Olympic dreams
Sudden cardiac death in young athletes
Imported malaria in the UK
Genetic engineering in athletes
Antipsychotics for people with dementia
Enhancing the quality and transparency of health research
BODY PIERCING IN ENGLAND : Health and regulation issues for body piercing
BODY PIERCING IN ENGLAND : Double standards in obtaining consent for piercings
EMERGENCY ANAPHYLAXIS : Role of α agonists in treating anaphylaxis
NICE ON REFEEDING SYNDROME : Attitudes to NICE guidance on refeeding syndrome
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES : Surgeons have held conferences in Second life
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES : Virtual congress of general practice is thriving
NHS AND PRIVATE MONEY : National cancer director responds on top-up payments
NICE recommendations have had little effect on multiple sclerosis services five years on
Junior doctors’ desire to practise falls in first year of training
Internet crawler uses new information sources to track disease outbreaks
Project seeks to improve dancers’ health
Southall cleared of conducting trial without parents’ consent
Lords decide against presumed consent for organ donation
Portraits highlight women’s contribution to surgery
IN BRIEF
German watchdog investigates drug companies’ online education courses
Legitimise Sydney’s injecting centre, says departing director
Pfizer stops funding education run by for-profit companies
Un warns of millions at risk of starvation in Ethiopia and Somalia
BMA chairman denies reports that he opposes copayments
“Darzi palaces” are being introduced in England without proper local consultation, say doctors
Market reforms have failed to deliver better health
BMA calls for ban on smoking images that “keep the habit cool” among children
ALL YOU NEED TO READ IN THE OTHER GENERAL JOURNALS
Should geriatric medicine remain a specialty?
HOW CLEAN IS YOUR WATER?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T—find out what it means
RESEARCH
FROM THE BLOGS http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
BMJ VIDEO: Interview with Lord Darzi
Globalisation of anti-doping: the reverse side of the medal
Cardiovascular evaluation, including resting and exercise electrocardiography, before participation in competitive sports: cross sectional study
Association between muscular strength and mortality in men: prospective cohort study
Neuromuscular training and the risk of leg injuries in female floorball players: cluster randomised controlled study
Secular decline in mortality from coronary heart disease in adults with diabetes mellitus: cohort study
Imported malaria and high risk groups: observational study using UK surveillance data 1987–2006
Ageing joints
Management of breast cancer—Part I
Investigating occult gastrointestinal haemorrhage
The carbon footprint of specialty training in general surgery
Setting research priorities: a layman’s experience
The need for speed: the marketing of amphetamines
Medicine’s living death
A real country herbalist
The neurotic heart
The Lives of a Cell
Paul Louis Tessier
William Atchison Boyd
Lisa Joan Fook
Edmund Frederick Griffith
Peter Jespersen Lyne
Alexander Maitland Rennie
Anthony Reynold Lucius Weekes
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