December 2010 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Your brain is not the only part of your head that's vulnerable to cell phone use

Earlier this year, we got some disturbing news from a long-term study known as Interphone. Study subjects who used cell phones the most had a 40 percent higher risk of giloma, the same type of brain tumor that took Senator Kennedy’s life.

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Ice cream--now with edible antifreeze!

“Edible” and “antifreeze” are two words I never expected to see side-by-side. But edible antifreeze is an idea whose time has come, because someone is finally working on the dilemma of ice crystal formation in ice cream.

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Relieve stress easily and immediately

In a recent NPR interview, Esther Sternberg, M.D., described the way deep breathing relieves stress.

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To keep the holiday safe, keep the water coming

If you have a Christmas tree in your home, be sure to keep the water coming.

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One of the biggest cancer charities is also one of the ugliest

According to reports in the Wall St. Journal and Huffington Post, Komen keeps a team of lawyers busy filing trademark oppositions. Komen attorneys have contacted more than 100 small charities, insisting they change the names of their organizations or their fund-raising events.

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Prepare your taste buds for a wild new year

According to a recent McCormick press release there’s a “new flavor confidence” in America. The evidence: The U.S. now consumes more than one billion pounds of spices each year.

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Only a drug company could dream up a study as foolish as this one

Celebrex carries a black box warning about increased risk of fatal heart attack and stroke. And: “This risk may increase with duration of use.” There’s also a note in there about higher risk of serious gastrointestinal events that can be fatal and may occur suddenly without symptoms.

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