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December 2010 - Page 5 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Skip the vaccine and use a safer, PROVEN flu preventive

Time once again to call in the Wonder Vitamin of the 21st Century. Of course, I’m talking about vitamin D.

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Do you take a prescription drug? Then Big Pharma is watching you

In data mining, market researchers collect and sell information about consumers’ buying habits. Vermont is–or rather, WAS–one of the few states that protects citizens’ privacy with a law restricting data mining concerning patients’ prescription drug use.

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Young orthodontic patients are bombarded with huge radiation doses

As if the physical and emotional torture of getting braces weren’t enough, it turns out it could pose a long-term danger for our kids as well. You see, with all those visits to be fitted and then to have their braces checked, they’ve probably been exposed to staggering levels of radiation.

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Young children and hand sanitizers may not be a good mix

It’s the story of 4-year-old Halle who became lethargic and incoherent while at school. She was taken to a local ER where multiple tests showed nothing wrong. Finally, doctors were informed that she’d been licking hand sanitizer off her hands earlier in the school day.

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Buying antibiotics without a prescription is easy -- and a really bad idea

Buying an antibiotic is a breeze if you’re recklessly brave about ordering prescription meds online–no questions asked and no guarantees.

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McDonald's and KFC help UK write health policy on obesity--seriously!

The UK Department of Health (DoH) has done just that. But they’ve actually gone one better. The Guardian (a UK newspaper) reports that the McDonald’s, KFC, Kellogg’s and PepsiCo will actually be called on to help write the DoH policy on obesity.

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Mammogram benefits and risks are confirmed by mainstream doctors

The American College of Radiology advises all women over the age of 40 to get a yearly mammogram. But ACR is a national organization that represents thousands of radiologists, radiation oncologists, and other medical professionals whose livelihoods largely depend on putting your breasts between the plates of a mammography unit.

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