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Severe anaphylaxis due to contrast media is rare and prophylaxis unhelpful
Public health can’t always wait for RCTs
Congenital malformations may be linked to infertility
Bullying is rife at US medical schools
Meningococcal disease is a paediatric emergency
Correction
Low dose aspirin for cardiovascular prevention increases risk of bleeding, but absolute risks remain small
Character building
Adverse reactions to intravascular contrast agents
Bullying and harassment in medical schools
Congenital anomalies after treatment for infertility
Criminal prosecution for HIV transmission
Commissioning health education in primary care
US agency recommends opportunistic HIV testing
UK chancellor proposes independent board to run NHS
In brief
Guantanamo breaches right to health, says UN
Better care for Michael Stone might still not have prevented the killings
More cancer patients in England are getting approved drugs
Advertisements highlight MSD’s inappropriate hospitality
Angioplasty is cheaper than surgery and is just as effective
Diabetes, not obesity, increases risk of death in middle age
US gets mediocre results despite high spending on health care
Uganda struggles to cope with rise in diabetes incidence
Australia inquires into GPs’ sale of complementary medicines
US Institute of Medicine calls for changes at FDA
Iraqi hospitals prove unwilling to treat soldiers
Guidelines on drug trials in children go out for consultation
FDA warns US consumers not to eat spinach after E coli outbreak
Combating chaos
Pharmacological prevention of serious anaphylactic reactions due to iodinated contrast media: systematic review
On a mission: how Cuba uses its doctors abroad
Waits for diagnostic tests threaten 18 week treatment target
Filler: bmjupdates+
Editor’s choice: Whither medicine?
Infertility, infertility treatment, and congenital malformations: Danish national birth cohort
Experiences of belittlement and harassment and their correlates among medical students in the United States: longitudinal survey
Just following advice
Meningococcal disease and its management in children
Evidence based diagnosis: does the language reflect the theory?
Effectiveness of discontinuing antibiotic treatment after three days versus eight days in mild to moderate-severe community acquired pneumonia: randomised, double blind study
Obituary: Fred Mosteller
Fever of unknown origin: case outcome
Parents’ view
Few clues to diagnosis
Management of uncertainty
Theory and practice of making difficult clinical decisions
To do is not to do
Assessment of obesity and its clinical implications
Legacies
What’s new in the other general journals
Parachute approach to evidence based medicine
When actions speak just as loudly as words
Are eligibility criteria for over the counter statins appropriate?
Implications of ejection fraction value for trastuzumab
Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
Clinical examination for non-cephalic presentation
Clinical examination for non-cephalic presentation
Detecting plagiarism
Detecting plagiarism
Detecting plagiarism
Abiodun (“Abi”) Akande (née Alonge)
Betty Cowan
Kuljit Gill (née Sidhu)
Raymond Victor Honywood Goulder
Arthur Dudley Payne
Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design
“Did you ever suffer from any mental illness?”
Illness behaviour
Minerva