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285 e-Letters

  • Public Health Menace
    Paras K Pokharel

    Dear Editor,

    What is the future of Public Health? I am working in an Health Institution which produces doctors and other health professionals. As a doctor trained in Public Health, I find it challenging to impart to students how this discipline is going to help improve the public's health in our situation.

    Water:- donation or loan needed to find the source and build a distribution system.

    Air:- heavil...

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  • Surviellance should not without a good infrastructure of system
    Paras K Pokharel

    Dear Editor,

    Global surveillance in chronic or acute infectious are really important issues.Working in the area of pidemiology in one of the least developed country, one important issue that remains for me is to strengthen the system to collect, analyse and report data scientifically, so that magnitude can be measured quantitatively,rather than the subjective impressions of professionals.

    Do we have enough in...

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  • Veteran's response
    Philip Garner

    Editor,
    The results of this study may be interesting but when one considers that junior ranks (e.g. privates) make up the majority of the British armed forces then I do not believe that this represents the true figures.

    If these results were taken from the original contact list as supplied by the Ministry of Defence, then there are questions related to the sample group. I believe that one of the o...

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  • Glossary: a medium to define public health
    Catherine Enero

    Editor,
    As a new grad, I found the idea of adding a glossary section to your journal to be insightful and encouraging. Just from an operational standpoint alone, it will allow both researchers and readers to clarify meanings of certain phenomena, variables, and terms used as building blocks for hypotheses, research questions, and theoretical frameworks. This tool will also provide means to elucidate nuances...

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  • Cardiovascular deaths and binge drinking
    Martin Bobak
    Dear Editor,

    The review by Britton and McKee(1) asserts a general causal relationship between episodes of high dose alcohol intake (binge drinking) and cardiovascular deaths, based on universal physiological mechanisms. They claim that this causal relationship explains the dramatic fluctuations in cardiovascular deaths in Russia and (less dramatic ones) in Poland. We could not agree more that an assessment of the patte...

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