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

Honey heals certain types of wounds - but only if the honey is raw

To determine if honey actually speeds healing in acute and chronic wounds, the Auckland team searched several databases and found 19 studies in which wounds were treated with honey.

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Research about vitamin C and chemotherapy misleads cancer patients

You know what the good folks of the mainstream medical community really hate? They hate the idea that vitamin C therapy might turn out to be a very effective way to fight cancer.

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Healthy fats in avocados, nuts, and olive oil help curb appetite

Research from scientists at University of California, Irvine (UCI), shows that high-fat foods stimulate production of OEA, a compound in the small intestine that suppresses appetite.

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Health is harmed when elderly are treated like frail children

A more recent study, reported this past summer in the journal Psychology and Aging, found that a positive perception of aging among the elderly may actually be quite common.

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Can a drug company make billions of dollars with a daily pill that costs only 12 bucks a year?

The Guardian reports that a daunting list of side effects is not the polypill’s biggest problem. It’s the cost.

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The Supreme Court may decide that suing a drug company is illegal

Diana sued Wyeth – the maker of Phenergan – for failing to supply an adequate warning with the product packaging.

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EGCG in green tea may help manage high blood pressure

Subjects in the EGCG group reduced diastolic blood pressure and reported more positive mood, compared to placebo.

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