Raspberries and type 2 diabetes
New research conducted at the Centre for Nutrition Research, Illinois, finds that raspberries have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and metabolism-stabilising properties. All of which might contribute positively to management of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientific study review reveals health promoting potential of red raspberries
(Salt & Co.) Components in red raspberries may have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and metabolic stabilizing activity, according to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature published in the January issue of Advances in Nutrition. These properties shed light on the potential role of red raspberries in helping to reduce the risk of metabolically-based chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease: all of which share critical metabolic, oxidative, inflammatory links. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 10, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Black raspberries are the latest superfood
A team of Polish researchers discovered black raspberries, native to Central Europe, contain three times the level of antioxidants as raspberries or blackberries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for the best antioxidant fruit? Search no further than black raspberries
The science behind superfood stories: Antioxidant properties of raspberry and blackberry fruits grown in Central Europe. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Resveratrol impacts Alzheimer's disease biomarker
The largest nationwide clinical trial to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease found that a biomarker that declines when the disease progresses was stabilized in people who took the purified form of resveratrol. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in foods such as red grapes, raspberries, dark chocolate and some red wines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Compound found in certain foods could impact Alzheimer's disease biomarker
Resveratrol, a naturally occurring compound found in foods such as red grapes, raspberries, dark chocolate and some red wines, impacts an Alzheimer's disease biomarker. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - September 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How I Lost 50 Pounds in 3 Months While Meditating in Sahaj Marg
Conclusion After losing 50 pounds, I haven't felt better in a long time. I love how I look, and more importantly, how I feel. I'm happy to say that after my 50-pound weight loss, I am in a normal cholesterol range, out of risk of diabetes, in a healthy weight range, along with being on no medication! What are your opinions or struggles you have had with weight loss? Share on your comments below. -- 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 - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

42 Sickened By Feces-Contaminated Food In Texas
Cyclosporiasis, a stomach illness linked to food or water contaminated with the cyclospora parasite -- which is transmitted through infected feces -- hit Texas this week, sickening 42 people. A total of 54 have been sickened by the parasite in the state this year. Though health officials don't know the source of the outbreak yet, a 2013 outbreak in Texas that sickened more than 270 people was linked to fresh cilantro, bagged salad mix, raspberries and basil, reported CBS Dallas/Forth Worth. Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, nausea and fatigue,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen berry alert following virus outbreak
About 70 people were sick in Sweden after frozen raspberries served uncooked (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moment mum's unborn daughter jumps in the womb as father blows raspberries
The video, uploaded to YouTube under the caption ‘Daddy scares baby with fart noise’, shows a US man blowing raspberries on his partner's bump. 'Poor thing,' she exclaims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ellagic Acid May Slow Growth of Some Cancer Tumors
Ellagic acid is a, ‘phytochemical,’ or plant chemical that is found in strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, pecans, walnuts, pomegranates and other plant foods. Research in laboratory animals and cell cultures has discovered that ellagic acid might slow the rate of growth of some tumors caused by certain carcinogens. Even though this is promising, there remains no reliable evidence at this time from human clinical studies showing that ellagic acid has the ability to either prevent or treat forms of cancer. Additional research is required in order to determine what benefits it may have. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 10, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Only 2% Of My Cancer Patients Have Had This Checked
I saw a patient recently who has stage four breast cancer. She’d been to some of the best hospitals and specialists for care. Before she came to me she’d had a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Then the cancer spread to her backbone and she had radiation treatment. Yet still, after all that time and until she came to my clinic, no one had mentioned a possible estrogen problem. No one ever bothered to measure her estrogen. They never looked at whether her breast cancer was estrogen positive or progesterone positive. The rates of most cancers have stabilized. Most cancers aren’t a death sentence the way they use...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeff Brodsky Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun
Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're wired for play. But why? By definition, play is an activity without purpose or aim -- but it does have important implications for learning and development. We can look to the animal kingdom to see how fundamental play is to human nature, and to understand why we might have evolved to seek out and enjoy fun. In a new special issue of the journal Current Biology, scientists share insights on fun and play in various animal species in order to shed light on the importance of amusement in ou...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Breakfast or Fast?
Dear JJ: You say to eat a substantial breakfast within one hour of waking up. However, several experts believe intermittent fasting, which usually involves skipping breakfast, is best for fat loss and better health. I'm confused! As intermittent fasting becomes more popular and anti-breakfast studies occasionally surface, haters have more ammunition to skip out on the day's first meal. "Now new findings from two randomized controlled trials are poking holes in our common acceptance of the morning meal as a panacea," writes Anna Almendrala. "[T]aken together, the two studies reveal some holes in the so-call...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good
The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it wasn't any fun. For whatever reason, you gave up. If you want to finally lose weight and keep it off for good, you have to master consistency and small doable changes. Sound cliché? Something you've heard before? Well, then why do so many people have trouble losing weight? I'm not belittling anyone who has headed down this...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raspberries provide significant protective benefit against cancer, chronic inflammation and more
(NaturalNews) Raspberries are not only tasty, they are very rich in various phytonutrients that make them a delicious way to fortify the body. The vast majority of the phytonutrients found in raspberries are provided in amounts that are significant in terms of protection against the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight summer activities for children with special medical needs (and the families who love them)
Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pre-op Clinic.  She is a regular contributor to Thriving. Summer is approaching and school is nearing its end. For those who’ve endured a long, tough winter, warmer weather and a nice vacation can’t come soon enough. Finding activities to keep your children busy during the summer months can prove challenging. But when you have a child with special medical needs, it’s a whole new ball game. Some kids have physical limitation...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Meaghan O'Keefe Parenting Source Type: news

