85 articles published between 23 Jan 2012 and 29 Jan 2012

Editor's Choice

Controversies over hypertension guidelines

BMJ 2012;344:e653 (Published 25 January 2012)


Influence of medical journal press releases on the quality of associated newspaper coverage: retrospective cohort study

BMJ 2012;344:d8164 (Published 27 January 2012)

Determinants of the decline in mortality from acute myocardial infarction in England between 2002 and 2010: linked national database study

BMJ 2012;344:d8059 (Published 25 January 2012)

Decline in mortality from coronary heart disease in Poland after socioeconomic transformation: modelling study

BMJ 2012;344:d8136 (Published 25 January 2012)

25 year trends in first time hospitalisation for acute myocardial infarction, subsequent short and long term mortality, and the prognostic impact of sex and comorbidity: a Danish nationwide cohort study

BMJ 2012;344:e356 (Published 25 January 2012)

Effectiveness of vaccine against pandemic influenza A/H1N1 among people with underlying chronic diseases: cohort study, Denmark, 2009-10

BMJ 2012;344:d7901 (Published 25 January 2012)

Systematic review of peer support for breastfeeding continuation: metaregression analysis of the effect of setting, intensity, and timing

BMJ 2012;344:d8287 (Published 25 January 2012)

Consumption of fried foods and risk of coronary heart disease: Spanish cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study

BMJ 2012;344:e363 (Published 24 January 2012)


Gates donates $750m, but Global Fund still needs more backers

BMJ 2012;344:e711 (Published 27 January 2012)

GP covered out of hours service in London from home in Norfolk

BMJ 2012;344:e713 (Published 27 January 2012)

Medical profession is divided over whether to demand health bill’s withdrawal

BMJ 2012;344:e720 (Published 27 January 2012)

NHS watchdog is failing patients and unfit for purpose, MPs are told

BMJ 2012;344:e695 (Published 27 January 2012)

Network of UK centres is needed to deliver genomic technology across medical specialties

BMJ 2012;344:e701 (Published 27 January 2012)

Indian health ministry challenges report of totally drug resistant tuberculosis

BMJ 2012;344:e702 (Published 27 January 2012)

Public health doctors vote for their faculty to oppose the health bill

BMJ 2012;344:e690 (Published 26 January 2012)

Chronic illness and disability are a hidden economic burden in Australia

BMJ 2012;344:e491 (Published 26 January 2012)

FDA faces barrage of criticism over plans to assess safety of supplements

BMJ 2012;344:e583 (Published 25 January 2012)

Giving clinicians managerial responsibility can improve quality, think tank says

BMJ 2012;344:e603 (Published 25 January 2012)

GMC bans doctors from signing contracts containing “gagging” clauses on issues of public interest

BMJ 2012;344:e626 (Published 25 January 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e551 (Published 25 January 2012)

Momentum to tackle non-communicable diseases must be maintained

BMJ 2012;344:e618 (Published 25 January 2012)

Hospitals may make more money by keeping patients on dialysis than by transplanting kidneys, report says

BMJ 2012;344:e620 (Published 25 January 2012)

Court should not allow lethal injection for patient with locked-in syndrome, lawyer says

BMJ 2012;344:e648 (Published 25 January 2012)

NHS reforms are obstructing the push for efficiency gains, say MPs

BMJ 2012;344:e579 (Published 24 January 2012)

Three babies die in pseudomonas outbreak at Belfast neonatal unit

BMJ 2012;344:e592 (Published 24 January 2012)

Consultants should deliver care all week whatever the cost, says review

BMJ 2012;344:e617 (Published 24 January 2012)

News - continued

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e585 (Published 25 January 2012)


NHS pensions: all the rage

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e613 (Published 25 January 2012)

The NHS gift economy is in peril

Iona Heath

BMJ 2012;344:e590 (Published 25 January 2012)

Guttmacher Institute

Hannah Bass

BMJ 2012;344:e623 (Published 25 January 2012)


