February 2017 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Super-tiny food additives could be doing a number on your gut

Can something that’s thought to be relatively harmless become hazardous to your health when it’s made smaller? And I mean a whole lot smaller! I’m talking about how the compound titanium dioxide, a common food and cosmetic additive, is turned into what’s called a nanoparticle, around 1/500 the width of a human hair! Nanoparticles of […]

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FDA knew about morcellator risks for years, report says

The FDA has known for almost three decades that medical devices used to make hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removal easier could end up killing patients. That’s what was discovered in a just-released GAO report about these devices, called power morcellators. Along with that, the study detailed how hospitals dropped the ball when it came to […]

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Do vaccines given to kids still contain mercury? You bet!

Imagine buying a car — and when you ask about what kind of safety rating it has, being attacked, derided, and told that it’s safe simply because the car company says it is. You’d probably go buy that car someplace else! Well, that’s exactly what’s going on with vaccines and a preservative that’s commonly included […]

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More and more seniors prescribed death-row drug combos

A new study just published in JAMA is sounding the alarm about seniors and drugs like never before. It appears that more and more of them are being prescribed a killer cocktail of meds. Despite all the warnings — and despite doctors pledging to be more careful — things are getting worse, not better. And […]

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Where drugs fail, natural therapies work for Alzheimer’s

Despite wishing on a star (or a whole bunch of them) Big Pharma’s dream of a new Alzheimer’s drug didn’t come true… again. The latest dud, called idalopirdine, was even given a “fast track approval” by the FDA last year. That, no doubt, gave high hopes to the drugmaker that it would soon be speeding […]

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The best flu prevention out there isn’t the flu shot!

Once again, the CDC has released its late-winter warnings about the flu. You don’t need to even read it, because it’s practically the same one sent out year after year. Basically, flu activity is spiking… seniors are at the biggest risk… and if you haven’t been jabbed with a flu vaccine yet, you should still […]

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Is a constipated kid you love taking antifreeze chemicals?

I’m sure you would never in a million years give a deadly poison to a child. Yet, several years ago, the FDA found trace amounts of two antifreeze chemicals when it examined some batches of the popular OTC laxative MiraLAX — a drug many pediatricians use as a long-term solution for childhood constipation. If you […]

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