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#British Medical Journal

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'
# The Tiers
# The Tiers

UK medical journals tell British government relaxing restrictions for Christmas could 'cost many lives'

Dec 15th 2020, 12:56 PM 44,641 Views 8 Comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has also expressed concerns over the five-day “Christmas window”.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests
# Study
# Study

Women who are pregnant or trying for a baby should avoid caffeine altogether, research suggests

Aug 25th 2020, 8:43 AM 25,717 Views 40 Comments

The current guidelines from the HSE suggest that pregnant women drink no more than 200mg of caffeine per day.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 13 December, 2018

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

There's a higher risk of having a heart attack on Christmas Eve - study

Dec 13th 2018, 6:05 PM 15,770 Views 18 Comments

The risk is also higher during New Years’ Day and Midsummer holidays, and on Monday mornings.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
# Warning
# Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

Jan 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 58,059 Views 21 Comments

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials
# Animal Testing
# Animal Testing

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

Jan 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,274 Views 16 Comments

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

# british-medical-journal - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks

Jan 6th 2018, 7:45 AM 43,858 Views 24 Comments

The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.

# british-medical-journal - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned
# Spinal Injuries
# Spinal Injuries

Pressure mounts on rugby chiefs as academics call for school scrums to be banned

Sep 30th 2017, 9:15 AM 11,886 Views 47 Comments

A leading expert says young people are at greater risk of concussion and brain injury.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools
# Debate
From The42
# Debate

World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools

Sep 26th 2017, 5:44 PM 7,495 Views 38 Comments

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course
# New Research
# New Research

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Jul 27th 2017, 12:35 PM 16,673 Views 21 Comments

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'
# Abortion Pills
# Abortion Pills

Abortion: 95% of Irish women who used pills to end pregnancy 'didn't need surgical intervention'

May 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 20,992 Views 143 Comments

Study from the British Medical Journal say the pills offer ‘an alternative to unsafe methods’

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'
# Landmark Review
# Landmark Review

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

Apr 26th 2017, 7:40 AM 54,586 Views 63 Comments

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox
# Warning
# Warning

Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox

Jan 4th 2017, 12:51 PM 20,392 Views 50 Comments

The woman collapsed and suffered a seizure after consuming a number of herbal medicines, including valerian root.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula
# Dodgy Research
# Dodgy Research

Medical journal retracts major study into benefits of baby formula

Oct 29th 2015, 6:07 AM 26,303 Views 28 Comments

The 1989 paper had been at the centre of a high-profile libel case earlier this year.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot
# Graphic
# Graphic

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot

Sep 23rd 2015, 3:55 PM 27,989 Views 56 Comments

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that
# Matters Of The Heart
# Matters Of The Heart

Heart attacks are hard to diagnose in women, but this test could change that

Jan 21st 2015, 7:15 AM 12,014 Views 4 Comments

It has proved to be twice as effective when compared with previous methods.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'
# Saying Goodbye
# Saying Goodbye

Doctor criticised after saying cancer is 'the best way to die'

Jan 1st 2015, 9:20 PM 43,045 Views 148 Comments

Robert Smith recognised his comments represented “a romantic view of dying”.

# british-medical-journal - Monday 14 July, 2014

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Jul 14th 2014, 3:15 PM 25,892 Views 21 Comments

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are
# Stop Smoking
# Stop Smoking

Think e-cigarettes are harmful? 37% of Irish people believe they are

Jun 17th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,432 Views 59 Comments

About 29.3 million adults across the 27 countries have tried e-cigarettes.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer
# Diet
# Diet

Eating too much red meat could increase your risk of breast cancer

Jun 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,553 Views 23 Comments

A new study looks at diet in early adulthood, while previous research had focused on diet later in life.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Barca success caused a baby boom: study
# Correlation
From The42
# Correlation

Barca success caused a baby boom: study

Dec 18th 2013, 12:05 AM 4,713 Views 4 Comments

Some media have said the birth rate in Catalonia rose by an astonishing 45 percent nine months after a dramatic semi-final.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis
# Suicide
# Suicide

Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis

Sep 18th 2013, 11:20 AM 2,049 Views 8 Comments

There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.

# british-medical-journal - Thursday 16 August, 2012

One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month
# Suicide
# Suicide

One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month

Aug 16th 2012, 9:07 AM 7,190 Views 49 Comments

New Irish study raises concern over 15- to 17-year-old age group while British study links recession and unemployment to rise in overall suicide rate.

# british-medical-journal - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research
# Sunbeds
# Sunbeds

794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research

Jul 25th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,227 Views 23 Comments

Women account for most of the melanoma cases related to sunbeds, according to the British Medical Journal.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'
# Health
# Health

Sleeping tablets 'increase risk of cancer and death'

Feb 28th 2012, 8:18 AM 3,344 Views 9 Comments

A new study in the British Medical Journal found that the tablets could have caused more than 300,000 deaths in the United States alone.

# british-medical-journal - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital
# Health
# Health

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 892 Views 12 Comments

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

# british-medical-journal - Friday 8 April, 2011

Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows
# Booze
# Booze

Alcohol linked to cancer, new study shows

Apr 8th 2011, 8:28 AM 908 Views 0 Comments

Study shows that 10 per cent of cancers in men and 3 per cent of cancers in women are caused by drinking alcohol, particularly when people drink above the current recommended limits.