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22 March

The BMJ: Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise for managing chronic pain

The BMJ: Use of certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease

19 March

BMJ Open:   Surgeries employing GPs with additional training in complementary medicine appear less likely to prescribe antibiotics

British Journal of Sports Medicine:   Custom-made foot orthoses appear to be no better than over-the-counter insoles or other treatments to stop heel pain

15 March

The BMJ: Little evidence for any direct impact of national cancer policies on short term survival in England

The BMJ: ​​Health chiefs failing to investigate rising deaths in England and Wales, argue experts

The BMJ: Neglecting child health threatens UK’s future prosperity, says expert

14 March

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for mums

Tobacco Control: ‘Heat not burn’ smokeless tobacco product may not be as harm free as claimed

7 March

The BMJ: Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer

The BMJ: US cancer treatment guidelines “often based on weak evidence”

The BMJ: Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?

The BMJ: Finalists are announced for The BMJ Awards 2018

6 March

Thorax: Treatment variations may be cutting short lives of hundreds of lung cancer patients in England every year

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures

BMJ Global Health: Shoddy safety/effectiveness evidence behind India’s top selling diabetes drug combos

2 March

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Mums-to-be can exercise in warm weather and use saunas without getting too hot

Gut: Calcium supplements may boost risk of abnormal bowel growths (polyps)

28 February

The BMJ: Regular monitoring rather than immediate treatment justified for some cervical lesions

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Study reveals growing severity of US firearm injuries requiring hospital admission since early 90s

20 February

BMJ Open: 2016 junior doctor strikes in England had ‘significant impact’ on healthcare provision

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Gap between fiction and reality may be important in era of focus on patient experience, say authors

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise linked to lower death risk in older men

16 February

Vet Record: Curb animal slaughter without prior stunning, top vet urges UK government

15 February

The BMJ: Study suggests possible link between highly processed foods and cancer

13 February

BMJ Open: Slow eating speed may be linked to weight loss

BMJ Case Reports: Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief

8 February

The BMJ: Case for assisted dying “stronger than ever” says The BMJ

The BMJ: Anti-obesity programmes in schools unlikely to halt child obesity epidemic

The BMJ: Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in US life expectancy

6 February

Tobacco Control: Love Island TV reality show viewers exposed to millions of tobacco related images

Vet Record: Nearly one in three pugs has an abnormal gait

2 February

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Anxious personality may be linked to heightened dog bite risk

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Regular exercise halves complication rate after lung cancer surgery

1 February

The BMJ: Migraine linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

The BMJ: Study reveals substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk

31 January

The BMJ: Austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argues experts

The BMJ: “Friends and family test” should no longer be compulsory, argue experts

26 January

Vet Record: Gender pay gap exists across the UK’s veterinary profession

25 January

The BMJ: Just one cigarette a day carries greater risk of heart disease and stroke than expected, warn experts

The BMJ: Substantial inequalities in caesarean births persist in many countries

The BMJ: Simple breathing training with a physiotherapist before surgery prevents postoperative pneumonia

24 January

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Sugar tax on soft drinks might drive up alcohol consumption

BMJ OpenWomen taking probiotics during pregnancy might have lower pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Cases of certain type of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over past 15 years in England

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Use evidence to inform Isle of Man draft abortion bill debate, urge researchers

18 January

The BMJ: Duration of treatment rather than dose more strongly associated with opioid misuse after surgery

The BMJ: Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?

16 January

Heart: Starting periods before age of 12 linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke

BMJ Case Reports: Don’t hold your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, doctors warn

12 January

Vet Record: Experts raise concerns over raw meat diets for cats and dogs

BMJ Open: Patients’ unfavourable views of hospital care strongly linked to nurse numbers

BMJ Open: Emotionally demanding workload and confrontational patients key stressors for GPs

11 January

The BMJ: Investigation raises concerns over poor quality, lack of regulation, and misrepresentation of animal studies for drug development

The BMJ: Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity

The BMJ: New prostate cancer risk score could help guide screening decisions

4 January

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals hundreds of drug company deals that commissioning groups fail to declare

The BMJ: Could sugar be responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemics?

