August 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

National Cholesterol Education Month is a perfect time to sell some drugs!

National Cholesterol Education Month (NCEM) is sponsored by the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute, which is one of the National Institutes of Health, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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If you enjoy seeing overactive federal regulators get a swift kick in the pants...

Judge Dennis Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey recently told the Federal Trade Commission to lighten up and get out of the way of a company that manufactures unique dietary supplements of proven quality and safety.

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Rushing the H1N1 vaccine is maybe not such a great idea

Recently, the Health Protection Agency (UK’s FDA) sent a letter to about 600 neurologists alerting them to the possibility that the H1N1 vaccine may prompt Guillain- Barre syndrome (GBS), a paralyzing immune system disorder.

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Reversing heart disease risk the HARD way

A relatively new trial called SANDS (Stop Atherosclerosis in Native Diabetics Study) set out to answer the question: Can atherosclerosis be stopped or reversed when the condition is attacked with high drug doses?

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Cancer Drug Quadruples Cancer Risk!

Breast cancer patients – beware! Common breast cancer drug tamoxifen may quadruple your risk of developing a more aggressive cancer in your healthy breast. FOUR times the risk! A new study (published in Cancer Research) found that tamoxifen therapy brings on a 4.4-fold increased risk of a specific, particularly aggressive form of breast cancer (called […]

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Here's a saturated fat that might actually reduce your waistline

Eat Fat…Lose Fat? Eat fat to lose fat? It just might be crazy enough to work. Coconut in the mix This is huge. And if you’ve bought into the media-manufactured fear of saturated fats, it may be hard to believe. But a new study shows that you might trim abdominal fat with daily consumption of […]

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Important note for expectant mothers

Parents-to-be should create a detailed birth plan with specific instructions for doctors and others who participate in the birth. An HSI member named Justin has a suggestion for making sure the plan is implemented.

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