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June 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 3)

MagazineJune 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 3)

This issue

FEATURE Drug alerts - COX-2

Another anti-inflammatory bites the dustAnother COX-2 inhibitor has been shot down by the FDA

FEATURE So you think you need . . . a colostomy

With nearly 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK and over 130,000 in the US, colorectal cancer has risen up the ranks to become the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both countries

FEATURE Take transfer factor for fibromyalgia

Many thanks for your article on fibromyalgia (WDDTY vol 15 no 8)

FEATURE Bone density improved by following your advice bone density improved

Two years ago, I had a bone densitometry test, which showed osteoporosis in the left hip

FEATURE For 'processed', read 'adulterated'

I was fascinated to read the 'Health resolutions' put together by William Wolcott and Paul Chek (WDDTY no 15 no 10)

FEATURE Htmms drug linked to rare and fatal nerve infection ms drug linked to

Biogen Idec is suspending the marketing of its multiple-sclerosis drug Tysabri (natalizumab), following one confirmed and fatal case, and another confirmed case, of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients taking the monoclonal-antibody drug

FEATURE And surviving your stay there

Mounting concern over the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) crisis in UK hospitals hit a frenzied note recently after news of the superbug's latest victim hit the headlines

FEATURE Blood in the stools

, a 43-year-old homemaker from Bury in Lancashire, came to see me for some tests to detect possible early signs of malignancy in her gut

FEATURE The best alternative treatment for . . . stopping smoking

Each year, around 120,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking-related illnesses

FEATURE Amitral valve prolapse mitral valve prolapse

Q In 2001, my doctor told me that I suffered from mitral-valve prolapse (MVP), and that this heart abnormality was behind the atrial fibrillation with which I had been diagnosed two years earlier

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