17 December 2011 (Vol 343, Issue 7836)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

On crying infants and clamping of cords

BMJ 2011;343:d8159 (Published 15 December 2011)


This week's News section

US panel rules that warnings on two birth control pills be strengthened

BMJ 2011;343:d8104 (Published 13 December 2011)

Poor care leads to 24 000 premature deaths from diabetes in England each year

BMJ 2011;343:d8081 (Published 13 December 2011)

Directors of Calcutta hospital are arrested after fire kills 90

BMJ 2011;343:d8105 (Published 13 December 2011)

Health secretary unveils 60 new performance indicators

BMJ 2011;343:d8031 (Published 9 December 2011)

Competition Commission considers investigating private health market

BMJ 2011;343:d8066 (Published 12 December 2011)

Abortion does not increase mental health problems in women, shows review

BMJ 2011;343:d8045 (Published 9 December 2011)

More “responsible” science reporting is needed, Leveson inquiry hears

BMJ 2011;343:d8051 (Published 12 December 2011)

In brief

BMJ 2011;343:d8091 (Published 13 December 2011)

Research into neglected diseases falls for first time since 2007

BMJ 2011;343:d8036 (Published 9 December 2011)

High cost of essential drugs forces millions into poverty every year

BMJ 2011;343:d8108 (Published 13 December 2011)

Childhood obesity can be prevented, says Cochrane

BMJ 2011;343:d8014 (Published 8 December 2011)

German health system makes €3.9bn surplus in first three quarters of 2011

BMJ 2011;343:d8047 (Published 9 December 2011)

Agreement to cut emissions is a “modest but significant step forward”

BMJ 2011;343:d8080 (Published 13 December 2011)

“Strategic vacuum” after end of NHS London threatens patient care in the capital

BMJ 2011;343:d8130 (Published 13 December 2011)

Half of acute trusts in London are not viable, say MPs

BMJ 2011;343:d8137 (Published 15 December 2011)


This week's Editorials section

Delayed cord clamping and improved infant outcomes

BMJ 2011;343:d7127 (Published 15 November 2011)

Do statins reduce the risk of infection?

BMJ 2011;343:d7134 (Published 29 November 2011)

Prognosis and staging of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

BMJ 2011;343:d7302 (Published 18 November 2011)

Violence and poor mental health and functional outcomes

BMJ 2011;343:d7311 (Published 17 November 2011)

Electronic cigarettes as a method of tobacco control

BMJ 2011;343:d6269 (Published 30 September 2011)

Short Cuts

This week's Short Cuts section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2011;343:d8077 (Published 14 December 2011)



This week's Feature section

The Care Quality Commission: unfit for purpose?

BMJ 2011;343:d8034 (Published 14 December 2011)

Reality of the NHS budget squeeze

BMJ 2011;343:d8027 (Published 12 December 2011)

Pulse oximeters for all

BMJ 2011;343:d8085 (Published 14 December 2011)


This week's Analysis section

Major challenges ahead for Hungarian healthcare

BMJ 2011;343:d7657 (Published 7 December 2011)


This week's Letters section

Let’s have some evidence of poor care, please

BMJ 2011;343:d7903 (Published 13 December 2011)

Are UK revalidation proposals for GPs fit for purpose?

BMJ 2011;343:d7906 (Published 13 December 2011)

Every interaction with a patient increases the chance of a complaint

BMJ 2011;343:d7909 (Published 13 December 2011)

Patients Association aims at helping to improve and support the NHS

BMJ 2011;343:d8056 (Published 13 December 2011)

We all need to listen and learn

BMJ 2011;343:d8058 (Published 13 December 2011)

Circle Health is not like the John Lewis Partnership

BMJ 2011;343:d7897 (Published 13 December 2011)

Take real world issues into account

BMJ 2011;343:d7716 (Published 13 December 2011)

Authors’ reply to Zermansky and Khatib

BMJ 2011;343:d7718 (Published 13 December 2011)

What is the efficacy of the RTS,S malaria vaccine?

BMJ 2011;343:d7728 (Published 13 December 2011)

Research into new antibiotics is not the answer to resistance

BMJ 2011;343:d8050 (Published 13 December 2011)

Help for retired armed forces and merchant navy staff with skin cancer

BMJ 2011;343:d7733 (Published 13 December 2011)

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging is established in cardiomyopathies

BMJ 2011;343:d8063 (Published 13 December 2011)

Investigation of lower respiratory tract infection

BMJ 2011;343:d7727 (Published 13 December 2011)


This week's Observations section

“How can I avoid being sued?”

Daniel K Sokol

BMJ 2011;343:d7827 (Published 14 December 2011)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

All a-Twitter

Des Spence

BMJ 2011;343:d8122 (Published 13 December 2011)

A Christmas lecture

James Owen Drife

BMJ 2011;343:d8021 (Published 13 December 2011)

We must reconfigure healthcare providers

James A Smallwood

BMJ 2011;343:d6997 (Published 14 December 2011)

Laughter in the dark

Priya V Joshi

BMJ 2011;343:d8071 (Published 15 December 2011)

Snobbery with violence

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2011;343:d8048 (Published 14 December 2011)

Views & Reviews - continued

The System of Dr Tarr and Professor Fether

Peter Davies

BMJ 2011;343:d8023 (Published 14 December 2011)


This week's Obituaries section

Sammy Franks

BMJ 2011;343:d8061 (Published 13 December 2011)

Peter John Banfield

BMJ 2011;343:d7721 (Published 7 December 2011)

Michael John Cassells

BMJ 2011;343:d7522 (Published 13 December 2011)

John Scott Inkster

BMJ 2011;343:d7517 (Published 13 December 2011)

Richard Joseph Basil Heritage Jones

BMJ 2011;343:d7719 (Published 13 December 2011)

John Carson Hamilton Loughridge

BMJ 2011;343:d7722 (Published 13 December 2011)

Wadi Yusuf Nassar

BMJ 2011;343:d7511 (Published 13 December 2011)

Ravi Sockanathan

BMJ 2011;343:d7513 (Published 13 December 2011)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Managing infants who cry excessively in the first few months of life

BMJ 2011;343:d7772 (Published 15 December 2011)


This week's Practice section

Guidelines: Assessment and referral after emergency treatment of a suspected anaphylactic episode: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2011;343:d7595 (Published 14 December 2011)

Easily Missed?: Femoral hernias

BMJ 2011;343:d7668 (Published 8 December 2011)


This week's Endgames section

Management of ankle fractures

BMJ 2011;343:d5204 (Published 28 October 2011)

Diagnosis and management of the solitary pulmonary nodule

BMJ 2011;343:d4866 (Published 13 December 2011)

Standard deviation versus standard error

BMJ 2011;343:d8010 (Published 13 December 2011)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2011;343:d8040 (Published 14 December 2011)


BMJ 2011;343:d8039 (Published 14 December 2011)


Twice blessed

BMJ 2011;343:d6281 (Published 17 October 2011)