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BMJ regularly issues press releases on its journal content and corporate announcements. Our media relations team also provides comment on issues relevant to BMJ activities and values.

Latest press releases 

14 Nov

 The BMJ: Low carb diets can help people maintain weight loss by increasing number of calories burned

The BMJ: Certain diabetes drugs linked to increased risk of lower limb amputation

The BMJ: Half of older patients exposed to potentially inappropriate prescribing  

13 Nov

The BMJ: Medical and nursing leaders urge the profession to back a people’s vote on final Brexit deal

7 Nov

The BMJ: Patients with type 1 diabetes missing out on glucose devices, finds BMJ investigation

The BMJ: Some factors have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than they do in men

The BMJ: Could machines using artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete?

6 Nov

BMJ Global Health: Huge fall in prevalence of FGM/genital cutting among girls across Africa

BMJ Open: Children may be most at risk of stab injuries on way home from school

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Summer birth and computer games linked to heightened short-sight risk in childhood

1 Nov

BMJ: BMJ invests in health tech startup to help hospitals better manage demand for NHS locum staff

31 Oct

The BMJ: Infants of older fathers are more likely to be less healthy at birth

30 Oct

Gut: Childhood antibiotics and antacids may be linked to heightened obesity risk

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Plant based or vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check

BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care: Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment

25 Oct

The BMJ: Certain blood pressure drugs linked to increased risk of lung cancer

The BMJ: A healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk, irrespective of genetic profile

The BMJ: New guidance recommends minimal oxygen use for most people in hospital

 BMJ: Healthcare innovators convene in Cape Town to get practical about primary health care delivery

19 Oct

BMJ: Louise Crowe appointed to BMJ’s Executive Committee

18 Oct

The BMJ: Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life

The BMJ: Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy ageing

The BMJ: Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes

16 Oct

Emergency Medicine Journal: Simply eyeballing patients may trump formal assessment for prioritising seriously ill

BMJ Open: National bans on slapping children linked to less youth violence

11 Oct

The BMJ: Sit-stand office desks cut daily sitting time and appear to boost job performance

The BMJ: Study challenges widely held belief that gout is primarily caused by diet

The BMJ: Do not give decongestants to young children for common cold symptoms, say experts

The BMJ: Investigation exposes vaginal mesh “scandal” that has left thousands of women irreversibly harmed

Vet Record: UK Alabama Rot risk may be linked to certain types of dog breed and habitat

10 Oct

Journal of Investigative Medicine: Air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk

BMJ Case Reports: Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors

4 Oct

The BMJ: Funder involved in all aspects of most industry funded clinical trials

2 Oct

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Dutch study estimates 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men set to develop dementia/parkinsonism/stroke

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Nurseries may trump informal or childminder care for kids’ psychological development

1 Oct

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning available to all NHS staff in Wales

26 Sep

The BMJ: Newer contraceptive pills linked to reduced ovarian cancer risk in young women

The BMJ: Brexit will affect the UK’s ability to tackle illicit drugs trade, warn experts

23 Sep

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Too many people missing out on health benefits of golf, says expert panel

21 Sep

The BMJ: The BMJ questions transparency of information surrounding safety of Pandemrix “swine flu” vaccine

20 Sep

The BMJ:  High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children

The BMJ:  Time to ban the sale of energy drinks to children, says senior doctor

The BMJ: Public Health England has failed to learn lessons over partnership with drinks industry

19 Sep

BMJ Open: Sugar content of most supermarket yogurts well above recommended threshold
Air pollution may be linked to heightened dementia risk

BMJ Open:  Air pollution may be linked to heightened dementia risk

18 Sep

BMJ: BMJ to publish new international psychiatry journal

13 Sep

The BMJ: Recalled blood pressure drugs not linked to increased short term cancer risk

The BMJ: High dose folic acid does not prevent pre-eclampsia in high risk women

The BMJ: Half of European clinical trials have not complied with EU rules on reporting results

The BMJ: Is cancer fundraising fuelling quackery?

