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August 1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 1998 (Vol. 9 Issue 5)

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* Cyclosporin, an immunosuppressant, and thiotepa, a drug used to treat lymphomas and ovarian and breast cancer, have been classified as human carcinogens, or causes of cancer

FEATURE What are the causes of gout?

I am trying to find out more about gout, and wondered if WDDTY could help me

FEATURE Ten drugs to avoid whenever possible

This wonder drug whose side effects are now being uncovered

FEATURE 10 things doctors say (and what they really mean)

We don't know how it works, but it works

FEATURE 10 tips for a healthy lifestyle

Choose a reasonably vigorous exercise programme you love and stick with it regularly

FEATURE The top 10 medical myths

Lowering your blood cholesterol levels will prevent heart disease

FEATURE Gum disease

Subgingival plaque the forerunner of a variety of periodontal diseases is caused by certain anaerobes

FEATURE Still shouting loudly

Welcome to the 100th issue of What Doctors Don't Tell You

FEATURE A hard pill to swallow

In a recent issue you have a rather favourable article on Fosamax


Editor's note: Every month we receive dozens of thank yous from readers about how information in our newsletter has helped them or, in the case of practitioners, their patients

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