Barbara McGuinness

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A very careful enquiry within adequate sub-samples of the general population of a market town and its surrounding villages has revealed (a) no special relationship between so-called tension headaches and migraine as defined; (b) a two-year prevalence of migraine more or less similar to that reported elsewhere, i.e. approximately 10% of males and 25% of(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system. In humans, NK cell activities are partly controlled by the diverse killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) gene family. The importance of NK cells in both immunity to infection and reproduction makes KIR strong candidates for genes undergoing dynamic evolution in the human genome.(More)
Electroencephalographic (E.E.G.) sleep changes were studied in eight young healthy male subjects who were given a normal balanced diet or a high-carbohydrate/low-fat or low-carbohydrate/high-fat isocaloric diet, according to an experimental design. Significantly less slow-wave sleep (S.W.S.) was found after consuming a high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet than(More)
A double-blind trial of a combination tablet containing orphenadrine and paracetamol, 'Norgesic', was carried out to assess the value of this product compared with paracetamol alone. All three symptomatic parameters which were measured: pain, spasm and impaired activity, showed a significantly quicker recovery when the combination product was used. Further(More)
Self-reported psychoneurotic characteristics and aspects of affective status have been examined within the adult population of a market town and the surrounding rural community using a standardized instrument. Features of anxiety in particular are more common amongst females than males, peaking in the third, fourth (phobic avoidance behaviour being also(More)