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October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7)

MagazineOctober 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7)

This issue

FEATURE Fluoride's fall guys

Local councils in the UK are being given new powers that will allow them to fluoridate their local public water supply-but they could face claims for damages if they go ahead

FEATURE The scandal of the aged

Dementia has been described as 'the long goodbye', and it's the disease that most of us fear over all others

FEATURE Canine arthritis

Up to a third of all dogs will suffer from some form of joint disease; among older dogs, the incidence skyrockets to 90 per cent

FEATURE Giardiasis

Thanks to changing EU legislation, herbal medicine may soon be out of reach for many of us

FEATURE Governments mislead women about breast-cancer screening

Women over the age of 50 are encouraged to have regular mammogram screening-but this advice is based on evidence that is 25 years old and which has since been proven wrong

FEATURE Functional flavourings

The herbs and spices we have in our kitchen cupboards may hold the key to good health, according to a flurry of recent studies

FEATURE Krill oil: more bounty from the sea

Krill oil is the fastest growing product in the omega-3 market, with reported sales of over $100 million last year

FEATURE World's most commonly used drugs cause kidney cancer

The drugs-also known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)-increase the risk of kidney cancer by 51 per cent, and the risk increases the longer you take them

FEATURE 70 per cent of antidepressant users aren't even depressed

And the doctors prescribing these drugs have had no training in psychiatric disorders, a shocking new study has revealed

FEATURE Healing heart flutters naturally

This common form of irregular heart rhythm arises when the atrioventric-ular (AV) node conducts impulses telling heart muscle to contract only intermittently and randomly

FEATURE Vegetarian diet helps protect against common bowel disease

Indeed, vegetarians are around a third less likely to develop the problem than are their meat-eating counterparts, a new study has discovered

FEATURE Newspaper deletes MMR-autism evidence

The evidence-posted on the newspaper's blog section-was deleted within minutes

FEATURE Vitamin C helps the asthmatic child, research confirms

2 g of vitamin C every day to an asthmatic child increases lung capacity by 37 per cent, researchers from Tanta University in Egypt have found

FEATURE Processed red meats identified as a major cause of diabetes

Eating just 50 g of processed meat every day-which is the equivalent of one sausage or two slices of bacon-increases your risk of developing diabetes by 51 per cent

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