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 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

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

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

Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs that are 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 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Amphibians Animal behaviour Wildlife Zoology Environment Science Biology World news Source Type: news

David S. Pumpkins Is Coming Back This Fall and There Are No Questions
This article originally appeared on EW.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derek Lawrence / Entertainment Weekly Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Television Source Type: news

Pumpkin spice latte science of the craving
The pumpkin spiced latte combines spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with sugar. This combination influences cravings in the brain.The caffeine also influences what the body craves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news