Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
  Approximately 30 million pounds of fumigant pesticides are used each year on soil that yields valuable California crops — strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and the like — in an attempt to control pests. Responsibility for the safety of pesticides must be evaluated and approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in a process known as registration.   A new report issued by UCLA's Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, a joint program of the Fielding School of Public Health and the School of Law, shows that in at least one case, the system failed by approving a chemical called...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
(University of California - Los Angeles) A report issued by UCLA's Sustainable Technology & Policy Program shows that in at least one case, the California system for approving a pesticide for use on crops failed by approving a chemical called methyl iodide for use on strawberries. Methyl iodide is a neurotoxicant and is carcinogenic. It is also a developmental toxicant, impairing fetal development and causing fetal death, at low doses. The report details the deficits and suggests improvements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fruit may lower diabetes risk while juice may raise it
Conclusion This study found that eating more of some whole fruits was associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but eating other fruits was not. It also found that drinking more fruit juice was associated with an increase in risk. The study has a range of strengths, including: its large size (almost 190,000 participants) long follow-up (more than 3,000,000 years in total across all participants) collecting data prospectively assessing diet at a number of time points, not just once taking into account a range of potential confounders There are also some limitations, including that people...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

Lack of sleep may make us more prone to choose junk food
Sleep-deprived subjects chose burgers, pizza over strawberries, carrots; Made better decisions after a night's rest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmolo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches. Many kids rush through breakfast to get to school on time, and participate in after-school activities well into the evening. Having a healthy lunch that combines complex carbohydrates, lean protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables is the only way they’ll get the energy they need to make it through their busy days. “When lunch includes the right nutritional balance, it gives kids the energy they need to focus on their afternoon studies and enjoy their after-school activities,” says Namrata Shidhaye, MD, a famil...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Children's Health Children's Primary Care Duke Primary Care Primary Care Services Source Type: news

Nitrate Contaminated Water and Birth Defects
Agricultural processes use potassium nitrate as a virtually chloride-free and water-soluble source of nitrate-nitrogen and potassium nutrients. Potassium nitrate has specific benefits and characteristics and because of this target markets are related to high value crops including fruits, vegetables and flowers. Chloride sensitive crops such as strawberries, cabbage, potatoes, beans, peanuts, lettuce, onions, carrots, apricots, blackberries, grapefruit, tobacco, and avocados depend on the use of chloride-free K sources like potassium nitrate. While the use of potassium nitrate might sound very beneficial, it is having some ...
Source: Disabled World - July 25, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Food Security Source Type: news

Strawberries: Health Benefits and How To
Custom Title:  Strawberries (HealthCastle.com) When we asked you, our readers, about your favorite summer fruits last week, 49% of you voted for summer berries. With that in mind, we decided to write about one of the most favorite berries – strawberries. It is documented that strawberries were cultivated as early as in ancient Rome! In the United States, more than 85 percent of the nation's strawberries are grown in California. In Canada, commercial strawberry cultivation is more evenly distributed among provinces, with Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia providing more than 8...
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - July 13, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Have a heart healthy July 4th!
Happy Fourth of July from Boston Children’s Hospital! If you’re planning on firing up the grill and inviting family and friends to join you for a backyard barbeque this afternoon, why not create a few menu items that are both delicious and heart healthy? The following recipes were complied by the staff at Boston Children’s Heart Center, each a healthy twist on a traditional BBQ favorite. Enjoy! Appetizer:  Low fat deviled eggs Serving deviled eggs? Try low-fat cottage cheese for healthier take on a sinful treat. INGREDIENTS 12 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1/3 cup nonfat or low fat cottage chees...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Health & wellness Healthful eating fourth of July saftey healthy eating healthy food heart Heart Center keeping kids safe on fourth of July Source Type: news

Blueberries, strawberries protect the heart
A spoonful of sugar isn't needed to help this medicine go down: eating more blueberries and strawberries may be a tasty way to protect the heart, reports the July 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. The berry connection was uncovered in a new study led by Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He and his team gathered data from 93,600 women, who, at ages 25 to 42, signed up for the Nurses' Health Study. Over the course of 18 years, they reported how often they ate various kinds of food. Berries emerged as a protective factor. Women who ate the most blueberries and straw...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On the Front Lines of Food Safety
With piles of fresh strawberries beckoning consumers at markets and stores this season, an alliance of a major retailer, fruit growers and farm workers has begun a program to promote healthy produce and improve working conditions. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - May 24, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scituate Man Gets Bionic Hand
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Tech Watch Listen bionic arm Cancer Mike Benning Scituate Source Type: news

Four Berries You Can Grow at Home in Vancouver
(HealthCastle.com) You might have seen some of the articles my editor Christina Newberry has written for HealthCastle.com about home gardening. She mentioned to me recently that she grows blueberries and strawberries in containers in her patio, and that there are some new varieties of berries now available in garden stores that she wants to try out. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - May 15, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How eating seaweed, ice cream and strawberries in pregnancy could make your child better at spelling
Children deprived of iodine in the womb are worse at literacy - especially in spelling, say scientists at the University of Tasmania. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berries Help Brain To Clear Toxic Accumulation
Adding more color to your diet in the form of berries is encouraged by many nutrition experts. The protective effect of berries against inflammation has been documented in many studies. Diets supplemented with blueberries and strawberries have also been shown to improve behavior and cognitive functions in stressed young rats... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

