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Ordering and interpreting ear swabs in otitis externa
A 20 year old man with a high pressure steam burn
“We have met the enemy”
UK drug agency announces review of use of alteplase after stroke
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine backs greater transparency in clinical trials
Cancer Drugs Fund receives boost but will no longer fund “overpriced” drugs
WHO calls for stronger action to reduce health risks from climate change
Only a tenth of pregnant smokers are prescribed nicotine replacement therapy
Likelihood of bladder cancer associated with non-visible haematuria is quantified for first time
Research interests: behind the biological sample
Walking on the tip of a sword
Ian Gibb Bogle
Colin Hemming
Robert Samuel Hornung
Gary Brierley Hughes
George P McNicol
George Sinclair Murray
In brief
Should patients be able to email their general practitioner?
Doctor who stalked glamour model is reinstated
Domiciliary care for smoking related illness costs £1bn a year in England
Diagnosis and management of drug allergy in adults, children and young people: summary of NICE guidance
NICE must do better at summarising and communicating evidence on statins
Effective public health policies are not harder to fund than drugs or advice
Incomplete eyelid disjunction
Consolidated research agenda needed for health economic evaluation in Europe
Incentivised case finding and other stories …
Disappointing progress in public sector whistleblowing
Clifford Mann: Small wooden boxes wanted
The debate on statins must stay in the public domain
Unselective screening for liver disease may not be cost effective
How the West ignores diseases in undeveloped countries
BNF recommends hydroxocobalamin rather than cyanocobalamin for vitamin B12 deficiency
Author's reply to Charkin
Prepublication histories and open peer review at The BMJ
Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B in Canada
No reduction in death rate is seen with bilateral mastectomy, US study finds
Doctors told to seek court orders in good time for expectant mothers who lack capacity
White House calls for “safety stand-down” at US laboratories
One in 10 doctors admits using sunbeds as hospital admissions for skin cancer rise
Soda tax would have greatest effect on childhood obesity, US study finds
Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
Commission sets out funding options for widening eligibility for free social care
GMC drops fresh misconduct charges against GP who ran out-of-hours service
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Failed phlebotomy? Think William Harvey
Diagnostic accuracy of routine antenatal determination of fetal RHD status across gestation: population based cohort study
Pancreatic cancer should be treated as a medical emergency
Anti-RhD prophylaxis for RhD negative pregnant women
How guidelines can fail us
Judging the best of Indian healthcare
WHO report says countries should do more to prevent suicides
US signs contract with ZMapp maker to accelerate development of the Ebola drug
Boy at centre of legal wrangle is expected to be treated in Prague
More health staff are needed to contain Ebola outbreak, warns WHO
GP with 26 years' experience is struck off for “catalogue of deficiencies”
Breast lumps
Renewing the call for clinical ethicists
When I use a word …“Well tolerated” is intolerable
What is a factorial study design?
Regulation of electronic cigarettes
World leaders are ignoring worldwide threat of Ebola, says MSF
WHO review exaggerated dangers of e-cigarettes, say specialists
US healthcare spending is expected to accelerate after recent lull
Servier found to have breached industry code over disclosure of trial results
Too little salt in diet can be as bad as too much, study shows
Liver injury from herbal supplements rises, US study finds