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Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution
(John Innes Centre) A new technology, speed breeding, allows plants to be grown more rapidly. The technology produced wheat, from seed-to-seed in 8 weeks. Dr Brande Wulff (John Innes Centre) explains why speed is of the essence: " Globally, we face a huge challenge in breeding higher yielding and more resilient crops. Cycling through more generations in less time will allow us to rapidly create and test genetic combinations, looking for the best combinations for different environments. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rust stemmed for wheat
(Rothamsted Research) A multinational team has won a major battle in the war against a genetically versatile fungal pathogen with a long record of devastation of wheat production globally. They have identified a gene in the fungus that triggers resistance in the host plant, opening up understanding how the fungus mutates to neutralise this avirulence gene to overcome the resistance pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Loss of AvrSr50 by somatic exchange in stem rust leads to virulence for Sr50 resistance in wheat
Race-specific resistance genes protect the global wheat crop from stem rust disease caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) but are often overcome owing to evolution of new virulent races of the pathogen. To understand virulence evolution in Pgt, we identified the protein ligand (AvrSr50) recognized by the Sr50 resistance protein. A spontaneous mutant of Pgt virulent to Sr50 contained a 2.5 mega–base pair loss-of-heterozygosity event. A haustorial secreted protein from this region triggers Sr50-dependent defense responses in planta and interacts directly with the Sr50 protein. Virulence alleles of AvrSr50 ha...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Chen, J., Upadhyaya, N. M., Ortiz, D., Sperschneider, J., Li, F., Bouton, C., Breen, S., Dong, C., Xu, B., Zhang, X., Mago, R., Newell, K., Xia, X., Bernoux, M., Taylor, J. M., Steffenson, B., Jin, Y., Zhang, P., Kanyuka, K., Figueroa, M., Ellis, J. G., P Tags: Botany, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Variation in the AvrSr35 gene determines Sr35 resistance against wheat stem rust race Ug99
Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) causes wheat stem rust, a devastating fungal disease. The Sr35 resistance gene confers immunity against this pathogen’s most virulent races, including Ug99. We used comparative whole-genome sequencing of chemically mutagenized and natural Pgt isolates to identify a fungal gene named AvrSr35 that is required for Sr35 avirulence. The AvrSr35 gene encodes a secreted protein capable of interacting with Sr35 and triggering the immune response. We show that the origin of Pgt isolates virulent on Sr35 is associated with the nonfunctionalization of the AvrSr35 gene by the insertion of a...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Salcedo, A., Rutter, W., Wang, S., Akhunova, A., Bolus, S., Chao, S., Anderson, N., De Soto, M. F., Rouse, M., Szabo, L., Bowden, R. L., Dubcovsky, J., Akhunov, E. Tags: Genetics reports Source Type: news

Fungal effectors of wheat stem rust
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: Botany, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Health Tip: Going Gluten-Free?
-- If you've got celiac disease or have another reason to go gluten-free, there are lots of ways to avoid dietary wheat, rye and barley. The American Diabetes Association says healthier gluten-free options include: Amaranth. Arrowroot. Beans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glyphosate Warning 'Factually Controversial'; Injunction Needed, Monsanto Says
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monsanto Co. and numerous agricultural trade groups on Dec. 6 moved in California federal court for a preliminary injunction to prevent the state of California from compelling them to publish a warning on products containing glyphosate on grounds that under the First Amendment, the state cannot force them to "broadcast a warning that is - at best - factually controversial, and is also literally false on its face" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-at-1224, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 20, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Gel Spice Company, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Soy And Wheat In Beef Flavored Bouillon Cube Products.
Gel Spice Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain Spice Time and Spice Supreme Beef Flavored Bouillon Cube products (identified below) because they contain undeclared soy and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction(s) if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

HealthWatch: New Treatment To Help Kids With Multiple Food Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors may soon have a new option to treat kids with multiple food allergies. Researchers at Stanford University studied 48 children between the ages of 4 and 15 who have allergies to more than one food. They found that more than 80% of those treated with a combination of an asthma drug, Xolair, and an oral medication which helps block the body’s immune response, were able to eat at least two grams of two or more foods to which they were allergic. The allergies included milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. About 30% percent of people with food allergies are allergic to more than on...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Food Allergies Source Type: news

