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    Issue 108...December 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Alternative cancer treatments
    Non-invasive test for atherosclerosis
    National Cancer Institute funds alternative therapy studies
    Hormone replacement therapy increases cardiovascular risk
    Mortality and blood pressure in older people
    Testosterone therapy helps angina patients
    Oxidative stress associated with cognitive decline
    Melatonin supplementation not warranted for CFS patients
    Appetite suppressants associated with stroke
    Older women may benefit from mammography
    Dialysis patients need vitamin E
    Adverse reactions to ma huang
    NEWSBRIEFS

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    Issue 107...November 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Vitamin C fights lung cancer
    Even low-dose aspirin may cause bleeding
    DHEA replacement therapy is safe
    Niacin reduces risk of blood clots
    Carrots and tomatoes protect against lung cancer
    Breast cancer surgery revisited
    Homocysteine: cause or effect?
    Lycopene and cancer
    Tamoxifen and endometrial cancer
    New recommended intakes for antioxidants
    Vitamin C a must for smokers
    Recommendations for prevention of heart disease
    St. John's wort found effective
    NEWSBRIEFS

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    Issue 106...October 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Clinical trial of homeopathy yields favourable results
    Spotlight on thiols
    Spontaneous conversion of lone atrial fibrillation
    Take vitamins and live longer
    Urinary incontinence linked to hysterectomy
    Acupuncture treatment for cocaine dependency
    Calcium: how much is enough?
    Sales of herbal medicines soar
    Prostate cancer: to treat or not to treat?
    Variables in calcium absorption
    Dental alloys affect cellular energy production
    Heart disease in women is preventable
    Surgery for Parkinson's disease?
    NEWSBRIEFS

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 105...September 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Alzheimer's disease is predictable
    Aspirin and heart disease
    Colostrum research intensifies
    Brain foods
    Vitamin C protects against cancer
    Aluminum in drinking water linked to Alzheimer's disease
    Vitamin C protects against second-hand smoke
    Aging and antioxidants
    Use of barium enemas questioned
    Genetic component of cancer
    Laxative may prevent colon cancer
    New stress buster: Enriched whey protein
    Glutamine and arginine help immune system
    NEWSBRIEFS

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    Issue 104...August 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Coffee helps prevent Parkinson's disease
    Diabetics benefit from high fiber diet
    An onion a day keeps lung cancer away
    Hormone replacement therapy and risk of surgery
    Vegetarian diet lowers homocysteine
    Beta-carotene and cancer
    Magnesium and heart surgery in children
    The many health benefits of coenzyme Q10
    Vitamin D deficiency in Australia
    Antidepressants and breast cancer
    Trigeminal neuralgia linked to amalgam fillings
    NEWSBRIEFS

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    Issue 103...July 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Acupuncture acts directly on the brain
    Eat your broccoli and avoid prostate cancer
    Vitamin C helps prevent diabetes
    Supplement recommendations for chronic fatigue syndrome
    Hormone replacement therapy increases risk of blood clots
    Helicobacter pylori and vitamin B12 deficiency
    Risk factors for gout
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT: Fish Oils: The Essential Nutrients

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    Issue 102...June 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Vitamin C helps prolong life
    High homocysteine level linked to poor pregnancy outcome
    High salt intake linked to cataracts
    Silica reduces aluminum levels
    Meningitis outbreak linked to mass vaccination
    Heart failure associated with low DHEA levels
    Antibiotics disturb intestinal flora
    Antidepressants - Why bother?
    Vitamin C prevents gallstones
    Vitamin D deficiency implicated in severe muscle disease
    Valsalva maneuver in atrial fibrillation
    Ginseng in prevention and treatment of diabetes
    NEWSBRIEFS
    BOOK REVIEW: Reclaiming Our Health

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    Issue 101...May 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Atherosclerosis and folic acid
    Successful treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome
    Mineral water: a highly effective source of calcium
    Vitamin B12 resolves shaky-leg syndrome
    Premature death linked to abnormal heart rate recovery
    Drug reaction involving calcium tablets
    Olive oil lowers blood pressure
    Chinese herb alleviates rheumatoid arthritis
    Low blood pressure linked to depression
    Vitamins protect against sunburn
    Congestive heart failure linked to use of painkillers
    Folate deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The AFIB REPORT

    Issue 100....April 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    SAMe - A promising new supplement
    Fish oils and rheumatoid arthritis
    Heart disease and high carbohydrate diets
    Heart transplant patients should avoid St. John's wort
    Estrogen replacement therapy does not halt Alzheimer's disease
    Antibiotics linked to breast cancer
    Older patients require lower doses of drugs
    Olestra may distort test results
    Important herb/drug interactions
    The many benefits of tea
    Complementary medicine in Australia
    New, quick, in-office test for Helicobacter pylori
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The AFIB REPORT

    Issue 99....March 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Does mammography screening really save lives?
    Vitamin E and heart disease - New findings
    B vitamins and atherosclerosis
    St. John's wort and depression
    Niacin treatment increases homocysteine levels
    Effects of prostatectomy can be devastating
    Fish oils relieve rheumatoid arthritis
    Creatine boosts physical performance
    Mammography and hormone replacement therapy
    Dietary risk factors for Parkinson's disease
    Is depression useful?
    Heart disease linked to viral infections
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The AFIB REPORT

    Issue 98....February 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Apple juice cure for gallstones
    Vitamin C combats hypertension
    Antioxidant emulsion cures scaly skin (ichthyosis)
    Gel alleviates symptoms of Raynaud's syndrome
    Antidepressants and NSAIDs - Caution advised
    Fish oils combat weight loss in cancer patients
    Vitamin C helps healing of wrist fractures
    Macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease - A common origin?
    Fish oils help prevent prostate cancer
    Vitamin E helps prevent lung cancer
    Proteins for a better sex life
    New cancer risk factor
    Long-term creatine supplementation is safe
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The AFIB REPORT

    Issue 97....January 2000....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Epstein-Barr virus implicated in breast cancer
    Iodine deficiency common in Australia
    Raynaud's phenomenon linked to homocysteine level
    Stomach complaints common among Canadians
    Prayer helps heart patients
    Melatonin facilitates tranquilizer withdrawal
    Testorone levels and prostate cancer
    Helicobacter pylori and iron-deficiency anemia
    Suicide and handgun ownership
    Homeopathy revisited
    Folates and cancer prevention
    GABA levels low in depression
    Painless blood glucose measurements
    Exercise combats effects of aging
    Simple measures to avoid heart attack
    NEWSBRIEFS

    The AFIB REPORT

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