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. “It makes me feel...
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