Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Military Bowl featuring Boston College canceled due to COVID-19 impacts
The inaugural college football bowl game at Fenway Park has been called off, while Boston College doesn't have enough players to field a team for its bowl game. #collegefootballbowlgame #bostoncollege #militarybowl #fenwaypark (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show
A Pekingese named Wasabi nabbed U.S. dogdom’s most prestigious prize after winning the big American Kennel Club National Championship in 2019. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Mistaking Wasabi For Avocado Can Break Your Heart
A woman thought she was eating avocado at a wedding but it turned out to be wasabi. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

A woman mistook wasabi for avocado. The shock led to ‘broken heart syndrome.’
An Israeli woman mistook wasabi for avocado at a wedding. She was diagnosed with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

Woman, 60, develops 'broken heart syndrome' after eating a teaspoon of wasabi
The unnamed 60-year-old arrived at hospital in Israel complaining of chest pain. Doctors diagnosed her with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. After treatment, she had fully recovered within a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Wasabi receptor' may advance treatments for chronic pain
A pain response that scorpion toxin triggers may help researchers further their understanding of chronic pain and allow them to develop new therapies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

These Mole Rats Felt No Pain, Even From Wasabi ’s Burn
Discovering the rodent ’s imperviousness to a stinging chemical compound may lead to advancements in pain treatment for people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Giaimo Tags: Pain Rodents Mole rats Wasabi South Africa Science (Journal) Research Lewin, Gary your-feed-science Source Type: news

African mole-rats immune to 'wasabi pain'
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new report in Science provides the first evidence of a mammal -- the highveld mole-rat -- being immune to pain from exposure to allyl isothiocyanate, or AITC, the active ingredient of wasabi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

On rooftops and in tunnels, city farms lead food revolution
Salad plants are already being grown in old bomb shelters but floating dairy farms and 16-storey food towers could be nextOnly the Northern line tube trains rumbling through tunnels overhead provide any clue thatGrowing Underground is not a standard farm.The rows of fennel, purple radish and wasabi shoots could be in almost any polytunnel, but these plants are 100 feet below Clapham High Street and show that urban agriculture is, in some cases at least, not a fad.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Farming Food Food science London UK news Environment Source Type: news

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits Due to Storage at Incorrect Temperature in Area Store
Batavia, Ill. Uuly 14, 2018) -ALDI has voluntarily recalled AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits sold at one retail store location in North Carolina. While the products are required to remain at frozen temperatures to ensure safety, this store location displayed and sold the products from the cooler section. Because storing the products at temperatures above freezing prior to consumption can render the products unsafe for consumption, ALDI is recalling these items. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cancer cells co-opt pain-sensing 'wasabi receptor' to survive oxidative stress
(Harvard Medical School) Some cancers express unusually high levels of a neural calcium channel known as the 'wasabi receptor,' which plays a role in detecting pain, cold and other sensations. New research finds cancer cells co-opt this neural channel to increase their tolerance against toxic oxidative stress. Blocking the activity of this channel in mice curbs tumor growth and makes cancer cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatworms
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient 'pain' receptor in simple animals. The findings, from a study of flatworms, could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug design for the treatment of humans. That planarian flatworms use the same molecular receptor as flies, mice and humans to detect potentially damaging or noxious stimuli from the environment shows a remarkable level of evolutionary conservation, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NOW Health Group Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions ™ Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions ™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter -- Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product Code E0542, Lot# 2125156. An FDA follow-up inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier ’ s facility revealed these lots have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in you...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

NOW Health Group Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™ Because of Possible Health Risk
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter -- Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product Code E0542, Lot# 2125156. An FDA fol low-up inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier’s facility revealed these lots have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Now Health Group Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Select Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™
NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale ® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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, L...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 4, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news