11 Sep

BMJ Open: North-South chronic ‘pain divide’ evident in England

Open Heart: UK heart failure patients twice as likely to die as their Japanese counterparts

7 Sep

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Popular belief that milk boosts phlegm production is a myth

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Sexual/physical abuse linked to heightened injury risk among female athletes

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: US sexual minorities poorer than straight peers

6 Sep

The BMJ: New study does not support widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke

The BMJ: Experts advise against routine testing for prostate cancer

The BMJ: Pay of NHS doctors varies by ethnic group

5 Sep

The BMJ: Common painkiller linked to increased risk of major heart problems

The BMJ: Fish oil supplement during pregnancy is linked to an increase in lean and bone mass by age 6 years

The BMJ: More hospital doctors are opting to retire early

27 Aug

Injury Prevention: Deaths from drug overdose and suicide outstrip those from diabetes in US

21 Aug

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: No partitions between desks may be ‘healthier’ for office workers

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: 

Parental cancer linked to poorer school grades, educational attainment, and adult earning power

16 Aug

The BMJ: Widespread declines in life expectancy across high income countries coincide with rising young adult and midlife mortality in the United States

14 Aug

Thorax: E-cigarette vapour disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

Tobacco Control: Tobacco content still common on UK prime time TV, despite regulations

8 Aug

Emergency Medicine Journal: ‘Rape kit’ evidence released to police in less than third of cases

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Strictly regulate sale of semi-automatics, accessories, and ammo, urge US trauma doctors

2 Aug

The BMJ: Both long term abstinence and heavy drinking may increase dementia risk

The BMJ: US opioid use not declined, despite focus on abuse and awareness of risk

1 Aug

BMJ: The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia accredits BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning

31 July

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Brexit will be very bad for the NHS, survey of UK doctors reveals

BMJ Paediatrics Open: Parental depression linked to kids’ increased use of health services

30 July

BMJ: The BMJ partners with WHO and UNICEF to launch special collection on global child health

27 July

BMJ Open: US sexual minorities less likely to be in work or insured than straight peers

26 July

The BMJ: Experts strongly recommend catheter based closure for ‘hole in the heart’ patients after a stroke

24 July

BMJ Open: Managerial support for depressed employees linked to fewer days off work

Archives in Disease in Childhood: Noise on kids’ hospital wards at night exceeds recommended maximum

BMJ Case Reports: Amateur weight-lifter develops heart disease after using powerful combination steroid

19 July

The BMJ: Rapid rise in deaths from liver disease in the US over the last decade

The BMJ: Switching to certain antidiabetic drugs linked to increased risk of major complications

The BMJ: Sharp rise in requests for knee and hip surgery being turned down

17 July

Gut: ‘Invisible’ stool blood linked to heightened risk of death from all causes

BMJ Open: Unhealthy blood fat profile linked to greater odds of having only one or no kids

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Older kids who abuse animals much more likely to have been abused themselves

16 July

The BMJ: The BMJ launches special collection on research for health in the Americas

13 July

Vet Record: The BMJ and Vet Record call for collaboration to tackle global threats to the health of people, animals and the environment

12 July

The BMJ: New guidelines label millions more people as having high blood pressure

The BMJ: Study finds no increased risk of womb or breast cancer after fertility treatment

10 July

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Allow women in England to take second abortion pill at home, healthcare leaders urge

6 July

Vet Record: Why cat owners need to seek 'cat friendly' vet practices

4 July

The BMJ: Children are less likely to be obese if mothers stick to a healthy lifestyle

The BMJ: New anti-clotting drugs linked to lower risk of serious bleeding

2 July

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: Clocking up 45+ working hours/week linked to heightened risk of diabetes in women

Emergency Medicine Journal: Patients don’t mind if doctors sport tattoos or piercings

