Evidence shows that epidural steroid is effective in sciatica
Editorial on treating sciatica was fundamentally flawed
Algorithm for investigating focal liver lesions doesn't apply to patients at high risk of hepatocellular carcinoma
Biopsy is not appropriate for incidentally detected liver lesions
Authors' reply to Aspinall and Dunne and colleagues
Author's reply to Bernard and Grayson
Ice in the mouth for epistaxis
Opportunity to discuss voluntary family planning was missed in spotlight on climate change
Wake up and smell the coffee
Identify hearing impairment and take action
Don't let misinformation derail the trachoma elimination programme
Invest now in adaptive strategies to cope with weather instability
Authors' reply to Solomon writing on behalf of 18 others
US specialties list five tests and treatments that doctors and patients can safely avoid
Dentists can help detect alcohol misuse, say surgeons
In brief
Women who accused GP of sexual molestation may have colluded against him
UK to spend £250m on proton beam treatment despite no appraisal by NICE
Risk register should have been published to inform public debate on a national institution, rights tribunal says
Herbal medicine might be responsible for high incidence of urinary tract cancer
Wellcome Trust backs campaign for open access to research
Superficial spreading melanoma
Fever and rash in a returning traveller
Cluster headache
Innocent tumours
The Normal Child
Non-parametric statistical tests for two related groups: numerical data
Antibiotic drug research and development
Investigation discovers fraud in more than half of first tranche of psychologist's research papers
Exploring the physiology of elite athletes
All you need to read in the other general journals
Lister and the reputation robbing historians
Number of people with dementia will reach 65.7 million by 2030, says report
Mathematics is bad for you: population risk reduction medicalises us all
The Economist
Vincent “Ċensu” Tabone
How will the US Supreme Court rule on health reform?
Top adviser at the European Medicines Agency quits suddenly
Research bodies try to strengthen the integrity of UK research
Developing a strategy for the management of rare diseases
A woman with generalised weakness, hypokalaemia, and metabolic acidosis
Back to basics with the three Rs
Care of IBD patients compromised by poor communication between primary and secondary care
Special support is offered to dementia sufferers in Scotland
Study on metal-on-metal hip implants was halted a year before UK regulator banned their use
National imperatives could override local priorities of health and wellbeing boards, survey indicates