December 2012 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Revelers beware: A hangover lasts longer if you take acetaminophen or aspirin at the wrong time.

Revelers beware: A hangover lasts longer if you take acetaminophen or aspirin at the wrong time. More importantly, the combination of alcohol and acetaminophen is a dangerous mix.

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No flu shot? No worries!

No flu shot? No worries! A review of flu vaccine studies reveals that the preventive power of a flu shot is laughably low.

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Chalk up yet another life-threatening danger linked to Chantix

The smoking-cessation drug Chantix is linked to a frightening list of psychiatric risks, including suicide. Now, to this growing list, the FDA adds life-threatening cardio risks for certain patients.

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Brace yourself for a bare-knuckled review of the health care outrages of 2012

What a long strange year it’s been for health care outrages — from Paula Deen to the outlawing of giant soda cups in New York City, with plenty of drug company misbehavior throughout.

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Would you trust Wal-Mart with your nutrition decisions?

Would you trust Wal-Mart with your nutrition decisions? A “Great For You” icon now appears on the packaging of many Wal-Mart food products. But is it great, or just a great sales gimmick?

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You can relieve heartburn without putting your health at grave risk

Treating heartburn with long term use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs might increase risk of chronic diarrhea caused by C. difficile infection. But heartburn can be treated without drugs.

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If holiday stress starts to get to you, remember this simple stress-soothing technique

If holiday stress starts to get to you, remember this simple stress-soothing technique: breathe. Deep abdominal breathing activates a naturally relaxing neurotransmitter.

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