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Why People Can ’t Agree on Basic Facts
Your brain is programmed to get a kick out of information. This makes our current digital era a celebration for your mind. While the agricultural age gave us easier access to nutrition, and the industrial age dramatically increased our quality of life, no other era has provided so much stimulation for our brains as the information age. It is as if, finally, our brain has succeeded in building its own amusement park that is perfectly customized for itself. Consider the numbers: every day we produce approximately 2.5 billion gigabytes of data and perform 4 billion Google searches. In the short time it took you to read the la...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tali Sharot Tags: Uncategorized Science Source Type: news

It Scares Off Competition, Leading Box Office For Second Week in a Row
(NEW YORK) — The Stephen King adaption “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious genre-bending psychological thriller “mother!” New Line and Warner Bros.’ “It” remained easily the top draw in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. It slid 51 percent from last week’s unexpectedly sensational opening of $123 million, the first September release to debut north of $100 million. Most had expected “It” to open...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jake Coyle / AP Tags: Uncategorized movies onetime Source Type: news

Weight loss diet: Why you should BEWARE these three vegetables
WEIGHT loss usually involves increasing intake of fruit and vegetables, however sweet potato, tomatoes and spinach should be consumed with caution. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming a diet rich in tomatoes may help prevent skin cancer
(Natural News) A compelling new study implies the use of food as medicine. Researchers from the Ohio State University said that daily tomato consumption can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer by half, but only if you’re a male. Females, it was noted, showed no statistically significant difference between tomato intake and skin cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are these 8 common mistakes creating a tomato timebomb in your garden?
(Natural News) There are few simple pleasures in life as juicy and fulfilling as taking a bite of a freshly-grown tomato. Tomatoes are some of the easiest plants to grow. There are, however, eight common mistakes many novice gardeners make when starting their own tomato farm. Avoiding these practices will fully optimize your yield. Not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets
(Michigan State University) For this study, Rob Last focused on a single type of molecule in trichomes - acylsugars. The secrets Last and a team of MSU scientists found from studying these specialized metabolites open an evolutionary window for the emerging field of plant defense metabolism, insights that could lead to engineering advances for better pest resistance and human medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

It Shatters Box Office Records With Massive Opening Weekend
The highly anticipated It is here — and it’s already smashed a number of box office records. Produced by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, the adaptation of Stephen King‘s thriller scored $117.2 million at the domestic box office during its opening weekend and another $62 million overseas for a total global start of $179.2 million. The movie smashed records for the biggest box office opening ever for the month of September — and has one of the largest openings of the year. It also surpassed 2011’s Paranormal Activity 3 for the largest opening day for a R-rated thriller, and had the biggest sta...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized movies onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can tomatoes protect us from alcohol's effects?
Excessive alcohol consumption damages the liver and the brain. But studies have shown that tomatoes and tomato components can prevent this damage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Recipe: Grilled chicken breasts with roasted yellow tomato sauce
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Does Cooking Boost Nutrients in Tomatoes and Spinach?
Levels of some nutrients may go up with cooking. But levels of others go down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Vitamins Vegetables Spinach Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Vitamin C Tomatoes Source Type: news

