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German doctors’ leader condemns support for refugee age tests

Vie, 05/01/2018 - 14:20
The president of the German Medical Association has spoken out against growing political support for mandatory medical tests on refugees who do not possess identification documents but say they are...

Reporting flu vaccine science

Vie, 05/01/2018 - 12:06
When reporting on medical studies, the popular press has a habit of sensationalising. So the muted response to a recent research paper reporting increased risk of miscarriage with influenza vaccines...

Incidence of type 1 diabetes in China, 2010-13: population based study

Jue, 04/01/2018 - 01:05
AbstractObjectiveTo estimate the incidence of type 1 diabetes in all age groups in China during 2010-13.DesignPopulation based, registry study using data from multiple independent...

Statistical methods to compare functional outcomes in randomized controlled trials with high mortality

Mié, 03/01/2018 - 18:26
Summary points In randomized controlled trials of seriously ill patients, functional outcomes (eg, cognition, physical function, and quality of life) are increasingly being measured and compared...

Effect of adoption of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer on all cause mortality: quasi-experimental study

Mié, 03/01/2018 - 18:11
AbstractObjectiveTo estimate the causal effect of increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) on all cause mortality in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.DesignQuasi-experimental fuzzy...

NHS cancels planned surgery and outpatient appointments in response to winter crisis

Mié, 03/01/2018 - 15:46
Hospitals have been advised by NHS England to defer outpatient appointments and day case surgery and extend an existing deferral on non-urgent surgery until the end of January in a bid to ease...

Indian government promises independent review of medical regulation reform bill

Mié, 03/01/2018 - 12:36
Doctors on strike in India were told to return to work on 2 January, after the government agreed to refer for independent review a new bill that aims to reform medical education and regulation.Nearly...

Five minutes with . . . David Hinchcliffe

Mié, 03/01/2018 - 11:06
“We have been running the intergenerational project at Downshall Primary School in Ilford, Essex, since the beginning of November. Three mornings a week, a group of older adults go into reception...

Mammography screening reduces breast cancer deaths in Ireland, study finds

Vie, 29/12/2017 - 17:06
Deaths from breast cancer were 9% lower in women living in a region of Ireland with a mammography screening programme compared with women of the same age living in a part of the country that...

Improving treatment of asthma attacks in children

Vie, 29/12/2017 - 14:46
An acute asthma attack is frightening and serious. The common term for these attacks—“exacerbation,” defined as the worsening of a disease or an increase in its symptoms—undervalues an event that is...

The BMJ charity appeal Christmas 2017: help Medecins Sans Frontieres’ volunteer doctors help the Rohingya people

Vie, 29/12/2017 - 11:21
“Médecins Sans Frontières make it possible for you to do your job as a doctor, as well as you can, in the most difficult circumstances imaginable,” says Ian Cross, a retired Leicester GP and one of...

“Drunk tanks” are studied over festive period to see if they ease pressure on emergency departments

Vie, 29/12/2017 - 01:05
NHS England is to study how hospitals and ambulance services cope over Christmas and New Year in cities that have “drunk tanks”—where revellers who have overindulged can be treated away from...

NHS data don’t confirm Labour’s claim of 100 000 vacant posts in England

Jue, 28/12/2017 - 12:46
The NHS in England has more than 100 000 unfilled posts, claims a survey by the Labour Party. But the figures have been difficult to confirm, and the NHS trust with the highest number of vacancies...

Is the concept of clinical equipoise still relevant to research?

Jue, 28/12/2017 - 11:51
Yes—Spencer Phillips Hey, Alex John London, Charles WeijerWhether they are in their doctor’s clinic or participating in a randomised controlled trial, patients have an interest in receiving competent...

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