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Latest press releases and corporate announcements

09 May 2024

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Under 4-minute milers’ longevity shows that extreme exercise doesn’t seem to curb lifespan

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Journal retracts 6 further articles and corrects 2 others authored by former editor

08 May 2024

The BMJ: 30-year US study links ultra-processed food to higher risk of early death

The BMJ: The BMJ investigates financial entanglements between FDA chiefs and the drug industry

The BMJ: Suspended climate activist GP will not stop protesting

03 May 2024

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ collaborates with Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries to support open access publishing

02 May 2024

The BMJ: New study supports psilocybin’s potential as an antidepressant

30 April 2024

BMJ Evidence Based Medicine: Healthy lifestyle may offset effects of life-shortening genes by 60%+

Tobacco Control: Frequent teen vaping might boost risk of toxic lead and uranium exposure

BMJ Case Reports: Fentanyl inhalation may cause potentially irreversible brain damage, warn doctors

26 April 2024

The BMJ: Medscape removes education courses for doctors funded by tobacco giant

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: Living at higher altitudes in India linked to increased risk of childhood stunting

25 April 2024

The BMJ: Opioids during pregnancy not linked to sustainability increased risk of psychiatric disorders in children 

The BMJ: Universities and schools urged to ban alcohol industry-based health advice 

BMJ corporate announcement: New agreement between BMJ Impact Analytics and the Office of Health Economics (OHE) announced

23 April 2024

BMJ Public Health: Cost increasingly important motive for quitting smoking for 1 in 4 adults in England

BMJ Global Health: Significant global variation in national COVID-19 treatment guidelines

BMJ Military Health: Active military service may heighten women’s risk of having low birthweight babies

18 April 2024

The BMJ: Heart failure, not stroke is the most common complication of atrial fibrillation

The BMJ:  Antipsychotics for dementia linked to more harms than previously acknowledged

17 April 2024

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Online ‘addiction’ + not enough sleep or exercise linked to teen school absence risk

BMJ Quality & Safety: Working arrangements for locum doctors pose significant patient safety challenges

BMJ Open: Age-related and contractual factors stronger drivers of NHS clinical staff retention than organisational ones

16 April 2024

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Impact Analytics is now available to all Bibliosan members

12 April 2024

The BMJ: The BMJ Commission on the Future of the NHS: Tackle the social and environmental deteminants of health for a prosperous, more resilient society 

11 April 2024

The BMJ: Esketamine injection just after childbirth reduces depression in new mothers

Corporate announcement: BMJ launches innovative AI-powered exam revision tool for doctors

10 April 2024

Archives of Disease in Childhood / The BMJ: Evidence for puberty blockers and hormone treatment for gender transition wholly inadequate

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Job insecurity in early adulthood linked to heightened risk of serious alcohol-related illness in later life

BMJ Global Health: Swapping red meat for herring/sardines could save up to 750,000 lives/year in 2050

28 March 2024

The BMJ: The BMJ Commission on the Future of the NHS: Looking after the NHS workforce must be a top priority, say experts

The BMJ: Prolonged use of certain hormone drugs linked to increased brain tumour risk

The BMJ: Delirium a ‘strong risk factor’ for dementia among older people

The BMJ: New documents reveal patient safety concerns over strike day cover

27 March 2024

BMJ Open: Consistently exercising 2-3 times a week over the long term linked to lower current insomnia risk

Emergency Medicine Journal: Opportunistic emergency department stop smoking prompt helps smokers quit

BMJ Quality & Safety: Shared digital NHS prescribing record could avoid nearly 1 million annual drug errors 

21 March 2024

The BMJ: The BMJ Commission on the Future of the NHS: NHS funding for a secure future 

The BMJ: Doctors pay in England has declined by 25% since 2008 

The BMJ: Many publicly accessible AI assistants lack adequate safeguards to prevent mass health disinformation 

20 March 2024

BMJ Public Health: People who are ‘double jointed’ may be at heightened risk of long COVID

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Air quality around planned new schools in England “alarmingly poor”

14 March 2024

 The BMJ: Modest rise in UK cancer cases but substantial decline in deaths over last 25 years

13 March 2024 

Heart: COVID jab linked to lower risk of COVID-19-related clot and heart complications

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Apple cider vinegar aids weight management in obesity, small clinical trial suggests

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Excess weight in primary school girls linked to GP visits for musculoskeletal issues

08 March 2024

Corporate announcement: BMJ Impact Analytics now available at Baylor College of Medicine

06 March 2024 

Annals of Rheumatic Diseases: Living in "leafy" areas may boost bone density and lower osteoporosis risk

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Taking 9000 to 10000 steps daily may counteract the risk of death and cardiovascular disease in highly sedentary people

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Even low levels of leisure time physical activity help to lower stroke risk

29 February 2024 

The BMJ: Consistent evidence links ultra-processed food to over 30 damaging health outcomes 

The BMJ: Significant proportion of cancer drugs lack proof of added benefit 

28 February 2024 

BM Global Health: Concerted efforts urgently needed to meet 2030 Global Alcohol Action Plan targets

RMD Open: Sinusitis linked to 40% heightened risk of rheumatic disease

Thorax: Poorly controlled asthma emits same quantity of greenhouse gas as 124,000 homes each year in the UK

22 February 2024 

The BMJ: Air pollution linked to increased hospital admission for major heart and lung diseases

The BMJ: Children born in October least likely to get flu

21 February 2024 

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Minority ethnic NHS staff more likely to face workplace discrimination during pandemic than White colleagues

General Psychiatry: J-shaped curve apparent between dietary thiamine and worsening mental acuity

Gut: Adopting healthy lifestyle strongly linked to lower irritable bowel syndrome risk

15 February 2024 

The BMJ: Walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training ease depression

The BMJ: Doctors quitting over stress and cost of finding suitable childcare

The BMJ: Companies are adopting feminist narratives to influence women’s health

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals huge delays in dealing with complaints against UK drug companies

14 February 2024 

BMJ Open: Acupuncture may curb the heightened risk of stroke associated with rheumatoid arthritis

BMJ Open:  Poor quality clinical data informing NICE decisions on treatments in over half of cases

Thorax: Age when periods first start and early menopause linked to heightened COPD risk

08 February 2024 

The BMJ: Researchers estimate survival chances during CPR for cardiac arrest 

The BMJ: Group rehabilitation improves quality of life for people with long covid

Company news: BMJ increases its open access footprint with a wave of new Read and Publish agreements for 2024

07 February 2024 

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Women may find it harder to adjust to later life divorce and break-ups than men 

