British Medical Journal

The Great Statin Con?

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

It is these industry sponsored studies that have resulted in the prescription of statins to tens of millions of healthy people worldwide driving a multi-billion dollar industry... It's instructive to note that the drug company, Pfizer's own patient leaflet states "common side-effects that may affect up to one in 10 patients include sore throat, nausea, digestive problems, muscle and joint pain."

Jeremy Hunt's 6,000 NHS 'Weekend Deaths' Claim Rubbished By British Medical Journal

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is either guilty of either “extreme political arrogance” or moves to “destabilise the NHS” by claiming 6,000 excess NHS deaths a y...

Jeremy Hunt In Fresh Junior Doctors 'Spin' Row

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt is facing a fresh ‘spin’ row after it emerged he used unverified and unpublished research to blame junior doctors for weekend deaths i...

Doctors Strike Will Not Lead To Patient Deaths, According to BMJ

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

Ahead of next month’s planned industrial action by British doctors, the British Medical Journal has published research that suggests patient fatalit...

Dodgy Batches Of Cocaine Are Causing People's Skin To Rot

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: this story contains graphic images Dodgy batches of cocaine containing a medicine that causes people's skin to rot are believed to make up...

'Cancer Is The Best Way To Die, Stop Trying So Hard To Cure It'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK

We should stop "wasting billions" trying to cure cancer because it is "the best way to die". That is the view of a leading doctor and former editor...

Have Scientists Found Time Travellers On The Web?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

Think 'science experiment' and you'll probably imagine sombre looking men and women in white lab coats peering into microscopes. Or a wild-haired prof...

Is the Choice to Be Killed the Same as Choosing a Car?

Rev Dr Malcolm Brown | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Rev Dr Malcolm Brown

How many Parliamentarians who will shortly debate the Falconer Bill on assisted suicide are people with wide enough life experience to empathise with those who see more choice as a threat and not a blessing? How many subscribers to the BMJ put themselves, day by day, into the shoes of people for whom consumer choice is someone else's luxury, even if their editor chooses to use his journalistic position to make a ruling on behalf of ethicists everywhere?

UK Edging Closer To Legalisation Of Cannabis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Cannabis use should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal act, leading doctors will hear. Delegates at the British Medical Association's ...

Vindicating Saturated Fat WON'T Reduce Heart Disease, But Here's What Will

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

An observational piece in last week's British Medical Journal had the media buzzing when cardiologist Aseem Malhotra lashed out at governments and the food industry as being culpable in wrongly demonising saturated fat consumption as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease

'End Of Week' Patients More Likely To Die

PA | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Patients who undergo pre-planned surgery are more likely to die if their operations are conducted at the end of the week, a new study suggests. Dea...

Big Pharma Harms Patients for Profit but Doctors Must Also Share the Blame

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of doctors in the NHS when I say I went into medicine to practice evidence based, not corporate-influenced medicine.

90% Of Doctors Would Opt For Starvation Death If Terminally Ill

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

Nine in 10 doctors claim they would be happy to effectively starve to death under a controversial end-of-life regime, if they were terminally ill. ...

Swine Flu Jab Given To Children 'May Cause Narcolepsy'

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

A swine flu jab which was given to hundreds of thousands of children carried an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy, research s...

Human Cost Of The Recession? Rise In Suicides Linked To Job Losses

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Suicides have been on the rise since the recession began in 2008, with the British Medical Journal reporting that economic woe could be to blame for m...

Does This Help The Symptoms Of Depression?

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has found there is no benefit. Research published in the British Medic...

Sparx 3D Computer Game Beats Teen Depression

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Tech

Playing a 3D computer game could be just as effective at treating young people with depression as face-to-face counselling, new research has suggested...

'Killing Newborn Babies No Different To Abortion' Say Oxford Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A medical journal has called for the acceptance of ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn baby), causing outrage among pro-life campaigners and...

We're Making Heart Attack Progress, But We Can't Stop Now

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

New heart statistics published this week are a welcome reminder of how far we've come in the past decade. Between 2002 and 2010, the proportion of people in the UK who die from a heart attack each year has more than halved.

It’s Official: Chocolate Is Good For You

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK

Eat a lot of chocolate over the bank holiday weekend? Well, according to a new study you could be reducing your risk of heart disease by a third. ...

Doctors Call For Action Over 'Worrying' Numbers Of Pregnancy Deaths

Posted 09.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Leading doctors are calling for action over the "worrying" number of women in the UK dying in pregnancy and shortly after deliver...

Allow Sale Of Kidneys For £28k, Says Researcher

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- People should be allowed to sell their kidneys for £28,000 to tackle a shortage of donors, a researcher has suggested. Sue Ra...