Leptin in obesity : Tells the brain how much fat there is, but in obese people the message may not get through
Listen to the parents : They may know best
Primary care in the United States : Getting more academic but needs greater cooperation between family physicians and primary care internists
Diagnosing death : Getting it right is vital if opportunities for resuscitation are not to be missed
"Is my practice evidence-based?" Should be answered in qualitative, as well as quantitative terms
Government proposes new deal for family doctors
In Brief
Drug use is unaffected by government policies
Genetic test for osteoporosis
Man walks free in Scottish euthanasia case
Dutch patients complain about poor access to euthanasia
Early combination treatment for AIDS is urged
Researchers claim abortion increases risk of breast cancer
Travellers are the unhealthiest people in Britain
Premature baby was not put on ventilator
Advice on treatment of handicapped babies offered
NHS consultants warn of dire cash crisis
Focus : Brussels
Serum leptin concentration, obesity, and insulin resistance in Western Samoans : cross sectional study
Cell mediated immunity after measles in Guinea-Bissau : historical cohort study
Socioeconomic differences in mortality among diabetic people in Finland : five year follow up
Is lead in tap water still a public health problem? An observational study in Glasgow
A Memorable Patient : The station master
Capillary testing in an anticoagulant clinic : comparison of two methods
What worries parents when their preschool children are acutely ill, and why : a qualitative study
Parents' difficulties and information needs in coping with acute illness in preschool children : a qualitative study
Patients' accounts of calling the doctor out of hours : qualitative study in one general practice
Averting a world food shortage : tighten your belt for CAIRO II
Lesson of the Week : Thyrotoxicosis in a patient with multiple trauma
Any Questions
ABC of Work Related Disorders : Working with an Occupational Health Department
Any Questions
Oscar Elliott Fisher
George Robert Tennant Birtwhistle
Anthony Bowyer
Alan Glass
Jarnail Singh Khara
Marjorie Lillian Penwill
Nigel Winnard Roberts
Selective abortion : Doctors who perform abortions for social reasons are social technicians
Selective abortion : Issues of reproduction must be faced more responsibly
Selective abortion : Dead fetuses might have to be registered as stillbirths
Selective abortion : Psychological sequelae in people whose twin died at or before birth are unknown
Selective abortion : Fifth of babies born after assisted conception have retinopathy of prematurity
Selective abortion : Use of fertility treatments needs more careful oversight
Terminations of pregnancy, not unplanned deliveries, increased as result of pill scare
Correcting outcome data for case mix in stroke medicine : Structure and process should be audited, rather than outcomes
Correcting outcome data for case mix in stroke medicine : Further studies are needed to assess current outcome indicators
Correcting outcome data for case mix in stroke medicine : Study should have had more patients or longer time scale
Authors' reply : Correcting outcome data for case mix in stroke medicine
Measuring health outcomes : Negative values should be allowed in ratings of quality of life
Measuring health outcomes : Measuring quality of life is important
Journal is right to require patients' consent to publication
Need for a national arthroplasty register : Funding is important
Need for a national arthroplasty register : Intensive Care Society has set up a centre for national audit
Current evaluations of information technology in health care are often inadequate
Placebo mania : Placebos are essential when extent and variability of placebo response are unknown
Placebo mania : Placebo controlled trials are needed to provide data on effectiveness of active treatment
Placebo mania : High quality placebos should be used
Use of anabolic steroids has been reported by 9 percent of men attending gymnasiums
Usefulness of urine dipstick tests : False negative results may occur in the absence of antibiotics, ketones, and glucose
Usefulness of urine dipstick tests : Packaging may lead to false positive results
Unfair book reviews? Authors of book hit back
Reviewer's reply : Unfair book reviews?
Unfair book reviews? Editor of book hits back
Reviewer's reply : Unfair book reviews?
Drug donations to Bosnia-Hercegovina are often inappropriate
Fine doctors and fallen bishops
Blackpool is OK
My 27 year wait for an NHS diagnosis
The false breast : should we go for it so quickly?
Pink ribbons in October
The Good Society : The Humane Agenda
Themselves Writ Large : The British Medical Association 1832-1966
Queer Science : The Use and Abuse of Research Into Homosexuality
What next For Men?
Pleasure and Quality of Life
Smoke Screen : Women's Smoking And Social Control
Medical Blunders. Amazing True Stories of Mad, Bad and Dangerous Doctors
Wrongful Death : A medical tragedy
Death Comes for Peter Pan
After Effects
The Voluntary Insane
The Railway Man
John Hall and his Patients : The Medical Practice of Shakespeare's Son-in-Law; The Herbal Bed
Opera : Desire, Disease, Death
Mortally Wounded : Stories of Soul Pain, Death and Healing
Facing Death; The Dead Good Funerals Book