August 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

New product creates "tooth-like layer" on sensitive teeth…can that be good?

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has developed a new item for their Sensodyne line of products for sensitive teeth. It’s called Sensodyne Repair and Protect with NovaMin technology.

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All men need to be aware of the misinformation and confusion about PSA

Men, as a rule of thumb, when you hear your doctor start talking about PSA, it’s time to go on high alert. Because when PSA rises, some doctors get crazy ideas.

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Breaking the FDA code about food coloring safety

For decades, health officials have insisted that these artificial food colorings pose no danger. Their basic message has been: “Don’t worry about a thing! Eat up!” But it turns out there’s a code in that message. And it’s an admission that food coloring has a clear downside — especially for kids.

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If you've tried "everything" to relieve restless leg syndrome…now try this

In a case study that appears in the April 2011 issue of Sleep Medicine, a 41-year-old man experienced significant relief of RLS symptoms with sexual activity at bedtime.

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All hospitalized elderly patients should be considered high risk for hospital delirium

But now I realize why they were so adamant he didn’t understand them. They were sure he was suffering from “hospital delirium.” In my grandfather’s case, it wasn’t delirium. He knew what he was doing and what he wanted. But for far too many patients, this phenomenon causes premature death that could likely be prevented.

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The secret to obese good health – Alaskan style

If you’re going to be obese, be obese like an Eskimo. Here’s why: Yup’ik Eskimos, who live in the Yukon in southwest Alaska, have about the same rates of overweight and obesity as the general U.S. population in the lower 48. And yet their rates of type 2 diabetes are remarkably lower.

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Mainstream medicine's dirty little secret that most people will never know

Years ago, when I first started writing about alternative healthcare, I was stunned to learn that synthetic drugs can deplete your body of vitamins and minerals. I think it’s safe to say, most people are completely unaware that while you’re taking a drug to treat a condition, you’re at least partially draining your body of certain nutrients it needs to stay well.

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