NHS won't be the service people had previously, health chief says
Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers - which represents hospital organisations - says resuming operations across the NHS will happen 'relatively slowly'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Intimate Look at Italy ’s Saffron Harvest
In the Abruzzo region of Italy, harvesting the lucrative spice is a centuries-old tradition, infused with a deep-seated passion for the land and its history. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Wright Tags: Travel and Vacations Abruzzo (Italy) saffron Photography Spices Source Type: news

Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen
April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up with a blog post each month that challenge you to get your thinking hats on and try something new out. Sometimes ideas come crashing into our heads and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about. When I’m stuck I turn to prompts. Each April NaPoRhiMoNet (http://www.napowrimo.net) sends out daily prompts and starters. I tried the first one today. I must admit, I found it ha...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria Writing hysteria 2020 writer in residence Source Type: news

Saffron Barker health: Strictly star on her personal tragedy and mental health awareness
SAFFRON BARKER, a social media star with a formidable following, is currently competing in BBC One ’s Strictly Come Dancing, alongside dance partner AJ Pritchard. While initially gaining popularity through blogging about beauty, lifestyle and fashion, the social media icon has used her presence online to campaign about mental health in light of a personal tragedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of saffron?
Saffron is a spice with a distinct taste and aroma. Due to its antioxidant content, it may provide a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

2019 C-Suite Awards CIO of the Year finalist: Saffron Nova Wanger, Terros Health
See this year's honorees for the 2019 C-Suite Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Phoenix Business Journal staff Source Type: news

Saffron is just as effective as Ritalin in managing symptoms of ADHD – study
(Natural News) Saffron (Crocus sativus) is gaining a lot of attention not just as an herb, but also as a natural treatment for brain health problems, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In a recent study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, saffron was found to be just as effective as Ritalin in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins for Depression
In trying to cope with the debilitating symptoms of depression, people often turn to vitamins, supplements, herbs, or home remedies first. And it’s no wonder — such efforts to alleviate symptoms are often far less expensive and easier to obtain. For some, it may be a part of their rationalization that their depression “isn’t all that bad,” if it can be treated with vitamins and supplements. Many people find relief in taking vitamins and supplements for depression. It is also one of the most well-researched topics, so we know what the science has to say about the efficacy of such treatments. Bu...
Source: Psych Central - September 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Depression Diet & Nutrition General Medications Miscellaneous Drugs supplements for depression vitamins for depression Source Type: news

Better than stimulant medicines, saffron could be the next ADHD treatment
(Natural News) Curcumin has been in the spotlight for the past few years as scientists discover more and more of the impressive health benefits it offers, but another yellow herb could be trying to knock it off its throne. Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in exploring the use of saffron to address mental health issues... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cheap body glitter sold on eBay is recalled as it contains dangerous chemical that inflames lungs
Pallets of silver glitter, sold under the brand name Saffron and imported from China, were found to contain dangerously high levels of the substance antimony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS pension fiasco is forcing hospitals to postpone operations
NHS Providers deputy chief executive Saffron Cordery said the problem has now reached 'crisis point'. Her concerns were echoed by the British Medical Association (BMA). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural treatment for ADHD: Saffron may be as effective as medical stimulants
(Natural News) If you or a loved one suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or perhaps some undiagnosed variation of such that simply makes it difficult to focus on the task at hand, don’t reach for the Ritalin just yet. New research out of Iran suggests that saffron (Crocus sativus L.), one of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Spice Rivals Stimulant for ADHD Popular Spice Rivals Stimulant for ADHD
The popular and expensive spice saffron appears to be as effective as the stimulant methylphenidate in treating symptoms in youngsters with ADHD, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mystery solved -- biologists in Dresden explain the genetic origins of the saffron crocus
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) For almost 100 years, there has been controversy as to the possible parent species of the saffron crocus are. If the parent species were known, changes could be inserted into the crocus genome by new breeding. It is precisely this mystery that Dresden biologists have now solved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Injectable Schizophrenia Tx; Saffron for ADHD
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Exotic spice saffron found to be safer, more effective than antidepressants
(Natural News) Record numbers of Americans are suffering with depression and anxiety; there is no getting around that. The National Institute of Mental Health estimated that in 2015, over 16 million Americans experienced at least one major depressive episode over the course of the preceding year. By 2020, depression is expected to become the world’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saffron extract found to promote wound healing
(Natural News) If you’ve got a burn that feels like its taking years to heal, try applying saffron (Crocus sativus) extract on it. A study published in the Planta Medica suggests that saffron can be used to promote skin repair and regeneration and to speed up the wound healing process. Saffron is a spice characterized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study highlights the vast medicinal properties of the popular spice saffron
(Natural News) A widely used and very popular herbal spice is quietly but effectively protecting your health every time you consume it. Iranian researchers reported that saffron is full of protective phytochemicals that shield your body from disease. Saffron is made from the dried stigma of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). It improves the color, scent, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's possible: Nutritional recommendations that prevent age-related macular degeneration
(Natural News) Saffron is a highly-prized spice with many uses. However, according to several studies, the spice can also be used to reduce your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 50 and older. In the U.S., over 11 million older Americans have some degree of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers can reduce their risk of postpartum depression with saffron
(Natural News) Mothers typically experience postpartum depression after giving birth. However, this condition is often treated with the use of antidepressant drugs, which come with potentially harmful side effects. Fortunately, researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran discovered the antidepressant potential of saffron. In their study, published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Athletes who want to improve their performance should try supplementing with saffron
(Natural News) Want better athletic performance? Researchers from the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in Iran suggest supplementing with saffron. In their study, published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, they found that saffron can boost athletic performance and recovery, after looking at its potential-enhancing effect on physical performance, stamina, and recovery. For their study, the researchers recruited 28 nonactive and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms the clinical use of saffron in treating anxiety and depression
(Natural News) Many people battle with depression and anxiety. However, drugs used to treat these conditions cause serious side effects. Because of this, a team of researchers from China, Iran, and the U.K. attempted to test saffron (Crocus sativus), a herbal medicine, can be used to treat depression and anxiety. And true enough, they found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exciting research shows that saffron attacks cancer cells on multiple fronts, at every stage of the disease
(Natural News) Saffron might not be a spice you find yourself reaching for very often, but perhaps it should be as research shows it can attack cancer cells at every stage of the disease. Chinese traditional medicine has long been aware of the virtues of saffron, which has played a vital role in healing for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The evidence is clear: Saffron is a scientifically-proven therapeutic spice that can treat a variety of diseases
(Natural News) With its characteristic red color and its subtle yet recognizable taste, saffron is one of the most well-known spices in the world. However, it is also one of the most expensive. Fortunately, the many health benefits of saffron make it worth the price. The expensive price of saffron is attributed to its extremely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The evidence is clear: Saffron is a scientifically-proven therapeutic spice that can be used for a variety of diseases
(Natural News) With its characteristic red color and its subtle yet recognizable taste, saffron is one of the most well-known spices in the world. However, it is also one of the most expensive. Fortunately, the many health benefits of saffron make it worth the price. The expensive price of saffron is attributed to its extremely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?
(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV turmeric Source Type: news

