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A
Acupuncture 8(1)
Advice, travel 26(2), 46(1)
Air travel 5(2), 10(2), 11(1), 27(2), 32(1), 34(1), 39(2), 45(2), 49(1), 58(1), 62(2)
Alcohol, wine 4(2), 26(1), 43(1)
Alcohol damage 55(1)
Allergy, food 28(1)
Altitude sickness 11(1), 33(1), 39(1), 43(2), 46(2)
Alzheimer's disease 11(2), 31(2), 37(1), 41(2), 48(1), 58(2)
Animal bites 41(1)
Anthrax 35(1)
Anticoagulants 45(1), 48(2)
Antibiotics 35(1), 50(2), 51(2), 64(2)
Antioxidants 56(1)
Arm cleansing 31(1)
Arsenic poisoning 20(1)
Artificial oxygen carriers 3(2)
Aspirin 12(2), 17(1), 41(1), 60(1)
Asthma 19(2), 41(2)
Atkins diet 56(1)
Atrial fibrillation. 42(2)

B
Baby feeding - solid food 52(1)
Back Pain 61(1)
Bacteria, resistance 14(2), 20(2), 44(2)
Bereavement 48(1)
Bites, management 55(1)
Black Death 60(2)
Blindness, colour 30(2)
Blister beetles 13(2)
Blood Groups, distribution 54(1)
Blood pressure 46(2), 48(2), 54(1)
Blood, sampling 23(2)
Blood, shortages 9(1), 16(1)
Bloodless surgery 6(1)
Blood transfusion 41(1), 47(2), 55(1), 57(1)
Bone fractures, prevention 44(1)
Brain food 10(2)
Breast cancer 56(2), 57(1)
Breast feeding, benefits 18(2), 47(1), 60(1)
Burns 10(2), 17(2), 27(2), 43(1)

C
Caesarean Section 59(2)
Caffeine Consumption & Hypertension 54(1)
Caffeine, heart 59(1)
Cancer, prevention 16(1), 16(2), 22(2), 29(1), 33(1), 36(2), 37(2), 44(1), 44(2), 48(1), 56(1) 60(1)
Cancer, risk 49(2) 51(1), 62(1)
Cannabis 22(2), 43(2), 50(2)
Cariovascular disease, elderly 55(1), 56(1), 59(1), 60(1)
Chagas disease 3(2), 5(1)
Children, only 47(1)
Chocolate 48(2), 59(2)
Cholera, incidence 3(2), 5(2), 29(2)
Cholera, vaccine 2(3), 31(1), 56(1)
Cholera, treatment 19(2)
Climate change 31(2), 41(1)
Clinic procedures 53(1)
Clinical guidelines 54(1)
Colds 44(1)
Coronary artery disease 18(2), 19(2), 24(2), 30(2), 33(1), 35(2), 41(2), 47(2), 48(2), 49(2), 57(1), 59(2)
Crash helmets 26(2)
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease,
- General 10(1), 16(1), 34(1)
- Incidence 9(2), 12(2), 13(1), 15(1), 16(1), 34(1), 46(1)
- Testing 10(1)
Transmission 1(3), 2(1), 7(2), 16(1), 23(2), 62(2)
Cross-infection 10(1)
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis 57(1)
Cytochromes 28(1)

D
Dead bodies, infection risk 52(2)
Deep Vein Thrombosis 27(2), 32(1), 34(1), 49(1), 58(2), 63(2)
Dengue 2(2), 14(2), 27(1), 40(1), 52(1) , 61(1)
Diabetes, diagnosis 19(2)
Diabetes, incidence 22(1), 29(2)
Diarrhoea, traveller's 8(2), 36(1), 38(1), 40(2), 58(2)
Diet, Mediterranean 60(2)
Diets, high fibre 14(1), 44(1)
Diphtheria 20(1)
Disaster planning 12(1), 36(1)
Disease, prevention 46(2)
Drug abuse 4(1), 16(2), 17(2), 23(1), 23(2), 37(2)
Drugs, general 25(2), 37(2), 44(2)
Drugs, names, new 15(1)
Drugs, new 39(1)
Drugs, side effects & toxicity 19(2), 44(2), 48(2), 61(2)

E
Ebola fever 4(2), 27(1), 28(1), 52(1)
Europe, Eastern, disease 1(2), 2(2), 21(2)
Euthanasia 48(1)
Exercise and health 17(1), 25(2), 28(2), 29(1), 31(2), 42(1), 47(2), 54(1), 55(1), 59(1)

F
Fainting 19(1)
Family support 39(1)
Febrile fits 11(1)
Female doctor, first 56(1)
Fever, diagnosis 47(1), 50(1)
Filariasis 19(1)
Filipino hospitals 11(2)
Finding old colleagues 42(2)
First aid 36(1)
Fish consumption 54(1)
Folic acid 32(2), 37(1), 55(2), 57(2)
Food 51(1)
Food, additives 51(1)
Food, genetically engineered 19(1)
Food poisoning 15(2), 44(1)
Footwear 58(2)
Fruit, health benefits of 56(1)

