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February 2004 (Vol. 14 Issue 11)

MagazineFebruary 2004 (Vol. 14 Issue 11)

This issue

FEATURE Chlorine on tap: don't drink it

Chlorine is regularly used in our public water supply to combat infectious waterborne diseases, but it may be doing more harm than good

FEATURE Natural ways to avoid riding the antidepressant highways

Many things can trigger depression

FEATURE A children's health scandal exposed

Children as young as two are being prescribed powerful mood-changing drugs such as Prozac and other antidepressants

FEATURE Tinnitus and bladder prolapse

Q I have read that aspirin can cause tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ears)

FEATURE Mammography

As breast cancer rates continue to spiral upward (to 185,000 women in the US and 28,000 women in the UK every year), the pressure is on for women, particularly those over 40, to have regular mammograms

FEATURE How diet can lead to depression

Drug treatment for depression usually focuses on 'normalising' serotonin

FEATURE Supplements, not drugs

Many depressed people get a boost from taking extra nutrients, such as tyrosine, tryptophan, methionine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e), DHEA, acetylcarnitine, vitamin C, gamma- and alpha-linolenic acid, calcium, magnesium, lithium and zinc

FEATURE Steroids for polymyalgia

I was diagnosed in April last year with polymyalgia


The drugs regulators, those sentinels at the gate who ensure our safety from dangerous prescription drugs, can sometimes be slow to act

FEATURE Steroids for polymyalgia

Didronel PMO (etidronate) is specifically licensed to treat Paget's disease, a serious bone-thinning condition

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