Jenny Walker

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Over the past 100 years, the Kraepelinian classification of psychoses has dominated our approach to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, controversy as to the nature of the illnesses--whether they can be viewed as completely distinct, essentially the same, or occupying different points along a psychosis spectrum--has intensified in recent years.(More)
Breast cancer incidence differs by ethnicity in New Zealand (NZ) with Māori (the indigenous people) women having the highest rates followed by Pakeha (people primarily of British/European descent), Pacific and Asian women, who experience the lowest rates. The reasons for these differences are unclear. Breast density, an important risk factor for breast(More)
Background. Physical inactivity is a powerful risk factor for stroke and other chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to explore physical activity habits and preferences in the month leading up to a first-ever stroke, and to determine whether participants were aware of the link between stroke and physical activity. Methods. We undertook an(More)
Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) is a type of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB that is resistant to isoniazid, rifampicin, fluoroquinolones and at least one injectable second-line drug. There are insufficient antibiotics for effective combination therapy and mortality exceeds 70% [1]. Following successful phase IIb trials [2] in 2013, the(More)
OBJECTIVES Tuberculosis cohort audit (TBCA) was introduced across the North West (NW) of England in 2012 as an ongoing, multidisciplinary, systematic case review process, designed to improve clinical and public health practice. TBCA has not previously been introduced across such a large and socioeconomically diverse area in England, nor has it undergone(More)
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