Latest BMJ Stories

Parents Of Those Who’ve Lost Children Die Earlier
2011-09-08 08:52:00

Increased mortality in parents bereaved in the first year of a their child's life.

2011-05-13 00:00:31

Isabel Healthcare and the BMJ Group will offer a fully integrated version of their class leading decision support products for clinicians.

2011-02-24 20:48:26

Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind.

2011-01-28 11:00:00

The 'smug marrieds' may have good reason to feel pleased with themselves as experts today confirm that long-term committed relationships are good for mental and physical health and this benefit increases over time.

2011-01-25 08:30:00

Famous composer Frederic Chopin, who experienced regular hallucinations during his lifetime, most likely experienced those visions because he suffered from a form of epilepsy.

2011-01-19 14:01:42

A series of denials and a failure to formally investigate allegations of misconduct in Andrew Wakefield's MMR research meant the public was misled about the credibility of the paper for six years.

2010-12-11 00:19:48

A study in the BMJ's Christmas issue published on bmj.com today confirms that there is no need for doctors to fear red heads.

2010-11-18 13:57:06

Several leading medical journals have come together to urge health professionals everywhere to put health at the heart of climate change negotiations.

2010-10-29 09:45:00

Changing clocks to allow for more daylight hours during the afternoon could make people happier and healthier, and it could even help save the planet.

2010-10-27 14:07:35

Journals need to develop policies to handle the inevitable competing interests that arise when they publish papers that may bring them reprint revenue or increase their impact factors.

Word of the Day
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.