May 2008 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Painkillers don't prevent Alzheimer's disease

For the first time, more than half of all insured Americans take prescription drugs.

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Obese monkeys get a food fence

Our society's "plenty" problem seems to be having a similar effect on a group of rhesus monkeys in Osaka, Japan's Ohama Park.

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Why has the USDA ordered meat processors to stop testing for mad cow disease?

According to the Associated Press, the major meatpacking companies feared that consumer pressure might lead to a demand for every meat producing company to test all their animals.

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Rosehips may reduce osteoarthritis pain

Flavonoid-rich rosehip extracts from the dog rose have been shown to have an anti- inflammatory effect that relieves osteoarthritis pain.

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You need iron for cognitive health, but iron supplements may create problems

A new study shows adults the need to be careful about their own supplements that contain iron, a mineral that's one of the key players in cognitive health.

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Blood transfusions may have killed millions

A Duke University study revealed how blood transfusions sharply increase the risk of heart attack and death.

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Aspirin is not as safe as doctors and advertisers would have you believe

Research concluded that men who take aspirin on a regular basis reduce the risk of a first heart attack. And the medical mainstream never looked back – low dose aspirin became one of the most commonly recommended drugs for heart health. Just one little problem: Aspirin prompts internal bleeding.

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