April 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

You MUST read this before scheduling your next colonoscopy

The colon-clearing preparation is a bit daunting. And now we find it may even be dangerous if a drug containing sodium phosphate is involved.

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Cervical cancer deaths can be easily prevented – no vaccine necessary

A research team recruited more than 130,000 middle-aged women in rural India. The women were screened for HPV infection or given standard care, defined as education about HPV and recommendation for screening.

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Who puts the gold in the gold standard of drug research? Can't you guess?

I always assumed that medical mainstreamers referred to placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trials as the “gold standard” of clinical research because the results are supposed to be reliably impartial.

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Risks and benefits of certain herbal supplements before surgery

After UHCMC researchers conducted a review to assess the benefits and risks of widely used herbal supplements, they compiled this list of herbs that might be best to avoid in the two weeks prior to surgery…

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Many American Heart Association guidelines are based on inadequate evidence

Researchers at Duke University compared levels of scientific evidence against practice guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

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Want to drive a medical mainstreamer crazy? Here's how…

Now that we’re seeing some buzz in the mainstream media about pulling funding for NCCAM, these mainstreamers are yelping long and loud to convince Congress to cut NCCAM loose.

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Fibromyalgia Is Bad Enough Without Savella

Next week, fibromyalgia sufferers – desperate for relief – may be facing a new threat, one more insidious than the disease they’ve been fighting. You see, on April 28, new fibromyalgia drug Savella will hit the pharmacy shelves – a boon for Forest Labs, but a potential nightmare for patients. The company’s own ‘Medication Guide’ […]

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