BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39241.502789.BE1 (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1280

An Australian doctor has received an email offer from South Africa which suggests he is being considered for an award as a “distinguished contributor to medical knowledge.” Part of the award is said to involve naming a wing in a new oncology centre after him. As much as he'd like to think he was worthy of such recognition, the doctor in question describes himself as a “minor player in radiation oncology” and warns others that this is likely to be another version of the notorious Nigerian money laundering scam and should be ignored.

Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are at high risk of stroke in the first five years after diagnosis compared with the general public. Researchers in Canada estimate the risk is more than double the rate for the general population, which confirms the need for aggressive management of cardiovascular …

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