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NEWSStatins can trigger a shingles attack

May 7th 2019 in Drugs

Cholesterol-lowering statins can trigger an attack of shingles (herpes zoster). The drugs increase the risk of developing the painful viral infection—an...

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NEWSParents asked to report MMR side effects as part of new product info

October 19th 2016

Parents are being invited to contribute to the product information that will be issued with the MMR ...

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NEWSChickenpox vaccine can cause eye damage

January 27th 2016

The chickenpox vaccine can cause eye damage. It’s been linked to keratitis, an inflammation of the...

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NEWSTingling pains can be eased by chilli pepper ingredient

October 21st 2009 in Diabetes

Many of us suffer tingling pain and numbness in our extremities - and now researchers have discovere...

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NEWSVaccines: Now experts want to add another to the 13 we already give our children

September 12th 2007

Children in the UK may soon be offered another vaccination to add to the 13 they are already suppose...

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NEWSNeuralgia:

April 1st 1990

Lots of suggestions, too, for the reader who knows an 85-year-old man in constant pain from post-her...

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FEATUREVitamin C and the 'incurables'

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Diseases, Special Reports

Modern medicine retains a 19th-century view of infectious disease

Drugs that persist in the body image

FEATUREDrugs that persist in the body

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Drugs, Special Reports

Yes, because diclofenac is still in the body after 24 hours and, together with the antibiotic, it ca...

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FEATUREDrugs that persist in the body

October 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 7) in Drugs, Special Reports

What if yesterday you took a Voltarol (diclofenac) dispersible tablet to ease your joint pains and t...

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FEATUREZostavax

March 2010 (Vol. 20 Issue 12) in Respiratory, Special Reports

The new shingles vaccine about to bereleased in the US by Merck-the single-dose drug that is supposed to hal...

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FEATURELet the sunshine in

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Diabetes, Drugs, Special Reports

I have just returned from a mid-summer holiday in sunny South Africa, where I had almost constant ex...

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FEATUREThe sun in winter

February 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 11) in Diabetes

* The more sun as a child, the less your risk of multiple sclerosis (MS)

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FEATUREMe could be a reaction to the polio vaccine

May 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 2)

Re your article on ME (vol 14 no 12), I contracted the illness after an afternoon spent with two chi...

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FEATURECan statins cause shingles?

September 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6) in Drugs

Statins (HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors) are known to cause a form of muscle pain and weakness, liver ...

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FEATURECan statins cause shingles?

September 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 6)

My husband, 57, is a sensible weight, and follows a healthy diet - no fat - only fish, and organic f...

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FEATUREColumnist needled over advice for herpes zoster . . .

March 2003 (Vol. 13 Issue 12)

In Harald Gaier's article about shingles in WDDTY (vol 13 no 9, p 6), Dr Gaier quoted from the Shanghai College text that acupunctur...

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