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21 December 2021

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: McDonald’s seems to be focusing on kids in lower-middle income countries, social media posts suggest

BMJ Global Health: Tobacco-style health campaigns needed to spell out ultra processed food harms

20 December 2021

BMJ Open: ‘Frequent attenders’ comprise 4 in every 10 family doctor consultations in England

Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin: Prescribe fewer antidepressants, and for shorter periods, doctors advised

BMJ corporate announcement: Professor Wasim Hanif and Dr Hemal Desai join BMJ Board as non-executive directors

17 December 2021

The BMJ: Facebook urged to act over incompetent “fact check” of BMJ investigation

15 December 2021

The BMJ: Experts offer a potted guide to the hazards of festive foliage

The BMJ: Nursery rhymes can help teach the importance of safe play

The BMJ: Spot the difference: can AI generate plausible Christmas BMJ titles?

14 December 2021

BMJ Paediatrics Open: Epileptic seizure frequency fell by 86% in kids treated with whole plant medicinal cannabis

Emergency Medicine Journal: High pressure (hyperbaric) oxygen resolves severe COVID-19 breathing difficulties faster than standard therapy

BMJ Global Health: West African nations need to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination 10-fold

13 December 2021

The BMJ: Are rocket scientists and brain surgeons really smarter than everyone else?

The BMJ: Superhero behaviour sheds light on staying healthy in later life

The BMJ: Hip Hop song linked to a reduction in suicides in the US

6 December 2021

The BMJ: WHO advises against use of convalescent plasma for covid-19

Heart: 1 in 10 cardiology trainee doctors in UK say they have been bullied

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Recent cannabis use linked to extremes of nightly sleep duration

BMJ Global Health: European governments struggled to manage pandemic well, finds 3-country study

2 December 2021

The BMJ: The world can learn from China's response to the pandemic, say experts

1 December 2021

The BMJ: New tool helps people decide how best to protect themselves and others from covid-19

The BMJ: Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking

30 November 2021

Thorax: Allergic conditions linked to lower COVID-19 infection risk

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Children with well controlled asthma less likely to be bullied/teased by peers

BMJ Open: Third of first year university students have moderate to severe depression/anxiety

24 November 2021

The BMJ: Study finds gradual increase in covid infection risk after second vaccine dose

The BMJ: Extremely hot days linked to higher risk of emergency hospital visits

The BMJ: Proposed changes to UK law risk increasing financial abuse of older people, warn experts

22 November 2021

RMD Open: Gout drug colchicine doesn’t lessen COVID-19 severity or stave off risk of death

BMJ Open: Housework linked to sharper memory and better falls protection in older adults

Gut: Distinct gut bacterial profile highly responsive to IBS dietary therapy identified

18 November 2021

BMJ Global Health: Global rise in red/processed meat trade linked to sharp increase in diet-related illness

BMJ Case Reports: May be worth adopting plant based diet to ease chronic migraine severity, say doctors

17 November 2021

The BMJ: Experts call for continued use of personal protective and social measures alongside covid-19 vaccination

The BMJ: Should all babies have their genome sequenced at birth?

15 November 2021

The BMJ: The BMJ joins forces with Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare to explore new ways to make health systems healthier

Journal of Medical Ethics: Wealthier nations should stump up for COVID-19 jab tax to drive vaccine equity

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Recognise every miscarriage as a bereavement, UK government urged

11 November 2021

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Only certain patients with chronic neck pain need invasive procedures to treat it

Tobacco Control: US will miss 5% smoking prevalence target by 2030 without more cigarette tax hikes

5 November 2021

The BMJ: Key healthcare and tech companies pledge to decarbonise NHS supply chain by 2045

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry: Brain imaging techniques top poll of key milestones in a century of neurology

4 November 2021

Thorax: Non-invasive breathing support for COVID-19 patients isn’t linked to heightened infection risk

BMJ Global Health: Economic impact of obesity set to reach average 3.6 per cent of GDP by 2060

3 November 2021

The BMJ: Study finds more than 28 million extra years of life lost in 31 countries in 2020

The BMJ: Covid passes: the best way of preventing another lockdown or a threat to civil freedoms and rights?

The BMJ: Study reveals “extensive network” of industry ties with healthcare

1 November 2021

BMJ Open: Zinc might help to stave off respiratory infection symptoms and cut illness duration

Tobacco Control: Surge in deaths from smoking-related cancers expected in China

25 October 2021

BMJ Military Health: Emotional bullying, and sexual harassment and physical assault of women is widespread in the military

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Clinically significant cataract linked to increased risk of vascular death

20 October 2021

The BMJ: Increasing dairy intake reduces falls and fractures among older care home residents

18 October 2021

BMJ Open: US ranked world No 2 for salt content of processed meat/fish products

BMJ Military Health: UK military veterans nearly 11 times as likely to be problem gamblers as non-veterans

14 October 2021

BMJ Open: UK ‘austerity’ since 2010 linked to tens of thousands more deaths than expected

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Serious injury risk higher for horse riding than for football, motor racing, or skiing

BMJ Case Reports: Daily use of cannabidiol (‘CBD’) oil may be linked to lung cancer regression

13 October 2021

The BMJ: White doctors in London six times more likely to be offered jobs than black doctors

The BMJ: High intake of fatty acid in nuts, seeds and plant oils linked to lower risk of death

The BMJ: Formula milk trials are not reliable, warn experts

6 October 2021

The BMJ: The BMJ urges health professionals to act now on the climate emergency

The BMJ: Growing climate anxiety poses significant threat to individuals and society

The BMJ: Radical measures needed to change unsustainable and unhealthy behaviours for net zero 2050

4 October 2021

BMJ Innovations: Wireless kit might be cheap alternative to usual treatment of ‘glue ear’ in kids

BMJ Quality & Safety: 6 out of 10 patients in England with ‘red flag’ symptoms not given urgent cancer referral

29 September 2021

The BMJ Awards: Tackling racist abuse of staff by patients and reducing emissions from anaesthetic gases scoop prizes at The BMJ Awards 2021

The BMJ: Menopausal hormone therapy not linked to increased risk of developing dementia

The BMJ: 50 years of failure in UK drug policy must end

27 September 2021

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Higher fruit and veg intake linked to better mental health in secondary schoolchildren

Thorax: Smoking highly likely to worsen COVID-19 severity and risk of associated death

24 September 2021

The BMJ: WHO recommends antibody treatment for covid patients at high risk of hospital admission

23 September 2021

BMJ: Health2047 launches RecoverX to empower physicians with evidence-based augmented intelligence

22 September 2021

The BMJ: Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

20 September 2021

Heart: Physical activity may paradoxically hasten build-up of heart attack risk factor

Archives of Disease in Childhood: UK kids with cancer face funding lottery for fertility preservation services

15 September 2021

The BMJ: Link between menstrual changes after covid-19 vaccination is plausible and should be investigated

The BMJ: Experts raise questions about current standards of drug regulation

13 September 2021

British Journal of Ophthalmology:  Eye conditions linked to heightened risk of dementia

Tobacco Control: Shop displays of e-cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia could undermine effectiveness of banning tobacco displays

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Blood lipoprotein levels linked to future risk of ALS

11 September 2021

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: World Trade Center firefighters 13% more likely to develop cancer than those not working at site of 9/11 attacks

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Prostate cancer risk 24% higher among 9/11 rescue/recovery workers after World Trade Center attacks

9 September 2021

The BMJ: Experts make weak recommendation for medical cannabis for chronic pain

The BMJ: Exposure to traffic noise linked to higher dementia risk

The BMJ: Third of cancer drugs without proven clinical benefit continue to be recommended for patients

The BMJ: UK doctors must engage with the assisted dying debate now, says The BMJ

7 September 2021

BMJ Quality & Safety: Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Only 1 in 5 sick older patients has formal ‘do not resuscitate’ decision at hospital admission

BMJ Open: Experts call for changes to regulation of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

6 September 2021

The BMJ: Over 200 health journals call on world leaders to address “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change

1 September 2021

The BMJ: Teachers not at increased risk of hospital admission or severe covid-19 during 2020-21 academic year

The BMJ: Human health may be at risk from long-term exposure to air pollution below current air quality standards and guidelines

The BMJ: Insufficient evidence that AI breast cancer screening is accurate enough to replace human scrutiny

25 August 2021

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Pfizer jab side effects in 12-15 year olds at high risk of COVID-19 complications, mild to moderate

23 August 2021

BMJ: NHS access to BNF content secured for a further 12 years

Gut: Pregnant mum’s obesity linked to heightened bowel cancer risk in her adult offspring

BMJ Open: Likely extra 267,000 infant deaths in 2020 prompted by COVID-19 economic downturn

Emergency Medicine Journal: Moving emergency care patients to other hospital departments prone to high mishap rate

18 August 2021

The BMJ: Mentally stimulating jobs linked to lower risk of dementia in old age

The BMJ: Campus vaccinations and phased re-openings can help make universities safer

16 August 2021

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Widespread pain linked to heightened dementia and stroke risk

Injury Prevention: Suicide deaths have risen by 20,000 over past 30 years around the world

9 August 2021

BMJ Global Health: Global eradication of COVID-19 probably feasible, and more so than for polio, say public health experts

BMJ Open: Middle-age height loss linked to heightened death risk in northern European women

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Arthritis diagnosed before or during peak reproductive years may curb men’s fertility

5 August 2021

The BMJ: Low glycaemic diet shows meaningful improvements for people with diabetes

The BMJ: Increasingly poor physical function from age 65 linked to increased risk of death

The BMJ: Should covid-19 vaccination be mandatory for health and care staff?

