15 November 2008 (Vol 337, Issue 7679)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Doctors’ health matters

BMJ 2008;337:a2527 (Published 13 November 2008)


This week's News section

Trial stopped early after rosuvastatin found to cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by 44% in healthy people

BMJ 2008;337:a2523 (Published 12 November 2008)

Oxford animal research centre opens despite disruption from protestors

BMJ 2008;337:a2532 (Published 12 November 2008)

Television chef calls for minister of food to tackle obesity

BMJ 2008;337:a2454 (Published 7 November 2008)

GMC suspends doctor for describing gay people as “twisted” group who “prey on society”

BMJ 2008;337:a2455 (Published 7 November 2008)

UK audit shows need for greater caution with chemotherapy in very sick patients

BMJ 2008;337:a2498 (Published 12 November 2008)

MPs call for end to cheap alcohol promotions to reduce crime

BMJ 2008;337:a2499 (Published 12 November 2008)

In brief

BMJ 2008;337:a2504 (Published 12 November 2008)

Rural health workers in developing countries need support to stay

BMJ 2008;337:a2464 (Published 7 November 2008)

Trust decides against legal action to force girl to receive heart transplant

BMJ 2008;337:a2526 (Published 12 November 2008)

Smoking bans in public places may reduce use of cannabis in Europe

BMJ 2008;337:a2481 (Published 10 November 2008)

Washington follows Oregon to legalise physician assisted suicide

BMJ 2008;337:a2480 (Published 10 November 2008)

Credit contraction offers opportunity to close gaps in health inequities

BMJ 2008;337:a2505 (Published 12 November 2008)

Global action needed to find alternatives to DDT in fight against malaria

BMJ 2008;337:a2502 (Published 12 November 2008)

New malaria drugs need subsidy, study finds

BMJ 2008;337:a2495 (Published 12 November 2008)

Considering culture provides a “window” that can help make human rights projects a success

BMJ 2008;337:a2508 (Published 12 November 2008)


This week's Editorials section

Doctors’ health

BMJ 2008;337:a2161 (Published 7 November 2008)

Topping up NHS care

BMJ 2008;337:a2449 (Published 6 November 2008)

Improving palliative care in Africa

BMJ 2008;337:a1566 (Published 23 September 2008)

Sperm donation in the UK

BMJ 2008;337:a2318 (Published 11 November 2008)

The BMJ Evidence Centre

BMJ 2008;337:a2438 (Published 7 November 2008)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2008;337:a2463 (Published 11 November 2008)



This week's Feature section

Pipe dreamer

BMJ 2008;337:a2236 (Published 12 November 2008)


This week's Analysis section

German health care: a bit of Bismarck plus more science

BMJ 2008;337:a1997 (Published 7 November 2008)


This week's Letters section

Euthanasia and depression: no surprise

BMJ 2008;337:a2479 (Published 11 November 2008)

Psychiatric review is mandatory in Australia

BMJ 2008;337:a2478 (Published 11 November 2008)

Depression in terminal illness

BMJ 2008;337:a2477 (Published 11 November 2008)

Quality of guidelines on obesity in children is worrying

BMJ 2008;337:a2474 (Published 11 November 2008)

Guidelines perpetuate inappropriate methods

BMJ 2008;337:a2473 (Published 11 November 2008)

Importance of behaviour in interventions

BMJ 2008;337:a2472 (Published 11 November 2008)

EQUATOR Network collates resources for good research

BMJ 2008;337:a2471 (Published 11 November 2008)


This week's Observations section

Adverse reactions

Iona Heath

BMJ 2008;337:a2516 (Published 12 November 2008)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Let us see the medical records of future world leaders

David Owen

BMJ 2008;337:a2486 (Published 7 November 2008)

Hold the carrots

Des Spence

BMJ 2008;337:a2511 (Published 11 November 2008)

And for my next trick

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2008;337:a2492 (Published 10 November 2008)

Murder most ordinary

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2008;337:a2490 (Published 10 November 2008)

The Surgeons

Hugh Byrne

BMJ 2008;337:a2496 (Published 12 November 2008)

Darkness falls

Tom Jefferson

BMJ 2008;337:a2501 (Published 12 November 2008)


This week's Obituaries section

Michael Crichton

BMJ 2008;337:a2517 (Published 12 November 2008)

Edward John Walter Bowie

BMJ 2008;337:a2148 (Published 7 November 2008)

Peter John Dennis

BMJ 2008;337:a2442 (Published 7 November 2008)

John Alexander Dew

BMJ 2008;337:a2441 (Published 7 November 2008)

Robert Henry Palmer Fitzpatrick

BMJ 2008;337:a2351 (Published 7 November 2008)

Obituaries - continued

William Foster

BMJ 2008;337:a2358 (Published 7 November 2008)

Jack Elius Miller

BMJ 2008;337:a2439 (Published 7 November 2008)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Statin induced myopathy

BMJ 2008;337:a2286 (Published 6 November 2008)


This week's Practice section

Evidence Based Case Report: Aspirin in type 2 diabetes: is there any evidence base?

BMJ 2008;337:a1902 (Published 16 October 2008)

Rational Imaging: Investigating the hoarse voice

BMJ 2008;337:a1726 (Published 8 October 2008)

Lesson of the Week: Advanced glaucomatous visual loss and oral steroids

BMJ 2008;337:a670 (Published 1 August 2008)


This week's Endgames section

An interesting pathological specimen at delivery

BMJ 2008;337:a2453 (Published 12 November 2008)

Relative risk

BMJ 2008;337:a2485 (Published 12 November 2008)

Risk factors

BMJ 2008;337:a2489 (Published 12 November 2008)

Sudden onset of headache and recent breathlessness

BMJ 2008;337:a1844 (Published 12 November 2008)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2008;337:a2461 (Published 11 November 2008)


BMJ 2008;337:a2457 (Published 11 November 2008)


A 6 30 pm appointment

BMJ 2008;337:a971 (Published 12 November 2008)


BMJ 2008;337:39553.417164.AD (Published 21 August 2008)

Closing the door after the horse has bolted: a new red flag for GPs?

BMJ 2008;337:a1427 (Published 12 November 2008)