Health

Kiwifruit is going to be tested as a sleeping aid

Australasian conference Sleep DownUnder will take place in Sydney, Australia from October 17-19. There will be discussions on a variety of new sleep aids to help New…

Potassium-rich bananas can lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common problem among men and women of today. While an unhealthy lifestyle plays an essential role in increasing the risk, there is one food item that…

Is the Iceberg lettuce the variety with the lowest nutritional value?

Lettuce, in general, contributes very few calories to the diet because, as pointed out by the Spanish Federation of Nutrition (FEN), it stands out for having a high water…

UK: Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The…

By February 2020

Agreement to end sale of Chlorpyrifos in California

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced today that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and pesticide manufacturers to withdraw their products. “For years,…

Dr Emma Derbyshire, Public Health Nutritionist

Research suggests strawberries and blackberries could help heal wounds

According to new research, published in the journal of Food Research International, berries, especially strawberries and blackberries, could assist in wound healing. Of…

Three servings of fruit and six of vegetables per day

Study on slowing down memory loss in men

Eating fruits and vegetables every day helps ensure a healthy physique, but according to a recent study they also may be essential for a strong brain too. The study found that…

Chiquita launches limited-edition pink stickers to raise breast cancer awareness

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chiquita announced it will be participating in the ACS national on-line donation challenge, “Get Ben On Board.” This initiative will add $100 to every $500 donation made online to ACS, with funds raised supporting breast cancer patients. Additionally, the…

‘Impact of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables’

US researchers awarded $3.1 million grant for breast cancer risk study

An interdisciplinary research team from University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to measure the…

Case-Control Study in Puerto Rico

Onion and garlic intake might influence breast cancer risks

Studies show an inverse association between onion and garlic intake and risk of cancers of the lung, prostate, and stomach. There is limited evidence on the association…

Kumquats for effective weight loss

For those who are trying to lose weight: what works for you may not work for others. In that case, you must firstly try different things to see what is giving you required…

Looking at your phone for too long? Fruit can help your eyes.

Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) accounts for 50% of all blindness in the UK. It affects 600,000 people a year, with 200 a day being diagnosed. ARMD comes in two forms:…

Study in Journal of Nutrients:

‘Add avocados to your diet plan’

Researchers have found that avocados are the wonder food which can help obese people in bringing about a change in their eating habits. It is of great help in increasing meal satisfaction in obese…

Celery Juice: The biggest trend in health and wellness

Celery juice. According to some sources, it can be a true game changer for your health. With only seven calories and less than one gram of sugar per rib, celery juice is…

Japanese research:

“Eating mushrooms three times a week can slash your chances of prostate cancer”

Japanese scientists claim that eating mushrooms three times a week could slash your chances of developing prostate cancer by nearly a fifth. For a recent study more than…

Teens eating lots of fast food and no fruits/vegetables may be more susceptible to depression

New research indicates that teens with unhealthy eating habits may be more likely to have depression. A high-sodium, low-potassium diet (such as one with a lot of fast-food and not much produce) was linked to more severe symptoms of depression. These results suggest eating more fruits, vegetables, and…

Fruits provide edge with cognitive health benefits

As is generally known, correct nutrition plays a major role in the development, protection and maintenance of brain functions, as the human brain requires a constant supply of…

Several years without any fruit or vegetables

UK teenager goes blind due to poor diet

A British teenager has gone blind after several years of a diet completely lacking in fruit and vegetables, according to medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.…

Flavonoids in apples and green tea might protect against cancer & heart disease

Apples and green tea are food stuffs, rich in flavonoids. These are plant nutrients known to reduce inflammation and act as potent antioxidants. According to a new report…

Carnegie Mellon University

Strawberries researched in development of insulin pill

More than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes and must inject themselves with insulin two to four times daily. Researchers have been looking for ways to administer the…

Fibers in fruit and cereal might lessen risk of common bowel disease

A US study suggests that women who get more fiber from fruits and cereals may be less like to develop diverticulitis, a common and painful bowel problem. The study also…

Founder of Organic Knowledge Alasdair Smithson

Is organic produce really worth it?

Australians have long paid a premium for produce from the organic aisle, and not every household has space in its grocery budget for luxury organic fruit and veggies. Some argue however that by purchasing cheaper, non-organic items, customers could be doing their health more harm than good due to…

Vegetable-rich Wahls diet lowers fatigue in MS-patients by raising good cholesterol

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. The pilot study, which investigated the effects of fat levels in blood on fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis, found that…

Study shows foods with vitamin A may help protect you against sun damage, skin cancer

A new study says you may be able to fight certain types of skin cancer from the inside out. Don't skip the sunscreen just yet, but a new study in the American Medical…

Health concerns not addressed

Six US states sue EPA over pesticide

Several states sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday over the agency's decision to allow further use of a pesticide linked to brain damage. California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Vermont argued in court documents that chlorpyrifos, a common pesticide, should…

New Zealand: Northland kiwifruit orchards tested for chemical Hi-Cane

WorkSafe will conduct spot testing of Northland kiwifruit orchards over the use of a toxic chemical.  The chemical spray, known as "Hi-Cane", is legal but locals claim it's not…


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