British Medical Journal (BMJ)
In 2010, researchers from Lund University reported that 60 percent of all anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions could be avoided in favor of rehabilitation. The results made waves around the world, and were met with ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A 2011 warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) left many patients and physicians with more questions than answers. Now an analysis of the medical records of ...
Medications Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A physiotherapy service based on initial telephone assessment has the ability to provide faster access to the service and cut waiting times, a study published today in BMJ suggests.
Health Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study exploring women's responses to being told about overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening, most women felt the information was important and could enable them to make choices.
Cancer Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
An article from John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Kings Fund, published on BMJ website today brings attention to the rising amount of those expected to live to 100 and asks where it will end.
Health Jan 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Antidepressant prescriptions in the UK have increased by 9.6% in 2011, to 46 million prescriptions. Does this reflect overmedicalisation or appropriate treatment? Two experts debate the issue on BMJ website today.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Reducing sugar intake has a small but significant effect on body weight in adults, finds a paper published on BMJ website today.
Health Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) and venous thromboembolism (blood clots) during the first trimester of pregnancy, a study published ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Breast and colorectal cancer screening should be targeted towards patients with a life expectancy greater than 10 years: for any shorter life expectancy the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits, concludes a study published ...
Cancer Jan 08, 2013 | 2 / 5 (2) | 0
Patients who take a triple combination of blood pressure drugs and common painkillers are at an increased risk of serious kidney problems, especially at the start of treatment, finds a study published in BMJ today.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Male deaths from all-causes, but particularly cardiovascular and respiratory disease, could be significantly reduced with a decrease in biomass smoke (smoke produced by domestic cooking and heating and woodland fires), a ...
Health Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
A special report published by the BMJ today finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and co ...
Cancer Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Branch retinal vein occlusion – blockage of the blood vessels that channel blood from the retina – is a common eye disease. A type of blood clot in the eye, the disease causes reduced vision, and people with the disease ...
Ophthalmology Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Relatives of family members diagnosed with cancer are still at risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came at an older age, suggests a paper published on BMJ website today.
Cancer Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Half of the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect, according to a major new study published in the British Medical Journal.
Medications Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |