18 August 2001 (Vol 323, Issue 7309)

Editor's Choice

News

President Bush sidesteps critics in stem cell debate

BMJ 2001;323:357.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

“Flying” vacuum cleaners are among hazards in MRI suites

BMJ 2001;323:357.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

In brief

BMJ 2001;323:358.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Trust defends decision to retain private beds at Heart Hospital

BMJ 2001;323:358.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

“Video pill” may supplement standard endoscopy

BMJ 2001;323:358.3 (Published 18 August 2001)

Exercise and diet reduce risk of diabetes, US study shows

BMJ 2001;323:359.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Bayer decides to withdraw cholesterol lowering drug

BMJ 2001;323:359.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

UK government launches anti-tobacco campaign for Asians

BMJ 2001;323:359.3 (Published 18 August 2001)

Why a 1940s medical committee should not be forgotten

BMJ 2001;323:360.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Editorials

Does exposure to landfill waste harm the fetus?

BMJ 2001;323:351 (Published 18 August 2001)

Improving endothelial vasomotor function

BMJ 2001;323:352 (Published 18 August 2001)

Bacteriotherapy: the time has come

BMJ 2001;323:353 (Published 18 August 2001)

Phytoestrogen therapy for menopausal symptoms?

BMJ 2001;323:354 (Published 18 August 2001)

Referral of Dr Peter Mansfield to the GMC

BMJ 2001;323:356 (Published 18 August 2001)

Letters

Letters - continued

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2001;323:408.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Fillers

Those who sit and wait

BMJ 2001;323:362 (Published 18 August 2001)

My only sermon

BMJ 2001;323:368 (Published 18 August 2001)

The Siege of Mafeking from a medical point of view

BMJ 2001;323:378.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Best when old

BMJ 2001;323:387.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Attendee

BMJ 2001;323:393.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

This Week In the BMJ

Clinical Reviews

Corticosteroid injections in tendon lesions

BMJ 2001;323:382 (Published 18 August 2001)

Causes of haematuria in adult polycystic kidney disease

BMJ 2001;323:386 (Published 18 August 2001)

News extra [these stories appear only on the web]

Thalidomide produces benefits in some patients with tumours

BMJ 2001;323:360.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

HIV patients benefit from dual drug treatment

BMJ 2001;323:360.3 (Published 18 August 2001)

Drug trials still fail to include sufficient numbers of women

BMJ 2001;323:360.4 (Published 18 August 2001)

Non-EU students flock to Ireland for medical training

BMJ 2001;323:360.5 (Published 18 August 2001)

Anxiety disorders linked to gene abnormality

BMJ 2001;323:360.6 (Published 18 August 2001)

Papers

Papers - continued

Primary care

Education and debate

Books

PRESS

Scions made simple

BMJ 2001;323:406.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK

Landfill sites

BMJ 2001;323:406.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Personal View

The price isn't right

BMJ 2001;323:407.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Soundings

Alphabet soups

BMJ 2001;323:407.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Notice

BMA Notice

BMJ 2001;323:408.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Corrections

ABC of AIDS: Development of the epidemic

BMJ 2001;323:387.1 (Published 18 August 2001)

Forest plots: trying to see the wood and the trees

BMJ 2001;323:393.2 (Published 18 August 2001)

Prevention of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2001;323:393.3 (Published 18 August 2001)

Obituary