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High death risk among young people in hospital with diabetes
Young people admitted to hospital for diabetes have an increased risk of death in the following three years, not only from natural causes but also from suicide, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-25)

Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic)
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week -- reveals research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2017-01-16)

Should we rename low-risk cancers?
Should we rename low-risk ('indolent') cancers in a bid to reduce anxiety and harm from unnecessary investigation and treatment? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)

The BMJ launches special collection on research for health in the Americas
The BMJ is launching a special collection of articles that will explore how research can drive effective and efficient health systems across the Americas. (2018-07-16)

Women want to be asked about domestic violence
Doctors may be able to identify women who experience domestic violence by asking them if they are afraid of their partner, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-31)

Dietary fat not linked to risk of stroke
Unlike heart disease, dietary fat does not seem to be associated with risk of stroke, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-10-02)

College best option for young people during times of high unemployment
From a health perspective, going to college is the best option for young people during times of mass unemployment, says a senior researcher in an editorial published on bmj.com today. (2009-03-10)

Case for assisted dying 'stronger than ever' says The BMJ
A series of articles published by The BMJ today, explore the debate around assisted dying, in which, subject to safeguards, terminally ill people who are near to death, suffering, and of sound mind, could ask for drugs that they would take to end their lives. (2018-02-07)

One in 10 stroke survivors need more help with taking medication, study finds
Over a half of stroke patients require a degree of help with taking medicine and a sizeable minority say they do not receive as much assistance as they need, according a study published today in the journal BMJ Open. (2018-03-11)

Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka
Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a new study published in BMJ Open. (2019-03-29)

Migraine as a risk marker for stroke and heart attack
A team of researchers led by Professor Tobias Kurth, Head of the Institute of Public Health at Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an analysis of data collected as part of the US-based Nurses' Health Study II, and have been published in the British Medical Journal. (2016-06-14)

From publication bias to lost in information
From publication bias to lost in information In BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, IQWiG researchers call for a central, public and worldwide portal for clinical trials (2020-12-11)

Suicide rates in the developing world are grossly under-reported
Reported suicide rates for developing countries are misleading, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-05-22)

Cannabis use doubles chances of vehicle crash
Drivers who consume cannabis within three hours of driving are nearly twice as likely to cause a vehicle collision as those who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol claims a paper published today on bmj.com. (2012-02-09)

Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery
Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of stroke and readmission to hospital, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-01-10)

Better air quality standards in China could save 3 million early deaths each year
Adopting and enforcing tighter air quality standards in China could save three million premature deaths each year and may bring about tremendous public health benefits, say experts in The BMJ today. (2017-03-14)

New clinical trial using water to treat polycystic kidney disease
A cheap, safe and effective treatment to polycystic kidney disease may soon be available, thanks to a new national clinical out of Westmead, Australia, which is trialing water to treat the disease. (2018-01-28)

Seeing the same doctor is a matter of life and death
The first ever systematic review of the relationship between death rates and continuity of care concludes that seeing the same doctor over time is lined to lower mortality rates. (2018-06-28)

Women catching up with men in alcohol consumption and its associated harms
Women are catching up with men in terms of their alcohol consumption and its impact on their health, finds an analysis of the available international evidence, spanning over a century and published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2016-10-24)

Wide variability in coroner decision-making around investigating deaths
Coroners in England and Wales don't seem able to agree on what caused a person's death or whether the death merits an inquest or not -- despite being faced with identical case information -- reveals a small study published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. (2017-04-10)

The digital doctor's visit: Enormous potential benefits with equally big risk
One out of at least 10 patients records doctors' visits, usually on a cell phone, Apple recently released a new Health Records feature built into the Health app as part of iOS 11.3. No longer a wave of the future, Dartmouth Institute researchers, and their patient co-author, analyze the benefits of digital recordings of healthcare visits, the need to create a new model of health data ownership, and potential cybersecurity threats (2018-05-14)

