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

Once again, vitamin E gets a public thrashing -- once again, the study is pure junk

Without fail, every year brings a fresh study that bashes vitamin E. And just days ago the 2011 model was rolled out to widespread media acclaim.

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What bizarro alternate universe is beaming instructions to Jerry Brown's brain?

As I told you a few days ago, California Governor Brown recently signed a new state law that will allow children as young as 12 to make decisions about vaccinating against sexually transmitted disease — without their parents’ consent or knowledge!But on that SAME weekend he signed another law that prohibits kids under the age of 18 from using tanning beds — even if they DO have parental consent.

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The scant benefits of low-dose aspirin therapy are not worth the risk of blindness

Ten years ago, when your doctor recommended a daily low-dose aspirin for heart health, he might have pumped up the sales pitch with the added promise that it could possibly reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Urgent warning for all caregivers of dementia patients

It’s a dirty little secret (actually a very BIG secret that’s completely despicable) that puts the most delicate and vulnerable patients at risk — for the worst possible reason…Specifically, this is an urgent warning for anyone who has a loved one or a friend with dementia who’s being cared for in an assisted living facility.

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Keep your identity healthy with simple precautions on social networks

If you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other social network website, be very careful about posting specific personal information — you might be compromising your identity health.

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How NOT to reinvent the taco

When we last checked in with Taco Bell, TB executives were reeling — scrambling to spin damage control after the filing of a class action lawsuit claiming that the chain’s ground beef contained too much filler to be called beef. That was last February. And even though the lawsuit was dropped, Taco Bell’s business took a nose dive over the following months.

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When two drugs are repackaged as a combo drug, side effect risks soar

I thought of that hilarious parody while reading about the newest FDA drug approval, which is not hilarious at all. The drug has a catchy name: Juvisync. It combines the statin Zocor with Januvia, a type 2 diabetes drug. So is it a cholesterol drug that controls blood sugar, or a blood-sugar-lowering drug that helps cut LDL cholesterol?

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