One of the most precious spices in the world, saffron can be used as an alternative cancer treatment
(Natural News) A botanical review published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism has concluded that various compounds found in saffron – inarguable one of the world’s most precious spices – show remarkable anti-cancer effects. What’s more, these compounds display selective toxicity against cells; that is, they ultimately kill cancer varieties without harming normal ones. To... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds in saffron found to demonstrate toxicity against cancer cells
(Natural News) Saffron is a small, perennial spice derived from the flower of the Crocus sativis (more commonly known as the “saffron crocus”). Considered to be the world’s most expensive spice due to its rarity, saffron holds the claim in being a highly beloved medicinal herb as well. A botanical review of the food item... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The antioxidant activity of saffron found to help protect against diabetes
(Natural News) Diabetes – in particular, Type 2 diabetes – is a long-term condition that may result in complications in the liver and the kidneys. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism sheds light on that topic with their findings indicating that an alcoholic extract from saffron reduced blood urea nitrogen and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's Something (Shell) Fishy About This Seafood-Inspired Beer
A brewery in southwest England has given one of its beers a real shellfish twist. The Wild Beer Co used 30 live lobsters ― plus cockles, Kombu seaweed, sea salt, sea herbs, star anise and saffron ― to produce its 7 percent brew, called Of The Sea. Initial reaction to the concept was “mixed,” the company’s co-founder Andrew Cooper told HuffPost during a tasting at its brewery near Shepton Mallet in Somerset this month. “But we’d far rather brew something genuinely interesting and one that gets an emotional reaction from people than just another beer,” he added. Inspiration for the dr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patent analysis highlights importance of bioactives of saffron
(Bentham Science Publishers) Increased stress levels, sleep disorders and obesity have become hallmarks of present lifestyle. These conditions are often correlated with serious health problems such as cancer, diabetes, cerebral ischemia, stroke, etc. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Saffron can help reverse age-related vision loss
(Natural News) One of nature’s treasures, saffron has been known since ancient times for its bright yellow color, subtle flavor, and medicinal properties. Culinary chefs and home cooks all over the world have used this precious golden herb to enlighten their biryani, curry, paella, or risotto dish. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice, stemming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let's Unwrap The Mystery Of How Lactaid Works
We often eat our daily meals without even realizing all the things we don’t know about our food. Like the fact that cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree. Or that saffron is the stigma of an orchid. Our recent eggnog taste test made us wonder about another interesting food ― Lactaid, which surprisingly won the taste test. How on earth does Lactaid work, anyway? We’ve seen Lactaid milk at the supermarket for years, but what in the world is it, actually? Is it even real milk? If you realize you have that same question, you have come to the right place. We have answers. Most milk sensitivities are a r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Of My Favorite Birth Practices Around The World
There is a lot of pressure for births to be a great experience, which can cause many women to feel inadequate. Cord Mama even speaks of the Dangerous Myth of an Ideal Birth: "just like none of our bodies can live up to that elusive standard of the "ideal woman," none of our birth stories will ever be perfect." And I agree with her wholeheartedly- I felt very ashamed for not giving birth without help the first time around. But it was not my fault- she was positioned the wrong way and had to turn, which meant that it was hard for me to give birth to her. It doesn't however discourage me from visualizi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Bad Habits We Can Break That Are Linked To Depression And Anxiety
We often wonder if there are things that we are doing in our daily routine that actually increase our feelings of depression and anxiety. We also wonder if there are simple changes that we can make in our lives to decrease these feelings and provide us some relief. There are indeed things that we don't think twice about during our day that add to our feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as unassuming changes that we can make in our lives, without much effort, to help reduce these feelings. We will discuss both below. We will talk over the things that increase depressive and anxious feelings while discussing what we ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost your brain and mood, soothe your tummy, relieve pain and burn fat with 'super SPICES'
A team of nutritionists reveal the five 'super spices', cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron and cayenne pepper, and explain how each can help boost your health and wellbeing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They boost your brain and mood, sooth your tummy, relieve pain and burn fat - forget 'superfoods', discover the 5 'super SPICES'
A team of nutritionists reveal the five 'super spices', cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, saffron and cayenne pepper, and explain how each can help boost your health and wellbeing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alan Jennings obituary
My father, Alan Jennings, who has died aged 93, was a pioneer in the field of radiotherapy for cancer treatment and radiation science.He was born to Leila (nee Shepherd) and Sylvanus Jennings in Geneva, where his father, a Quaker, was the European correspondent of the News Chronicle. Alan went to school in Geneva until his teens when he went as a boarder to the Friends’ school in Saffron Walden, Essex. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michael Jennings Tags: Medical research Source Type: news

