November 2012 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Your brain takes a beating when you come down with a cold

Your brain takes a beating when you come down with a cold. But researchers say that common cold symptoms aren’t to blame. The cold virus itself prompts brain changes that put you down in the dumps.

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Denmark says goodbye to the fat tax and hello to good health (even though they don't know it yet)

Denmark says goodbye to the fat tax and hello to good health. Lifting the tax is an economic decision. But ironically, if the tax had stayed in place, it would have actually prompted poor health.

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Acetaminophen can be toxic, but many health professionals are still not getting the message

Acetaminophen can be toxic, but many health pros are still not getting the message. New research shows this can be a potentially tragic problem during hospital stays.

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Sleep like a baby? No thanks. How about like a linebacker? Sleep tips from the NFL...

Sleep like a baby? No thanks. How about like a linebacker? Here are two key sleep tips from the NFL, where a good night’s sleep can give a player a much needed edge.

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GMO food producers will resist, but GMO labeling is going to happen

California voters rejected Proposition 37 to require labeling of GMO foods. But even though GMO food producers will resist, sooner or later GMO labeling is going to happen.

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Here's the REAL scandal behind the Tamiflu controversy

The REAL scandal behind the Tamiflu controversy is not the suppression of clinical trial data, it’s the revelation that active ingredients are secretly added to some placebos.

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This Alzheimer's drug is ineffective and potentially very dangerous

Aricept 23 is a high dosage Alzheimer’s drug, proven to be mostly ineffective and potentially very dangerous. And yet, predictably, the FDA says the drug will stay on the market.

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