June 2014 - Page 4 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Why doctors who treat this problem with antibiotics should know better

Visit a doctor for this common — and temporary – condition, and you’re apt to leave with an Rx for an antibiotic. But a new study in JAMA says that’s just plain wrong. Here’s why.

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Could half a million Americans have died from the effects of this one drug?

Remember Vioxx? It was taken off the shelf back in 2004 — and an amazing thing happened the next year. See what one man uncovered about just how many people Vioxx may have killed.

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A deadly med gets the FDA okay to be manufactured 'on the cheap'

When the FDA allowed this risky drug to be sold as a generic, it opened the floodgates for more and more people to take it. And when you look at the deadly history of other drugs in the same family, you’ll see what a terrible idea that was.

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New study on diet soda another example of 'Press-Release Medicine'

If you saw the headlines last week that said diet soda can help you lose weight, you were reading exactly what the drink industry wanted you to. It’s a perfect example of “Press-Release Medicine.” See what research has really been saying for a very long time about these diet drinks.

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What does it mean if your eye is twitching?

Is an “eye twitch” anything to worry about? Find out what might be causing it — and when it calls for a visit to the doctor.

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Read this before you have a hysterectomy or procedure to get rid of fibroids

This type of surgery can be deadly — even the FDA has advised against it. Yet many doctors still insist on doing things this way. Here’s what you should know that could just save your life.

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An accident involving nuclear waste was caused by...what?

Wait till you read what happened when someone at Los Alamos National Laboratory switched to a different kind of kitty litter! It’s one of those truth-is stranger-than fiction tales.

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