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August 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 5)

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FEATURE Preventing prostate cancer

Preventing prostate cancerA number of dietary and lifestyle changes can help you avoid this disease or at least slow its progression

FEATURE Stress is good for you (and plants, too)

Recent research conducted by the University of Barcelona in Spain discovered thatorganic tomatoes contain higher levels of antioxidants in the form of phenolic compounds than do tomatoes grown with pesticides

FEATURE Hope for Huntington's

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disorder that causes the pro-gressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain

FEATURE Overdiagnosed: How medicine makes the healthy sick

The well are being harmed by medicine that is overdiag-nosing, detecting illnesses that aren't there and changing the boundaries of what illness is

FEATURE Childhood bed-wetting

Bed-wetting, or 'enuresis', is the involun-tary passing of urine at night or during sleep

FEATURE NAC:The great defender

4You might not have heard of N-acetylcysteine, or NAC, but it may well be one of the most important supplements on your health-shop's shelves

FEATURE Fucoidan: seaweed sugar

Fucoidan is a food fibre that makes fresh seaweed feel slimy

FEATURE Product focus: I3C: The anticancer compound

Several supplement manufacturers are now selling a product called indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound that has gained attention in scientific circles as a powerful anticancer agent

FEATURE Pet pot shots

If you've got a dog, it's likely that he was barely out of his carrier kennel before your vet insisted he be given his first jab

FEATURE More shots in the dark

Manufacturers of drugs for humans are obliged to test extensively for side-effects of drugs, and duly report every last side-effect they find

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