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July 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4)

MagazineJuly 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4)

This issue

FEATURE D for diabetes

An exciting new study has found that vitamin D might protect against diabetes, which now affects more than 220 million people worldwide

FEATURE Life after antibiotics

The test results from the hospital's laboratory were worse than the doctors had even dared to fear

FEATURE $2bn pay-outs say vaccines are not safe

Are childhood vaccines safe? According to our health authorities, the answer is an emphatic yes

FEATURE The hair-raising hazards of hair-straightening

If you're not blessed with naturally straight, silky-smooth locks, you may have been tempted by the Brazilian-style, long-lasting chemical hair-straightening treatments now on offer in hair salons worldwide

FEATURE Avoiding traveller's thrombosis

Although it's been called the 'economy-class syndrome', deep vein thrombosis (DVT)-when a blood clot develops in one of the deep veins of the body-is a genuine threat to anyone travelling on a long-haul flight

FEATURE A high-fat lie

Every year, we spend around $26 billion on statin drugs and at least double that amount on low-fat foods, spreads and drinks-including margarine and milk-to reduce levels of the 'bad' artery-clogging LDL cholesterol

FEATURE Polarity therapy

A little-known energy-healing technique called polarity therapy (PT) could be the answer to cancer-related fatigue, the most common side-effect of cancer and its treatment, according to a new study

FEATURE Is my baby autistic?

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refer to a range of psychological conditions characterized by widespread abnormalities of social interactions and communication, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviour (World Health Organization

FEATURE Neti pots: sinus-soothers or just plain potty?

Thanks to an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the neti pot-a device used to flush out the nasal passages-has become a hugely popular alternative remedy for treating sinus problems

FEATURE Increasing the odds of pregnancy

Getting pregnant may be easy, but some couples find it hard to conceive for various reasons, such as an insufficient sperm count

FEATURE GM foods are poison, say biologists

GMOs (genetically modified organisms)-which may soon be available in meat throughout Europe follow-ing 'back-door' pressure from the US-could cause kidney and liver poisoning, leading biologists have revealed

FEATURE Sing for your health

There's good news for those of us who love to sing

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