Acupuncture may help in non-specific low back pain . . .
. . . and seems to be cost effective in the long term
Obesity may bankrupt health services
Fast breathing is not enough to diagnose childhood pneumonia
How to manage oral malodour?
Probiotics may help prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea in children
While Rome burns
Acupuncture in mainstream health care
Childhood pneumonia in developing countries
Caesarean delivery in the second stage of labour
Emergency naloxone for heroin overdose
Teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs
Health secretary pledges to continue NHS changes
British doctors call for independent scrutiny of Guantanamo Bay detainees
In brief
British soldiers are “guinea pigs” for new use of blood clotting agent
Gulf war symptoms do not constitute a syndrome
Inquiry opens into state of childhood in the UK
Try psychology before drugs for children with mental problems
No progress in reducing childhood obesity despite increased awareness
Challenge food industry to improve Scots’ diet, says review
Risk of breast cancer stabilising in UK, study shows
Over 70s should also get screening for bowel cancer
PLoS launches journal for neglected tropical diseases
NHS Logistics staff plan strike
Hungary confronts corruption in its health service
Dr Matthias Rath: an apology
Indian association questions plan for hepatitis B immunisation
The difference a Day makes
Randomised controlled trial of a short course of traditional acupuncture compared with usual care for persistent non-specific low back pain
A randomised controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis
Chest radiography in children aged 2-59 months diagnosed with non-severe pneumonia as defined by World Health Organization: descriptive multicentre study in Pakistan
Ferrous musings from the CABG patch
Oral malodour (halitosis)
A perfect job
A patient’s journey: living with paranoid schizophrenia
Fever of unknown origin
A no-win situation
Problem drug use
Obesity—time to wake up
What’s new in the other general journals
English NHS reforms made easy
Race and mental health: there is more to race than racism
Symptoms and semeions
Stabbing: data support public perception
Acute appendicitis : Leaving normal looking appendices
Acute appendicitis : Weighing up risks and benefits of investigations and treatments
Acute appendicitis : Acute appendicitis or acute appendicectomy?
Acute renal failure from contrast medium : Beware patients taking metformin . . .
Acute renal failure from contrast medium : . . . and remember simple and cheap measures
Benign prostatic hyperplasia : Caveat for finasteride should be discussed before prescribing
Benign prostatic hyperplasia : Authors’ reply
Society’s advice on low weight and IVF was ignored by media
Possible cause of false normal B-12 assays
More on switching statins : Comments from Pfizer
More on switching statins : Authors’ reply
Long term safety of statins should be monitored
Ageism in services for transient ischaemic attack and stroke : Clinical leadership is key in changing practice
Ageism in services for transient ischaemic attack and stroke : Ageism or cost-benefit analysis?
David James Ieuan Bennett
David Edward Brown
Edward (“Eddie”) James Mac Flynn
Sidney Gerrish Hamilton
James Gordon Hill
Peter Gratton Parry
Richard Francis Pearson
John Pinching
Leslie Gordon Scott
John Joseph Waldron
Charles Kay Warrick
Advice
Allergy: The History of a Modern Malady
Where are the medical voices raised in protest?
Doctors must debate hospital closures
Spend, spend, spend
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