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Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research?
A storm of retractions, corrections, data irregularities and controversy over duplicate publication are destroying the credibility of Cornell ’s Food and Brand Lab. It’s time for the university to be open about what’s going onMost people probably haven ’t heard of the beleaguered marketing professor, Brian Wansink, but chances are many will know about his work. Wansink is the mind behind the concept of “mindless eating” – the idea that the unconscious decisions we make about food can have profound effects on our diet and weight. Ideas like using smaller plates to eat fewer calories...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers Tags: Science Psychology Controversies Peer review and scientific publishing Source Type: news

Food waste is costing us all: The environmental and financial cost of spoiled food
(Natural News) You wouldn’t suspect bananas, apples, tomatoes, salad, sweet peppers, pears and grapes to be the primary culprits of a costly crime. Yet according to an AlphaGalileo article, a Swedish research team identified those aforementioned fresh produce to comprise nearly half of the food that goes to waste on the shelves of retail stores.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'Tomato Expression Atlas' dives deep into the fruit's flesh
(Boyce Thompson Institute) Researchers at BTI, Cornell and USDA published a spatiotemporal map of gene expression across all tissues and developmental stages of the tomato fruit - the genetic information underlying how a fruit changes from inside to out as it ripens. Their data is available in the new Tomato Expression Atlas (TEA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Sideline Health
As for avoiding fat-laden dips, use yogurt instead of sour cream for that spinach dip. And try making guacamole dip with some pureed peas and chopped tomatoes, or make a tangy salsa. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news

Is techno-farming going to replace chemical farming? Some farmers are switching from herbicides to robots for their weed problems
(Natural News) Robotic weeders are growing in popularity, an expert said, to support the growth and proliferation of specialty crops, or crops that are not mass-produced, and which include vegetables like broccoli, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. The necessity for the utilization of robotic weeders comes from two issues: one, a lack of herbicides that can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato plants grown in heavy metal contaminated soil found to produce contaminated fruit
(Natural News) As many people strive to start out the new year with healthy eating habits, it’s important to keep in mind that choosing the right vegetables is just as important to your health as consuming them in the first place. That’s because vegetables are prone to contamination not only from pesticides but also from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drink more coffee and eat more tomatoes: SIX tips to lower your risk of prostate cancer
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK. Making these lifestyle changes could lower your risk of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking
A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Dietary Factors May Play Role in Preserving Lung Function
Apple, banana, tomato intake linked to slower decline in forced vital capacity in ex - smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Two Foods Could Help Ex-Smokers' Lungs Heal
Diets high in tomatoes and fruits, particularly apples, could speed the healing of smoke-damaged lungs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes and Apples Could Help Ex-Smokers' Lungs Heal
THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 -- For smokers who've managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like a long one. But new research suggests help may be close at hand -- in the kitchen. The decade-long study of 650... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why you should eat three apples or two tomatoes each day
Natural decline in lung function over 10 years was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples, found Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health scientists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung damage by smoking could be repaired by eating THESE fruits
HEALING properties found in fresh apples and tomatoes can slow down natural ageing of the lungs and even repair damage caused by smoking, research claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All-natural pill can turbo-charge the Mediterranean diet
Researchers from Cambridge University have created a supplement known as 'Ateronon Heart', which combines the heart-health benefits of a key component in tomatoes with milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debate on Glyphosate Use Comes to a Head in Argentina
Academics discuss the impacts on health and the environment of the use of glyphosate in Argentine agriculture, during a Dec. 6 conference at the University of Buenos Aires. Concern about this topic is now on the country’s public agenda. Credit: Daniel Gutman / IPSBy Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Dec 8 2017 (IPS)In and around the city of Rosario, where most of Argentina’s soybean processing plants are concentrated, a local law banned the use of glyphosate, the most widely-used herbicide in Argentina. But two weeks later, producers managed to exert enough pressure to obtain a promise that the ban would be overturned...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daniel Gutman Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: THIS 29p everyday food could raise BP
HIGH blood pressure symptoms could be eased by avoiding eating canned or tinned tomato products, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zesty tomato soup
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Why Victoria can't have tomatoes, wine, cheese, or Marmite
Victoria Aitken has suffered from red rashes for as long as she could remember. Earlier this year I finally got to the bottom of the problem when she visited a nutritionist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering
(The University of Hong Kong) The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement company ’s claims
Therapeutic Goods Administration approved advertising for product said to relieve urologic symptoms, despite scientific evidence to the contraryThe Therapeutic Goods Administration has been accused of putting the supplements industry before consumers after it allowed a herbal remedy manufacturer to advertise one of its products as helpful in relieving urologic symptoms – despite scientific evidence to the contrary.The TGAapproved an application from the Tomato Pill Company requesting permission to advertise a product called Ateronon XY Pro as helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, inc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Alternative medicine Business (Australia) Australia news Medical research 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

Making Mayo's Recipes: How to roast any vegetable
If you don't think you like vegetables, it's time to try roasting. Your oven can caramelize and sweeten a whole cornucopia of produce ? including Brussels sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes and even cabbage. It's easy to roast a big batch of one vegetable or to combine a few favorites. Just be sure to pair vegetables [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Weis Markets Issues Recall For Undeclared Egg Allergen In Store Made BLT Sandwiches - Sandwiches contain egg-based mayonnaise
Weis Markets today said it has issued a recall for its store made bacon, lettuce and tomato (BLT) sandwiches since the product ’s ingredient label does not list an egg allergen contained in the sandwich’s mayonnaise. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

‘Teaching kitchen’ cooks up basics for health sciences students at UCLA
Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional ’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but rather a kitchen in a store better known for high-end kitchenware: Sur La Table. The store is playing host to a so-called “teaching kitchen,” as part of a pilot program that teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC LA, Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lycopene: A Natural Food Supplement That May Support Prostate Health
Studies show that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, may support prostate health and may even reduce the risk of prostate cancer. NatureBee, an...(PRWeb October 11, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14767030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recipe: Vermicelli with asparagus and tomatoes
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain
For decades mainstream medicine told us that dying neurons are the problem with an aging brain. But the difference between an old brain and a sharp, young brain isn’t just neurons… You see, mental function depends on two kinds of brain cells. Neurons are just half the story. In fact, when scientists studied Albert Einstein’s brain they found he had a wealth of “other” brain cells that accounted for his genius.  I’m talking about “glia,” or “glial” brain cells. Scientists have known about glial cells for a long time. But they thought they were just support ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Weight loss diet: Three vegetables that could be SABOTAGING your health
WEIGHT loss usually means piling up the vegetables on your plate, however sweet potato, tomatoes and spinach could be sabotaging your healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Tom Brady ’ s ‘ The TB12 Method ’ Is Hefty but Short on Science
Should you buy this book? The answer probably depends on how you feel about science, celebrity and tomatoes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Muscles Diet and Nutrition Books and Literature Sports Injuries Football Concussions Brady, Tom Source Type: news

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
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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