February 2018 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Study finds cleaning can be as dangerous as smoking

According to researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway, the damage being done to your lungs with cleaning sprays is equivalent to decades of puffing away. The harm these chemicals can do to your lung function can result in all kinds of damaging respiratory symptoms — including triggering and worsening asthma. The good news […]

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How to not die in the hospital

It strikes like a wildfire. And it can shut down your organs and kill just as fast. It’s sepsis, a life-threatening overreaction your body can mount to just about any kind of infection – and CDC figures say that over 1.5 million people in the U.S. alone get it every year, with around a quarter […]

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The unreliable breast cancer test that can ruin your life

If you’ve been alerted that you have a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer, no doubt you will be told that having an enhanced MRI every year (in addition to a mammogram) is the best way to detect any tumors. And to get this test done, you’ll be required to have a toxic dye containing a […]

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How to trade a stuffy nose for a stroke

For a large class of seemingly unrelated Rx and OTC meds, this should be the final nail in the coffin. First, we heard that they can cause brain shrinkage (yes, brain shrinkage!), leading to dementia and Alzheimer’s. Then, a study early last year found that when seniors take these meds, it ups the risk that […]

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Meds to ‘prevent’ stroke may do just the opposite

The idea that a diagnosis of a-fib demands an Rx for an anticoagulant is one we’ve been hearing from doctors for decades. And the FDA has played along, approving one risky drug after another for that condition. The agency even goes so far as to claim that blood thinners such as Pradaxa and Eliquis, which […]

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These natural antibiotics can do what drugs can’t

You could say that we’re at the 11th hour when it comes to the superbug crisis. The overuse of important lifesaving antibiotics has created killer microbes that can survive even the most powerful drugs in our arsenal. If things keep heading toward this doomsday scenario, it could turn common medical procedures deadly. And all that […]

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These common Rx meds can open the door to dementia

You would think that, by now, giving benzodiazepines (or “benzos”) to seniors would be a thing of the past. We know that these kinds of drugs can increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s by a whopping 84 percent. And we know that taking them can double your risk of a car crash or falling and […]

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