Thoroughbred horses have been bred exclusively for racing in England since Tudor times and thoroughbred horse racing is now practised in over 40 countries and involves more than half-a-million horses worldwide. The genetic origins of the thoroughbred go back largely to horses imported from the Middle East and North Africa to England in the late seventeenth… (More)
BACKGROUND To determine financial and quality of life impact of patients calling the '0845' NHS Direct (NHS Direct) telephone helpline from the perspective of NHS service providers. METHODS Cost-minimisation of repeated cohort measures from a National Survey of NHS Direct's telephone service using telephone survey results. 1,001 people contacting NHS… (More)
OBJECTIVE To report trends in underweight, overweight and obesity in 12-15-year-old adolescents and examine changes in dieting behaviour, which have been less well documented. DESIGN Comparison of two independent representative cross-sectional surveys. SETTING Northern Ireland. SUBJECTS Weight and height were objectively measured in 1324 boys and 1160… (More)
Deaths to children on farms in Northern Ireland over a five year period are reviewed. There were seventeen such deaths, the majority of which involved farm machinery. The circumstances of the accidents are described in order to highlight the preventable aspects of these accidents.