Subtle signs
Boxing and the risk of chronic brain injury
Breast feeding and the risk of allergy and asthma
Reporting of observational studies
Ototoxicity caused by aminoglycosides
Management of chronic knee pain
DETECTING LVH
DETECTING LVH
GPS’ 24 HOUR RESPONSIBILITY
US LIABILITY
BISMARK v BEVERIDGE
VIVE LA DIFFERENCE?
Experts clash over reducing abortion limit
Obesity report provokes government action
IN BRIEF
Doctors need a “sea change” in their attitude to C difficile
West Yorkshire has most road crash casualties
NICE guidelines create ethical dilemmas in care of elderly people, says international report
COX 2 inhibitor rejected in North America but retained in Europe despite liver risk concerns
Surgeons get new training facility to practise operations
74 year old Dutch GP refuses to take part in deputising service
Surgeon is suspended over “unconventional donations”
US medical schools have financial ties to drug companies
NHS gets 4% increase in funding a year until 2011
German hospitals demand extra cash to alleviate problems
Government should restrict advertising of baby milk products
Backpedalling from Blair’s privatisation agenda
Royal colleges call for more staff on maternity wards
WHAT’S NEW IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
WHO CARES FOR BABY?
Beware of mentioning psychosocial factors
Fiona Patterson replies to Parashkev Nachev
How can we regulate medicines better?
The future of the medical profession
Cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
Minerva
Management of asthma in children
Diagnostic accuracy and clinical utility of a simplified low cost method of counting CD4 cells with flow cytometry in Malawi: diagnostic accuracy study
Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies
Amateur boxing and risk of chronic traumatic brain injury: systematic review of observational studies
Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Effect of prolonged and exclusive breast feeding on risk of allergy and asthma: cluster randomised trial
Clint’s favourite question
Uterine prolapse
Body heat
Acromegaly
How to become an MP
Reader, I didn’t blush
MTAS in GP land
A man who called hospitals to account
Miscellaneous truths
The Cunning Man
John Michael Newsom-Davis
Stanley Norman Cole
Nigel Henry Harris
Michael Stuart Brighton Hollinrake
Colin Protheroe
Geoffrey Sheers
Julian Edmund Christopher Tower
John Ernest Michael Whitehead
MINERVA