British Journal of Sports Medicine: We must tackle female ageism in sport and exercise science, urge researchers 

British Journal of Sports Medicine: High weekly physical activity levels linked to lower kidney disease risk in diabetes + overweight/obesity 

31 January 2024 

The BMJ: NHS Commission on the Future of the NHS: Next government should declare a national health and care emergency

BMJ Open: Up to three daily servings of kimchi may lower men’s obesity risk

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Increase in annual cardiorespiratory fitness by 3%+ linked to 35% lower prostate cancer risk

Gut: High quality diet in early life may curb subsequent inflammatory bowel disease risk 

29 January 2024 

The BMJ: Systemic US reforms needed to prevent mass death in the next pandemic

25 January 2024

The BMJ: New study assesses long term risk of invasive breast cancer after pre-invasive disease

The BMJ: Study sheds more light on long term developmental risks of preterm birth

23 January 2024

BMJ Open: Energy drinks linked to poor sleep quality and insomnia among college students

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Men with inflammatory joint disease less likely to be childless than healthy peers

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fastest growth in childhood overweight/obesity in England among 11-15 year olds

19 January 2024

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice made available in Portugal through new collaboration with Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC) - ULS [in English and Portuguese)

18 January 2024

The BMJ: Obsessive-compulsive disorder linked to heightened risk of death

The BMJ: No benefit of physiotherapy over general advice after dislocated shoulder

The BMJ: Concerns over new laws that could end use of WhatsApp in the NHS

17 January 2024 

BMJ Public Health: Video gamers worldwide may be risking irreversible hearing loss and/or tinnitus

BMJ Open: Enlarged breast tissue in men (gynaecomastia) linked to heightened risk of death

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Same-level workplace falls set to rise amid surge in older female workforce numbers

15 January 2024

The BMJ open letter: Next government must have health equity at its heart, argues top professor

11 January 2024

The BMJ: Perinatal depression linked to increased risk of death

The BMJ: Panel members for new psychiatric ‘bible’ received over $14m from industry

10 January 2024

BMJ Oncology: Sex-specific panel of 10 proteins can pick up 18 different early stage cancers

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: Predominantly plant-based or vegetarian diet linked to 39% lower odds of COVID-19

RMD Open: Early menopause and HRT among hormonal factors linked to heightened rheumatoid arthritis risk

21 December 2023 (Christmas issue)

The BMJ: Great British Bake Off Christmas desserts not as naughty as you may think

The BMJ: Spike in morning after pill sales in the US after New Year celebrations

The BMJ: Warning over champagne cork related eye injuries

20 December 2023 

BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health: Diabetes drug may significantly lower women’s risk of substantial weight gain after giving up smoking

Emergency Medicine Journal: Potentially harmful ‘trip-killers’ to cut short ‘bad’ drug trips, emerging concern, warn doctors

General Psychiatry: Three potentially unique acoustic features of healing music that transcend genre identified

19 December 2023 (Christmas issue)

The BMJ: Barbie should expand her range of medical and scientific professions

The BMJ: Doctor Who festive specials linked to lower death rates

The BMJ: Hospital coffee machines get a clean bill of health

14 December 2023 

The BMJ: Alarm over lax oversight of weight loss drug ads that could harm patients

13 December 2023 

BMJ Open: Size of attainment gap between UK White and minority ethnic medical students varies by ethnicity and medical school

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: US female gun violence victims less likely to die than male victims despite same injury severity

Injury Prevention: Grade difficulty of skatepark features like ski runs to curb fall risk, say researchers

06 December 2023 

General Psychiatry: Twice daily electrical stimulation may boost mental processes in Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: Young age at first menstrual cycle linked to heightened diabetes risk in mid-life

Journal of Medical Ethics: State abortion access key factor in future US doctors’ training (residency) choices

Tobacco Control: Tobacco related annual medical spend of US Minorities who smoke double that of White peers

30 November 2023

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ continues its pivotal partnership with NHS England for a further three years

The BMJ: Air pollution from fossil fuel use accounts for over 5 million extra deaths a year

The BMJ: Social media use linked to risky health behaviours in young people

The BMJ: Actively monitoring cervical lesions linked to heightened long term risk of cervical cancer

29 November 2023 

Tobacco Control: Plastic pollution from cigarette butts likely costs US$26 billion/year or US$186 billion over 10 years

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Faster walking speed of 4 km+/hour linked to significantly lower type 2 diabetes risk

BMJ Medicine: Five-fold rise in UK rates of transgender identity since 2000, medical records suggest

BMJ Open: 6+ hours/day of sedentary leisure time linked to doubling in fibroids risk

23 November 2023

The BMJ: Covid vaccination before infection strongly linked to reduced risk of developing long covid

The BMJ: Death rates after surgery similar regardless of patient-surgeon gender match

22 November 2023

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Strip searching a child without appropriate consent is “sexual abuse,” insists expert

16 November 2023

The BMJ: The BMJ investigates concerns over informed consent for pregnant women in Pfizer’s RSV vaccine trial

15 November 2023

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: UK soft drinks levy linked to fall in child hospital admissions for tooth extraction

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine: HIIT in water improves exercise capacity in adults with long term health conditions

10 November 2023

The BMJ: Is the US reporting system for vaccine safety broken?

The BMJ: WHO updates its guidance on treatments for covid-19

08 November 2023

BMJ Innovations: Virtual/augmented reality playkit eases kids’ and parents’ anxieties ahead of MRI scan

BMJ Medicine: Three-fold rise in babies born at 22 weeks given respiratory life support in England and Wales after guidelines change

06 November 2023

The BMJ: Doctors get tips on how to make healthcare greener

03 November 2023

British Journal of Ophthalmology: AI able to predict if and when people at high risk progress to glaucoma

BMJ Global Health: Four types of animal-to-human infections increasing at “exponential rate”

02 November 2023

BMJ Corporate announcement: Global experts shape principles for digital youth mental health content

The BMJ: Concerns over “cosy relationship” between the FDA and Moderna

26 October 2023

The BMJ: Study examines racial differences in care among older Americans

The BMJ: Industry payments to physicians linked to use of some non-recommended and low value drugs among cancer patients

The BMJ: Hospitals accused of using foreign doctors as “cheap labour” in fellowship schemes

The BMJ: Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency

25 October 2023

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Extending annual screen for diabetic eye disease to 2 years for those at ‘low risk’ could risk treatment delays and/or sight loss

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Daily 20-25 mins of physical activity may offset death risk from prolonged sitting

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychology: Tai Chi may curb Parkinson’s disease symptoms and complications for several years

