March 2009 - Page 2 of 8 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Risk minimization for a dangerous drug

Among many other problems, you might develop a potentially fatal brain infection called PML. That was the tragic end for three patients who used the immune-system- suppressing drug called Raptiva that treats psoriasis with weekly injections.

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Is a tax a good tax if it saves lives

Serious soda drinkers – those who are really hooked – will have to start any realistic diet with a focused resolve to stop drinking sodas.

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Unique qualifications for the new FDA commissioner

When it comes to dealing with drug company lobbyists, a background in bioterrorism might be the perfect job experience.

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Committed couch potatoes everywhere will embrace this new BP study

Canadian researchers explored the impact of drug therapy and lifestyle changes on patients with high blood pressure.

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Could there actually be an upside to type 2 diabetes?

Obviously, no one is better off with a diabetes diagnosis, but researchers have observed lower prostate cancer rates among men with type 2 diabetes.

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Seniors can take proactive steps to reduce their risk of falls

We do know of some important steps that middle-aged and elderly people can take that will significantly reduce their risk of suddenly finding themselves tumbling to the floor.

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Vitamin D provides defense against flu and the common cold

It appears that this flu & cold season is a particularly tough one. Which means it’s never too late to load up on vitamin D, according to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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