March 2008 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Drugs in our drinking water

A Baylor University toxicologist discovered traces of Prozac's active ingredient (fluoxetine) in the tissue of blue gill fish in a lake in Dallas, Texas.

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Daily grapefruit helps lower cholesterol

Before you let your doctor talk you into taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, you might try filling up your grocery bag with grapefruit.

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Vitamin E may help prevent the common cold

Do you take a daily vitamin C to reduce your risk of the common cold? If so, you might want to add one more key vitamin to your prevention list: E.

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New genetic test reveals prostate cancer risk

A new genetic study reveals prostate cancer risk.

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Snow contains bacteria, but it's still OK to eat a little

When researchers at Louisiana State University examined snow samples from Montana, the Yukon, Antarctica, and France, they discovered fairly high levels of bacteria.

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Gallstone risk is significantly reduced with sufficient magnesium intake

Magnesium deficiency may also increase gallstone risk by raising triglyceride levels while lowering HDL cholesterol levels.

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Chicken waste reveals a little too much for comfort

Oklahoma state officials estimate that more than 345,000 tons of poultry waste are produced yearly in and around the Illinois River watershed in the eastern part of the state where chicken farming accounts for about two percent of the U.S. poultry market.

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