The BMJ: Help me tell people about Healthy Start scheme to give kids a chance, Marcus Rashford urges health professionals

2 August 2021

BMJ Global Health: Countries with skewed sex ratio at birth set to ‘lose’ another 4.7m girls by 2030

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Rise in childhood short-sightedness may be linked to pandemic, suggests Hong Kong study

30 July 2021


The BMJ: Investigation finds nearly half of drugs granted FDA ‘fast track’ approval lack proven clinical benefit 

29 July 2021

The BMJ: Has the billion dollar crusade to eradicate polio come to an end?

28 July 2021

BMJ and BMJ Medicine: Global healthcare knowledge provider, BMJ, continues to drive open access to medical research with new multispecialty journal, BMJ Medicine

27 July 2021

Gut: Distinctive gut microbiome unrelated to diet may characterise children with autism

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Nerve fibre loss and rise in key immune cells on eye surface may signal ‘long COVID’

Tobacco Control: High percentage of positive portrayals of vaping on TikTok

21 July 2021

The BMJ: Government has failed to deliver on smoke free pledge for England

The BMJ: Remote 24-hour monitoring shows sizable, positive effect on cancer patients

19 July 2021

BMJ: Dr Fiona Godlee to step down as The BMJ’s editor-in-chief

BMJ Case Reports: Experience of one patient strongly suggests link between COVID-19 vaccine and Bell’s palsy

BMJ Global Health: The health impacts of lockdowns are not worse than those of large COVID-19 outbreaks, at least in the short term

Evidence-Based Mental Health: High-income countries are failing to provide adequate mental health services for children

16 July 2021

The BMJ: Government’s latest pandemic plan recklessly exposes millions to effects of mass infection

14 July 2021

The BMJ: People with learning disabilities “extremely vulnerable” to the effects of covid-19

The BMJ: New study suggests benefit-to-harm balance of statins for healthy adults “generally favourable”

The BMJ: Ultra-processed food linked to higher risk of IBD

12 July 2021

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Athletes may have more than twice the risk of irregular heart rhythm

BMJ Open: Men appear to bully more commonly than women in academic medicine

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: “Modest” increase in heart attack hospitalisation rates after years of decline

8 July 2021

The BMJ: Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

7 July 2021

The BMJ: Mandatory covid-19 vaccination for care home workers is unnecessary, disproportionate and misguided, warn experts

The BMJ: Muscle relaxants largely ineffective for low back pain

The BMJ: Most common joint procedures not backed by high quality evidence

6 July 2021

Gut: COVID-19 clears up rapidly after stool transplant to treat bacterial infection

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Tell-tale signs of heightened stroke risk may appear up to 10 years earlier

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Childhood reading difficulties linked to poorer cognitive skills in older age

The BMJ: WHO strongly recommends arthritis drugs for severe covid-19

1 July 2021

The BMJ: Expand the UK’s covid-19 symptom list to prevent cases being missed, say experts

The BMJ: Diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce headaches

29 June 2021

British Journal of Sports Medicine: High physical activity levels may counter serious health harms of poor sleep

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Improving quality of Phys Ed classes may boost kids’ and teens’ academic prowess

BMJ Open: Border controls, restricted entry, traveller quarantine essential for curbing COVID-19 and future pandemics

25 June 2021

The BMJ: Burnout is a widespread reality in today’s NHS

23 June 2021

The BMJ: Decreases in life expectancy in 2020 much larger in the US than other high income countries

The BMJ: Number of NHS doctors taking early retirement has tripled since 2008

The BMJ: Long covid has resurfaced tensions over treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome

22 June 2021

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Fortifying tea with folate and vitamin B12 may help counter serious health issues in Indian women

21 June 2021

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Cuts to children’s support centres in England linked to thousands more kids with obesity

17 June 2021

The BMJ: Daily contact testing trials in schools are unethical, warn experts

16 June 2021

The BMJ: Study finds “serious problems with privacy” in mobile health apps

15 June 2021

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Strict rest after sports related concussion slows recovery and may prolong symptoms

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Junk food diet may boost risk of dangerous driving among truck/lorry drivers

14 June 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ becomes the latest sponsor of NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund

Tobacco Control: ‘Ice’ flavoured e-cig use may be linked to nicotine dependence among the young

9 June 2021

The BMJ: India’s national government has inappropriately prioritised people for covid-19 vaccination

7 June 2021

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Plant-based and/or fish diets may help lessen severity of COVID-19 infection

Emergency Medicine Journal: E-scooter injuries most likely at weekends and after alcohol-fuelled risk taking

2 June 2021

The BMJ: How harm reduction advocates and the tobacco industry capitalised on the pandemic to promote nicotine

1 June 2021

BMJ Global Health: Make COVID jab free for everyone in India to boost uptake and curb death toll

BMJ Open: Most box office hit films suitable for children in India contain alcohol imagery

26 May 2021

The BMJ: How independent were the US and British vaccine advisory committees?

25 May 2021

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: First reported cases of clots in large arteries causing stroke following covid-19 vaccination

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Methotrexate users have a reduced immune response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

BMJ Open: Number and relative age of siblings is linked to risk of cardiovascular events

19 May 2021

The BMJ: Study finds almost 1 million extra deaths in 29 high income countries in 2020

The BMJ: Study explores risk of developing long term conditions during the post-acute phase of covid-19

The BMJ: Wellcome’s opaque fossil fuel investments harm its global health mission

The BMJ: Doctors have nothing to fear from a central register of interests, say experts

17 May 2021

Heart: Machine learning (AI) accurately predicts cardiac arrest risk

BMJ Open: Autistic people across Europe have struggled to access COVID-19 services during pandemic

12 May 2021

The BMJ: Delaying second covid vaccine dose may prevent deaths under certain conditions

The BMJ: Covid-19 travel plan will let new variants into the UK

11 May 2021

Journal of Medical Ethics: Make job conditional on COVID jab for frontline healthcare workers, argue ethicists

BMJ Open: Long term use of prescription meds for insomnia not linked to better quality sleep

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fivefold rise in young children swallowing magnets over past 5 years in UK

7 May 2021

Heart: Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk 

Gut: High sugar-sweetened drinks tally linked to doubling in bowel cancer risk before age 50

BMJ Global Health: ‘Natural disasters’ increase triggers for violence against women and girls

6 May 2021

The BMJ: Study sheds more light on rate of rare blood clots after Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The BMJ: ICU admission linked to increased risk of future suicide and self-harm

The BMJ: Is PTSD overdiagnosed?

4 May 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: New BMJ ‘Publish and Read’ agreement supports open access publishing in Ireland

28 April 2021

The BMJ: Leading doctors call on India to stop mass gatherings and consider postponing elections

The BMJ: Should masks be worn outdoors?