18 October 2023

The BMJ: New study sheds light on long term effectiveness and safety of two widely used statins

The BMJ: Surgery more effective than nasal sprays for symptoms of a crooked septum

17 October 2023

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Significant gaps in UK public awareness of tell-tale cancer signs in kids and teens

Family Medicine and Community Health: ChatGPT may be better than doctors at evidence-based management of clinical depression 

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Immersive virtual reality seems to ease cancer patients’ pain and distress

RMD Open: Older siblings and childhood tonsil removal linked to heightened risk of inflammatory arthritis

12 October 2023 

The BMJ: No benefit of common shoulder treatment over placebo 

11 October 2023 

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Renting rather than owning a private sector home linked to faster ‘biological ageing’

Journal of Medical Genetics: Genes may be responsible for third of complex regional pain syndrome cases

BMJ Global Health: Singapore’s smoke-free law may have warded off 20,000 heart attacks in over 65s

05 October 2023 

The BMJ: WHO director praises London's ULEZ expansion as politically courageous

04 October 2023 

Open Heart: Striking inequalities in provision of life-saving heart valve replacement in England

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Critical data gaps on doctor assisted deaths in Oregon amid rise in participants 

29 September 2023

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Women may be at greater risk than men of flu jab injection site and systemic reactions

RMD Open: Joint injections ineffective for hand osteoarthritis symptoms, finds evidence review

27 September 2023

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals ‘silent scandal’ of missing lung tests across England

The BMJ: Swapping starch and refined carbs for whole grains and fruit linked to less midlife weight gain

26 September 2023

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Prolonged mismatch between calories eaten and burned may be putting many athletes at risk of REDs (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)

25 September 2023

BMJ Public Health: Cost of living crisis set to cut UK lives short and significantly widen wealth-health gap

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Flawed body of research indicates true ‘long COVID’ risk likely exaggerated

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Wealthier kids in UK may have experienced steepest fall in mental health during pandemic

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry:  Stem cell therapy can safely slow progression of relapsing-remitting MS

21 September 2023

The BMJ: Doctors with long covid deserve more support 

19 September 2023

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Impact Analytics receives Gold Award for Innovation in Publishing 2023 from ALPSP

14 September 2023

The BMJ: NHS still reliant on paper notes and drug charts despite electronic upgrades

12 September 2023

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine: Turmeric may be as good for treating indigestion as drug to curb excess stomach acid

General Psychiatry: Shorter white blood cell telomeres linked to higher dementia risk

BMJ Open: Around 1 in 3 UK medical students plans to leave NHS within 2 years of graduation

BMJ Open: Work stress, workload, understaffing driving out health professionals from NHS

7 September 2023

The BMJ: US quietly shuts down controversial wildlife virus hunting program amid safety fears

6 September 2023

The BMJ: Use of common painkillers alongside hormonal contraception linked to heightened risk of blood clots

The BMJ: High intake of several emulsifier E numbers linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk

5 September 2023

BMJ Oncology: Global surge in cancers among the under 50s over past three decades

BMJ Mental Health: Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) risk factor for serious mental health issues

BMJ Quality & Safety: Strong evidence of ‘threshold effect’ for NHS 18-week waiting list target

30 August 2023

The BMJ: Avoid cannabis during adolescence, pregnancy and while driving, say experts

The BMJ: Unreliable private online hormone tests sold for many months despite accuracy concerns

24 August 2023

BMJ Mental Health: New risk score strongly predicts dementia chances within next 14 years

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Poor lifestyle of over 60s linked to heightened risk of nursing home care

Gut:  Certain gut conditions may be early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease 

17 August 2023

The BMJ: Alarm as FDA fast-tracks first antipsychotic drug for agitation in dementia

16 August 2023

The BMJ:  Smartphone app may support drinkers who overindulge to drink less heavily 

The BMJ:  Risk of cancer death after exposure to low-dose ionising radiation underestimated

The BMJ:  The BMJ’s editor-in-chief urges royal colleges to improve transparency on payments from industry and patient groups

15  August 2023

Heart:  Recreational drugs detected in more than 1 in 10 cardiac intensive care patients

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Good cardiorespiratory fitness associated with up to 40% lower risk of 9 cancers

Thorax: Young vapers at risk of bronchitis + shortness of breath even if they also smoke

7 August 2023

BMJ Mental Health: Air pollution linked to higher mental health service use by people with dementia

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Menstrual discs may be best for heavy monthly blood flow

Heart: High level of heart attack protein linked to heightened risk of death from any cause

2 August 2023

The BMJ: New studies shed more light on potential risks of antenatal steroids

The BMJ: People with a hepatitis C cure still face substantial risk of death

26 July 2023

The BMJ: Medical royal colleges receive millions from drug and medical devices companies

25 July 2023

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Static isometric exercise, such as wall sits, best for lowering blood pressure

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Consequences of premature parental death seemingly greater for boys than for girls 

24 July 2023

The BMJ: Experts call for independent inquiry into Canada’s covid-19 response

21 July 2023

The BMJ: Experts alarmed as free Barbies given to UK primary schools to teach social skills

20 July 2023

The BMJ: Medical journal’s refusal to retract widely criticised paper used to restrict abortion in US sparks independence row

19 July 2023

The BMJ: Private equity takeovers of healthcare services linked to patient harm

The BMJ: Disrupted access to healthcare during pandemic linked to avoidable hospital admissions

18 July 2023

BMJ Mental Health: Bipolar disorder linked to 6-fold heightened risk of early death from external causes

Tobacco Control: Tripling in proportion of smokers’ discounted overseas tobacco purchases since 2019 in England

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer: Explore psilocybin and other psychedelics for women’s cancer distress, urge doctors

10 July 2023

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care:  “Significant and poorly identified unmet needs” very common among the dying in UK hospitals

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Hairdressers, beauticians, accountants may be at heightened risk of ovarian cancer

RMD Open: Fibromyalgia linked to heightened risk of death

5 July 2023

The BMJ: Fewer than half of new drugs add substantial therapeutic value over existing treatments

29 June 2023

BMJ Medicine:  Higher levels of lean muscle might protect against Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ Mental Health: Newly developed scoring system can correctly predict suicide risk after self harm

28 June 2023

The BMJ: Menopausal hormone therapy linked to increased rate of dementia

The BMJ: Vitamin D supplements may reduce risk of serious cardiovascular events in older people

The BMJ: More doctors in England and Wales choosing to retire early

27 June 2023

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ expands open access offering across Europe with three Read and Publish agreements in France

