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Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shopping
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Your STOOLS reveal whether you can lose weight  
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found having low levels of the bacteria  Prevotella in the trial's participant's stools prevented weight loss if they ate fruit and vegetables or sweets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
It’s a fact, many Americans are overweight, including our children. Childhood obesity continues to be spotlighted in the news whether as a statistic, a campaign to reduce the rates, or recent research. Many factors contribute to childhood obesity such as increased screen time, family lifestyle, and certain economic or social issues. It’s a constant struggle for everyone and it’s difficult to take the steps to reduce our body weight. Healthfinder provides a toolkit for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for libraries and organizations  to use with helpful ideas to bring awareness and to tips t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: THIS cheap vegetable can reduce risk of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure could be reduced by eating beetroots. Research has also found the purple vegetable can help muscle recovery and boost brain function too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple Fruits and Vegetables Are the Newest Superfoods
9 hours ago ... The SUPER superfood you're probably not eating · Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP member; TELL US: Are you ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Your stools reveal whether you can lose weight
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Something as simple as a feces sample reveals whether you can lose weight by following dietary recommendations characterized by a high content of fruit, vegetables, fibers and whole grains. This is a finding of a new study conducted at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ISIS terrorists urged to start poisoning grocery food across America with deadly cyanide
(Natural News) There are lots of chemicals to worry about in the foods on our grocery stores’ shelves, whether it’s the pesticides on our fruit and vegetables or the unpronounceable preservatives found in pretty much everything on the lunchmeat and snack aisles. However, a new tactic that ISIS is believed to be planning could make... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends
Conclusions Previous research suggests we may be better off consuming more of our calories earlier on in the day, when we have a full, active day ahead of us to use up the energy. It's also been observed that people who consume large calorific meals late in the evening can have a higher body weight. In a sense, the results of this study seem plausible and don't really say anything different from what's already been observed. But as this is a cross-sectional study, it can't really prove very much. The study involved a small, select sample of US university students. Their results can't be applied to everyone, as they have di...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet is the best cure for acid reflux
Patients who ate fish, vegetables and whole grains reported a greater reduction in symptoms than those on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the study by New York Medical College found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fuel Your Child With a Good Breakfast
-- Many experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your child's breakfast should include a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers these suggestions for a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

99% of U.S. preschool children don't get enough physical activity, scientists warn
(Natural News) A recent study revealed that more than 99 percent of preschoolers in the U.S. do not get adequate exercise. The study also showed that one in five preschool children do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. The same number of children were found to spend too much screen time, the researchers added. As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Country Fresh Orlando LLC, Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Country Fresh Orlando, LLC. of Orlando, Florida, is recalling 5,999 cases of diced bell pepper, vegetable kabobs, and creole and fajita mixed diced vegetables (product descriptions attached), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause m...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Chemicals from pesticides are discovered in veg for kids
The Pesticide Action Network found that Children are being exposed to residue from pesticides in the fruit and vegetables handed out by schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'
"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test. The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour such as smoking and being obese. Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which often have no noticeable symptoms, can also age the heart. An obese smoker in their 50s who has high blood pressure and high cholesterol could have the heart of a 60- or 70-year-old. The quick and simple test tells you the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

A Community-Based Marketing Campaign at Farmers Markets to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Purchases in Rural Counties With High Rates of Obesity, Kentucky, 2015-2016
Researchers conducted a community-based marketing campaign, Plate it Up Kentucky Proud (PIUKP), in 6 rural communities over 2 years to determine the association between exposure to the campaign and fruit and vegetable purchases, adjusted for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipient status. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: THIS diet could help you cheat early death
EATING five portions of fruit and vegetables a day has been the mantra of public health bosses for years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 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

A Community-Based Marketing Campaign at Farmers Markets to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Purchases in Rural Counties With High Rates of Obesity, Kentucky, 2015 – 2016
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fat, carbs, fruit, veg: How much should we eat for health?
Two studies show that a moderate fat intake may do more good than expected, too many carbs should be avoided, and fruits and vegetables are beneficial. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Cut Down On Carbs And Have Some Fats (And Legumes), New Studies Confirm
Once again, fat is healthy, and carbs are not. And some surprising findings about vegetables and legumes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Cut Down On Carbs And Have Some Fats (And Legumes), New Studies Suggest
Once again, fat is healthy, and carbs are not. And some surprising findings about vegetables and legumes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

