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ConditionsConditionsPeptic ulcers

Showing 1 to 10 of 18 entries

FEATURE Life after antibiotics

July 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 4) /

The test results from the hospital's laboratory were worse than the doctors had even dared to fear

FEATURE Death by aspirin

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) /

Aspirin is the ultimate lifestyle drug, and is seen as one of our great allies in warding off heart disease

FEATURE Drugs that relieve pain: The NSAIDs

June 2007 (Vol. 18 Issue 3) /

Medical studies have demonstrated that a pain-relieving drug - such asan NSAID (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug) or a COX-2 - can helpenormously, especially in cases of acute pain

FEATURE Digestive distress

July 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 4)

Q My husband is a healthy 57-year-old vegetarian, a regular exerciser, takes vitamin supplements and eats mostly organic food

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a gallbladder operation

January 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10) /

Many surgeons believe that some organs in the body really aren't necessary, so when things go wrong, they can be removed with no harm done

FEATURE Lariam

September 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6) /

Summer's here, and with many of you heading to some far-flung corner of the world, the Food and Drug Administration, America's drugs regulator, has conveniently issued a special warning about Lariam, the antimalarial drug

FEATURE A pandora's box of adverse effects

May 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 2) /

For years, non-specific anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) were the medications of choice for joint pain

FEATURE Nosebleed

December 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 9) /

Q My 59-year-old husband was prescribed Flixonase, an aqueous nasal spray for his asthma and sinus problems

NEWS Antibiotics are 'useless' against ulcer bug

September 1st 2002

Medicine has recognised the Helicobacter pylori bug as the cause of peptic ulcers - but is becoming increasingly powerless to treat it as its resistance to antibiotics rises

FEATURE Nsaids: not to be used for heart disease

April 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 1) /

It never rains but it pours and, this time, the deluge in the medical press covers the use of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NANSAIDs, both as a treatment for coronary heart disease (CHD) and as a cause of ulcers

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