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1998 MEDICAL UPDATES
Studies from throughout the world that can help you live longer

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December 98
Table Of Contents

  1. Secondhand smoke, antioxidants
  2. Cloning May Fight Parkinson's
  3. Antioxidants Fight Diabetes Complications
  4. Cataract Surgery Linked To Vision Loss
  5. 'Sticky' Blood Linked To Heart Disease
  6. Insulin, Estrogen Linked With Breast Cancer
  7. Dopamine-Glutamate Interactions in The Basal Ganglia
  8. Parkinson's update
  9. Antioxidants in the Brain
  10. Warfarin in Metastatic Breast Cancer
  11. High Soy Intake, Decreased Estrogen
  12. Vitamin E vs. Viral Hepatitis C
  13. NAC and Fruit Fly Life Span
  14. Cardiac Arrest Drug and Brain Damage


November 98
Table Of Contents

  1. Gene found in half of colon tumors
  2. Enzyme protects against aging
  3. Nicotine promising for Parkinson's
  4. Heavy lifting dries out vertebral disks
  5. 'Naked DNA' effective against arthritis
  6. Ovaries may require testosterone
  7. Expert says olestra linked to disease
  8. RNA fights brain tumors in rats
  9. Smokers unaware of cervical cancer risk
  10. Plasma viscosity indicates cardiac risk

October 1998
Table Of Contents

  1. Controlling iron absorption
  2. Boosting cardiac output
  3. NAC inhibits nitric oxide induction
  4. NAC reduces lung injury
  5. Curcumin inhibits kidney cell injury
  6. Antioxidant compounds in broccoli
  7. Pycnogenol enhances antioxidant defenses
  8. Dietary fish oil increases survival
  9. Smoking, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease
  10. Mammography benefits women under 50
  11. RNA fights brain tumors in rats


September 98
Table Of Contents

  1. Genistein, vascular disease and atherosclerosis
  2. Genistein inhibits bone loss
  3. Vitamin C in mammals
  4. Vitamin C vs. newborn malformation
  5. Diminished GH secretion in aging humans
  6. Sunscreen infredients cause DNA damage
  7. Ginkgo extract prevents mitochondrial aging


August 98
Table Of Contents

  1. Colon cancer in aged primates
  2. Aging and the brain: A new frontier
  3. Folic acid and memory improvement
  4. Mechanism and prevention of Alzheimer's disease
  5. Effect of GH on bone metabolism
  6. Approaches to the prevention and control of skin cancer
  7. Alcohol's effect on the blood
  8. Diet and the prevention of cancer
  9. Antioxidative effect of melatonin in the brain oxidative stress induced by adriamycin
  10. Green tea induces cancer cell death
  11. Adsorption of mutagens to chlorophyllin-chitosan, an insoluble form of chlorophyllin
  12. Dietary fatty acids and prostate cancer
  13. Prevention of photoimmunosuppression and photocarcinogenesis by topical nicotinamide
  14. Dietary change as a strategy for preventing cancer
  15. Do nutritional supplements lower the risk of stroke or hypertension?
  16. Antioxidative effect of melatonin in the brain oxidative stress induced by adriamycin
  17. Green tea induces cancer cell death
  18. Adsorption of mutagens to chlorophyllin-chitosan, an insoluble form of chlorophyllin
  19. Dietary fatty acids and prostate cancer
  20. Prevention of photoimmunosuppression and photocarcinogenesis by topical nicotinamide


June 1998
Table Of Contents

  1. Cardiovascular Dangers of Iron
  2. Curcumin vs. Atherosclerosis
  3. Curcumin Lowers Cholesterol
  4. Glutathione, Oxidative Stress and Aging
  5. Tretinoin/Retinol vs. Bladder Cancer
  6. Vitamin D3 and Cancer
  7. N-acetyl-L-cysteine Protects Against Gastritis
  8. DHEA Acts As Antioxidant
  9. Fish Oil Suppresses Tumor Growth
  10. Fish Oil and Insulin Resistance


May, 1998
Table Of Contents

  1. NAC Improves Pulmonary Function
  2. Soy products, ginseng slow the growth of breast-cancer cells
  3. Heart Disease Deaths, Costs, On Rise
  4. Hyperhomocysteinemia Linked To Microvascular Complications In Diabetics
  5. Monounsaturated Fats Cut Breast Cancer Risk
  6. Vitamins C, E Protect against Sunburn
  7. Kidney Failure Common after Heart Surgery
  8. High Triglycerides Risk For Heart Attack
  9. Effects of garlic on human prostate carcinoma
  10. Effect of Bromocriptine (Parlodel) on rat prostate
  11. Vitamin C enhances Natural Killer Cell activity
  12. Dietary flavonoids and the risk of cancer
  13. Deprenyl's effects on behavior and brain function