11 tips to get kids to eat healthy
Ask any parent about the top challenges of raising kids, and getting them to eat healthy would probably be high on the list. Countless parents have kids who just want to eat chicken nuggets, or pasta, or macaroni and cheese, or all of the above, and definitely without any vegetables. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables
(Reuters Health) - Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You
But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Says Carbs, Not Fats, Are Bad for You
But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Study Suggests It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You
But don't give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes -- they're still good for you Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study
New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumersWolfing down a mountain of fruit and vegetables every day offers no more benefit in staving off death than eating just three to four portions, researchers have found, adding that the findings could have important ramifications for those on low incomes.The World Health Organisation currently recommends individuals eat at least 400g of fruit, vegetables and legumes – plants such as peas and beans – each day, although recent studie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Health Fruit Vegetables Food & drink Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

ESC: Huge Diet Study Shows Carbs, Not Fats Are the Problem
(MedPage Today) -- But PURE also challenges belief that more is better for fruits and vegetables (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Reassessing the benefits of plant-based eating (PURE)
(European Society of Cardiology) A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International study shows moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for health
(McMaster University) Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sulforaphane: Are you getting enough of this healthy compound?
(Natural News) When it comes to the beneficial compounds found in fruits and vegetables, one particular health-promoting compound to take note of is sulforaphane, a phytochemical obtained from cruciferous vegetables. We say “obtained” because sulforaphane doesn’t naturally exist in these plants. Sulforaphane only occurs when two substances — the glucosinolate glucoraphanin and enzyme myrosinase — mix... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back to School Blues: 9 Ways to Help Your Tween Go Back to School with Ease
It’s almost that time again…the transition to a new school year. This can be a time of joy and excitement for some and it can also be a time of dread, panic and worry for many parents and students alike. Tweens are especially vulnerable given this stage of development. They are typically moving up to middle school/junior high and facing new social and academic challenges. If you’re hoping to help ease your tween back into the idea of going to school and also help him or her find more enjoyment out of the entire experience, than you will find that there are specific things parents can do. Here are some gr...
Source: Psych Central - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Anxiety Caregivers Children and Teens Parenting School Issues Self-Help Sleep Students back to school bullying Child Development Life Changes Peer pressure school anxiety School Bully Source Type: news

Broccoli anti-ageing pill on horizon? Green vegetable 'has chemicals to keep you young'
BROCCOLI could hold the secret to staying young, say scientists (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The key to anti-ageing? This vegetable could be critical to staying young and active
BROCCOLI could be they key to combatting ageing and keeping people mobile as they get older, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated HOUSE DUST found to promote growth of body fat
(Natural News) By now it is pretty self-evident that the United States is fighting a growing obesity problem. Most of us are aware that a diet low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in junk food, along with a lifestyle virtually devoid of physical activity is making Americans overweight. Now, a startling new study by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women are attracted to men who eat a lot of vegetables
Researchers at Macquarie University in Australia strengthened the link between scent and attraction and showed that a man's diet can make him smell more or less desirable to women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Angelina ’ BRCA gene carriers should cut back on broccoli
Folate, abundant in green vegetables, causes the body to release a cancer-causing compound that can 'lethally damage' the DNA of mutated cells, early trials by the Medical Research Council show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal snack program does not yield expected impacts, Virginia Tech researchers find
(Virginia Tech) The research team examined the US Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School regulation. The federal mandate was intended to replace unhealthy school snacks and beverages with more wholesome options, including fruits, vegetables, and packaged treats low in fat, sugar, and sodium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.(Image credit: Matt Twombly for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

What Men Eat May Determine How Good Or Bad They Smell
BOSTON (CBS) — Listen up guys: Do you pass the sniff test? Researchers in Australia had women smell the sweat of healthy, young men and found that the ladies preferred the scent of men who ate a lot of vegetables versus those who ate a lot of meat. Body odor develops when bacteria on our skin metabolize compounds in our sweat, and this wasn’t the first study to find that women may prefer the body odor of men who eat less meat. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local body odor Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Fresh Versus Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Nutrition - AARP
1 day ago ... Research finds that frozen fruits and vegetables have higher nutritional benefit than fresh or canned options. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 may prevent some miscarriages, birth defects, study says
Vitamin B3 -- found in meat and green vegetables -- has been shown to prevent one genetic cause of birth defects and miscarriages, according to a new study. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging
(Natural News) A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news