Next to cleanliness
Gordon Brown’s agenda for the NHS
Modernising Medical Careers: final report
Using physical barriers to reduce the spread of respiratory viruses
Parliamentary review asks NICE to do better still
Managing severe pneumonia in children in developing countries
FINANCIAL TIES THAT MIGHT BIND : Delve deeper to find the links
FINANCIAL TIES THAT MIGHT BIND : Consider palliative coronary intervention
RCGP’S ORAL CONTRACEPTION STUDY : Study shows greater cancer risk
RCGP’S ORAL CONTRACEPTION STUDY : Authors’ reply
CIRCUMCISION: RIGHT OR WRONG? : Summary of responses
Tooke report proposes a new body to get postgraduate medical education back on track
IN BRIEF
Prime minister promises raft of screening tests
Lack of vitamin D is linked to heart disease and cancer
Aid agencies provide relief in Kenya
Whistleblower who was excluded from work for five years wins apology from employer
Human rights charities protest at arrest of paramedics by defence forces
Leading cancer hospital resumes some services after major fire
Study shows effect of greater spending on life expectancy treatment
Patients escape penalties for not taking doctor’s advice
Pakistan’s doctors call for clarity on Bhutto’s death
Hormone treatment plus radiation delays growth of prostate cancer, US study shows
England and Wales are among countries at risk of measles epidemic
ALL YOU NEED TO READ IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
MORE THAN A QUICK FIX
Should heroin be prescribed to heroin misusers?
Humbled in Taiwan
Sometimes it takes a loss of life to make a difference
On the trail of quality and safety in health care
Knowing too much
Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review
Chloramphenicol versus ampicillin plus gentamicin for community acquired very severe pneumonia among children aged 2–59 months in low resource settings: multicentre randomised controlled trial (SPEAR study)
Risk of respiratory morbidity in term infants delivered by elective caesarean section: cohort study
Tension-type headache
Eating disorders in pregnancy
Severe weight loss caused by chewing gum
Zimbabwe: an eyewitness account
What is wrong with US health care
The treatment paradox
Development lesson
Notes and queries
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Riek Stienstra
Alan Marcus Barker
Noel Frank Collett Gowing
William Kerr Henderson
Anthony James Sear
Ann Elizabeth Snedden
Robert Alexander Harrison Surtees
Michael Kingsley Williams
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