Jefferson County, Colorado Selects NICE Inform for New Consolidated 9-1-1 Center Merging Eight Regional Centers
Hoboken, N.J. – December 12, 2017 – NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced today that the Jefferson County Consolidated Communications Center Authority (JeffCom) will be deploying the full suite of NICE Inform communications recording and incident intelligence solutions to ensure the highest levels of service and public safety for residents of Jefferson County, Colorado. The center, which will phase in during early 2018, merges eight regional Public Safety Answering Points (Arvada Fire, Arvada Police, Evergreen Fire, Golden Police, Jefferson County Sheriff, Lakewood Police, West Metro Fire and Wheat Ridge Police) int...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NICE Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Jefferson County, Colorado Selects NICE Inform for New Consolidated 9-1-1 Center Merging Eight Regional Centers
Hoboken, N.J. – December 12, 2017 – NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) announced today that the Jefferson County Consolidated Communications Center Authority (JeffCom) will be deploying the full suite of NICE Inform communications recording and incident intelligence solutions to ensure the highest levels of service and public safety for residents of Jefferson County, Colorado. The center, which will phase in during early 2018, merges eight regional Public Safety Answering Points (Arvada Fire, Arvada Police, Evergreen Fire, Golden Police, Jefferson County Sheriff, Lakewood Police, West Metro Fire and Wheat Ridge Police) int...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NICE Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership 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

Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Rice Baby Foods Arsenic Cereals Source Type: news

Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes
(Rice University) Rice University researchers test the effects of carbon nanotubes on the growth of wheatgrass. While some showed no effect, purified single-walled nanotubes dispersed in water enhanced the plants' growth, while the same nanotubes in an organic solvent retarded their development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

United Nations leaders call on the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift blockade of Yemeni Red Sea ports
The partial lifting of the blockade of Yemen ’s Red Sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition in recent days is allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the provision of life-saving assistance to people in desperate need. Given the massive scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, however, all this does is slow the collapse towards a massive h umanitarian tragedy costing millions of lives. It does not prevent it. Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death. Ongoing commercial import restrictions hav...
Source: WHO news - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Statement [doctype], Yemen [country] Source Type: news

The Soybean Is King, Yet Remains Invisible
For the first time in history, soybeans are about to become America's most widely grown crop. Yet compared to corn or wheat, they remain curiously invisible in American culture.(Image credit: Edwin Remsburg/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Researchers conduct novel wheat microbiome analysis under four management strategies
(American Phytopathological Society) Molecular biologists Gdanetz and Trail of Michigan State University conducted a novel study on the microbial composition of wheat leaves, stems, and roots under four management strategies: conventional, no-till, organic, and reduced chemical inputs. They took 200-plus samples from each of 24 test plots, using DNA sequencing and culture collections to identify microbial communities, isolate potential strains of pathogen-resistant fungi, and ascertain the influence of management strategies on these communities. Learn more about their findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists find wheat 'with 85 per cent less gluten'
Researchers in Spain have created a new strain of wheat that comes close to eliminating the form of gluten that triggers an immune reaction in people with Coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three-year-old Qld girl is allergic to almost everything
Gabby Marler's allergies include peanuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, and dust mites, among many others. The Queensland toddler's reactions can range from swelling and vomiting to losing consciousness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monsanto, Farm Groups Sue California Agency For Listing Glyphosate As Carcinogenic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monsanto Co. and numerous agricultural trade groups on Nov. 15 filed a lawsuit in California federal court against two state agencies and their directors, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent them from "mandating false, misleading, and highly controversial cancer warnings concerning the herbicide glyphosate" (National Association of Wheat Growers, et al. v. Lauren Zeise, et al., No. 17-at-1224, E.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Ancient barley took high road to China
(Washington University in St. Louis) First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer crop during a thousand-year detour along the southern Tibetan Plateau, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apparent coefficient of friction of wheat on denim - Schwab CV.
Calculation of the extraction force for a grain entrapment victim requires a coefficient of friction between the grain and the surface of the victim. Because denim is a common fabric for the work clothes that cover entrapment victims, the coefficient of fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Gene discovery may halt worldwide wheat epidemic
(University of California - Davis) University of California, Davis, researchers have identified a gene that enables resistance to a new devastating strain of stem rust, a fungal disease that is hampering wheat production throughout Africa and Asia and threatening food security worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced
(University of California - Davis) Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Now, an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has come a step closer to solving the puzzle by sequencing the genome of a wild ancestor of bread wheat known as Aegilops tauschii, a type of goatgrass. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sex differences a rich field for UCLA multiple sclerosis researcher
As a child, Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl had terrible asthma, was often sick and had to get weekly allergy shots. She wondered why her body was so reactive to pollen, cats, wheat and eggs — her throat would swell, breathing became more difficult and her skin developed a rash. A frequent visitor to the doctor’s office, she had “a wonderful doctor who made me feel so much better.”It ’s no surprise, then, that Voskuhl grew up to become a doctor. Today, Voskuhl directs UCLA’s multiple sclerosis program and is the Jack H. Skirball professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research. She’s wrapping up one cl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nestle USA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites Due to Undeclared Allergens
Nestl é USA has initiated a recall of Hot Pockets® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product was donated to a charitable organization in Missouri and was not sold in retail. The product contain the known allergens egg, milk, soy, and wheat, which are not decl ared. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, milk, soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nestle USA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites Due to Undeclared Allergens
Nestl é USA has initiated a recall of Hot Pockets ® Four Cheese Pizza Snack Bites due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product was donated to a charitable organization in Missouri and was not sold in retail. The product contain the known allergens egg, milk, soy, and wheat, which are not declared. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, milk, soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa:Bread Tax - Healthier Brown Bread Could Cost 14 Percent More Next Year
[Daily Maverick] Consumers can expect to pay more for whole-wheat bread if proposed changes to the Tax Law Amendment Act are adopted. It's the latest item to be targeted for taxing. But is government simply going after "soft targets" rather than dealing with bigger issues of corruption? By NKATEKO MABASO. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:High-Tech Tracker to Battle Ancient Wheat Plague
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -"People can walk through an infected field, unknowingly pick up a few spores on their clothes, then get on a plane and accidentally take the disease to other countries or continents" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) AMARILLO - Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection just got a new tool from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes is not genetic
She was a beautiful woman. A patient who was easy for me to relate to. When she started to weep, I understood. I’ve heard stories like hers hundreds of times since the beginning of my career, back in Lake Worth in 1992. Let me tell you why I think this is important for you. She said, “My doctor told me I have diabetes, and it’s incurable.” So I told her, you’re not broken. There is no gene for type 2 diabetes. The things we’ve been telling people about diabetes being genetic is just dead wrong. Research has shown that genetic predispositions for most chronic diseases explain very little ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition Chronic diseases diabetes diet Glycemic glycemic index GMO grains high Glycemic foods low-glycemic food Syndrome Zero Source Type: news

