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283 e-Letters

  • 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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