G
Gastrointestinal cancer 56(1)
Gastroenteritis, children 56(1)
Genetic linked disease 30(2), 63(2)
Glaucoma 49(1)
Guinea worm 3(2), 22(1)
Gut decontamination 14(2)
Gynaecological problems 29(2)

H
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome 25(1)
Haemoglobin, measurement 10(2)
Hand injuries 41(1)
Hand washing 42(1)
Head injuries 12(1)
Health advice 23(1)
Health care 23(1)
Health Care Workers,
Heart disease 52(1), 56(1), 57(1)
Health foods 51(1), 55(2)
Health Protection Agency 39(1)
Helicobacter.pylori 54(1)
Helminths 49(2)
Hepatitis B, immunisation 58(1)
Hepatitis B, treatment 13(2), 25(1)
Hepatitis B, vaccine 3(1), 11(1), 30(2), 58(1)
Hepatitis C, general 2(2), 29(1)
Hepatitis C, incidence 6(1), 11(1), 17(2)
Hepatitis C, prevention 6(1), 47(2)
Hepatitis G 4(1), 5(1), 34(1)
Herbal Medicines 1(2), 15(1), 17(1), 18(1), 20(2), 26(1), 31(2), 33(2), 36(2), 40(2), 47(1), 51(1)
Herbal Creams 51(1)
Herpes Zoster 60(2)
HHV8 16(2)
HIV, general 6(2), 13(1), 14(1), 24(2), 25(1), 26(2), 34(1), 44(1), 46(1), 50(1), 51(1), 53(1), 60(1)
HIV, incidence 1(2), 4(1), 5(1), 6(2), 8(1), 8(2), 9(2), 11(1), 21(1), 23(2), 29(2), 30(1), 32(2), 33(2), 34(2), 39(2), 47(2), 51(1), 53(1), 55(1), 57(1), 63(1)
HIV, pregnancy 18(2), 26(2), 46(1)
HIV, transmission 19(1), 28(2), 47(2), 57(1), 64(2)
HIV, treatment 3(1), 8(2), 38(1), 11(2), 14(2), 27(1), 30(2), 42(1), 53(1), 63(2)
HRT 49(2), 54(2), 55(1), 57(1)
Human Albumin Solution 12(2)
Humour 55(2)
Hyperactivity in boys 39(2)

I
Immunisation 15(2)
Immunoglobulin, hazards 38(2)
Immunosuppression 14(1), 20(1), 39(1)
Infants and children, travel 11(1), 15(1), 15(2), 38(2)
Infections, bacterial 44(2)
Infections, duration 50(2)
Infections, hospital acquired 33(2)
Infectious diseases, control 39(1), 41(1)
Infectious diseases, incidence 21(1), 49(1)
Infertility 24(2)
Influenza 9(1), 53(1)
Injections 51(1)
International Travel & Health 53(1)
Irritable bowel syndrome 12(1)
Iron deficiency, treatment 14(1), 35(2), 42(2), 47(1)

J
Japanese B encephalitis 15(2), 22(2)
Jet-lag 2(1), 9(2), 43(2)
Junk food 47(2)

K
Kala Azar 10(1), 64(1)
Kaposi's sarcoma 16(2)

L
Laboratory tests, false +ve 20(1)
Language interpretation 17(1)
Larium 2(2), 3(1), 6(1), 8(1)
Lassa fever 7(2)
Leeches 25(2)
Leishmaniasis, cutaneous 42(1)
Leishmaniasis, visceral 10(1), 29(1), 33(2)
Life expectancy 13(1)

M
Malaria, drug interactions 5(2)
Malaria, general 1(1), 5(2), 6(1), 24(2), 28(2), 35(2), 40(2), 42(2), 45(1), 58(1)
Malaria, incidence 11(2), 21(2), 22(1), 30(1), 32(1), 37(1)
Malaria, prevention 2(2), 7(1), 10(2), 11(2), 17(2), 18(1), 21(2), 24(1), 29(2), 34(2), 46(2), 48(1), 48(2), 49(2), 52(1), 58(1), 63(2)
Malaria, treatment 2(2), 3(1), 6(1), 29(2), 37(1), 64(1)
Malaria, vaccine 3(1), 14(2), 56(1), 57(1), 63(1)
Malignant melanoma 47(2), 52(1)
Mammography 25(2), 30(2)
Measles 22(1)
Mefloquine 2(2), 3(1), 6(1) , 8(1)
Meningitis, outbreaks 1(3)
Milk 24(1)
MMR vaccine 18(2), 45(1), 46(1), 50(2), 51(1)
Mobile phones , hazards 8(2)
Mortality, in Russia 6(2)
Motion sickness 27(1), 42(2), 46(2)
Mountain sickness, acute 24(2), 38(1)
Multiple Myeloma 59(2)
Multiple Sclerosis 57(2)
Myocardial infarction 4(1), 9(1), 13(2), 15(1), 23(1), 24(1), 34(2), 37(1), 39(2), 40(1), 43(1), 44(2), 59(2)
Myopia 39(2)

