04 May 2013 (Vol 346, Issue 7906)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Measles and stroke show why healthcare must innovate

BMJ 2013;346:f2819 (Published 1 May 2013)


This week's News section

New trials of gene therapy for heart failure are announced

BMJ 2013;346:f2795 (Published 30 April 2013)

Nearly half of UK young doctors say stress levels rose last year

BMJ 2013;346:f2826 (Published 2 May 2013)

BMA calls for meeting after health secretary blames GPs for pressure on emergency services

BMJ 2013;346:f2729 (Published 26 April 2013)

Peers reject high profile bid to halt NHS competition rules

BMJ 2013;346:f2706 (Published 25 April 2013)

Children in England to get flu vaccine at age 2 years from September

BMJ 2013;346:f2792 (Published 30 April 2013)

New blood test can detect genes that drive cancer and help to determine best treatment

BMJ 2013;346:f2825 (Published 1 May 2013)

In brief

BMJ 2013;346:f2785 (Published 30 April 2013)

Private Eye weighs in against tobacco industry’s attack on plain packaging

BMJ 2013;346:f2776 (Published 1 May 2013)

Doctors who take on leadership roles are considered to have gone over to “dark side,” report says

BMJ 2013;346:f2806 (Published 30 April 2013)

Makers of anticancer drugs are “profiteering,” say 100 specialists from around the world

BMJ 2013;346:f2810 (Published 30 April 2013)

Checklists can reduce errors in intraoperative emergencies by 75%, says expert

BMJ 2013;346:f2767 (Published 29 April 2013)

Health effects of Greece’s austerity measures are “worse than imagined,” report researchers

BMJ 2013;346:f2740 (Published 26 April 2013)

Evening primrose oil and borage oil do not help eczema symptoms, finds Cochrane review

BMJ 2013;346:f2712 (Published 30 April 2013)

Belfast children’s heart surgery unit should close, says health board

BMJ 2013;346:f2721 (Published 26 April 2013)


This week's Editorials section

Measles in the UK: a test of public health competency in a crisis

BMJ 2013;346:f2793 (Published 1 May 2013)

Orlistat: should we worry about liver inflammation?

BMJ 2013;346:f2777 (Published 30 April 2013)

Recognising and responding to victims of human trafficking

BMJ 2013;346:f2657 (Published 29 April 2013)

Understanding patterns in maternity care in the NHS and getting it right

BMJ 2013;346:f2812 (Published 1 May 2013)



This week's Feature section

Research Paper of the Year award 2013

BMJ 2013;346:f2512 (Published 24 April 2013)

Making the digital future a reality

BMJ 2013;346:f2648 (Published 29 April 2013)


This week's Analysis section

Innovate or die

BMJ 2013;346:f1699 (Published 27 March 2013)


This week's Letters section

WHO’s response to article on doctors and the alcohol industry

BMJ 2013;346:f2647 (Published 1 May 2013)

Global Alcohol Producers Group’s reply to WHO

BMJ 2013;346:f2652 (Published 1 May 2013)

The meaning of “partnership working” to the alcohol industry

BMJ 2013;346:f2655 (Published 1 May 2013)

Time to reconsider guidelines on clarithromycin in chronic rhinosinusitis?

BMJ 2013;346:f2678 (Published 1 May 2013)

Do patient reported outcome measures do more harm than good?

BMJ 2013;346:f2669 (Published 1 May 2013)

Training and ignorance in the new NHS

BMJ 2013;346:f2668 (Published 1 May 2013)


This week's Observations section

The UK should lead the way on research integrity

Elizabeth Wager

BMJ 2013;346:f2348 (Published 22 April 2013)

The private clinics that advertise unlicensed measles jabs

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2013;346:f2830 (Published 1 May 2013)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Bad medicine: the way we manage diabetes

Des Spence

BMJ 2013;346:f2695 (Published 29 April 2013)

Portfolio of pap

Oliver Ellis

BMJ 2013;346:f2708 (Published 1 May 2013)

No doctor should be untouchable

Peter Wilmshurst

BMJ 2013;346:f2338 (Published 18 April 2013)

An outstanding example of hospital care for patients with dementia

Kate Sartain

BMJ 2013;346:f2513 (Published 19 April 2013)


This week's Obituaries section

Thomas Dormandy

BMJ 2013;346:f2322 (Published 24 April 2013)

James Reginald Searle Barton

BMJ 2013;346:f2149 (Published 1 May 2013)

David James Martins Buddery

BMJ 2013;346:f2142 (Published 1 May 2013)

John Denys Campling

BMJ 2013;346:f2146 (Published 1 May 2013)

David Malcolm Milne

BMJ 2013;346:f2139 (Published 1 May 2013)

Obituaries - continued

John Joseph Smirke Herbert Ruston

BMJ 2013;346:f2140 (Published 1 May 2013)

Carl Ludwig Scholtz

BMJ 2013;346:f2137 (Published 1 May 2013)

Julian Stanley Martyn Toms

BMJ 2013;346:f2141 (Published 1 May 2013)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

BMJ 2013;346:f2508 (Published 30 April 2013)


This week's Practice section

A Patient’s Journey: Visual agnosia

BMJ 2012;345:e7342 (Published 9 November 2012)

10-Minute Consultation: Vasectomy

BMJ 2013;346:f1674 (Published 2 April 2013)


This week's Endgames section

A pain in the neck type of headache

BMJ 2013;346:f2509 (Published 29 April 2013)

Correlation versus linear regression

BMJ 2013;346:f2686 (Published 26 April 2013)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2013;346:f2683 (Published 29 April 2013)


BMJ 2013;346:f2705 (Published 29 April 2013)

Research News

This week's Research News section

Swimming improves fitness in children with asthma

BMJ 2013;346:f2714 (Published 1 May 2013)

Emerging epidemiology of H7N9 avian flu

BMJ 2013;346:f2717 (Published 1 May 2013)

Slightly higher risk of another cancer after a first non-melanoma skin cancer

BMJ 2013;346:f2715 (Published 1 May 2013)

Biventricular pacing for adults with AV block and heart failure

BMJ 2013;346:f2719 (Published 1 May 2013)