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Performance of a single screening question for depression in a representative sample of 13,670 people aged 75 and over in the UK

01 May 2005

Primary Health Care

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Watkins et al (2001) validated a single screening question for depression in stroke patients. The MRC trial of the assessment and management of older people in the...

Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children (Review)

01 October 2008

Primary Health Care

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North American countries have been debating whether to institute the immunisation of healthy children against influenza as a public health measure. The objective in...

Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults (Review)

01 October 2008

Primary Health Care

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The objective in this systematic review was to evaluate the efficacy, effectiveness and harms of influenza vaccines in healthy adults. RCTs and quasi randomised...

Vaccines for preventing influenza in people with asthma (Review)

01 October 2008

Primary Health Care

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While influenza may cause asthma exacerbations, there is controversy about the use of influenza vaccinations, since they may precipitate an asthma attack in some...

Influenza vaccination

01 October 2008

Primary Health Care

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The implementation of this year’s seasonal influenza programme is under way. National policy states that the influenza vaccine should be offered to risk groups...

How does a dog attack on a guide dog affect the wellbeing of a guide dog owner?

30 October 2015

Primary Health Care

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There are approximately ten attacks on guide dogs by other dogs reported each month in the UK. This study sought to explore how such attacks impact on the physical,...

Interpretation of dog behaviour by children and young adults

30 October 2015

Primary Health Care

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Children are at risk of suffering serious injury from dog bites. Many bites happen because people misinterpret dog behaviour, but little is known about how well...

Human hospitalisations due to dog bites in Ireland (1998-2013): implications for current breed specific legislation

30 October 2015

Primary Health Care

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Legislation that prohibits ownership of certain types of dogs is intended to reduce dog bite injuries. However, critics argue there is no evidence to suggest that...

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30 October 2015

Primary Health Care

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Aggressive behaviour in dogs constitutes a threat to public safety. This research focus summarises three recent studies relating to aggression in dogs

Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US adults: the first national health and nutritional examination survey epidemiologic follow-up study

01 July 2003

Primary Health Care

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The authors examined the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Data was collected from 9,608 adults participating...