29 June

Journal of Medical Ethics: Availability of family and friends key factor in deciding organ transplant suitability

28 June

The BMJ: Recorded penicillin allergy linked to increased risk of ‘superbug’ infections

The BMJ: Providing care based on need not ability to pay is the NHS’s greatest achievement, say readers of The BMJ

25 June

Tobacco Control: Corporate interests may have influenced key public health declaration

British Journal of Sports MedicineMyth that persistent musculoskeletal pain with no obvious cause can be cured

Journal of ISAKOS: Closer monitoring of surgeons needed to stave off burn-out and heavy drinking

21 June

The BMJ: No evidence that vitamin D protects against high blood pressure in pregnancy

20 June

Vet Record: Letting dogs jump out of high car boots may boost their injury risk

19 June

Heart: Marriage may protect against heart disease/stroke and associated risk of death

BMJ Case Reports: Beware of getting a tattoo if your immune system isn’t up to scratch, doctors warn

Heart: Keyhole may trump robotic surgery for mitral valve repair

15 June

The BMJ: How much should we spend on the NHS - and how should we pay for it?

14 June

The BMJ: No clear evidence that nicotine “preloading” helps smokers to quit

The BMJ: Women’s basic rights under threat from Trump gag rule, warn experts

The BMJ: US painkiller restriction linked to ‘significant’ increase in illicit online drug trading

The BMJ: UK urgently needs a joined up approach to recruitment of international doctors

8 June

BMJ Case Reports: Synthetic cannabis (‘spice’, ‘k2’) use may boost stroke risk in young users

BMJ Case Reports: Cockpit protection (halo) to boost racing driver safety may affect steering accuracy

7 June

The BMJ: Education linked to higher risk of short-sightedness

BMJ: New Editor-in-Chief for Frontline Gastroenterology journal

4 June

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Current marketing health claims for ‘sexbots’ misleading

30 May

BMJ: BMJ provides Ebola resources to support healthcare workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 May

BMJ: BMJ and Ministry of Health hold joint conference on Clinical Decision Support Initiative for healthcare professionals in Azerbaijan

Vet Record: Royal wedding “marred” by use of bits in the horses’ mouths

24 May 

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice and Your.MD Enter Strategic Partnership for AI Medical Validation

The BMJ: Severe eczema in adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

The BMJ: Antidepressant use may be linked to increased risk of weight gain

The BMJ: Brexit is bad for our health

22 May

BMJ: BMJ appoints New Knowledge Information Company as exclusive sales partner in Thailand

The BMJ: The BMJ and The Harvard Global Health Institute launch special collection on universal health coverage

Heart: Avoiding the car for travel could significantly lower risk of illness and death

Heart: Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease

Gut: Possible link between inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson’s might allow doctors to slow down neurological condition

18 May

BMJ: The BMJ and Health Foundation launch new series to improve quality of healthcare delivery

17 May

The BMJ: Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia  

The BMJ: Obesity linked to increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency

15 May

BMJ Open: Large gender imbalance in funding given for cancer research

Thorax: Wide variety in asthma outcomes across country despite overall improvements in care

British Journal of Sports MedicineHigh levels of workplace exercise linked to early death

11 May

The BMJ: Voting begins for NHS’s greatest achievement of the past 70 years

The BMJ: Spotting sepsis early and world's first vending machine for HIV testing scoop prizes at The BMJ Awards 2018

10 May

The BMJ: Spinal surgery for osteoporosis no better for pain relief than injections

The BMJ: Many newborn screening recommendations do not assess key evidence on benefits and harms

The BMJ: Should the number of GP's patient consultations be capped?

