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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, August 5, 1970 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON THURSDAY, AUGUST f, Your birthday today: The coming year requires a workable b a 1 a n c e among your various activities. Your imagination leaps, inner guidance deepens as you strive to bring yourself into a better position. There are three phases in the coming year, a major starting point in about six weeks indicating (he directions you should fol- low. Today's natives natural- ly come to public atten- tion and often take impet- uous chances. ARIES (March 21-April Co-operate cheerfully; you may try new ideas in your It is 75 years were discovered in Germany. Shortly thereafter, an Amen- bill can legislator introduced a prohibiting the use of x-rays in opera glasses but the bill died in committee. Gradually it was learned what this "invisible light" could and could not do. Now we take this modem mir- acle for granted. The realization that x-ray films could show us bones, teeth and metals but not soft tissues was an advantage in that they aided in the diagnosis of bone tumors, fractures, den- tal cavities and metallic foreign bodies They could not, how- ever, tell us anything about the digestive tract, kidneys or blood vessels until it was found that they would give us the out- lines of these organs when an opaque fluid was introduced into them. Later, some of the hollow organs were caught on film when air was used instead of an opaque contrast medium. When x-rays had been used for only a short time it was found that they had great pow ers for destroying tissue. Al though the early consequences were tragic, this, too, wa; turned to an advantage in the treatment of malignant tumors. Today's modern equipment is a vast improvement over the crude units m use 50 years ago, both from the standpoint ol greater aid in diagnosis and greater safety for both patient and technician. The latter has been accomplished through bet- ter screening and shortening of the exposure time. Q Recently, my legs be- THE DOCTOR SAYS X-rays Are Great Aid In Modern Medicine By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. Written for Newspaper Enterprises Assn. since x-rays a dependence. Its withdrawal must be gradual. The side ef- fects include sharp lowering of the blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness and headache. work, with interesting results, not all of them the greatest There is cause for celcbralion this evening. TAURUS (April 20-Mny Tlie key question today: Is p r a c t i cal? Original methods are possibly the only solution; by them. Have an evening oi congeniality. GEMINI (May 21-Jimc Results of your recent career efforts come in for approval to- day, perhaps as a surprise. You have a passing moment to do something extra for your home. CANCER (June 21 July Much that you had thought firmly settled now turns out otherwise. Unattached people are likely to find new contacts of much promise for future happiness. Reach out! LEO (July 23 Ang. Your impulses now lead you into pleasant direction Travels must detours which Mouthwash Firms Criticize Order came covered with itching blotches. A skin specialist diag- nosed this as Schamberg's di- sease. What causes it and what treatment do you recommend? disease or progressive pigmentary derma- tosis- is caused by abnormal storage of iron in the skin. Un- like hemosiderosis, no other tis- sues are involved and the di- sease is not a threat to your health. It may persist for sev- eral years but usually clears up spontaneously. The only treatment is local applications to allay the itching. Q My doctor has been giving me Serax for five months. Now when I stop tak- ing it I have an uncomfortable feeling in my head. Is this drug habit-forming? What are the side effects? A Prolonged use of this popular tranquilizer may cause NEW YORK (AP) Three mouthwash makers affected by a United States government directive to halt certain adver- tising claims say their products are no longer on the market anc another says he is baffled by the other. The Federal Drug Adminis- tration said here it was or- dering nine manufacturers to stop saying within 30 days thai jieir mouthwashes ended bac breath, sore throats or some ir- ritations of the common cold, or face possible removal of their products from the shelves. A Merck Co. spokesman said today the Tyrollaris Mouth- wash cited by the FDA "has been off the market for three and two other compa- nies reported that they haven't marketed the mouthwashes in question for more than six months. Lever Bros, said of Pepsodent Antiseptic Mouthwash: "We dis- continued the product over half a year ago and haven't adver- itsed it in 10 excess of 10 years. We have almost no in- ventory out in the field." Pepsodent Antiseptic Mouth- wash was one of nine products a National Academy of Sciences study showed to have little or no germ-killing power and "to be ineffective for preventive or therapeutic the FDA said. OFF MARKET SINCE 1969 Warner Lambert said Sterisol, another mouthwash on the FDA list, "has not been on the mar-