September 2016 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Heavy metal in water found to put two-thirds of Americans at risk

It was just a little over a month ago when alarm bells sounded about the finding that six million Americans are drinking contaminated tap water. That warning was about the chemical PFAS, which is used in the manufacturer of non-stick cookware, stain- and water-resistant coatings. But now the situation is far worse. A new report […]

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Simply touching this chicken can put you at risk of a deadly infection

Before long, we may have to wear a hazmat suit to make dinner. A just-out study has found a new — and potentially deadly — strain of MRSA in supermarket chicken. Only last week I warned you about how superbugs are killing thousands every year in the U.S., and how the FDA dropped the ball […]

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Canada settles for borderline warning on dangers of acetaminophen

Dear Reader, Regulators had the opportunity to save lives, but in the end Big Pharma won. For years, Canadian Health officials have been discussing what to do about acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Just this spring, I told you how doctors, researchers and families of those who had been harmed by the drug were […]

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Despite dire warnings, kids still given codeine-containing meds

When children’s lives are at stake you would think regulators would move fast and furiously. But where the use of codeine is concerned, it looks like the FDA is simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Now, a new report has come out saying that under no circumstances should any drugs containing codeine ever […]

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This newly-approved drug combo spells trouble on both ends

Yosprala. It sounds like the name of a soda or maybe a new kid’s game. But there’s nothing funny about this new drug just approved by the FDA. In fact, there are so many things wrong with it I don’t even know where to begin. It’s a combo pill containing two of the most troublesome, […]

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Vinegar: when it comes to controlling blood sugar, how sweet it is!

Dear Reader, It’s one of the oldest all-purpose remedies you can find. No doubt you’ve heard some amazing stories about vinegar, and how it can do everything from cleaning a coffeepot to helping you lose weight. But while vinegar seems to have more uses than a Swiss Army Knife, there’s one that you may not […]

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Simple steps to take when the feds fail to protect us from superbugs

Thousands of people die every year due to antibiotic-resistant infections. And the enormous, unnecessary use of antibiotics in farm animals is fueling this crisis into a horror story the likes of which we’ve never seen before. It’s a matter of life and death. Only our regulators seem to be wearing blinders. Fortunately, there are some […]

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