October 2016 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Steer clear of deadly infection in five easy steps

Rachel was only 25 when she almost died from a C. difficile (C. diff ) infection. Bobbie was 52 when this intestinal bacteria took over her life, and Sam was only four-years-old! But they’re the lucky ones – they survived. Many people, especially seniors and those who are weakened from other illnesses don’t. The CDC […]

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New formula could actually help switch on the ‘longevity gene’

We’ve all done that double take — running into an old friend or classmate we haven’t seen for decades, and realizing they don’t look as if they’ve aged one bit. Sure, we might wonder if they’ve done some nips and tucks, but it’s much more than that. They seem so alert, happy, energetic — and […]

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Study finds two diet sodas can double your risk of type 2 diabetes

It’s about time we call soda what it really is — diabetes in a bottle. And I’m not just talking about the kind with high fructose corn syrup in it, either. A new study is proving (again) that soda — including the diet kind — can put you on the fast-track to a lifetime of […]

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Study finds mammography results likely to do more harm than good

The mammography myth has taken another big blow. This time it came from a comprehensive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that poked the “early detection saves lives” mantra so full of holes it’s now sinking like a lead weight. But beyond that, the researchers say that mammography is causing hundreds of […]

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Researchers uncover drug-free way to treat depression

Antidepressants are bad news for everyone — men, women, seniors and especially kids. And for anyone with heart failure, they can be even more dangerous, if that’s possible. But researchers in Australia have made a remarkable discovery about a golden compound that is able to significantly help those suffering from depression. And the best part […]

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Do you really need to be on a blood thinner with Afib?

If you have Afib, chances are your doctor has you taking a blood thinner. He no doubt told you how having this kind of abnormal heart rhythm can up your odds of a stroke. But there are some things you probably didn’t hear — especially the back-room secrets about one of the most popular blood […]

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Study finds your gut can help guard your brain against Parkinson’s

Could the key to avoiding terrible brain diseases like Parkinson’s all begin in your gut? That’s what a group of researchers have recently discovered. They found that special cells in the intestines can hunt down and fix damaged neurons in the brain that can lead to this crippling disease. These are findings that could be […]

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