January 2012 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Here's another excellent reason to avoid aspirin therapy

One half of all Americans over the age of 65 take a daily aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. That is 50%! And, about one-in-three middle aged Americans do the same. That’s appalling. It means that the brainwashing has worked and millions of people are putting their health at risk every day in return for scant protection from cardiac events.

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Can we really call it "news" if we saw it coming a mile away?

The other morning, barely awake, my bleary eyes were open just wide enough to read a crawl across the bottom of the TV screen. Two items zipped by so quickly they almost seemed like they were part of the same story…

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Betty White and other seniors share their longevity secrets

A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet concludes with some longevity advice that also requires no over-thinking. The authors write: “This population-based, prospective study of men with relatively high intakes of dietary calcium and magnesium showed that intake of calcium above that recommended daily may reduce all-cause mortality.” Simple. Calcium plus magnesium works longevity wonders.

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Unexpected benefits from the drug that launched a revolution

Back in the 60s, the Pill helped launch the sexual revolution. According to evidence in the British Medical Journal, women who joined that revolution may have added years to their lives.

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This age-old health advice is still quite relevant in 2012

R.L. Ripples — a writer and researcher — posts several tweets every day. Each one contains a line transcribed from actual newspapers or digital scans of newspapers in online archives. I picked out these three above because they’re health-related.

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If your liver could send you one warning, this is what it would be...

If your liver could talk…well, that would be annoying. But if your liver could speak just once and give you one piece of guidance, it might be this: “You are what you drink.” What your liver is talking about is fatty liver disease.

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Here's what's going on behind the scenes of the Paula Deen Type 2 Diabetes Show

I’m sure you’ve heard that Paula Deen recently revealed that she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago. Why the long wait to come forward? She told People magazine she didn’t want to just make the announcement and walk away. She wanted to “come with information” and “be armed to be able to help others.” And by that she’s apparently referring to her endorsement of Victoza, a type 2 diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk.

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