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March 1995 (Vol. 5 Issue 12)

MagazineMarch 1995 (Vol. 5 Issue 12)

This issue

FEATURE Your truth or mine

Medicine enjoys a special position in society as one of the sciences

FEATURE The drug free solution

It has been shown that body weight is a major contributory factor to high blood pressure (BMJ, 1988; 297: 319-28) and that loss of weight lowers blood pressure (New Eng J Med, 1978; 298: 1-6)

FEATURE Kidney stones

Q:Although most of your articles are interesting and informative, I have found that the subject that concerns me kidney stones has received little attention, apart from one brief paragraph on the dangers of ultrasonic treatment

FEATURE No evidence natural progesterone supplementation is dangerous

Dr Ellen Grant (WDDTY vol 5 no 5) claims that natural progesterone supplementation is dangerous

FEATURE Roferon-a

Roferon-A is a neutron bomb of a drug designed to megablast the most pernicious of systemic conditions, but not necessarily to leave the patient standing

FEATURE Letting mothers lead

What do mothers want from midwives? Over the years, I have been privileged to listen to many mothers

FEATURE Alternatives

Q:Are there any alternative ways to treat or prevent kidney stones from recurring? D W, New Haven, Connecticut

FEATURE Case study: The side effects of steroid drug combinations

At age 29, I became seriously ill and was eventually diagnosed as suffering from asthma and a condition known as pulmonary eosinophilia

FEATURE Drugs that cause hypertension

Other kinds of drugs can also induce hypertension, even when used to treat a different condition

FEATURE Homeopathic vaccines

The concern expressed by many parents about the safety of vaccination in the wake of the recent British country-wide mass vaccination campaign against measles and rubella has raised the perennial question: just how effective are homeopathic "nosode"

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