stings painful, but your pet could also have an allergic reaction. Solution: Credit card and quercetin. If you need to remove ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has pumpkin-sized tumour removed from his neck after 25 YEARS
Ian Crow, 66, from Sc.horpe, had a a pleomorphic adenoma, a benign tumour of the salivary glands. He let it grow for so long because it 'became a part of him,' he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrition: An Opportunity to Advance Health Equity
Did you know that your zip code can be a predictor of your health? So can your place of birth, where you work and play, your income and education, and a host of other factors -- in addition to the choices you make each day about what to eat. These factors, what public health professionals recognize as "social determinants of health," are linked to the inequities in health and health care (health disparities), among racial and ethnic minorities in America. During National Minority Health Month each April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) leads the nation in raising awa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin spice muffins
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - April 18, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Why You're Doing Salad Wrong (And Six Ways to Make It Right)
If I told you to close your eyes and imagine a dinner salad, what would you see? If you're like many of my patients, "salad" brings up thoughts of dieting, deprivation, and yes -- boredom. Truth is, if you're doing salad the right way, it can actually become a staple you look upon as delicious nutrition. Here's how to do salad right! Throw out those reduced fat dressings You may think you're doing yourself a favor by selecting a reduced-fat version of your favorite salad dressing, but you're not. The majority of food products which claim "reduced fat" or "fat free" compensate by adding sugar. This lowers the total calo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrient for Tinnitus Treatment
If you’re suffering from tinnitus, I’m pretty sure doctors and ENT specialists have told you something like: “I’m afraid you’re just going to have to live with it” or “It’s just age-related hearing loss.” What is tinnitus? Tinnitus, the constant ringing, thundering, whooshing or whistling in the ears, is aggravating and nerve-racking. It robs you of sleep. It shatters your focus and concentration. And it drowns out your hearing, because of all the background noise in your head. Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Ma...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

From pumpkin seeds to coconut water, the 9 foods that will help you sleep better
Nutritionists reveal how nine different foods and nutrients are vital in helping relax the body's muscle and promoting the production of key sleep-inducing hormones, melatonin and serotonin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turns Out Eating Too Many Carrots Really Can Turn Your Skin Orange
Carrots are some of the most versatile veggies in the produce aisle. Whether they're shredded in a salad, roasted in the oven, juiced for a smoothie or baked in a cake, carrots are an appropriate ingredient for every meal of the day. But as nutritious and delicious as they are, carrots also prove that too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad. And by bad, we mean Oompa Loompa bad. Fact: Eating too many carrots can actually turn your skin orange. It's a medical condition known as carotenemia and, aside from the shock you'll get from seeing your skin turn a cartoonish color, the condition is generally h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pepsi's New 'Dumbbell' Design Is A Major Contradiction
We're all for finding unconventional ways to work out and strength train (pumpkin dead-lifts, anyone?), but Pepsi's new dumbbell-shaped packaging takes it too far.  The soda brand recently unveiled its newest campaign for Pepsi Light, which is the name for Diet Pepsi in many countries outside the U.S. Depicted is a dumbbell-shaped bottle,and this new design implicitly suggests... well, we're not sure: That a light weight workout can compensate for an unhealthful drink? That Pepsi is a fitness-forward brand?  Whatever it is, we're not buying it.  Pepsi did not respond to requests for comment. For those ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Science Behind Baking Your Perfect Pie (Happy Pi Day)
Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. Reporter Maanvi Singh embarked on a months-long quest to crack the code for the ideal pie. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers team up with robot for solutions to debilitating knee injuries
“Why do you need such a big robot?” Bioengineering researcher Keith Markolf frequently gets this question when colleagues visiting from around the world first lay eyes on the 8-foot-tall, pumpkin-orange behemoth dominating the UCLA Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at UCLA’s Rehabilitation Center. The industrial robot, diverted from a thankless job in an auto assembly plant in Detroit, has taken on a second life as an explorer into the workings of the human knee. The hulking robot thumps away incessantly, applying hundreds of pounds of force to a cadaver knee specimen implanted with a custom-designed sensor that me...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sautéing vegetables in olive oil 'increases antioxidants'
Scientists at the University of Granada in Spain found frying cubes of potato, pumpkin, tomato and eggplant in extra virgin olive oil increased their levels of disease-fighting phenols and antioxidants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news