January 2011 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Pop some pills for good memory and heart health

In a large two-year study, more than 900 seniors diagnosed with various levels of mental distress were given placebo or 400 micrograms of folic acid along with 100 micrograms of vitamin B-12 daily.

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Finally – a trans fatty acid that actually does your heart good

For years I’ve been warning about the dangers of trans fatty acids. But new research shows that I might have been wrong. Don’t worry, not a lot wrong, just a little.

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You drink fluids when you have a cold, but does it have any real effect?

There appears to be no scientific evidence that drinking water and other fluids helps you beat a cold

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Not sleeping well? Turn off the lights--ALL the lights

Your circadian rhythm, of course, is your sleep/wake cycle, and it’s largely influenced by light. When darkness falls, your body makes adjustments and hormonal changes that prepare you for sleep until light returns.

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Unaware of hospital bed dangers, many elderly patients are injured or killed

Because when searching for for nursing homes or rehab facilities for the elderly, beds with rails are exactly what you DON’T want to see. Those rails can be deadly.

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Setting the FDA straight on how to manage acetaminophen dangers

If you’ve lived on this planet for a while, you’re probably aware that acetaminophen (best known by the brand name Tylenol) is one of the most-used drugs in history. Unfortunately, too many people still are NOT aware that this most popular pain reliever is toxic to the liver – and that it’s very easy to take too much.

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If you’re going to go anti-bacterial, silver is the only way to go

A few years ago, a middle-school student compared the bacteria levels of a public toilet with bacteria levels in a fast-food restaurant ice machine and the ice machine won. It had more bacteria than the toilet bowls.

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