26 June 2023

General Psychiatry:  Age of those with mismatched biological sex and gender identity is falling

Archives of Disease in Childhood:  Mediation’s role in parental disputes about child’s medical treatment may have been oversold

22 June 2023

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: New ruling on care of dying will force some to live life “of machine-related suffering”

21 June 2023

The BMJ: Patients do better when surgeon averages over 10 shoulder replacement ops a year

The BMJ: Leading institutions urged to investigate their support for disgraced transplant surgeon

14 June 2023

British Journal of Sports Medicine:  International expert panel revises management of concussion in sport for optimal care of athletes at all levels of participation

13 June 2023

BMJ Open:  Bhopal explosion may have heightened risk of disability and cancer among future generations

The BMJ: Most women diagnosed with early breast cancer can expect to become long term survivors

The BMJ: NHS “flying blind” in attempt to tackle ethnic inequalities in care, warns expert

05 June 2023

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Breastfeeding for longer may be linked to better exam results in later life

BMJ Global Health: Close contact intervention between mum and her premature baby may cut risk of death by almost a third

31 May 2023

The BMJ: More than 1 in 6 unvaccinated people report health effects of COVID two years after confirmed infection

25 May 2023

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open:  Steady rise in children’s firearm injuries over past 5 years

17 May 2003

The BMJ: Women and non-white groups still missing out on top US research prize

The BMJ:  Prostate cancer ‘test by request’ policies drive overdiagnosis and inequity with minimal benefit, argue experts

16 May 2023

The British Journal of Sports Medicine: Aerobic (“cardio”) exercise linked to significantly lower risk of flu or pneumonia death

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases:  Patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions vulnerable to long term opioid use

15 May 2023

The BMJ: Investigation raises questions over lack of “substantial evidence” for FDA approved antibiotic

11 May 2023

The BMJ: Health worker shortages strongly linked to excess deaths

The BMJ: Experts call for monitoring of respiratory vaccine after trials suggest possible increase in preterm births

09 May 2023

BMJ Open: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons strongly linked to raised rheumatoid arthritis risk

BMJ Global Health: Doctors and public health experts join calls for halt to AI R&D until it’s regulated

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine: Sports medicine must up its game to break cycle of gender bias, urge doctors

03 May 2023

The BMJ: Early life abuse may be linked to greater risk of adult premature death

The BMJ: New study finds no increased risk of menstrual changes after covid-19 vaccination

02 May 2023

Heart: Study questions long term beta blocker use to curb further heart attack risk

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Medicinal cannabis can safely relieve cancer pain and curb total meds use 

25 April 2023

RMD Open:  Mums with SLE at double the risk of having premature or growth restricted babies

24 April 2023

BMJ Open: Common ear, nose, and throat issues in pre-schoolers may be linked to later autism risk

BMJ Open: Doctors more extroverted, but also more neurotic and less open than patients: study

19 April 2023

The BMJ: Swapping sugary drinks for coffee, tea or water linked to fewer deaths in adults with diabetes

The BMJ: Surgery for sciatica reduces leg pain and disability for some people, but benefits are short-lived

18 April 2023

Tobacco Control: Vaping in early teen smokers linked to persistent and heavier smoking in late teens

Heart: Previous cancer linked to long term heightened risk of cardiovascular disease 

BMJ Open:  Menu calorie counts likely linked to lower obesity-related cancer rates and healthcare costs

12 April 2023

The BMJ: Free trade deal is a major threat to UK public health, warn experts

The BMJ: Female healthworkers need better radiation protection to minimise breast cancer risk

05 April 2023

The BMJ: Exposure to fine particle air pollution linked to heightened dementia risk

The BMJ: Limit added sugar to six teaspoons a day to improve health, urge experts

03 April 2023

BMJ Open Respiratory Research: Poor sleep may bolster genetic susceptibility to asthma risk

BMJ Medicine: Ethnic, religious, social differences in case rates between COVID-19 waves in England

29 March 2023

The BMJ: Study finds “important shortcomings” in official cancer drug information

The BMJ: Benefits of Mediterranean and low fat diet programmes in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease

27 March 2023

Sexually Transmitted Infections:  Less 'risky' sex still evident year after first lockdown in Britain

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases:  Allergic asthma/eczema linked to heightened osteoarthritis risk

22 March 2023

The BMJ: Study finds “considerable uncertainty” around effectiveness and safety of analgesics for low back pain

The BMJ: Ending GP performance pay in Scotland linked to decline in quality of some care

20 March 2023

BMJ Medicine: Little evidence that IVF conception heightens future pregnancy risks

BMJ Global Health: Almost every country criminalises abortion in some circumstances

Injury Prevention:  Pregnant women in traffic collisions at heightened risk of birth complications

17 March 2023

International Quality Forum on Quality and Safety - Copenhagen 2023: BMJ announces partnership with Medtronic to support hospital leaders in transforming care

15 March 2023

The BMJ: Infants of mothers given opioids after birth are at low risk of harm 

The BMJ: Doctors criticise GMC for investments in Nestlé and McDonald’s

BMJ Best Practice: BMJ Best Practice is available across the Republic of Ireland for the third year running 

14 March 2023

Heart:  Mediterranean diet may cuts women’s CVD and death risk by nearly 25%

BMJ Medicine:  High blood caffeine level might curb body fat and type 2 diabetes risk

BMJ Global Health: TikTok health information videos on Mpox often inaccurate

8 March 2023

The BMJ: Study suggests little deterioration in mental health linked to the pandemic

The BMJ: Low dose radiation linked to increased lifetime risk of heart disease

7 March 2023

Injury Prevention:  Annual tap water scalds in US exact high personal and financial costs 

6 March 2023

BMJ Global Health: Sexual minority families fare as well as, and in some ways better than, ‘traditional’ ones

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Frequent socialising linked to longer lifespan of older people

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ signs its first Read and Publish agreement in the U.S.  