The BMJ: Mass home covid testing is misguided and unlikely to reduce transmission, warn experts

The BMJ: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

The BMJ: Delayed antibiotic prescribing is safe and effective for most patients

26 April 2021

Thorax: Hospitalised shift workers up to 3 times more likely to be Covid-19 positive

Tobacco Control: Secondhand smoke appears to heighten risk of oral cancer

BMJ Military Health: Female military veterans face additional barriers accessing mental health support

21 April 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning officially accredited by the Ministry of Health Kazakhstan

19 April 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Innovations partners with WISH to accelerate sharing of health innovations

Thorax: Cellular impact of ‘Heat not Burn’ products may be no less harmful than cigarettes

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Multivits, omega-3, probiotics, vitamin D may lessen risk of positive COVID-19 test

dtb: Set up national registry to capture pharma company payments to clinicians and patient support groups

15 April 2021

BMJ Case Reports: Heavy energy drink consumption linked to heart failure in a young man

BMJ Case Reports: Temporal link between medicinal cannabis for epilepsy and early puberty

14 April 2021

The BMJ: This summer’s Olympic and Paralympic games should be reconsidered, say experts

The BMJ: Efforts to stop spread of covid-19 should focus on preventing airborne transmission

The BMJ: Unhealthy lifestyle, although highly relevant, only explains small part of ealth inequity in UK and US adults

The BMJ: Study sheds more light on use of oxytocin during labour


13 April 2021

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Physical inactivity linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and death

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Cloth face covering curbs exercise performance and physical capacity

Gut: Diet rich in animal foods, alcohol and sugar linked to ‘inflammatory’ gut microbiome

7 April 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ enhances long-standing partnership with Bibliosan to provide 65 institutions across Italy with full access to the Comorbidities tool from BMJ Best Practice, and BMJ Case reports

31 March 2021

The BMJ: Adherence to UK’s test, trace, and isolate system is low

The BMJ: Increased rates of organ damage after discharge from hospital with covid-19

The BMJ: Mass covid testing at UK universities is haphazard and unscientific

The BMJ: Governments and health leaders call for action on adolescent wellbeing

29 March 2021

Thorax: Fewer people sought medical help for severe asthma attacks during the covid-19 pandemic

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Physical inactivity is responsible for up to 8% of non-communicable diseases and deaths worldwide

British Journal of Opthalmology: Type of glaucoma linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment

24 March 2021

The BMJ:  Even small increases in air pollution levels could be linked to heightened risk of heart and respiratory deaths

The BMJ: Miscarriage linked to increased risk of early death

The BMJ: Non-drug therapies as good as or better than drugs for treating depression in people with dementia

23 March 2021

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Distinct chemical ‘signatures’ for concussion identified in spit of elite rugby players

22 March 202

Gut: Inflammatory bowel disease biologic blunts immune response to COVID-19

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Insomnia, disrupted sleep, and burnout linked to higher odds of severe COVID-19

Journal of Medical Ethics: Pay for elderly to live in care homes in lower income countries, rich nations advised

18 March 2021

The BMJ: Study sheds light on covid-19 risk for adults living with and without children

17 March 2021


BMJ Open: Preschoolers’ extensive electronic media use linked to emotional/behavioural issues

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Wearable fitness trackers/step counters help the overweight/obese to shed the pounds

16 March 2021

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice selected for EPR integration with Servelec’s Rio platform at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust

11 March 2021

Thorax: Exposure to particulate matter before and after birth linked to heightened allergic rhinitis risk

Open Heart: High blood pressure controlled in only 2 out of 5 UK cases despite treatment 

10 March 2021

The BMJ: Consumption of sugar from soft drinks falls within a year of UK sugar tax

The BMJ: Warning over effects of pandemic on young people’s mental health


The BMJ: Concerns over integrity of mRNA molecules in some covid-19 vaccines

8 March 2021

Heart: ‘Significant’ racial disparities in care of heart patients during first pandemic wave

BMJ Health & Care Informatics: Digital COVID-19 ‘symptom checkers’ may delay treatment for serious illness

3 March 2021

The BMJ: Charity’s pharma investments raise questions around transparency and accountability

2 March 2021

The BMJ: WHO expert panel strongly advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent covid-19

1 March 2021

BMJ Open: From locked-in syndrome to rock and roll, and everything in between

BMJ Global Health: Africans have authored just 3% of COVID-19 research

BMJ Open Diabtetes & Research Care: Birthweight strongly linked to type 2 diabetes risk in adulthood

25 February 2021

Tobacco Control: Menthol cigarettes helped recruit estimated 10 million extra US smokers over 38 years

24 February 2021

The BMJ: Regular breast checks by trained health workers linked to fewer breast cancer deaths in India

The BMJ: Trial finds no overall effect of statins on muscle pain 

23 February 2021

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: ‘Night owls’ may be twice as likely as morning ‘larks’ to underperform at work

BMJ Case Reports: Plant based diet may ease painful skin ulceration of baffling blood vessel disorder

17 February 2021

The BMJ: UK hospital admissions for food-induced anaphylaxis triple over 20 year period but death rate falls

The BMJ: Should we criminalise those who spread misinformation about vaccines?

The BMJ: Impact of covid-19 in Africa “vastly underestimated” warn researchers

15 February 2021

Heart: Drinking, smoking, and drug use linked to premature heart disease in the young

BMJ Global Health: Ageism and sexism barring grandmothers from initiatives to save newborn lives in Global South

12 February 2021

The BMJ: Preventive blood thinning drugs linked to reduced risk of death in covid-19 patients

10 February 2021

The BMJ: No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

The BMJ: Jeremy Hunt: “I was too slow to boost the NHS workforce”

9 February 2021

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy linked to heightened childhood asthma risk

Tobacco Control: Cheap herbal cigarettes/bidis widely available online and marketed as ‘healthy’ option

8 February 2021

BMJ: BMJ and Jisc collaborate to support open access publishing across the UK

4 February 2021

The BMJ: Politicians must be held to account for mishandling the pandemic

RMD Open: Gout drug help cuts need for oxygen therapy and hospital stay in COVID-19 patients

BMJ Case Reports: Two separate bouts of COVID-19 infection may be possible, doctors warn

BMJ: BMJ signals its commitment to an open access future

3 February 2021

The BMJ: Prolonged high dose use of hormone drug linked to increased brain tumour risk in women

The BMJ: High intake of refined grains linked to higher risk of heart disease and death

2 February 2021

Family Medicine & Community Health: Nearly third of US young people prescribed psychoactive drugs admit misusing them

Injury Prevention: Vet tranquilliser now implicated in third of fatal opioid overdose cases in Philadelphia

1 February 2021

Journal of Medical Ethics: Extend 14-day human embryo research limit to 28 days, urges ethicist

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Working outdoors linked to lower risk of breast cancer among older women

27 January 2021

The BMJ: Support for self isolation must be a top priority, say experts

The BMJ: Legal cannabis stores linked to fewer opioid deaths in the United States

25 January 2021

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Air pollution linked to heightened risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss (AMD)

Open Heart: Listening to music linked to significant reduction in anxiety/pain after major heart surgery

General Psychiatry: Afternoon napping linked to better mental agility

20 Janaury 2021

The BMJ: New trial finds arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe covid-19

The BMJ: Antidepressants largely ineffective for back pain and osteoarthritis

18 January 2021

Heart: Fried food intake linked to heightened serious heart disease and stroke risk

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Stop global roll out of 5G networks until safety is confirmed, urges expert

14 January 2021

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Unexplained 7-fold variation in euthanasia rates across The Netherlands

13 January 2021

The BMJ: Short term low carbohydrate diet linked to remission of type 2 diabetes

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

12 January 2021

The BMJ: UK government must urgently rethink lateral flow test roll out, warn experts

The BMJ: School testing plans risk spreading covid-19 more widely, warn experts

11 January 2021

Gut: Make-up of gut microbiome may influence COVID-19 severity and immune response

BMJ Open: Higher coffee intake may be linked to lower prostate cancer risk

23 December 2020

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice & Health Education England shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021

21 December 2020

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Smartphone fitness apps and wearable activity trackers boost physical activity levels

Thorax: Inflammatory compounds found in cooked meat linked to childhood wheeze

17 December 2020

The BMJ: Do the benefits of Christmas outweigh its harms?

The BMJ: Clowns may help children cope with the pain and anxiety of hospital treatment

The BMJ: What lessons can medicine learn from Father Christmas?

The BMJ: One in five doctors in Sweden has a doctor parent

The BMJ: Popular European football games linked to traffic accidents in Asia 

Journal of Investigative Medicine: Stress caused by gap between life goals and achievement linked to rapidly worsening kidney disease among African Americans

15 December 2020

The BMJ: Christmas relaxation will overwhelm services

BMJ: BMJ partners with CoMo Consortium to help countries contain spread of COVID-19

The BMJ: Much of the world may not have access to a covid-19 vaccine until 2022

14 December 2020

Thorax: Type and abundance of mouth bacteria linked to lung cancer risk in non-smokers

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Vastly differing opioid prescribing patterns in England even in similarly deprived areas


11 December 2020

The BMJ Christmas issue: Patient death rates higher on surgeons’ birthdays

The BMJ Christmas issue: Soothing words and music during surgery might reduce postoperative pain

The BMJ Christmas issue: Dogs and their owners share a risk of developing diabetes

The BMJ Christmas issue: Who is the girl behind the face of CPR?

The BMJ Christmas issue: Is George’s ‘Marvellous Medicine’ medically useful, dangerous, or both?

