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

Gallstone risk is significantly reduced with sufficient magnesium intake

Clearly, magnesium is a nutrient you don’t want to get caught short on. Especially because magnesium has an important type 2 diabetes connection, which in turn has a gallstone connection.

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Some oncologists exploit the system, make big money, and harm patients

Some oncologists prescribe chemotherapy to cancer patients when they know it will not prolong life.

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Dog owners beware: artificially sweetener xylitol is highly toxic to dogs

According to the ASPCA, within just half an hour of consuming xylitol a dog experiences a sharp drop in blood sugar, followed by lethargy, vomiting, trouble standing, and sometimes seizures.

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New survey says consumers' "soy ignorance" is common

Longtime HSI members and e-Alert readers know the truth about soy. But that truth flies under the radar in our popular culture where soy is widely regarded as wholesome and nutritious.

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Breast cancer rates are higher in higher latitudes

Want to lower breast cancer risk? You might want to head toward the equator.

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Tragic deaths prompt a carbon monoxide warning

A Denver couple and their two young children died of carbon monoxide poisoning over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Antibiotic overuse puts liver function in danger

One of the most common causes of acute liver failure is drug-induced liver injury (DILI).

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