Clinical Review

Diagnosis and management of thalassaemia

BMJ 2012;344:e228 (Published 25 January 2012)


Views & Reviews

There’s no evidence that 25% of hospital patients would be better off cared for out of hospital

Kenneth G Taylor

BMJ 2012;344:e587 (Published 25 January 2012)

The Emperor of Ice-Cream

Desmond O’Neill

BMJ 2012;344:e562 (Published 25 January 2012)

Saving Charlotte Brontë

James Owen Drife

BMJ 2012;344:e567 (Published 25 January 2012)

Medicolegal judgments

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e572 (Published 25 January 2012)

Transforming translation

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e596 (Published 25 January 2012)

Showing the unspeakable

Sandy Goldbeck-Wood

BMJ 2012;344:e619 (Published 25 January 2012)


Multiple significance tests: the Bonferroni correction

BMJ 2012;344:e509 (Published 25 January 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e526 (Published 25 January 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e528 (Published 25 January 2012)


Martin Hugh Daly

BMJ 2012;344:d8087 (Published 26 January 2012)

Keith Remington Lothian

BMJ 2012;344:e569 (Published 26 January 2012)

George Ivan Young

BMJ 2012;344:e680 (Published 26 January 2012)

Peter Arbuthnot Watt

BMJ 2012;344:d8102 (Published 26 January 2012)

Kenneth Charles Robertson Halliday

BMJ 2012;344:e564 (Published 26 January 2012)

Peter James Young Scott

BMJ 2012;344:d8103 (Published 26 January 2012)

Peter Andersen

BMJ 2012;344:e422 (Published 26 January 2012)

Adeboye Oluwole Ogunmekan

BMJ 2012;344:d8096 (Published 25 January 2012)

John Patrick Acton Weaver

BMJ 2012;344:d7985 (Published 25 January 2012)

Lionel Maurice Kremer

BMJ 2012;344:d8089 (Published 25 January 2012)

John Loakes

BMJ 2012;344:d8090 (Published 25 January 2012)

Paul Habershon Scott

BMJ 2012;344:d8100 (Published 25 January 2012)

Louis Crawford

BMJ 2012;344:d8092 (Published 25 January 2012)


Safer prescribing for prisoners

BMJ 2012;344:e447 (Published 26 January 2012)

Ensuring dignity in the care of older people

BMJ 2012;344:e533 (Published 26 January 2012)

The decline in coronary heart disease; did it fall or was it pushed?

BMJ 2012;344:d7809 (Published 25 January 2012)

Fried foods and the risk of coronary heart disease

BMJ 2012;344:d8274 (Published 24 January 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e665 (Published 25 January 2012)


Stop blaming the unemployed and focus on universal system of mutual security

BMJ 2012;344:e537 (Published 24 January 2012)

The emperor is marching around buck naked

BMJ 2012;344:e541 (Published 24 January 2012)

System rather than target driven approach needed to discover beneficial drug effects

BMJ 2012;344:e543 (Published 24 January 2012)

The REF and UK academic medicine

BMJ 2012;344:e544 (Published 24 January 2012)

Reported inaccuracies about the UK Research Integrity Office

BMJ 2012;344:e547 (Published 24 January 2012)

Independence in disciplinary proceedings against doctors

BMJ 2012;344:e548 (Published 24 January 2012)

Byrne’s body should disappear beneath the waves

BMJ 2012;344:e550 (Published 24 January 2012)

Don’t forget those who were murdered to order

BMJ 2012;344:e552 (Published 24 January 2012)

We cannot change the past, but we can learn from it

BMJ 2012;344:e556 (Published 24 January 2012)

Authors’ reply to Moore and Smith and colleagues

BMJ 2012;344:e557 (Published 24 January 2012)

Public and private providers coexist in Singapore

BMJ 2012;344:e561 (Published 24 January 2012)

US doctors want to use private providers as levers for change

BMJ 2012;344:e566 (Published 24 January 2012)


How much of a social media profile can doctors have?

BMJ 2012;344:e440 (Published 23 January 2012)