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care

9 December 2020

The BMJ: Conflicts of interest among the UK government’s covid-19 advisers are not transparent

8 December 2020

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Healthcare workers 7 times as likely to have severe COVID-19 as other workers

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Steep rise in depressive symptoms among 7-12 year olds during UK-wide lockdown

7 December 2020

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Recommended year of hormone therapy may be too short to remove competitive advantage of transgender elite athletes

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Teen dislike of physical appearance strong predictor of depression in early adulthood

3 December 2020

The BMJ: Drinking linked to a decline in brain health from cradle to grave

2 December 2020

The BMJ: Birth defects linked to greater risk of cancer in later life

The BMJ: Replacing red meat with plant foods may reduce the risk of heart disease

1 December 2020

Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin: ‘Mum test’ not enough to convince people to get the COVID-19 jab

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitiser can kill, warns analysis of coroners’ reports

29 November 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Rethink COVID-19 infection control to keep primary schools open this winter, governments urged

25 November 2020

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Aim to exceed weekly recommended physical activity level to offset health harms of prolonged sitting, says WHO

The BMJ: Early birth linked to greater risk of hospital visits during childhood

23 November 2020

Heart: Green Mediterranean (‘green Med’) diet may be even better for health

Thorax: Taking the Pill may cut risk of severe asthma bouts in women of reproductive age

BMJ Open: 350,000 + women likely missing out on key postnatal check-ups in the UK every year

19 November 2020

The BMJ: WHO Guideline Development Group advises against use of remdesivir for covid-19

18 November 2020

The BMJ: Study questions blood pressure drug guidance based on age and ethnicity

16 November 2020

Journal of Medical Ethics: Design and market sexbots for older adults with disabilities, argues ethicist

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Sharp rise in sedentary time among newly retired women evident 2+ years later

Thorax: Permanent night shift workers at heightened risk of moderate to severe asthma

15 November 2020

The BMJ Collections: New collection to help advance knowledge on toxic stress in children, healthy dry cities, and the relationship between climate change and communicable diseases, in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)

13 November 2020

The BMJ: Politicians and governments are suppressing science, argues The BMJ 

11 November 2020

The BMJ: Accuracy of rapid covid test may be lower than previously suggested

The BMJ: Use of some contraceptives may temporarily delay a woman’s fertility from resuming

9 November 2020

BMJ Open: Health benefits of multivitamins/mineral supplements may be all in the minds of users

BMJ Open: ‘Diseases of despair’ have soared over past decade in US

6 November 2020

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine

5 November 2020

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Asian ethnicity strongly linked to COVID-related stroke

Journal of Medical Ethics: Pay people to get COVID-19 jab to ensure widespread coverage, says leading ethicist

4 November 2020

The BMJ: Every month delayed in cancer treatment can raise risk of death by around 10%

The BMJ: Exposure to high temperatures linked to poor pregnancy outcomes

The BMJ: Machine learning shows similar performance to traditional risk prediction models 

29 October 2020

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: High rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers

28 October 2020

The BMJ: Health workers and their families account for 1 in 6 hospital covid-19 cases

The BMJ: Study provides new estimates of breast cancer risks associated with HRT

27 October 2020

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: High vitamin A, E, and D intake linked to fewer respiratory complaints in adults

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Fatal police shootings of unarmed Black people in US more than 3 times as high as in Whites

26 October 2020

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

23 October 2020

The BMJ: Trial finds limited effectiveness of convalescent plasma for covid-19 patients

22 October 2020

BMJ Global Health: ‘Foreign disinformation’ social media campaigns linked to falling vaccination rates

BMJ Global Health: Voters unlikely to blame politicians for their handling of the pandemic at next election

21 October 2020

The BMJ: New tool predicts risks of hospital admission and death from Covid-19 

The BMJ: Covid-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives

20 October 2020


BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care:  Drinking green tea and coffee daily linked to lower death risk in people with diabetes

Thorax: Steroid inhalers/pills for asthma linked to heightened risk of brittle bones and fractures

14 October 2020

The BMJ: Data sharing approach is helping drive down violent crime across the world

13 October 2020

BMJ Case Reports: First reported UK case of sudden permanent hearing loss linked to COVID-19

12 October 2020

Thorax: Depression/anxiety in mums-to-be linked to heightened asthma risk in their kids

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Professional view of vitamin D as medicine, rather than as key nutrient, jeopardising elderly care home residents’ health

9 October 2020

The BMJ: Global collaboration on brain health research is urgently needed, say experts

8
October 2020

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for British Journal of Sports Medicine

BMJ Global Health: US viewer preference for right-wing TV media linked to fewer preventive measures against COVID-19 

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Pandemic has widened existing gaps in access to abortion services across Europe


7 October 2020

The BMJ Awards: Solar panels to improve health inequalities and a radio show to beat mental health stigma scoop prizes at The BMJ Awards 2020

The BMJ: New study confirms advice given to the UK government about school closures

The BMJ: Pregnancy complications linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life

The BMJ: Exercise intensity not linked to mortality risk in older adults, finds trial

1 October

BMJ: BMJ and Asian Development Bank launch new Coronavirus Information Centre

The BMJ: Cardiac arrest is common in critically ill patients with covid-19

The BMJ: Irregular and long menstrual cycles linked to greater risk of early death

The BMJ: Is it time to reframe the assisted dying debate?

BMJ Global Health: Men predominate in 85%+ COVID-19 decision-making/advisory bodies globally

Journal of Medical Ethics: COVID-19 pandemic has created flood of potentially substandard research

28 September

Gut: Regular use of acid reflux drugs linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

Gut: Dietary folate, magnesium, and dairy products may all help stave off bowel cancer

23 September

BMJ: New Co-Editors-in-Chief for BMJ Quality & Safety journal

The BMJ: Excess belly fat linked to higher risk of early death regardless of total body fat

The BMJ: Certain diabetes drugs linked to lower risk of major heart problems

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals worrying cuts to UK medical schools

The BMJ: MPs challenge Prime Minister to take action on Long Covid

22 September

Thorax: People with ‘silent’ COVID-19 have as much coronavirus in their system as those with symptoms

21 September

BMJ Open: It is time to embrace cannabis for medicinal use, say experts

Open Heart: Phone system for assessing chest troubles is unsafe and unreliable  

16 September

The BMJ: Study supports use of the nutrition label Nutri-Score to encourage healthier food choices

15 September 2020

BMJ Open: Late childhood peer group status linked to heightened adult circulatory disease risk

14 September 2020

The BMJ: Remembering the UK doctors who have died of covid-19

10 September 2020

Thorax: Hospital COVID-19 risk lowest among intensive care staff

BMJ Open: Optimal detection and treatment of cardiac risk could save millions of lives and billions of pounds

BMJ Open: Antipsychotic prescriptions haven’t budged in 10+ years despite recommendations to curb use  

9 September 2020

BMJ: BMJ launches first clinical decision support tool to improve care for patients with more than one condition

The BMJ: Covid-19: UK government plans to spend £100bn on expanding covid-19 testing to 10 million a day

The BMJ: Discovery of four covid-19 risk groups helps guide treatment

The BMJ: Covid deaths closely match “normal” age-related risk pattern, says expert

The BMJ: Young adults with raised blood pressure may have increased risk of later heart problems

2 September 2020

BMJ Open: Retest for COVID-19 4+ weeks after symptoms first appear to curb infection risk, say researchers

The BMJ: Exposure to workplace sexual harassment linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviour

The BMJ: Personal use of permanent hair dye not associated with greater risk of most cancers or cancer death

1 September 2020

The BMJ: Pregnant women with covid-19 are less likely to have symptoms , may more likely need intensive care, and give birth early

27 August 2020

The BMJ: Children and young people have less severe covid-19 than adults and death is exceptionally rare, new study confirms

26 August 2020

Open Heart: 50% drop in patients attending cardiology services during coronavirus lockdown

Stroke and Vascular Neurology: US hospital admissions for stroke fell by almost a third during lockdown

25 August 2020

The BMJ: Rigid social distancing rules for covid-19 based on outdated science

24 August 2020

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: No safe level of caffeine consumption for pregnant women and would-be mothers

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Patients with comorbidities and from deprived areas have worse outcomes if admitted for emergency general surgery

19 August 2020

The BMJ: Shifting public health messaging about face coverings from a medical intervention to a social practice could improve uptake

The BMJ: Premature delivery linked to heightened risk of early death for mothers

The BMJ: Single dose radiotherapy during surgery as good as conventional radiotherapy for most women with early breast cancer

The BMJ: Air pollution linked to higher risk of young children developing asthma

18 August 2020

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Antibiotics may lessen effectiveness of hormonal contraception

