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January 1997 (Vol. 7 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 1997 (Vol. 7 Issue 10)

This issue

FEATURE The coil: hidden dangers

Q:I have heard that there is a new intrauterine device on the market which does not have any of the copper attachments of the older version on it

FEATURE Is there a link between vasectomy and cancer?

Q:My husband and I are contemplating vasectomy as a form of contraception

FEATURE Herpes simplex

Herpes simplex is best known for the recurrent appearance of bothersome cluster(s) of tiny fluid filled blisters around the mouth, eyes or nostrils, and a stinging, burning sensation

FEATURE Plaquenil

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is an antimalarial drug that's also supposed to be effective against lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and skin problems caused by the sun

FEATURE The allergy connection

Much of the evidence relating food allergies to lupus is anecdotal

FEATURE Struck off for home birth

Just under a year ago, our GP struck us off

FEATURE In defence of omega-6 fatty acids

The article on linoleic acid left me deeply concerned as I believe it possibly leads readers to believe there is an inherent danger in omega-6 fats

FEATURE Don't pass up the sodium

I read your article on thyroid (vol 7 no 7) and would like you to clarify to your readers that the "sodium" in question that you constantly refer to, is, in fact, sodium chloride

FEATURE The fluoride connection

One of the most interesting connections with lupus is its link with fluoride over consumption

FEATURE Lupus erythematosus

Forty years ago, if you were diagnosed as having lupus, otherwise known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the prognosis would not have been good

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