10 March 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7847)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

What outcome for the NHS?

BMJ 2012;344:e1715 (Published 8 March 2012)


This week's News section

People over 65 should be screened for atrial fibrillation, say stroke specialists

BMJ 2012;344:e1644 (Published 5 March 2012)

Government adviser argues for risk register of NHS changes to be kept private

BMJ 2012;344:e1713 (Published 6 March 2012)

A new landmark for London’s East End

BMJ 2012;344:e1694 (Published 7 March 2012)

Biopsies from one tumour have more genetic differences than similarities, finds study

BMJ 2012;344:e1714 (Published 8 March 2012)

EU commissioner says he will tighten laws to make cigarette packs less attractive

BMJ 2012;344:e1637 (Published 5 March 2012)

Physicians call for stronger action on smoking 50 years on from key report

BMJ 2012;344:e1676 (Published 6 March 2012)

Gene therapy provides temporary relief in patient with immune disorder

BMJ 2012;344:e1651 (Published 6 March 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e1599 (Published 6 March 2012)

French government warns public about drug misuse

BMJ 2012;344:e1631 (Published 5 March 2012)

Doctors and patients complain about severe health restrictions on driving licences

BMJ 2012;344:e1663 (Published 6 March 2012)

Mobile “life’s end” teams start work in Netherlands

BMJ 2012;344:e1681 (Published 6 March 2012)

Neuroscientist is disciplined for falsifying data about effects of alcohol in pregnancy

BMJ 2012;344:e1685 (Published 6 March 2012)

New scheme aims to eradicate congenital syphilis in three years

BMJ 2012;344:e1616 (Published 2 March 2012)

Media induced anti-vaccination sentiment can even affect health workers, vaccine researcher says

BMJ 2012;344:e1563 (Published 1 March 2012)

Donepezil benefits patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ 2012;344:e1718 (Published 8 March 2012)


This week's Editorials section

The NHS outcomes framework 2012-3

BMJ 2012;344:e1080 (Published 17 February 2012)

Treating negative symptoms of schizophrenia

BMJ 2012;344:e664 (Published 28 February 2012)

International comparisons of perinatal indicators

BMJ 2012;344:e477 (Published 17 February 2012)

Fried foods and the risk of coronary heart disease

BMJ 2012;344:d8274 (Published 24 January 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

After the bill, what next?

BMJ 2012;344:e1661 (Published 7 March 2012)



This week's Letters section

Social engagement may be as important as cognitive stimulation therapy in dementia

BMJ 2012;344:e1607 (Published 6 March 2012)

Treatment of varicose veins should not be rationed on the basis of complications alone

BMJ 2012;344:e1627 (Published 6 March 2012)

Authors’ reply to Carradice

BMJ 2012;344:e1629 (Published 6 March 2012)

CDKN2A might be better than telomere length in determining individual health status

BMJ 2012;344:e1415 (Published 6 March 2012)

We must warn women about the risks of untreated, or ineffectively treated, epilepsy

BMJ 2012;344:e1430 (Published 6 March 2012)

The media and lay users of health services can improve healthcare delivery in poor and middle income countries

BMJ 2012;344:e1611 (Published 6 March 2012)

Support is needed for transdisciplinary communication frameworks in poor and middle income countries

BMJ 2012;344:e1615 (Published 6 March 2012)

The tobacco industry is terrified of plain packs

BMJ 2012;344:e1617 (Published 6 March 2012)

Stop digging: CAM modalities have been tested and found wanting

BMJ 2012;344:e1630 (Published 6 March 2012)

Complementary medicine treatments should continue to be evaluated in universities

BMJ 2012;344:e1622 (Published 6 March 2012)

Scarcely credible treatments do not merit university attention

BMJ 2012;344:e1628 (Published 6 March 2012)

Why is alternative medicine alone under censure?

BMJ 2012;344:e1632 (Published 6 March 2012)

Drop the bill—and then what?

BMJ 2012;344:e1624 (Published 6 March 2012)

For you, commissar, the war is over

BMJ 2012;344:e1424 (Published 6 March 2012)


This week's Observations section

Who’s afraid of whom?

BMJ 2012;344:e1595 (Published 7 March 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Medicine’s Leveson

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e1671 (Published 7 March 2012)

The medium and the message

Trisha Greenhalgh

BMJ 2012;344:e1620 (Published 7 March 2012)

Syria: tales of life, death, and dignity

Samer Jabbour

BMJ 2012;344:e1691 (Published 7 March 2012)

The inverse care law

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e1633 (Published 7 March 2012)

Guide to Good Health

Joseph Rothenberg

BMJ 2012;344:e1677 (Published 7 March 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Lloyd Old

BMJ 2012;344:e1437 (Published 7 March 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Childhood cough

BMJ 2012;344:e1177 (Published 6 March 2012)



This week's Endgames section

A very breathless woman

BMJ 2011;343:d5935 (Published 27 October 2011)

Incidence rates

BMJ 2012;344:e1589 (Published 7 March 2012)

Magnetic resonance image of the orbit

BMJ 2012;344:e373 (Published 7 March 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e1597 (Published 7 March 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e1588 (Published 7 March 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e1600 (Published 7 March 2012)

Research Methods & Reporting

This week's Research Methods & Reporting section

Assessing the value of diagnostic tests: a framework for designing and evaluating trials

BMJ 2012;344:e686 (Published 21 February 2012)