Any alternatives to steroids, asked a reader last week.
One reader has this condition, and wonders what his options are as surgery is not safe.
Have you any up-to-date information on anastrozole, which I have been taking for two and a half years, following breast cancer in 1996 and lymph-node secondaries in 2002? I sensed some concern regarding this drug on my last check-up, when the...
I seem to have contracted polymyalgia rheumatica, a type of arthritis that affects the muscles, but not the bones or joints. It’s causing the muscles in the backs of my legs to ache badly when I walk or sit for more than a few minutes. It also...
Recently, you may have heard of the British family whose 9-year-old daughter died from chickenpox after being given steroids to treat a relatively minor eye problem (see Case Study, p 10).
REPEATS, REPEATS: They're good news after all
Ritalin (methylphenidate), taken by as many as a million American children to control hyperactivity and attention-deficit disorder (ADD), has been largely resisted by parents in Britain - until recently.