Stephen A. Barrie

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The comparative absorption of zinc after oral administration of three different complexed forms was studied in 15 healthy human volunteers in a double-blind four-period crossover trial. The individuals were randomly divided into four groups. Each group rotated for four week periods through a random sequence of oral supplementation including: zinc(More)
The effect of oral ingestion of garlic oil was studied in 20 healthy human volunteers in a double-blind, two period, cross-over trial. The individuals were randomly divided into two groups. Each group rotated for four week periods through 2 different sequences of oral supplementation including: 18 mg of garlic oil (extracted from 9 grams of fresh garlic)(More)
This paper considers the problems that arise when death, which is a philosophically difficult concept, is incorporated into healthcare metrics, such as the quality-adjusted life year (QALY). These problems relate closely to the debate over euthanasia and assisted suicide because negative QALY scores can be taken to mean that patients would be 'better off(More)
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