February 2007 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Bad for the Brain

A new study shows that uric acid may also produce an unwanted effect on cognitive function.

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Redheaded Extinction?

I admit it – I was a bit shaken by a Sydney Morning Herald report on the probable extinction of a species on the decline: natural redheads.

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Rabbit Power

The PEITC in watercress and other cruciferous vegetables is believed to inhibit the activation of an enzyme that's necessary for cancer to thrive.

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Is your coffee dysfunctional?

7-Eleven found a way to add some power herbals without changing the taste of the coffee.

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Guidelines? Good Grief!

Infuriating, annoying, preposterous, laughable…

That pretty much sums up the new guidelines for heart disease prevention in women, released last week by the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Are Mammograms Really Safe and Effective?

A feud between two researchers has sparked controversy in the European medical community. Hopefully this feud will escalate and rage long and loud because it brings two very important questions to the attention of the mainstream – right where they belong:

1) Do mammograms reduce the risk of breast cancer death?

2) Are mammograms even safe?

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I have two laughs to share with you today.

We'll start with this amusing comment from Steve James, Chairman of the California Milk Processor Board: "Milk's a simple solution to a common problem."

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