Well: Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Roasted Pumpkin Wedges With Chili Pesto
The thick wedges of pumpkin, once out of the oven, are velvety rich, and the pesto has all the flavors we associate with fall. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Eat Well Pumpkins Thanksgiving Day Vegetarianism Food Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Featured Vegetarian Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Well: Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage Walnut Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin ravioli is easy to make and can be frozen and reheated on Thanksgiving day. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Eat Well Pumpkins Thanksgiving Day Vegetarianism Food Cooking and Cookbooks Veganism Recipes Featured Vegetarian Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Well: Pumpkin Ravioli With Sage Walnut Pumpkin Butter
Pumpkin ravioli is easy to make and can be frozen and reheated on Thanksgiving day. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 18, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Eat Well Pumpkins Thanksgiving Day Vegetarianism Food Cooking and Cookbooks Veganism Recipes Featured Vegetarian Thanksgiving Source Type: news

Look How Easy It Is To Consume A Day's Worth Of Sugar
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new guidelines for sugar intake last week, the suggestion seemed pretty reasonable: Americans should only get about 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar. That adds up to about 50 grams, or 12.5 teaspoons of daily sugar on top of what's naturally found in the foods we eat.  Alarmingly, however, the average person may consume some 100 grams of total sugar daily, thanks in part to the continued popularity of portable and convenient "snack" foods that are usually packed with the stuff for flavoring purposes. Making matters difficult, fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Without us, pumpkins may have gone extinct
Study traces genetic ancestry of pumpkin family (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Turn Your Life Into the Best Story You've Ever Read
Shopping lists, to-do lists, packing lists -- lists are an easy way for busy people to retain information.  Of all places, I found myself making the most lists in the hospital.  And of all kinds of lists (after a surgery that went terribly wrong) I found myself creating a gratitude list. This was one of many lists I created every night in the hospital.  I'd make myself think of something I was grateful for from A to Z, even when I hated my circumstances.  By rummaging through my angry and frustrated thoughts, eventually, some positivity submerged.  By the time I reached "Z," my life had not changed dramatically, b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden Dangers in Fall Decorations (And Other Fall Fire Safety Tips!)
I didn’t make it 30 feet into Jo-Ann Fabric before stopping at a shelf. “50 percent off decorative pumpkins, and it’s not even November yet?” I said partially to myself, partially to make a case to my begrudging husband who had accompanied me craft shopping earlier this season. That pumpkin, made of twigs and festooned with ribbon, is now a perfect addition to my kitchen island. CANDLES Guess what else is on my kitchen island — a candle. A yummy smelling, frequently-lit candle. Even though it may not be the ideal arrangement, that pumpkin now stays three feet from the heat. Just as any item i...
Source: Red Cross Chat - November 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Home Fire fall fire safety home decorating home fire campaign Source Type: news

Gun Violence, Mental illness and Money
On this beautiful fall day in northeast Ohio, I wish I were writing something about pumpkins and the amazing colors on the trees, but as a psychologist I have been asked to share my thoughts about the ongoing debate over mental illness and gun control. I would venture to guess that all of you have strong thoughts about mental health and perhaps even stronger thoughts and opinions about gun control. But when the two topics are presented together, it is nearly impossible to find individuals who feel neutral about the subject -- it evokes our emotional brain and logic seems to sit silent. It has become nearly impossible t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Great Pumpkin’ Fireball Spotted Over Europe This Halloween
A piece of cosmic debris lit up the night sky over central Europe on Halloween, burning up over Sweden, Poland, Germany and, of course, social media. The meteoroid burned very rapidly and brightly across the sky, though it’s still unclear what caused the event. The glowing trail behind the debris is typical of a meteor, according to Slate. The solid part of the debris falls at a few dozen kilometers per second, fast enough to heat up the surrounding air to several thousand degrees. A number of YouTube videos—many taken from car cameras popular in much of central and eastern Europe—show the debris lighting...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Frizell Tags: Uncategorized astronomy Source Type: news

Pumpkin Science: 5 Frightening Facts For Halloween
Five scientific facts about the biology and health benefits of the other orange fruit. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: JV Chamary Source Type: news

NASA Says Skull-Faced Zombie Comet Will Make Halloween Flyby
  NAIC-Arecibo/NSFThis image of asteroid 2015 TB145, a dead comet, was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation’s 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico on Oct. 30, 2015. A large space rock, categorized as 2015 TB145, will pass by Earth Saturday afternoon, 302,000 miles away and just in time for Halloween. NASA had previously dubbed it the Great Pumpkin, referencing the old Peanuts cartoons, but new radar maps taken on Friday by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico show the face of a skull, at least by the eggheads’ reckoning. If you didn’t notice ...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 31, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jack Dickey Tags: Uncategorized A Year In Space Source Type: news

Aquarium Gets Spooky With Underwater Jack-O'-Lanterns
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium is putting some fright into its sea life by adding underwater jack-o'-lanterns to celebrate Halloween. Aquarium divers on Friday placed carved pumpkins among the coral reefs of the 225,000-gallon giant ocean tank. The big question: Will the vegetable-loving, 560-pound Myrtle the Turtle decide to snack on the jack-o'-lanterns? Myrtle the green sea turtle has been at the aquarium since 1970 and is the star of the four-story central exhibit. She shares the tank with more than 1,000 other sea creatures. Some of them, including a moray eel, barracudas and sting rays, are known for lo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news