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February 2002 (Vol. 12 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 2002 (Vol. 12 Issue 11)

This issue

FEATURE Green tea may protect against prostate cancer

New data suggest that green tea may prevent prostate cancer, at least in animals

FEATURE Wddty: the grim reader

Thanks as ever for a gripping WDDTY November issue (vol 12 no 8)

FEATURE Salt restriction may aggravate type ii diabetes

A small study of patients with hypertension has suggested that salt restriction may result in insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance or a worsening of type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes in certain patients

FEATURE Try yoga to regulate thyroid

What an interesting issue this was (WDDTY, vol 12 no 9), with many fascinating articles about thyroid problems

FEATURE Lupus-associated bone disease may come with steroids

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treated with high-dose steroids appear to develop osteonecrosis (bone death) within one month of starting the therapy, according to a new report

FEATURE . . . or look to food allergies as its cause

I am a naturopathic doctor treating mostly female problems and imbalances, and I have found vestibulitis responds quite well when food sensitivities have been identified and eliminated

FEATURE Spinal anaesthesia

Q Just under two years ago, I underwent arthroscopy in one of my knees

FEATURE What causes arrhythmias? what causes arrhythmias? what causes arrhythmias? what causes arrhythmias?

A patient with arrhythmias may experience a number of symptoms, including an irregular heartbeat, an occasional forceful or rapid beat, a feeling of lightheadedness or actual fainting

FEATURE Trying the old soft soap to prevent disease

If in doubt, wash your hands

FEATURE The do-it-yourself thyroid programme

The underactive thyroid has been a recognised and potentially mortal illness for over a century now, but the incidence of the condition seems to be increasing, and its treatment less effective than ever

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