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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 19 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b685

German government to help soldiers with post-traumatic stress: Germany’s defence minister Franz Josef Jung has announced plans for a new “research and competence centre” dedicated to helping soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a taboo subject in Germany. But with increased military commitments in Afghanistan and elsewhere, PTSD cases are up sharply. A bill is expected to be introduced soon in the Bundestag.

British GPs are the best paid in Europe: British general practitioners are by far the best paid in Europe according to a study of eight countries by the Dutch …

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