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April 2007

Symposium: Care of the elderly

Symposium: Care of the elderly

Contents

Editorial

Work is good for health - p5

Clinical reviews

Obesity linked to poor uterine contractility - p7

Garlic does not reduce cholesterol - p8

Using chest compression alone is as effective as CPR - p9

Exercise reduces risk of COPD in smokers - p10

High parity increases diabetes risk - p12

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in younger patients rising - p12

Teething children require further investigation - p14

Childhood meningitis affects GCSE performance - p17

Boys from one-parent families more likely to suffer sexual abuse - p18

Weight gain linked with striae gravidarum - p18

Guidance based methadone treatment reduces mortality - p20

A hundred years ago

What is Fever? - p24

Symposium: Care of the elderly

Investigating and treating dementia in primary care - p27

Identifying risk can reduce fall rates - p39

Managing disorders of the ageing eye - p50

Casebook

Accurate history the key to diagnosis of macrocytic anaemias - p72

Special report

One-to-one counselling can reduce STI risk - p81

Passing the MRCGP

nMRCGP: Why the membership exam is changing - p89

Photoguide

Fungal infections - p92

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p99

Haslam's view

If you cant get drunk you arent really off duty - p103

April 2007

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