April 2011 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Good call FDA! (seriously--this is a good one)

Here’s something you won’t hear me say often: The FDA might have just saved countless lives.

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Can MSG help overweight people control appetite?

WHNRC will team up with researchers from Ajinomoto (the maker of MSG) to determine if adding MSG to certain foods helps overweight subjects control appetite and caloric intake.

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Avoid this new dental technology that delivers enormous doses of radiation

A Times investigation reveals that this ingenious scanning method emits a massive radiation dose–much more radiation than a conventional x-ray. And it could be a huge risk for kids, because children–especially adolescents–are much more vulnerable to the effects of radiation than adults.

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This toll-free number could save your pet's life

If you ever think your pet has ingested something that could be poisonous for him, you can call Pet Poison Helpline 24 hours a day.

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Patients with cognitive impairment--even Alzheimer's--can slow their decline

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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Want more protection against the flu? Bring in more D

They say you make your own luck. So if you avoided a flu this past flu and cold season, no need to thank your lucky stars–it may have been your vitamin D at work.

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The Lap-Band diet is an excellent weight-loss diet--even without the Lap-Band

This past February, FDA officials expanded the use of the Lap-Band–the device that’s implanted around the opening to the stomach to restrict food intake.

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