US Medicare, Medicaid, and nurse practitioners all turn 50
GPs must redesign Health Check programme if they want it to work, conference hears
Use of controversial ACC/AHA guidelines for statin therapy is supported by US studies
Richard Htun Nyunt
Educating future doctors on industry pressure
Independent task force unveils five year plan to overhaul cancer services in England
Margaret McCartney: Hunt's plan will shame patients who need costly drugs
Suspected cancer (part 2—adults): reference tables from updated NICE guidance
Doctors take to Twitter to refute Hunt's claim that NHS has weekday working culture
Nipple discharge
Cognitive decline after heart surgery is uncommon, review finds
Statins for people at low risk
James Leo Gibbons
Timothy Packer
Anthony James Moon
Robert James Terry Jarvis
David Charles Jeremy Bassett
Allan St John Dixon
Antiretroviral therapy for HIV should be started at diagnosis regardless of CD4+ count, study concludes
In brief
India sees 31% fall in open defecation over past 25 years, finds WHO
Government plans inquiry that could mean end of NHS free at point of use
Hospitals send patients home without confirming home situation is adequate, report says
Giovanni Berlinguer
Recruiting 5000 more GPs will be tough, NHS chief tells MPs
Planned Parenthood accuses anti-abortion group of “corporate espionage” for promoting misleading video
Web of industry, advocacy, and academia in the management of osteoporosis
Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction
Birth weight and later life adherence to unhealthy lifestyles in predicting type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study
Perils of weight loss activities
Effectiveness of two year balance training programme on prevention of fall induced injuries in at risk women aged 75-85 living in community: Ossébo randomised controlled trial
Doctors and medical students in India should stop wearing white coats
Institutional blind spot around mental health needs of paediatric patients
Phase I studies: the role of publicly funded academic-healthcare partnerships
Mark Newbold: Resilient, thoughtful, genuine
Need for a proactive and structured approach to risk analysis when designing phase I trials
Dr Foster goes to America
No strong association is found between pioglitazone and bladder cancer
Glitazones are associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's disease
Eradicating H pylori seems to reduce incidence of gastric cancer, review shows
Staff shortages and lack of data continue to blight England's NHS and care regulator
Many US parents have poor understanding of proper antibiotic use, study finds
US poll finds strong support for Medicare and Medicaid
Open defecation is associated with raised risk of preterm birth among Indian women
US Medicare, Medicaid, and nurse practitioners all turn 50
Partnerships: pharma is closer than you think
Sacrospinous hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with suspension of the uterosacral ligaments in women with uterine prolapse stage 2 or higher: multicentre randomised non-inferiority trial
Regulating e-cigarettes to help them realise their potential as an anti-smoking tool
Why we shouldn't normalise the use of e-cigarettes
Improving hospital safety and other stories …
A positive view on e-cigarettes
Author's reply to Brown
The importance of dementia support groups
“Dispersal” of asylum seeking women in UK during pregnancy
The type of e-cigarette affects its usefulness in smoking cessation
Better balance, fewer falls
Changing the way pharmacy only drugs are supplied would be unwise
Evidence for spending millions on deworming schoolchildren is inadequate, report says
Low Commission's recommendations on welfare advice in healthcare settings are welcome
Confronting medicine's flaws
Investment managers back greater transparency of clinical trials
Extra radiation to lymph nodes reduces breast cancer recurrence, studies show
Medicare's procedures for screening doctors are faulty, report says