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May 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 2)

MagazineMay 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 2)

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FEATURE Let them get dirty

Children exposed to pets, viruses and dust (Clin Exp Allergy, 1999; 29: 611-7; BMJ, 2001; 322: 390-5; Lancet, 2000; 35: 1680-3) at an early age have less asthma as they get older

FEATURE Venting spleen over ventolin

Many doctors, when prescribing drugs, routinely fail to check the manufacturer's printed material on potential side-effects

FEATURE Vasectomy and cancer

Q I had a vasectomy 19 years ago when I was 30, but I'm now beginning to worry about the prostate cancer connection

FEATURE Alternative to drugs: glucosamine for arthritis

Some observers believe that arthritis may be the result of abnormal glucosamine metabolism

FEATURE Alternatives for arthritis symptoms: nutritional help for arthritis sufferers

Although many doctors still don't believe it, studies show that changing your diet can help alleviate arthritic symptoms (Lancet, 1986; i: 236-8)

FEATURE It's only bad in parts

Drug manufacturers very much work according to the maxim of 'Waste not, want not'

FEATURE I lost my sight after flu jab

On the 7th October 2002, I had a flu jab at the local nursery

FEATURE Venting spleen over ventolin

I am 69, and have used Ventolin for many years for seasonal asthma, which occurs from the end of June to mid-September year after year

FEATURE You are what you eat (and breathe)

We now know more than ever about how to prevent asthma and how to keep attacks to a minimum

FEATURE Please give credit where credit is due

Your report on diabetes (WDDTY vol 13 no 12) was useful and timely, and a valuable aid for ongoing client education on the correlation between food intake and wellbeing

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