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November 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 8)

MagazineNovember 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 8)

This issue

FEATURE Q&a sebaceous cysts

Doctors fail to make the connection between cysts on the face and pituitary imbalances, according to our panel member, naturopath Dr Harald Gaier

FEATURE Epilepsy and diet

As a group leader of the Hyperactive Children's Support Group, I have encountered a few cases where epilepsy was also present, and one of the 'side-effects' of selecting a suitable diet for calming the hyperactivity was the disappearance of the epilepsy

FEATURE Prostate surgery

Despite its universal adoption as standard practice, prostate surgery has not been proven safe or effective by the 'gold standard' of a clinical trial

FEATURE Hypothyroidism

Causes of an underactive thyroid

FEATURE Booster vaccine: one jab too many?

The drug will be marketed as Boostrix by GlaxoSmithKline and indicated for use as a single booster dose to adolescents aged 10 to 18 years

FEATURE Radiation: it's worse than you were told

A major new study, which has involved more than 407,000 workers in the nuclear industry, provides a new clue

FEATURE Q&a tinnitus and syringing

The idea of a link between inadequate vitamin A and hearing disorders was initially treated with suspicion, reflected by its being confined to animal studies and observations

FEATURE Preventing hives

* If a hives condition is present, there could be an allergen causing it

FEATURE Femoral fractures: pins better than casts

A recent study has revealed that pins are more effective than casts in healing fractures of the femur in children

FEATURE Accutane, the acne drug

* Intracranial hypertension, or high cerebrospinal-fluid pressure (Am J Ther, 2004; 11: 507-16)

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