More melanomas are caught early in the US
Flocculant-disinfection gives best results in Kenya
Smoking ban proposed in the UK may worsen health inequalities
Nurse led programmes don't improve COPD
Hypertension can be monitored by patients
Systematic reviews should assess quality of RCT interventions
Vitamin E, donepezil don't slow progression of mild cognitive impairment
Uncomfortable findings
Foundation programme for newly qualified doctors
Self monitoring of high blood pressure
Coronary heart disease in women
Clean drinking water for homes in Africa and other less developed countries
Avoiding rabies
Merck faces ongoing claims after Texan ruling on rofecoxib
In brief
Parents of disabled baby lose appeal against court order
US National Institutes of Health issue new ethics guidelines
South African doctors arrested in kidney sale scandal
Dutch murder case leads to talks with attorney general
Prison officers had no sign of Shipman's suicidal tendencies
UN millennium health goals will not be achieved, report warns
"Catastrophic" violence continues unchecked in Somalia
Canadian antismoking law is watered down
GPs' diagnoses of type II diabetes rose by 50% in 10 years, study shows
Global Fund pulls grants to Myanmar and Uganda
Plans for genetic testing of German civil servants stirs controversy
BMA warns against unnecessary screening tests in private sector
Half a million Americans use methamphetamine every week
Chronic pain is poorly managed
What's new in the other general journals
Household based treatment of drinking water with flocculant-disinfectant for preventing diarrhoea in areas with turbid source water in rural western Kenya: cluster randomised controlled trial
Skin biopsy rates and incidence of melanoma: population based ecological study
Crying wolf
Effectiveness of innovations in nurse led chronic disease management for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of evidence
The partial smoking ban in licensed establishments and health inequalities in England: modelling study
Could a randomised trial answer the controversy relating to elective caesarean section? National survey of consultant obstetricians and heads of midwifery
Ten year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of care in a stroke rehabilitation unit
Speak clearly to the bogey man
Targets and self monitoring in hypertension: randomised controlled trial and cost effectiveness analysis
Short Cuts
The future of health care in Africa
Editor's Choice
Childhood eczema
Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea: diagnosis and treatment
Paralytic rabies after a two week holiday in India
Gluttonous friends
Methods of delivering drugs
Analysis of quality of interventions in systematic reviews
International maternal health indicators and middle-income countries: Russia
What a stroke
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : New on-call rotas do not work
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : No easy solution exists
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : European directive seems not to apply to doctors' hours in rest of European Union
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : Pendulum is still swinging
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : “Weeks of nights” give the illusion of working fewer hours
Junior doctors' shifts and sleep deprivation : Please make on-call rooms available to doctors at night
Hospital formularies restrict evidence based practice
Withdrawal of co-proxamol : Drug was useful in gastroenterology as well as rheumatology...
Withdrawal of co-proxamol : ... and its withdrawal is illogical
Challenges to implementing NPfIT : Nothing counts except what is in front of the clinician to use
Challenges to implementing NPfIT : Clinicians are becoming increasingly more influential
Challenges to implementing NPfIT : Problems are inevitable but goal is worth while
Challenges to implementing NPfIT : Computerised medical history is key to connecting health
Obituary of Hamilton Naki : Obituary was historically inaccurate
Obituary of Hamilton Naki : Author's reply
Obituary of Hamilton Naki : Clarification is certainly needed
Richard Doll's socialism did not please everyone
Alan Gilston
Walter Graham Harris
David Sells Hurwood
Abubakar Ibrahim Kiwanuka
Elamin Elnour (“Amin”) Osman
Bernard Schlecht
Dorothy Terry (née Halstead)
Hamilton Naki
Paternity: A Story of Assisted Conception
Double Trouble: A Story of Assisted Reproduction
Vacant Possession: A Story of Proxy Decision Making
The Island
League tables for health journalists
Netlines
Do we really know the law about students and patient consent?
Calling a spade a spade
My pelvis and I
Minerva