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October 1995 (Vol. 6 Issue 7)

MagazineOctober 1995 (Vol. 6 Issue 7)

This issue

FEATURE Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is the new name given to what used to be called fibrositis, a condition where the patient has tight and tender spots in his muscles and also bundles of muscle that feel like cords running through surrounding relaxed muscle

FEATURE Short takes

* About a quarter of all first-time births in the US are delivered by cesarean section

FEATURE Natural anti-depressants

In order to understand why depression happens, it's necessary to understand a little about how the brain works

FEATURE The side effects of steroids for prostate cancer

In the second to last paragraph of Clive Couldwell's article on prostate cancer (WDDTY vol 6 no 4), he refers to "potential" side effects, including osteoporosis, of steroids

FEATURE Cystitis

Q:About two years ago, at the age of 26, my (Japanese) wife suddenly started to feel acute pain when urinating

FEATURE Borrled water worse than tap water

In your story on pesticides (WDDTY) vol 6 no 3, Tuula Tuormaa advises readers to filter their water or "even better, drink bottled water, which is produced by a reputable manufacturer"

FEATURE Urinary incontinence

Q:I would be grateful for any help and advice you could offer with regard to an unstable bladder

FEATURE Medical Mistakes and mishaps

The attached article is self-explanatory

FEATURE Do screening programmes influence Cancer mortality?

Doctors tend to visualize many diseases as a little army that starts small, enlisting, at most, a soldier or two

FEATURE Desmopressin

Desmopressin is the generic name for a nasal spray designed to stop bedwetting

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