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September 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 6)

MagazineSeptember 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 6)

This issue

FEATURE Health risks put a halt to hrt trial

A major HRT trial in the US has been halted because the combination of conjugated equine oestrogen (0

FEATURE Blood pressure: eat more fruit and veg

Consuming lots of fruit and vegetables can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, say British researchers

FEATURE The terminator illness

Doctors sell prostate cancer patients on surgery as the only way to treat the disease once and for all, but evidence is mounting that, in a high percentage of surgery cases, the cancer soon comes back

FEATURE The hard statistics

Prostate cancer seems to be ultimately unavoidable

FEATURE Probiotics may prevent diarrhoea due to antibiotics

The probiotics Lactobacillus and Saccharomyces boulardii (a yeast) are better than placebo in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, according to a recent meta-analysis

FEATURE I've stopped taking hrt for osteoporosis

I was so impressed with your article on HRT (WDDTY vol 13 no 2) that I took it along to show a private specialist I was consulting about HRT (I have osteoporosis, or so they say, and have been on HRT for eight years)

FEATURE Anal fissures

Q I've been experiencing pain after going to the toilet, and I've also noticed blood on the toilet paper

FEATURE It's the way he would have wanted to go

Modern medicine has presented another challenge to the Death with Dignity school

FEATURE Zonegran

As we delve deeper into the mysterious world of prescription drugs and drug approval, we keep coming up with questions that begin with 'How come

FEATURE The synergy of pc-spes

How does PC-Spes work? A number of laboratories have tackled the problem, testing the herbal formula on prostate cancer cell cultures and mice

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