Severe mental illness in prisoners : A persistent problem that needs a concerted and long term response
NHS Direct : Evaluate, integrate, or bust . . .
Changing practice in maternity care : It's hard to know what works
Sticks and stones : Changing terminology is no substitute for good consultation skills
Fluoroquinolone resistance : Overuse of fluoroquinolones in human and veterinary medicine can breed resistance
Beef safety compromised, says former CMO
Nobel prize for medicine awarded for work on nitric oxide
In brief
AIDS deaths fall by nearly one half
South African AIDS plan criticised
British GP may face further murder charges
Cancer diagnosis is often missed
Environmental policy must take into account public opinion
Health of the Nation deemed a failure
Oral treatment for hepatitis B gets approval in United States
Suspension of hepatitis B vaccination condemned
Tories urge private cash for NHS
GP cooperatives in Scotland benefit patients and doctors
"Liquid ecstasy" trading to be investigated
Chiropractic treatment is of limited benefit
Ireland's waiting list initiative is failing
D-dimer testing as an adjunct to ultrasonography in patients with clinically suspected deep vein thrombosis : prospective cohort study
Endpiece : Prescribing pressures
Randomised trial of educational visits to enhance use of systematic reviews in 25 obstetric units
One hundred years ago : Medicine in Holland
Use of health services by children and young people according to ethnicity and social class : secondary analysis of a national survey
Patients' preference for male or female breast surgeons : questionnaire study
Factors associated with gonorrhoea in men aware of being positive for HIV infection : case-control study
Factors associated with gonorrhoea in men aware of being positive for HIV infection : case-control study
A memorable patient : An oldfashioned miracle
Safety and effectiveness of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care : randomised controlled trial
Recent advances : Medical microbiology
One hundred years ago : The Roumanian soldier and the spirit ration
ABC of oxygen : Oxygen at high altitude
Rationing and the health authority
Personal paper : Validity of advertising claims for multivitamin preparation Vitacor 20/90 on the internet
Theories in health care and research : Theories of masculinity
Understanding controlled trials : What outcomes should be measured?
Use of calcium channel blockers and risk of suicide : Independent studies are needed before causality is established
Use of calcium channel blockers and risk of suicide : Drug prescriptions over longer period should have been followed up
Use of calcium channel blockers and risk of suicide : Prescriptions for particular drug are influenced by numerous factors
Use of calcium channel blockers and risk of suicide : Prescriptions for particular drug are influenced by numerous factors
Practicalities of warfare required service personnel to be vaccinated against anthrax
European Medicines Evaluation Agency is ahead of national licensing authorities
Identifying asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with persistent cough : Why was no control group studied?
Identifying asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with persistent cough : Children with cough alone should not be labelled asthmatic
Identifying asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with persistent cough : Children with cough alone should not be labelled asthmatic
NSAIDs need not usually be withheld after orthopaedic surgery
Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics : Study compared dressing techniques in selected group of patients
Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics : Study's comparison was outdated
Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics : Trial design means useful conclusions are limited
Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics : Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of compression bandages should be shown
Cost effectiveness of community leg ulcer clinics : Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of compression bandages should be shown
Terminology for early pregnancy loss must be changed
Medical and psychological effects of early discharge after surgery for breast cancer : Patients can be discharged on second postoperative morning
Medical and psychological effects of early discharge after surgery for breast cancer : Follow up period to assess psychological morbidity was too short
Medical and psychological effects of early discharge after surgery for breast cancer : Home situation is important for early discharge
Medical and psychological effects of early discharge after surgery for breast cancer : Home situation is important for early discharge
Outcome of low back pain in general practice : Evidence based practice can improve outcome
Outcome of low back pain in general practice : Study's methods may have altered patients' perceptions of their pain
Outcome of low back pain in general practice : Use of disease specific questionnaire may have influenced results
Outcome of low back pain in general practice : Use of disease specific questionnaire may have influenced results
Successful treatment of toenail mycosis with terbinafine and itraconazole gives long term benefits
Post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection is hard to supply for expatriate staff
John Bruce Bittiner
Amelie Boyd
David Christy Dunn
Judith Anne Hardy
Leonard Shenfield
Health department shows lack of understanding
BMA council supports action over review body remit
BMA calls for urgent decision on Viagra
Consultants are wary of revalidation proposal
Doctors oppose regulation changes
Getting consultant advice to PCGs
The Woman in the Surgeon's Body
Regulating How We Die : The Ethical, Medical and Legal Issues Surrounding Physician-Assisted Suicide
How Science Takes Stock : the Story of Meta-analysis
The National Research Register : NHS Executive
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