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How a plant-based diet can reduce hypertension and prevent stroke

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

What do five of the 10 leading causes of illness and death in the Philippines have in common? Coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and atherosclerosis are all associated with our diets.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Scientists explain stress-heart attack link

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Scientists said Sunday they may have unraveled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

8 ways to stop ‘silent killer’

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John, at 62, had gone from being a CEO (chief executive officer) of a Fortune 500 company to a nursing home resident in just a matter of six months. After a devastating stroke, his doctors held little hope of any significant recovery. What John had often referred to as “just a little high blood pressure” had destroyed his world.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Study: Many stroke survivors think about suicide

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One in 12 stroke survivors thought about suicide or that they would be better off dead, a new US survey reveals. That’s more than those with other health problems such as heart attacks or cancer, and it suggests that depression after stroke is more serious than many had realized.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Heart doctors bat for Santiago’s ‘sin tax’ bill

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Noting how Filipino heart attack or stroke victims are getting younger and younger, cardiologists and heart specialists on Tuesday urged the Senate to pass Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s version of the “sin tax” bill in order to save an estimated 75,000 lives annually.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

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