September 2007 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

When Pigs Fly

FDA reps are thinking about introducing a universal food package labeling system that consumers could use to quickly and easily assess the nutritional profile of individual products.

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Is blue a natural color for applesauce?

Mott's has a new "healthy" product– bright blue applesauce in "Scooby Doo Blue."

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This Relief Has Legs

Whatever the root cause, inactivity of a protein known as the matrix GLA protein (MGP) may play a key role in varicose veins development, according to a new study from the University of Nantes in France.

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Naltrexone for multiple sclerosis

Low dose naltrexone – at about one-tenth the standard potency – is sometimes used "off label" to treat MS, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and HIV/AIDS.

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The Future is Now

According to a new study, antidepressant drug prescriptions for U.S. youths dropped by more than 20 percent in the year following a highly publicized warning.

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A recipe for healthy bones

A study showed that subjects who stuck to a regimen of 1,200 mg or more of supplemental calcium per day and 800 IU or more of vitamin D per day significantly reduced their risk of osteoporotic fractures.

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Mystery in the Brain

A Canadian study suggests that Parkinson's disease may disable an enzyme called Prx2, which is necessary for the elimination of harmful elements produced within cells.

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