Climate change is helping spread a fungus that attacks bananas
A fungal plant disease from Asia has been spreading across banana-growing areas of Latin America and the Caribbean since the 1960s. New research suggests that climate change is aiding the spread of this highly destructive plant infection. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of cyanide poisoning caused by consumption of cassava flour - Kasese District, Uganda, September 2017 - Alitubeera PH, Eyu P, Kwesiga B, Ario AR, Zhu BP.
Cassava (Manihot esculenta), an edible tuberous root that is resistant to drought, diseases, and pests, is a major source of carbohydrates in tropical areas, the second most widely grown and consumed food in Uganda after bananas, and a staple in the diet f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 27, 2019 Category: Science Tags: books Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This extremely potassium-rich salad ingredient may help to lower bp
HIGH BLOOD pressure can often be lowered by increasing your intake of foods containing potassium. Many people know bananas are a good source of potassium, but one particular salad ingredient actually contains more than double the amount of potassium than a banana. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-paid mothers are being unfairly hit by changes to child benefit, says UNISON
Struggling families are losing out on hundreds of pounds a year as a result of changes to child benefit over the past decade, says UNISON today (Friday). According to the report, Child Benefit – Still Under Attack, changes made by the government since 2010 have hit hard-pressed families and their pockets. A family with two children is now £450 a year worse off than they would have been in 2010. This is when the coalition government decided increases to child benefit would be calculated using the consumer price index (CPI) instead of the retail index price (RPI). In the following three years child benefit was frozen and ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release child benefit Christina McAnea government Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The two best potassium-rich BEANS to lower high blood pressure
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by making dietary changes, especially by eating more foods containing potassium. Most people know bananas are a good source of the mineral, but there are many other foods that have an even higher potassium content, such as these two beans. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Reduce blood pressure with this potassium-rich delicious exotic fruit
HIGH BLOOD pressure can be lowered by eating healthily and including foods containing potassium in your diet. Many people know bananas are a good source of potassium, but there is one exotic fruit which is even richer in the essential mineral. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sauteed bananas with caramel sauce
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Geographic Tongue Syndrome Unveiled
[Namibian] ISABELLA Kangootui started noticing early on that her daughter could not eat certain types of food such as peanuts, bananas, pineapples and some sweets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure - eating three bananas a WEEK could lower deadly hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best ways to prevent deadly hypertension signs is to eat more bananas. But how many should you be eating every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the number of bananas you should eat to avoid deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best ways to prevent deadly hypertension signs is to eat more bananas. But how many should you be eating every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many bananas per week to boost your health
HOW TO live longer: Bananas are often hailed for having various health properties, but what are the health benefits of the yellow fruit and how many should you eat per week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Dutch bananas could help tackle worldwide fungal threat
University grows 60 plants on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding soil-borne diseaseA Dutch university has grown the Netherlands ’ first crop of bananas as part of a research programme that could help protect the fruit from a deadly fungus that threatens production worldwide.Wageningen University grew 60 banana plants in its greenhouses on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding the threat of a soil-borne fungal disease that could destroy hundreds of thousands of hectares of banana plants around the world,local media reported. The crop will be offered to local hospitals and restaurants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Food science Netherlands Europe World news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods to eat for energy?
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How to live longer - should you eat green or yellow bananas to avoid an early death?
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death by eating bananas - but which is the best ripeness of banana to add to your diet; green or yellow? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news