June 2012 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Advice about calcium and vitamin D for older women is off the mark

A new recommendation about calcium and vitamin D supplements for reducing fracture risk in older women is way off the mark. Dr. Allan Spreen explains where the recommendation went wrong.

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Outrageous! Kidney donors are often denied health insurance

It’s outrageous but true – kidney donors are often denied health insurance and life insurance, even though they’re unlikely to develop kidney failure and their life expectancy is not compromised.

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Genetically modified crops create one monster after another

Are genetically modified crops safe to eat? The jury is still out on that one. Meanwhile, there’s no question that the emergence of superweeds has set off a shocking escalation of toxic herbicide use.

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Voters across the U.S. are starting to say, "NO!" to public water fluoridation

Voters across the U.S. are starting to say, “NO!” to public water fluoridation, finally catching on to the dangers of dental fluorosis in children and other problems.

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Living near a drug production plant may be hazardous to your health

If you live on a waterway near a drug production plant, this listing of Merck’s pollution violations might prompt you to buy stock in bottled water. It might also prompt you to move.

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Men, don't be surprised if your doctor tells you to stop taking vitamin E

Men, your doctor may tell you to stop taking vitamin E based on a study showing increased prostate cancer risk. If so, you can tell him this: That study is junk. Completely useless. A waste of time.

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Women, beware this dangerous "easy fix" for bladder control

Women, beware this dangerous “easy fix” for bladder control. The FDA gave it fast-track approval, and now thousands of women are suffering needlessly while safer bladder control solutions are available.

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