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  • April 1, 2001
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    In a well-designed study, ipriflavone failed to prevent bone loss but produced lymphocytopenia among women at risk for osteoporosis. A review of published trials of garlic show that the agent...

  • March 1, 2001
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    Duration of symptoms of the common cold were reduced significantly when patients used a nasal gel containing zinc gluconate (Zicam—Gel Tech).

  • March 1, 2001
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    In a study conducted in France, powdered Harpagophytum procumbens (devil’s claw; Harpadol) proved effective in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and hip. In addition,...

  • February 1, 2001
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    Fundamental changes are needed in physicians’ and other health professionals’ approaches to patients, and integrative medicine goes much further than simply using herbs instead of...

  • February 1, 2001
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    Increased consumption of fish and higher intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce the risk of thrombotic strokes among middle-aged women, especially among those who do not use...

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