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Anti-vitamins studies flawed

The news reported in relation to two studies published in the December 9 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), stating "proof" that vitamins C and E do nothing to prevent heart disease or cancer, and selenium and vitamin E are also worthless against prostate cancer, is incorrect.

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Probiotics may help people taking antibiotics

Up to one in five people on antibiotics stop taking their full course of antibiotic therapy due to diarrhea. Physicians could help patients avoid this problem by prescribing probiotics, according to a study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University published in American Family Physician.

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38% of US adults use alternative medicine

A 2007 survey of more than 32,000 US adults confirms that the use of alternative therapies is here to stay. The results of the survey have, however, brought about the same old arguments from critics of alternative medicine.

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Can a magnetic connection cure pain?

Multiple conditions are said to be fought by manipulating the magnetic fields coursing through your body. Liver and kidney problems, back pain, and fibromyalgia are some of the major health concerns people look to magnets to solve.

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Taking on climate change at home

As Canada takes part in global climate change talks hosted by the United Nations, the Government of Canada says it is reinforcing its commitment to tackle climate change at home by taking aggressive action to achieve real, measurable results.

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Unwrapping healthy winter skin

Defend yourself and your loved ones by giving the gift of healthy skin this holiday season. Check out these gift ideas from practitioners of modern and alternative medicine - and the thoughts behind them.

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Antioxidants during cancer treatment?

Conflicting news headlines have many cancer patients confused about antioxidant use during treatment. Although some reports claim that supplements like vitamins E and C, beta-carotene and selenium increase the success of radiation and chemotherapy, additional research says otherwise.

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