3 May

Injury Prevention: Many US Airbnb venues may be falling short on fire safety, finds snapshot survey

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Police violence takes ‘substantial’ toll on youth and people of colour

3 May

The BMJ: Harsher drug laws won’t stop violence, argues former police chief

The BMJ: Trial finds no benefit of bath emollients beyond standard eczema care for children

The BMJ: No evidence of “gaming” after death rates for bowel surgeons published

1 May

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay natural menopause

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Living close to a livestock farm linked to lowered allergy risk among adults

BMJ Open: Moderate to severe mid-life anxiety may be linked to later life dementia

26 April

The BMJ: Emergency treatment by older surgeons linked to slightly lower death rates

The BMJ: Certain drugs for muscle conditions may be linked to increased risk of dementia

The BMJ: Should doctors recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit?

24 April

BMJ Open: Fetal exposure to moderate/high caffeine levels linked to excess childhood weight gain 

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Vigorous physical activity may be linked to heightened risk of motor neurone disease

BMJ Open: Alcohol intake may be linked to premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

20 April

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice partners with NHS

19 April

BMJ Careers: New initiative from BMJ Careers puts NHS Trusts in control of recruitment

The BMJ: Artificial pancreas is a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes

The BMJ: Experts weigh risks of epilepsy drug in pregnancy, as EU considers safety recommendations

17 April

BMJ: International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2-4 May 2018

Heart: Regular nut intake linked to lower risk of heart rhythm irregularity (atrial fibrillation)

BMJ Open: Huge variation in prescribing practice for gluten free foods in England

12 April

The BMJ: Higher cigarette prices would help millions avoid poor health and extreme poverty

9 April

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Stop prioritising the car to tackle childhood obesity, governments/planners urged

BMJ Case Reports: Man develops severe 'thunderclap' headaches after eating world’s hottest chilli pepper

22 March

BMJ: BMJ to launch new nutrition journal 'BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health'

BMJ Open: 
Poor practice on conflict of interest in NHS may be damaging trust in clinicians

Heart: Known risk factors largely explain links between loneliness and first time heart disease/stroke

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Epilepsy drug exposure in womb linked to significantly poorer school test results


21 March

The BMJ: Tai chi as good as or better than aerobic exercise for managing chronic pain

The BMJ: Use of certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease

19 March

BMJ Open:   Surgeries employing GPs with additional training in complementary medicine appear less likely to prescribe antibiotics

British Journal of Sports Medicine:   Custom-made foot orthoses appear to be no better than over-the-counter insoles or other treatments to stop heel pain

15 March

The BMJ: Little evidence for any direct impact of national cancer policies on short term survival in England

The BMJ: ​​Health chiefs failing to investigate rising deaths in England and Wales, argue experts

The BMJ: Neglecting child health threatens UK’s future prosperity, says expert

14 March

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for mums

Tobacco Control: ‘Heat not burn’ smokeless tobacco product may not be as harm free as claimed

7 March

The BMJ: Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer

The BMJ: US cancer treatment guidelines “often based on weak evidence”

The BMJ: Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?

The BMJ: Finalists are announced for The BMJ Awards 2018

6 March

Thorax: Treatment variations may be cutting short lives of hundreds of lung cancer patients in England every year

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures

BMJ Global Health: Shoddy safety/effectiveness evidence behind India’s top selling diabetes drug combos

2 March

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Mums-to-be can exercise in warm weather and use saunas without getting too hot

Gut: Calcium supplements may boost risk of abnormal bowel growths (polyps)

28 February

The BMJ: Regular monitoring rather than immediate treatment justified for some cervical lesions

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Study reveals growing severity of US firearm injuries requiring hospital admission since early 90s

20 February

BMJ Open: 2016 junior doctor strikes in England had ‘significant impact’ on healthcare provision

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Gap between fiction and reality may be important in era of focus on patient experience, say authors

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise linked to lower death risk in older men

16 February

Vet Record: Curb animal slaughter without prior stunning, top vet urges UK government

15 February

The BMJ: Study suggests possible link between highly processed foods and cancer

13 February

BMJ Open: Slow eating speed may be linked to weight loss

BMJ Case Reports: Cold open water plunge provides instant pain relief

8 February

The BMJ: Case for assisted dying “stronger than ever” says The BMJ

The BMJ: Anti-obesity programmes in schools unlikely to halt child obesity epidemic

