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

Why you should talk to your doctor

Here’s the most important reason why you should talk to your doctor: Your doctor probably has a detailed knowledge of your family health history, personal health history, and current health status.

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Your mouthwash might increase your risk of oral cancer

Researchers from two Australian dental schools reviewed a variety of research projects that investigated the effects of alcohol on oral health.

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Vitamin E helps maintain physical function in the elderly

In a recent study from the Yale University School of Medicine, researchers intended to find out if low blood levels of certain nutrients might be associated with physical function decline in older subjects.

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Warn young adults in your family that acetaminophen misuse can be fatal

After exceeding the recommended dosage of Extra Strength Tylenol for three weeks to relieve toothache pain, Oklahoma University coed Madalyn Byrne died last year when her liver failed due to acetaminophen toxicity.

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British Medical Journal hoax revealed after 34 years

You know that embarrassing medical condition you’ve been worried about for more than 30 years? Well you can cross it off your list of things to worry about.

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Do the math: fewer mammograms = fewer cases of breast cancer

“Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

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One more excellent reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup

HFCS joins peanuts and honey in the spotlight of potentially contaminated products.

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