Latest BMC journals Stories

2009-09-24 07:21:39

Whether from heaving, twisting, bending or bad lifting postures, it's well known that caring for the sick or elderly can lead to back pain.

2009-09-22 09:58:28

The SwitchTM program, 'Switch what you Do, View, and Chew', has been shown to be capable of promoting children's fruit and vegetable consumption and lowering 'screen time'.

2009-09-22 09:07:20

Virtually anyone has the skills to safely insert a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to keep a patient's airway open during resuscitation, and medical expertise isn't required – perhaps just a familiarity with ER, House or Grey's Anatomy.

2009-09-18 08:18:54

Sixty percent of the causes of unintended incidents in the emergency department that could have compromised patient safety are related to human failures, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine.

2009-09-17 07:51:19

'Gut feelings' experienced by GPs play a substantial role in their diagnostic reasoning process, but always in combination with analytical reasoning.

2009-09-16 07:38:36

Zits, pimples, bumps and blemishes are a young person's worst nightmare.

2009-09-15 07:47:24

Is it better to treat someone with kid gloves or to treat them carefully? Researchers in Italy have investigated how the brain recognizes that the first phrase means the same as the second.

2009-09-11 09:47:10

A breed of pea seeds has been created that contains antibodies against coccidiosis, a disease caused by a parasite that attacks chickens.

2009-09-11 09:38:04

Previous research has shown that low self-esteem and emotional problems are found in people who are overweight or obese– but not which influences which.

2009-09-09 09:36:15

Identifying a face can be difficult when that face is shown for only a fraction of a second.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.