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April 1994 (Vol. 5 Issue 1)

MagazineApril 1994 (Vol. 5 Issue 1)

This issue

FEATURE Chinese medicine to treat colitis and crohn's disease

I treat colitis and Crohn's disease with traditional Chinese medicine usually combining acupuncture and diet

FEATURE Keeping your guard up

Last autumn, I felt generally under the weather, as did my husband and daughter

FEATURE Case study: Risks of Keyhole surgery

In August 1991 I underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder via keyhole surgery) and shortly afterward experienced pain on walking

FEATURE Pain relief

Reflexology is based on the principle that by massaging one area of the body, you stimulate a reaction, or "reflex" in another, corresponding part of the body

FEATURE Nifedipine

Nifedipine is a heart drug, marketed as Adalat by Bayer in the UK (Miles in the US), and as Procardia and XL by Pfizer in the US

FEATURE Hormones for prostate

Q:A sample from my prostate was pronounced "benign tumour" at an early stage and I have been prescribed 3

FEATURE First, do nothing

This story begins with a verruca, which belonged to my daughter, Frances, six years old and a frequenter of swimming pools

FEATURE Prostate cancer

Q:My husband, who is 63, was told several months ago that he had prostate cancer

FEATURE Sudden Unexplained Death

I read with sympathy the letter from your readers concerning the death of their son, Ian, who was mentally handicapped and had epilepsy (WDDTY vol 4 no 7)

FEATURE Keyhole surgery

Surgeons are rushing in to try their hand at minimally invasive operations without proper training or understanding of when they are appropriate

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