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Gerald Malcolm Stern: neurologist who championed patients with Parkinson’s disease

Vie, 19/10/2018 - 18:06
bmj;363/oct19_12/k4440/FAF1faNeurologist Gerald Stern was a champion for patients with Parkinson’s disease, a widely respected teacher, and an influential researcher whose work advanced clinical...

GP trainees recruited in England surpass target

Vie, 19/10/2018 - 16:21
The number of doctors entering GP training in England this year has surpassed the target set by Health Education England (HEE) by more than 200.HEE said that 3473 trainees were starting their GP...

MPs slam “outrageous” 25% uptake of flu vaccine among social care staff

Vie, 19/10/2018 - 09:50
MPs have criticised the low uptake of flu vaccination among staff in social care settings, putting it at best around 25%, far lower than the rate among frontline NHS staff.1The House of Commons...

Risks and benefits of direct oral anticoagulants versus warfarin in a real world setting: cohort study in primary care

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 12:36
In figure 4 of this paper (BMJ 2018;362:k2505, doi:10.1136/bmj.k2505), the hazard ratios (95% confidence interval) of all cause mortality for lower doses of rivaroxaban and apixaban should have read...

Law on gross negligence manslaughter is flawed, says leading medical lawyer

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 12:06
The law on gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) is flawed because, unlike other areas of law, it asks a jury to decide what is or is not a criminal offence, the leading medical lawyer Robert Francis...

Prevention and lifestyle therapies are the way forward

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 12:01
Many of us have been saying that pills are not the answer to unhealthy lifestyles for years.1 I felt let down by my medical training when I realised the strength of the evidence supporting this....

Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 00:31
Populations across the world are living longer.1 Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the population worldwide, who are aged over 60 will nearly double from 12% to 22%.2 Amid this rapid shift in...

Pre-eclampsia and risk of dementia later in life: nationwide cohort study

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 00:30
AbstractObjectiveTo explore associations between pre-eclampsia and later dementia, overall and by dementia subtype and timing of onset.DesignNationwide register based cohort...

Serial circulating omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing among older adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: prospective cohort study

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 00:30
AbstractObjectiveTo determine the longitudinal association between serial biomarker measures of circulating omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n3-PUFA) levels and healthy ageing.DesignProspective...

Concerns about the promotion of a cardboard baby box as a place for infants to sleep

Jue, 18/10/2018 - 00:30
The successful reduction in cot deaths (sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS) in England and Wales from nearly 1600 deaths in 1988 to less than 200 in 2015 stems from evidence based research.1...

US will display drug prices on TV advertisements, says health secretary

Mié, 17/10/2018 - 12:36
A legal and political battle is brewing as the US government plans to require drug advertisements on television to display the list price of a 30 day supply of their product.The US health secretary,...

Karen Kirkham: Community hub pioneer

Mié, 17/10/2018 - 11:46
bmj;363/oct17_7/k4105/FAF1faDuncan SmithBiographyKaren Kirkham, a Dorset GP who has been instrumental in creating a new care system for the county, was appointed national clinical adviser in primary...

Government cracks down on prescription fraud

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 18:46
Patients who get free NHS prescriptions in England will face checks by pharmacists as part of a major government crackdown on fraud. Ministers estimate that prescription fraud costs the NHS £256m...

Resilience: Five minutes with . . . Nicola McKinley

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 15:36
“Currently, the only study on how resilient NHS doctors are is our pilot study. Our team at Queen’s University Belfast ran a survey in a single NHS trust in Northern Ireland in August 2016. Overall...

Open science prevents mindless science

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 15:31
On 19 September 2018, three JAMA journals retracted publications of six studies that had Brian Wansink, John Dyson professor of marketing at Cornell University, as an author.1 This adds to seven...

Is doctor-patient confidentiality dying a slow death?

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 12:06
bmj;363/oct15_5/k4313/FAF1faMary, an acquaintance, called me early one morning. She said her husband had grabbed her throat and slapped her a few days previously. Their children were asleep at the...

Interpreting hazard ratios

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 11:51
In an Endgames article by Philip Sedgwick on interpreting hazard ratios (BMJ 2015;351:h4631, doi:10.1136/bmj.h4631), two numbers in the longer answer appeared in the wrong order.The article should...

Antibiotic resistance in Palestine: an emerging part of a larger crisis

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 11:46
Supporting previous letters published in The BMJ about the violent response of Israeli forces to Palestinian protestors in Gaza,123 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has received 2228 trauma patients...

Child health in England is set to fall further behind other European countries, report warns

Lun, 15/10/2018 - 07:30
The health of children in England will continue to fall behind other European countries if current trends continue, with infant mortality 140% higher than in comparable countries by 2030, a report...

Coffee break benefits: look to Denmark’s “kaffepause”

Vie, 12/10/2018 - 18:51
I am not surprised that drinking coffee is associated with lower mortality.1 But the cause may not be just the pharmacology of coffee. The Danish word for a spontaneous coffee break, typically taken...