Blogs cannot separate wheat from chaff
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Burt, R. K., Snowden, J. A., Burman, J., Oliveira, M. C., Sharrack, B. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Flour power to boost food security
(University of Queensland) A glue-like protein that holds the wheat grain together could hold the secret for yielding more, and healthier, flour from wheat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combining cassava flour in the bread dough might assure access to food in the future
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) With the perspective of climate change affecting wheat crops on a global scale, scientists from Brazil and Denmark test techniques to develop bread comprised by three-tenths of cassava while preserving its standard features. The purpose of the project is to improve cassava flour baking properties through the use of enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. District Court Rules in FTC ’s Favor, Imposes $40 Million Judgment Against Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Order Violations
 A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the defendan ts, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - October 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kenny ’s Great Pies Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Wheat In " Kenny ’s Buckeye Pie "
Kenny ’s Great Pies, Inc. of Smyrna, GA, is voluntarily recalling its 22 ounce packages of " Kenny ’s Buckeye Pie " because they may contain undeclared wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 17, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Industrial agriculture practices likely to threaten world food supply through heightened risk of crop disease, study finds
(Natural News) Have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if wheat production ground to a halt across the world? It’s something that few people worry about, but it’s more likely than you think thanks to modern industrial agriculture practices. Many of the planet’s most widely grown varieties of wheat have been affected... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2017 MacArthur Fellows Were Just Announced. Here ’s How 6 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners Spent Their Life-Changing Prize Money
Jacob Soll has told this story so many times, he almost sounds removed from it. Not bored, or jaded really. But detached — like it happened to a friend of a friend. Or he read about it in a book, and is a little incredulous. “It was like Oliver Twist or something,” he says. “I was the lowest paid professor at my university. My roof was falling in, pipes were exploding. When I got the call, I was literally walking to the library in the rain, thinking about how ruined I was.” It was fall 2011, and the MacArthur Foundation had just named the historian to its fellowship program, an honor that came...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristen Bahler Tags: Careers grants Source Type: news

