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August 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 5)

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Virtually no drug is licensed for use by the young, so a warning from a UK drugs watchdog about the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine) is perplexing

FEATURE When the solution makes the problem worse

It is the second most common neurological disorder after stroke - affecting one in 2000 people

FEATURE A boycott will knock health shops off the fence

Holland & Barrett are not alone in the 'let's-sit-on-the-fence' brigade

FEATURE What else sets off seizures

The actual causes of seizures are still relatively unknown

FEATURE We need more magnesium, not more calcium

Re WDDTY vol 14 no 3, while it is true that calcium and magnesium are both needed by humans in a ratio of 2:1 (as found in plant foods), there is much more to be said on this subject

FEATURE Eyedrops for glaucoma

Eyedrops are often considered a benign treatment, and their side-effects on the rest of the body are vastly underappreciated

FEATURE Drug and vitamin interactions

The recent attack by UK health authorities on vitamin and mineral supplements was astonishing largely because of the flimsiness of the evidence of so-called dangers

FEATURE Go for the three gs

Three herbal remedies can help you prevent a stroke

FEATURE Doctors doctor our medical notes

The invitation to WDDTY readers to record their drug side-effects on your special website draws attention to the fact that thousands of patients are unable to do so

FEATURE So what's the alternative to metal in the mouth?

Re WDDTY vol 14 nos 2 and 3, I have read both Second Opinions on the ill-effects of dentistry

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