Hospital visit for chest pain not always necessary

In the Netherlands, ambulances transport about 200,000 people with chest pain to Emergency Departments (ED) every year. However, up to 90% of these people don't have an acute coronary syndrome.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Where do reproductive-age women receive preventive health care?

While preventive health care is usually associated with primary care providers, a majority of office visits for preventive services among reproductive-age women happened with obstetrician-gynecologists (OB-GYNs), a University ...


How many free hot drinks and biscuits are excessive?

When free hot drinks and biscuits are on offer to health care staff, how much is reasonable to take before it's deemed "excessive" consumption, ask researchers in the Christmas issue of The BMJ?


GPs don't give useful weight-loss advice—new study

The advice general practitioners give to patients with obesity in the UK was found to be "highly varied, superficial and often lacked an apparent evidence base," according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

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