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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39185.419838.BD1 (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:858

Does breast feeding reduce the risk of babies being admitted to hospital for diarrhoeal and lower respiratory tract infections in the United Kingdom? Surprisingly, perhaps, it does. Exclusive, prolonged breast feeding could prevent 53% of admissions for diarrhoea, and partial breast feeding could prevent 31%. And 27% of lower respiratory tract infections could be prevented by exclusive breast feeding and 25% by partial breast feeding (Pediatrics 2007;119:e837-42, doi: 10.1542/peds.2006-2256).

Teenagers with eating disorders fare better when they engage with self care guided by cognitive behaviour therapy than when they undergo family therapy. Cognitive behaviour therapy offers the slight advantage of a more rapid reduction in bingeing but, perhaps more importantly, is also cheaper and more acceptable to them (American Journal of Psychiatry 2007;164:591-8, doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.164.4.591).

Performing high intensity weight lifting exercise during dialysis sessions results in significantly better muscle mass, strength, quality of life, and other aspects of health status that are considered important to people with kidney failure, according to a randomised …

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