The BMJ: Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in US life expectancy

6 February

Tobacco Control: Love Island TV reality show viewers exposed to millions of tobacco related images

Vet Record: Nearly one in three pugs has an abnormal gait

2 February

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Anxious personality may be linked to heightened dog bite risk

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Regular exercise halves complication rate after lung cancer surgery

1 February

The BMJ: Migraine linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

The BMJ: Study reveals substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk

31 January

The BMJ: Austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argues experts

The BMJ: “Friends and family test” should no longer be compulsory, argue experts

26 January

Vet Record: Gender pay gap exists across the UK’s veterinary profession

25 January

The BMJ: Just one cigarette a day carries greater risk of heart disease and stroke than expected, warn experts

The BMJ: Substantial inequalities in caesarean births persist in many countries

The BMJ: Simple breathing training with a physiotherapist before surgery prevents postoperative pneumonia

24 January

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Sugar tax on soft drinks might drive up alcohol consumption

BMJ OpenWomen taking probiotics during pregnancy might have lower pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Cases of certain type of eyelid cancer have risen steadily over past 15 years in England

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Use evidence to inform Isle of Man draft abortion bill debate, urge researchers

18 January

The BMJ: Duration of treatment rather than dose more strongly associated with opioid misuse after surgery

The BMJ: Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?

16 January

Heart: Starting periods before age of 12 linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke

BMJ Case Reports: Don’t hold your nose and close your mouth when you sneeze, doctors warn

12 January

Vet Record: Experts raise concerns over raw meat diets for cats and dogs

BMJ Open: Patients’ unfavourable views of hospital care strongly linked to nurse numbers

BMJ Open: Emotionally demanding workload and confrontational patients key stressors for GPs

11 January

The BMJ: Investigation raises concerns over poor quality, lack of regulation, and misrepresentation of animal studies for drug development

The BMJ: Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity

The BMJ: New prostate cancer risk score could help guide screening decisions

4 January

The BMJ: The BMJ reveals hundreds of drug company deals that commissioning groups fail to declare

The BMJ: Could sugar be responsible for the obesity and diabetes epidemics?

The BMJ: Impact of US pay for performance programs “limited and disappointing” say experts

The BMJ: Type 1 diabetes increases over time in children but adults account for most new cases in China

2 January

BMJ Case Reports: Use and abuse of common household products and home remedies

21 December

Vet Record: Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas, warn experts

Vet Record: Most dog treats exceed recommended daily energy allowance

Vet Record: Experts advise using benchmarking to identify farms with high antibiotic use

15 December

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Regular take-aways linked to kids’ heart disease and diabetes risk factors

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Despite removal of many obstacles, UK child organ donation rates remain low

18 December

BMJ Open: Rubber/plastic bullets used for crowd control can maim and kill

Stroke & Vascular Neurology: Gingko biloba may help boost memory and brain's ‘command and control’ function after stroke

ESMO Open: Cancer survivors age faster than those who haven’t had the disease

14 December

The BMJ: Growing size of wine glasses coincides with more drinking

The BMJ: No link between rainfall and visiting the doctor with joint pain

The BMJ: Owning a pet does not seem to influence signs of ageing

The BMJ: How well can digital assistants answer questions on sex?

The BMJ: Children best placed to explain facts of surgery to patients, say experts

13 December

BMJ: Helen Crisp appointed as new Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Quality

12 December

The BMJ: Full moon linked to increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes

The BMJ: “Man flu” may be real

The BMJ: Pride does not come before a fall

The BMJ: Peppa Pig may encourage inappropriate use of primary care services

8 December

The BMJ: Leading doctors back legal action to force UK government to cut carbon emissions

British Journal of Sports Medicine: Ditch plan to disregard all athletic world records before 2005, urge experts

BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health: Revised trainee guidelines permit full spectrum of ‘conscientious objection’

7 December

The BMJ: Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts

6 December
The BMJ: Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, warn experts

The BMJ: Screening has had “little impact” on falling breast cancer deaths in the Netherlands

The BMJ: Is continuous electronic fetal monitoring useful for all women in labour?

