October 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

A new technique might remove brain plaques that cause Alzheimer's

Mayo Clinic scientists have stumbled on a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They were testing the effects of inflammation on amyloid plaques that build up in the brain and prompt AD symptoms.

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Time to bridge your phytonutrient gap

We may talk a good game about the red, white and blue, but when it comes to eating right, we Americans aren’t showing our true colors.

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Herbal remedies calm restless legs

Do your legs want to dance at exactly the time you want to settle down? Those who cope with restless leg syndrome know what I’m talking about.

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A new look at research that links cell phone use with cancer

It’s still controversial. And the jury’s still out. So we won’t soon have an answer to the question of a possible cancer link to cell phone use.

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Choose the right hospital and your survival chances increase

The 12th annual HQA study assessed about 40 million Medicare hospitalization records, tracking mortality trends and complication rates from 2006 through 2008.

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WHO officials say H1N1 "pandemic" will be around for years

Reuters Health reports that it might take “years” for WHO officials to downgrade the H1N1 pandemic to a seasonal-like virus.

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Cut calories to improve memory

Here’s a health tip that’s easy to remember: Consume fewer calories – especially from highly processed, less nutritious foods. Your weight will be easier to manage and you’ll reduce diabetes risk.

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