1 March 2023

The BMJ: Black men more likely to die after surgery than White men, or women of either race 

The BMJ: US government catalysed and substantially invested in mRNA covid-19 vaccine development over decades

28 February 2023 

British Journal of Sports Medicine: 1 in 10 early deaths averted if everyone met half recommended weekly physical activity target

BMJ Medicine: COVID-19 jab may lessen severity and duration of ‘long COVID’ in those affected

Injury Prevention: E-scooter riders likely to be more seriously injured than cyclists, UK study suggests

23 February 2023

The BMJ: Gender dysphoria in young people is rising—and so is professional disagreement

21 February 2023

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Any regular physical activity at any age linked to better brain function in later life

General Psychiatry: Satisfying mid-life relationships linked to lower multiple chronic disease risk in later life

BMJ Health & Care Informatics: Celebrity tweets likely shaped US negative public opinion of COVID-19 pandemic 

15 February 2023

The BMJ [With correction added 16/2/23]: The NHS paid private hospitals £2bn in the pandemic but some treated more private patients than NHS ones, investigation finds 

The BMJ: Most health claims on infant formula products seem to have little or no supporting evidence

The BMJ: Scrapping England’s cancer plan is “a catastrophic decision that will cost lives” warn experts

The BMJ: High drug prices are not justified by industry’s research and development spending, argue experts

13 February 2023 

Heart: Up to 2% of adults in Europe, North America, Israel likely have heart failure 

BMJ Global Health: Decades of conflict in Iraq have fuelled “catastrophic” rise in antibiotic resistance

8 February 2023 

The BMJ: Covid vaccination in pregnancy protects infants against infection and hospital admission

6 February 2023

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Being married may help people maintain lower blood sugar levels 

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine: Playing golf may be just as healthy or better than Nordic walking for older people

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Least wealthy people more likely to have mental health disorder later in life

2 February 2023

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ announces partnership with Fondazione Internazionale Menarini to advance medical education in the field of oncology across Europe

1 February 2023 

The BMJ: Experts urge kids’ comic the Beano to stop promoting junk food brands

The BMJ: Pregnancy complications linked to long-term increased heart disease risk

The BMJ: Most antidepressants ineffective for common pain conditions

30 January 2023 

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Common eye infection antibiotic tablet may clear up treatment-resistant sex bug

BMJ Medicine: Fewer known risk factors, but heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in people with coeliac disease

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Surgeons should prepare to face more abortion complications post-Wade, say experts

25 January 2023 

The BMJ: Healthy lifestyle linked to slower memory decline in older adults

24 January 2023

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities Manager now available across NHS Wales

23 January 2023 

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Too little good quality sleep during teenage years may heighten subsequent MS risk

BMJ Open: Midlife obesity linked to heightened frailty risk in older age

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Mid-life moderate + vigorous physical activity quota associated with brain power

18 January 2023 

The BMJ: Premature birth linked to poorer school grades in adolescence

The BMJ: Omega 3 fatty acids in seafood linked to lower risk of chronic kidney problems

16 January 2023

BMJ Global Health: COVID-19 infection at any time during pregnancy boosts mother’s risk of death

General Psychiatry: Deep meditation may alter gut microbes for better health

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Frequent visits to green space linked to lower use of certain prescription meds

12 January 2023

BMJ Impact Analytics: BMJ and Overton launch first research impact tool focused on health and social care

11 January 2023

The BMJ: Most long covid effects resolve within a year after mild infection

9 January 2023 

Gut: Frequent use of antibiotics may heighten inflammatory bowel disease risk in over 40s

BMJ Case Reports: Fluid on the lungs: relatively little known hazard linked to open water swimming

21 December 2022

The BMJ: Walking “Teabag style” for a few minutes a day could help adults meet physical activity targets

The BMJ: AI fails to pass radiology qualifying examination

The BMJ: Conspiracy believers more likely to endorse mythical causes of cancer

The BMJ: Lower risk of alcohol disorders in top footballers but only from 1960s onwards

20 December 2022 

BMJ Open: Probiotic bacteria found in fermented foods might help dispel bad breath

BMJ Military Health: Chronic dysentery unlikely killer of Edward the Black Prince as is commonly believed

Open Heart: Popular folk medicine remedy (‘The Secret’) doesn’t prevent bleeding after invasive heart procedures

19 December 2022 (Christmas issue)

The BMJ: Activity “Advent calendar” could help boost activity and cut sitting time

The BMJ: Santa should phase out coal as punishment in Christmas stockings

The BMJ:  Oat biscuit best for busy NHS staff tea breaks, finds study

The BMJ: How many free hot drinks and biscuits are excessive?

13 December 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Some of the ‘new’ sports linked to highest athlete injury rates at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Fewer, but more serious, injuries at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics than at previous Games

Tobacco Control: Most dual smokers and vapers likely to carry on smoking

7 December 2022

The BMJ: Study shows substantial rise in type 2 diabetes among young people over past 30 years

The BMJ: Lying prone reduces need for breathing tube in covid-19 patients

6 December 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Doubling in proportion of male professional footballers’ hamstring injuries and lay-off days over past 20 years

Gut: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle might prevent up to 60% of inflammatory bowel disease cases

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Common workplace fumes and dusts may heighten rheumatoid arthritis risk

1 December 2022

Heart: Prevalence of ‘meth’ heart failure now in wide range of social class and racial groups

BMJ Global Health: Long-lasting insecticidal malaria nets’ biological effectiveness may be short-lived

30 November 2022

The BMJ: Excess oxygen during surgery linked to higher risk of organ damage

The BMJ: Effectiveness of covid vaccines against death remains high in children regardless of variant

23 November 2022 

The BMJ: ‘Mass testing’ linked to 25% cut in covid-19 related hospital admissions

The BMJ: Extending anti-clotting treatment after distal DVT reduces further clot risk

21 November 2022

BMJ Open: Acupuncture can relieve lower back/pelvic pain often experienced during pregnancy

General Psychiatry: Blood pressure highly likely to cause neurotic personality trait

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Tell UK government to raise legal at-home drinking age from 5 for kids, doctors urged

16 November 2022

The BMJ: Deaths among mothers almost four times higher in Slovakia and UK than in Norway and Denmark

The BMJ: Studies provide latest ‘real world’ evidence on effectiveness of covid-19 treatments

The BMJ: Investigation raises concerns about poor FDA oversight of clinical trials

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Rising housing cost to income ratio strongly linked to poor health, death, suicide

15 November 2022

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health:  20 mph speed limits have seemingly little impact on crashes, casualties, driver speed

BMJ Global Health: 1 billion + young people potentially at risk of hearing loss from loud music 

9 November 2022

The BMJ: Failing IT infrastructure is undermining safe healthcare in the NHS 

7 November 2022

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Cholesterol and diabetes drugs may lessen risk of degenerative eye disease of ageing

BMJ Global Health:  Digital marketing of formula milk linked to unhealthy parental feeding practices

4 November

Corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice accredited by The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

3 November 2022 

Tobacco Control: High levels of sweet and fruit-flavour chemicals in ‘tobacco-flavoured’ e-cig liquids

2 November 2022 

The BMJ: Evidence found for “substantial” monkeypox transmission before symptoms appear