From Tomato Jam to Peach Cobbler: 14 Delicious Summer Produce Recipes
This quick bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you’re in need of a chocolate fix.  It has a deep chocolate flavor (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke prevention: Eating THIS popular £2 summer fruit could protect you
STROKES happen to more than 100,000 people in the UK, and are similar to a heart attack - except that they affect your brain. However, eating something as simple as a watermelon and a bunch of tomatoes could protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to prevent skin cancer? Eat more tomatoes ... new science confirms powerful anti-cancer effect
(Natural News) If you’re worried about skin cancer but you don’t want to slather yourself in toxic sunscreen before heading outdoors, you might have heard the advice that a proper diet full of antioxidants can naturally boost your skin’s sun protection. While this remains an effective approach, a new study shows there is one food... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMass Amherst molecular biologist wins grant to outwit plant fungal diseases
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The Fusarium oxysporum fungus causes wilt in over 100 plant species including tomato, cotton, watermelon and banana, costing farmers billions of dollars in losses worldwide each year. The disease is difficult to control. Once the soil is infected, the fungus can remain viable for 30 or 40 years, and at present " there really is no way to control it, " Ma says. By advancing understanding of the molecular mechanism of fungal pathogenesis, she hopes to increase ways to develop disease-resistant crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Savoring the Harvest Beyond the Season, Food Preservation
Summer is the time of an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables when they are at their best. Whether you grow your own or purchase from a local farmers market you know there is nothing better than eating a fresh tomato or recently picked cucumbers. It would be wonderful to have it fresh all year around but for many of us these summer time fruits and vegetables can only be enjoyed through food preservation. Home preserved foods are often healthier and tastier than those bought in the grocery store. It can also be cheaper and is a great skill to have. But not all of us have had the privilege of growing up with a garden and...
Source: Dragonfly - July 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Post UV Exposure, Tumor Number Down With Tomato Consumption
Male mice consuming diet with red tomato powder showed significantly lower tumor number (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Daily tomato consumption may protect against skin cancer
Consuming tomatoes daily may help to protect skin against UV light damage and decrease the likelihood of developing skin cancer tumors, new research finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Skin cancer cure linked to Mediterranean diet: Eating tomatoes every day could protect you
SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK - but now experts have revealed there could be a link between a cure for the tumours and the Mediterranean diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio State Uni studies tomatoes for skin cancer cure
An Ohio State University trial on mice showed those fed a daily diet of tomato powder for 35 weeks, available in a range of supermarkets, had their tumours shrink. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could tomatoes be the wonder cure for skin cancer?
An Ohio State University trial on mice showed those fed a daily diet of tomato powder for 35 weeks, available in a range of supermarkets, had their tumours shrink. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice
(Ohio State University) Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Six Cold Soups for Hot Summer Days
Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun’s cookbook, Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, this chilled soup’s pure tomato (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Promising study reveals whole tomato extract found to treat deadly stomach cancer
(Natural News) It’s a long-held notion that tomatoes are one of the healthiest food items that people can include in their diets. One of its major nutrients is lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been found to protect the body from infections and repair damaged parts of the body. Lycopene’s cardiovascular benefits and cancer-fighting properties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes found to halt stomach cancer due to anti-cancer nutrients
(Natural News) A recent study revealed that tomatoes may stave off stomach cancer, giving people all the more reason to eat the succulent fruit. As part of the study, a team of international researchers from Italy and the U.S. analyzed the components of tomato extracts from two different Southern Italy cultivars — San Marzano and Corbarino varieties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Untangling the genetic legacy of tomato domestication
Favorable mutations that went along with increased fruit size and other beneficial traits in tomato plants do not always play well together. A study published in Cell found that natural mutations in two important tomato genes that were selected for different purposes in breeding can cause extreme branching and reduce fruit yield when they occur in the same plant. The researchers used those genes to create a tomato plant that grows more tomatoes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer
You might want to add tomatoes to your grocery list; researchers have found that whole tomato extract has the potential to fight stomach cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Tomatoes, Limes and Sex-Selective Abortions
Credit: Curt Carnemark / World Bank. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2017 (IPS)When Bimla Chandrasekharan saw that women who gave birth to baby girls were being sent out of the house by their angry husbands and mothers-in-law she realised a basic biology lesson was needed.“We start educating them on this XY chromosome,” Chandrasekharan who is Founder and Director of Indian women’s rights organisation EKTA told IPS. “(But) we don’t say XY chromosome, we do it with tomatoes and limes. ‘Tomato tomato’ it becomes a girl, ‘tomato lim...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Femicide India Patriarchal Societies UN Wo Source Type: news

How to make tomatoes taste awesome again (video)
(American Chemical Society) Why are so many supermarket tomatoes tasteless and rock hard? This video shows how scientists are learning how tomatoes mature so that soon you may see and taste totally terrific tomatoes at the supermarket. Watch the latest Speaking of Chemistry video here: https://youtu.be/ZKKvsQNozX8. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Out of flavour: why tomatoes have lost their taste
After exhaustive studies, an international team of scientists has worked out why tomatoes don ’t taste like they used toAn international team of scientists claims finally to have cracked one of the most common consumer conundrums: why don ’t tomatoes taste like they used to?After conducting exhaustive taste tests of 100 tomato varieties and sequencing the genomes of nearly 400 varieties, researchers have found the 13 volatile compounds that give a tomato its inherent flavour.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sam Jones in Madrid Tags: Fruit Food & drink Life and style Science Research Higher education drink industry Vegetables Vegetarian food and drink Vegetarianism Nutrition Business Source Type: news