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Honey better than usual care for easing respiratory symptoms, especially cough

13 August 2020

BMJ Open: Smoking strongly linked to women's lower take up of cancer screening services

BMJ Military Health: Heavy class A drug use linked to heightened risk of sight loss in US military

12 August 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Despite large numbers tested, kids in England made up just 1% of COVID-19+ cases during first wave of pandemic

6 August 2020

Vet Record: 1 in 4 UK puppies may be being acquired before minimum recommended age

5 August 2020

The BMJ: Chances of pregnancy no higher with frozen over fresh embryo transfer

3 August 2020

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Doubt cast on wisdom of targeting ‘bad’ cholesterol to curb heart disease risk

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Asthma drug (ß2-agonists) can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes

30 July 2020

The BMJ: Experts make weak recommendation for remdesivir in severe covid-19

29 July 2020

The BMJ: Flawed legislation has helped create a new profit model for the drug industry

27 July 2020

Family Medicine and Community Health:  Concussion linked to heightened risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Women smokers 4 times as likely as non-smokers to harbour brain aneurysm

23 July 2020

The BMJ: David Pencheon wins The BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award

The BMJ: Study on infections after childbirth wins Research Paper of the Year

Thorax: Home-made face masks likely need at least 2 layers to curb COVID-19 spread

22 July 2020

The BMJ: Raising legal age for handgun sales to 21 linked to fewer adolescent suicides

The BMJ: Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, linked to lower risk of death

The BMJ: Food supplements may improve brain health among young children in low income countries

20 July 2020

Gut: Gum disease may raise risk of some cancers

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry: Biggest risk factors identified to try and prevent Alzheimer’s disease

16 July 2020

BMJ Global Health: Oral herpes rates are falling in children

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Range of commercial infant foods has grown markedly in past seven years, particularly snack foods

15 July 2020

The BMJ: Prediabetes linked to increased risk of heart disease and death

The BMJ: Most dietary guidelines are not compatible with global health and environmental targets

The BMJ: Earlier lockdown restrictions linked to greater reduction in new covid-19 cases

13 July 2020

Emergency Medicine Journal: Patients overestimate the success of CPR

Heart: Childhood maltreatment may be linked to heart disease in adulthood

8 July 2020

The BMJ: Higher fruit, vegetable and whole grain intake linked to lower risk of diabetes

6 July 2020

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Probiotics alone or combined with prebiotics may help ease depression

Journal of Medical Genetics: Common inherited genetic variant identified as frequent cause of deafness in adults


3 July 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Surge in domestic child abuse during pandemic, reports specialist UK children’s hospital

2 July 2020

The BMJ: Leading academics call for statutory levy on gambling firms to reduce harm

1 July 2020

The BMJ: Review finds major weaknesses in evidence base for covid-19 antibody tests

The BMJ: Meeting recommended weekly physical activity levels linked to lower risk of death

The BMJ: Why are patient and public voices absent in covid-19 policy-making?

26 June 2020

The BMJ: Experts concerned over UK government’s “ad hoc system” for covid-19 tracking, testing, and contact tracing

25 June 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Third of UK paediatricians report seeing ‘delayed presentations’ in emergency care during lockdown

Vet Record: Significant number of Halal meat-eaters might be persuaded to switch to ‘stunned’ meat, survey suggests

24 June 2020

The BMJ: Experts raise concerns over UK government’s “game-changing” antibody testing strategy

23 June 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Cyberbullying linked to various types of post traumatic stress for victims and perpetrators  

Gut: Inflammatory bowel disease linked to doubling in dementia risk

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: UK ‘close contact’ definition for track and trace should curb COVID-19 spread  but many uninfected traced

The BMJ: UK health leaders urge government to prepare for second wave of covid-19

18 June 2020

Vet Record: International study indicates shift to raw/home-made food diet for pets over past decade

16 June 2020

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may cut greenhouse gas emissions

Tobacco Control: Tobacco industry discounting linked to higher cigarette consumption in Europe

11 June 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Siblings of infants who have died suddenly and unexpectedly at 10-fold risk of same death

BMJ Quality & Safety: 237+ million medication errors made every year in England

BMJ Global Health: Only 1 in 3 COVID-19 research authors are women and even fewer are senior authors

10 June 2020

The BMJ: Food industry “shares the blame” for severity of covid-19, argue experts

The BMJ: Study underlines importance of adequate PPE and training for frontline health professionals to prevent covid-19 infection

8 June 2020

The BMJ: BAME women account for over half of pregnant women in UK hospitals with covid-19

4 June 2020
Gut: Widely available indigestion drug may curb COVID-19 symptoms in mild to moderate disease

3 June 2020

The BMJ: Inflammatory syndrome thought to be linked to covid-19 seems more common among children of African ancestry

2 June 2020

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: 1 in 3 women in India is likely to have been subjected to intimate partner violence

28 May 2020

BMJ Global Health: Wearing face masks at home might help ward off COVID-19 spread among family members

27 May 2020

The BMJ: Study reveals “extensive” financial links between leaders of US medical societies and industry

The BMJ: Study sheds light on risks of breast cancer after pre-invasive disease

Thorax: Prevalence of ‘silent’ COVID-19 infection may be much higher than thought

22 May 2020

The BMJ: Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness emerge as risk factors for severe covid-19 or death, finds largest cohort study to date

Journal of Medical Ethics: We can’t (and shouldn’t) expect clinicians without PPE to treat COVID-19 patients

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Mental ill health ‘substantial health concern’ among police, finds international study

Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin: Half of mums-to-be at risk of pre-eclampsia are missing out on preventive aspirin

20 May 2020

The BMJ: Tackling alcohol harms must be an integral part of the nation’s recovery from covid-19

The BMJ: Small risk of muscle and bone malformations in newborns for mothers who have taken common thrush treatment 

The BMJ: Doctors should be cautious when using current warning system for patient’s worsening health

18 May 2020

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for Occupational & Environmental Medicine journal

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Dairy-rich diet linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Yoga eases depressive symptoms in people with other mental health issues

15 May 2020

The BMJ: UK’s response to covid-19 “too little, too late, too flawed”

14 May 2020

The BMJ: The BMJ appoints Clinical Research Editor in China

The BMJ: Further evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for patients with covid-19

The BMJ: Covid-19 death counts represent “substantial underestimation” of actual deaths for some Italian regions

BMJ Global Health: Nearly quarter of a billion people in Africa will catch coronavirus and up to 190,000 could die

13 May 2020

The BMJ: Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery

BMJ Global Health: Misleading information in 1 in 4 most viewed YouTube COVID-19 videos in English

12 May 2020

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: More than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis worldwide in 2017

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Physically demanding jobs linked to shorter working lives and more sick leave  

6 May 2020

The BMJ: Clean surfaces and ventilate rooms to limit covid-19 spread at home, say experts

The BMJ:  Mexico’s sugary drinks tax has helped cut consumption after just three years

The BMJ: Marketing claims for infant formula should be banned, argue experts

The BMJ: Child body size linked to risk of heart disease and diabetes in later life

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Be clear, positive, and targeted, to help public stick to social distancing, governments urged

4 May 2020

Injury Prevention: Non-fatal injuries cost US $1590 and 11 days off work per injured employee every year

1 May 2020

The BMJ: NHS “turning a blind eye” to labour rights violations in the trade of masks and gloves  

30 April 2020

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Plant extract combo may relieve hangover symptoms

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Different trigger points for seeking healthcare may explain gender divide 

29 April 2020

The BMJ: First pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of future premature birth

The BMJ: Certain diabetes drugs may protect against serious kidney problems

24 April 2020

The BMJ: Measures to deal with covid-19 “may be having a negative effect on other causes of death,” says expert

23 April 2020

Thorax: Simple ‘do it yourself’ circuit to ventilate two patients at once is technically feasible

22 April 2020

The BMJ: Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with covid-19?

The BMJ: Protect health and social care workers and refer their deaths to the coroner, says The BMJ Editor

21 April 2020

The BMJ: New study shows covid-19 virus persists longer and peaks later in the respiratory tissue of patients with severe disease

The BMJ: Are the costs of tackling covid-19 worth the benefits?

