Uncovering the origins of cultivated strawberries
(Michigan State University) In a new study published in Nature Genetics, researchers now unveil how the strawberry became an octoploid, as well as the genetics that determine important fruit quality traits. What researchers uncovered is a complex evolutionary history that started long ago on opposite sides of the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eating blueberries and strawberries is a proactive solution for preventing cognitive impairment
(Natural News) In highly vaccinated populations, cognitive impairment begins at an early age. The antigens in vaccines are not benign; they are combined with aluminum cations to stimulate the response of immune cells in the human recipient. As immune-responsive cells uptake the antigen, they simultaneously carry aluminum cations throughout the body and into the brain.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where do the best strawberries grow?
(University of G ö ttingen) Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other insects. Hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators. A team from the University of G ö ttingen investigated whether hedgerows and their proximity to forests might affect the pollination of strawberries. In fact, both the weight and the quality of strawberries increased when plants were at hedgerows or hedgerows next to forests. The results were published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems& Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Organic strawberries found to stop the growth of cancer cells
(Natural News) Berries have been widely studied for their potential health benefits, particularly their anti-cancer properties. Various studies have provided evidence that among berries, strawberries, organic ones, in particular, can fight against cancer. In a study conducted by researchers from Sweden, it was revealed that extract from organic strawberries are especially effective at inhibiting cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Way to Resist the Lure of Junk Food
Just about everyone has ordered a side of fries after catching an intoxicating whiff. But new research, which was published in the Journal of Marketing Research, says that basking in the scent of junk food for at least two minutes can actually help you make healthier food choices. In a series of experiments, the researchers found a surprising relationship between ambient scents and food choices. Time after time, they found that people who sniffed indulgent foods, like pizza or cookies, were actually less likely to choose or purchase unhealthy foods than those who smelled nutritious options, such as apples and strawberries...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Gene editing could create spicy tomatoes, say researchers
Scientists also looking at altering colour of kiwis and taste of strawberriesSpicy tomatoes could soon be on the menu thanks to the rise of genome-editing technology, say researchers.It is not the first time experts have claimed the techniques could help to precisely and rapidly develop fruits and vegetables with unusual traits: scientists have already been looking at changing the colour of kiwi fruits andtweaking the taste of strawberries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science & drink industry Genetics Farming Source Type: news

Organically grown strawberries improve gut health, make you less likely to have diarrhea
(Natural News) An individual with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a set of painful conditions that are linked to extreme diarrhea and fatigue, may sometimes require medications and surgery. However, study findings have revealed that consuming less than one cup of strawberries daily can help patients with IBD. The dietary intervention could help alleviate inflammation in the colon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries top the Dirty Dozen list AGAIN as the most pesticide-ridden crop you can eat
(Natural News) It’s difficult to imagine that any fruit or vegetable could actually be bad for you, but the unfortunate fact is that conventionally grown produce is virtually drowned in pesticides which cannot be removed even with careful washing and peeling – a process which changes these nutrient-packed natural gifts into nothing more than poison... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Tart cherries, strawberries and raspberries can help soothe joint pain
ARTHRITIS can be painful and distressing to live with, especially during periods of flare-ups. But symptoms and joint pain can be improved by eating food with anti-inflammatory properties, such as tart cherries, strawberries and raspberries. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Produce ALERT: New EXPERIMENTAL Monsanto Franken-Fruits hit the produce racks soon – watch out for genetically mutated mushrooms, tomatoes, bananas and strawberries
(Natural News) Gene editing of food happens when scientists remove part of a plant or seed’s DNA sequence and replace it with bacteria or pathogens that would normally never grow that way in nature. There is absolutely no science proving this is safe for humans, so anyone who consumes genetically modified foods is playing Russian roulette with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try this instead of oysters: Garlic chives are a natural way to increase libido and treat erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Food doesn’t just affect your physical health, it can influence your sexual health as well. Oysters, walnuts, and strawberries are just a few foods believed to improve the libido. There are several more out there that aren’t as well-known but are no less effective, and garlic chives are one of them. Practitioners of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young boy arrested for allegedly putting needles in strawberries
Police say the boy admitted to inserting the needles, possibly as a prank. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot strawberry pickers better than humans?
(Natural News) Are robots going to replace humans in strawberry picking too? Scientists are developing robot strawberry pickers as a solution to the shortage of workers due to Brexit. Because of the lack of workers, nearly 20 percent of soft fruits like strawberries are being wasted as they are not being harvested, according to researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian officials searching for culprit putting needles in strawberries
In a bizarre and disturbing turn of events, someone in Australia is putting needles in strawberries and the culprit is still on the loose. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Warnings Coming To High School Bathrooms Nationwide
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration will stage a massive education campaign aimed at the nearly 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use and potential addiction, the agency said Tuesday. For the first time, the agency will take the message that vaping is dangerous into high school bathrooms and social media feeds of those at-risk youth to stop what the FDA calls an epidemic of e-cigarette use by minors. The trend was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general, which cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students between 2011 to 2015. More than 2 million...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News e-cigarettes FDA vaping Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can people be allergic to strawberries?
Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