ECG rhythm and airway management make all the difference during a heart attack
Japan-based research examined a large-scale national registry of cardiac arrest cases to measure the effects of advanced airway management (AAM) on one-month outcomes after patients survived. The deep statistical analysis found that patients not needing electrical defibrillation (based on ECG rhythm) and receiving AAM had better outcomes, such as hospital discharge. The results suggest ECG rhythm is a valuable indicator for deciding on whether to use AAM during cardiac arrest. (2019-03-06)

Is the internet encouraging suicide pacts?
A disturbing new trend in suicide pacts involving strangers meeting over the internet (cybersuicide) is emerging, warns a consultant psychiatrist in this week's BMJ. (2004-12-02)

Biotechnology has failed to live up to its promises
Promises of cheaper and better drugs using biotechnologies have not been met, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2005-10-13)

Link between stress and heart disease may be premature
It has often been claimed that psychological stress is an important cause of heart disease, but a study in this week's BMJ shows that previous research may have been misleading. (2002-05-23)

High levels of daily stress may result in lower risk of breast cancer
High levels of daily stress appear to result in a lower risk of developing breast cancer for the first time, says a study in this week's BMJ. But high stress may put women at risk of other serious illnesses warn the researchers, a team from Denmark. (2005-09-08)

Childhood circumstances linked to health in later life
Poor social circumstances in adulthood have been known for some time to increase heart disease risk but less attention has been paid to earlier life circumstances. A study in this week's BMJ finds that adverse social circumstances in childhood, as well as adulthood, are strongly associated with increased risk of insulin resistance, and other heart disease risk factors. (2002-10-10)

Preventive detention for people with personality disorder is wrong
Government proposals for detaining indefinitely people with dangerous severe personality disorder masquerade as extensions to mental health services but are in fact unethical proposals for preventive detention, says an editorial in this week's BMJ. (1999-10-28)

Should we screen people for depression?
Screening for depression is unlikely to be an effective way to improve the mental wellbeing of the population, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2006-04-27)

Hospitals must be prepared for ransomware attacks
Hospitals need to be prepared for ransomware attacks, warns a doctor in The BMJ today. (2017-05-10)

Patients with type 1 diabetes missing out on glucose devices, finds BMJ investigation
The device, which works via a sensor attached to the skin, has been available on prescription since November 2017. Users can access glucose readings by scanning the sensor with a portable reader or a smartphone app. The reading comes with an arrow that indicates whether glucose is rising or falling. (2018-11-07)

Nuclear weapons continue to pose a serious health risk in Europe
Nuclear weapons in various European countries, particularly Russia, pose a serious threat to health, argues a letter in this week's BMJ. (2005-07-21)

Providing care based on need not ability to pay is the NHS's greatest achievement
'Providing care based on need and free at the point of delivery' has been voted the NHS's greatest achievement in its 70 years by readers of The BMJ. (2018-06-27)

Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now established that, in certain cases, the diagnostic reliability of non-invasive coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography is as good as that of coronary angiography - thereby dispensing with the need for invasive procedures. Results from this research have been published in The BMJ*. (2019-06-25)

Concerns over inconsistent palliative care provision across England
Palliative and end-of-life care are not being considered as core services by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in some parts of England, with a vast degree of variation across different services and regions, reveals an analysis published in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. (2017-02-28)

Rise in stranger homicides not linked to mental illness
Stranger homicides have increased, but this is not the result of homicides committed by mentally ill people and the (2004-03-25)

Could a new UN resolution end doctors' participation in torture?
A new UN resolution has the potential to fight torture and cruelty say experts on bmj.com today. (2010-02-25)

Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreement
Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreements to protect health, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-04)

Screening is 'not effective' in the fight against domestic violence
One in three women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence from a partner. Although domestic violence is associated with a range of adverse health impacts, even after the abuse has ended, it is not easily identified by health care professionals, prompting some countries, notably the United States, to introduce screening programmes in healthcare settings. A new study, published online by the BMJ today [May 13], has found no evidence to support domestic violence screening. (2014-05-12)

Communication problems affect one in four 999 ambulance calls
Communication problems affect more than a quarter of emergency ambulance calls, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-10-04)

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