Andrew B Phipps

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A study is reported on the effects of Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) on human memory. Seventy-six adults aged between 40 and 65 years took part in a double-blind randomized, placebo control study in which various memory functions were tested and levels of anxiety measured. There were three testing sessions: one prior to the trial, one after three months on the(More)
The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy self-help package, with varied levels of telephone support, delivered through a mental health telephone service was examined with 84 mildly to moderately depressed adults. The study compared the changes in depressive symptoms of three groups: control, self help with minimal contact and self-help(More)
Sir, We describe a simple, safe one-stage procedure for reconstruction of marginal helical defects. Auricular reconstruction after trauma, burn or local excision of tumours has been a common challenge in plastic surgery. Apart from functional importance, the ear also has great aesthetic value, because it frames the face and provides symmetry. A common(More)
The Clinch and Powell Rivers (Virginia, USA) support diverse mussel assemblages. Extensive coal mining occurs in both watersheds. In large reaches of both rivers, major ion concentrations are elevated and mussels have been extirpated or are declining. We conducted a laboratory study to assess major ion effects on growth and survival of juvenile Villosa(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The UK Blood Transfusion Services implemented universal leucocyte depletion of the blood supply in November 1999. To provide statistical process monitoring of these processes, automated methods were introduced to count residual leucocytes (white blood cells) in blood components. MATERIALS AND METHODS Initially in the National(More)
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