British Medical Journal
Smoking reduces life expectancy by ten years in Japan, but much of the risk can be avoided by giving up smoking, a paper published on bmj.com today shows.
Addiction Oct 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
Telehealth does not seem to be a cost effective addition to standard support and treatment for patients with long term conditions, finds a study published in the BMJ today.
Health Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Working night shifts might increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer, indicates research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Cancer Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A low calcium diet is associated with a higher risk of developing a common hormone condition in women, known as primary hyperparathyroidism, suggests a study published on BMJ website today.
Health Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
The number of deaths and liver transplants due to paracetamol overdoses has significantly reduced thanks to UK legislation to make pack sizes smaller, a paper published today in BMJ suggests.
Medications Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Eating at least two servings of oily fish a week is moderately but significantly associated with a reduced risk of stroke, finds a study published in British Medical Journal .
Health Oct 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Testing women to see if they are cured of HPV (the virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer) following treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix is more effective and cheaper than cytology testing ...
Cancer Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The midlife wellbeing of both men and women seems to depend on having a wide circle of friends whom they see regularly, finds research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The correct therapeutic dose is important for this commonly used painkiller, say the authors, because it is potentially fatal to give too high a dose; and too low a dose may result in more serious illness.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Aug 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The study supports the notion that smoking bans have public health benefits from early life.
Addiction Feb 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Toothpicks and surgical swabs can wreak havoc in the gut when inadvertently swallowed or left behind after surgery
A woman developed severe blood poisoning (sepsis) and a liver abscess, after inadvertently swallowing a toothpick, which perforated her gullet and lodged in a lobe of her liver, reveals a case published in BMJ Case Reports.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Unhealthy behaviors like being overweight, smoking and heavy drinking explain almost half of the social inequalities in type 2 diabetes, finds a study published in the British Medical Journal today.
Diabetes Aug 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The global "epidemic" of one type of gullet cancer (adenocarcinoma) seems to have started in the UK during the 1950s, sparked by some as yet unknown, but common, factor, suggests research published online in Gut.
Cancer Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Children with disruptive behavioural problems and their parents can benefit from peer led parenting classes, claims a study published today in the British Medical Journal.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today in the British Medical Journal.
Diabetes Mar 16, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |