Off-pump CABG may be better than conventional CABG
Amoxicillin for CAP—three days, or longer?
Some personality traits may affect risk of chronic disease
What colour is bilious vomit?
How to manage thyrotoxicosis
It’s harder to eradicate Helicobacter pylori in smokers
What did you do about climate change Mum?
What health services could do about climate change
Switching statins
The great medicines scandal
Are older antipsychotic drugs obsolete?
Should UK allergy services focus on primary care?
UN conference on AIDS settles on compromise statement
Ban on smoking in public places “disproportionate to the problem”
In brief
Health gap between educated and less educated Russians widens
FDA regulations make it harder to sue drug companies
Foundation trusts fear that PCTs will renege on payments
World Cup attacked for failing to ban smoking
Congresswoman criticises drug plan for elderly people
Patients wanting access to cancer drugs call off hunger strike
Swiss child has successful bone marrow transplant from “saviour sibling” after treatment in Belgium
EU offers incentives to firms to make medicines for children
Active commuting is important in raising exercise levels
Search engines increase online journal use more than open access
Hospital trusts fined because they cannot spare staff to work on IT
Clarify role of NHS market or patients may suffer, says King’s Fund
Fertility treatment regulator steps up warning about multiple births
Fighting the “white plague”
Effectiveness of discontinuing antibiotic treatment after three days versus eight days in mild to moderate-severe community acquired pneumonia: randomised, double blind study
What is the optimal duration of antibiotic therapy?
Personality, lifestyle, and risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer: follow-up of population based cohort
Colour of bile vomiting in intestinal obstruction in the newborn: questionnaire study
Effect of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery on clinical, angiographic, neurocognitive, and quality of life outcomes: randomised controlled trial
Comparative accuracy: assessing new tests against existing diagnostic pathways
Cancer charity is to “borrow” candidate drugs shelved by companies
Bump starting the heart
Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis
The art of medicine
The patient’s journey: systemic lupus erythematosus
New football boots and toxic shock syndrome
Ter die sumendus
Non-pharmacological management
What’s new this month in BMJ Journals
What’s new in the other general journals
Healthy response to climate change
Personal carbon allowances
Green buildings
A good surgeon should know when to abandon a procedure
Rugby union should ban contested scrums : Scrums are contested in junior rugby
Rugby union should ban contested scrums : Technique is important
Rugby union should ban contested scrums : Reality check is needed
Rugby union should ban contested scrums : Engage, don’t ban
Protecting the heart may not protect the public health
Pulmonary tuberculosis : Chest radiograph can appear normal in immunocompromised patients
Pulmonary tuberculosis : Management in children has special considerations
Ethnic differences in risks of adverse reactions : Is personalised drug treatment better with pharmacokinetic modelling?
Ethnic differences in risks of adverse reactions : Biomedical approach is insufficient to explain ethnic differences
WHO perspective on preventing avoidable harm from medicines
NICE work : Nice try
NICE work : Level playing field requires transparency
Number of consultant posts has fallen
Jean Bernard
Thomas Spencer Leslie Beswick
Sheena Dutton Bonnyman
Denys Charles L’Estrange Burges
Harry Coll
Peter Alan De Raeve
Constance (“Connie”) Catherine Forsyth
Peter George Mellett
An Inconvenient Truth
Arctic art
How We Can Save the Planet
A magical education
The threat