October 2010 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

This might be the most hilariously inept attack on dietary supplements EVER

I’ve seen some brutal slams on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) over the years. They all have a strong mainstream medical bias, of course. Some have been fairly coherent while others have been completely off their rockers. But I’ve got a new one today that manages to explore depths of cluelessness I never knew existed.

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Spooked about Halloween safety? The FDA wants to help

Want to really scare people this weekend? Dress up as an FDA official for Halloween. Talk about scary!

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Boost memory with fewer calories

In a recent study, retirement-age subjects were divided into three groups. One group followed a diet that emphasized unsaturated fats. A second group followed a diet that restricted calorie intake by 30 percent. The third group continued their normal diets.

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Women beware--many popular drugs increase risk of bone fracture

The FDA has sure not made it any easier for women to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to bisphosphonates (the class of osteoporosis drugs that includes Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, and Actonel).

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Advanced Healing Library 10/2010

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Some truly bizarre research projects offer helpful health insights

The Ig Nobels are presented every year by the editors of the Annals of Improbable Research. The goal of the prizes: to make you laugh, then think.

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Two attacks on meat--one outrageous, one subtle, both wrong

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is back on the anti-meat warpath–this time using a provocative video to shock meat-eaters.

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