March 2015 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

New study finds millions more will get diabetes due to taking statins

If you’re taking a statin such as Lipitor, your risk of developing diabetes goes up almost 50 percent. But there’s a simple way to protect yourself from becoming another “statin statistic.”

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Drug to help you ‘kick the habit’ even more dangerous than thought

When the FDA asked that the stop-smoking drug Chantix carry two more warnings, Pfizer was shocked. And when you read the risks of starting up on this med, you may be, too.

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The list of risky drugs that everyone over 65 needs to check

If you or someone in your family is over 65, there’s an important list of “drugs of concern” you should consult that will let you know which ones should be avoided like the plague.

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A new ‘mental illness’ means young kids can now be given a dangerous drug

When the FDA recently allowed a terribly risky med to be given to children as young as ten, it turned a corner on a horrible new trend. And it’s something every parent and grandparent needs to know about.

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How to stay safe from a new outbreak of ‘superbug’ illnesses

More and more cases of “nightmare bacteria” infections due to faulty endoscopes are being reported. If you’re scheduled for a test or procedure involving such a device, there are ways you can protect yourself.

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The real reason cases of this terrible infection are on the rise

A shocking report about patients becoming infected with C. diff after visiting a doctor’s or dentist’s office didn’t connect the dots as to what the real reason may be. Here’s how you can lower your risk by simply steering clear of certain acid-reducing meds.

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So what makes white bread so unhealthy? It’s something in the flour

There’s a good reason that white bread and other products made with bleached flour may help cause diabetes.

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