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May 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 2)

MagazineMay 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 2)

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FEATURE Natural ways to prevent acne

Given the link with fluctuating hormone levels and the possible underlying genetic influences, many doctors believe there is no way to prevent acne

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for vitiligo

Preliminary research suggests that the herb Ginkgo biloba can help halt the disorder and repigment the skin

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a diagnostic biopsy

* Lung: PET scans are just as accurate as biopsies, with no significant health risks (Appl Radiol, 2003; 32: 9-17)

FEATURE Me could be a reaction to the polio vaccine

Re your article on ME (vol 14 no 12), I contracted the illness after an afternoon spent with two children who had just had their polio vaccine

FEATURE The latest antidepressants

I have been very reluctantly taking warfarin for the past four years in connection with atrial fibrillation

FEATURE The latest antidepressants

The arrival of the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Prozac, in the early 1990s was greeted by the medical profession as the final solution to depression

FEATURE Get all the facts about the dangers of toiletries

Re breast cancer and deodorant use, we are encouraged by the increasing awareness of chemicals in personal-care products and the need for a precautionary approach to their use, given the growing links between certain chemicals and negative impacts on human health and the environment

FEATURE Nutritional strategies

You can modify the composition of your gut flora by optimising your diet and supplementing with high-quality probiotics, the 'good' bacteria

FEATURE Colloidal silver works for lyme . . . but we're biased

Re Lyme disease (WDDTY vol 14 no 11), silver hydrosol (colloidal silver) can be an alternative remedy

FEATURE Any cheaper alternatives to radiation and more cancer?

I've recently had surgery for high-grade DCIS, and am now undergoing radiotherapy

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