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Panic attacks

Also known as ‘hyperventilation anxiety syndrome’, panic attacks may be linked to psychiatric disorders like agoraphobia (fear of open spaces). More frequently, they simply appear on their own - without warning - out of nowhere.

Insomnia

Next, we have the reader who is suffering from insomnia and is currently taking the sleeping drug, Zimovane. What alternatives are there to help him get to sleep more naturally? De-stressing seems to be the key to a successful night of slumber...

Shingles

A woman has shingles and is left with unbearable dagger-like pain. She has been to the doctor and the pain clinic, but nothing helps. Can readers suggest any alternatives?

KIDNEY STONES

The link with your environment Kidney stones are thought to be caused by family heredity or too much calcium. But climate, many unlikely foods, certain supplements and even too little calcium can ...

Osteoporosis

A 58-year-old active woman has learned that the bone density in her back has slipped to just 87% of normal levels. She takes a wide range of vitamins plus calcium and magnesium and has just started on silica. She would like to avoid taking Fosamax...