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August 1994 (Vol. 5 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 1994 (Vol. 5 Issue 5)

This issue

FEATURE Mammograms

My doctor is pressing me to have mammograms every other year

FEATURE Concussion

Post-concussion syndrome is a common development after a car crash or any accident which involves so-called closed head injury

FEATURE Aids defining illnesses

AIDS is usually characterized by a number of "opportunistic" diseases, which can become active in a body whose immune system has been severely compromised

FEATURE Remoxipride - the side effects

In response to Vol 5 No 1 concerning the drug remoxipride, I was diagnosed as a manic depressive some 10 years ago and the drug was prescribed as a prophylactic measure, after lithium was found to be too toxic

FEATURE What, then, is aids?

If HIV isn't the cause of AIDS, what is? In Peter Duesberg's view, "25 previously known, and in part entirely unrelated diseases have been redefined as AIDS, provided they occur in the presence of HIV

FEATURE The kamikaze cell

As Duesberg and Eleopulos point out, HIV is one of some 100 to 150 latent retroviruses in humans, all with the same genetic structure

FEATURE HRT can seriously affect the immune system

Re Vol 4 Nos 9-11: In 1988, when I was 52 I was prescribed HRT (Cyclo-Progynova) for severe menopausal symptoms, including osteoporosis

FEATURE Estrogen overkill

There is a common misconception that at menopause, a woman no longer makes female hormones, that she has a deficiency disease, requiring estrogen replacement


Cardura (doxazosin mesylate) is among the growing list of alpha blockers being prescribed as a first line treatment of high blood pressure

FEATURE Case study: Alternative therapies for IBD

Despite having had ulcerative colitis for only 18 months, I have run a whole gamut of attempted cures and aids

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