March 2006 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Daily dose of sage may help manage moderate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

In 2003, a team from Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital in Tehran tested 42 elderly patients with mild to moderate AD. Half of the subjects received a daily dose of sage extract for 16 weeks. The researchers found that sage was effective in managing moderate symptoms of the disease while also reducing agitation.

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Red wine polyphenols reduce gum disease

Researchers from Laval University in Quebec report that the antioxidant polyphenols in red wine may neutralize a compound that weakens tissue and leads to periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease. They believe that polyphenols will also help reverse the effects of inflammation, typical of gum disease.

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"Quality of life" may not be good when life is challenged with a serious health crisis

QOL is an acronym for “quality of life.” When QOL is good, we may not give it much thought on a day-to-day basis. But when life is challenged with a serious health crisis, QOL often becomes a moment-to-moment issue.

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Why you should not use commercial toothpaste!

Think all toothpastes are pretty much the same? No so, according to HSI members who have started a Healthier Talk community forum thread titled “Why you should not use commercial toothpaste!”

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Homocysteine and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a retina disorder that begins at the center of the field of vision and gradually enlarges. It’s the most common cause of blindness for people over the age of 55.

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Tomorrow turned into a nightmare for sme Ambien users

“Tomorrow will thank you.” That hopeful promise is the advertising slogan for a product we’ve heard a lot about lately: the sleep-aid Ambien.

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Importance of the Psoas muscle

The psoas (pronounced “so-as”) is a long, thick muscle that runs from your spine to your thighbones, effectively uniting your upper torso to your legs. Certain flexing movements of the legs, pelvis and back are dependent on this muscle.

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