GC Lalor, MK Vutchkov, ST Bryan, CDC Christie, D Donaldson, J Young, S Chambers
Blood lead levels of 107 children in Mona Commons were in the range 2.2−202 µg/dL with a mean of 25.1 µg/dL. Five received chelation therapy but because of lead storage in other organs, the values were still higher than desirable several months later.
Serum leptin, C-reactive protein and alpha-l antitrypsin levels were determined in children with acute viral hepatitis A. However no significant difference was found between patients and controls in different clinical presentations.
Smoking in University students increased dramatically in Cukurova, Southern Turkey. Best friends' attitudes towards smoking and family members' smoking behaviour were important determinants of smoking. Effective smoking prevention programmes should take into account the dominant influence of peers on the onset and maintenance of smoking behaviour.
Depression is a significant medical disorder which may be comorbid with other medical illnesses. This paper serves to establish the validity of a brief measure of depression suitable for
screening clinic patients.
Diets of relatively affluent islands, Grand Turk and Providenciales, were more varied and complex with higher iron scores than those of the less affluent Middle Caicos which reportedly had the highest prevalence of anaemia.
This study investigates the correlates of body image perception in a group of adolescent females
stratified by ethnicity. Results suggest ethnic differences in the level of concern over body image and associated eating, and weight-related behaviour among participants.
C Ogunsalu, H Daisley, K Henry, S Bedayse, K White, B Jagdeo, S Baldeo
An analysis of l9 cases of ameloblastoma is conducted in young Jamaicans. A new classification
for ameloblastoma based on radiology is adopted and linked to the surgical management of
ameloblastoma. No case simulating the classical dentigerous cyst was documented. The paper offers a new radiological classification which can assist in the management of ameloblastoma.