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

Acetaminophen in excessive doses may be deadly

At the age of 23, Marcus Trunk was the victim of an unintentional overdose from a combination of over-the-counter drugs that contained acetaminophen.

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Heart drug trial issues bad news - then patients are mislead by the spin

The mainstream media gives patients with type 2 diabetes the clear impression that aggressively high doses of a cocktail of heart drugs is the logical way to prevent heart disease.

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Fasting before chemo may help cancer patients overcome chemo side effects

Researchers at the University of Southern California believe that a two day fast before chemotherapy may set in motion a protective reaction in healthy cells, guarding them from chemo side effects.

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Healing clay benefits backed up by lab study

Getting stuck in the mud might actually be therapeutic – if you can just get past that "mud" part.

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Fraudulent information from a major drug company prompts deaths

Johnson & Johnson marketed their birth control patch knowing that the estrogen dose was much higher than claimed, and knowing that this higher level might cause strokes or heart attacks.

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Prevent hip fractures with ample vitamin K

Researchers at Japan's Iwate Medical University found that risk of hip fracture was lowest in regions with the highest intake of vitamin K.

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Farmer wins fight with agribusiness giant over genetically modified crop

Monsanto Canada sued Percy and Louise Schmeiser for patent violation when canola plants grown from Monsanto genetically modified canola seeds were found on their Saskatchewan farm.

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