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Gynaecologist at UK’s largest Polish speaking clinic is struck off

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:44
A gynaecologist who worked in private practice at the UK’s largest Polish speaking clinic has been struck off for recklessness and dishonesty.Krystyna Tajchman, who qualified in Poznan in 1980, faced...
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“Independent” reanalysis of landmark starch solutions trial was published by original authors

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:24
Academics who refused calls to share the data underlying their landmark trial that triggered the downfall of starches for fluid resuscitation have announced an “independent reanalysis,” which...
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Revalidation plan could reduce burden on doctors, says BMA

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:06
A plan by the General Medical Council to improve revalidation could make the process less burdensome for doctors, the BMA has said.On 20 July the GMC published a plan1 to implement the...
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Angela Brodie

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:24
bmj;358/jul21_6/j3557/FAF1faAngela Brodie, whose work around aromatase inhibitors transformed the treatment of breast cancer two decades ago, continued her groundbreaking research until a few months...
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NHS to stop funding homeopathy and some drugs in targeted savings drive

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:23
The NHS is to stop funding homeopathy and a host of drugs that patients can buy over the counter as part of a major efficiency savings drive.A public consultation1 launched on 21 July proposes...
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Number of new HIV infections is rising in Russia

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:04
The number of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia rose by 60% between 2010 and 2016, finds a report published by UNAIDS this week.1There were around 190 000 new infections in the...
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A civilised society should enable people to end their life

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:24
Oliver asks: how can we plan for old age if we won’t discuss it honestly?1 A desperate distancing from the uncomfortable fact of our own ageing and mortality feeds a failure to plan for future...
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Dairy consumption, systolic blood pressure, and risk of hypertension

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:23
The authorship of this paper (BMJ 2017;356;j100, doi:10.1136/bmj.j1000, published 16 March 2017) has been amended to group authorship. All members of the group listed at the end of the article were...
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