19 May 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7857)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Food matters

BMJ 2012;344:e3469 (Published 16 May 2012)


This week's News section

Device regulator is told to improve its safety monitoring after breast implant debacle

BMJ 2012;344:e3456 (Published 15 May 2012)

Netherlands tops European healthcare league, with UK coming in at 12th

BMJ 2012;344:e3430 (Published 15 May 2012)

Lack of specialist diabetes teams in hospitals is “absolutely disgraceful,” says NHS clinical lead

BMJ 2012;344:e3449 (Published 17 May 2012)

UK doctors vote on industrial action for first time in 37 years

BMJ 2012;344:e3457 (Published 15 May 2012)

Cheap alcohol is to be outlawed in Scotland

BMJ 2012;344:e3425 (Published 14 May 2012)

Cosmetic laser treatment is dangerously unregulated, warn experts

BMJ 2012;344:e3346 (Published 10 May 2012)

Dying remains a taboo subject for patients and GPs, finds survey

BMJ 2012;344:e3356 (Published 14 May 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e3432 (Published 15 May 2012)

EU law forces UK ministers to rethink food labelling

BMJ 2012;344:e3422 (Published 15 May 2012)

More psychiatrists attack plans for DSM-5

BMJ 2012;344:e3357 (Published 11 May 2012)

Abbott pays $1.6bn for promoting off label use of valproic acid

BMJ 2012;344:e3343 (Published 11 May 2012)

Payment to help quit smoking “works,” says study

BMJ 2012;344:e3327 (Published 10 May 2012)

Insecticide resistance threatens malaria control programmes, WHO says

BMJ 2012;344:e3416 (Published 15 May 2012)

Hospitals in Wales need to reconfigure to improve patient outcomes, says report

BMJ 2012;344:e3413 (Published 14 May 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: should we lower the intervention cut-off point?

BMJ 2012;344:e3111 (Published 4 May 2012)

Severe human rights abuses in healthcare settings

BMJ 2012;344:e2013 (Published 14 March 2012)

Immunisation against influenza during pregnancy

BMJ 2012;344:e3091 (Published 2 May 2012)

Doctors’ duty to report poor practice

BMJ 2012;344:e1695 (Published 16 March 2012)

A system-wide challenge for UK food policy

BMJ 2012;344:e3414 (Published 16 May 2012)

Strengthening primary healthcare in India

BMJ 2012;344:e3410 (Published 15 May 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

David Southall: anatomy of a wrecked career

BMJ 2012;344:e3377 (Published 16 May 2012)

How Kizer healed the VA

BMJ 2012;344:e3324 (Published 11 May 2012)

Inspirational leaders

BMJ 2012;344:e3062 (Published 3 May 2012)



This week's Letters section

Don’t ignore preventive message of baby Jayden’s case

BMJ 2012;344:e3386 (Published 15 May 2012)

We need to move away from relying on drugs to prevent lifestyle induced chronic disease

BMJ 2012;344:e3214 (Published 15 May 2012)

Existing classes of antibiotics are probably the best we will ever have

BMJ 2012;344:e3369 (Published 15 May 2012)

The risks of reducing current salt levels

BMJ 2012;344:e3205 (Published 15 May 2012)

Editorial ignored 17 reviews on wind turbines and health

BMJ 2012;344:e3366 (Published 15 May 2012)

Authors’ reply to Chapman

BMJ 2012;344:e3367 (Published 15 May 2012)

Towards greater transparency in the life sciences

BMJ 2012;344:e3371 (Published 15 May 2012)

Policy change on VZIG in the US to match UK recommendations

BMJ 2012;344:e3207 (Published 15 May 2012)

Action on Hearing Loss needs your support

BMJ 2012;344:e3059 (Published 15 May 2012)

Defining the fingertip unit

BMJ 2012;344:e3061 (Published 15 May 2012)

Facts were not entirely correct

BMJ 2012;344:e3378 (Published 15 May 2012)

Surgical application of smartphones

BMJ 2012;344:e3379 (Published 15 May 2012)

Time for rapid testing for streptococcus B during labour

BMJ 2012;344:e3368 (Published 15 May 2012)

Group B Strep Support replies to Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e3381 (Published 15 May 2012)


This week's Observations section

Allocation of NHS resources: are some patients more equal than others?

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2012;344:e3362 (Published 15 May 2012)

Can a simple blood test really predict breast cancer?

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e3374 (Published 15 May 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Medicine is our vocation

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e3418 (Published 15 May 2012)

Another doctor should investigate all hospital deaths

Kinesh Patel

BMJ 2012;344:e3349 (Published 11 May 2012)

As with tuberculosis, earlier identification and treatment is the way to tackle HIV

Philip Mortimer

BMJ 2012;344:e2874 (Published 27 April 2012)

Discrimination against doctors with HIV must end

Richard Ma

BMJ 2012;344:e3440 (Published 16 May 2012)

The comforts of spiritualism

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e3316 (Published 11 May 2012)

Euthanasia: or, Medical Treatment in Aid of an Easy Death

Colin Brewer

BMJ 2012;344:e3322 (Published 11 May 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Leila Denmark

BMJ 2012;344:e3361 (Published 14 May 2012)

Richard William Beard

BMJ 2012;344:e3380 (Published 16 May 2012)

Francine Marjorie Bowsher

BMJ 2012;344:e2076 (Published 27 March 2012)

Brian John Chapman

BMJ 2012;344:e3387 (Published 16 May 2012)

Warren Howard Redding

BMJ 2012;344:e2308 (Published 27 March 2012)

Eric Philip Simkin

BMJ 2012;344:e3384 (Published 16 May 2012)

Andrew James Stanford

BMJ 2012;344:e3390 (Published 16 May 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

BMJ 2012;344:e2476 (Published 16 May 2012)


This week's Practice section

Rational Testing: Investigating an incidental finding of a paraprotein

BMJ 2012;344:e3033 (Published 4 May 2012)

A Patient’s Journey : Ulcerative colitis

BMJ 2012;344:e2947 (Published 10 May 2012)


This week's Endgames section

Multiple annular lesions on the legs

BMJ 2012;344:e2832 (Published 27 April 2012)

Non-parametric statistical tests for independent groups: numerical data

BMJ 2012;344:e3354 (Published 16 May 2012)

A woman with generalised weakness, hypokalaemia, and metabolic acidosis

BMJ 2012;344:e2545 (Published 12 April 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e3338 (Published 16 May 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e3339 (Published 16 May 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e3359 (Published 16 May 2012)