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    Issue 223...December 2011/January 2012....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Another cholesterol paradox?
    Alcohol and risk of breast cancer - the last word?
    New analysis of flu vaccine studies
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Risk of blood clots associated with drospirenone-containing birth control pills
    • FDA issues safety communication on fenofibrate
    • Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • New view of vitamin E trial failures
    References

    BOOK REVIEW
    Wheat Belly - Lose the wheat, lose the weight and find your path back to health
    by William Davis MD
    Rodale, New York, 2011
    Reviewed by William R Ware, PhD


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 222...November 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Absolute vs relative risk - Why patients should demand the absolute numbers
    Stimulant use in children up strongly
    Potential threat of DSM-V to children
    Latest attack on supplements
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Lifestyle factors and risk of new-onset diabetes
    • Radiation risks to interventional cardiologists and hormesis
    • Grape seed extract. An important anti-cancer supplement
    • An apple a day etc.
    • TV, video games and childhood development
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    Vitamin E and prostate cancer risk
    Is the ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy benign?
    PSA screening. What are the numbers needed to screen and treat to save a life?
    More on the prostate cancer screening debate
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in the news again
    Data concerning erectile function after prostate cancer therapy


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 221...October 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Coronary heart disease in diabetics - Are statins the answer?
    Intensive therapy for diabetics detected by screening
    Smoking and coronary heart disease risk. Men vs. women
    Red meat and risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women
    Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders
    Big Pharma. The cost of doing business
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW:  Botox for the Brain. The Brave New World of Neuroenhancers
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 220...September 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Zinc and the common cold. Finding an active and satisfactory lozenge
    The salt heart and stroke debate
    Autism and prenatal antidepressant use
    Antidepressants and risk of major congenital abnormalities
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Vitamin D and diabetes risk
    • Vitamin D and pancreatic function in pre-diabetics
    • Lifestyle and sudden cardiac death among women
    • Olive oil and stroke incidence
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    Testosterone, hypogonadism and the prostate
    Another testosterone and prostate cancer study
    Adverse events from testosterone therapy
    Coffee and prostate cancer risk and progression
    Supplements and risk reduction of prostate cancer
    References


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 219...July/August 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Does intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes make sense?
    Coffee and cancer
    Is chronic fatigue syndrome caused by a virus?
    Infant mortality and number of vaccine doses routinely given
    Zinc and the common cold
    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and blood-related cancer
    Risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding by adding aspirin to other drugs
    Omega-3 fatty acids and depression
    References

    BOOK REVIEWS
    • The Big Short. Inside the doomsday machine
      by Michael Lewis
      W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2010
    • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. The most baffling scientific mysteries of our time
      by Michael Brooks
      Anchor Canada - Random House, 2009
    • Deadly Spin. An insurance company insider speaks out on how corporate PR is killing health care and deceiving Americans
      by Wendell Potter
      Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2010
    • Hippocrates' Shadow, Secrets from the House of Medicine.
      What doctor's don't know, don't tell you, and how the truth can repair the patient-doctor breach.
      by David H. Newman, MD
      Simon and Schuster, New York, 2008
    • The World According to Monsanto. Pollution, corruption and the control of our food supply.
      by Marie-Monique Robin
      The New Press, New York, 2010

    Reviewed by William R. Ware, PhD

    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 218...June 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Diagnosis - What does it really mean?
    The inconvenient placebo
    Why vitamin and mineral intervention trials often fail
    Vitamin and mineral supplementation and the triage theory of Bruce Ames
    Hospitals can be very dangerous places
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    Combined therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    Androgen deprivation prior to radiotherapy for prostate cancer
    Treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer



    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 217...May 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Radiation hormesis (benefit) revisited
    New study on thyroid cancer incidence after Chernobyl
    Is there a crisis in modern psychiatry?
    Comorbidities in children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Elimination diet approach to treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Alcohol and cardiovascular disease
    Vitamin E and the risk in the elderly of developing Alzheimer's disease
    Fruit, vegetables and olive oil and the risk of coronary heart disease in women
    References




    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 216...April 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Radiation and cancer - What can we learn from Chernobyl?
    Triglycerides and stroke
    Insomnia among the elderly
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Berries and Parkinson's disease
    • Ibuprofen and Parkinson's disease
    • Salt and stroke risk
    • Rickets is on the rise in the UK
    • Vitamin D and cancer
    References

    THE PROSTATE MONITOR
    EDITORIAL

    PSA velocity and overdiagnosis
    PSA levels and risk of finding cancer at biopsy
    Screening and mortality
    References


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 215...March 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Magnesium and sudden cardiac death
    Bad news on sugar-sweetened beverages and diet soda
    Diagnosing diabetes or prediabetes - Not that simple after all
    Problems with identifying hypertension
    Cranberries, vitamin D and bladder infections
    Stomach acid suppression and pneumonia
    Antidepressants for hot flahes
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Pesticides and early childhood neurodevelopment
    • Roasting coffee beans enhances antioxidant content
    • Gastric reflux and esophageal cancer
    • Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis
    • Vitamin D and risk of viral co-infections in wheezing children
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW:  Brave New World of Psycho-Pharmacy and the Alternatives - Part 2
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.
    References


    THE AFIB REPORT

    Issue 214...February 2011....20th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Targeted cancer drugs, clinical trials and reality
    Off-label use of experimental cancer drugs
    U.S. Institute of Medicine takes a position on vitamin D
    Almonds and blood sugar control
    Latest on statins in primary prevention
    Circulating tumor cells
    NEWSBRIEFS
    • Preventing harm in hospitals - a still unsolved problem
    • What if one Airbus 380 crashed every day?
    • Fluoride in water linked to lower IQ in children
    • More good news regarding chocolate
    • Airway "tastebuds" - An answer to asthma and COPD?
    • It is just the cost of doing business
    References

    RESEARCH REVIEW:  Brave New World of Psycho-Pharmacy and the Alternatives - Part 1
          By William R. Ware, Ph.D.


    THE AFIB REPORT

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