I have had hepatitis C for 26 years and, recently, have been under great pressure from my hospital doctors to agree to combined inteferon/ribavirin treatment.
At the top of its product information sheet, Schering announces that 'alfa interferons, including PEG-Intron, cause or aggravate fatal or life-threatening neuropsychiatric, autoimmune, ischemic and infectious disorders'.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the eye occurs when the cells of the macula - an irregular yellow depression on the center of the retina - becomes damaged and stops functioning.
Exposure to bright light is, according to convention, an important risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and those at risk are advised to reduce their exposure to light wherever possible.
A hospital in Copenhagen has stopped using radiation therapy as first choice treatment for a condition caused by overactive thyroid, after it temporarily blinded one woman (Lancet, 1998; 351: 725) ...
A report from a British hospital says that laser pointers can cause eye damage which may persist for up to 10 months after the injury. ...
Further worrying signals are coming out of the United States that the impotence wonder drug Viagra may cause serious, long term complications. ...
Q After root canal work, the dentist cleaned it out with hydrogen peroxide, then sodium hypochlorite and saline. But is sodium hypochlorite safe? I asked him not to use it on me again. - BJ, India
Re macular disease (WDDTY vol 15 no 3), do you mean vegetable fats after they’ve been processed, as in margarine?