March 2013 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

More is not better -- especially with drugs where more can be deadly

More is not better — especially with drugs where more can be deadly. A new study confirms that Plavix combined with aspirin doesn’t reduce stroke risk, but DOES increase risk of death.

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Antibiotic overuse is a crisis that might be closely tied to another national health crisis

Antibiotic resistance might be tied to another health crisis. Farmers use antibiotics to fatten livestock. It appears the same thing happens when antibiotics are given to infant humans.

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Study after study reveals that doctors are overprescribing psychiatric drugs to seniors

Study after study concludes that doctors are overprescribing psychiatric drugs to seniors. And once again, the newest of these trials shows that these drugs significantly increase risk of falling.

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You've heard all the statin horror stories, but whatever you've heard, it's not as bad as this...

You’ve heard all the statin horror stories, but this one may be the worst. Believe it or not, in more than one study, Zocor lowered LDL, but on average, subjects’ artery thickness increased.

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Should you avoid sodium? Yes -- if it's one of the unhealthy types of sodium in processed foods

Should you avoid sodium? Yes — if it’s one of the unhealthy types of sodium in processed foods. Salt (sodium chloride) is not a danger to your heart. But sodium nitrate and other forms can be harmful.

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New Alzheimer's drugs may land on the FDA fast track for approval -- a potentially dangerous plan

The FDA may loosen requirements for approval of Alzheimer’s drugs. But safety will probably be treated loosely as well. There are several drug-free methods that may help you avoid Alzheimer’s onset.

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Those who follow this common "health" advice will put their lives in danger

Those who follow this common “health” advice to drastically reduce salt intake will actually put their lives in danger. A new study perpetuates this mainstream myth that sodium is dangerous.

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