Survival medicine: Are you familiar with the medicinal uses of honey?
(Natural News) Aside from being a natural sweetener, preppers know that raw honey has several medicinal uses that can be helpful in a pinch. Check them out below, and don’t forget to include some honey in your supplies. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Honey possesses medicinal properties because it is full of sugar with little to no water... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Blood Sugar
Artificial sweeteners are extremely popular in the United States. They provide a sweet taste without adding a lot of calories or carbohydrates, which can be especially important if someone has diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels? That depends on what's in the food or drink, but a new review confirms that artificial sweeteners alone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study
Title: Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - May 30, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

6 More reasons NOT to drink diet soda
(Natural News) Sodas are known to be harmful to health. Likewise, diet sodas are still bad for you. “Diet” sodas and zero-calorie drinks are marketed as “healthier” alternatives to regular soda. But do not be fooled, they are made out of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, cyclamates, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium. Artificial sweeteners are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners Don't Up Blood Glucose Levels
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs) does not increase blood glucose levels, according to a review published online May 15 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Alexander D. Nichol, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.“There should be a warning label on flavored water, sports and energy drinks that says, ‘We may seem like a healthy choice, but we’re loaded with sugar, too,’” said Joelle Wolstein, research scientist at the center and lead author of the study. “People seem unaware that these drinks have the same or even higher amounts of added sweetener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugars in infant formulas pose risk to babies with inherited metabolic disorder
(Emory Health Sciences) Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PROVEN: Sugar-free diet drinks are NOT healthier; artificial sweeteners still cause obesity and diabetes
(Natural News) Artificial sweeteners have been heralded by weight-conscious folks looking to cut calories for the last few decades. It’s hard to ignore the fact that dieters and health-conscious people alike have been led to believe that choosing a sugar substitute over the real thing is actually their best option — but is that really... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are There Downsides to the Sweetener Stevia?
Some researchers warn that we don ’ t have enough evidence to fully understand how sweeteners that have no calories affect the body. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALICE CALLAHAN Tags: Sugar Diabetes Research Calories Weight Obesity Digestive Tract Artificial Sweeteners Source Type: news

Extreme measures rarely work: You don’t have to quit all sugar to be healthy
(Natural News) Sugar-free diets advise individuals to skip certain fruits, sweeteners, sweets, and table sugar/sucrose. Other diets even suggest minimizing the dairy products that you consume. While its true that consuming too much sugar can cause obesity and increase the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and Type 2 diabetes, eating healthy doesn’t mean cutting out all the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

How to Kick Your Caffeine Dependence for Good
An estimated 64% of Americans drink coffee every day, according to data from the National Coffee Association. In many ways, that’s a healthy habit: research has found that coffee may boost longevity and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more. But when the habit crosses the line from a pleasant pick-me-up to a daily necessity, the equation gets a little more complicated. People can develop a dependence on coffee and other caffeinated beverages, such as tea, soda and energy drinks, says Merideth Addicott, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Psychiatric ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: Findings link artificial sweeteners to obesity, diabetes: Study
Researchers said some sweeteners used can change the metabolism in mice. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

Diet Soda, Sweeteners Can Still Cause Diabetes, Study Finds
CBS Local – Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed that artificial sweeteners, commonly used in zero-calorie sodas, actually did as much harm to the body as a high-sugar diet. “We also observed that replacing these sugars with non-caloric artificial sweeteners leads to negative changes in fat and energy metabolism,” lead researcher Brian Hoffmann sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News artificial sweeteners Chris Melore Diabetes Diet Soda Local TV Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners still cause diabetes and obesity
Researchers from Marquette University, Milwaukee, build on previous research that suggests zero-calorie sugar substitutes damage people's blood vessels, impacting their health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity, diabetes in study
Artificial sweeteners could be linked to diabetes and obesity, according to a study of rats and cell cultures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Artificial Sweeteners And Diet Soda Also Lead To Diabetes?
Here are what experiments were conducted, what they found, and what evidence exists. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners may still cause diabetes
According to research, presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting, artificial sweeteners cause negative alterations to sugar metabolism and fat processing that may predispose to diabetes. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Artificial sweeteners may damage blood vessels
In the most detailed study of its type, researchers demonstrate that artificial sweeteners damage blood vessels and may increase diabetes risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked to metabolic syndrome; increases diabetes risk by up to 500%
(Natural News) Have you ever noticed how many overweight people drink diet soda or add low calorie sweeteners to their tea and coffee? Corporate propaganda tells overweight and obese people who are trying hard to lose weight – or who at the very least are trying not to gain more weight – that artificial sweeteners... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sickeningly sweet: Artificial sweeteners worsen gut inflammation, intensify symptoms of Crohn's disease
(Natural News) The lure of a calorie-free sweetener is hard to beat; after all, who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it, too? The promise of zero-calorie beverages and lower-calorie baked goods that come along with sugar substitutes are often convincing enough on their own for the calorie-conscious among us. But studies have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: The Germs That Love Diet Soda
Human beings aren ’ t designed to eat processed foods like these. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF Tags: Microbiology Digestive Tract Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Food Additives Nature (Journal) Britton, Robert A Source Type: news

