November 2017 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

What will you do when antibiotics no longer work?

It’s the biggest danger we’re all facing: a world without antibiotics. And what seemed a distant threat not too long ago is now lurking right around the bend — due, in large part, to the haphazard way these drugs are given to farm animals. So, the World Health Organization (WHO) stepped in right before Thanksgiving […]

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Legionnaires’ disease now a bigger threat than ever

Not even The Happiest Place on Earth is safe from Legionnaires’ disease. Two Disneyland cooling towers were recently found to contain the bacteria responsible for the illness, and 11 park visitors have been diagnosed with this potentially deadly type of pneumonia. Legionnaires’ also struck four other people in the Anaheim, California, area, and two of […]

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Newly approved med use poses kidney cancer ‘triple threat’

The FDA has just given the green light to another use for a risky chemo drug called Sutent, which is already used to treat cancers of the stomach, bowel, esophagus, and pancreas. But when an advisory committee met earlier this year to vote whether the use of Sutent could be expanded to “prevent” a return […]

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How you can get lung cancer without ever taking a puff

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, so you’ve probably already heard a whole bunch of public service announcements about getting screened and finding resources to help you quit if you smoke. But what you’re not hearing about is the second leading cause of that deadly cancer — radon. It’s an invisible, odorless gas that’s formed […]

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Want to stay healthy? Eat these ‘superfoods’ every day

If you’re still following that debunked, nonsensical advice about fat and calories, you’re probably missing out on one of the most nutrition-packed foods out there. It’s the humble nut — and I’m talking about all kinds, from pistachios to peanuts to walnuts. So, it’s time to stop feeling like you’re indulging in some kind of […]

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How to keep your pets safe from holiday-table hazards

Happy Thanksgiving! I know that today will be a whirlwind as you get ready to celebrate with family and friends. But there are some family members you may not be thinking about — until, that is, your fuzzy friend starts poking you with a cold nose or giving you those irresistible puppy dog eyes! That’s […]

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Our medical privacy rights just took a giant step backwards

Quietly, almost secretively, Big Pharma has been setting the stage to track your every move. It started in cahoots with the FDA over five years ago, when the agency OK’d a sensor chip that pharmacies can place inside of a drug or anything else you can swallow. As small as a grain of sand and […]

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