30 November
The BMJ: Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy

29 November

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Marriage may help stave off dementia
BMJ Global Health: Living in a 'war zone' linked to delivery of low birthweight babies

23 November

The BMJ: Moderatcoffee drinking “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” say experts
22 November

BMJ Open: Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses
Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Air pollution linked to poorer quality sperm

20 November

BMJ: BMJ Best Practice now even better placed to support decision making at the point of care

16 November

The BMJ: Has the Mental Health Act had its day?

BMJ Open: Health and social care spending cuts linked to 120,000 excess deaths in England

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Heavy drinking and smoking linked to visible signs of ageing

Emergency Medicine Journal: Applying traffic rule exemptions helps emergency vehicles reach patients faster

15 November

The BMJ: Weight reducing diets, predominantly those low in fat, may reduce risk of early death for adults with obesity

The BMJ: Keyhole surgery more effective than open surgery for ruptured aneurysm

The BMJ: “Grave concern” over plans to allow US-style bodies to operate in the NHS

14 November

BMJ: BMJ Learning partners with Think Associates to support learning and development for UK healthcare professionals

10 November

Vet Record: Vet Record launches new series to give vets an insight into what owners are thinking

9 November

BMJ Open: Primary care consultations last less than 5 minutes for half the world’s population

Emergency Medicine Journal: Standards to iron out ‘weekend effect’ in English hospitals don’t make any difference

1 November

BMJ Open: Less red tape and shorter working hours might help stave off retirement of UK doctors

Gut: Long term use of drugs to curb acid reflux linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk

Veterinary Record: Treatment for dogs alleviates fear of noisy fireworks

The BMJ: Doctors face legal action to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug

30 October

BMJ: Nominations open for 10th BMJ Awards

27 October

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009

Veterinary Record: Should keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets be restricted?

26 October

The BMJ: Retain UK healthcare as a primarily publicly funded service, argues leading doctor

The BMJ: NHS must plan for long term disruption and effects on staff after mass casualty events

The BMJ: Should we scrap the target of a maximum four hour wait in emergency departments?

24 October

BMJ Open: 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men aged 65+ will be physically disabled in Europe by 2047

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care:  Statin use linked to heightened type 2 diabetes risk in susceptible individuals

Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open: Major changes in balance of gut bacteria occur soon after serious injury/trauma

20 October

BMJ: One of world’s most influential doctors urges action to avoid evidence being ‘distorted’ by pharmaceutical industry

19 October

The BMJ: Upfront charging of overseas visitors using the NHS is a threat to everyone, argue experts

The BMJ: Teenage girls more likely to self-harm than boys

The BMJ: First time mothers with an epidural who lie down in later stages of labour are more likely to have a normal birth

18 October

The BMJ: Keeping active can help older people reduce the need for costly social care

The BMJ: New anti-clotting drugs not associated with higher risk of major bleeding

17 October

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Ten pence restaurant chain levy on sugary drinks linked to fall in sales

BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care: GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

British Journal of Sports Medicine: No evidence that widely marketed technique to treat leaky bladder/prolapse works

13 October

BMJ: BMJ Learning partners with Duodecim to support learning and development for hospital doctors in Finland

Veterinary Record: Trend for extreme breeding is now affecting horses

11 October

The BMJ: Study finds small differences in patient outcomes between male and female surgeons

The BMJ: Disturbing trends in men’s reproductive health demand urgent action

10 October

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Fatty diet may boost risk of relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs—at least for men

5 October

The BMJ: No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life

The BMJ: Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children

3 October

BMJ: BMJ launches new open access science journal

BMJ Case Report: Man develops severe liver damage after taking Epsom salts

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: Delayed hospital discharges could be linked to rise in population deaths

Tobacco Control: Study estimates years of life that could be saved in US if smokers switched to e-cigarettes

28 September

The BMJ: ‘Telephone first’ approach is no panacea for reducing GP workload

The BMJ: Should we welcome plans to sell off wasted NHS land?