Win the battle of the bulge, dodge cancer and subdue inflammation with raspberries
(NaturalNews) Raspberries are much more than just a delicious taste of summer, the fruit also packs a powerful nutritional punch that can fend-off disease while keeping the body fit and strong. Teeming with a variety of important nutrients - and sporting a low glycemic index rating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anatomy of a Brain Fart
Why we blow mental raspberries. We speak out of turn or lose our train of thought. We forget the name of someone we’ve known for years. We suddenly forget how to perform a routine task like feeding ourselves. What gives? Why do our brains betray us in such awkward, embarrassing ways? read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - April 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seth Slater, M.F.A. Tags: Animal Behavior Anxiety Cognition Evolutionary Psychology acknowledge apology awkward benjamin franklin betray bowels brain brain activity brain scan detection disruption dolphin embarrassment energy energy saving err Source Type: news

Increasing the diversity of marketable raspberries
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Scientists compared the postharvest quality of red, yellow, purple, and black raspberries. They discovered significant correlations between raspberry decay rate and physiochemical properties. There were no correlations among changes in color, firmness, decay, or juice leakage rates. Yellow raspberries had the worst decay rates but the best leakage rates. Black and purple raspberries, with the highest phenolics and anthocyanins and the lowest ethylene evolution rates, resisted decay the longest but bled soonest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 28, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diet Desperation
Health or weight loss—which comes first?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - March 20, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Matthew J. Edlund, M.D. Tags: Diet Media BBC DMAA Dr. Oz fat burners garcinia cambogia mediterranean diet mental health physical health raspberries seaweed social health weight loss Source Type: news

Researchers find high acceptability of three-colored raspberry jelly
Raspberries are among the most popular berries in the world and are high in antioxidants that offer significant health benefits to consumers. The red raspberry is most commonly used in processed products like juices, jams, jellies and preserves because of its short shelf life. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that the production of a mixed raspberry jelly with black and yellow raspberries could be a good alternative to just one-colored jelly. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

People accept 3-colored raspberry jelly, study finds
A new study found that the production of a mixed raspberry jelly with black and yellow raspberries could be a good alternative to just one-colored jelly.determined that a jelly with both red, yellow and black raspberries had a high sensory acceptability, even greater than traditional jelly prepared only with the red raspberry. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

