What works for obesity
Nurses should lead UK hospital reform
We don't know the effects of paying doctors for trial recruitment
Resistance to HIV drugs is high in the UK
Cannabis increases the risk of car crashes
Antihypertensive drugs help prevent headaches
Cure or care?
Facial transplantation
Extra scrutiny for industry funded trials
Sharing the benefits of genetic research
Is methadone too dangerous for opiate addiction?
Treating non-competent patients
Patients are at the heart of new medical professionalism
Sally Clark pathologist removed from Home Office list
In brief
Cuts in NHS waiting lists cannot be attributed to private sector
Doctors in Berlin strike over poor pay
The Netherlands regulates ending the lives of severely ill neonates
Israelis turn to timer device to facilitate passive euthanasia
GMC censures professor for not disclosing conflict of interest
MPs accuse Medical Research Council of panic over bird flu
"Cheerleaders Pep Up Drug Sales," New York Times reports
Spending in Scotland goes up while activity goes down
Yemen embarks on its seventh round of polio immunisations
Next year's pay rises for doctors should be 2% or less, government says
New funding to make UK "a world class environment for medical research"
Drug companies told that sponsoring patients' groups might help win approval for their products
Surgeons pleased with patient’s progress after face transplant
Romania's policy of emptying its orphanages raises controversy
Staff at WHO HQ stop work in protest at conditions
What's new in the other general journals
The ageing population of the United Kingdom and cardiovascular disease
What's new this month in BMJ Journals
Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for tuberculosis control in developing countries
Time trends in primary resistance to HIV drugs in the United Kingdom: multicentre observational study
Cannabis intoxication and fatal road crashes in France: population based case-control study
Effect of comorbidities and postoperative complications on mortality after hip fracture in elderly people: prospective observational cohort study
Payment to healthcare professionals for patient recruitment to trials: a systematic review
Incestuous sheets
Recognising heart failure in elderly patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: cross sectional diagnostic study
Functional limitation in long standing illness and quality of life: evidence from a national survey
My favourite surgical instrument
Developing guidelines for medical students about the examination of patients under 18 years old
The most lucrative branch of medicine
Treating obesity in individuals and populations
More drug trials end early hiding potential problems
Croatia's brain drain
Lords back bill to legalise assisted suicide
eHealth and the future: promise or peril?
Rise and demise of the hospital: a reappraisal of nursing
Practice based commissioning: applying the research evidence
Primary care in the United States: problems and possibilities
All change
Designing research in vulnerable populations: lessons from HIV prevention trials that stopped early
Honesty is the best policy
Human and animal health: strengthening the link
Human and animal health: strengthening the link
Human and animal health: strengthening the link
Human and animal health: strengthening the link
Human and animal health: strengthening the link
Role of vaccinating poultry against avian flu
New ABPI code provides more information for patients
Committee on Radioactive Waste Management lacks medical input
Inequalities and Christmas Yet to Come
Janet Elizabeth Macgregor
Advice
Jane Marushka Critchley
Frank Daly
Roger Charles Hickman
James Dermott Grene
James Spowart McCracken
Aziz Mahmood Shukri
Robert Clive Williams
Are US flu death figures more PR than science?
The UK flu vaccine shortage—who is at fault?
Business sector shuns tobacco companies
The nursing profession's coming of age
Dentures and deep time
Minerva