eLetters

24 e-Letters

published between 2015 and 2018

  • Re: Healthy eating: an NHS priority
    Joanne A Hastings

    Promoting healthy eating certainly needs to be a greater priority within the NHS but I suspect changing culture will be easier said than done. I the hospital I worked at last year, the central point of the hospital was a Greggs. There was no canteen and whilst there was a cafe selling healthier food above the Greggs I found many patients did not know it existed and for the staff it did not have the same opening hours as...

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  • Old Age: Strong and incessant exercise in the open air
    Martin Hofmeister

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article "Physical activity is medicine for older adults" by Taylor in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (1). I agree that physical activity is and remains an organismic necessity and the best buy for public health (2-3)!

    The German physician Christopher William Hufeland (1762 - 1836) wrote in his famous work 'Art of Prolonging Life' in 1797: "Harmony in the movements...

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  • Re: Old Age: Medicine is activity (Do not forget Susruta of India)
    Martin Hofmeister

    Dear Professor Jorwal,

    In history of exercise physiology is often forgotten that Susruta of ancient India was the first physician to prescribe physical activity for health reasons. He promoted dietary changes and daily exercise of moderate intensity such as brisk walking to minimize the consequences of diabetes and obesity (1). Today, elderly people are very likely to benefit even from simple, full-body exercise...

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  • Adrenaline in the management of anaphylaxis. What about medical students?
    Daniela Zauli

    The paper by Plum et al. (1) prompted us to verify how fourth year medical students performed in choosing the initial dose and route of administration of adrenaline in the treatment of adult anaphylaxis. The question was one of the 20 they had to answer by blackening the correct box (C for this specific question) to pass the Clinical Immunology (CI) exam. Many (approximately two-thirds) of the 192 students who resp...

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