Jenny Thomson

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AIM to investigate whether increased physical exercise during the school day influenced subsequent cognitive performance in the classroom. METHOD a randomized, crossover-design trial (two weeks in duration) was conducted in six mainstream primary schools (1224 children aged 8-11y). No data on sex was available. Children received a teacher-directed,(More)
AIM We have previously demonstrated improved cognitive performance after a classroom-based exercise regime. In this study, we examined the reproducibility of this effect in a more socio-economically diverse sample and also investigated whether cognitive benefits of exercise were moderated by body mass index (BMI) or symptoms of(More)
In 1998 there were 85,096 notifications to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System; slightly lower than in 1997 (89,579). The number of measles cases remained low, and well below the number reported in the outbreak years of 1993 and 1994. Rubella notifications further decreased and remained low in 1998. The Measles Control Campaign from August(More)
Treatment with families of veterans suffering from the aftereffects of combat trauma in the Vietnam War often requires a preliminary phase of disjoint treatment, in which family members are seen separately, before conjoint treatment can proceed. In this disjoint phase of treatment, wives and children are introduced to the brutal realities of Vietnam combat(More)
Impairments in memory and new learning secondary to neurological illness or injury pose significant problems for school age children. This paper describes the development and implementation of compensatory memory aids for an adolescent girl who demonstrated significant memory impairment following irradiation for an intracranial tumour. Strategies for(More)
The potential efficacy and tolerability of new antidepressants can best be assessed through randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, the patient population in antidepressant studies is a highly selected group, so the results from such studies may not be applicable to routine clinical practice. This paper describes a questionnaire survey of senior(More)
An effective national surveillance system is an essential component of a program for the control of influenza. The National Influenza Surveillance Scheme includes data from sentinel general practice consultations for influenza-like illness, laboratory reports of influenza and absenteeism rates from a national employer. The 1999 season peaked between May and(More)
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