People accept three-colored raspberry jelly, study finds
A new study found that the production of a mixed raspberry jelly with black and yellow raspberries could be a good alternative to just one-colored jelly.determined that a jelly with both red, yellow and black raspberries had a high sensory acceptability, even greater than traditional jelly prepared only with the red raspberry. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers find high acceptability of 3-colored raspberry jelly
(Institute of Food Technologists) A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, found that the production of a mixed raspberry jelly with black and yellow raspberries could be a good alternative to just one-colored jelly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Observer science quiz 2013: part 2
Do you know your HeLa cells from your Higgs boson? Take our annual test and find out• Link to answers at the bottom of the page• Part 1 of the quiz is here• Part 3 of the quiz is hereIN THE NEWS21. Giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) are the longest bony fish alive, thought to reach up to 17 metres long, and normally living at depths of 1000 metres. On which American state's beaches were two of these fishes found washed up?22. DNA testing confirmed furniture store owner Michael Ibsen as a living descendant of Richard III, whose remains were found beneath a car park in Leicester, but in which country w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Josh Davis Tags: Biology Comets Higgs boson Meteors Editorial Asteroids The Observer Chemistry Science Space Source Type: news

Controlling the Menopause at Christmas
Controlling the menopause at Christmas is something that all women of a certain age may need to consider. Diet can play a large part in how menopausal women cope with the changes the body goes through during this time. Good nutrition can help reduce certain health conditions that may develop as a result of the menopause, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. With the festive season upon us once again, implementing these dietary changes may seem unrealistic. The good news is that with careful planning and monitoring, it is still possible to enjoy many foods during the Christmas period to enjoy a healthier and happier meno...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: menopause Christmas menopause supplements menopause symptoms Source Type: news

An Approach to the Evaluation of Berries for Cancer Prevention with Emphasis on Esophageal Cancer
Our laboratory has f cancer prevention using freeze-dried berries, mainly black raspberries, for more than two decades. Berries contain many known agents with chemopreventive potential including certain vitamins, minerals, simple and complex polyphenols, phytosterols, and various fiber constituents. Because berries are approximately 80–90 % water, the freeze-drying process concentrates these bioactive constituents approximately tenfold. This chapter describes methods we use to harvest the berries, grind them into a powder, and determine the nutrient, chemical, and microbial content of the powder before use in both pr...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - November 27, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Claims raspberries boost fertility 'misleading'
Conclusion This cross-sectional research suggests that men with higher intakes of certain micronutrients have sperm with less DNA damage – in other words, their sperm is of a better quality. But there are limitations to this research. The main drawback  is that the research was a small cross-sectional study of 80 men. Cross-sectional studies cannot show cause and effect relationships – a randomised controlled trial would be required for this. As the researchers also point out, because of the correlation between the intake of different nutrients, it is difficult to determine whether the results seen are be...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Source Type: news

Fertility: How eating raspberries could increase your chances of becoming a father
Eating fresh raspberries could help boost chances of fatherhood, experts have claimed, as they contain high levels of Vitamin C, a key nutrient in male fertility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Michael's reports second known case of patient developing synesthesia after brain injury
About nine months after suffering a stroke, the patient noticed that words written in a certain shade of blue evoked a strong feeling of disgust. Yellow was only slightly better. Raspberries, which he never used to eat very often, now tasted like blue - and blue tasted like raspberries. High-pitched brass instruments - specifically the brass theme from James Bond movies - elicited feelings of ecstasy and light blue flashes in his peripheral vision and caused large parts of his brain to light up on an MRI... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Recipe: Three-grain raspberry muffins
Cornmeal gives these muffins a crunchy texture that pairs well with any sweet berry, from raspberries to blueberries. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - June 25, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Three-grain raspberry muffins
Cornmeal gives these muffins a crunchy texture that pairs well with any sweet berry, from raspberries to blueberries. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers
The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity molecule Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2009 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science correspondent Tags: Alien life Science Biochemistry and molecular biology Astronomy World news Space Source Type: news

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum
The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity moleculeAstronomers searching for thebuilding blocks of life in a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way have concluded that it would taste vaguely of raspberries.The unanticipated discovery follows years of work by astronomers who trained their 30m radio telescope on the enormous ball of dust and gas in the hope of spotting complex molecules that are vital for life.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2009 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science correspondent Tags: Alien life Science Biochemistry and molecular biology Astronomy World news Space Source Type: news