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Tuesday 20th November 2018

Why we shouldn’t use the term “illegal migrant”

Words have consequences, especially in situations where strong emotions, as well as social and political conflicts, are endemic. Raj Bhopal’s rapid response in The BMJ, in which he objected to the...

GMC checks 3000 doctors’ credentials after fraudulent psychiatrist practised for 23 years

The General Medical Council is urgently reviewing the qualifications of around 3000 doctors after it emerged that a psychiatrist was able to practise for 23 years in the UK with fraudulent...

FDA announces crackdown on e-cigarettes in bid to reduce teenage vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tabled new regulations1 that will make it harder to buy e-cigarettes, the flavoured liquids within them, and menthol versions of traditional...

Monitoring glycaemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus

What you need to knowBe aware of the factors that give rise to a lower, or higher than expected haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)Discordant HbA1c and glucose results may identify underlying pathology such as a...

Sixty seconds on . . . reverse mentoring

Sounds a bit dryHold your horses. The act of flipping traditional roles so that the more junior person acts as mentor to the senior person is gaining traction. It’s been described as a “social...

Austerity in the UK: rising poverty threatens stability and health

Austerity policies in the UK have unnecessarily inflicted “great misery” on people living in poverty, but ministers are in a state of denial and are “happy with the way in which things are playing...

GP at Hand: patient eligibility restrictions are lifted after NHS review

Babylon’s GP at Hand service is to remove its current clinical restrictions on which patients can use it, after a review by NHS England.The service, which launched in November 2017, had been accused...

Person centred care that includes antipsychotic review reduces agitation in dementia patients, finds study

Using a person centred care programme that includes a review of the use of antipsychotics significantly reduced agitation in patients with dementia living in care homes, a UK study showed,1 which...

Monday 19th November 2018

Referring patients with suspected oral cancer to dentists may delay diagnosis, say GPs

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance that GPs should refer patients suspected of having oral cancer to a dentist may delay diagnosis, researchers have warned.1The...

Acceptable, tolerable, manageable - but not to patients. How drug trials report harms.

You’ll have read in a clinical trial “Most patients had an acceptable adverse-event profile.” Or that a drug “has a manageable and mostly reversible safety profile.” And that “the tolerability was good overall.” In this podcast, Bishal Gyawali (@oncology_bg) joins us to describe what events those terms were actually describing in cancer drug...

Margaret Becklake: internationally renowned epidemiologist and respiratory medicine specialist

bmj;363/nov19_5/k4894/FAF1faMargot BecklakeMargaret Becklake (mostly known as Margot) dedicated six decades of her life to ensuring that others could breathe easily. She undertook international...

Over half of anaesthetists have nowhere to rest during or after a shift, survey finds

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the BMA are calling on the health secretary for England to ensure that all healthcare staff have access to high quality rest facilities.The call comes after a...

Guidelines should include treatment burden on ability to work

Dobler and colleagues rightly point out that clinical practice guidelines should incorporate information on treatment burden to enable patients to make informed decisions about treatments.1 For...

Social prescribing: coffee mornings, singing groups, and dance lessons on the NHS

“Dance lessons for the lonely on NHS,” led the Daily Mail in October.1 “GPs should prescribe hobbies like ballroom dancing, gardening and art classes to millions of people, because it is often better...

Study raises hopes of minimising risk of life threatening peanut allergy reactions

Children and young people with peanut allergy exposed to gradually increasing doses of peanut allergen were then able to ingest far higher doses of peanut protein, a randomised trial has found.The...

Sunday 18th November 2018

Noise pollution in hospitals

Noise in hospitals is a common grievance among patients, families, and staff.1 In the US, “quietness of hospital environment” is among the lowest scoring items on patient surveys.2 In the UK, 40% of...

Friday 16th November 2018

Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce risk of premature birth, finds Cochrane review

An increased intake of omega 3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy can reduce the risk of premature births, a new Cochrane review1 has found.Researchers looked at 70...

Brexit: Doctors must speak up about risks to patients, says BMA chair

Doctors have a “duty” to speak up about the risks that Brexit poses to patients, the BMA has said.Chaand Nagpaul, the association’s chair of council, said that the UK’s departure from the EU might...

Abortion: US global gag rule is having “chilling effect” on sexual health service providers

Fear and confusion over the United States’ “global gag rule” on abortion has led to self censorship and over-implementation of the policy, experts on sexual and reproductive health and rights have...

Government must guarantee EU doctors’ rights after Brexit, says BMA

The BMA has urged the government to formally guarantee the rights of European citizens in the event of the UK leaving the EU without an agreement next March, after a poll of doctors from other...

Medical cannabis in the UK

Do patients have the right to medicate themselves, or should they be punished for doing so? Should their doctors work with them to decide on the best treatment, or does the government know best?...

Talk evidence - Vitamin D, Oxygen and ethics

Welcome to this, trial run, of a new kind of BMJ podcast - here we’re going to be focusing on all things EBM. Duncan Jarvies, Helen Macdonald and Carl Heneghan - and occasional guests- will be back every month to discuss what's been happening in the world of evidence. We'll bring you our Verdict on what you should start or stop doing, geek out...

Ian Forgacs: flamboyant and modernising president of the British Society of Gastroenterology

bmj;363/nov16_1/k4855/FAF1faIan ForgacsCredit: Helen ForgacsThose at the 2016 awayday of the British Gastroenterology Society (BSG) did not expect Hamlet’s soliloquy to be on the agenda. But Ian...

Thursday 15th November 2018

Cuba pulls more than 8000 doctors out of Brazil after qualifications are questioned

Cuba has said that it will bring more than 8000 doctors back from Brazil after that country’s president elect, Jair Bolsonaro, made comments that Cuba’s health ministry called “contemptuous and...

Pfizer could owe NHS {pound}500m for extending pregabalin patent for pain

The UK Supreme Court has thrown out an appeal by the drug company Pfizer over its blockbuster drug pregabalin (Lyrica).The court’s ruling that Pfizer’s subsidiary Warner-Lambert was not entitled to a...


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