Natalie Harrison

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Mercury, cadmium, zinc, and copper concentrations were analyzed in three samples of common guillemot (in April, June, and November). Levels measured were uniformly low, and not enough to have any toxic effects. Adult guillemots had significantly more cadmium in their livers and kidneys than juveniles, with juvenile levels ranging from 25% to 89% of adult(More)
Patient complaints are an important source of information for service improvements. We audited patient complaints made about medical care in a National Health Service District general hospital over a 22 month period. Complaints were about medical care, nursing care, attitudes of staff, poor communication, clinical delay (9%) and hospital environment. The(More)
Bull breeds are commonly kept as companion animals, but the pit bull terrier is restricted by breed-specific legislation (BSL) in parts of the United States and throughout the United Kingdom. Shelter workers must decide which breed(s) a dog is. This decision may influence the dog's fate, particularly in places with BSL. In this study, shelter workers in the(More)
For the Obesity Action Campaign! see http://www. W el lco m e Li br ar y (L on do n) Over a lunchtime in November, 2013, the centre for history in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine showed three public health fi lms about obesity from the 1960s and 1970s as part of their series History, Health, and Films. In(More)
The joint Wellcome Trust/Cold Spring Harbor Conference on pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine, held in the UK and USA in alternate years, focuses on the opportunities presented by the growing contribution of genomic information and technologies to interdisciplinary approaches in the study of variable human responses to therapeutic agents. This year's(More)
AIMS To evaluate the achievement of HbA1c targets in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in specialist practice. METHODS This audit was undertaken by members of the S4S Diabetes Informatics Group (DINGO), a consortium of Australian endocrinologists in private practice who contribute de-identified data from their electronic medical record, Audit 4(More)