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Latest press releases 

21 June

BMJ updates Ebola resources to support healthcare workers in Central and West Africa

New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

The BMJ: Experts set out plan to tackle “questionable integrity” of medical evidence

15 June

New Editor for Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

The BMJ: Risks of major birth defects progressively increase with mother’s overweight and obesity severity

The BMJ: Most of London’s ​NHS facilities​ exceed legal air pollution limits

12 June

BMJ launches new open access paediatrics journal

6 June

The BMJ: Ending the international arms trade could reduce terrorism and prevent the death of civilians

1 June

Injury Prevention: Use roadside mouth swabs to test drivers for cannabis use, urge experts

Injury Prevention: Adult bicycle crashes now costing US more than $24 billion/year

The BMJ: Why a regulated cannabis market would improve public health

30 May

The BMJ: Causes of major birth defects still largely unknown

25 May

The BMJ: Cuts to addiction services in England are "a false economy" warns expert

24 May

BMJ: BMJ partners with EBMcalc to better support doctors at the point of care

Heart: Regular chocolate consumption may be linked to lower risk of heart flutter (atrial fibrillation)

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis

19 May

The BMJ: Three candidates for WHO leader set out their vision ahead of next week’s election

17 May

The BMJ: Online abortion service can offer alternative to unsafe methods to end pregnancy

The BMJ: Treatment in hospital by older doctors linked to higher death rates

BMJ: New editor for Medical Humanities

12 May

Tobacco Control: Cut UK smokers to under 5% to lop millions off healthcare and productivity costs

BMJ Case Reports: Drug used for alcohol dependence might also treat stuttering, suggest researchers

BMJ Case Reports: Beware of parasites in raw/undercooked fish, warn doctors

11 May

The BMJ: Experts advise against surgery for almost all patients with degenerative knee damage

The BMJ: Hospitals must be prepared for ransomware attacks

9 May

The BMJ: Heightened risk of heart attacks found with common painkillers in routine use

The BMJ: Diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grains may lower risk of gout

4 May

The BMJ Awards: Winners announced at The BMJ Awards 2017

BMJ: BMJ appoints new Non-Executive Director

2 May

The BMJ: Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without celiac disease

The BMJ: Brexit’s Great Repeal Bill will axe the right to health, warn experts

The BMJ: Doctors should question the value of most heavily promoted drugs

26 April

The BMJ: Government’s counterterrorism strategy is having little impact in the NHS

The BMJ: Experts make the case for ending routine blood tests

The BMJ: Patient helps doctors spot signs of exercise addiction

25 April

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Popular belief that saturated fats clog up arteries “plain wrong” say experts

24 April

British Journal of Sports Medicine:  Aerobic and resistance exercise combo can boost brain power of over 50s

Emergency Medicine Journal: Only 1 in 5 seriously injured child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres

20 April

The BMJ: Cycling or walking to and from work linked to substantial health benefits

The BMJ: Childhood adversity linked to increased suicide risk in adolescence

13 April

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Cognitive function largely intact in retired professional ice hockey players, shows small study

10 April

British Journal of Ophthalmology: New chemical composition of ‘poppers’ linked to retinal damage

Journal of Clinical Pathology: Wide variability in coroner decision-making around investigating deaths

31 March

The BMJ: Should healthcare professionals breach confidentiality when a patient is unfit to drive?

29 March

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Every £1 spent on public health in UK saves average of £14

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Very low frequency electromagnetic field exposure linked to motor neurone disease

28 March

The BMJ: Knee replacement surgery may have minimal effects on quality of life in those with less severe symptoms

The BMJ: Very premature babies benefit most from corticosteroids before birth

23 March

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review

The BMJ: Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some - but not all - heart conditions

The BMJ: New "budget impact test" is an unpopular and flawed attempt to solve a fundamentally political problem, argue experts

21 March

Gut: Risk of liver disease and cancer starts from adolescence in overweight or obese men

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Growing global temperatures could be contributing to rising diabetic numbers

14 March

Archives of Disease in Childhood: 3+ hours daily screen time linked to diabetes risk factors for kids

3 March

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care: Trump’s policy changes put women’s sexual and reproductive health at risk, argues expert

2 March 

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: Autoimmune disease may be linked to heightened dementia risk

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Exposure to certain insecticides linked to childhood behavioural difficulties

The BMJ: Should we commit to eradicate malaria worldwide?