Understanding the differences between sugars: white, brown, raw, molasses, honey, agave
(Natural News) By now, most of us are aware of the health dangers of high-fructose corn syrup and do our best to avoid it, and most health-conscious individuals won’t go anywhere near sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose. However, sticking to natural sugar isn’t as straightforward as it sounds given the many options available. Which type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Can you handle the sugar challenge?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for 2 weeks Soda and fruit drinks are a major source of added sugar in the typical U.S. diet. And artificial sweeteners are hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar. Have your taste buds become so accustomed to supersweet drinks that the natural sweetness in foods [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nestle's Milkybar targets healthy sweet spot with designer sugar
YORK, England (Reuters) - Nestle is launching a lower-sugar Milkybar made with a new version of the sweetener which could help ease the $185 billion confectionery industry's growing public health headache. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-Calorie Sweetener Boosts Fat Accumulation in Explanted Cells Low-Calorie Sweetener Boosts Fat Accumulation in Explanted Cells
Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic dysfunction and predispose people to diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, hints in vitro research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Impact Metabolic Health Even on Cellular Level
(MedPage Today) -- Not as healthy as consumers may think, researcher says (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - March 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
The research team from George Washington University believe obese people - the very group most likely to use artificial sweeteners - are particularly at risk from their use. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome
New research now suggests that low-calorie sweeteners may actually help to increase fat formulation and lead to metabolic syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes
(The Endocrine Society) Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The research results will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Splenda may intensify Crohn's symptoms, study finds
Splenda, an artificial sweetener, could intensify the symptoms of Crohn's disease in people who have it, according to a study with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweetener Splenda could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease
(Case Western Reserve University) In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sweeteners detected in human breast milk
Researchers find certain non-nutritive sweeteners (NNS) are present in human breast milk, showing that multiple types of NNS can be passed to nursing infants. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news

Tracking wastewater is difficult: Artificial sweeteners turn out to be reliable chemical markers
(Natural News) No one really thinks twice about the wastewater generated by sinks and toilets, but a team of Canadian scientists has recently discovered an unusual way to track the water “to ensure it doesn’t end up in unwanted places.” John Spoelstra, a research scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, says that artificial sweeteners “are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Biology to Behavior: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion Surrounding Sugar and Sweetener Consumption
February 22, March 22, April 26, 2018; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tracking wastewater's path to wells, groundwater
(American Society of Agronomy) We often 'flush it and forget it' when it comes to waste from toilets and sinks. However, it's important to be able to track this wastewater to ensure it doesn't end up in unwanted places. Tracing where this water ends up is hard to measure: What's something found in all wastewater that will allow us to account for all of it? The answer, of all things, is artificial sweeteners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial sweetener could someday provide cancer treatments with fewer side effects
(American Chemical Society) Artificial sweeteners are used in diet drinks and foods but also could someday be used as treatments targeting carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX), a protein associated with aggressive cancers. Although several drugs have been approved that target similar forms of CA, they aren't selective and may cause side effects, including vomiting and fatigue. Now researchers report in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry that an artificial sweetener could lead to development of a more selective therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The health benefits of stevia and how to grow it
(Natural News) Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is a plant that is endemic to the highlands of Paraguay in South America. It is popularly known as a natural sweetener, thanks to its leaves which contain sweet glycosides. The plant is now being commercially grown in many parts of South America and Asia, and the food and beverage industry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Sore Throat, Xylitol and Probiotics Offer No Benefits Over Placebo
Researchers could find no difference in pain or swallowing problems between those chewing xylitol-sweetened gum, taking probiotics or using a placebo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Artificial Sweeteners Xylitol Probiotics Placebos Sorbitol Throat Pain Source Type: news

' Problematic' Lawsuits Pose Danger To Science, Researcher Says
Sometimes making a scientific discovery is only half the battle, as Dr. Aaron Carroll found out after researching and writing an article on the effects of artificial sweeteners. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Altmetric announces the top 100 list for 2017
This study revealed a Dinosaur species had teeth that it lost as it aged. Testing of an Ebola vaccine during the West African outbreak found that it was completely effective – offering hope should the virus return. The development of an artificial womb for lambs has opened new possibilities for their application amongst humans. Topical issues Some key themes stood out. Scientific research, technology, humanity and environmental science continue to intersect and capture the public’s attention. The most widely discussed research topics in 2017 were: Medical Science (53) Biological Science (17) Earth and Environ...
Source: News from STM - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Report: Industry Hid Study Showing Sugar's Effects
More than four decades ago, a study in rats funded by the sugar industry found evidence linking the sweetener to heart disease and bladder cancer, the paper trail investigation reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news