March 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

CPR saves lives--especially when chest compressions are used

Two separate studies–one from Seattle, one from Sweden–show that when a heart attack victim is immediately given CPR by a bystander, survival chances actually increase slightly when chest compression is given alone, without mouth-to-mouth breathing.

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A warning EVERY cancer patient needs to hear

If you or someone you know or love has cancer (and unfortunately, that covers just about all of us), you have to be on the lookout for one of the cruelest and most disturbing con jobs in medicine.

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You may be storing your medications and supplements in the worst possible place

Humidity is the primary culprit. After a shower, your bathroom is as damp and muggy as Miami after a good hard rain. And because humidity like that can be penetrating, Perdue University researchers conducted an experiment to see how vitamin C holds up under various temperature and relative humidity conditions.

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Food additives may take a toll on your brain

Ever wonder what effect artificial colorings and flavorings and other food additives might have on your brain?

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A woman's touch is more powerful than you might imagine

If you’re talking to a female salesperson and she reaches out and briefly puts her hand on your bicep, or your forearm, or she simply shakes your hand, just go ahead and sign on the dotted line because it’s over, you’re cooked, the deal is done.

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A new heart-health warning for type 2 diabetics

I’ve just learned a critical new detail about type 2 diabetes. I wish it were better news, but it’s a warning that shouldn’t be ignored.

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Is sugar the new health food?

2011: The year sugar officially became the healthy choice.

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