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April 2006 (Vol. 17 Issue 1)

MagazineApril 2006 (Vol. 17 Issue 1)

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FEATURE Body scans: a bombshell

Heart disease and cancer are the biggest killers in both the UK and US

FEATURE Menopausal symptoms

This naturally occurring mixture of the plant chemicals sterols and ferulic acid esters has proved effective for reducing menopausal symptoms in 40 perimenopausal women, taken at a dose of 300 mg/day for four to eight weeks (Nippon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi, 1982; 34: 243-51)

FEATURE Infantile eczema

* My daughter suffered from eczema when she was a baby

FEATURE Your metabolic roots

My own material of late, on the other hand, has been the commonality of the human condition: that human beings of every hue and persuasion have intuited a common under-standing of the universe since the beginning of time

FEATURE Avian flu

The team reviewed 52 trials to evaluate the efficacy of antivirals for influenza in healthy adults, but could find "no credible evidence" for the effects of Relenza (zanamivir) and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) on avian influenza or pandemic influenza viruses

FEATURE Verruca

* Cut a piece of an old banana skin and stick it over the verruca with a plaster

FEATURE Cholesterol confusion

WDDTY replies: Our apologies for the over-sight

FEATURE Body scans: a bombshell

* An infrared scanner converts the infrared radiation emitted from the skin to electrical impulses that are visualised in colour on a monitor

FEATURE Body scans: a bombshell

* DITI has a high sensitivity for the early detection of changes in blood vessels, nerves and bones

FEATURE Metronidazole

One case of a young woman with Crohn's disease reported the development of a debilitating peripheral neuropathy on taking metronidazole (2000 mg/day) for 50 days

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