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May 1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 2)

MagazineMay 1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 2)

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FEATURE Alternatives: tips for a healthy old age

Free radicals are constantly attacking body proteins, carbohydrates, fats and DNA, causing potentially serious damage if left unchecked

FEATURE Mmr: immune from criticism

Recently, after the Royal Free Hospital in London published a study in The Lancet showing a possible association between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, the government and the medical community rushed forth to declare that this entire business is sheer coincidence

FEATURE Lowering body temperature

Body temperature reflects metabolic rate (the amount of food burned per day per unit of body weight)

FEATURE Shorts

* Children who have a history of whooping cough do not significantly suffer from respiratory disease or lung malfunction in adulthood, according to a British study monitoring patients from 1958 to 1998 (N Eng J Med, 1998; 338: 581-7)

FEATURE Zopiclone

Ever since benzodiazepines lost their favoured position as a safe treatment for insomnia and anxiety, the pharmaceutical industry has been frantically trying to fill the lucrative gap with a drug that does not cause dependence

FEATURE Neck ache linked to dental drill

Your recent article about tooth root treatments recalled the problems of a friend of mine, who had undergone such treatment for an upper molar

FEATURE Longevity

Given perfect conditions, human beings are thought to be capable of living a healthy 125 years

FEATURE Holiday healing: try self help . . .

Your article "Holiday Healers" is very true

FEATURE Bone building without calcium

It is estimated that over 25 million people in the United States are affected by osteoporosis, or thinning of the bones

FEATURE Gulf war guinea pigs

I was interested in your article "Gulf War Guinea Pigs" in this month's issue of WDDTY (vol 8 no 12)

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