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February 2011 (Vol. 21 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 2011 (Vol. 21 Issue 11)

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FEATURE Beating the silent lady killer

The currently available screening tests for cancer of the ovaries do virtually nothing to reduce the overall death rate from the disease, according to a new study published in Cancer, the official journal of the American Cancer Society

FEATURE Male pattern baldness

Medical experts have recently warned that a top-selling anti-baldness drug can cause serious sex-related side-effects and, yet, there's no adequate warning on the label

FEATURE Was it ever the drugs?

A prescription drug is often tested against a placebo-a sugar pill with no medicinal qualities-to measure just how effective it really is

FEATURE Mercury falling

In the United States today, President Obama's lasting legacy in terms of health-care reform may be rather different from that which he had intended

FEATURE Hangover help?

Especially at this time of year, the Internet is awash with articles, adverts and testimonials claiming that milk thistle is the answer to the after-effects of alcohol overindulgence

FEATURE Colour my world

When I see some-thing that is coloured red, do you see the same red? Possibly not-and the difference could be a warning signal that I am not well, even if I'm not aware of having any health issues

FEATURE Healing sounds

In 1971, educational anthropologist Betsy Smith witnessed an improvement in her mentally retarded brother after he waded into the water with two young dolphins

FEATURE A juicy cure-all?

If the hype is to be believed, just about everyone can benefit from drinking pomegranate juice

FEATURE How to have healthy nails

In answer to many requests, here's my advice on how to maintain healthy nails, and what to do if a fungal infection has crept in under a nail (the most common cause of which is Trichophyton purpureum)

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