More evidence berries have health-promoting properties
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Adding more color to your diet in the form of berries is encouraged by many nutrition experts. The protective effect of berries against inflammation has been documented in many studies. Diets supplemented with blueberries and strawberries have also been shown to improve behavior and cognitive functions in stressed young rats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to Prepare Spring Produce
Tasty suggestions for strawberries, rhubarb, apricots, mangoes and more (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loss of wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds
Wild bees and other insects twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on cropsThe decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global food production.Scientists studied the pollination of more than 40 crops in 600 fields across every populated continent and found wild pollinators were twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on crops including oilseed rape, coffee, onions, almonds, tomatoes and strawberries. Furthermore, t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Tags: The Guardian Farming Biodiversity News Food Insects Conservation Environment Agriculture Science Bees Wildlife Source Type: news

Cut your heart attack risk dramatically by simply eating more berries
This study was for dietary influences that increase heart and cardiovascular health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh fruit smoothie
Fresh pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries and oranges combine to make this a healthy and refreshing fruit smoothie. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myocardial Infarction Risk in Women Reduced With Intake of Berries
Blueberries and strawberries contain high concentrations of anthocyanins, a flavonoid shown to help lower blood pressure and improve endothelial function. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - January 28, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Strawberries and blueberries reduce heart attacks in younger women
Younger women who eat more strawberries and blueberries may reduce their heart attack risk by one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and published in the journal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Berries Lower Heart Attack Risk in Women
Blueberries and strawberries have large concentrations of the flavonoid anthocyanin, which may help lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel function. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: heart attack Blueberries Strawberries Food Body Medicine and Health Featured Fruit Source Type: news

Flavonoids from strawberries and blueberries cut heart attack risk in women by one-third
Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berries help women beat heart attack risk
Regular consumption of anthocyanin-rich strawberries and blueberries may help prevent heart attacks in young women, suggest study findings. (Source: MedWire News - Cardiology)
Source: MedWire News - Cardiology - January 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Women Who Regularly Consume Strawberries And Blueberries May Reduce Their Risk For Heart Attack
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Strawberries, Blueberries May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Women
Source: American Heart Association Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Disease in Women, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Berry” Good for Your Heart!
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers have discovered that women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries a week may lower their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries And Strawberries May Reduce Women's Risk Of Heart Attack
A new US study suggests women could cut their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third by eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week, the likely reason being because these foods are high in a class of dietary flavonoids known as anthocyanins. The researchers write about their findings in the 15 January online issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation. They focused on blueberries and strawberries because they are the most-eaten berries in the US... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Berry benefits
New research has highlighted the heart health benefits of strawberries and blueberries (Source: BHF National News)
Source: BHF National News - January 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Berries may reduce heart attack risk
BOSTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks, U.S. and British researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries, blueberries may reduce heart attack risk in women
Women who ate three-plus servings of blueberries and strawberries per week were 32 percent less likely to have heart attacks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berry-Rich Diet Credited With One-Third Drop in MI Risk Berry-Rich Diet Credited With One-Third Drop in MI Risk
Eating lots of blueberries and strawberries was statistically linked to such a risk reduction in the cohort of women, but a contribution to the benefit from other heart-healthy traits was hard to rule out. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Video: Berries may help women fight heart disease
Harvard researchers followed about 100,000 women for nearly 20 years and found those who ate several servings of blueberries and strawberries every week lowered their chances of a heart attack by 32 percent. Teresa Garcia reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The secret to staving off a heart attack? Eat plenty of strawberries and blueberries
The Harvard researchers believe the benefits come from the high content of flavonoids in berry fruits, which appear to combat blocked arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks
Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Berry-rich diet credited with one-third drop in MI risk in NHS 2 cohort
Eating lots of blueberries and strawberries was statistically linked to such a risk reduction in the cohort of women, but a contribution to the benefit from other heart-healthy traits was hard to rule out. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - January 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Strawberries, blueberries may cut heart attack risk in women
Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 14, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Berries Ward Off MI in Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Young and middle-age women whose diet included high levels of anthocyanins -- the flavonoids present in red and blue fruits such as strawberries and blueberries -- had a significantly reduced risk for myocardial infarction, a large prospective study found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

5 Way to Deal With Your "Emotional Allergies"
Give yourself several beats before you speak or react because you are reacting in a way that other people would see as an “over-reaction.” In much that same way that people who are not allergic to strawberries can eat them with abandon, but those with an allergy need to monitor themselves if they indulge at all, you need to stop and think before you respond. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - January 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. Tags: Personality Relationships Self-Help Social Life adult daughters beloved mother emotional allergies entire show hoarders jahn landscape manipulation patient therapy personal narrative physical component predicament rationale Source Type: news

5 Ways to Deal With Your "Emotional Allergies"
Give yourself several beats before you speak or react because you are reacting in a way that other people would see as an “over-reaction.” In much that same way that people who are not allergic to strawberries can eat them with abandon, but those with an allergy need to monitor themselves if they indulge at all, you need to stop and think before you respond. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - January 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. Tags: Personality Relationships Self-Help Social Life adult daughters beloved mother emotional allergies entire show hoarders jahn landscape manipulation patient therapy personal narrative physical component predicament rationale Source Type: news