July 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

The Dirty Dozen plant foods most likely to carry pesticide residue

Even a good scrubbing might not eliminate all pesticide residue because some pesticide chemicals work their way into the soil where they’re taken in by plant roots.

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Clear benefits for stroke patients who listen to their favorite music

In a new study from (where else?) Italy, researchers examined the effects that different types of opera and classical music have on cardiovascular measures.

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Flip a switch in your body to turn on cancer prevention

According to Michael Roizen, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, that’s what happens when you eat about one cup of broccoli, four times each week.

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"Pit to distress" – you just might be livid when you find out what that phrase means

Despicable is a harsh word, but it may not be harsh enough to describe a hospital practice known as “Pit to distress.”

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Ramping up the caffeine content of candy

A friend of mine named Amy has uncovered a new trend: candy, all hopped up on caffeine.

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Please don't call H1N1 "swine" flu – it's just not right

Bottom line: You can’t pick up H1N1 from bacon, ham, pork chops, etc.

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Some hand sanitizers can be harmful for young children

Hand sanitizer may seem benign, but it should be used sparingly with younger children.

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