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January 2000 (Vol. 10 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 2000 (Vol. 10 Issue 10)

This issue

FEATURE Hrt: it's not so good for your heart

New research has put a dent in the theories of hormone replacement therapy proponents that HRT protects against heart disease

FEATURE More dangers of natural hair dyes

I have been following your article on breast cancer and the risk posed by hair dyes with interest (WDDTY, vol 9 no 7)

FEATURE Cream containing progesterone poorly absorbed

New data from Australia add to the growing scepticism about the effects of rub-on progesterone creams as a miracle cure for everything from menopausal symptoms to osteoporosis

FEATURE Diet 2000

An Aladdin's cave of products now exists in our healthfood shops, on the Internet and through specialist suppliers, all claiming to be a key to good health

FEATURE 30 apples a day . . .

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables has traditionally been thought of as the best way to get all the nutrients you need

FEATURE Breast cancer: fighters become survivors

Researchers investigating breast cancer survivors have discovered that a 'fighting spirit' can positively influence the outcome


Of late, the marketing men at several drug companies have been mounting an assault on Prozac, the antidepressant that seems to have become a lifeline for a nervous generation

FEATURE Diet for parkinson's disease

Q I have recently been diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease, so I am naturally very interested in anything that may help keep it under control, especially since I resisted all attempts to enlist me for clinical trials of a new drug combination

FEATURE Amniocentesis was not such a bad deal

Recently, my daughter had a slightly problematic reading in her blood and was advised to have an amniocentesis

FEATURE New website links lead to tooth decay

I recently became aware of American research linking lead to tooth decay

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