Key opinion leaders, your time is up
Vitamin A supplements in newborns and child survival
Risk factors for gastroschisis
Wheeze in preschool children
Preventing injury in childhood
Health and wealth in Europe
PATIENT CONSENT
POLYCLINICS
STATE OF GENERAL PRACTICE
HYPOCALCAEMIA
HYPOCALCAEMIA
CARERS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Reorganisation of neonatal service in England fails to iron out regional variation in death rates
One in four NHS trusts fail on core hygiene standards in 2007–8
Woman is given go ahead to clarify law on assisted suicide
EU launches plan to tackle mental illness
Dutch doctors make advice on suicide available to public
Psychiatrist admits plagiarism but denies dishonesty
Regulation of alternative medicine faces more delays
GlaxoSmithKline tops the list of companies making drugs accessible to poor countries
Research organisations join forces to develop treatments for neglected diseases
Over 100 000 children in Ethiopia need therapeutic feeding
World food aid plummets as prices of wheat and maize soar
IN BRIEF
Five year survival rate of women whose cancer is detected by screening has risen to 96.4%
Government and BMA may reach compromise on records system
NHS will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2050, junior health minister says
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