Jumping genes drive sex chromosome changes in strawberries
(University of Pittsburgh) The discovery shows that plant sex regions can 'jump' and indicates that the phenomenon may be adaptive by gathering and locking new genes into linkage with sex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Where would we 'bee' without pollinators?
Without pollinators there would be no strawberries, apples and chocolate. At this weekend's Bee Festival at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden people will be able to find out how they can help bees and other vital pollinators or learn about growing fruit and vegetables. The Festival will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Avon Beekeepers Association Annual Honey Show. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The many health benefits of eating organic strawberries
(Natural News) Strawberries are more than just their delectable taste. This fruit, particularly its organic versions, offer many health benefits. Here are some of them: Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants: Strawberries are rich in antioxidants because of their flavonoid content. Because of their antioxidant capacity, they ward off free radical damage to low-density... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberry tea can be used to treat diarrhea and dysentery
(Natural News) Did you know that strawberries have medicinal properties, too? Strawberries are among the most recognizable fruits of all, not only for their distinct, heart-shaped, seed-studded appearance but also for their sweet, fruity taste. Their leaves, however, have long been used to treat various illnesses, including gastrointestinal problems. Although not too apparent these days,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberry cure for painful illnesses
STRAWBERRIES could help reduce harmful inflammation in the colon. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries could reduce colon inflammation, study finds
Eating a few strawberries a day could reduce effects of inflammation of the colon, including severe diarrhea and fatigue, according to study on mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts claim eating whole strawberries could help calm inflammation in the colon among people with inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Strawberries may reduce gut inflammation
According to a recent study, less than one cup of strawberries per day could reduce the distressing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Weird new fruits could hit aisles soon thanks to gene-editing
Supermarkets stocked with peach-flavoured strawberries and seedless tomatoes on horizon, scientists saySmooth or hairy, pungent or tasteless, deep-hued or bright: new versions of old fruits could be hitting the produce aisles as plant experts embrace cutting-edge technology, scientists say.While researchers have previously produced plants with specific traits through traditional breeding techniques, experts say new technologies such as thegene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 could be used to bring about changes far more rapidly and efficiently.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Food science Genetics Agriculture Farming Environment Biology GM Source Type: news

Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive study confirms the cardioprotective effects of blueberries and strawberries
(Natural News) If you’re concerned about a heart attack, there are lots of steps you might take to reduce your risk. Perhaps you’re already exercising and eating a healthy diet, but you’d like to give your efforts that extra edge. Before your doctor convinces you to start taking a long-term regimen of risky medications that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From relieving pain to improving skin elasticity, here's why rose hips are one of the best medicinal plants out there
(Natural News) With beautiful flowers and distinctive-looking hips, the rose hip (Rosa spp.), is a pseudofruit (accessory/aggregate fruit) that is part of the Rosaceae family. It is related to apples, plums, and strawberries. Rose petals and rose hips can both be used for cooking and herbal remedies. Rose plants grow as shrubs and they are identified by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: You can still eat this 9p summer food
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include a frequent need to urinate and feeling tired often. Treatment for symptoms involves changes to diet and lifestyle to help control diabetes sufferers blood sugar levels. Can you eat British summertime strawberries if you have diabetes type 2? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Sufferers can eat 9p sweet treat during summer and still manage condition
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include a frequent need to urinate and feeling tired often. Treatment for symptoms involves changes to diet and lifestyle to help control diabetes sufferers blood sugar levels. Can you eat British summertime strawberries if you have diabetes type 2? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Can I eat strawberries if I have the condition?
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include a frequent need to urinate and feeling tired often. Treatment for symptoms involves changes to diet and lifestyle to help control diabetes sufferers blood sugar levels. Can you eat British summertime strawberries if you have diabetes type 2? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tennessee Is Just the Latest State to Report a Hepatitis A Outbreak. Here ’s What to Know
Tennessee has joined a growing number of states battling hepatitis A outbreaks, public health officials report. The Nashville Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) announced that 14 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the city since December 2017 —significantly more than the two cases it sees in an average year. MPHD is working with state public health officials to contain the outbreak, according to a statement, but the infection has already popped up in a number of nearby states, as well as some on the West Coast. Here’s what to know hepatitis A and the outbreaks around the country. What is hepatitis ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Plant symbioses -- fragile partnerships
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) Symbioses between plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria can be ecologically advantageous for both parties. Surprisingly, many partnerships, including some involving the ancestors of several modern fruits such as strawberries, blackberries and apples, have been dissolved during evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Strawberries found to reduce inflammation and prevent cognitive decline
(Natural News) Strawberries may be sweet and juicy, but they are more than just their taste. This fruit can reduce inflammation and cognitive issues related to aging. In a study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A, a team of researchers from the Salk Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory discovered that these are all due to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries are the most pesticide-ridden crop you can eat
(Natural News) Eating fruits and vegetables is vital for overall health, but what if every juicy bite contains a cocktail of toxic pesticides? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed samples of conventionally grown produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and found that nearly 70 percent were contaminated with pesticide residues. The USDA detected a total of 230 different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Montana brand frozen strawberries recalled by Adonis
A recall has been issued for one-kilogram bags of Montana brand frozen strawberries sold by the Adonis Group in Quebec and Ontario, due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Adonis expands recall linking strawberry products to hepatitis A
A recall notice has been expanded by the Adonis Group to include strawberry juices, smoothies and frozen strawberries due to possible contamination with hepatitis A. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Strawberries, Spinach Top List Of Pesticide Contamination
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s springtime and many of us are craving colorful seasonal delights, like for example, a strawberry spinach salad, but strawberries and spinach both top the list when it comes to pesticide contamination. The Environmental Working Group found that one sample of strawberries tested positive for 22 different pesticides and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. Other members of the so-called “dirty dozen” include nectarines, apples, and grapes. Can rinsing your produce with water help get rid of pesticide residues? Yes. So does...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local dirty dozen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pesticides Source Type: news

Strawberries, spinach are dirtiest produce, pesticide review reveals
A new report has ranked the best and worst produce based on pesticide content listing avocados and corn as the cleanest and strawberries and spinach as the dirtiest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries Number 1 (Again) on'Dirty Dozen' List Strawberries Number 1 (Again) on'Dirty Dozen' List
Strawberries once again top the annual'' Dirty Dozen" list of produce found with the most pesticides.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Strawberries Number 1 (Again) On the ‘Dirty Dozen’
EWG researchers this year found that more than 98% of samples of strawberries, along with spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples, tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies
Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies
Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Stress-Busting Smoothie
I designed this smoothie for myself due to my busy work schedule, and hectic work environment. My immune system was low and my cortisol levels were high, so I needed to pay more attention to my heatlth and get my own wellbeing back on track. This smoothie is my ultimate healthy breakfast. It provides sustained energy, supports my immune system, my digestive system and is rich in protein and antioxidants. It takes just one minute to make and any leftovers can be taken to work and enjoyed as a snack or light meal the same day. Adding protein in my smoothies helps to keep me full all morning and it also aids my concentration ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Robots Are Trying To Pick Strawberries. So Far, They're Not Very Good At It
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency we are all born with
I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients lived — on average — for six years. You’d think that the medical community would have heralded Pauling’s research as a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. But they didn’t. And they still ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures Nutrition anti-cancer leukemia vitamin vitamin C Source Type: news

Diabetes prevention diet: Snacking on THIS unlikely fruit could STOP symptoms developing
DIABETES symptoms include fatigue and excessive hunger. However, adding red berries - like strawberries and raspberries - to your diet could help prevent it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Strawberries from Spain, tomatoes from the Netherlands, spices from Morocco and citrus fruits from Georgia -- the globalization of food production and food trading is posing new challenges for consumer health protection. The range of foods is getting bigger and their safety has to be guaranteed in increasingly more complex supply chains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news