May 2006 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

The dangers and risks of Paxil

Caveat emptor – or “buyer beware” – is a cautionary note often applied to dietary supplements. The implication is that the buyer of herbal formulas and vitamins is, more or less, on his own because these items are not regulated with the same strict FDA guidelines that require patent medicines to be thoroughly tested for efficacy and safety.

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Lyme disease season

As we head into late spring and early summer, your chance of inadvertently picking up a tick that carries the B. burgdorferi bacterium that causes Lyme disease is higher than at any other time of the year. Deer ticks are more likely to transmit

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Lower your risk of colon cancer

If you’d like to reduce your risk of colon cancer (and who wouldn’t?), just eat ample amounts of these foods that contain the highest concentrations of magnesium: green leafy vegetables, avocados, nuts and seeds, and whole grains.

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Inhaled corticosteroids

In previous e-Alerts I’ve told you about a classic Peter/Paul situation when the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) solves one problem while raising the risk of weakened bones. Now a new study demonstrates how yet another dangerous risk may

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Katie receiving intravenous vitamin C (IVC) therapy

Katie is on the move again. Katie, of course, is Katie Wernecke, the 13-year-old cancer patient whose unique, sometimes harrowing story I’ve followed in the e-Alert for about a year now.

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A new alternative cancer treatment for Katie

Katie is on the move again. Katie, of course, is Katie Wernecke, the 13-year-old cancer patient whose unique, sometimes harrowing story I’ve followed in the e-Alert for about a year now.

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Can microwave popcorn give you cancer

That question is the gist of this e-mail from an HSI member named Steve: “What do you know about the current research that shows carcinogens on the inside of the bags of microwavable popcorn? According to a news item, the FDA

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