BMC Medicine

BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, publishing original research, commentaries and reviews that are either of significant interest to all areas of medicine and clinical practice, or provide key translational or clinical advances in a specific field.

Publisher
BioMed Central

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge

Vaccination against measles should be mandatory for children before they start school in order to prevent future outbreaks of the resurgent disease, according to new analysis released Friday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Susceptibility to disease develops during childhood

The human immune system forms during childhood. The "hygiene hypothesis" provides a widely regarded perspective on this. It postulates that improved hygiene, changes in agriculture and urbanization have caused our immune ...

Neuroscience

Does junk food shrink your brain?

New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccinating children may be cost-effective for tackling flu

Extending flu vaccine administration to UK children may be a cost-effective way to reduce disease burden in the general population, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

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