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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39479.508819.80 (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:336

The charity Médicins du Monde UK is calling for enthusiastic cyclists to join the third London to Paris bike ride on 12-15 July 2008 (bike@medicinsdumonde.org.uk). The 300 km ride takes three days, with a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe on the way out and a return journey by train. Participants have to raise £1000 in sponsorship funds, which will support volunteers providing medical care to people marginalised by natural disasters, conflict, or extreme poverty.

An aggressive intravenous insulin protocol to correct hyperglycaemia during acute ischaemic stroke was significantly better at reducing glucose concentrations than usual care and was found to be safe. Hyperglycaemia may worsen brain injury during cerebral infarction, but in this randomised blinded pilot trial, the aggressive protocol did not significantly improve the final clinical outcomes at three months. A larger clinical efficacy trial is now needed (Stroke 2008;39:384-9 doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.493544).

Big breasts predict diabetes. Overweight girls tend to go through puberty earlier and also develop bigger breasts. So alongside greater waist circumference and body mass index, bust size could …

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