The BMJ: Impact of US pay for performance programs “limited and disappointing” say experts

The BMJ: Type 1 diabetes increases over time in children but adults account for most new cases in China

2 January

BMJ Case Reports: Use and abuse of common household products and home remedies

21 December

Vet Record: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas, warn experts

Vet Record: Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance

Vet Record: Experts advise using benchmarking to identify farms with high antibiotic use

15 December

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Regular take-aways linked to kids’ heart disease and diabetes risk factors

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Despite removal of many obstacles, UK child organ donation rates remain low

18 December

BMJ Open: Rubber/plastic bullets used for crowd control can maim and kill

Stroke & Vascular Neurology: Gingko biloba may help boost memory and brain's ‘command and control’ function after stroke

ESMO Open: Cancer survivors age faster than those who haven’t had the disease

14 December

The BMJ: Growing size of wine glasses coincides with more drinking

The BMJ: No link between rainfall and visiting the doctor with joint pain

The BMJ: Owning a pet does not seem to influence signs of ageing

The BMJ: How well can digital assistants answer questions on sex?

The BMJ: Children best placed to explain facts of surgery to patients, say experts

13 December

BMJ: Helen Crisp appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Quality

12 December

The BMJ: Full moon linked to increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes

The BMJ: “Man flu” may be real

The BMJ: Pride does not come before a fall

The BMJ: Peppa Pig may encourage inappropriate use of primary care services

8 December

The BMJ: Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Ditch plan to disregard all athletic world records before 2005, urge experts

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Revised trainee guidelines permit full spectrum of ‘conscientious objection’

7 December

The BMJ: Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts

6 December
The BMJ: Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, warn experts

The BMJ: Screening has had “little impact” on falling breast cancer deaths in the Netherlands

The BMJ: Is continuous electronic fetal monitoring useful for all women in labour?

30 November
The BMJ: Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy

29 November

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Marriage may help stave off dementia
BMJ Global Health: Living in a 'war zone' linked to delivery of low birthweight babies

23 November

The BMJ: Moderatcoffee drinking “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” say experts
22 November

BMJ Open: Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses
Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Air pollution linked to poorer quality sperm

20 November

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice now even better placed to support decision making at the point of care

16 November

The BMJ: Has the Mental Health Act had its day?

BMJ Open: Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Heavy drinking and smoking linked to visible signs of ageing

Emergency Medicine Journal: Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster

15 November

The BMJ: Weight reducing diets, predominantly those low in fat, may reduce risk of early death for adults with obesity

The BMJ: Keyhole surgery more effective than open surgery for ruptured aneurysm

The BMJ: “Grave concern” over plans to allow US-style bodies to operate in the NHS

14 November

BMJ: BMJ Learning partners with Think Associates to support learning and development for UK healthcare professionals

10 November

Vet Record: Vet Record launches new series to give vets an insight into what owners are thinking

9 November

BMJ Open: Primary care consultations last less than 5 minutes for half the world’s population

Emergency Medicine Journal: Standards to iron out ‘weekend effect’ in English hospitals don’t make any difference

1 November

BMJ Open: Less red tape and shorter working hours might help stave off retirement of UK doctors

Gut: Long term use of drugs to curb acid reflux linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk

Veterinary Record: Treatment for dogs alleviates fear of noisy fireworks

The BMJ: Doctors face legal action to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug

30 October

BMJ: Nominations open for 10th BMJ Awards

27 October

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009

Veterinary Record: Should keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets be restricted?

26 October

The BMJ: Retain UK healthcare as a primarily publicly funded service, argues leading doctor

The BMJ: NHS must plan for long term disruption and effects on staff after mass casualty events

The BMJ: Should we scrap the target of a maximum four hour wait in emergency departments?

24 October

BMJ Open: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men aged 65+ will be physically disabled in Europe by 2047

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care:  Statin use linked to heightened type 2 diabetes risk in susceptible individuals

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Major changes in balance of gut bacteria occur soon after serious injury/trauma

20 October

BMJ: One of world’s most influential doctors urges action to avoid evidence being ‘distorted’ by pharmaceutical industry

19 October

The BMJ: Upfront charging of overseas visitors using the NHS is a threat to everyone, argue experts

The BMJ: Teenage girls more likely to self-harm than boys

The BMJ: First time mothers with an epidural who lie down in later stages of labour are more likely to have a normal birth

18 October

The BMJ: Keeping active can help older people reduce the need for costly social care

The BMJ: New anti-clotting drugs not associated with higher risk of major bleeding

17 October

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Ten pence restaurant chain levy on sugary drinks linked to fall in sales

