December 2010 - Page 4 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

If your brain could talk, it would ask for this vitamin

Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of “substantial cognitive decline,” according to UK research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine last summer. This six-year study, which compared blood tests with cognitive tests in more than 850 retirement-age subjects, also found that cognitive decline was accelerated when D levels were weak.

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More evidence that this super-vitamin protects you from the flu

According to vitamin D researcher Michael Holick, immune cells have vitamin D receptors. When an infection is detected–such as influenza–the cells respond by activating vitamin D.

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Patients newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's can easily slow the progression of the disease

Even if your family has a history of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or if you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with either of these conditions, there’s something you can do today–right now–that will help slow cognitive decline.

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Code Red: Roll-on testosterone approved with boxed warning

The FDA just approved underarm roll-on testosterone, even though this brand new product already comes with a boxed warning. That’s right. Before it even hits pharmacy shelves, Axiron comes with some pretty serious cautions. The most important of which is this: Do not touch anyone after you’ve rolled on your underarm testosterone. That means no […]

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Yet another potentially fatal cancer is linked to HRT

I can’t believe it’s been less than six weeks since I wrote to you about a newfound HRT danger. Researchers discovered that breast cancer patients who use synthetic HRT appear to double their risk of dying from the disease.

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You won't believe how the FDA is using your tax dollars now

The Wall St. Journal reports that FDA officials have paid a consulting firm more than $17 million over the past two years. Another similar firm has current contracts for nearly $8 million.

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Three reasons why a thermogram is much better than a mammogram

Research estimates that tens of thousands of mammograms are required before a single life is saved. Meanwhile, all those mammograms prompt many unnecessary biopsies, surgeries, and harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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