The Truth about Cimetidine

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Cimetidine (Tagamet) is used to block acid production in the stomach, for indigestion, acid reflux. heartburn, ulcer treatment and treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.  Cimetidine works by blocking histamine H2 receptors in the gut (similar to Ranitidine).

Side effects from Cimetidine are unusual but can include diarrhoea, dizziness or rashes which usually do not last.  Slight enlargement of the breasts in men using Cimetidine has been reported but usually stops when treatment ends.

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Drugs and alcohol - The Truth

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8% of all international trade is illegal drugs

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80% of all large US companies test workers for drugs

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8% of all men dependent on alcohol or drugs, 2% of women (UK)

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14% of 15-16 year old boys took drugs last week, 11% of girls

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10% of older US pupils take drugs every day

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Updates from 100,000 daily publications + many good links

Article for Christian Medical Fellowship by Dr Patrick Dixon

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Drug addiction and treatment - Useful Links

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Interesting links on drug addiction, chemical dependency, alcohol abuse

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Cancer cure news - Video

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Cancer cure news - a headline every day but what is the truth?

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Cancer cure headlines

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Cancer cure headlines - summary of recent news. Stories of so-called cancer cures almost daily - what is the truth? Expect most future headlines to be about cancer and genes or genetics.

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Swine Flu Virus - Future Possible Global Pandemic?

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www.globalchange.com/sars.htm Swine flu virus - outbreak in Mexico, US, Canada and ? UK. Risk of global pandemic? Need for urgent government action, strict isolation (gurantine) and rapid treatment plus effective contact tracing. Symptoms of Swine FLu Virus. Treatment of Swine Flu Virus. Public health measures. Lessons from Sars which killed 860 our of only 8600 cases and caused chaos with billions lost in S E Asia economy, global impact on travel and tourism, and disruption ...

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Cancer cure? - angiostatin and endostatin - RealVideo

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LATEST: news on endostatin / angiostatin - Watch Video

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"Cancer cure in two years" ?? - success in mice

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"Cancer cure in two years"? The truth about endostatin and angiostatin. Dramatic cancer cure rates in mice but effect on human cancer unknown.

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Viagra - miracle drug for impotence? - RealVideo

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Video on Viagra - miracle drug for impotence. Does viagra have side effects?

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New hope for multiple sclerosis - Interferon B

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Interferon b helps Multiple Sclerosis. Natalizumab slows down MS attacks

Interferon b treatment helps multiple sclerosis recovery and survival.  That's according to the Interferon b PRISMS study by Dr George Ebers, Division of Neurology, London Health Sciences Centre Ontario in the Lancet (7 November 1998).

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Viagra - 6,000 headlines in 12 months

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About 16 million men worldwide have taken Viagra. As of September 2001, 640 deaths were reported worldwide - but how many were actually caused by Viagra? Pfizer sales of Viagra are $1.5bn a year.

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STI571 hope of new cure for bone cancer

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What is the truth about STI571?  Does STI571 cure cancer?  STI571 side effects.  Summary of latest research and news on STI571 by Dr Patrick Dixon MA MBBS.  Please not that STI571 is often mispelled as ST1571, especially by those looking on the net.

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Should Siamese twins always be separated?

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Should doctors decide or parents if one should die so the other Siamese twin can live?  What are Siamese twins?  Two heads on one baby.  Moral / ethical issues and debates.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Wonder-drug?

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Miracle claims are being made for a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis which stops the immune system attacking joints. Prof Jonathan Edwards at University College Hospital in London has found that destroying B-cells has produced dramatic remissions, with huge reductions in pain, other symptoms lasting months as a result of a single treatment with almost zero side-effects.  20 people with severe rheumatoid arthritis were treated, only 2 had no benefit, five had residual pain from previous damage, one took up gardening again for the first time in twenty years.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Wonder-drug?

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Miracle claims are being made (November 2000) for a new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis which stops the immune system attacking joints. Prof Jonathan Edwards at University College Hospital in London has found that destroying B-cells has produced dramatic remissions, with huge reductions in pain, other symptoms lasting months as a result of a single treatment with almost zero side-effects.  20 people with severe rheumatoid arthritis were treated, only 2 had no benefit, five had residual pain from previous damage, one took up gardening again for the first time in twenty years.

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Vioxx Fears Force Product Withdrawal

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Vioxx is withdrawn from market on 1st October 2004, after concerns that long term use may lead to increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. However, those taking Vioxx are recommended to seek medical advice before ceasing the drug since the alternatives may cause greater health risks from ulcers. Celebrex is not affected by the health scare and can be expected to benefit in sales. Watch for more research to see if the problem with Vioxx is common to Celebrex too. If both are withdrawn it will be a great blow to people with chronic pain will will then find themselves at far higher risk of bleeding ulcers.
 
 Vioxx for arthritis pain has become a top competitor for Celebrex (also for arthritis pain) both outselling for a time the record-breaking sex performance drug Viagra. 

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