Antibiotics for acute purulent rhinitis–wait and watch
Radiotherapy patients can trigger airport radiation alarms
Spread of MRSA increases in hospitals
Both screened and screeners misinterpret test results
Manage varicose veins with conventional surgery
Oral dexamethasone works better than oral prednisolone in children with croup
Rite of passage
Surveillance and management of all types of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Further lessons from the TGN1412 tragedy
What to tell patients about radioiodine therapy
Classification of illegal and harmful drugs
Measuring disparities in health care
Tobacco and alcohol should be classed as dangerous drugs
Changes to death certificates waste golden opportunity
In brief
Rules for drug trials should be tightened, say experts
Doctor struck off after vaccines scandal
Humanitarian aid corridor fails to materialise
US journal in row over sponsored supplement
FDA to clarify rules on advisory committee members
Two Albanians die from black widow spider bites
Are antibiotics effective for acute purulent rhinitis? Systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo controlled randomised trials
Mortality after Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in two hospitals in Oxfordshire, 1997–2003: cohort study
Health professionals’ and service users’ interpretation of screening test results: experimental study
Varicose veins and their management
Can we learn anything from Monty Python?
Triggering radiation alarms after radioiodine treatment
Passing time
What’s new in the other general journals
Fair trade for surgical instruments
What social marketing can do for you
Cover picture
BMA’s claim of unemployment among junior doctors is rejected
Overcoming barriers to recruitment in health research
Regulation and revalidation of doctors : Response from the General Medical Council
Regulation and revalidation of doctors : Dangers and opportunities
Regulation and revalidation of doctors : Summary of other responses
Is public health action worth while if many cases are being missed?
Why do poor outcomes persist in diabetic pregnancy?
Stirrups or no stirrups for routine speculum examinations? : Patient comfort is secondary to cervical smear quality . . .
Stirrups or no stirrups for routine speculum examinations? : . . . but we do not need to do a trial of smear quality
Stirrups or no stirrups for routine speculum examinations? : Patient’s perspective
Doctors and patients need to hunt together
Minerva might help you get something published
June Lloyd
Lost: Illegal Abortion Stories
Adrenaline and the Inner World
We must give patients the evidence on complementary therapies
Hit parade
Amazons go shopping
Tell Tchaikovsky the news