Are women unrepresented in clinical trials?

There are conflicting reports on the representation of women in clinical trials, with one group saying they are overrepresented and others disagreeing. What is really going on? Image Credit Sex The Institute of Medicine advises that sex matters, so both males and females need to be represented in trials to detect gender differences in the effects of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions. Women’s healthcare will be compromised due to a lack of sex-specific information about drugs, their doses and unusual uses of drugs. Trials The demographic make-up of clinical trial participants…

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How can you deal with asbestos in your workplace?

Asbestos hasn’t been used in new construction projects for many years, but refurbishments and building conversion projects are frequently held up because asbestos is discovered during the building work. Image Credit In fact, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warns that asbestos may be present in any building that was completed before 2000. That includes schools, hospitals, factories and offices, so many workplaces can be affected. Asbestos exposure still causes around 5,000 deaths a year, so asbestos in the workplace needs to be rigorously controlled and managed. It’s essential to…

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Everything you need to know about the National Motorhome & Campervan Show 2018

The leisure industry will showcase its products in the UK’s largest show between 20th and 22nd April 2018 at the East of England Arena, Peterborough. Image Credit Largest Event This will be the 28th year that this show has been held, and it is still the UK’s largest motorhome show. Being held in April, it is an excellent starting point to a new season, giving customers the opportunity to test-drive vehicles, change their existing vehicle and get kitted out with the latest gadgets and hobby must-haves. Exhibits The event attracts…

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Be your own fashion designer – Getting into making your own clothes

Getting into making your own clothes is one of the most rewarding hobbies that you can have. Not only is making your own clothes fun, but it is also practical, and as you improve you will be able to start coming up with your own unique designs, so you can have one of a kind pieces that nobody else will have! Most of us now would have no idea how to make our own clothes – with clothes being made abroad being so cheap and easily available in this country,…

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Who can participate in a clinical trial?

If you’ve heard of clinical trials but not sure who is eligible to participate in one, here is some information that might help. A clinical study is research involving human participants that is undertaken to add to medical knowledge and treatments. A clinical trial might also be referred to as an interventional study. Trials can involve drugs or devices but could also involve a change to someone’s diet or a new procedure. Trials involving the testing of new drugs have different stages referred to as phases. Who can participate? Each…

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What Are the Benefits of Silicone Hoses?

It’s amazing to see how far we have come as a civilisation, as it was during the Bronze Age that the very first pipes to carry water from one place to another were invented. Image Credit The Roman Empire later had pipes of lead and clay, producing bathing areas and delivering potable water – a world away from what we have today. We have a lot to thank them for. History Over the decades, materials such as hollow bamboo reeds have been used to carry water in places like China,…

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Heating Through History

It’s been bitingly cold recently and it makes you wonder how people coped before central heating.  How did our ancestors keep warm and out of the freezing winter temperatures? Going back to the time of the building of Stonehenge, fire was the only source of heat when temperatures dropped. In the centre of each Neolithic home would have been a well-stoked fire which would be the focal point for the family to cook and warm themselves. Of course, for those uncomfortably cold nights – animal fur and hides would have…

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Why Your Business Needs Professional Commercial Pressure Washing

If you’re the proud owner of a business and have a local physical location, it is vital that you consider the benefits of high quality commercial pressure washing. Pressure washing might not seem like that big of a deal, especially if you’ve owned your property for quite some time. This is due to the fact that the dirt that has accumulated is difficult to spot after going to work every single day. This is when pressure washing is even more crucial, and it is something that will help your office…

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What is a potentiometer?

A potentiometer is used to manually increase or decrease the amount of current flowing through a circuit. It does this by altering the amount of resistance to the current. A typical application would be a volume knob on a radio, or a joystick. Image Credit The potentiometer is essentially a resistor with three terminals. A slide or wiper is used to make an adjustable voltage divider. The potentiometer has two strips of material – a conductive strip which conducts current into the circuit when the control is used in one…

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How to plan your car budget

We all need to plan our monthly budget to keep household bills up-to-date and our financial affairs in order, and this is also the case when planning to buy a car. Image Credit Budget Budgeting for a car is very important because if you don’t get your sums right at the start, you could get into financial trouble. It’s very tempting to buy the most expensive car that you can afford, but remember all the additional costs that are associated with running a car. Before you decide on a specific…

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