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Dentists could help detect diabetes and cardiovascular disease during oral health checks

Jue, 25/04/2019 - 07:31
Dentists could help to detect major health conditions linked to oral health, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.In a new...

Reform pension rules or doctors will reduce their hours, BMA warns chancellor

Jue, 25/04/2019 - 07:30
The BMA has warned the chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, that doctors will reduce their NHS working hours unless tangible reforms are made to the NHS pension scheme.Changes to rules on...

The BMJ Awards 2019: UK Research Paper of the Year

Jue, 25/04/2019 - 00:31
For the past 25 years, men with suspected prostate cancer on the basis of a raised prostate specific antigen (PSA) test have typically been offered standard transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) guided...

The BMJ Awards 2019: Outstanding Contribution to Health

Jue, 25/04/2019 - 00:30
Parveen Kumar is recognised around the world and is often treated like a rock star. When she visited Pakistan to speak to an audience of over 1000 people, her face was plastered on huge billboards....

Children should have at least three hours of daily physical activity from age 1, WHO advises

Mié, 24/04/2019 - 17:56
Young children should engage in at least 180 minutes of physical activity a day from the age of 1 to improve their health, the World Health Organization has recommended.New global guidelines on...

UK patients who tested Kuvan for phenylketonuria will get supplies after trials end, says company

Mié, 24/04/2019 - 16:06
BioMarin, a US biotech company, has said that all UK patients who have taken part in clinical trials of sapropterin dihydrochloride (Kuvan) for phenylketonuria (PKU) will be able to continue taking...

Half of patients prescribed statins fail to hit target reduction in LDL cholesterol

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 14:06
Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach the target cholesterol concentration specified by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) after two years, a new...

Exclusive: Trainees can face fees of {pound}65 a night to stay in hospital during 24 hour non-resident on-call shifts

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 13:51
Junior doctors are calling for a change in their contracts to ensure that no one is charged to stay overnight in hospital accommodation, after an investigation found that one in five acute trusts in...

Drive to curb prescribing of over-the-counter drugs saves less money than planned

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 13:15
A major policy push by NHS England to save £100m (€1.2m; $1.3m) a year by curbing GPs’ prescribing of over-the-counter drugs delivered only modest savings last year, the government has...

When doctors and parents disagree: royal college issues advice on dealing with conflict

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 12:36
Disagreement between doctors and parents about a child’s treatment can usually be resolved by careful listening or early involvement of mediation services, says new advice from the Royal College of...

Should I publish in an open access journal?

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 12:16
Yes—Matthew Kurien, David S SandersDigital technology has changed the landscape of scientific publishing. For centuries scholarly communication by publishing in print journals was central to academic...

Open access: remember the patients

Jue, 18/04/2019 - 12:13
“Remember the ladies,” wrote the future US first lady Abigail Adams in 1776 during the revolution, in a famous letter to her husband, the future president John Adams. “In the new code of laws which I...

Campaigners criticise Home Office’s use of child’s medical records to reȷect family’s asylum request

Mar, 16/04/2019 - 18:16
The Home Office has used a child’s medical notes to reject her family’s asylum request, claiming that the notes showed that the family were not telling the truth about why they had come to the UK.The...

Measles cases rise 300% globally in first few months of 2019

Mar, 16/04/2019 - 17:41
Measles cases have risen by 300% so far in 2019 as compared with the same period last year, data from the World Health Organization have shown.Provisional figures released this week showed that 112...

Just 11 years to avert disaster

Mar, 16/04/2019 - 15:31
bmj;365/apr16_11/l1801/FAF1faPARadical environmentalists took to the streets of London on 15 April to launch a new approach to saving the world. Extinction Rebellion activists aimed to bring the city...

Laboratory tests seldom give certainty

Mar, 16/04/2019 - 10:25
The use or overuse of diagnostic testing—particularly laboratory testing—is a question for our time, as ever more novel biomarkers are at our disposal.12Inferring certainty of dichotomous...

Patient choice in elective care increased emergency readmissions

Lun, 15/04/2019 - 18:01
Introducing competition into the NHS in England to try to drive up quality had the perverse effect of lowering it for some elective procedures, a team of economists from Surrey and York universities...

UK hospital uses AI to predict which patients are most likely to miss appointments

Lun, 15/04/2019 - 17:31
An algorithm that can predict which patients are most likely to miss appointments could save the NHS millions of pounds, say the UK clinicians who developed the tool.A team from University College...

Partha Kar: Rebalancing society’s perceptions

Lun, 15/04/2019 - 16:16
It’s a fascinating dichotomy: is a doctor a god or a servant? Colleagues talk about “all powerful” doctors of the past—who knew everyone, who blew people away with their knowledge, skills, and...


Lun, 15/04/2019 - 13:31
New hypertension guidance risks overdiagnosis and overtreatmentIn this editorial by Haase and colleagues (BMJ 2019;365:l1657, doi:10.1136/bmj.l1657, 12 April 2019), the address of János Valery...

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