1 November 2022 

BMJ Open:  Poor quality sleep may be linked to heightened risk of irreversible sight loss (glaucoma) 

Journal of Medical Genetics: Ovarian cancer surveillance in women with faulty BRCA genes results in earlier stage diagnosis for those deferring preventive surgery

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Obesity at MS diagnosis linked to higher current and subsequent levels of disability

27 October 2022 

BMJ Open: Children very vulnerable to severe injury from quad bike use

26 October 2022 

The BMJ: New study updates evidence on rare blood-clotting condition after covid-19 vaccination

The BMJ: Concern over unregulated high street health checks that may be putting extra pressure on the NHS

24 October 2022

Heart: COVID-19 infection linked to heightened risk of poor cardiovascular health/death

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Regular physical activity may boost effectiveness of COVID-19 jab

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Workplace exposure to gases, dusts, fumes, solvents linked to waning lung capacity

19 October 2022 

The BMJ: Over 250 health journals urge world leaders to deliver climate justice for Africa

The BMJ: Shopping vouchers help women to stop smoking during pregnancy

The BMJ: Blood pressure disorder in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of death in offspring

The BMJ: Homicide is a leading cause of death in pregnant women in the US

17 October 2022 

Journal of Epidemiology of Community Health: Upping green space could narrow lifespan gap between poorest and richest areas

BMJ Open: Scant evidence to support roll out of social prescribing policy internationally

13 October 2022

Tobacco Control: Current FDA oversight of vaping industry likely to have minimal impact

12 October 2022

The BMJ: Special issue on the climate emergency

11 October 2022

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Lockdowns may have impeded pandemic babies’ social skills

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Older class of type 2 diabetes drugs linked to 22% reduced dementia risk

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine: E-bikes not likely to help users reach physical activity targets

10 October 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine [IMPORTANT CORRECTION ADDED 14/10/22]: British Journal of Sports Medicine retracts further 9 articles authored by former editor in chief 

7 October 2022

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice officially accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) by The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

5 October 2022

The BMJ: Mother’s ultra-processed food intake linked to obesity risk in children 

The BMJ: Less than a third of FDA regulatory actions backed by research or public assessments

4 October 2022

BMJ Best Practice: Health Education England has extended their national subscription to BMJ Best Practice

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Transgender women’s heart-lung capacity and strength exceed those of cisgender peers even after years of hormone therapy

British Journal of Ophthalmology: AI-enabled imaging of retina can predict cardiovascular disease/death

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Neurodegenerative disease risk more than doubled among former Scottish international rugby union players

29 September 2022

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ announces partnership with Overton to advance real-world impact of health and medical research

28 September 2022 

The BMJ: Study finds no differences in performance between male and female surgeons

The BMJ: Texting young people about safe sex does not reduce chlamydia and gonorrhoea reinfection

27 September 2022 

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Regularly exercising with weights linked to lower risk of death

Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB): UK government media releases risk flouting regs on promotion of prescription only meds

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Voice control smart devices might hinder kids’ social and emotional development

21 September 2022 

The BMJ: Experts call for adequate tumour free margins in breast cancer surgery to reduce recurrence and improve survival

The BMJ: Healthy lifestyle linked to 90% lower risk of diabetes in susceptible women 

The BMJ:  Diabetes in pregnancy linked to heightened risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases

20 September 2022 

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Deep brain stimulation effective for severe OCD

BMJ Open: Exposure to air pollution may worsen autism-related hospital admissions in children 

15 September 2022

The BMJ: WHO strongly advises against antibody treatments for covid-19 patients

14 September 2022

The BMJ: Clinicians suffering burnout are twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents

The BMJ:  Study finds decline in performance of some covid-19 home testing kits during omicron period

The BMJ:  Investigation examines fossil fuel industry influence at elite American universities

12 September 2022

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: New long term opioid use after lung cancer surgery linked to 40% heightened death risk within next 2 years

Injury Prevention: Concussions at school may affect academic performance

7 September 2022

The BMJ: Two new trials find no link between vitamin D supplements and reduced risk of covid-19

The BMJ: Study suggests possible link between artificial sweeteners and heart disease

6 September 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Boosting physical activity/curbing sitting time highly likely to lower breast cancer risk

Emergency Medicine Journal: Emergency departments not set up to meet basic care needs of frail older people

31 August 2022

The BMJ: Two new studies link ultra-processed foods with heart disease, bowel cancer and death

The BMJ: UK health workers were let down by government during Covid pandemic

The BMJ: Hospitals face a £2 million per month extra spend due to fuel price surge

30 August 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: End sexist scheduling of major sporting events to boost gender equality, urge experts

BMJ Open: Steroid meds linked to structural and volume changes in brain white and grey matter

24 August 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Mandated headgear may lower concussion risk among high school lacrosse players

22 August 2022
British Journal of Sports Medicine: Regular physical activity linked to lower risk of COVID-19 infection and severity

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Caffeine metabolite may slow progression of short-sight (myopia) in children

18 August 2022

International Journal of Gynecological Cancer: Steepest annual rise in advanced cervical cancer in US among White women

17 August 2022

The BMJ: Standing desks alongside other measures cut office workers' sitting time by an hour a day

The BMJ: No link between covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and higher risk of preterm birth or stillbirth

16 August 2022

BMJ Global Health: Dearth of high quality monkeypox guidelines may be hampering care globally

British Journal of Sports Medicine: IV nutrition risks becoming the norm for athletes, despite no evidence it works

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: 1 g cut in daily salt intake could ward off nearly 9 million cases of stroke/heart disease in China

11 August 2022

The BMJ: Doctors’ reluctance to discuss anal sex is letting down young women, warn researchers 

9 August 2022

Heart: Dietary salt substitutes lower risk of heart attack/stroke and death

BMJ Innovations: AI + ECG heart trace can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabetes

5 August 2022

BMJ Corporate Announcement: BMJ releases 2022 impact report, reinforcing commitment to improving health outcomes for all

3 August 2022 

The BMJ: HPV vaccination alongside surgical treatment for cervical lesions may reduce risk of further disease

2 August 2022

BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health: Small daily portion of Jarlsberg cheese may help to stave off bone thinning

BMJ Global Health: Race discrimination linked to heightened risk of underweight and premature babies

BMJ Open: Men have high probability of outliving women, especially the married and degree educated

28 July 2022

The BMJ: Study finds important differences in monkeypox symptoms between current and previous outbreaks

BMJ Global Health: Two in five eligible children in India missing out on preventive vitamin A 

