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March 1996 (Vol. 6 Issue 12)

MagazineMarch 1996 (Vol. 6 Issue 12)

This issue

FEATURE The side effects of natural progesterones

Dear WDDTY: I am a registered medical herbalist and have been consulted about the use of progesterone

FEATURE Boosting your melatonin naturally

As an alternative to taking melatonin supplements, it is possible to stimulate the body's natural production of melatonin through diet and exercise

FEATURE Short takes

* One of the few good reasons for circumcizing newly born boys in the US is that it supposedly offers protection against penis cancer

FEATURE Serevent

"I sleep well" is the headline used to market Allen & Hanburys' anti-asthma inhaler Serevent

FEATURE High fat healing

In the last five years it has become virtual dogma that a low fat diet is a healthy diet

FEATURE Benign breast lumps

Fibrocystic breast disease, also known as cystic mastitis or fibroadenoma, is not only common, but also worrying

FEATURE Case study: Risks of Primulot Depot and pimulot to pregnancy

The fourth time that I became pregnant in 1976, my gynecologist put me on a course of treatment of Primulot Depot 250 mgs, injected intramuscularly for about 12 weeks

FEATURE Magic bullets

Every so often a magic bullet comes along which promises to transform our health in a single pill, and so we grab it with both hands and ask all the hard questions later

FEATURE Breast ultrasound

I have lumpy breasts, but I am loathe to have a mammogram because of doubts about its safety and accuracy

FEATURE Melatonin

Miracle or mayhem? A lot depends on the dose, but there's little medical evidence to support the outrageous claims being made for its powers in humans

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