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There is anecdotal and some scientific evidence that females in military service experience an excess of work-related injuries, compared with males. To investigate this more fully, we analysed data collected routinely by the Defence Analytical Services Agency on medical discharges in male and female personnel in the British armed forces. We found that for(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop evidence-based clinical guidelines on smoking cessation, for use throughout the British military. METHOD A ten-member, multiprofessional smoking cessation working group met five times between October 2000 and July 2001 to develop targeted smoking cessation guidelines for use by military health professionals in the clinical setting.(More)
The British experience of the past two decades indicates that fixed-schedule chemoprophylaxis is difficult because of the variety of epidemiological situations and increasing incidence of drug resistance. Of the 110 cases of malaria contracted in Kenya between 1982 and 1996, 74% were due to Plasmodium falciparum. Of the 45 malaria infections contracted in(More)
The threat of serious, cross-border communicable disease outbreaks in Europe poses a significant challenge to public health and emergency preparedness because the relative likelihood of these threats and the pathogens involved are constantly shifting in response to a range of changing disease drivers. To inform strategic planning by enabling effective(More)
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