BMJ Paediatrics Open: NHS charging rules for non-residents ‘unworkable’ and harming wider UK health system

Thorax: Social isolation linked to heightened risk of hospital admission for respiratory disease among older adults

20 April 2020

BMJ: Roger Horton appointed new BMJ chair of the board

16 April 2020

Vet Record: Look to vets’ infectious disease know-how to end Covid-19 lockdown, UK government urged 

9 April 2020

The BMJ: Time to encourage people to wear face masks as a precaution, say experts

Tobacco Control: Streaming services flouting India’s regulations banning tobacco imagery in all media 

8 April 2020

The BMJ: Parents’ mental illness linked to heightened risk of child injury

7 April 2020

The BMJ: Current approach to fighting covid-19 may be flawed and based on weak evidence

The BMJ: Communications blackouts in Jammu and Kashmir are making coronavirus lockdown doubly frightening

6 April 2020

The BMJ: Covid-19 virus offers the chance to reshape our world

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Doubts cast over accuracy of many popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps

Injury Prevention: Men pose more risk to other road users than women

2 April 2020

The BMJ: The BMJ launches campaign to protect healthcare staff on the frontline of the covid-19 outbreak

Annals of Rheumatic Disease: Limited supply may scupper proposals to use antimalarials to ward off Covid-19

Thorax: COPD linked to heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked

1 April 2020

The BMJ: Most diets lead to similar modest weight loss and lower blood pressure, but effects largely disappear after a year

31 March 2020

The BMJ: Experts call for health and climate change warning labels on petrol pumps

25 March 2020

The BMJ: Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches

The BMJ: Concerns over “exaggerated” study claims of AI outperforming doctors

24 March 2020

Archives  of Disease in Childhood: Infections still responsible for 1 in 5 childhood deaths in England and Wales

Heart: Regular tub bathing linked to lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease

19 March 2020

Vet Record: Tighten up law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets, demand animal welfare experts

18 March 2020

The BMJ: Media reports of celebrity suicide linked to increased suicide rates

The BMJ: Concern over industry support for wider access to medical cannabis

17 March 2020

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Independent investigative agency needed to tackle abuse in elite youth sport

Tobacco Control: Observed ‘gateway’ effect of e-cigarettes among teens “likely to be small”

16 March 2020

BMJ: Chris Jones appointed new BMJ CEO 

11 March 2020

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice linked to improved patient care when integrated into hospital system

Injury Prevention: Around 100,000 convicted felons across US likely still own guns, say researchers

The BMJ: Cycling to work linked to higher risk of injury-related hospitalisation among UK commuters

9 March 2020

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Persistent sleep difficulties in infancy linked to heightened risk of childhood anxieties

BMJ Open: Around 1 in 20 calls to NHS 111 helpline result in unnecessary emergency care visit

4 March 2020

The BMJ: Moderate egg intake not associated with cardiovascular disease risk

The BMJ: Fish oil supplements linked to lower risk of heart disease and death

The BMJ: Is it time to nationalise the drug industry?

2 March 2020

BMJ Open: UK MPs with extra work roles may be nearly three times as likely to be ‘risky’ drinkers

BMJ Open: 2016 US election result preceded fall in proportion of boys born in Canada

28 February 2020

BMJ: Voting begins for greatest neuroscience breakthrough of past 100 years

27 February 2020

The BMJ: WHO’s malaria vaccine study represents a “serious breach of international ethical standards”

25 February 2020

Heart: Age at menopause not linked to conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors

Thorax: Mid-life weight gain linked to faster decline in lung capacity in older age

Gut: Portable ‘electronic nose’ can accurately pick up oesophageal cancer precursor

19 February 2020

The BMJ: Some antibiotics prescribed during pregnancy linked with birth defects

The BMJ: Rise in global deaths and disability due to lung diseases over past three decades

17 February 2020

Gut: Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy ageing’ in older people

Journal of Medical Genetics: Twenty four genetic variants linked to heightened womb cancer risk

BMJ Case Reports: Complications of measles can include hepatitis, appendicitis, and viral meningitis, doctors warn

14 February 2020

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: 10+ lifetime sexual partners linked to heightened cancer risk

13 February 2020

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice available across the Republic of Ireland

12 February 2020

The BMJ: UK medical schools failing to deal with racism, finds BMJ investigation 

The BMJ: Why are ethnic minority doctors less successful than white doctors?

The BMJ: Disparities in appointability for training posts between white and ethnic minority doctors are unacceptable

The BMJ: Can we trust AI not to further embed racial health inequalities?

10 February 2020

The BMJ: Some smartphone apps not accurate enough to spot all skin cancers

The BMJ: Daily exposure to ozone pollution linked to increased risk of death

7 February 2020

Vet Record: Sharp rise in canine fertility clinics but not always staffed with vets  

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Health & Care Informatics journal

5 February 2020

The BMJ: New study adds to evidence of diabetes drug link to heart problems

4 February 2020

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Public opinion of drugs effectiveness may be too biased

3 February 2020

BMJ: BMJ provides free coronavirus resources to support healthcare workers

Injury Prevention: Smartphone texting linked to compromised pedestrian safety

Tobacco Control: E-cigarette use high among recent quitters but rare among those who gave up longer ago

29 January 2020

The BMJ: Infants of mums who smoke while pregnant at heightened risk of of fracture during first year of life

The BMJ: Fermented soy products linked to lower risk of death

The BMJ: Small group of US medical providers account for disproportionately high number of opioid prescriptions

28 January 2020

BMJ Open: Almost a third of UK doctors may be ‘burnt out’ and stressed, poll suggests

Thorax: Smoking ban in cars carrying kids linked to 72% fall in teens’ tobacco smoke exposure in England

27 January 2020

BMJ: Can we achieve health for all women, children, and adolescents by 2030?

22 January 2020

The BMJ:  Adult exposure to chickenpox linked to lower risk of shingles, but does not provide full protection

The BMJ: Industry funding of patient groups lacks governance and transparency


20 January 2019

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice available across Norway

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run 


Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Health of poor Brits worse than that of those born a century ago

Journal of Medical Ethics:  Sperm donation to strangers after death should be allowed in the UK, say ethicists 

15 January 2020

The BMJ: Falling risk of heart disease among survivors of child cancer since the 1970s

13 January 2020

BMJ Open: Less sugar in primary school-kids’ packed lunches, but lower levels of vitamins/minerals than decade ago

Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin:  Melatonin for jet lag shouldn’t be available on the NHS, concludes expert review

Vet Record: Many owners of rescue dogs think they are imported (wrongly) into UK via Pet Travel Scheme, poll suggests

8 January 2020

The BMJ: Healthy habits in middle age linked to longer life free from disease

7 January 2020

Injury Prevention: Drowning death rates 3 to 4 times lower in US states that regulate open water swim sites

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: 1 US dollar increase in minimum wage linked to 3.5-6% fall in suicide rate

18 December 2019

The BMJ: Engaging with the arts linked to longer life

The BMJ: Season of birth may be linked to risk of heart death

The BMJ: A career in healthcare not as “honourable” as sports, arts or media

The BMJ: Psychiatrists most likely to speed while cardiologists most likely to drive luxury cars

The BMJ: Sex in an MRI scanner … a look back at one of the most popular BMJ articles of all time

17 December 2019

BMJ Open: Caring for a grandchild linked to lower risk of loneliness and social isolation

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Significant safety issues for kids on long term ventilation at home

16 December 2019

The BMJ:  Male scientists frame their research findings more positively than women

The BMJ: Popular nursery rhyme can help curb spread of common infections in children

12 December 2019

The BMJ: Up to two fifths of antibiotic prescriptions in the US could be inappropriate

11 December 2019

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Labelling foods with amount of physical activity needed to burn off calories linked to healthier choices

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Planning for future care may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients

09 December 2019

The BMJ: Major political events linked to mood decline among young US doctors

05 December 2019

Injury Prevention: Quarter of Californian adults live in a household with a gun, poll indicates  

04 December 2019

The BMJ: Diabetes before or during pregnancy linked to early heart disease in children

03 December 2019

The BMJ: Time to stop commercial distortion of healthcare evidence and practice, experts urge

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Oral powders or gels sold as medical devices in Europe (EU) not regulated to same safety standards as medicines 

BMJ Open: 25-fold surge in vitamin D supplement prescriptions for kids in UK primary care

Journal of Medical Ethics: Prescribing for self, family, and friends widespread among young Irish doctors, poll shows

27
November 2019

The BMJ:  Air pollution linked to several new causes of hospital admissions

The BMJ: UK health service “lagging behind” other high income countries

20 November 2019

The BMJ: Trial suggests inducing labour over “wait and see” approach for late term pregnancies

18 November  2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Lab tests show that some traditional soup broths have antimalarial properties

BMJ Case Reports: Watch out for ‘feather duvet lung’ caution doctors

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Benefits of exercise referral schemes not as large as hoped

13 November 2019

The BMJ: Wide variation in bowel cancer rates after colonoscopies in England

11 November 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Life threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16 year-old

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Degenerative eye condition (AMD) to affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Middle aged muscle mass linked to future heart disease risk

