After using beta-blockers as the drug of choice to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) for 30 years, doctors have finally been warned that the drugs are ineffective and dangerous.
Diethylstilboestrol (DES), the synthetic oestrogen, caused re-productive deformities and reproductive cancer among a generation of children born to millions of American women who took the drug to prevent mis-carriage in the middle of the last...
* Steroids such as prednisolone
* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran
Strained tendons of the wrist Q I strained the tendons in my left wrist a year ago and my doctor diagnosed de Quervain’s stenosing tenovaginitis. I wear one of those elastic wrist supports with a metal strip to keep it rigid but, as I live alone, I...
Goldenseal, which was suggested last week to fight the infection causing impetigo, cannot be used long term and is effectiveness is reduced after 2 weeks, replied a reader. Impetigo is a systemic staph infection, so cleansing the lymphatic system by...
For more than a century and up until just a few years ago, a permanent colostomy was considered to be de rigueur in the treatment of colorectal cancer.
In this procedure, the diseased section of the colon is removed (a colectomy), and the functioning
They include: * Zinc. This is crucial for regulating more than 100 enzymes. One study found a significant reduction in 5-alpha-reductase activity in rat prostate tissue previously injected with zinc (Andrologia, 1993; 25: 369-75). Another study...
I have been following your article on breast cancer and the risk posed by hair dyes with interest (WDDTY, vol 9 no 7).
Doctors aren't great at reading drug information sheets, and their patients aren't much better either. That's why pregnant women are prescribed drugs that are wholly inappropriate for their condition, and that's why they take them, too.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery often results in cognitive decline or even stroke. Such a decline can affect between 3 per cent of patients and up to half,