July 2009 - Page 3 of 7 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Awareness of deep vein thrombosis symptoms may save your life

If you have a leg pain – especially in the calf or the groin – Steven Galson, M.D., wants you to call your doctor right away.

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Popular smoking cessation drug gets new FDA warning

The FDA announced that the smoking cessation drugs Chantix and Zyban will soon carry new boxed warnings to highlight the risk of “serious neuropsychiatric symptoms.”

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When is a raw almond not a raw almond? When it's a pasteurized "raw" almond.

A UK food research lab recently reported that almonds (specifically the skin of almonds) might reduce inflammation, boost immune response, and fight off viruses.

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Indian botanical may help control blood sugar in mild type 2 diabetes

Patients with mild type 2 diabetes might help control blood sugar levels with an Indian herb known as Coccinia indica.

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Cigarette smoking increases pain, cartilage loss in knee osteoarthritis

Smokers should be aware that their habit might be very hard on the knees.

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Accutane is gone, but the danger remains

Roche executives finally pulled Accutane, their notorious acne drug.

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Your home may be equipped with a burglar alarm you're not even aware of

A friend sent me this e-mail with an excellent safety tip for anyone who owns a car with a car alarm that can be activated by pressing a button on the key chain fob.

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