January 2016 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

PBS runs hit job on vitamins and supplements

Looks like Big Bird and Big Pharma are new best pals! If your kids grew up watching PBS, they probably got an earful from shows like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood about the importance of telling the truth. But it looks like that message hasn’t made its way to the PBS news room. Because […]

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Did prescription drugs kill music legend Glenn Frey?

He was one of the great voices of rock and roll — and he was taken from us much too soon. By now you’ve probably heard the sad news about Eagles singer Glenn Frey. The man who brought us classics like “Take it Easy” and “New Kid in Town” died Monday at the age of […]

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Make sure your cup of tea isn't a toxic brew

We’ve known about the health wonders of tea for years. Some varieties, like green tea, are loaded with antioxidants that can give your brain a boost and even help you prevent cancer. But before you brew your next cup, there’s an urgent warning you need to hear. And it isn’t about the water. Researchers have […]

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Is fructose causing an epidemic of kidney stones in kids?

They can feel like tiny razor blades are working their way through your back or stomach. The pain can be so excruciating that sometimes even morphine won’t touch it. It’s the kind of thing you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy — let alone a small child. But doctors are warning that the number of […]

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FDA caught ignoring safety problems with fast-tracked meds

Forget the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight — when it comes to protecting us from dangerous drugs, the FDA is firing blanks! For years the FDA has been promising us that its fast-track approval process wasn’t putting us at risk. It lets the agency sign off on so-called “breakthrough” new drugs at light speed, and […]

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Study proves HPV vaccine damage can linger for years

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month — and that means one thing. The Gardasil marketing machine is out in full force. You can’t open a newspaper or turn on the TV these days without seeing some op-ed or public service announcement practically begging you to line up your kids or grandkids for the HPV vaccine. […]

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Antidepressants can harm babies before you know you're pregnant

Lyam Kilker seemed like a perfectly healthy baby when he was born — right until his parents rushed him to the hospital and doctors discovered two holes in his heart. It took an emergency surgery to save little Lyam’s life. But we know now that it wasn’t bad luck or faulty genes that nearly killed […]

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