MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7393.830 (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:830
General practitioners don't have all day to counsel well people about their lifestyles, organise screening tests, and discuss the latest research on vitamin supplements and drinking. But all day is exactly what they need, says a study in the American Journal of Public Health (2003;93:635-41). Researchers calculated it would take 7.4 hours of every working day for primary care physicians in the United States to complete all the preventive services recommended for all their patients. So they don't.
A simple fortified drink, taken at school, can protect Tanzanian school children from the seasonal anaemia caused by malaria and poor diet just before …
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