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August 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 5)

MagazineAugust 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 5)

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FEATURE Strained tendons of the wrist

Strained tendons of the wristQ I strained the tendons in my left wrist a year ago and my doctor diagnosed de Quervain's stenosing tenovaginitis

FEATURE Sunshine vitamin may prevent prostate cancer

Re 'Drugs for prostate cancer' (WDDTY vol 16 no 1, page 7), a recent study revealed that vitamin D could cut a man's risk of prostate by almost half

FEATURE Drug alert readers' alert: drug side-effects

After a prostate biopsy, I was told to take a course of six ciprofloxacin tablets

FEATURE Fractures

RDA for vitamin D is not enoughThe standard recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is insufficient for preventing fractures, concluded researchers at Harvard School of Public Health

FEATURE Psychiatric labelsif you eat bad, you act bad

Rule out any nutritional deficiencies or food sensitivities that may be manifesting as mental illness in your child - an unhealthy body often creates a sick mind

FEATURE Hypotension, or low blood pressure

Q I have read a lot about hypertension, but not much about hypotension, which my friend suffers from

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for . . . urinary incontinence

Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) can happen to anyone, but is more common in the elderly

FEATURE Asthma drugs and immune function.

Can you tell me whether there is any research evidence that the asthma medications montelukast and zafirlukast can affect immunity? I suspect that taking these drugs for four years has eroded my immune system to the point where a hypersensitivity to EMFs has developed

FEATURE Psychiatric labels

The growing 'grey' population may be raking in the cash for drug companies, but look at the other end of the age spectrum and you'll also see burgeoning trade

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