April 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

You won't believe what Bill Gates has planned for mosquitoes

In 2008, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation began a five-year grant program designed to “promote innovative ideas in global health.” The first batch of $100,000 grants included a proposal “to turn mosquitoes that normally transmit disease into ‘flying syringes,’ so that when they bite humans they deliver vaccines.”

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Turning parents into criminals when they just say "no" to drugging their kids

Panic in Detroit This cannot be happening. That’s got to be a mother’s first thought when she’s informed she has to make this completely irrational choice: her child must submit to a drug therapy chosen by authorities, or her child will be taken away. It’s outrageous, shameful, and hard to believe, but here in the […]

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Want to make a vegetarian hopping mad? Here's how...

You’ve probably heard Judge Judy’s expression: “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” Here’s a new variation on that: “Don’t show me pork ribs and tell me it’s tofu.”

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FDA, do your job and warn consumers about this terrible drug

In August 2009, the FDA again warned consumers about another weight loss product called orlistat–you may recognize Alli as the over-the-counter brand name, and Xenical is the prescription strength product.

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Airport security just might have a little secret

Recently, I flew back from Salt Lake City after a business trip. And when it came time for the scanner, I declined and braced myself for a dehumanizing pat-down.

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Would your doctor dare give you a placebo pill and tell you its medication?

Imagine if the American Medical Association issued an official statement advising doctors to prescribe inert pills instead of drugs for certain ailments. And imagine that the AMA also advised doctors to never tell their patients they’re receiving null pharmaceuticals.

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An important warning for all women who have ever used antidepressants

Recently, a Harvard team reviewed more than 60 trials, covering 35 years of research, going all the way back to 1965. Approximately one-third of the studies suggested a higher risk of ovarian and breast cancers for antidepressant drug users.

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