27 July 2022

The BMJ: Chronic lung disease remains major public health problem, especially in less developed countries

The BMJ: At least 27 million* (see clarifications in main text) covid patients may have long term smell and taste problems

25 July 2022

BMJ corporate announcement: New International Editor for The BMJ

Journal of Medical Ethics: COVID-19 may have increased UK doctors’ willingness to not resuscitate the very sick/frail

BMJ Global Health: Unhealthy food and beverage brands encouraging TikTok users to market their products for them 

Gut: Fat build-up in liver (NAFLD) linked to heightened heart failure risk over next decade

20 July 2022

The BMJ: COVID vaccines averted infection in 10% of patient-facing healthcare staff during second wave

18 July 2022

The BMJ: The NHS is not living with covid, it’s dying from it

BMJ Open: Minimum unit alcohol pricing may not be curbing drinking in those most at risk

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Proportion of healthy-weight young people trying to shed the pounds in England nearly tripled 

Heart: Overly restrictive salt intake may worsen outcomes for common form of heart failure

13 July 2022

The BMJ: WHO advises against use of two drugs for non-severe covid-19

The BMJ: New study updates evidence on rare heart condition after covid vaccination

12 July 2022

The BMJ: Long covid patients are seeking experimental “blood washing” treatment abroad, investigation finds

Evidence Based Mental Health: Universal UK school-based mindfulness training to boost teen mental health probably not warranted

6 July 2022

The BMJ: Experts find scant evidence to recommend continued use of hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis

The BMJ: Risks of shoulder surgery low, but study finds significant risk of reoperation

5 July 2022

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: “Good evidence” that ADHD drugs might also treat Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ Open: Water births provide “clear benefits” for healthy mums and their newborns

Journal of Investigative Medicine: Marital status likely key factor in predicting early stage gastric cancer survival

BMJ Case Reports: Vitamin D supplement ‘overdosing’ is possible and harmful, warn doctors

29 June 2022

The BMJ: New review of evidence highlights importance of ventilation to prevent spread of covid-19

The BMJ: Are drug regulators sufficiently independent from the companies they are meant to regulate?

27 June 2022

Open Heart: Heart failure deemed less important than potholes in public discourse 

BMJ Open Respiratory Research: Cannabis use linked to heightened emergency care and hospital admission risks

22 June 2022 

The BMJ: Infertility and pregnancy loss may increase women’s risk of stroke later in life

The BMJ: Systematic bias found in cost-effectiveness studies sponsored by industry

21 June 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life linked to near doubling in risk of death 

BMJ Open: Wearable activity trackers + AI might be used to pick up presymptomatic COVID-19

BMJ Global Health: Critical health worker shortages still hampering universal health coverage in Africa

15 June 2022

The BMJ: Medicalising menopause may be unhelpful for some women

13 June 2022 

BMJ Global Health: More than 14% of world’s population likely has (had) tick-borne Lyme disease

BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine: Intensive training linked to heightened asthma risk in cross-country skiers

Injury Prevention: Serious injuries more likely for kids using trampoline centres than home trampolines

9 June 2022 

The BMJ: Set targets to cut inhaled anaesthesia greenhouse gas emissions, urge doctors

7 June 2022

The BMJ: Widening gap in death rates between Democrat and Republican areas in the US

31 May 2022

The BMJ: Three doses of the same or mixed covid jabs work equally well against infections

The BMJ: Inequality is driving a black market for covid-19 antivirals that’s “putting patients’ health in jeopardy”

The BMJ: Violent incidents at GP practices double in five years, BMJ investigation finds

The BMJ: Promoting prostate cancer tests in men without symptoms should be approached with caution

Journal of Medical Ethics: Mandating flu jab, but not COVID-19 jab, ethically justified for healthcare staff

RMD Open: Diet unlikely to ease progression of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

BMJ Global Health: New ‘climate cardiology’ specialty needed to tackle links between climate change and cardiovascular health

29 May 2022

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ joins STM Integrity Hub, an industry initiative to protect research integrity

25 May 2022 

The BMJ: New study gives a more accurate picture of pregnancy related diabetes risks

The BMJ: Vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in high risk adults, trial finds

23 May 2022

Tobacco Control: Using e-cigarettes may lead to higher use of and spending on health services

BMJ Open: Men with prostate cancer have higher risk of serious blood clots

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine: Lidocaine infusions help relieve pain in unresponsive chronic migraine

18 May 2022 

The BMJ: Vaccination after SARS-CoV-2 infection linked to a decrease in long covid symptoms

16 May 2022 

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Exercise regularly to boost bone health and cut falls risk, people with osteoporosis advised

BMJ Global Health: Trained sniffer dogs accurately detect people infected with SARS-CoV-2

BMJ Global Health:  WHO Foundation should not accept donations from the alcohol industry

11 May 2022 

The BMJ:  Hundreds of patient data breaches are left unpunished, reveals The BMJ

The BMJ: Regular exercise with dietary advice linked to better mobility in frail older people 

4 May 2022 

The BMJ: Study finds large differences in heart attack care across six high income countries

The BMJ: Experts recommend additional cholesterol lowering drugs for adults at high heart disease risk

2 May 2022 

BMJ Open:  Opioid overdose death toll has risen more than 5-fold among Indigenous Americans over past decade

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: US regions with lax gun control laws bear brunt of firearm injury costs

27 April 2022

The BMJ: New study shows fewer people die from covid-19 in better vaccinated communities

The BMJ: Language that belittles or blames patients is overdue for change

25 April 2022

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: New drug combo “promising candidate” for on-demand contraceptive pill

Heart: Calcium supps linked to earlier death in older people with heart valve disease

21 April 2022

The BMJ: WHO strongly recommends antiviral drug for patients with mild covid-19

13 April 2022

The BMJ: Healthy lifestyle associated with more years without Alzheimer’s

The BMJ:  Changing products on offer in shops and restaurants can lead to leaner, greener diets

12 April 2022

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Few UK online STI test services meet national standards 

BMJ Open: “Promising evidence” that osteopathy may relieve musculoskeletal pain 

6 April 2022

The BMJ: Study finds increased risk of serious blood clots up to six months after Covid-19 

The BMJ: Steroid injections may provide longer lasting benefits for hip pain than current best care

4 April 2022

JNNP: Childhood emotional trauma linked to heightened MS risk among women

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health:  UK medical students missing out on comprehensive abortion care education

31 March 2022

BMJ corporate announcement: BMJ Best Practice to provide support to NHS for a further two years 

30 March 2022

The BMJ: US lung cancer screening linked to earlier diagnosis and better survival 

The BMJ: Study sheds light on psychological therapies for chronic low back pain

The BMJ: We need to increase MMR uptake urgently

The BMJ: Should covid-19 vaccines and drugs be not-for-profit?

