Margaret McCartney: Singing the praises of evidence
Converting an odds ratio to a range of plausible relative risks for better communication of research findings
Rise of the federation: how GPs are meeting the challenge of competition
Surgeon wins fight to decide how much to tell patients about his previous infection
Family and charities demand investigations after death of egg donor
FDA panel recommends DNA test as first line cervical cancer screening test
Emotional motivators help to increase handwashing with soap, Indian study finds
Report clarifies who is responsible for obesity services in England
UK survey confirms link between deprivation and smoking
US bill would force FDA to withdraw approval of new pain drug Zohydro
The lives of others
Martin Barratt
The joy of cochlear implants
Omega 3 supplements do not reduce cardiovascular risk in elderly
Omega 3 supplements do not reduce cardiovascular risk in elderly
US colon cancer rate dropped 30% among over 50s in past decade
GSK is to employ doctors to speak about its drugs
Simvastatin shows promise in treating progressive multiple sclerosis, study finds
Study claiming Tamiflu saved lives was based on “flawed” analysis
Fried food consumption, genetic risk, and body mass index: gene-diet interaction analysis in three US cohort studies
Antidepressant efficacy of agomelatine: meta-analysis of published and unpublished studies
Obesity, genetic risk, and environment
David Owen: a case of innate hubris?
Effect of anxiolytic and hypnotic drug prescriptions on mortality hazards: retrospective cohort study
India should worry about underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis of coeliac disease
A 21st century nosocomial issue with endoscopes
Periorbital eczema herpeticum
Improving use of opioid analgesics in India
NHS sight tests include unevaluated screening examinations that lead to waste
J Barbosa and colleagues reply to Diana N J Lockwood and colleagues
NICE uses wrong comparator to assess cost effectiveness of new drugs, report says
How DNA methylation can affect mortality and other stories…
Headache may be caused by activation of 5-HT2A receptors in serotonin toxicity
Prolonged postoperative pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem
Long term opioid use in 3.1% of patients after surgery may be appropriate
Fibromyalgia: an unhelpful diagnosis for patients and doctors
Let's stop consenting patients
The programme: explicit detail on protocols and safeguards is needed
Training doctors to respond to domestic violence: more than just communication skills
In brief
Management of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: summary of updated NICE guidance
Evidence does not support guidelines on saturated fat, researchers say
Revolutionising management of chronic disease: the ParkinsonNet approach
Diana Mary Brinkley
Malcolm Edward Jones
James Wilson Fleming
Madeleine Sharp
Albert Stuart Carey
Jennifer Dixon: Not shy about public health
Independent Commission on Whole Person Care for the UK Labour Party
Does agomelatine have a place in the treatment of depression?
A complicated case of diarrhoea
John Michael Challinor
Androgen deprivation therapy is ineffective for early prostate cancer, US study shows
Magnetic resonance renal angiogram reconstruction post-gadolinium: coronal view
Young commuters are most keen to choose an out of area GP
Chewing the fat
Nearly half of Americans believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, survey finds
Work and mental health in the UK
Harry Burns: the man who shifted Scotland's thinking on health
NHS staff posted online patient reviews
Need for accountability should not result in “toxic” blame culture in NHS, conference hears
Budget cuts to alcohol prices will fail patients, say critics
The health exchange reckoning
Former police doctor is suspended after a death in custody
Nearly half of over 40s in US would be candidates for statins under new guidance
Neuropathic pain: mechanisms and their clinical implications