UK doctors and nurses are routinely using their own smartphones—including apps and messaging systems—for patient care, reveals a survey of frontline staff, published in the online journal BMJ Innovations.
Catching cancers when they are small still makes a difference to survival, even in the current era of more effective therapies, suggests a study of breast cancer patients in The BMJ this week.
Although these findings cannot establish causality, they support extending public health and clinical interventions to reduce secondhand smoke, say the researchers.
There is no strong evidence that the popular smoking cessation drug varenicline is associated with increased risks of suicidal behaviours, criminal offending, transport accidents, traffic-related offences, and psychoses, ...
Over the past 30 years, cancer control measures have led to rising life expectancy in rich populations, but these gains have yet to be seen in poorer populations, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Bullying in teenage years is strongly associated with depression later on in life, suggests new research published in The BMJ this week.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia are calling for medical trial data to be kept in national repositories.
New research has identified an increased risk of brain haemorrhage from the combined use of antidepressant medicines and medicines such as ibuprofen. Should we be worried? Dr Rupert Payne from the Cambridge Centre for Health ...
A plan to tackle "serious flaws in the creation, dissemination and implementation of medical evidence" is set out by experts from The BMJ and Oxford University's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine today, ahead of Evidence ...
Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities in the UK are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new UCL study.