07 November 2019

The BMJ: The BMJ switches to more environmentally friendly wrapping

04 November 2019

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Any‌ ‌amount‌ ‌of‌ ‌running‌ ‌linked‌ ‌to‌ ‌significantly‌ ‌lower‌ ‌risk‌ ‌of‌ ‌death‌

Heart: Lonely cardiac patients at increased risk of death within year of hospital discharge

30 October 2019

BMJ:  BMJ launches new open access journal on integrated care

The BMJ: Calorie labels in fast food outlets linked to small drop in calories purchased

28 October 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Girls much more likely to be admitted to hospital after self harm than boys

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Anti-inflammatory agents can effectively and safely curb major depressive symptoms

Vet Record: UK vets need special training to report suspected animal abuse

23 October 2019

The BMJ: Stress related disorders linked to subsequent risk of severe infections

The BMJ: Ban filtered cigarettes to curb global plastic waste, say experts

22 October 2019

BMJ Open: Anorexia nervosa among young children in the UK and Ireland on the up

BMJ Open: 3+ hours daily social media use linked to poor sleep patterns in UK teens

18 October 2019

Emergency Medicine Journal: Hospital emergency department closures not linked to increase in deaths

Vet Record: UK veterinary profession simply not ready for ‘No Deal’ Brexit

16 October 2019

The BMJ: Hospital transfer of premature newborns linked to heightened risk of brain injury

The BMJ: “Over the counter” genetic tests should not be used to make health decisions without further scrutiny, say experts

The BMJ: Weight gain in early adult life linked to increased risk of premature death

The BMJ: For most healthy people, benefits of statins “may be marginal at best” 

15 October 2019

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health:Climate change concerns have largely ignored role of access to effective contraception  

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Rise in testosterone level boosts young women’s running capacity

02 October 2019

The BMJ: Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over 50s

The BMJ: Substantial variation in uptake of new prescribing guidance by GPs

The BMJ: Environmental cost of formula milk should be a matter of global concern

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for the BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health journal

01 October 2019

BMJ Case Reports: Acute psychotic illness triggered by Brexit Referendum

BMJ Open: Antidepressants linked to heightened pregnancy related diabetes risk

Vet Record: Lop-eared rabbits more likely to have tooth/ear problems than erect eared cousins

25 September 2019

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning journal

The BMJ: Fathering children by assisted reproduction linked to increased risk of prostate cancer

The BMJ: Minimum pricing policy appears to have cut spending on alcohol in Scotland

23 September 2019

The BMJ: Urgent action needed to tackle the threat of climate change on health, say experts

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Boosting daily nut consumption linked to less weight gain and lower obesity risk

Journal of Medical Genetics: Chromosomal changes implicated in disease linked to social and economic disadvantage

BMJ Open: Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids’ foods

20 September 2019

Vet Record: Public perception of vets rooted in romanticised James Herriot fiction rather than fact

18 September 2019

BMJ: BMJ launches new open access journal on complex healthcare interventions

The BMJ: Evidence underpinning approval of new cancer drugs raises questions

16 September 2019

The BMJ: Improving the health of migrants: a new series from The BMJ

11 September 2019

BMJ: NHS Trusts must tackle stress and burnout among health professionals

The BMJ: Treating gastric bacteria may be linked to lower risk of developing stomach cancer

The BMJ: Study suggests recent fall in new cases of diabetes in some countries

9 September 2019

Heart: Once or twice weekly daytime nap linked to lower heart attack/stroke risk

Vet Record: Female vets face “outright discrimination” and sexism from colleagues and clients

BMJ Global Health: US political sanctions on Iran curtailing global scientific progress

4 September 2019

The BMJ: Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity

The BMJ: Vegetarian and pescetarian diets linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease

29 August 2019

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency

Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin: Very limited evidence for overall effectiveness of social prescribing health policy

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Drug use, excess alcohol and no helmet common among US injured eScooter users

22 August 2019

The BMJ: Investigation into National Academies reveals recent industry ties among scientists advising the US government on opioid policies

21 August 2019

The BMJ: Physical activity at any intensity linked to lower risk of early death

The BMJ: Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on type 2 diabetes

The BMJ: China’s two-child policy has led to 5.4 million extra births

The BMJ: NHS trusts act on staff pensions to stave off winter workforce crisis

20 August 2019

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Doctors tell parents too late that their child is near death, survey suggests

Gut: Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk

Journal of Investigative Medicine: Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition

12 August 2019

BMJ Case Reports: Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, doctors warn

Emergency Medicine Journal: Half of key hospital doctors remain ill prepared to respond to major incidents in the UK

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Nearly 1 in 2 swingers uses recreational drugs to intensify sex, survey suggests

7 August 2019

BMJ Open: “Extensive gender discrimination in healthcare access” for women in India, suggests study

The BMJ: Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

The BMJ: Major surgery associated with small, long term decline in brain functioning

5 August 2019

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: ‘Spin’ found in over half of clinical trial abstracts published in top psychiatry journals

BMJ Open: ‘Fat suit’ role play may help uncover medical student prejudices against obesity

30 July 2019

BMJ: BMJ experts invited to present award-winning healthcare capacity building initiative at the Biological Weapon Convention (BWC), Meeting of Experts at the United Nations in Geneva.

BMJ Open: UK tick-borne Lyme disease cases may be 3 times higher than previous estimates

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: House move during early pregnancy linked to heightened premature birth risk

25 July 2019

Journal of Medical Genetics: Retractions for genetics studies around 8 times higher than for other life science disciplines

Tobacco Control: Tobacco industry has bumped up prices beyond that required by tax changes

24 July 2019

The BMJ: Individual non-invasive tests not sufficient to diagnose important complication of brain injury

The BMJ: Digital GP service risks destabilising care for patients with greatest needs

18 July 2019

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Voluntary pact with food industry to curb salt content in England linked to thousands of extra heart disease/stroke and stomach cancer cases

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Music may offer alternative to preoperative drug routinely used to calm nerves

BMJ Open: Nations with strong women’s rights likely to have better population health and faster growth

17 July 2019

BMJ: BMJ launches new open access neurology journal 

The BMJ: Around one in 20 patients are affected by preventable harm

The BMJ: Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

16 July 2019

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Cataract blindness significantly more common in women than men in India

11 July 2019

BMJ: BMJ and the Ministry of Health celebrate the launch of BMJ’s Clinical Decision Support Initiative in Kazakhstan

10 July 2019

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Investigative Medicine

The BMJ: Study suggests possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

The BMJ: No link between flu vaccine in pregnancy and later health problems in children

The BMJ: No evidence of added benefit for most new drugs, say researchers

9 July 2019

BMJ Open: Fall in GP antibiotic prescribing has been slowest for older patients and those with an unclear diagnosis

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Poor quality social relationships linked to bone loss in postmenopausal women

Vet Record: Most dog and cat owners not aware of pet blood donation schemes

3 July 2019

The BMJ: Experts question WHO advice to reduce saturated fat to curb chronic disease

The BMJ: Substantial increase in body weight since 1960s due to interplay between genes and environment

2 July 2019

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Medical Genetics 

Tobacco Control: Proliferation of JUUL-related content on Instagram likely to appeal to the young

Tobacco Control: Few US higher education campuses have gone completely smoke and/or tobacco-free

1 July 2019

BMJ Open: UK MPs more likely to have mental health issues than general public, survey shows

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: ‘Back to school asthma’ linked to tripling in rate of health service appointments 

27 June 2019

BMJ Open: Menstrual symptoms linked to nearly 9 days of lost productivity through presenteeism every year

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Mum’s workplace exposure to solvents may heighten child’s autism risk

26 June 2019

The BMJ: Being a “morning person” linked to lower risk of breast cancer

The BMJ: Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life

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1 June 2019

The BMJ: The BMJ launches special collection on China’s health reforms

20 June 2019

The BMJ: New studies warn against complacency in efforts to tackle smoking

18 June 2019

BMJ Open: Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in breast cancer risk is poor

Thorax: Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk 

Gut: Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men

13 June 2019

Vet Record: US professor criticises US vets for not speaking out on animal welfare

12 June 2019

The BMJ: Increasing red meat intake linked with heightened risk of death

The BMJ: Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behaviour, particularly in young people

The BMJ: Early release rules for prisoners at end of life may be “discriminatory,” say doctors

11 June 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Persistent poverty affects one in five UK children

BMJ Open: Strobe lighting at dance music festivals linked to tripling in epileptic fit risk

Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Home care health workers frequently verbally abused by clients and their families

6 June 2019

BMJ: New Preprint Server for the Health Sciences Announced Today by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Yale University and BMJ

5 June 2019

The BMJ:  Should measles vaccination be compulsory?

