a rolling survey carried out annually (1971–2007) in Great Britain by the *Office for National Statistics. It included questions about the household and questions to be completed by all individuals aged over 16 within the household. It covered a wide variety of topics, such as health, employment, pensions, education, and income. It was succeeded (2007–12) by the general lifestyle survey. See also census.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
Founded by Thomas Bartram, 1958, with formulae used with success in his busy practice as Consulting Medical Herbalist, Bournemouth, England. Objects: to spread knowledge of herbal medicine and to provide a reliable service of safe alternatives to drugs. Foundation named after John Gerard in the belief that the science of the herbalist makes an important contribution towards national health. ... Bartrams Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine
a residential home for a group of people where some professional supervision is available. It is used as a stage in the rehabilitation of recovering drug addicts and people who are mentally ill, usually when they have just been discharged from hospital or a rehabilitation facility and are able to work but are not yet ready for independent life.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
Uses: Long European reputation for scirrhous induration of the tongue, burning skin rashes, urticaria, nettle stings, and chronic mouth ulcers. Galen advised juice of fresh leaves to dispel pain of shingles and erysipelas. Dioscorides mentions its use for weak and inflamed eyes (eye-drops). Injected into the ear for relief of earache. Wiped over the forehead, juice from the fresh leaf may relieve migraine and chronic headache. Has been used with success for cancer of the breast, tongue and cervix.
Preparations: Has a better record of success from use of the fresh leaf than by alcohol.
German traditional: mix juice with equal volume of fresh cream.
Poultice: bruised fresh leaves for inflamed skin, shingles, etc.
Much neglected agent. ... Bartrams Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine
(prepatellar bursitis) inflammation and resultant swelling of the bursa in front of the kneecap, usually due to repetitive friction and pressure over the kneecap, as from frequent episodes of prolonged kneeling. Treatment includes pressure bandaging, *NSAIDs, and avoidance of kneeling. See bursitis.... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
(House–Brackmann score, House–Brackmann scale, House–Brackmann facial weakness scale) a six-point grading system for patients with *Bell’s palsy or other forms of facial nerve palsy. Grade I is normal function; grade VI is a total palsy. [J. W. House and D. E. Brackmann (21st century), US otorhinolarygologists]... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
acute haemorrhage in the adrenal glands with haemorrhage into the skin associated with the sudden onset of acute bacteraemic *shock. It is usually caused by meningococcal septicaemia (see meningitis). [R. Waterhouse (1873–1958), British physician; C. Friderichsen (20th century), Danish physician]... Oxford | Concise Colour Medical Dictionary