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

British Journal of Sports Medicine: No evidence that widely marketed technique to treat leaky bladder/prolapse works

13 October

BMJ: BMJ Learning partners with Duodecim to support learning and development for hospital doctors in Finland

Veterinary Record: Trend for extreme breeding is now affecting horses

11 October

The BMJ: Study finds small differences in patient outcomes between male and female surgeons

The BMJ: Disturbing trends in men’s reproductive health demand urgent action

10 October

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Fatty diet may boost risk of relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs—at least for men

5 October

The BMJ: No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life

The BMJ: Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children

3 October

BMJ: BMJ launches new open access science journal

BMJ Case Report: Man develops severe liver damage after taking Epsom salts

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Delayed hospital discharges could be linked to rise in population deaths

Tobacco Control: Study estimates years of life that could be saved in US if smokers switched to e-cigarettes

28 September

The BMJ: ‘Telephone first’ approach is no panacea for reducing GP workload

The BMJ: Should we welcome plans to sell off wasted NHS land?

The BMJ: Health and social care changes "paving way for fewer services" warn experts

27 September

BMJ: BMJ’s e-learning programme set to strengthen brain trauma research

26 September

The BMJ: Tackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue experts

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Certain vaginal bacteria may be linked with increased risk of chlamydia

BMJ Case Reports: Woman develops rare life-threatening condition after liposuction

Journal of Medical Ethics: What should doctors do when parents request ‘second best’ treatments for their children?

21 September

The BMJ: Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer

Heart: Women with heart disease less likely to reach treatment targets than men

BMJ Open: Physically active mid-lifers more likely to be active into old age

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Training course for chronic fatigue syndrome or ME is effective for children alongside specialist care

19 September

BMJ Case Reports: Toy gun popular with kids can cause serious eye injury, warn doctors

Veterinary Record: Owners of seriously ill pets at risk of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms

Veterinary Record: Parasitic eye infection poses significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts

13 September

The BMJ: Should Google offer an online screening test for depression?

The BMJ: Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes, but is rarely achieved or recorded

12 September

BMJ Open: Evidence for potential harms of light drinking in pregnancy ‘surprisingly’ limited

BMJ Case Reports: Man develops cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract

BMJ Open: People with disabilities face major hurdles accessing healthcare in UK

7 September

The BMJ: Study finds association between antidepressant use in pregnancy and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in children

6 September

The BMJ: Resistance to antimicrobials is of growing concern in South-East Asia, highlights WHO

31 August

The BMJ: Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease

BMJ Global Health: Women in India nearly 40 times more likely to die after assault as their US peers

Injury Prevention: Climate change may be linked to spike in US road deaths in 2015

24 August

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 24 - 26 August 2017, Kuala-Lumpur:
London team show how video consultations can improve GP and patient experience

23 August

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Methamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in the young

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease

BMJ Open: Improvised explosive devices inflict much more serious injuries than land mines

22 August

The BMJ: Concerns over rise of substance misuse in “baby boomers”

The BMJ: Guidance on portraying TV suicide should be strengthened and enforced, say experts

21 August

BMJ: BMJ and Ukraine Ministry of Health announce new accreditation agreement to support continuous professional development

18 August

Student BMJ: Only one in 10 medical students exceed weekly alcohol limits, survey finds

Tobacco Control: First evidence that e-cigarettes may be prompting UK teens to try the real thing

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis

17 August

The BMJ: Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome risks “fear and anxiety” warn experts

The BMJ: Study shows improved survival among premature babies, but risk of developmental delay remains high

10 August

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 24 - 26 August 2017, Kuala-Lumpur

8 August

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: “Alarming growth” in North-South divide early deaths among young in England
BMJ Case Reports: Dental brace wire found in woman’s bowel after 10 years

BMJ Case Reports: Man loses feeling in legs after long term denture fixative use

The BMJ: The BMJ editor urges NHS trusts to ensure fair treatment of junior doctors

3 August

Nick Brown appointed Archives of Disease in Childhood Editor in Chief

The BMJ: Study warns of increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as the US opioid epidemic accelerates

The BMJ: Acid attack bystanders can make a real difference if they act fast, say experts

The BMJ: How can we achieve greater balance in future cases like Charlie Gard’s, asks expert?

Journal of Medical Ethics: Hard lessons: learning from the Charlie Gard case


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