January 2009 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

ICE your cell phone with "In Case of Emergency" information

According to the CDC, in 2006 more than 1.5 million emergency room patients in the U.S. were so incapacitated they couldn’t provide emergency contact information to medical personnel.

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Want to promote general antibiotic resistance? Easy - give antibiotics away for free!

A grocery store promotes generic antibiotics by claiming they’re free.

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Genetic Engineering just got a whole lot scarier

According to a recent Associated Press report, a San Franciscan computer programmer purchased jellyfish DNA to aid her in genetically altering yogurt bacteria that will glow green when exposed to melamine.

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Winning friends in Afghanistan with a little blue pill

According to the Washington Post, Niagara has been enlisted to help U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

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Dietary supplements may significantly improve outcome after a stroke

Want to put supplements to the test? Easy. Take a group of undernourished people, give half a moderate supplement regimen and give half a more intensive regimen and then measure their motor function and cognitive skills.

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Here's an easy way to instantly lose weight…if you're a cartoon person

Slimshots is an appetite suppressant that’s currently being advertised with a cartoon woman who says she’s tried every conceiveable diet with no luck.

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From Wall St. to Washington, D.C., alternative medicine is under attack

Recently the Journal ran a blistering slam of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Apparently WSJ has no Health section, so the article was posted in the newspaper’s Arts and Entertainment section.

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