» Flawed evidence underpins approval of new cancer drugs
18/09/19 22:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Cancer drugs are at the coalface of current tensions between commercial and public health interests in medicine because of high prices and expedited market approvals. The aim of faster approvals is...

» Design characteristics, risk of bias, and reporting of randomised controlled trials supporting approvals of cancer drugs by European Medicines Agency, 2014-16: cross sectional analysis
18/09/19 22:30 from Latest headlines from BMJ
AbstractObjectiveTo examine the design characteristics, risk of bias, and reporting adequacy of pivotal randomised controlled trials of cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency...

» Regulation of physician associates: GMC is the best fit
18/09/19 16:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Physician associates should, of course, be regulated, as should all staff in close contact with patients.1 They work with and for doctors, performing medical roles and freeing doctors to focus on...

» Walter Sefton Suffern
18/09/19 16:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep18_8/l5618/FAF1faWalter Sefton Suffern was born in Belfast and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University Medical School. He spent six months as a house physician at St James’s...

» Mian Allahdin
18/09/19 16:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep18_7/l5617/FAF1faMian Allahdin was born in the village of Mukhad in Pakistan and was passionate about becoming a doctor from an early age. He pursued his medical career in Pakistan and...

» Paul Leslie Gordon Townsend
18/09/19 15:51 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep18_6/l5611/FAF1faPaul Leslie Gordon Townsend was one of the fathers of reconstructive microsurgery nationally and internationally. He was born in Hendon and grew up in Radlett in...

» David Oliver: {pound}25m for hospices won’t go far
18/09/19 08:51 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Last month the prime minister pledged a one-off payment of £25m (€28m; $31m) to boost hospices and palliative care services.1 Boris Johnson’s words were warm and supportive, hinting at more money...

» Physical Fitness Training in Patients with Subacute Stroke (PHYS-STROKE): multicentre, randomised controlled, endpoint blinded trial
18/09/19 08:46 from Latest headlines from BMJ
AbstractObjectiveTo determine the safety and efficacy of aerobic exercise on activities of daily living in the subacute phase after stroke.DesignMulticentre, randomised controlled, endpoint blinded...

» Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
18/09/19 08:45 from Latest headlines from BMJ
What you need to knowEhlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are inherited connective tissue disorders with variable severity; features include skin fragility, joint hypermobility, and rupture of blood vessels...

» Toxicologists investigate cases of hand deformities in German babies
17/09/19 16:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Embryo toxicologists at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin have been asked to investigate the recent cases of three babies who were born with a deformed hand at the same hospital in...

» Vaccination uptake: access is still biggest barrier, experts warn
17/09/19 16:16 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Lack of access is still the main factor hindering vaccine coverage and must not be overlooked in the fight to increase uptake. This was the message delivered at the first ever global vaccine summit,...

» Cancer survivor swims channel four times non-stop
17/09/19 16:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep17_12/l5604/FAF1faPASarah Thomas, 37, an open water ultra-marathon swimmer, has become the first person to swim the English Channel four times in a row non-stop. She swam for more than 54...

» Are e-cigarettes killing people in the US?
17/09/19 13:51 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep17_10/l5591/FAF1faUntil recently everything was going great for the e-cigarette industry in the US: its products were increasingly used by adult cigarette smokers to help them quit...

» David Sanders: worked with African liberation movements and governments in primary healthcare and child health and nutrition
17/09/19 13:50 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;366/sep17_11/l5580/FAF1faCredit: Louis Reynold: International People’s Health Movement People’s Health University in Kisumu, KenyaIn 2010 in Kisumu, Kenya, David Sanders was outside enjoying a...

» MPs call for inquiry into troubled urology unit after whistleblower publishes book
17/09/19 12:41 from Latest headlines from BMJ
MPs are pressing England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, for an inquiry into urology services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust after a whistleblowing urologist lifted...

» NHS England explores funding options for cystic fibrosis drug
17/09/19 10:51 from Latest headlines from BMJ
NHS England is “committed to exploring and developing alternative routes” to enable people with cystic fibrosis to access Orkambi (ivacaftor-lumacaftor) on the NHS if Vertex, the US company that...

» Matt Morgan: When bullet points miss the heart
17/09/19 10:50 from Latest headlines from BMJ
My phone screen flashes as another email arrives. A solid block of justified text, dense and impenetrable, fills the screen, and my heart sinks. Even though its content is valuable, it’s hard work...

» Helen Salisbury: A hostile environment in the NHS
17/09/19 10:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
A temporary resident recently attended our practice after coughing up blood. The likely cause was pneumonia, but tuberculosis and malignancy were on the list of differential diagnoses. My colleague...

» U=U is a blessing: but only for patients with access to HIV treatment: an essay by Tamas Bereczky
17/09/19 10:25 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The U=U campaign (undetectable means untransmittable, see box) seeks to publicise the science that shows that people with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV.1 But my limited enthusiasm...

» Promoting physical activity to patients
17/09/19 10:25 from Latest headlines from BMJ
What you need to knowBenefits to health start at just 30 minutes of physical activity a week, but more than a quarter of UK adults fail to achieve thisPhysical activity can reduce all cause mortality...

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