Sichuan Pepper’s Buzz May Reveal Secrets of the Nervous System

NPR (npr.org) - Sichuan Pepper’s Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System - By Ike Sriskandarajah – (Thursday, April 17, 2014) The Sichuan peppercorn is known to give some Chinese dishes a pleasant tingling feeling.   What’s not so pleasant is that pins-and-needles feeling we get when our foot falls asleep – or when people who suffer from paresthesia experience […]

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Preventing Iron Deficiency in Babies

Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) - Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study - By Robert Preidt - (Thursday, April 17, 2014) Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.   Waiting until about […]

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Reduce Cholesterol With A Daily Serving of Beans, Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils

Science Daily (sciencedaily.com) – Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol - (Monday, April 7, 2014) Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. However, most people in North America […]

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Mothers’ Breast Milk Tested for Glyphosate Herbicide

Green Med Info (greenmedinfo.com) – World’s #1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk - By Sustainable Pulse - (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point […]

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Unexpected Result in Broken Spinal Cord Research

CNN (cnn.com) – Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: ‘This is a breakthrough’ - By Elizabeth Cohen - (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) At her research lab at the University of Louisville, neuroscientist Susan Harkema turned her back to her study subject to check a reading on a computer screen. “Hey Susie, look at this,” the patient called […]

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Wal-Mart and Wild Oats Team Up to Push Organic Foods into Mainstream

Chicago Tribune (chicagotribune.com) – Wal-Mart aims to push organic foods into mainstream - By Jessica Wohl - (Thursday, April 10, 2014) Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers.   The nation’s largest retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food […]

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Only Honey Without Added Sugar Can Be Labeled as Pure Honey

Reuters (reuters.com) - Just because it’s sweet and sticky doesn’t mean it’s ‘honey’: FDA - By Susan Heavey - (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) Honey mixed with sugar might be sweet, but it is not “honey.” Food companies and other producers who add sweeteners to honey have to alert consumers by labeling their products as a “blend,” the U.S. Food […]

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal – Tips for Cancer Patients

NPR (npr.org) – Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here’s Help - By Patti Neighmond - (Monday, April 7, 2014) Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.   Hollye Jacobs was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age […]

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Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) – Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients - By  Robert Preidt - (Thursday, April 3, 2014) Walking may help boost immunity and reduce inflammation in kidney patients, a new study suggests. Both those effects are tied to a lowered risk for heart disease or infections so it’s possible walking might also help […]

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