72 articles published between 16 Jan 2012 and 22 Jan 2012

Editor's Choice

Saving carbon and money

BMJ 2012;344:e488 (Published 18 January 2012)



Cost keeps one in 10 Canadians from filling prescription

BMJ 2012;344:e514 (Published 20 January 2012)

Global abortion rate stalls while proportion of unsafe abortions rises

BMJ 2012;344:e518 (Published 20 January 2012)

Canadians want national medical standards to prevent inequalities

BMJ 2012;344:e520 (Published 20 January 2012)

Turkish Medical Association calls for help to defend its role

BMJ 2012;344:e529 (Published 20 January 2012)

Scientists are to investigate “three parent IVF” for preventing mitochondrial diseases

BMJ 2012;344:e540 (Published 20 January 2012)

Campaigners hope UK will follow Australia’s lead on plain packaging for cigarettes

BMJ 2012;344:e525 (Published 19 January 2012)

Government will not merge health and social care budgets for the present, minister says

BMJ 2012;344:e527 (Published 19 January 2012)

Articles disputing link between HRT and breast cancer are “ridiculous”

BMJ 2012;344:e513 (Published 19 January 2012)

US to require public disclosure of drug and device industry’s financial ties to doctors

BMJ 2012;344:e515 (Published 19 January 2012)

BMA members signal willingness to take industrial action over pension reforms

BMJ 2012;344:e521 (Published 19 January 2012)

Houses of Lords backs government plans for new disability payments

BMJ 2012;344:e507 (Published 19 January 2012)

Overseas trained doctors in Australia call for inquiry into registration system

BMJ 2012;344:c6686 (Published 18 January 2012)

Questions remain over safety and effectiveness of oseltamivir

BMJ 2012;344:e467 (Published 17 January 2012)

Scientists are urged to oppose new US legislation that will put studies behind a pay wall

BMJ 2012;344:e452 (Published 17 January 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e459 (Published 17 January 2012)

Airlines should be legally required to warn travellers about malaria

BMJ 2012;344:e463 (Published 17 January 2012)

Scotland introduces record of ethnicity on death certificates

BMJ 2012;344:e475 (Published 17 January 2012)

Doctor approved detention of unconscious man three hours before he died, court hears

BMJ 2012;344:e476 (Published 17 January 2012)

Only women with symptoms need to have their breast implants removed, says government

BMJ 2012;344:e478 (Published 17 January 2012)

Argentinean court upholds fines against GSK and two doctors for malpractice during vaccine trial

BMJ 2012;344:e449 (Published 17 January 2012)

Institutions must do more to eliminate research misconduct, meeting hears

BMJ 2012;344:e446 (Published 16 January 2012)

News - continued

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e401 (Published 18 January 2012)


Does nicotine replacement really help smokers quit?

Douglas Kamerow

BMJ 2012;344:e450 (Published 18 January 2012)

Show us the evidence for telehealth

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e469 (Published 18 January 2012)


Rethinking credible evidence synthesis

BMJ 2012;344:d7898 (Published 17 January 2012)

Evidence and desperation in off-label prescribing: recombinant factor VIIa

BMJ 2012;344:d7926 (Published 16 January 2012)

Clinical Review

Diagnosis and management of ANCA associated vasculitis

BMJ 2012;344:e26 (Published 16 January 2012)


Views & Reviews

How dementia tests Thatcher’s mettle

Desmond O’Neill

BMJ 2012;344:e378 (Published 18 January 2012)

Country Doctor

John Quin

BMJ 2012;344:e382 (Published 18 January 2012)

Whose health and safety?

Mary E Black

BMJ 2012;344:e392 (Published 18 January 2012)

Heart and science

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e398 (Published 18 January 2012)

Bad medicine: medical nutrition

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e451 (Published 18 January 2012)

Does anyone understand the government’s plan for the NHS?

Martin McKee

BMJ 2012;344:e399 (Published 17 January 2012)


A child with knee pain

BMJ 2012;344:e250 (Published 19 January 2012)

Statistical tests for independent groups: categorical data

BMJ 2012;344:e344 (Published 18 January 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e423 (Published 18 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e428 (Published 18 January 2012)


Beethoven’s deafness and his three styles

BMJ 2012;344:e512 (Published 19 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e481 (Published 18 January 2012)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: on target?

BMJ 2012;344:e376 (Published 18 January 2012)

Search for evidence goes on

BMJ 2012;344:e458 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifebox: give a little, help a lot

BMJ 2012;344:e313 (Published 17 January 2012)

The greening of medicine

BMJ 2012;344:d8360 (Published 16 January 2012)


Traditional birth attendants are an effective resource

BMJ 2012;344:e365 (Published 18 January 2012)

Agriculture and health

BMJ 2012;344:d7834 (Published 17 January 2012)


Peter Richards

BMJ 2012;344:e492 (Published 18 January 2012)


Why are the chosen pulse oximeters so expensive?

BMJ 2012;344:e210 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifebox replies to Savage

BMJ 2012;344:e219 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifeblood responds to criticisms in Welfare’s personal view article

BMJ 2012;344:e403 (Published 17 January 2012)

Guideline development group was not in the pocket of pharma

BMJ 2012;344:e405 (Published 17 January 2012)

Are we going over the top with VTE prophylaxis tick boxes?

BMJ 2012;344:e407 (Published 17 January 2012)

Why does the BMJ support donations of pulse oximeters when they have no effect?

BMJ 2012;344:e409 (Published 17 January 2012)

Doctors taking a pulse using their mobile phone can spread MRSA

BMJ 2012;344:e412 (Published 17 January 2012)

Smart doctors playing stupid?

BMJ 2012;344:e413 (Published 17 January 2012)

Bring back nylon string vests

BMJ 2012;344:e416 (Published 17 January 2012)

Lifebox replies to Gøtzsche

BMJ 2012;344:e417 (Published 17 January 2012)

Brisk and prolonged daily walking is needed to outpace the Grim Reaper

BMJ 2012;344:e424 (Published 17 January 2012)

Arthroprosthetic cobaltism associated with metal on metal hip implants

BMJ 2012;344:e430 (Published 17 January 2012)

Anticipatory palliative care allows people to die with dignity

BMJ 2012;344:e432 (Published 17 January 2012)

Preparation is the key to death being our friend

BMJ 2012;344:e436 (Published 17 January 2012)

Research Methods & Reporting

Clinical prediction rules

BMJ 2012;344:d8312 (Published 16 January 2012)