October 2006 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Calming Influence

If you’re coming off a stressful day, rather than chewing the scenery and ordering yourself to calm down, you might try fixing a beverage that, according to a new study, really does have the ability to smooth out stress.

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Drug Company Promotion Targets Animated Movie

Whenever Pixar or Disney release an animated film, you can be sure there will be commercial tie-ins with McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, etc. – along with plenty of toys, books, cereals – the list is endless.

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Celiac Disease May be Linked to Cognitive Decline

New research from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine reveals how celiac disease – a fairly common autoimmune disorder – may be at the root of some cases of cognitive impairment.

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Discussion: Colonoscopy Procedures

If you describe colonoscopy to someone who’s unfamiliar with the procedure, chances are the novice won’t find the prospect very appealing.

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Liver Health

An HSI member named Richard writes: “Do you have information on natural remedies for liver cancer or cirrhosis?”

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Tropic of Cancer

“A closer study of the action of solar radiation on the body might well reveal the nature of cancer immunity.”

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Crawford Pleads Guilty to Conflict of Interest Violations

With so many scandals dominating the evening news these days, you might have missed this little tidbit: Last week, former FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford pleaded guilty to a violation of conflict-of-interest laws.

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