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January 2004 (Vol. 14 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 2004 (Vol. 14 Issue 10)

This issue

FEATURE Bee healthy

Propolis - that gummy substance collected by bees from leaf buds and tree bark - may be helpful in preventing and shortening the duration of the common cold in both children (Rom J Virol, 1995; 46: 115-33) and adults (Otolaryngol Pol, 1989; 43: 180-4)

FEATURE Antifungals

Canesten AF spray is clotrimazole, a member of the imidazole family of antifungal drugs (known as Lotrimin or Mycelex in the US)

FEATURE Antipsychotic Drugs - Olanzapine

Q My wife and daughter were both put onto olanzapine (Zyprexa) last year, having been prescribed other antipsychotic drugs for 30 and 10 years, respectively

FEATURE Don't allow yourself to be a dental guinea pig

Scott Mumby's article (WDDTY vol 14 no 3, p 12), most people, myself included, don't like going near a dentist

FEATURE What to do instead

Contact Foresight before you want to get pregnant


Lustral (sertraline), or Zoloft, as it's sold in the US, is back in the news, but for all the wrong reasons

FEATURE When doctors just don't know

My sister has been treated for over five years at hospital for breast cancer

FEATURE Why push new drugs when there are safer alternatives?

Thanks for the Special Report on antihypertensives (WDDTY vol 14 no 8)

FEATURE Epilim - The risks

Q I am a healthy 60-year-old man

FEATURE Metal fatigue

It's assumed that we're either the result of nature or nurture

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