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January 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 10)

MagazineJanuary 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 10)

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FEATURE Elective surgery beta-blocker shocker

Nevertheless, regardless of the type, beta-blockers in general bring their own set of problems to the table

FEATURE Angiotensin-ii blockers: no better for your heart

However, recent studies have uncovered some worrying problems with ARBs

FEATURE Tinnitus expert not heard

WDDTY replies: We apologise for the oversight

FEATURE Tinnitus expert not heard

WDDTY replies: We apologise for the oversight

FEATURE Avian flu: strictly for the birds

W e are all in the grip of avian-flu hysteria

FEATURE News antipsychotics

Earlier published studies had revealed that the drugs increased the risk of stroke and heart problems; yet, despite this downside, they were still considered to be far safer than conventional antipsychotics

FEATURE Efas sorted my cholesterol

To bring the numbers down, my forward-thinking doctor put me on the Super GLA/DHA essential fatty acid supplement by Life Extension Foundation

FEATURE Avian flu: strictly for the birds

W e are all in the grip of avian-flu hysteria

FEATURE Angiotensin-ii blockers further side-effects

- liver failure- allergic reactions- a decrease in white blood cells- headache- drowsiness- diarrhoea- abnormal taste sensation (salty or metallic taste)- skin rash- cough (though less frequently than with ACE inhibitors)

FEATURE News fluoride

In their turn, the health authorities have been urged by chief dental officer Professor Raman Bedi to fluoridate their water, and the new law provides a "realistic option" of doing so, he says

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