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August 2001 (Vol. 12 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 2001 (Vol. 12 Issue 5)

This issue

FEATURE Sunbathing

The sunscreen industry would have you believe that all sun exposure is potentially dangerous

FEATURE Bad reaction to epilepsy drug

I read with interest your article on lamotrigine (WDDTY vol 11 no 12)

FEATURE At the hands of the butcher's knife

Seven years ago, my only medical problem was a prolapsed bladder

FEATURE On being a diamond hunter

Every so often, I'm reminded of why I do what I do

FEATURE Sunscreens - their benefits and hazards

Sunscreens usually work by using either a physical sun filter, such as talc, titanium oxide or zinc oxide, or chemicals containing active ingredients such as methoxycinnamate, p-aminobenzoic acid and benzophenone that absorb certain UV frequencies while allowing others to pass


* Pregnant women who eat large amounts of liquorice may be raising their risk of a preterm delivery

FEATURE Main types of skin cancer

Of the three main types of skin cancer, two of them basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are increasing in prevalence, but are almost entirely treatable

FEATURE Going after the vitamin lawmakers

Following your January article about the European food supplements directive, I wrote to my MEP Dr Caroline Lucas, and received the enclosed information

FEATURE Bladder infection and diverticulitis

I had a series of bladder infections about a year ago, which is unusual in men

FEATURE Bumetanide

Our health officials luxuriate in the idea that we have freedom of information about medicine

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