August 2013 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

As government officials kick off Flu Shot Season, you won't hear much from them about the best way to avoid the flu

There’s only one best way to avoid the flu, and it’s not a flu shot. Research has proven the best flu prevention also protects you from a wide range of bacteria. It’s simple. Wash your hands.

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Fast track drug approval produces huge benefits...for drug companies -- not for patients

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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Don't risk your vision for this popular but dangerous "therapy"

Daily low-dose aspirin “therapy” should be strictly avoided — especially by the middle-aged and elderly. Three studies now confirm: Aspirin therapy is associated with the most dangerous type of AMD.

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Optimal brain health requires something that many people try to reduce to the lowest level

You’ll never guess what your body needs to keep you and your brain healthy. Cholesterol. Without cholesterol, dopamine production drops, endangering cognition, memory, and muscle movements.

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Even if you smoke, there’s a simple way to reduce lung cancer risk

Even if you smoke, there’s a simple way to reduce lung cancer risk. New research shows that both smokers and nonsmokers who ate garlic daily were less likely to develop lung cancer.

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Are your memory lapses a natural part of aging, or are they caused by the very last thing you would ever suspect?

Are your memory lapses a natural part of aging, or are they caused by the very last thing you would ever suspect? Seniors who take three or more drugs daily sharply increase risk of memory problems.

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Women AND men need to be aware of this significant breast cancer risk

Women AND men need to be aware of this significant breast cancer risk. In new research, breast cancer risk doubled among women who used the drug long-term. But risk of other cancers may increase too.

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