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January 1995 (Vol. 5 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 1995 (Vol. 5 Issue 10)

This issue

FEATURE Short takes

* A woman was paralyzed after being given an epidural during labour at a hospital in Chichester, England

FEATURE Drugs that may cause diabetes

Cases of chemicals and drugs causing temporary or permanent insulin dependent diabetes are well documented in the medical literature

FEATURE Eye problems

People with eye problems consulting standard opthalmologists are generally told there is no solution other than drugs, surgery or glasses

FEATURE Letters to the editors

With reference to Harald Gaier's article on acupuncture and pain relief (vol 4 no 4), to use acupuncture as an analgesic, other than in surgical procedures, is generally incorrect usage unless accompanied by an attempt to cure the illness from which the pain is derived

FEATURE Possible drug connection

Diabetes has always been considered hereditary

FEATURE Bowel disease

Q:I have recently been discharged from hospital having had colitis and Crohn's disease diagnosed

FEATURE Letters to the editors

In response to your article on blood transfusions (WDDTY vol 5 no 4), in 1951, I became seriously anemic with hemolytic anemia and after six months of weekly blood transfusions, I eventually had my spleen removed to prevent further destruction of red blood cells

FEATURE After-jab exhaustion

Thousands of UK children are now being injected with the measles/rubella vaccine, regardless of previous immunizations and discounting any natural immunity acquired through having these diseases

FEATURE Septrin and bactrim

Q:I would like to tell you about a side effect I suffered when taking Septrin for cystitis a number of years ago

FEATURE Victimisation of the female patient

I was angry and concerned to read of the way in which the lady in your case study of the September issues of WDDTY (vol 5 no 5) was treated by her doctor

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