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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Auguit 20, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGI HIRAID YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON FRIDAY, AUGUST business under the your career proDiems Your birthday today: key phrase for I'ne coining year is "to get (June 21-July Fanciful schemes are all (Jan. 20-Feb. Indecision is normal for the Much inertia has to be You have a stroke of hours, as you lack the come, and any new venture requires continual readjustments. This promises obscure matters. Romantic urges aren't likely to result in lasting story. Wait for clarification where important people have made complex statements. sion in later years. The (July 23-Aug. seven months are the wishes and feelings ttm lief fiv0 very simple terms. umicun, inc last live (Mi. ones of consolidation. own actions on the THE V day's natives have a above any doubt, and r i sity toward social activity and finding ways of getting acquainted. AMES (March 21-ApriI from casual promises. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. Your plans now should be mainly your own. Keep Hospita Best foi Take nothing for granted; work on well established projects. You hear many wild and direct. Starting on long journeys is not favored today _ wait a couple of days By WAY A Written for some so calmly told that seem real. See the humor of it all, and laugh! TAURUS (April 20-May Wait for the full story; double-check any information you have. Meanwhile, do not neglect your regular work. A (Sept. 23-Oct. Notice what types of people you have attracted lately. Their doings today should tell you much about them. Their financial schemes are not really appropriate for you at Can a man who is a confirmed alcoholic stop drinking suddenly without any ill effects? -Would excessive drinking cause him to loss bis appetite and lose weight? A Because sudden with- ily conference later on SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. of alcohol from a heavy the air, GEMINI (May 21-Junc Cope with unsettled conditions in the spirit of a youngster through a carnival. drives lead you to over-effort and some wishful thinking. Double-check any pledge before relying on it. often causes the shakes and may cause delirium tre-mens, it should be done in a hospital. Excessive drinking 5y facts, because there's are almost certain to Mood (Nov. 22-Dec. The world holds a rose-cc'.ired tint for you now enjoy it while it lasts. Enthusiasm can lead you to do Drug Over-Used is appropriate. CAPRICORN (Dec. (CP) The Cana- Caution is the keyword Medical Association says it For Much depends on self-discipline. Home life can found evidence that doctors are over-prescribing amphetam- comfortable now, but a drug class that includes TORONTO (CP) The jority of family doctors questioned by a Toronto research team said they prescribe mood-modifying drugs more often for women than Homes Branch association says in a report in the current issue of its journal that 810.3 kilograms of amphetamines were imported into Canada in 1S69. men a team member Tuesday. The member, Ruth Cooper-stock of the Addiction Research Foundation, told an international symposium o n drug abuse that women talk more freely about emotional ills and are better able to recognize (CP) Na-. tional Nursing Homes Ltd. will expand into the retirement home field and plans to add 500 beds during the coming year for retirement use, company president Neil B. Cook told the company's the basis that kilograms translates into 100 million dosage forms of 10 milligrams each, and inasmuch as information available suggests that very little of this amount is being diverted into illicit channels, it would appear there is over-prescribing on the part of She said the 68 doctrs interviewed said women need drugs for a variety of reasons that ranged from "a more sensitive nervous system" than men to more life stresses. "Women said one of here. The company now operates more than beds in nine nursing homes in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta and four private hospitals in British Columbia, which the com-pnay manages under the report says. The drugs stimulate the central nervous system, cause increased energy, fast and more efficient work and induce a state of well-being. They also curb appetite. doctors "have the worry Nursing paying the bills, feeding the children, getting reported net earnings of for the year Slain "They get 31, DELHI (Reuters) with responsibility. Men have it easier. They get drunk BY untouchables have weekends, hand their wives and tell them to make 90 per cent of the farmers produce is transported murdered in India during the last three years, it was an- by here. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Nothing is quit" what seems _ some things are no better than expected, others are much brighter. Make the best of it; avoid offering drastic comment either way. 1970, Ncwsday Inc. Defends Drug Stores By WAYNE G. BRANDSTADT, M.D. does cause loss of appetite and weight. Q _ My doctor has been giv- ing me Librium for a nervous condition caused by alcoholism. He suddenly changed to Spar- ine. What could be the reason for this? A Such changes are usual- ly made to avoid unpleasant side effects or drug depen- dency. 0 Can disulfiram (Anta. buse) be bought without a pre- scription? A No. It should be taken only under medical supervision. Q Is a man who regularly drinks thres to five pints of beer daily an alcoholic? A Not necessarily, but he's heading in that direction. Q My sister has an acute myelitis and was paralyzec from her hips down. She is making a slow recovery. Is there any cure for this? Is it related in any way to multi- ple sclerosis? A Myelitis is an inflam- mation of the spinal cord. Al- though there are several var- ieties of this disease, including polio, there is no specific cure. The severity of the disease varies widely. Aside from the fact that multiple sclerosis and myelitis both involve the spinal cord, there is no connection be- tween the two. Q What arc the symptoms of undulant fever? Is there a cars for it? A The usual attack of un- dulant fever or brucellosis starts with a slight rise in tem- perature, headache, weakness, insomnia, loss of appetite-and generalized aching pains. Te- tracycline and similar antibio- tics will cure this disease. Q What is Mar-delamine given for? How long is it safe to take it? A Methenamine mandelate (Mandelamme) is a prescrip- tion drug given for infections of the kidneys and bladder. It may be given as long as the infection exists but the dosage must be carefully controlled to prevent painful urination, nau- sea and skin rash. VANCOUVER (CP) A United States professor of phar- macy says chain drug stores are commercial jungles that degrade the profession of phar- macy and provide inferior ser- vice for the public. Dr. D. E. Francke of the Uni- versity of Cincinnati, here to address the annual convention of the Canadian Pharmaceuti- cal Association, said that the small corner drug stores offer- ing effective personalized serv- ice are being driven out of busi- ness by the chains. In an interview he said: "The corner drug store still offers a lot to people who are highly motivated and have altruistic aims." He added. "The chain stores are com- mercialized jungles. They de- base the profession by putting GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN ICTl W TM CllltW TrfKPW] North-South, vulnerable. Ifest deals. NORTH AJ6J