March 2014 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

If you wear contacts, using this cleaner could leave you in screaming pain

Any number of people have already suffered eye burns from this seemingly innocent contact lens cleaner. Here’s what you need to watch out for.

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Watch out for this creepy and mysterious food additive

When a new drug is approved, at least we know what some of the side effects and risks could be. But in this case, one has been sneaked in disguised as a food additive. What it is and how it’s made are so secret that not even the FDA seems to know much about it.

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Drugs taken as directed kill more people every year than ‘drug abuse'

The number of Americans who will die using drugs exactly as prescribed by a doctor is shocking. For many, filling a prescription can be even riskier than taking an illegal narcotic.

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Consumers may be last to know about recalled drugs

The FDA is doing a slipshod job of broadcasting drug recalls, and big pharmacy chains can be slow to contact customers about them. The result is that patients may go on taking prescription drugs that have been found to be dangerously flawed.

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Odd as it might sound, this new form of greeting could help keep you healthy

You’ve heard time and time again that the best cold and flu prevention is to wash your hands. Well, some people are taking that a step further and ‘washing their hands’ of the custom of shaking hands. It’s called the “fist bump” movement, and it’s popping (or bumping) up all over the place. Even people […]

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A safe (and tasty) way to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels!

People who enjoy this popular snack food will be thrilled to read the results of a new study.

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Don't fall victim to the FDA's 'unsafe and unreasonable decision'

The FDA’s newest drug approved for men with “low T” will now put them at an even greater risk for “high D” — as in death. Drug maker Endo had tried three times to get this dangerous drug approved. And three times the FDA rejected it. But now, in the midst of serious concerns about […]

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