April 2012 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

The FDA's favorite guinea pig farm

Recently, when discussing standards and safety with reporters, he quoted a doctor who claimed that under the European Union regulatory system “the public are being used as guinea pigs.” Then Dr. Shuren added his own take on the situation: “We don’t use our people as guinea pigs in the U.S.”

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Cancer patients may avoid chemo side effects with a simple, non-drug technique

The old adage, “Feed a fever, starve a cold,” has long been debunked. Whether you have a fever or a cold, your body needs high quality nutrients. But starving — or rather, fasting — might actually be a great cancer-fighting tool.

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It's embarrassing to see how timid the FDA can be when big business puts profits before human safety

This is a new one for me. For the very first time, I feel embarrassed for the FDA. Once again, they’ve shown that human health doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting profits of giant corporations.

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This is a major step in getting BPA out of foods -- and it's especially good for children

No doubt about it, Campbell’s is one Big Kahuna when it comes to canned goods. And soon, all those cans will be BPA-free.

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You might have this silent addiction and not even know it

But an addiction is an addiction. And even though it might actually sound comical, research reveals that tanning can get its hooks in you the same way cigarettes can. And the health repercussions are also deadly serious.

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Hormone replacement therapy AGAIN makes news with serious health risks

Since then, not a single year has gone by without more bad news about HRT. Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, dementia, and ovarian cancer — all of these have been associated with HRT. So here we are, nearly 10 years later. These drugs are still on the market, still used by many women.

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Why do so many health care workers say "No" to flu shots?

What does it mean when health care workers refuse to get a flu shot?

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