Re your article on colds & flu (WDDTY vol 12 no 8), I would like to know why you did not mention the two very effective flu drugs now available: the neuraminidase inhibitors, Relenza and Tamiflu.
There’s nothing modern medicine loves more than an epidemic. A big, scary infectious disease confirms the basic belief system that lies at the heart of all medicine: that viruses and bacteria are the root of most diseases of modern man.
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
Alternative medicine has an extraordinary number of remedies for dealing with those illnesses that come out in winter months.
While travellers often worry about serious diseases such as hepatitis, cholera and malaria, studies show that the risk of catching a virulent disease during a one-month stay in a developing country is remarkably small -
Re A.G.’s letter, ‘Preparing for winter’, in WDDTY vol 16 no 7, up until two years go, I, too, was prone to colds and flu at this time of the year. I tried supplements, homeopathy, antibiotics and even had my tonsil remnants removed, but nothing...
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