A banana a day can help keep strokes at bay
TUCKING in to a diet packed with bananas and other potassium-rich foods can dramatically lower the risk of stroke, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plenty of bananas and beans to cut women's risk of stroke
Post-menopausal women who eat the most potassium are 12 per cent less likely to have a stroke than those who eat the least (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cure your tiredness: Enjoy hot baths and bananas for a good night's sleep
We show you how to conquer exhaustion by making small adjustments to your lifestyle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How to tame stubbornly high blood pressure
High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke and heart disease. Dozens of medications and other therapies are available to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Yet many people can't get their blood pressure under control even by taking multiple medications, reports the September 2014 Harvard Heart Letter. "When people have high blood pressure despite being on three different medications, including a thiazide diuretic, they have what's known as resistant hypertension," says Dr. Joshua Beckman, a cardiologist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. Some people with resistant hypertension may...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Coming soon: Genetically edited 'super bananas' and other fruit?
Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers. This could mean that genetically edited versions of GMOs such as "super bananas" that produce more vitamin A and apples that don't brown when cut, among other novelties, could be making an appearance on grocery shelves. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news