Issue : August 2003
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Levonorgestrel (Levonelle-2), a progesterone-only treatment, is now the recommended oral emergency contraception of choice (Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Clinical Effectiveness Unit, 2003). It superseded the ‘Yuzpe’ method (a combined oestrogen and progesterone hormonal emergency contraceptive) after a large randomised controlled trial showed that Levonelle-2 had improved efficacy and acceptability (Task Force on Postovulatory Methods of Fertility Regulation, ...
Media reports suggest that up to one in five Britons use complementary therapies and that, as a nation, we spend £350m each year on natural remedies (Walsh, 2000). Lewith (1998) found that 13 million visits were made to complementary therapists in 1981, which is one-third of the number of visits made to GPs in the same year. Which? magazine (1995a) found that the proportion of its readers using complementary therapies increased by 70 per cent between 1986 and 1991.
A guide to Hughes' syndromeSubscription
VOL: 99, ISSUE: 34, PAGE NO: 24 Tina Louise Sheehan, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist lupus and Hughes’ syndrome, Louise Coote Lupus Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London
SKILLS - TEMPERATURESubscription
ABOUT BODY TEMPERATURE
WHAT ARE THEY?
Recent developments in medical management have improved symptom control and life expectancy of patients with chronic respiratory disease (CRD). However, this presents new challenges to patients, their relatives and friends, and health professionals.
Smoking as a coping strategySubscription
The relationship between tobacco smoking and stress has been debated for some time.
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