October 2008 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

The 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes honor research on amoebas, placebos, and cola

And the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine goes to…the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where researchers revealed an unusual wrinkle in the placebo effect.

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The Mediterranean diet may help prevent asthma

Many studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet has an anti- inflammatory effect on the body. So it’s not a surprise really to find that this famously healthy diet might reduce asthma risk.

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The polypill is back, reformulated, and it's worse than ever

According to a recent issue of the UK’s The Guardian, the once-a-day polypill “has been the dream of doctors for many years.”

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Improve skin health from the inside out with flaxseed oil and borage

German researchers have revealed a way for you to help your poor, abused skin stay healthy, starting on the inside.

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Vitamin K may help older men avoid insulin resistance

Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University designed a trial to test the effect of vitamin K on insulin sensitivity in humans.

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Rewriting the high fructose corn syrup television ads

The Corn Refiners Association wants you to know that people who believe high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad are poor dim-witted souls, easily led by crazy rumors.

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Zyflamend curbs inflammation in a patient with asthma and bronchitis

A note from an HSI member named Lillian shows that Zyflamend may be useful in treating a wide variety of health problems linked to inflammation.

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