N
Nature's Cures 51(1)
Natural Disasters - corpse risk 52(1)
Needles, length 26(2), 27(2)
NSAIDs 18(1), 22(2), 43(2), 50(2)

O
Obesity 29(2), 42(1), 51(1), 56(2), 58(1), 60(1)
Occupational Health, risks 20(2), 27(2), 29(1), 41(2)
Oilseed rape allergy 6(1)
Opiates 14(1)
Osteoporosis 6(2), 24(1), 59(2)

P
Pain reduction 51(2), 61(1)
Pancreatitis 20(2)
Parkinson's disease 43(1)
Peanut allergy 12(1), 15(2)
Penicillin 51(1)
Plague 6(2), 37(2), 43(2)
Polio, vaccination 4(2)
Postmenopausal change 54(1), 55(1)
Pregnancy 41(2), 59(1)
Prostate, cancer 13(2), 48(1), 59(1), 60(2), 61(1)
Pulse rate, measurement 16(2)

R
Rabies, bat 46(2), 58(1)
Rabies, general 56(2), 59(1)
Rabies, incidence 8(2), 9(2), 16(2), 19(2), 22(1), 40(2) , 46(1), 54(2)
Rabies, lyssavirus 23(2), 46(1), 58(1)
Rabies, prophylaxis 45(2), 46(1), 55(1), 58(1)
Rabies, rat 38(1)
Rabies, transmission 54(1)
Rabies, transplantation 56(1), 59(1)
Racoons 26(1)
Radiation, cosmic 45(2)
Radiation incidents 52(1), 62(1)
Rare diseases 39(1)
Rehydration solutions 32(1)
Renal failure 30(1)
Renal Colic (Acute) 54(1)
Research, clinical 20(2), 25(1), 26(2)
Road Traffic Accidents 2(3), 5(2), 38(2), 53(1)

S
Safety, children 25(2)
Safety, patients 59(1)
Safety, personal 30(1), 33(2), 35(2)
Salt intake 55(1)
Schistosomiasis 58(1)
St John's Wort 18(2), 23(1)
Salt intake 55(1)
SARS 45(1), 53(1)
Schistosomiasis 1(3), 5(2), 7(2), 18(1), 31(2), 32(2), 49(2), 58(1)
Sexually transmitted disease 8(1)
Shock treatment 64(1)
Sleep problems 43(2)
Slimming 23(2)
Snake bites, treatment 15(2), 16(2), 43(2)
Solar keratoses 38(2)
Soy based formulas 39(1)
Sports injuries 60(1)
Statistics 42(2)
Spina Bifida 55(1)
Statistics 42(2)
Stroke 54(2), 56(1), 57(2)
Sun exposure 50(2), 52(1)
Swimmers' Itch 1(3), 5(2)
Syphilis 64(2)

T
Terrorism 50(1)
Tetanus 41(2), 46(1), 53(1)
Thrombosis & the pill 32(1)
Thrombosis, travel 58(1)
Toxic shock 22(2)
Toxoplasmosis, pregnancy 24(1)
Transfusion, blood, China 3(2), 64(1)
Transfusion, blood, hazards 2(1), 5(1), 14(2), 17(2), 47(2)
Transfusion, blood, safety 19(1), 31(2), 34(2), 47(2), 49(1), 53(2), 63(1)
Transfusion, blood, shortage 9(1), 22(2)
Transplantation 17(2), 63(1)
Travel medicine 33(2), 35(1), 36(1), 40(2), 49(2), 53(1), 61(1), 62(1)
Traveller's diarrhoea 36(1), 38(1), 58(2)
Travelling, infants & children 11(1), 15(1), 38(2), 40(2), 48(1)
Trypanosomiasis 27(1), 32(2), 40(2)
Tuberculosis 4(2), 9(2), 22(1)
Typhoid, incidence 4(2)
Typhoid, vaccine 30(1), 32(1)

V
Vaccines, general 31(1), 32(2), 48(2)
Vaccine, yellow fever 36(2)
Viagra 11(2)
Viral diseases, outbreaks 21(1), 25(2), 36(2), 42(1), 60(2)
Vitamins and cancer 16(1), 60(1)

W
Weight 58(1)
Weight loss 24(2)
West Nile Fever 21(1), 25(2), 42(1), 45(2), 49(1), 54(1), 61(1)
Wound cleaning 49(2)
Writer's Cramp 39(2)