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September 1995 (Vol. 6 Issue 6)

MagazineSeptember 1995 (Vol. 6 Issue 6)

This issue

FEATURE Asprin article not giving clear picture

The article "No evidence for aspirin treatment", published in the January 1995 issue of WDDTY (vol 5 no 11) provides biased information by stating that the "widespread use of aspirin to prevent strokes is not supported by any scientific evidence and should be stopped

FEATURE Drugs for ms

Q:My neurologist has recently prescribed the drugs baclofen and

FEATURE Bell's palsy

Q:Are there any effective treatments or remedies I could employ to prevent a recurrence of two attacks of Bell's palsy I have suffered in the past two years?

FEATURE berberis tincture and berberin

Dr Len McEwen refers to the use of berberis tincture and then to the use of berberin as if they were in fact the same substance (WDDTY vol 5 no 12)

FEATURE Slimming

Dieting not only can make you fat it can also kill you, or make you ill

FEATURE The safe and effective way to diet

"Losing weight isn't about depriving yourself of food," says dietary therapiest Dr Martin Hum

FEATURE Dexedrine

Parents who wonder just what illicit use of drugs can do to their children need only to cast an eye across the adverse reactions to Dexedrine to get the picture

FEATURE Links between IVF drugs and Cancer

Having just read vol 6 no 4, I would recommend Living Laboratories, written by Dr Robyn Rowland (ISBN No 0413 455211), a university professor in Australia

FEATURE Case study: Problems with removing the contraception Norplant

When my husband and I decided not to have any more children, we agreed to have a Norplant fitted under the skin of my arm by my family doctor

FEATURE Drugs for weight loss

Medicine peddles two types of drugs to help us lose weight: amphetamines and drugs which act on the central nervous system as appetite suppressants

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