December 2016 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Link between aluminum and Alzheimer's confirmed

Could the everyday things you use and eat be putting you on the fast track to Alzheimer’s? I’m sure that you’ve heard the warnings about aluminum for years now… namely, how using aluminum pots and pans and wrapping and cooking foods in aluminum foil might be bad for your brain. And for just as long, […]

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The eAlert 2016 Hall of Shame

Here we go — 2016 is down to the wire. I know, it seems like just yesterday we were ringing it in. But as the year sped by like a blazing comet, it has left some really weird and frightening developments in its wake. From pigs being grown with human organs to research linking the […]

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Sunlight found to offer health benefits other than vitamin D

When the calendar hit December 21 last week, it may have been the official start of winter, but that’s also when the days started getting longer. Okay, it’s not much: just a minute every day until around mid-January, when we’ll get two extra minutes. But it’s a start! And it’s good to know that no […]

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Got eczema? See what remedy works almost as well as an Rx

If you’re dealing with the most common form of eczema, atopic dermatitis (AD), you know this chronic condition is beyond maddening. It’s all rooted in inflammation. And when that flame flares it takes a whole lot of will power to keep from scratching at those unbearably itchy, scaly red patches that break out on the […]

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What this new menu labeling rule is keeping from you

Somewhere, buried deep in the close to 3,000-page bill that became the (un)Affordable Care Act, is perhaps one of its biggest absurdities. (I know, it’s not easy to pick just one!) It’s a part of the law that is supposed to improve our health by hitting us in the face with how many calories are […]

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The actual truth is out about Actos: it’s a really bad actor

What do regulators in France and Germany know that the FDA doesn’t? If we could answer that question, we might uncover how in the world the type 2 diabetes med Actos has managed to keep selling in the U.S. while banned in those other countries. For years now, the FDA has been hemming and hawing […]

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Claim that statins prevent dementia as absurd as it gets

It looks like the media is taking us on another trip to Fantasy Island, where statin drugs cure every problem known to man. This time we’re being told they can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Well, if WebMD, CNN and all the other outlets who are reporting this actually believe that, I’ve got a great bridge […]

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