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Assessment of proteinuria in pregnancy
Corticosteroids for acute respiratory distress syndrome
Problem based learning
Opium production in afghanistan
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CONFIDENTIALITY : Communications with primary care trusts: another challenge
SCREENING FOR AORTIC ANEURYSM : Detection is not as harmful as it might seem
SCREENING FOR AORTIC ANEURYSM : Some reasons for lukewarm support are purely political
SCREENING FOR AORTIC ANEURYSM : No conclusion for men aged 65-75 who have never smoked
GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES : Vaccine science and commerce: never the twain shall meet?
GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES : Poor nations are being lured into a debt trap
GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES : Vaccine sale is not tailored to improving India’s health
GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES : Vaccine requirements compete with basic needs of poor people
GLOBAL ACCESS TO VACCINES : The lessons of history
SURGERY FOR PILONIDAL DISEASE : Articles point to the creation of a cartel
REPRODUCTIVE LIBERTY AND DEAFNESS : Clause 14(4)(9) of embryo bill should be amended or deleted
NICE ON INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS : A call for national monitoring of antibiotic prophylaxis
Haemoglobin based blood substitutes may raise the risk of myocardial infarction
Gene therapy is in danger of being overhyped, expert says
Cancer centre provides space for patients to think
A state run healthcare system still works, debate finds
Decision to split role of purchaser and provider may “end up in the dustbin”
Women in academic medicine still have to battle against macho culture
IN BRIEF
MEPs shun cancer advocacy group because of funding by the pharmaceutical industry
Children taking drugs for hyperactivity should be tested for heart problems
Collection of cord blood is to be regulated from July to reduce contamination of samples
Icons developed to cut drug errors
Proportion of people paying for their care rises in poor countries
Canada’s drug advisory committee says emergency contraception should be available over the counter
Surgeon who owned hospital faces 69 charges of flawed treatment and four of manslaughter
Registrar who used excessive force in forceps delivery is struck off the medical register
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