5 Mislabeled and Counterfeit Foods That Prove Expensive Meals Can Be Costly Lies
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Kashann Kilson Traditionally, counterfeit foods have been reserved for ultra-high priced items well outside the budget of the average consumer. For years, law enforcement agencies have dunked serious resources to combat the flood of high-dollar knockoffs of luxury products like caviar, truffles, and premium wines, and spirits. As the cost of gourmet food products continue to increase, so does the scope of the counterfeit market: the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University in Belfast estimates that in the next year, counterfeit food could account for ove...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier
Why are some people happy and some are miserable? Why do some people who struggle with depression find ways to pull themselves out of if they implement some proven tools? A key is that those people are willing to take action and try whatever it takes, while others feel hopeless and helpless, and do not try proven methods that could make a world of difference. So what are some proven scientific ways that an individual can become happier? 1. Exercise naturally boosts chemicals called endorphins, and had been shown to have positive effects on depression. No one is asking you to train for a marathon, or run daily, just walk a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to eat to beat Alzheimer's from berries and saffron to steamed vegetables
Many scientists now believe that diet and lifestyle changes could potentially prevent millions of cases of Alzheimer's a year. Dr Michael Greger explains how saffron, exercise and steam vegetables can help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two who can't EAT because of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Saffron Taylor, 22, from Birmingham, has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). The condition makes her joints dislocate at the slightest touch and meant she needed screws inserting into her knee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical fingerprints confirm the saffron fraud
Saffron from Spain is one of the world's most superior varieties, but the majority of this product which is labelled and exported as such originates in other countries. Scientists have confirmed this false labeling after analyzing 44 commercial products. By using a new technique based on each type of saffron's unique chemical 'fingerprint', the scientists have proved that over 50% of the samples were fraudulent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Josh Riccio from Essex drops almost a THIRD of his body weight
Josh Riccio, 23, from Saffron Walden, Essex, slimmed from 25 to 18 stone after he was forced to swap seats and use an extended belt on an EasyJet flight to Naples, Italy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saffron Corcoran bullied for her 'big chin' at school crowned Miss Teen Galaxy England
Beauty queen Saffron Corcoran, 18, was teased because of her underbite at school. The London teenager had corrective surgery last year and entered a beauty pageant for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saffron for Macular Degeneration?
Can you tell me anything about the use of saffron for macular degeneration? I've seen promotions for it online, but I would like to know if there's any research to back up claims. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colin Pillinger remembered by Monica Grady
9 May 1943–7 May 2014An Open University colleague of the space scientist pays tribute to his inspirational work and offbeat styleSee the Observer’s obituaries of 2014 in fullTony Benn remembered by Saffron Burrows Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Monica Grady Tags: Colin Pillinger Space Science Source Type: news

Combating Depression With CAMCombating Depression With CAM
What sort of evidence supports CAM therapies, including DHEA, saffron, and light therapy, for treating depression? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 21, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Hospital food standards: did medieval hospitals do it better?
Todays report on hospital food standards emphasises the struggle we seem to have providing good food to modern patients: yet medieval patients got personalised diets, fresh figs, local honey and chicken in saffron stew, so whats gone wrong? Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Heggie Tags: History of science Health NHS Food & drink Society Source Type: news