Researchers identify gene to help hybrid wheat breeding
(University of Adelaide) Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross-pollination -- opening the way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists are trying to take the gluten out of wheat in latest attempt to one-up Mother Nature
(Natural News) Celiac sufferers are given a glimpse of hope that they can now partake of foods made from wheat with the news that scientists are trying to create wheat that doesn’t contain gluten via a gene-editing technique. People who have celiac disease are those who are genetically-predisposed to having severe autoimmune allergic reactions when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Think Coffee Is Bad for You? This Ad Campaign May Be Why
Friday marks National Coffee Day, the unofficial holiday for coffee addicts, where the buzz online is where to find deals on free or discounted cups of java. But “because it’s free” isn’t the only reason to be happy with a cup of coffee: these days there’s more and more evidence that a moderate amount of coffee is good for you. “By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee,” TIME reported, earlier this year. “Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and low...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news

Is Gluten-Free Such a Good Idea?
FRIDAY, Sept. 29, 2017 -- Gluten-free diets are increasingly popular but not a good idea for everyone, doctors say. Gluten is a type of protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Only people with conditions that require them to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins
Friday may officially mark the first day of Fall, but retailers have been getting into the spirit of the season for weeks: pumpkin-flavored items started hitting shelves in August, and some Starbucks locations have been selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Sept. 1. The array of pumpkin-flavored items seems to get more surprising by the year, from pumpkin-flavored wine to pet food. And people are eating it up: Nielsen says sales of pumpkin-flavored items have reached a new high, bringing in $414 million in the U.S. between the end of July 2016 and the end of July 2017 — up from $286 million over that same period of time...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Food Food & Drink food and drink Source Type: news

Why Everyone Is Suddenly Obsessed With Sour Beer
Sour beer is the hottest cold drink of 2017. The funky brew is the latest niche offering to take off in a market obsessed with finding ever more obscure and complex beers. In recent years, craft beers have soared in popularity, with particular varieties, such as extremely hoppy IPAs, gaining a strong following among a cadre of beer drinkers, who increasingly view beer with the discernment, vocabulary and sophistication once reserved for wine. Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing introduced a peach sour beer last year and saw sales of the brew double this year, spurring the brewmaster John Harris to make a new batch every wee...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized Food onetime Source Type: news

All 8 extreme childhood food allergies are also common ingredients in CDC-recommended vaccines... coincidence?
(Natural News) Food allergy awareness posters in elementary schools list the following 8 food products as the most popular food allergies among children. Allergic reactions from exposure, consumption or injection of these foods can be fatal. Those 8 ingredients include peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, milk, eggs, fish and shellfish. If your M.D. tells you that your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease-resistant cereals to strengthen food security
Cereals such as maize, wheat and rice account for almost half of all food calories consumed worldwide, but millions of tonnes of these essential crops are lost to disease each year before they reach our plates. An EU-funded project is waging war on cereal diseases to increase yields, strengthen food security and support a growing world population. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cochrane Skin Group celebrate 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis, and acne as theCochrane Skin Group marks its 20th anniversary this week.   The effects of the 120 plus published Cochrane Skin Reviews have been far-reaching and have had real impacts on patient care. These include skin cancer, skin allergies, and acne, blistering diseases, hair disorders like alopecia, fungal infections and psoriasis as well as tropical parasitic disea ses.The group is coordinated by the University of Nottingham ’s Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

What Proteins Cause Cow ’ s Milk Protein Allergy?
Discussion Cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is one of the most common food allergies. It is estimated to have an incidence of 2-7.5% in infants and a prevalence of 0.5% in breastfeed infants. The prevalence decreases with age at 1% in children> or = 6 years. CMPA does not have a laboratory test and therefore is a clinical diagnosis. It is defined as a “hypersensitivity reaction brought on by specific immunologic mechanisms to cow’s milk.” Generally symptoms present within the first month of life and involve 2 of more systems with 2 or more symptoms. Systems are dermatologic (including atopic der...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia
Researchers find that octacosanol - a compound found in sugarcane, beeswax, and wheat germ oil - can restore stress-affected sleep in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Beeswax found to reduce stress and improve sleep thanks to this remarkable molecule
(Natural News) Octacosanol – which can be found in beeswax, wheat germ oil, rice bran, sugar cane, and other varieties of plants – has been discovered to lessen the effects of stress and encourage a long and restful sleep, scientists said. According to a study published in Scientific Reports, which was conducted by a team from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news