The BMJ: Health and social care changes "paving way for fewer services" warn experts

27 September

BMJ: BMJ’s e-learning programme set to strengthen brain trauma research

26 September

The BMJ: Tackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue experts

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Certain vaginal bacteria may be linked with increased risk of chlamydia

BMJ Case Reports: Woman develops rare life-threatening condition after liposuction

Journal of Medical Ethics: What should doctors do when parents request ‘second best’ treatments for their children?

21 September

The BMJ: Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer

Heart: Women with heart disease less likely to reach treatment targets than men

BMJ Open: Physically active mid-lifers more likely to be active into old age

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Training course for chronic fatigue syndrome or ME is effective for children alongside specialist care

19 September

BMJ Case Reports: Toy gun popular with kids can cause serious eye injury, warn doctors

Veterinary Record: Owners of seriously ill pets at risk of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms

Veterinary Record: Parasitic eye infection poses significant threat to UK dogs, warn experts

13 September

The BMJ: Should Google offer an online screening test for depression?

The BMJ: Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes, but is rarely achieved or recorded

12 September

BMJ Open: Evidence for potential harms of light drinking in pregnancy ‘surprisingly’ limited

BMJ Case Reports: Man develops cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract

BMJ Open: People with disabilities face major hurdles accessing healthcare in UK

7 September

The BMJ: Study finds association between antidepressant use in pregnancy and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in children

6 September

The BMJ: Resistance to antimicrobials is of growing concern in South-East Asia, highlights WHO

31 August

The BMJ: Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease

BMJ Global Health: Women in India nearly 40 times more likely to die after assault as their US peers

Injury Prevention: Climate change may be linked to spike in US road deaths in 2015

24 August

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 24 - 26 August 2017, Kuala-Lumpur:
London team show how video consultations can improve GP and patient experience

23 August

Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry: Methamphetamine use linked to heightened stroke risk in the young

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Antioxidant/zinc supplement cost saving and effective for degenerative eye disease

BMJ Open: Improvised explosive devices inflict much more serious injuries than land mines

22 August

The BMJ: Concerns over rise of substance misuse in “baby boomers”

The BMJ: Guidance on portraying TV suicide should be strengthened and enforced, say experts

21 August

BMJ: BMJ and Ukraine Ministry of Health announce new accreditation agreement to support continuous professional development

18 August

Student BMJ: Only one in 10 medical students exceed weekly alcohol limits, survey finds

Tobacco Control: First evidence that e-cigarettes may be prompting UK teens to try the real thing

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis

17 August

The BMJ: Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome risks “fear and anxiety” warn experts

The BMJ: Study shows improved survival among premature babies, but risk of developmental delay remains high

10 August

International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 24 - 26 August 2017, Kuala-Lumpur

8 August

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health: “Alarming growth” in North-South divide early deaths among young in England
BMJ Case Reports: Dental brace wire found in woman’s bowel after 10 years

BMJ Case Reports: Man loses feeling in legs after long term denture fixative use

The BMJ: The BMJ editor urges NHS trusts to ensure fair treatment of junior doctors

3 August

Nick Brown appointed Archives of Disease in Childhood Editor in Chief

The BMJ: Study warns of increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as the US opioid epidemic accelerates

The BMJ: Acid attack bystanders can make a real difference if they act fast, say experts

The BMJ: How can we achieve greater balance in future cases like Charlie Gard’s, asks expert?

Journal of Medical Ethics: Hard lessons: learning from the Charlie Gard case


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