13 March 2010 (Vol 340, Issue 7746)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Reform our libel laws, but not our NHS

BMJ 2010;340:c1404 (Published 11 March 2010)


This week's News section

Karolinska research dean calls his dismissal an over-reaction

BMJ 2010;340:c1389 (Published 9 March 2010)

US doctors urge a more cautious approach to screening for prostate cancer

BMJ 2010;340:c1293 (Published 4 March 2010)

In brief

BMJ 2010;340:c1391 (Published 10 March 2010)

First three way kidney transplantations were carried out in UK

BMJ 2010;340:c1343 (Published 7 March 2010)

Tissue watchdog warns against unlawful collection of umbilical cord blood

BMJ 2010;340:c1381 (Published 10 March 2010)

Virgin gets slice of England’s primary care services

BMJ 2010;340:c1355 (Published 9 March 2010)

AstraZeneca is to stop research into 10 diseases to cut costs

BMJ 2010;340:c1365 (Published 8 March 2010)

Malaria treatment should begin with parasitological diagnosis where possible, says WHO

BMJ 2010;340:c1402 (Published 9 March 2010)

US pro-life groups ask black women to avoid abortion, calling it genocide

BMJ 2010;340:c1366 (Published 9 March 2010)

Taxing junk food improves health outcomes, study finds

BMJ 2010;340:c1370 (Published 9 March 2010)

Restricting sales of barbecue charcoal helps in suicide prevention, study shows

BMJ 2010;340:c1324 (Published 5 March 2010)

MEP moves to increase information to patients on prescription drugs

BMJ 2010;340:c1368 (Published 8 March 2010)

Dutch cafes remove ashtrays from tables once more as law is set to tighten

BMJ 2010;340:c1348 (Published 8 March 2010)

Spain allows abortion on demand up to 14 weeks

BMJ 2010;340:c1401 (Published 9 March 2010)


This week's Editorials section

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in high risk adults

BMJ 2010;340:c1139 (Published 8 March 2010)

Sexual activity in middle to later life

BMJ 2010;340:c850 (Published 9 March 2010)

Waiting times for radiotherapy after breast cancer

BMJ 2010;340:c1007 (Published 2 March 2010)

Tiotropium and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

BMJ 2010;340:c833 (Published 19 February 2010)

Doctors and assisted suicide

BMJ 2010;340:c1394 (Published 10 March 2010)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2010;340:c1347 (Published 9 March 2010)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Open all hours

BMJ 2010;340:c1154 (Published 5 March 2010)

An old battle: England’s libel laws versus scientific debate

BMJ 2010;340:c1227 (Published 10 March 2010)


This week's Analysis section

Graphic medicine: use of comics in medical education and patient care

BMJ 2010;340:c863 (Published 3 March 2010)


This week's Letters section

Editorial is judgment in advance of the facts

BMJ 2010;340:c1346 (Published 10 March 2010)

Author’s reply

BMJ 2010;340:c1349 (Published 10 March 2010)

Magic bullets now uncontrolled

BMJ 2010;340:c1351 (Published 10 March 2010)

Time for a civilian front line?

BMJ 2010;340:c1318 (Published 10 March 2010)

Why condemn fluoxetine?

BMJ 2010;340:c1319 (Published 10 March 2010)

Authors’ reply

BMJ 2010;340:c1321 (Published 10 March 2010)

Note on dental procedures

BMJ 2010;340:c1317 (Published 10 March 2010)

Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate?

BMJ 2010;340:c1332 (Published 10 March 2010)

What is and what could be

BMJ 2010;340:c1340 (Published 10 March 2010)

Missing published and unpublished data in guidelines

BMJ 2010;340:c1337 (Published 10 March 2010)

Steven L Shafer responds to Jeanne Lenzer

BMJ 2010;340:b3920 (Published 10 March 2010)


This week's Observations section

Stop wasting money on commercialising the NHS

Hamish Meldrum

BMJ 2010;340:c1357 (Published 10 March 2010)

Is hypertension really a neglected disease?

Douglas Kamerow

BMJ 2010;340:c1353 (Published 10 March 2010)

Nurses for Reform

Tamasin Cave

BMJ 2010;340:c1371 (Published 10 March 2010)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

An unusual visit to court

BMJ 2010;340:c1377 (Published 10 March 2010)

Understanding disease: the ninjas are with you

Joe Knight

BMJ 2010;340:c1388 (Published 11 March 2010)

The expert witness, or God’s locum

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2010;340:c1384 (Published 11 March 2010)

The Man with a Shattered World

Desmond O’Neill

BMJ 2010;340:c1315 (Published 10 March 2010)

Doctors on the dole

Des Spence

BMJ 2010;340:c1392 (Published 10 March 2010)

Views & Reviews - continued

Royal insights on smoking

Wendy Moore

BMJ 2010;340:c1408 (Published 11 March 2010)


This week's Obituaries section

Edward A Patrick

BMJ 2010;340:c1314 (Published 11 March 2010)

Edmund Clegg Atkinson

BMJ 2010;340:c1288 (Published 5 March 2010)

Margaret Billingham

BMJ 2010;340:c1276 (Published 5 March 2010)

Sidney Crown

BMJ 2010;340:c1273 (Published 5 March 2010)

John Earl Evans

BMJ 2010;340:c1291 (Published 5 March 2010)

Richard Murray Hester

BMJ 2010;340:c1275 (Published 5 March 2010)

Sharif Anwar Hussain

BMJ 2010;340:c1289 (Published 5 March 2010)

Michael Albert Voyce

BMJ 2010;340:c1316 (Published 11 March 2010)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Treating articular cartilage injuries of the knee in young people

BMJ 2010;340:c998 (Published 5 March 2010)



This week's Endgames section

A pain in the leg and breathlessness

BMJ 2010;340:c925 (Published 10 March 2010)

Describing the spread of data II

BMJ 2010;340:c1282 (Published 11 March 2010)


BMJ 2010;340:c1286 (Published 10 March 2010)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2010;340:c1287 (Published 9 March 2010)


BMJ 2010;340:c1285 (Published 9 March 2010)

Head to Head

Research Methods & Reporting

This week's Research Methods & Reporting section

Economic impact of disease and injury: counting what matters

BMJ 2010;340:c924 (Published 2 March 2010)