Grocery store tomatoes taste like cardboard — Florida researchers are fixing that
There ’s a revolution coming to your supermarket, and it’s going to start in the tomato aisle.After more than a decade of study, researchers at the University of Florida have identified the chemical compounds responsible for giving a great tomato its distinctive sweet, earthy, slightly grassy taste.... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Key to restoring great tomato flavor discovered
What's wrong with the supermarket tomato? Consumers say they lack flavor, so scientists identified the important factors that have been lost and put them back into modern tomatoes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists develop genetic path to tastier tomatoes
Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those available at the supermarket. Now, scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and their partners have found a way to get tomatoes to produce the compounds that make them more flavorful. Their findings were published today in the journal Science. "Around the world, the tomato is one of the most popular foods," says Gert de Couet, director of the National Science ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190832&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Say Something Is Very Wrong With The Tomato
Many of the tomatoes eaten these days are too big, too firm and just plain dull compared with those from a half-century ago, according to new research. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, a team of researchers say they analyzed the genetic code of nearly 400 varieties of tomatoes ― from the common red supermarket types to the funky heirlooms found in farmers markets. Led by Harry J. Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, the team found many of this generation’s tomatoes have lost key elements that make them taste, well, like a tomato. To know what makes a good lo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gene editing yields tomatoes that flower and ripen weeks earlier
Using a simple and powerful genetic method to tweak genes native to two popular varieties of tomato plants, a team has devised a rapid method to make them flower and produce ripe fruit more than 2 weeks faster than commercial breeders are currently able to do. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspirin replacement? Tomato supplement could reduce risk of heart attack
A SUPPLEMENT derived from tomatoes which experts said improves the flow of blood around the body could reduce the number of people who take a daily dose of aspirin ‘just in case’ of heart attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green Tomatoes Aren't Always Just Unripe Versions Of Red Tomatoes
You may have heard of fried green tomatoes, the Southern dish that involves deep-frying our favorite fruit of the vine. And you may have assumed these little guys are meant to be green, just as red tomatoes are meant to be red. However, this isn’t quite true. A little secret:  Some green tomatoes are meant to stay green forever. Others are unripe versions of red tomatoes that will eventually turn red. And they taste VERY different from one another. Yup, red tomato varieties all go through a green phase before they’ve fully ripened. In this phase, the tomatoes are hard and firm, and chlorophyll le...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green Tomatoes Aren't Always Just Unripe Versions Of Red Tomatoes
You may have heard of fried green tomatoes, the Southern dish that involves deep-frying our favorite fruit of the vine. And you may have assumed these little guys are meant to be green, just as red tomatoes are meant to be red. However, this isn’t quite true. A little secret:  Some green tomatoes are meant to stay green forever. Others are unripe versions of red tomatoes that will eventually turn red. And they taste VERY different from one another. Yup, red tomato varieties all go through a green phase before they’ve fully ripened. In this phase, the tomatoes are hard and firm, and chlorophyll le...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Science explains why refrigerators sap the flavor from ripe tomatoes
If you ’re one of those people who puts tomatoes in the fridge, you are going to want to stop. Now.Sure, chilling a tomato will keep it looking fresh for a longer period of time than if you left it on the counter, but it will also drain all that earthy, slightly grassy, distinctive tomato taste... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 18, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

How shoot removal, rootstock cultivar affect grafting tomatoes
(American Society for Horticultural Science) High tunnel and open-field trials were conducted to investigate potential yield effects related to the use of two rootstocks and scion shoot removal during tomato grafting. Grafting significantly increased fruit yield in five of the six trials for both rootstocks tested. Results suggested that tomato plant growth and fruit yield are affected negatively by using the SR grafting technique, particularly when less-vigorous rootstock is used. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Tomato Basil Pesto Sauce
To make this sauce in a hurry, use canned, diced tomatoes with no added salt instead of fresh Roma tomatoes. They will cook down faster. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the  Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Scientists find new system in tomato's defense against bacterial speck disease
(Boyce Thompson Institute) Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute and Virginia Tech have discovered a new receptor used by tomatoes to detect the organism that causes bacterial speck disease. The receptor, called FLS3, is present in a small number of plant species, including tomato, potato and pepper, but could be used to make other crops more disease-resistant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

More tomatoes, faster: Accelerating tomato engineering
While looking for ways to make tomatoes and other crop plants more productive, researchers developed a way to cut the time required to modify a tomato's genes by six weeks. The improvement will save on money and resources while accelerating tomato research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

More tomatoes, faster: Accelerating tomato engineering
(Boyce Thompson Institute) While looking for ways to make tomatoes and other crop plants more productive, researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute developed a way to cut the time required to modify a tomato's genes by six weeks. The improvement will save on money and resources while accelerating tomato research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Light treatments inhibit intumescence injury of tomato
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Effects of end-of-day far-red (EOD-FR) light and high blue photon flux (PF) ratio during the photoperiod on intumescence injury were examined for 'Beaufort' tomato seedlings. Experiments showed that high blue PF ratio during the photoperiod combined with a small dose of EOD-FR lighting could inhibit the problematic intumescence injury of tomato plants grown under LEDs without negatively influencing growth or morphology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants
Tomatoes infected with cucumber mosaic virus lure the pollinators, according to a study. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Tags: Daily News, News & Opinion Source Type: news

Tomatoes resist a parasitic vine by detecting its peptide
Tomato plants deter attacks from a parasitic plant that's known to ravage crops by detecting one of its peptides, a new study reveals. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salad days: Tomatoes that last longer and still taste good
The precise mechanisms involved in tomato softening have remained a mystery until now. Research has identified a gene that encodes an enzyme which plays a crucial role in controlling softening of the tomato fruit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

An Old Trick Holds New Promise For Tastier Tomatoes
Tomato plants grown in large scale outdoors are often selected for hardiness more than taste. What if you could boost disease resistance, flavor and yield? Researchers think they can — by grafting. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ezra David Romero Source Type: news

Why Humana's CEO says work-life balance is like planting tomatoes
Bruce Broussard spends a lot of time tending his garden — at least, metaphorically. That's how he sees work-life balance as he juggles the many daily priorities he faces as CEO of Louisville-based insurer Humana Inc. “Balancing priorities for me has been a lot like caring for tomato plants," Broussard explained during a commencement address he gave last month at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., according to The Hoya student newspaper. "First you have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Baylee Pulliam Source Type: news

The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In Three Acts
Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news