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September 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 6)

MagazineSeptember 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 6)

This issue

FEATURE Shaken babies should stir up an expos'e

In WDDTY vol 14 no 11, News, p 6, you reported on shaken baby syndrome and a possible link to the DPT vaccine

FEATURE Vitiligo: its symmetry suggests a cns cause

Re vitiligo (WDDTY vol 15 no 1), why is it usually so symmetrical? There must be a central cause, especially in the CNS, as I do not know how any other system can cause a symmetrical defect

FEATURE A brighter future - chicago style

One of the great movie characters of all time is Sean Connery's Oscar-winning performance as Jimmy Malone, the streetwise Chicago beat cop in The Untouchables, and whenever I'm in a David vs Goliath situation (as I often am), I reflect on how Malone and his ragtag band of 'untouchables' prevailed over the seemingly impregnable Chicago gangster Al Capone and his vast underworld machine

FEATURE From our readers

I was rushed into hospital with chest pains, and treated as a five-star patient with clot-busting drugs and diamorphine

FEATURE Health risks of radio signals

Once an expensive novelty, mobile phones are now considered a necessity

FEATURE Drug alert of the month

Beware of isotretinoin, the common retinoid drug used to treat severe acne

FEATURE Planning law: what are valid objections?

In the UK, only phone masts more than 15-m high require full planning permission; anything shorter can be erected anywhere with just local-authority approval

FEATURE How to protect yourself

Mobile-mast radiation is everywhere

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for . . . rhinitis

Rhinitis (constant runny nose) is the sixth most common chronic condition in the world (in the US, 10,000 children are absent every schoolday due to allergic rhinitis), yet the treatment for rhinitis, sinusitis or nasal polyps rates among medicine's great failures

FEATURE Mast emissions: a moveable feast

Most experts don't think of mobile-mast radiation as a problem, so you'd expect international regulations to be broadly in line with each other

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