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December 2010 - Page 3 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Don't buy the hype about antibacterial products-- danger looms

Triclosan is actually making us MORE vulnerable to powerful new strains of bacteria.

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Lap-bands for weight loss--minus the lap-bands

If FDA officials follow the recent recommendation of an expert panel–and they probably will–many millions of people who just barely qualify as obese will be eligible for lap-band insurance coverage. And you can bet that millions will take the plunge.

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I can't believe it's in butter!

When researchers at the University of Texas conducted a small study to test contaminants in food, they bought a stick of butter at a Dallas grocery store and put it to the test.

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Code Red: Warning! Common cough medicine may kill your child, quickly

If you take Tessalon (a.k.a. benzonatate) liquid cough capsules, beware! They are known to cause serious side effects in children under ten… and sometimes even kills them. At least five children, all under ten years old, have died from ‘accidental ingestion,’ and others have ended up in the hospital. That’s because this medication, which is […]

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Holiday office party safety tip: Avoid flaming puddings

UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents helpfully offered some tips on how to throw a workplace holiday party that will not require any 911 calls, makeshift tourniquets or replacement glass for photocopy machines.

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As evidence of BPA danger grows, find out how you can avoid exposure

About 70 years ago, BPA was found to be too toxic for use as a hormone replacement drug. But other industries saw no problem at all in putting the chemical to use in food containers, eating utensils, plastic bowls, baby bottles and pacifiers.

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Suggest that mercury in vaccines is a bad idea and watch heads explode

If you want to make heads explode, here’s all you do:
Suggest that mercury in vaccines is maybe not such a great idea.

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