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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.414 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:414

Maintaining people with schizophrenia on neuroleptics (the accepted standard care) may actually be doing them a disservice. According to a 50 year review, long term treatment worsens long term outcomes, and up to 40% of people would do better without neuroleptics. Initiation of treatment only after a subsequent episode and helping patients who are stabilised on neuroleptics to gradually withdraw from them would increase recovery rates and reduce the proportion of patients who become chronically ill (Medical Hypotheses 2004;62: 5-13).

There's a new rage on the streets. It's called “wrapping rage.” As packaging of household items gets tougher, the levels of frustration and injury sustained increases. A poll of people aged over 50, commissioned by Yours magazine (February 2004, pages 16-8) found that 71% had hurt themselves when struggling to open packaging, and 70% admitted they'd had to abandon at least one product because they simply couldn't open it.

Bioluminescent imaging helped scientists to track the location of infection from the moment they inoculated mice with Listeria monocytogenes. To their surprise, they spotted bacterial replication going on within the lumen of the gall bladder, in addition to the liver (the organ …

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