29 March 2022

BMJ Best Practice: Health Education England has arranged for BMJ Best Practice to continue to provide clinical decision support to all NHS staff and learners in England for a further two years

28 March 2022

BMJ Open: Warmer nights may lead to more cardiovascular deaths among men

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Disinfectant use during pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and eczema

BMJ Global Health: Global diets are harming human and planetary health

23 March 2022

The BMJ: Widely used nausea drugs linked to heightened risk of stroke

The BMJ: Lying prone long enough to improve outcomes is difficult for many covid-19 patients

21 March 2022

BMJ Open: Doctors tend to overestimate gender equality progress in UK medicine, finds survey

BMJ Open: Achieving gender parity will take another 60 years for some UK surgical specialties 

BMJ Open: Gut infection outbreaks halved during first 6 months of COVID-19 pandemic in UK

16 March 2022

The BMJ: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from mother to baby is rare, say researchers

The BMJ: Study finds no increased risk of rare neurological events after covid vaccination

The BMJ: Formula milk companies continue to push allergy products despite flawed evidence

15 March 2022

Evidence Based Mental Health: Low blood folate may be linked to heightened dementia and death risks in older people

RMD Open: Long term exposure to air pollution linked to heightened autoimmune disease risk

BMJ Evidence Based Medicine: Poor research practice suggests true impact of homeopathy may be “substantially” overestimated

9 March 2022

The BMJ: Third vaccine dose critical for protecting populations against omicron variant

The BMJ: Antiseptic drug as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections

8 March 2022

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Shift work linked to poorer working memory and slower mental processing speed

Gut: Distinct gut microbial profile may identify pancreatic cancer, irrespective of stage

BMJ Open: UK stillbirths among black and South Asian communities still double those of rest of population 

2 March 2022

The BMJ: WHO recommends antiviral drug for patients with non-severe covid-19 at highest risk of hospital admission

The BMJ: Study suggests additional covid-19 vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients

28 February 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine30-60 mins of weekly muscle strengthening activity linked to 10-20% lower death risk

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Average of 9 promotional claims on packaging of UK baby food products

British Journal of Sports Medicine: British Journal of Sports Medicine retracts editorial written by former editor

BMJ Best Practice: BMJ Best Practice selected for Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration into Civica's Paris Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system at Tees Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust

25 February 2022:

BMJ corporate announcement: Clinical trials and guidelines must adopt best practices globally to realise potential benefits of acupuncture, argue experts in a major new BMJ collection

23 February 2022

The BMJ: Number of covid-19 infections missed by lateral flow tests “substantial enough to be of clinical importance,” warn experts

The BMJ: Government’s decision to sell vital vaccine infrastructure “is baffling and should be reversed” argue experts

The BMJ: Primary care exercise interventions help boost physical activity levels and reduce weight in adults

22 February 2022

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Firearms have overtaken car crashes as main cause of premature US trauma deaths

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine:  Estimated 2.6 m Americans prescribed opioids also on various other sedatives

17 February 2022

BMJ Careers: Mental Health: BMJ launches job board for mental health roles

15 February 2022

The BMJ: Study suggests increased risk of mental health disorders after covid-19 infection

14 February 2022

Heart: 20 mins of daily exercise at 70 may best stave off major heart disease in late old age

BMJ Open: Oestrogen levels linked to risk of COVID-19 death in older women

Evidence-Based Mental Health: Illicit amphetamine (‘speed’) use linked to 5-fold heightened risk of psychosis

9 February 2022

The BMJ:  WHO efforts to bring vaccine manufacturing to Africa is being undermined by pharma, reveals The BMJ

The BMJ: Problematic levels of loneliness widespread in many countries

The BMJ: Almost 1 in 3 older adults develop new conditions after covid-19 infection

The BMJ: UK is ‘international outlier’ in its approach to covid in children, argue experts

7 February 2022

Thorax: Switch to dry powder inhaler more than halves carbon footprint of asthma treatment

Tobacco Control: E-cigarettes linked to fewer successful quitters than other smoking cessation aids

BMJ Open: Up to half of kids worldwide and up to third of UK kids consume energy drinks weekly

Archives of Disease in Childhood: First research definition for ‘Long COVID’ in kids and young people formally agreed

2 February 2022

The BMJ: Ketamine is a short-term effective treatment for some suicidal patients in hospital

The BMJ: Midlife chronic conditions linked to increased dementia risk later in life

1 February 2022

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Exercise may boost impact of pre-surgical chemo in patients with food pipe (oesophageal) cancer

BMJ Global Health: Healthcare costs of FGM set to almost double to annual $US 2.1 billion by 2047

BMJ Open: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy linked to childhood trauma

31 January 2022

BMJ: BMJ announces extension of exclusive sales partnership with USACO in Japan for a further 3 years

26 January 2022

The BMJ:  New studies provide reassuring data on menstrual changes after covid-19 vaccination

The BMJ: Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may reduce risk of autoimmune disease, trial finds

The BMJ: Physical activity monitors do help boost activity levels in adults

25 January 2022

Gut: Make-up of gut microbiome may be linked to long COVID risk

Thorax: Lifetime workplace exposure to pesticides linked to heightened COPD risk

Open Heart: Estimated 300,000 people in UK have potentially fatal heart valve disease

19 January 2022

The BMJ: Metal pins no better than traditional plaster cast for a broken wrist

The BMJ: Editors call for covid-19 vaccine and treatment data to be available for public scrutiny

The BMJ: The BMJ announces appeal after Facebook fails to act over incompetent “fact check” of investigation

18 January 2022

Emergency Medicine Journal: 5 hour + emergency care wait before admission linked to heightened death risk

Evidence-Based Medicine: Performance of commonly used COVID-19 lateral flow tests for kids below par

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Difference between retina’s biological age and person’s real age linked to heightened death risk

Journal of Medical Ethics: Treat sperm sharing like egg sharing, UK fertility regulator urged

13 January 2022

The BMJ: WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19

12 January 2022

The BMJ: Dramatic fall in hospital admissions for child infections during first year of covid-19 pandemic

The BMJ: Should e-cigarettes be licensed as medicines?

10 January 2022

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Long term exposure to air pollution may heighten COVID-19 risk

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Years lived alone and/or serial break-ups strongly linked to inflammation in men

Thorax: Secondhand nicotine vaping at home linked to heightened risk of bronchitic symptoms in young adults

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