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January 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10)

This issue

FEATURE The wrong medicines

When prescribing for the elderly, 'start low and go slow' is the golden rule

FEATURE Try colloidal silver to treat keratoses

At the end of your report on solar keratoses (WDDTY vol 15 no 3), you remind us of the reader who cured basal cell carcinoma with aloe vera

FEATURE Drugs for arthritis

The COX-2 inhibitors are not the only arthritis drugs under scrutiny at the moment

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a gallbladder operation

* Have your cholesterol checked and switch to a low-cholesterol diet, if necessary, to avoid gallstone development

FEATURE Remove cyst as a just-in-case measure

I read with interest the e-mail from Sue about a ganglion cyst on her wrist (WDDTY vol 15 no 7), and was very glad to hear that she went to see a consultant

FEATURE Nano-cosmetics

Q Can you investigate what nanoparticles in cosmetic products might be doing to our health? Should we avoid using them and, if so, why? - RW, via e-mail

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a gallbladder operation

* If you do opt for keyhole surgery, make sure the surgeon is very experienced and that the hospital performs these operations on a regular basis

FEATURE Just say no to drug combos

Most of us believe that, as we get older, we're going to suffer increasing disability and illness, and medicine convinces us that it's just a natural part of ageing

FEATURE Wonder drug (no 1725) takes a bow

The world's media has been buzzing with the news of a new wonder drug that combats obesity

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