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January 1998 (Vol. 8 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 1998 (Vol. 8 Issue 10)

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FEATURE Shorts

* The link between lowered thyroid function and depression is well established

FEATURE Anti-smoking treatments: dangerous and useless

Your article about the dangers involved in taking anti-smoking treatments (WDDTY, vol 8 no 6) is interesting if seen beside the report from the Office of National Statistics, Health in England 1996, promoted by the Health Education Authority

FEATURE Speaking up for snake oil

I was surprised to see you using snake oil as an example of ineffective treatment (in your flier for WDDTY's Cancer Handbook)

FEATURE Home-made help for restless legs . . .

Re: restless legs (WDDTY, vol 8 no 6)

FEATURE Living longer

Although none of us can escape the Grim Reaper, there is plenty we can do to delay his arrival

FEATURE Mother knew best

My third child was born in March this year

FEATURE The new soldiers of the cancer war

Several weeks ago we held our Surviving Cancer conference

FEATURE Ibd the emmotional connection

The role of emotional and psychological development in IBD has become increasingly relegated to the role of symptom rather than cause

FEATURE Let's hold a national flag day

Your article Waving the Flag (WDDTY, vol 8 no 7) about Food Labelling AGenda, [a consumer group campaigning for clear, comprehensive and meaningful labelling on food], was interesting

FEATURE Mycobacterium and seasonal variations in crohn's

Dr John Hermon-Taylor, the IBD researcher, noted that there are seasonal differences in the prevalence of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis which may explain why some sufferers of Crohn's experience variations in the severity of their symptoms depending on the time of year (Scand J Gastroenterol, 1996; 31: 79-82)

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