Old wisdoms
Survival after extremely preterm birth : Viability is not determined solely by gestational age
Smoking cessation in primary care
Increasing drug resistant tuberculosis in the UK : Control depends on a global perspective, not solely on local strategies
Reforming NHS dentistry
Type of HRT and risk of venous thromboembolism
BLUNT ABDOMINAL TRAUMA : Trauma services must improve
ALL CAUSE MORTALITY : Meaningless without time frame
TOP UP FEES : Not allowing top-up fees is unethical
TOP UP FEES : Top-up fairly according to means
UNNECESSARY EMERGENCY VISITS : Middle East has an answer
WRITING ON THE WALL FOR UNAIDS : UNAIDS replies
WRITING ON THE WALL FOR UNAIDS : Consequences of mythology
WRITING ON THE WALL FOR UNAIDS : Let’s use our tools creatively
THE SECRET LIVES OF DOCTORS : Inspired by disease and death
Fears over security as Google launches free electronic health records service for patients
Thousands of migrants need treatment after xenophobic attacks
IN BRIEF
Merck to pay $58m in settlement over rofecoxib advertising
Italian police arrest drug officials over alleged falsification of data
Health services face enormous challenge after earthquake
New Yorkers are told to take the stairs
Finding a solution to hospital associated infections lies in new approaches to drug use
Sainsbury Centre report says that prison mental health services are underfunded
East Africa faces starvation as rising food prices worsen effect of war
MPs support no change in 24 week limit on abortion
ALL YOU NEED TO READ IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
LEAPING TO CONCLUSIONS
Let’s not widen the gulf in children’s health care
Founding principles
Is there an epidemic of admissions for surgical treatment of dental abscesses in the UK?
Survival of extremely premature babies in a geographically defined population: prospective cohort study of 1994–9 compared with 2000–5
Nortriptyline plus nicotine replacement versus placebo plus nicotine replacement for smoking cessation: pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Hormone replacement therapy and risk of venous thromboembolism in postmenopausal women: systematic review and meta-analysis
Increasing antituberculosis drug resistance in the United Kingdom: analysis of national surveillance data
Crunching ice cube syndrome
Management of retinal detachment: a guide for non-ophthalmologists
On the nose
Audit: how to do it in practice
Risk assessment and lipid modification for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: summary of NICE guidance
Commentary: Controversies in NICE guidance on lipid modification for the prevention of cardiovascular disease
Rubber gloves
The case for resurrecting the long case
How not to make a drama out of a crisis
The rubber ear
Campaign for real lectures
Tobacco meets its match
La Regenta
Peter John Firth Baskett
Jeffrey Joseph Cream
Anthony Michael Jelliffe
Satya Bhushan Kapur
James Wallace Mathews
Vernon Smith
Ayşe Olcay Tiryaki (Aydintuđ)
Amanda Jane Tuggey (née Scotney)
MINERVA