GPs have stopped asking hundreds of thousands of patients if they are drinking too much alcohol

Newcastle University experts scrutinised the scheme, which paid GP practices across England to screen new patients for excessive alcohol consumption. It was stopped in 2015.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, GO was mixed with poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and used as a fiber precursor, which greatly improves the electrochemical properties. The above solution was uniformly coated onto the surfaces of gold chip to form GO NFs via electrospinning. AuNPs were coated onto the surface of GO NFs and then incorporated organic-inorganic hybrid nanoflower [Cu nanoflower-glucose oxidase (GOx) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)]. The electrochemical experiments revealed that Cu-nanoflower@AuNPs-GO NFs exhibited outstanding electrochemical catalytic nature, and selectivity for the conversion of glucose to gluconic acid in the pres...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Tiantian Min, Zhu Zhu, Xiaoli Sun, Zhipeng Yuan, Junwei Zha, Yongqiang WenAbstractIn this work, a multifunctional food packaging composite coating with transparent, biodegradable, antifogging and antibacterial properties was designed and fabricated by quaternary ammonium salt modified chitosan (HACC) and poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) via a facile and environment-friendly solution casting method. A simple quaternization modification enabled the coating simultaneously to achieve excellent antifogging and antibacterial functions. The excellent ant...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Biological Control - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Catalysis Today - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
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