1 March 

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care: Concerns over inconsistent palliative care provision across England

The BMJ: Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer

The BMJ: No increased risks to newborns linked to taking influenza drugs during pregnancy

The BMJ:  NHS sustainability plans unlikely to work without greater government commitment

23 February

BMJ Open: Brainy teens may be less likely to smoke, but more likely to drink and use cannabis

Thorax: Fruit and veg-rich diet linked to much lower risk of chronic lung disease

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Severe gum disease may be early sign of undiagnosed diabetes

22 February 

The BMJ: Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidence

The BMJ: Stop using ultrasound to speed up fracture healing, advise experts

The BMJ: Trump’s policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ

The BMJ: Experts raise concern over US advice to screen all adults and all teens for depression

17 February 

The BMJ Awards: Finalists announced for The BMJ Awards 2017

16 February 

The BMJ: Study reports that vitamin D supplements reduce risk of acute respiratory infections

BMJ Opinion: New legislation could harm UK’s most vulnerable children, warns child protection expert

15 February 

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Appointment of New Editor in Chief

10 February 

Journal of Medical Ethics: Allow some people to continue to self-injure as part of harm minimisation, says researcher

Heart Asia: Recreational amphetamine use may hasten biological ageing of the heart

9 February 

The BMJ: Is it time for a dedicated tax to fund the NHS?

The BMJ: Rising inequalities to blame for many of world’s ills, say experts

8 February 

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Physically demanding jobs and shiftwork linked to lowered fertility in women

Tobacco Control: Teen vaping “one way bridge” to future smoking among non-smokers, say researchers 

3 February 

The BMJ: US patients treated by international doctors have lower death rates than those treated by home trained doctors

2 February 

The BMJ: Seeing the same GP associated with fewer hospital admissions

The BMJ: It’s time the NHS was smoke-free

1 February 

BMJ: BVA and BMJ appoint new editor for Veterinary Record

30 January

The BMJ:  Senior doctors urge Prime Minister to act on underfunded NHS 

26 January 

The BMJ: Anxiety and depression may be linked to increased risk of death from some cancers

The BMJ: How effective and safe is hormone treatment in pregnant women with mild thyroid problems?

The BMJ: High variability among medical experts when assessing claimants for work disability benefits

23 January 

BMJ: BMJ launches new platform to help researchers get published, discovered and cited

The BMJ: World still “grossly underprepared” for infectious disease outbreaks

20 January 

Thorax: Lead on climate change to ‘make America great again,’ respiratory doctors urge Trump

18 January 

The BMJ: The war on drugs causes massive human rights violations

The BMJ: Financial ties between researchers and drug industry linked to positive trial results

17 January 

Sexually Transmitted Infections: HIV treatment might boost susceptibility to syphilis, say researchers

Tobacco Control: Smoking related imagery absent from only one James Bond movie to date

Acupuncture in Medicine: Acupuncture may alleviate babies’ excessive crying

11 January 

The BMJ: Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery

The BMJ: Should gluten-free foods be available on prescription?

The BMJ: Low cost salt reduction policy would save millions of lives worldwide

The BMJ: Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck tour should be banned, say public health experts

10 January 

Gut: High dietary red meat intake linked to common bowel condition diverticulitis

Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin: NHS England taken to task for sore throat ‘test and treat plans’ in pharmacies

9 January 

BMJ: BMJ partners with Cochrane Clinical Answers to boost knowledge at the point of care

5 January 

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals private firms run a third of CCGs’ schemes to screen GP referrals

The BMJ: “Screen and treat” approach to prevent type 2 diabetes unlikely to have major impact

3 January 

BMJ Case Reports: Woman hospitalised after developing complication of a New Year ‘detox’

 

 

 

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