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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.
Successful solo rock/pop stars are around twice as likely to die early as those in equally famous bands.
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
Nearly nine out of ten clinicians carrying out biomedical research trials believe that trial data should be shared more easily, even though they do express some practical concerns.
Researchers have found that routine general health checks, which have become common practice in some countries, do not reduce the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Doctors who have been on long term sick leave find it hard to return to work because they are overwhelmed with feelings of shame and failure.
Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries.
In a cautionary editorial alongside a related article in today's issue of the British medical journal BMJ, leading experts in health policy and behavioral economics argue that pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes – which financially reward doctors and hospitals for hitting specific, numerical targets in such matters as preventing hospital readmissions or prescribing certain drugs – are likely to do more harm than good.
The rate of stillbirths in England is twice as high among the least well off as it is among the most affluent.
Overdiagnosis poses a significant threat to human health by labeling healthy people as sick and wasting resources on unnecessary care, according to a new study.
- A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).