Medicine Today     

Medicine Today – The monthly magazine, Medicine Today, which helped you find out what might be wrong with you, what treatments are available and what works, has now closed.

The September 2003 issue was the last.

Sadly, we have been unable to send free copies to those who requested them since mid-July.

September 2000

  • Gender and Disease
    Until recently, medical research regarded women simply as men writ small. In fact, women react very differently from men to surgery, drugs and stress. Even their heart attacks are different
  • How top athletes help the elderly
    The lessons learnt from the slipped discs and damaged joints of top athletes at the Olympics may lead to new treatments that will make life easier for the old age pensioners of the future
  • Update on Alzheimer’s disease
    There is currently no cure, but drugs can hold it back, diet may reduce the chances of getting it, and the possibility of replacement brain cells is on the horizon
  • Worth a try?
    Pelvic pain may yield to drugs and psychotherapy
  • What’s in the Journals …
    Summaries of the most interesting new research recently published in the medical journals
  • What’s in the Newspapers …
    Notes on the developments in medicine that have been reported in the press in recent weeks

November 2000  

  • The Time of our Lives
    The testing and prescribing of drugs are generally carried out as if we were as unvarying as a motor car engine.  They take no account of the rising and falling of our hormonal tides.  Jerome Burne explains that your medication ought to be designed to fit your rhythms
  • The Dark Side of Soy
    The promoters of soy have made great claims for its health giving qualities.  New research now suggests that soy may bring dangers
  • Update on … Diabetes
    Diabetes leads to greatly increased risks of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, disorders of the retina and the loss of nerve function.  What do doctors advise?  What are the alternatives? And what is in the pipeline?
  • Worth a Try? … Acupuncture
    For nausea and vomiting there is evidence that acupuncture is more effective than alternative treatments
  • What’s in the Journals …
    Summaries of the most interesting new research recently published in the medical journals
  • What’s in the Newspapers …
    Notes on the developments in medicine that have been reported in the press in recent weeks