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2014-07-03 11:24:36

BMJ-British Medical Journal It's the right thing to do, and most people want it, say editors The BMJ today calls for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, which is expected to receive its second reading in the House of Lords this month, to eventually become law. In an editorial, Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief, Dr Tony Delamothe, UK editor and Rosamund Snow, patient editor, say "recognition of an individual's right to determine his or her best interests lies at the heart of this...

2014-05-16 23:05:38

Journal added to member benefits as an official journal of the Foundation; NPSF president appointed to journal’s editorial advisory board. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced that BMJ Quality & Safety, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ, will become an official journal of NPSF, effective July 1, 2014. Members of the Foundation’s individual membership...

2014-04-03 08:27:41

Lupus Science & Medicine is launched to provide the latest lupus research and stimulate collaborative efforts to improving the lives of all people affected by lupus WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America and BMJ announced today the launch and publication of the first scientific research articles in Lupus Science & Medicine(TM). Lupus Science & Medicine is a peer reviewed, Open Access, online journal that provides a central point for...

2013-10-08 13:48:58

But doctors in late stages of career six times more likely to be referred for help Just five in every 1000 NHS doctors—less than 1% of the workforce—prompt concerns about their performance every year, sufficient to warrant the need for outside help, indicates an analysis of 11 years of data, published in BMJ Quality & Safety. But doctors in the late stages of their career are six times more likely to be referred for remedial help, the figures show. The findings are based on a...

2013-07-19 14:31:11

Similar trends found in UK, Australia and US Missed diagnoses―particularly of cancer, heart attack, and meningitis―and drug errors make up the bulk of malpractice claims brought against doctors in primary care, finds an analysis of published data in the online journal BMJ Open. The risk of litigation has not been given a great deal of attention in primary care, say the authors. But with most healthcare contacts taking place in primary care, it is...

2013-05-29 09:45:26

Profits from pregnancy: How trusted organizations sell out women to commercial interests Trusted organizations, such as the NHS and some UK royal colleges, profit by selling commercial advertisers access to pregnant women through promotions such as Bounty bags. On bmj.com today, GP Margaret McCartney says these potential conflicts of interests are unacceptable. For example, she describes how a commercial company was offered access to mothers through adverts and editorial content in...

2013-01-09 12:30:05

BMJ Editor says all trials must be registered and the results published A special report published by the BMJ today finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and concerns that it may do more harm than good. Although not recommended for routine use in England, it has become the standard care for melanoma patients in several countries including the United...

2012-12-20 14:01:56

Those dying of drug/alcohol misuse significantly more likely to have had difficult childhood Successful solo rock/pop stars are around twice as likely to die early as those in equally famous bands, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. And those who died of drug and alcohol problems were more likely to have had a difficult or abusive childhood than those dying of other causes, the findings showed. The authors included 1489 North American and European rock and...

2012-12-19 05:01:02

Creator of popular virtual medical iPhone app MyBloodWorks comments on new study published in the journal BMJ, and encourages pregnant women to discuss hypertension monitoring and management with their physician. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Glen Ogle, creator of the virtual medical app MyBloodWorks, is encouraging pregnant women to talk to their doctor about a recent study published in the journal BMJ, which suggests that women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy may be at a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.