29 May 2019

The BMJ: New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

The BMJ: NHS commissioners are ignoring guidelines by rationing cataract surgery

27 May 2019

BMJ Open: Skilled health workforce in India does not meet WHO recommended threshold

23 May 2019

BMJ: BMJ and Ukraine Ministry of Health announce new agreement to continue supporting learning and development for primary healthcare physicians

22 May 2019

The BMJ: Stroke deaths in England halved in the first decade of the 21st century

The BMJ: Lifestyle explains part of the protective effect of education on heart disease

The BMJ: Analysis reveals extent of drug industry funding of UK patient organisations

20 May 2019

BMJ Open: Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people

General Psychiatry: Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

16 May 2019

The BMJ: Deep concerns over public health as The BMJ reveals MPs’ links to organisation backed by tobacco industry

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Stigma deterring elite athletes with mental health issues from seeking help

Gut: Bowel cancer rising among young adults in Europe

14 May 2019

The BMJ: Glucosamine supplements may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease

The BMJ: Experts advise against hormone treatment in adults with mild thyroid problems

The BMJ: Study shows increased risk of breast cancer in transgender women

09 May 2019

BMJ Open: One in five people in England harmed by others’ drinking over past year

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Deep kissing may be important and neglected route for passing on throat gonorrhoea

7 May 2019

The BMJ: Fewer than half of British men and women have sex at least once a week

The BMJ: Apgar scores “within the normal range” linked to higher risks of illness and death

1 May 2019

The BMJ: Premature birth linked to increased risk of chronic kidney disease into later life

The BMJ: Access to medical cannabis must be improved, argue top doctor and mother of Alfie Dingley 

30 April 2019

BMJ: BMJ appoints first Entrepreneur in Residence to drive healthcare innovation

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Proportion of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger has likely almost doubled since 2004

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Fear of ‘being seen’ may be hindering teen online access to accurate sexual health info

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Musculoskeletal conditions now second global cause of years lived with disability

25 April 2019

The BMJ Awards: Spotting lung cancer in supermarket car parks and the UK’s first fetal surgery service for spina bifida scoop prizes at The BMJ Awards 2019

The BMJ Awards: Parveen Kumar honoured for her outstanding contribution to health at The BMJ Awards

17 April 2019

The BMJ: Achieving sugar reduction targets could cut child obesity and healthcare costs

15 April 2019

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Doubles badminton players may be at highest risk of serious eye injury during play

Heart: Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after 2 years

Journal of Medical Ethics: Pre-treatment mental health assessment of trans people ‘dehumanising’ and ‘unjustified’

Open Heart: Mid-life resting heart rate of 75+ beats/min linked to doubling in early death risk

10 April 2019

BMJ: BMJ to publish international health informatics journal

The BMJ: Stress related disorders linked to heightened risk of cardiovascular disease

9 April 2019

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Nine out of 10 abortions done before 12 weeks in many high-income countries

4 April 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Health claims on packaging for many foods marketed to UK kids are ‘confusing’

Vet Record: First reported UK case of likely dog to dog transmission of leishmaniosis

3 April 2019

The BMJ: Routine HPV vaccination linked to dramatic reduction in cervical disease among young women

2 April 2019

BMJ: Evidence on demand: Health Education England brings BMJ Best Practice to the bedside

1 April 2019

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine journal

Thorax: Higher circulating sex hormone regulator (SHBG) levels linked to lower asthma risk

Tobacco Control: Scant evidence that e-cigarette growth linked to ‘renormalisation’ of teen smoking

27 March 2019

The BMJ: Many NHS partnerships with drug companies are out of public sight

The BMJ: Consider non-surgical brain stimulation for severe depression, say experts

The BMJ: Increase the legal purchase age to reduce smoking rates in young people, urges expert

The BMJ: Abandon the term “second victim” say families of patients who died after medical errors

The BMJ: Stop the exploitation of migrant agricultural workers across Italy

25 March 2019

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Pregnant women who work nights may have a greater risk of miscarriage

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Spending too much time sitting down linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK

BMJ Case Reports: Red yeast rice supplement “has the potential to cause” liver damage, doctors warn

21 March 2019

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Stricter US state gun laws linked to safer high schools

20 March 2019

The BMJ: Early life exposure to common pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder

The BMJ: Risk of miscarriage linked strongly to mother’s age and pregnancy history

The BMJ: Data sharing by popular health apps is routine and far from transparent

The BMJ: New testosterone rule for female athletes “risks setting an unscientific precedent” warn experts

19 March 2019

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Even low levels of leisure time physical activity lowers risk of death

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: New Labour’s policies reduced geographical inequalities in infant mortality rates

18 March 2019

BMJ: BMJ calls time on formula milk adverts

14 March 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: UK failing to provide universal health coverage by charging undocumented migrant kids for healthcare

BMJ Open: Alcohol marketing awareness linked to ‘higher risk’ drinking among UK teens

13 March 2019


The BMJ: Blood test to diagnose heart attacks is flawed, warn researchers

6 March 2019

The BMJ: Long term use of hormone therapy linked to increased Alzheimer’s risk

The BMJ: High testosterone levels could play a role in serious heart conditions

The BMJ: Higher rates of mass shootings in US states with more relaxed gun control laws

4 March 2019

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Sportiness and bisexuality linked to more lifetime sexual partners for older women

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Cocoa may help curb fatigue typically associated with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Vet Record: High levels of potentially harmful bacteria found in raw meat dog food products

27 Feb 2019

The BMJ: Delaying or withholding antibiotics for over 65s with urinary infection linked to heightened sepsis risk​​​​​​​

The BMJ:  Most antibiotic courses for common infections not in line with guidelines

25 Feb 2019

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Few kids’ multivitamin products supply recommended daily vitamin D dose

BMJ Paediatrics Open: Stop recruiting children, UK Armed Forces urged

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Long working hours linked to heightened depression risk in women

20 Feb 2019

The BMJ: New trial finds small benefit of inducing labour over “wait and see” approach for late term pregnancies

The BMJ: Risks of shoulder replacement surgery higher than previously thought

19 Feb 2019

BMJ Open: Acupuncture may ease troublesome menopausal symptoms

Gut: High fat diet linked to unfavourable changes in gut bacteria and inflammatory triggers

14 Feb 2019

BMJ: BMJ announces USACO as exclusive sales partner in Japan

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout

Journal of Investigative Medicine: US older women three times as likely to be treated for osteoporosis as men

13 Feb 2019

The BMJ: Common viral infection in early childhood linked to coeliac disease in susceptible children

The BMJ: Only “modest” improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000

The BMJ: Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat?

The BMJ: Finalists are announced for The BMJ Awards 2019

06 Feb 2019

The BMJ:  Study “strongly supports” extending cervical screening intervals

The BMJ:  Expert panel strongly recommends against surgery for the most common shoulder pain

The BMJ: Number of suicide deaths have risen globally to over 800,000 in 2016

The BMJ: The BMJ launches campaign for adequate rest breaks for doctors

31 Jan 2019

Evidence Based Mental Health: Mindfulness promising option for easing chronic pain

30 Jan 2019

The BMJ: Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss

The BMJ: Medical scribes could help doctors care for more patients

The BMJ: Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy?

29 Jan 2019

BMJ: BMJ launches open access journal in family medicine

28 Jan 2019

BMJ Open: Brexit could lead to thousands of extra heart disease and stroke deaths

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Cycling and treadmill workstations may be ‘healthier’ than standing options

Emergency Medicine Journal: Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics “remarkably low”

23 Jan 2019

The BMJ: Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women

The BMJ: Should we rename low risk cancers?

The BMJ: Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures

21 Jan 2019

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health:  Body size may influence women’s lifespan more than it does men’s

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Leaving 2-hour gap between dinner and bedtime may not affect blood glucose

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Senior clinician and governance-led bereavement service may help curb legal action after hospital deaths

16 Jan 2019

The BMJ:  Study reveals financial interests of patient organisations involved in assessing NHS treatments

The BMJ: Common genetic disorder linked to more disease than previously thought

The BMJ: Almost a quarter of antibiotic prescriptions in the US are inappropriate

14 Jan 2019

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Readiness for first sex is about more than age for many young Britons

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Levels of inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure

9 Jan 2019

The BMJ: Expert reveals how Coca-Cola shaped obesity science and policy in China

The BMJ: HRT tablets associated with increased risk of blood clots

7 Jan 2019

BMJ Open: More than half of UK female surgeons have experience of workplace discrimination, poll suggests

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: 1 in 4 women at sexual health clinics reports coercion over their reproductive lives

2 Jan 2019

The BMJ: No compelling evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners

The BMJ: Radiation doses from CT scans should be more consistent, say experts

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