Bell's palsy, mentioned as a problem a few bulletins back, can be caused by a virus. . .
Dr John Roberts, mentioned in the last issue as the dentist who follows the protocol laid down by Hal Huggins for removing root-canal fillings, removes a small section of the bone, but not the ligament as suggested by Huggins. . .
eye floaters, again mentioned in an earlier bulletin, can be caused by a misalignment of the spine, which needs adjusting. . .
Diet Coke and other similar drinks that contain aspartame could be the cause of obesity in our children, says one reader. . .
the problem of ticks just won't go away. You should 'unscrew' them as their heads burrow into the skin like a corkscrew. . .
syndrome X, mentioned last week, could be caused by an underactive thyroid, often passed on by the mother. Another possibility is toxicity in the environment, and especially from incinerators, a theory put forward by Dr Dick Van Steenis. . .
blepharitis, another condition mentioned a week or so back, may be caused by standard shampoo that contains all the usual nasties of sodium lauryl et al, according to research carried out at the University of Adelaide. . .
the comment from the Clipper spokesman about decaffeinated tea was interesting, but is the same true for Twinings decaffeinated tea? Don't know. Any Twinings spokesmen out there?. . .
eye problems can be helped by wearing pinhole glasses, says one reader, which are available from Trayner. . .
our article a few editions ago about soya and its potential health risks triggered a few comments that were thoughtful and scientific. Unfortunately, they were also very long. In summary, they felt the piece was biased (but it was supposed to be as it was putting the arguments against soya).