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The benzodiazepines, discovered and developed during the past 20 years, have become one of the most widely used group of drugs in the world at the present, some have suggested too widely used. The extent of therapeutic use is examined relative to the incidence of disorders associated with anxiety and it is concluded that, in general, the benzodiazepines are(More)
Of 109 cases in England and Wales in which mycobacteria of the avian-Battey group were isolated from man 89 were considered genuine infections (including 32 with Mycobacterium avium) and six were doubtful. Almost half the significant cases were lung infections in men in dusty occupations, mostly coal miners with pneumoconiosis, and just over a quarter were(More)
Background. Increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is a public health goal. We hypothesized that non-compliant, average risk women would demonstrate low levels of CRC knowledge and underestimate their CRC risk. Methods. Participants identified prior to routine gynecological visits completed a survey assessing demographics, CRC knowledge, risk(More)
Typing of Mycobacterium avium strains obtained in a study of endemic tuberculosis in a Wildfowl Reserve permitted the recognition of two separate infected groups. The main infection was in Anatidae and was due to M. avium, type 1; the other was in chickens used for incubation and brooding and the predominance in it of type 2 agreed with normal experience of(More)