May 2005 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Aspirin risks and benefits among older people

Television advertisements that pitch aspirin to prevent heart attacks would have you believe that low dosages of the 20th Century wonder drug are as sweetly benign as drinking water from a high mountain stream.

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"Extra baggage" continued…

A study that found middle-aged men with excessive abdominal fat to be one and a half times more likely to have a stroke compared to subjects of the same age who were trim in the middle

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Adverse affects caused fluorescent light exposure

Does anyone have, or know of, any information about people being adversely affected by the frequencies of light emitted by fluorescent lighting or by the sound frequencies emitted by said lights?”

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A flu shot for everyone

One of the primary topics at the vaccine summit was universal immunization (UI). That’s a formal way of saying “a flu shot for everyone.” CDC officials currently recommend that people in certain high-risk groups get immunized.

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"Moderate" drinking "remarkable"

Writing in the May 2005 issue of Diabetes Care, a team of researchers in the Netherlands reports on a meta-analysis of 15 studies that examined the association between alcohol consumption and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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"Tea off" continued...

In 2003 a team of researchers from USC took green tea research out of the laboratory and into the homes of hundreds of women, with promising results concerning the prevention of breast cancer.

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Effectiveness of a slow carb diet

Researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston designed a study to test the effectiveness of a slow-carb, low-GI diet using two key measures: weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk.

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