Counting the dead in China : Measuring tobacco's impact in the developing world
Safer non-cardiac surgery for patients with coronary artery disease : Medical treatment should be optimised to improve outcome
Body mass index standards for children : Are useful for clinicians but not yet for epidemiologists
Prophylactic mastectomy : deliverance or delusion?
The "professional cleansing" of nurses : The systematic downgrading of nurses damages patient care
Decline in altruism threatens blood supplies
Smoking rises sharply among US university students
In brief
GMC sets up steering group on revalidation
Spanish doctors criticised for high tech births
Few cancer patients benefit from palliative chemotherapy
"Let them drink milk," says UN
Dental council aims to cut anaesthetic rate
Medical students face uncertain future
US spends more than [pound sign]16bn on alternative remedies
Epidemics predicted for hurricane zone
Delay in plasma replacement
Doctors demand centres for injury prevention
King's Fund calls for support for carers
Abortion row erupts again
Emerging tobacco hazards in China : 1. Retrospective proportional mortality study of one million deaths
Emerging tobacco hazards in China : 2. Early mortality results from a prospective study
Career pathways and destinations 18 years on among doctors who qualified in the United Kingdom in 1977 : postal questionnaire survey
Endpiece : How to avoid contagious diseases
Career destinations seven years on among doctors who qualified in the United Kingdom in 1988 : postal questionnaire survey
Reducing maternal mortality : reaudit of recommendations in reports of confidential inquiries into maternal deaths
Endpiece : A little bit of luck
Acute bronchitis and clinical outcome three years later : prospective cohort study
Sex differences in the use of asthma drugs : cross sectional study
A memorable patient : A very rare bleeding disorder
Recent advances : Control of chronic pain
Endpiece : Basis of Zen practice
Lesson of the week : Fractures of the thoracolumbar spine in major trauma patients
Refugees and primary care : tackling the inequalities
Theories in health care and research : Theories of disability in health practice and research
A book that changed me : Many patients are struggling too
Magnetic resonance imaging may be alternative to necropsy
Depression as a risk factor for ischaemic heart disease in men : Two other community studies show similar findings
Depression as a risk factor for ischaemic heart disease in men : Key assumption about control group undermines study's validity
Depression as a risk factor for ischaemic heart disease in men : Key assumption about control group undermines study's validity
Effectiveness of treatments for infantile colic : Dietary interventions in breast fed and bottle fed infants should not be pooled
Effectiveness of treatments for infantile colic : Findings apply only to the most severely affected infants
Effectiveness of treatments for infantile colic : Trial of hypoallergenic milk is not supported by strong enough evidence
Effectiveness of treatments for infantile colic : Trial of hypoallergenic milk is not supported by strong enough evidence
Embryonic abnormalities at medical termination of pregnancy : Results could be explained by misinterpretation of macroscopic appearances
Embryonic abnormalities at medical termination of pregnancy : Results could be explained by misinterpretation of macroscopic appearances
Detection of changes in mortality after heart surgery : Control limits failed to account for case mix
Detection of changes in mortality after heart surgery : Control limits failed to account for case mix
Son's reaction to his circumcision was predictable
Professional and practice development plans for primary care teams : Academic GPs should not be ones to decide whether service GPs are fit to continue
Professional and practice development plans for primary care teams : Network of GP tutors is well placed to facilitate change
Professional and practice development plans for primary care teams : Scheme with little funding and no protected time will be forced on GPs
Professional and practice development plans for primary care teams : Didactic teaching by specialists can be stimulating and effective
Professional and practice development plans for primary care teams : PGEA system has resulted in great achievements in general practice education
Reducing radon levels : Responsibility should be with local authority
Reducing radon levels : Householders are not prepared to pay
Mentioning smoking as a cause of death on death certificates : Relatives can be asked in death registries about smoking habit of dead person
Mentioning smoking as a cause of death on death certificates : Relatives don't like this being done
Royal Medical Benevolent Fund reminds readers of its Christmas appeal
Correction
Alan Usher
David Walter Hugh Barnes
Henry Herbert Evans Batten
Thomas Roy Farrimond
John Ferrington
Donald Kellock
John Stewart Kennedy
Thomas William Aitken McKay
Basil Elystan Miles
Amiya Pada Mukherjee
Arpan Mukherjee
Extra GPs needed for primary care gap
Government amends review body's remit
GMC to consult on guidance for medical managers
NHS 1999 cash allocations
Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies : Tools for Policy Makers and Public Health Workers
What to do in a general practice emergency
An Evidence-Based Resource for Pain
Mirror image
Science, sense, and substance
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Some NHS care is unacceptable
The people vote; the doctor calls
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