Dementia breakthrough: Eating antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits may protect you
EATING more leafy green vegetables and fruits including oranges and tangerines may protect against dementia, a study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boosting Food Security and Education in Schools in Brazil
Students eat lunch in the cafeteria of the João Caffaro Municipal School in Itaboraí, in southeastern Brazil. Schoolchildren returned to eating vegetables and drinking natural fruit juices when the school canteens and the supply of family farming products to the National School Feeding Program resumed in April this year, after an interruption brought about by the COVID pandemic. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaITABORAÍ, Brazil , Apr 27 2022 (IPS) “I like lettuce, but not tomatoes and cucumbers,” said nine-year-old Paulo Henrique da Silva de Jesus, a third grader at the João Baptista Caffaro Municipal S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Integration and Development Brazilian-style Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Natio Source Type: news

Elon Musk ’s SpaceX launch site threatens wildlife, Texas environmental groups say
The site in Boca Chica, south Texas is surrounded by protected lands that host a huge range of local wildlife including turtles and hundreds of bird speciesEverything seemed normal as SpaceX ’s Starship juddered into the sky over south Texas last March, tangerine flames and white smoke pluming behind it. But roughly six minutes into the test flight, the spacecraft thudded back to Earth.SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, has a “test, fly, fail, fix, repeat” method for its commercial space program. That approach is part of why Musk wanted to put the launch site on a tract of land just off the Gulf of Mex...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dianna Wray Tags: Texas SpaceX Elon Musk Wildlife The space shuttle Environment Biodiversity Conservation Technology Business US news Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cooking with citrus in season
Put a few extra limes, lemons, oranges, tangerines or grapefruits in your grocery cart during citrus season. Then use these fruits in your cooking.?You can incorporate citrus slices or wedges, fresh-squeezed juice, and zest into a range of recipes. Plus, you can also cook with thawed citrus juice concentrate. Each Thursday, one of the more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Clockwork Orange? Why Russian Ski Slopes Are Being Blanketed In The Strange Color
The skies over Crete were an eerie orange, too. Why the tangerine tint? Powerful storms in North Africa blew sands from the Sahara across the Mediterranean.(Image credit: Margarita Alshina/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

Clockwork Orange? Why Russian Ski Slopes Are Being Blanketed In The Unearthly Color
The skies over Crete were an eerie orange, too. Why the tangerine tint? Powerful storms in North Africa blew sands from the Sahara across the Mediterranean.(Image credit: Margarita Alshina/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurel Wamsley Source Type: news

The 10 Best Flowers to Plant in Fall
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Source: Top Science and Health Stories - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lennie Larkin / Sunset Tags: Uncategorized Flowers gardening onetime Source Type: news

The environment can become a noninvasive therapeutic approach to bolster white matter health
(Children's National Health System) Those parents you overhear transforming trips to the grocery store into sensory adventures -- telling babies too young to babble that broccoli is GREEN, radishes are RED and tangerines are ORANGE -- are onto something. Being exposed to a complex and stimulating environment rich with new sights, sounds and a full vocabulary can play a powerful role in strengthening infants' developing brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Smart Is a Dog Really? The Secrets of a Canine Mind
Odds are you don’t look forward to spending time in a magnetic resonance imager–and with good reason. The clanging, coffin-like machine seems purpose-built for sensory assault. But you’re not Ninja, a 3-year-old pit-bull mix, who trots into a lab at Emory University in Atlanta, catches a glimpse of the MRI in which she’ll spend her morning and leaps happily onto the table. Ninja is one of the few dogs in the world that have been trained to sit utterly still in an MRI (the little bits of hot dog she gets as rewards help) so that neuroscientist Gregory Berns can peer into her brain as it works. “...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animals Dogs Pets Source Type: news

Dopamine dressing – can you dress yourself happy?
The fashion world has bought into the idea that wearing La La Land yellow and head-to-toe colour will act as an antidote to these dark days. Now here comes the science part …So-calleddopamine dressing is everywhere this season. Based on the idea that wearing overtly fun clothes can help lift your mood in depressing times, it begs the question: can wearing “happy clothes” really make us more happy?The fashion industry is certainly trying to convince us that it can be done. The catwalks have been a Skittles packet of brights – fromFanta orange at Armani andscarlet at Maison Margiela toBeauty and the Beast yellow and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ellie Violet Bramley Tags: Fashion La La Land Psychology Life and style Science Source Type: news

LSD study reveals why acid trips last so long
Research is first to demonstrate precisely how the compound lysergic acid diethylamide attaches to serotonin receptors in the brain“You can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and Holy Ghost on drums,” was how Hunter S. Thompson described the experience, while the Beatles famously sang about “tangerine trees and marmalade skies”.Related:LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking imagesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Drugs Neuroscience Biology Source Type: news

Massaging Your Brussels Sprouts Will Make Them Way Better. Really.
Brussels sprouts have the potential to be delicious, especially when roasted, sautéed or caramelized. These edible buds are rich in nutrients, including fiber and vitamin C, which makes us want to eat them all the more. But if you’ve ever tried eating them raw in a salad, you may have noticed they’re a little unpalatable ― they’re particularly tough to chew. It turns out the trick to some of the best Brussels sprouts of your life is the simple art of massage. via GIPHY Massaging your veggies?! Skeptics have a right to be wary, but they should also keep an open m...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cats and Kitchen Counters
According to one survey in which more than 1,000 veterinary professionals and 167 cat owners were asked if cats should be allowed to freely roam the kitchen counters. Without discussing what the kitty might be up to, whether to troll for food or survey the landscape, 21 percent viewed it favorably, 13 percent said they "rarely" allow it and 54.5 percent responded with a resounding "no." There was also an "other" option, which claimed 11.4 percent of the votes from veterinary professionals. Cat owners seemed somewhat more permissive than the veterinarians; 28 percent said their cats' counter surfing was okay with them, 11 ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Foods That Can Calm Anxiety And 3 That Don't.
dear Editor, I've included credits for all the photos above each point below the post and am hoping we can use this photo for the post itself and for social media sharing. Thank you! Anxiety has become so prevalent in today's world, it's now considered the norm rather than the unusual. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health) While medication is a valid route, many of us choose to seek a mo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soda Is Out, Seltzer Is In: 5 Better-for-You Bubblies
By Alex Orlov for Life by Daily Burn Love the joyous bubbles and sugary sweetness of diet cola? The calorie-free carbonation seems like a dieter's dream, but research shows that sugary colas can make your taste buds crave real sugar even more -- and even alter your brain chemicals. Yikes! Luckily, not all fizzy beverages get the same bad rap (unless, of course, you drink way too much of them). For people who can't resist the satisfying fizz on the tongue, there are plenty of other ways to satisfy that craving for an effervescent pick-me-up. From probiotic-rich tonics to flavored seltzers, these carbonated drinks might hel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news