February 2008 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Hawthorn extract proved beneficial for congestive heart failure patients

Over the past four centuries, scientists have shown that hawthorn extract is rich in flavonoids, which help dilate arteries, improve blood flow, and lower blood pressure.

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HSI Health Symposium - Las Vegas, August 2008

This coming August, HSI will present a two-and-a-half-day Health Symposium for HSI members at the historic Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel.

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Compact fluorescent lights may create more problems than they solve

Light bulb manufacturers have convinced environmentalists and lawmakers that the compact fluorescent light (CFL) is more energy efficient than the incandescent.

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Multivitamins for expectant mothers create health benefits for children

The Lancet published a study that examined birth weight of babies born to 1,200 mothers who had been divided into two groups to receive folic acid and iron supplements during their pregnancy or multivitamin and mineral supplements.

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Don't believe scare headlines about antioxidants and cancer risk

Mayo researchers conducted a meta-analysis of twelve clinical trials that tested antioxidant supplements against placebos in the prevention of cancer.

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Relief for ringing in the ears

An HSI member named Richard – who has the ear-ringing condition known as tinnitus – writes with a question about something he saw on television.

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Protect the prostate with zinc

To test the hypothesis that zinc may protect the prostate from cadmium-induced prostate cancer, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center collected records from the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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