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February 1991 (Vol. 1 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 1991 (Vol. 1 Issue 11)

This issue

FEATURE Potassium supplements could lower blood pressure

It's official: taking potassium supplements will lower your blood pressure if you have mild hypertension

FEATURE The effects of Lead on cognitive function in children

Early exposure to lead, whether in utero or as a young child, may cause lasting harm in a child's cognitive (brain) development

FEATURE See you in court, doctor

As readers of WDDTY are only too well aware, doctors in the main don't like to be challenged, and they certainly don't like admitting their mistakes

FEATURE Prescriptive payoffs

Doctors prescribing vitamins from Lamberts for a variety of illnesses have been receiving 'royalties' whenever patients phone in ordering the supplements

FEATURE What the courts are awarding

A woman attended the casualty department of her local hospital with a lacerated ankle after putting her foot through a plate glass window

FEATURE Prescriptive payoffs

Doctors prescribing vitamins from Lamberts for a variety of illnesses have been receiving 'royalties' whenever patients phone in ordering the supplements

FEATURE Recommended Reading

TITLE: The World of the NewbornAUTHORS: D & C MaurerPUBLISHER PenguinPRICE: lb6

FEATURE Steroids do not help throat injuries caused by acid

Children who have sustained throat injuries from swallowing lye or acid do not benefit from taking steroids, the usual treatment of choice

FEATURE See you in court, doctor

As readers of WDDTY are only too well aware, doctors in the main don't like to be challenged, and they certainly don't like admitting their mistakes

FEATURE MRI will not diagnose prostate cancer

Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are not sensitive nor accurate enough technologies to diagnose early cancer of the prostate

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