April 2007 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Would you consider giving up your cell phone?

colony collapse disorder (CCD) is quickly becoming a national nightmare for beekeepers. In CCD, most of the mature bees in a colony abandon their hives and don't return. Obviously the honey industry will suffer, but more important is the sudden absence of these efficient pollinators who are responsible for the survival of a large percentage of food crops.

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Immunity Challenge

In 2005, The U.S. Department of Defense awarded more than $1 million to Appalachian State University to test quercetin supplements under conditions that would approximate the relentless physical demands sometimes put on soldiers.

Previous studies have shown that quercetin (a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory) helps keep the immune system strong. But according to Appalachian State researchers, theirs is the first double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to show that a plant compound can prevent viral illness.

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With a click of your mouse, you can help feed a rescued animal.

With a click of your mouse, you can help feed a rescued animal.
What's the catch? None at all. You don't have to make a donation, and you don't have to submit an e-mail address or any personal information, so you won't start receiving spam or calls from telemarketers.

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Just Enough of a Good Thing

If you eat raw oysters and cabbage every day, we know two things about you: 1) That's kind of an unusual diet you've got going there, and 2) You're getting quite a bit of zinc in your diet. In fact, you might be getting too much (more on that in a moment). But according to a new study, the right amount of zinc provides some very healthy benefits – especially as you get on in years.

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The mainstream always wants it both ways.

Over at the FDA – the citadel of the medical mainstream – they're saying that dietary supplements should be regulated as drugs.

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Bee Back Soon?

I told you about a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), in which most of the mature bees in a colony seem to abandon their hives and disappear. CCD has been reported in nearly two-dozen states in the U.S. Some beekeepers have lost from 40 to 90 percent of their bees.

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Are you confused about sugar substitutes?

Some consumers are confused about whether or not Splenda is all natural, according to lawyers for Merisant Co. (the maker of Equal and NutraSweet) who are suing McNeil Nutritionals (the maker of Splenda) for dominating the sugar substitute market by misleading consumers.

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