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February 1993 (Vol. 3 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 1993 (Vol. 3 Issue 11)

This issue

FEATURE The mammogram myth

How all our massive screening efforts for breast cancer can cause the very disease they are intended to detect

FEATURE Diabetes - where's the evidence to support alternative treatments?

Q:I was interested to read your articles on diabetes in WDDTY vol 3 No 7, though I certainly cannot agree with some of the content

FEATURE Short takes

* At least eight cases of sexual dysfunction have been reported in patients taking gemfibrozil, a cholesterol lowering drug

FEATURE Elective by force

Caesarean rates in this country have multiplied five times in the last 20 years, yet foetal survival rates have not seen a corresponding increase

FEATURE Warfarin - can it cause miscarrige when given in pregnancy?

Q:Our baby was pronounced dead in utero on 27 December 1991, at 28 weeks gestation

FEATURE The informed mammogram

Make sure your doctor knows that just because you don't want a mammogram, it doesn't mean you don't want your breasts checked

FEATURE An ounce of prevention

The well respected Bristol Cancer Help Centre recommends a range of nutritional supplements

FEATURE Case study:Asthma and depression

It was a revelation to learn from your article on asthma (Vol 3 No 8) that "steroids can also cause serious mood changes, symptoms of schizophrenia or manic depression, possibly glaucoma"

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