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May 1996 (Vol. 7 Issue 2)

MagazineMay 1996 (Vol. 7 Issue 2)

This issue

FEATURE Womb with a view

Regular readers may be surprised to see us publish an article from Caroline Richmond, the once avowed scourge of many aspects of alternative medicine and co-founder of Quackbusters

FEATURE Pulmicort

Not content with injecting live vaccines into the immature immune systems of babies, the medical authorities have recently approved the use of a steroid for tots just three months old

FEATURE Hysterectomy

Besides cesarean, hysterectomy is the most likely operation you'll face if you're a women, even though up to 90 per cent could be unnecessary

FEATURE Planting the first seeds

There probably isn't a single one of us here in Britain who isn't contemplating with horror the long term ramifications of the government's recent admission that the 10 cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD) were linked to BSE, or mad cow disease

FEATURE Fissure sealants

Q:My 6 year old daughter recently had her dental check up

FEATURE Triggers for BSE

In a documentary I saw, the suggestion was made that organo phasphate compounds can trigger BSE

FEATURE No definate link between mad cows disease and CJD

Thank you for your publication but I felt I must write to chide you about an article in the January 1996 issue (WDDTY vol 6 no 10)

FEATURE Case study: Genital Examination of children

I have been trying to figure out how to fight a standard medical procedure, the examination of the genitals of children during routine physical examinations, barring any obvious medical problems

FEATURE Vitiligo

This little understood disease causes progressive loss of normal pigment (melanin) in variously sized and shaped, white, smooth, sharply defined patches

FEATURE Asprin increases macular haemorrhage

On aspirin: in 1988, Dr J D Kingham published a report on macular hemorrhage and anticoagulants

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